I want to use Draw's scaling function but my brain goes fuzzy when I try to set up CorelDraw to do this.
I want to draw a board that's 2-inch by 4-inch by 8 feet so that when I measure its length by using the measurement function in Draw 12 I get 8 feet. I want to draw this on a sheet that's 11 inches wide by 8.56 inches high. How do I set up my scaling to obtain this?
double-click the ruler, click edit scale, choose 1:16
You are better off drawing 1:1 and then scaling the output to fit on the paper.
I agree with Hywell... I always design 1:1.
The only reason I've seen people want to work with scale is for easier printing of art for proofing purposes.
But... the dimensions of the final job as expressed in dimension lines are what I've found matter to me, my clients, and anyone else I've ever been involved with.
That's what I show on the proof sheet. Here's an video example from 2013 to explain my logic:
Drawing at 1:1 ...
I have several files that contain several pages each, all of which are upwards of 200 feet tall x 100 feet wide. That let's me draw my objects at actual size (for example a 2x4 piece of lumber, when I measure it in CD, measures 2 feet x 4 feet). And that works. So what do I need to do to print that on an 11x8.5 inch sheet of paper?
Skuddle said:(for example a 2x4 piece of lumber, when I measure it in CD, measures 2 feet x 4 feet).
Let's start with this: when I was a young lad, I was doing building maintenance. I learned the hard way that a 2x4 doesn't actually measure 2x4. Which I thought is crazy, but it's true:
So if you are laying out a project inside CorelDRAW, use dimensional sizes, not nominal.
Then, as shown in the video,
I made a video below for you using typical lumber: