- I'm exporting some GIS data out of my GIS and into an .AI export. It contains a roads data layer. When I do this the road centerlines as well as sides get exported and they are for the most part on top of each other. I need to be able to reduce the huge file size by eliminating the duplicates. In my lasing software there is a tool to remove overlapping lines and an offset that I can say within .1mm or whatever. Very useful. If I can do this in CorelDraw 2020 it would be much better as the file size will decrease dramatically. These are lines, not shapes. Illustrator does not do this and no plugins exist to remove them as far as I've found. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
GIS Scientist - Cartographer
I've seen a macro for this out there.
In the content that you can get into CorelDRAW, are there any properties that might be used to distinguish the "side" lines from the centerline? Color, line width, etc? Closed shapes vs. open curves?
It might help if you could share a representative CorelDRAW file that others could examine. if it's a large file, the easiest way is to put the file somewhere online and share a link.
Hi Myron, I saw one from 8 years ago but wasn't sure if CD2020 would work, I think it was x4. If you have a link or know it works that would be great.
tried to post an image but it didn't seem to go through
animapper said:tried to post an image but it didn't seem to go through
If you are trying to figure out CorelDRAW tools, techniques, or macros to attack a problem, then showing an image is going to be of limited utility.
Sharing a representative CorelDRAW file would be the best way to do that.
The forum software will not allow a CorelDRAW file to be uploaded, but you could put it in a .ZIP archive and upload it, if the resulting file is not too large (I don't recall the limits). As I wrote before, putting the file somewhere online and sharing a link is a common way to share such files.