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 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.
One could use a macro for this. You could add the result to the title bar as I have done for other info (see image below). The actual outline before converting to object is only the centermost point the outer part is nothing more than a visual for print if you wanted to cut the outermost point you would have to convert it to object but like stated once done you can't go back. I try to avoid outlines altogether if possible. Use contour instead.
Basically the macro would measure the outline thickness then divide by 2. Could also set it to recognize what type of outline is present i.e. inside, outside or center then use different calculations for each.
any macro coders want to give it a shot?
KuttyJoe said:I mentioned it in my comment above. Affinity Designer behaves exactly like CorelDraw.