If you create an object in CorelDraw that is 5 x 5 inches. Then add a huge outline to it, the measurement still reads 5 x 5. In Illustrator there's a preference to measure just the main object, or to include the outlines in the measurement and control handles. Does CorelDraw have the same setting?
In Object Properties tab you can select three options for outlines:
I think third option (Inside outline) results what you want.
Like This. Selection includes outlines.
Then you can "Convert outline to Object". Although, once converted, it stays converted. However, basically you can achieve the desired result.
In essence no, thats something you cannot do in Draw. The outline is not accounted for in object dimensions. Indeed this leads to other undesirable consequences like the outline not being taking into account when Smart Filling or snap or trim/weld etc, you have to convert outline to object before it can be taken into account.
KuttyJoe said:I mentioned it in my comment above. Affinity Designer behaves exactly like CorelDraw.