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01-26-2005, 07:47 AM
I am new to CorelDraw 12.My background is mainly in CAD software (http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=992165&page=1#) (AutoCAD & AlphaCAM).My question is:How do I fill an imported DXF or DWG file.For instance I import a DXF file with a few odd shaped items (like a puzzle piece or similar).What are the steps, if any, to fill the puzzle piece?Do I have to group, close path, or etc.I can group each individual item and change the color of the outline but not the interior area.Any help would be greatly appreciated!
01-27-2005, 06:37 AM
Most likely your curves are not closed, and therefor you can not apply a fill to it. Zoom in, select the object and go into 'node mode' (The icon right under the regular selection arrow) and check for any open nodes in the curve. You can edit the nodes and bring the open ones to lay over each other and then select the tool for 'close curve' in the top tool bar. Now you should be able to apply any fill to it with the fill tools.
Hope that helped, have a great day,
01-28-2005, 03:40 AM
I don't use corel but in Illustrator the dxf has to be saved with all shapes as polylines (closed like noddy is saying). Try exporting from Autocad as a polyline .dxf.
PD is a grande format digital print dude. His advice/opinions may not apply to the 4color/offset/web world of printing
01-31-2005, 08:04 AM
Thanks to everyone for the great information you have provided. It has helped me greatly.
01-31-2005, 09:29 PM
Fill imported DXF DWG Object
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