Corel Draw Functions

The information related to using Corel Draw contained in this section was written in 2002 for use with systems before Torchmate CAD was introduced.  This information is relevant for customers who purchased tables at that time.

Importing Images From Other Programs

Create shape in your favorite CAD program.  Here, AutoCAD 14 has been used. Export the image in dxf file format in a folder where you can find it later.

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Scanning an Image in CorelDraw into Vector Format

While the Torchmate CAD Module is vastly superior for converting scanned images for cutting, it is possible to do it in CorelDraw.

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Scaling in CorelDraw for Kerf Compensation

Always make your paper size in CorelDraw twice as long and twice as wide as your table's cutting capacity.  When you draw or import shapes into Corel, you want to postion them in the upper right quadrant of the screen.

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Changing the Cut Sequence in CorelDraw

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Setting the Direction of Cut in CorelDraw

It is important to be able to control the direction the torch travels when cutting shapes due to the nature of the plasma-arc process.

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Duplicating, Rotating, and Nesting Shapes in CorelDraw

Shapes can be duplicated, rotated, and nested together in CorelDraw to achieve the fullest and most economical use of the material being cut.  If an entire 4' x 8' plate is to be used to cut many small parts, it is possible to duplicate and nest groups of already nested parts.

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