I build windows for historic properties and provide shop drawings for my clients. I've had Corel for years and it does a fine job with this task. However, I'm getting busier and I'd like to automate the task since the only difference between windows is the height and width or in other words the length of the stiles and rails. I'd like to find a program or add-on that will allow me to store the dims of the components (stiles, rails, sills etc.) then just plug in the unit height and width and have the drawing automatically generated. Is there a function in corel for this or is there an add-on you know of? Also, can anyone describe what I'm asking for - like parametric desgin or something cool like that?
Are you using the MacOS version of CorelDRAW?
Nope, PC. Does it matter? Can you tell me what I'm asking for? I don't have the words to express it.
You posted this in the "CorelDRAW 2019 Store Edition for Mac" forum.
I am familiar with some aspects of automation in CorelDRAW on Windows, but not on MacOS, and I didn't want to offer an answer that would not apply to your situation. Everything I write for CorelDRAW, for example, is done using Visual Basic for Applications - and so doesn't apply to the MacOS version.
I think I have a pretty good idea of what you are asking for. I imagine something where you would have a diagram for a particular style of window, with some user interface for specifying the values to use for certain dimensions.You specify the values, and CorelDRAW would create content based on those values.
As an example of something that works that way, see this: #27 - Macro - "Windowpaner".
I'm not offering that as a solution to your specific need; just as an example of something that creates CorelDRAW content "from the numbers".
PDF attachments work, but the forum software doesn't accept .CDR files. You could put it in a .ZIP file, or you could put it somewhere online and share a link.
If you were discussing this as an automation project with someone, I think that part of it would be you coming up with a complete list of all the parameters needed to define the drawing, and a diagram showing where all of those parameters come into play in the drawing.
There is a Developer area here on this site. On occasion, I have seen people posting in the discussion area there looking for someone to do coding.