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?
You are better off drawing 1:1 and then scaling the output to fit on the paper.
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:
Thank you for taking the time to make the video. I appreciate it!