I have a file that I drew using version 12. The file's paper size is 100 feet wide which depicts my property lot size.
The file contains (among other items) a fence that I drew on a 1:1 scale. I drew the pickets to be 5.5 inches wide by 6 feet tall.
Now I would like to reduce the paper size to 8.5 X 11 but retain the sizes of the wood that I drew. For example:
After reducing the paper size, if I select a picket, the displayed width of a picket that I drew (i.e, that's shown in the bottom left of the Corel screen) should still read 5.5".
The manual is not too clear on how I can do this. Can somebody please help me?
The way you're describing no. Maybe you've named the pickets including dimensions? You could do it that way. You'd have to replace all your pickets with the newly named one though.
Now if you've included dimensions into your design then, yes, it can be done.
You can set a document to have a "scale". In the versions of CorelDRAW that I have available - X7 and newer - that is found in the "Rulers" section of the document properties.
Since your content is already drawn at real-world size - not at a scale - you would also need to scale all objects down accordingly (e.g., select everything, then scale it all down in one operation) in order for CorelDRAW to correctly report their sizes.
As an example, if you started with an 8.5 x 11 page, and then set the scale to 1/16" = 1', then CorelDRAW would show the page size as 1,632" x 2,112". If you scaled down all of your content by a factor of 1/192, then CorelDRAW would correctly report the real-world sizes of objects.
Internally to CorelDRAW, your 5.5" wide picket would be only 0.083" wide - but CorelDRAW would report it as being 5.5" wide. If you applied a dimension to it, it would show it as 5.5" wide.
Skuddle said:The file's paper size is 100 feet wide which depicts my property lot size.
Let me guess, you're coming over from Illustrator.? Why define a page at all? Its not as though you'll find paper 100' wide (long maybe but not wide). So if your design is never going to be printed, draw at real world scale and know dimensions are correct. Then if you really want to print to a piece of paper Save As and manipulate the page size and Scaling.
No, not coming from Illustrator. Coming from Corel drawings that I created several years ago on a Vista computer.
In December 2022 I was finally able to scale my drawings so I could draw objects on an 8.5x11 inch paper and print the drawing on 8.5x11 inch paper.
If I want to draw something and then when I use the Dimension tool to measure it, have the dimensions indicate the actual size (fences, floor plans, walls, yards etc.) I can. Now, using the 8.5x11 inch paper I can easily draw a fence picket with a size of 5.5 inches x 6 feet and when I measure the picket using the Dimension tool it will read 5.5 inches x 72 inches.
Can't recall right now exactly what I did to achieve that (computer is at a remote location) but it only took a few seconds.
I'm saving this entire thread for future reference just in case I need it, and I want to thank everyone for their suggestions and thoughts!