We produce labels and machined parts that may have a number of different operations associated.
Step 1 digital print
Step 2 emboss or machine away a portion of the printed substrate
Step 3 die cut completed item.
Our parts necessarily have multiple layers associated with them, generally one layer for each process.
The object docker in Corel 21.0 (2019) does not show the visible, printable, and locked icons if they have not been selected, see object docker snippet below.
Layer named "ICONS NOT DISPLAYED" is currently printable, visible, and unlocked. If our operators hover over the area the icons pop up.
Layer name "ICONS DISPLAYED" is currently not printable or visible and is locked. The icons persist.
Question: Is there any way to make the icons persist in all cases? Locked or unlocked, visible or invisible, printable or not printable.
Thank you in advance.
I am not aware of any way to force the other states to be visible, as they were in previous versions of CorelDRAW.
I think they are working from the logic that only the "negative" states are shown:
If the state is "positive" (Visible, Printable, Editable), then nothing is shown.
This is another reason I refuse to use this useless software (besides it being x10 slower and prone to crashing). I am used to just glancing at my object manager and seeing what state anything is in there. Now I have to hover over it physically with my mouse. Who's brilliant idea was this to limit the usability of the only clear advantage Corel has over Illustrator? Also, you cannot clearly see what is active, what's a group, what's a powerclip... Yes, ok, I could probably get used to the new way of doing things, but why fix something that was never broken?? All the items on this new object manager looks the same to my busy untrained eye. I'll stick to Corel X7/X8 till I cannot use it for anything anymore.
Thank you for the reply. It would be able to turn persistence on or off. In our production environment the software is working well so far. The docker is a little bit more easily navigated by pushing the slider all the way to the right (bigger icons).