I'm attempting to play armchair starship designer, and I'm having trouble figuring out how to more quickly draw a LOT of small lines and orienting them so they "radiate" outward from a central point. Not actually coming from the point--they're farther out, but they're nodes/direction arrow in point-edit mode all point to that center. Hope I'm explaining this right. See photo below. I need to make the lines for the floor grates, but I don't want to have to make each one separately and orient it by hand--there's hundreds of them.I thought I could use the two-color pattern fill method, but none of the single lines radiate out from the central point. I also thought there was a way to simply draw all the lines anchored to the center point, and then somehow grab the nodes in point-edit mode in the center and draw them out so that then center moved out, shrinking the length of the lines from the center out without actually moving the entire grouping instead? No joy.
Here, you see how the floor grates on either side of the corridor are supposed to look, circled in red.And here, you see how I want them to orient. Note, I am using the scanned drawing I made on a locked layer to "trace" over. Is there a quicker way of accomplishing this?? Please help! This is the last piece I need to complete this.
I don't know your level of experience with CorelDRAW, so please take no offense if these seem like silly questions.
Are you aware that you can do the following?
When I look at that illustration, I see a lot of places where those things might come into play.
Thanks, Eskimo! I actually do know of those tools, I just have no idea how to use them or where to find them. I've been muddling about looking for answers, and when I see mention of that tool to rotate objects by specified angles, I only seem to find stuff for way older versions of CorelDraw on PC, not on Mac. Google and Bing are holding the answers to their chest, it seems. lol I would love to learn, though!
I have no experience with the MacOS version of CorelDRAW. In Windows, I would be using the Transformations docker (renamed to "Transform" in CorelDRAW 2019).
Another potential workflow you could use for the "radial lines" type of scenario you described would be to create the radial lines, group them, then use an Ellipse to Trim them. After doing that, you could ungroup them if you wished.
Something like this:
Oh, wow! Dammit! I have to go to work! lmao I can't wait to get back this afternoon and try this! Thank you! I'll let you know how it works and post results! Kudos to you, Eskimo!