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Angular Dimension OR Angle of Rotation for a Parallel Shape? IN X7

Please Help!!

Which tool should I Use in order to Make Correct ANGLES for my Parallel Shape? In X7

I tried to rotate the lines with the "Angle of Rotation" on the Property bar, and also tried the "Angular Dimension Tool" on the toolbar. But each shows me different dimensions...

How should I build this parallel shape?

can someone tell me step by step, please? I've never done a shape with angular degrees dimensions... 

Thank you.

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  • If the desired shape is a parallelogram, and the top/bottom lines are horizontal, then here is one way (of many ways) to create a line segment to use for the sides:

    1. Draw a horizontal line segment 5.5 cm long.

    2. Rotate it clockwise by whatever angle you want between the bottom and the right hand side. If you want the 148.4° shown in your sketch, that would mean entering -148.4° on the Property Bar.

  • In reply to Eskimo:

    I will comment that, if it is a parallelogram, then the two angles added together will be 180°. With 148.4°, the other angle would be 31.6°.
  • In reply to Mek:

    Thank you very much Mek, I've tested your tutorial step by step.
    But why is that so complecated to do a shape such as this?
    1) Why you 've subtracted (180-148,4)?
    2) Why draw a circle at 110mm?

    Why Corel doesn't not provide us with tools to automated this process? to have a tool and fill the appropriate information in the Boxes and then the program will create the shape for us, would Be much easier...

    I 've never thought of doing it in this way. or It never passed from my mind.

    Thank you very much.
  • In reply to Eskimo:

    Τhank you very much for this info. I didn't thought of that because I am not good at Maths. ;-)
  • In reply to Mek:

    ATTENTION: PLEASE HELP!!

    From the day I have opened your file in my CorelDraw X7, it causes me problems. When I draw Lines, it draws them in Blue Color Only. , it can not resize them now, or doesn't change the color of the objects. Is your file infected? Please help.

    Please helpppp!!!

  • In reply to corelX:

    Guideline could be rotated +31,6° in counter clockwise direction or 148,4° in clockwise direction

    Circle 110 mm define all points that have same distance to centre – 55 mm

    Agree too complicated way.

     

    1. draw horizontal line 55 mm

    2. rotate it –148,4°

    3. duplicate line

    4. move duplicated line (+110 on x value on property bar)

    5. draw horizontal lines

  • In reply to corelX:

    corelX

    ATTENTION: PLEASE HELP!!

    From the day I have opened your file in my CorelDraw X7, it causes me problems. When I draw Lines, it draws them in Blue Color Only. , it can not resize them now, or doesn't change the color of the objects. Is your file infected? Please help.

    Please helpppp!!!

    According with your description, maybe you're working on the "Guides" layer.. Open the Object manager (Tools/Object Manager) and select the Layer 1 of the current page.

  • In reply to corelX:

    corelX
    ]Why Corel doesn't not provide us with tools to automated this process? to have a tool and fill the appropriate information in the Boxes and then the program will create the shape for us, would Be much easier...



    It isn't very difficult to construct this sort of shape using the standard drawing tools provided in CorelDraw.

    I can create this parallelogram with the specified dimensions and angle, as a closed curve (so that it can be filled), and it takes less than 60 seconds to do so. I'm not particularly fast; I'm sure that there are others who could do it even more quickly.

    If I had to do this very frequently, then I would consider automating it with a macro.

  • In reply to corelX:

    corelX
    Why Corel doesn't not provide us with tools to automated this process? to have a tool and fill the appropriate information in the Boxes and then the program will create the shape for us, would Be much easier...

    First of all, you're using CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, it's a Graphic Design software, and it was made for this purpose. This is a very specific request, I never seen something similar on more than 20 years of use. Then, it's almost impossible to develop a tool for each specific situation. Anyway, if you need some precise tools, there're other options such as CorelDRAW Technical Suite or CorelCAD

  • In reply to Ariel:

    Hi Ariel. Thank you very much for your suggestion. Before I perform this with the Object Manager, I have run 2 Softwares to clean any Junk or malware that might have caused that on my PC. The Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) and Hitman Pro. And then I did your suggestion on the page Layer. and everything is Ok Now. THANK YOU VERY MUCH :-)

  • In reply to Eskimo:

    Eskimo, Thank you very much for your suggestion of how to create the shape. :-)
  • In reply to Mek:

    Ok thank you. But The very confusing thing here is that in the Property Bar the size of the 2 sides (55mm) of the "rotated horizontal lines does not remain as (55mm). CorelDraw changes these sizes of the Lines when they get rotated. They should fix this in my opinion.

  • In reply to corelX:

    corelX
    Ok thank you. But The very confusing thing here is that in the Property Bar the size of the 2 sides (55mm) of the "rotated horizontal lines does not remain as (55mm). CorelDraw changes these sizes of the Lines when they get rotated. They should fix this in my opinion.

    That can be confusing until one understands how CorelDraw is doing things.

    The dimensions shown in the Property Bar are for the "bounding box" - the smallest horizontal/vertical rectangle that contains the object.

    If you want to see the "unrotated" height and width of an object that is rotated, then you can use the Object Coordinates Docker.