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    Corel trimming question

    In the attached image I have a square I want to remove 2 small sections so the item stays in the main board.
    trim.jpg So is there an easy way to accomplish this task? I tried as shown but nothing gave the outcome I need.

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    Craig

    Is this what you mean. Use "virtual segment delete".

    virtual segment delete.cdr
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    Yes. Like Mike said. Select the Virtual Segment Delete Tool from your Toolbox bar. Then move the knife to inside the narrow rectangles until it's vertical and then click once. It should then remove part of the square that is inside the rectangle.
    I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and I think, "Well, thatís not going to happen."

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    Another way,
    Select all
    Arrange
    Shaping
    Back minus front

    Howard Garner

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    Back minus front will not work. It will create u-shaped lines around the rectangles instead of leave a gap where the rectangles were.
    I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and I think, "Well, thatís not going to happen."

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    I worked on the sample posted. Because it was a line and not a rectangle.

    Agree on if it was a rectangle.
    Howard Garner

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    back-front etc doesn't work for me either, Corel or Gravostyle. Engineers forget we need stencil cuts once in awhile!

    this is what I get--

    b-m.jpg

    - to open the closed lines you have to cut them where they were welded. And that 'virtual cut' tool works great for that!


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    no as in the second image on the pic I want those areas removed.
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    That is a simple shape that you can draw with a freehand or polyline tool. Draw one side than duplicate with offset you need than mirror it.
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    Draw the large box then the two small ones. Then back minus front.
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    Works if the square is drawn with lines, does not when the square is drawn with the rectangle tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Garner View Post
    Works if the square is drawn with lines, does not when the square is drawn with the rectangle tool.

    Howard Garner
    What if you break it apart using ctrl-K? That should revert it to its component objects and is no longer a rectangle.
    I have done so much with so little for so long, that I can do almost anything with practically nothing...

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    Ctl-K does not break a rectangle down to 4 lines (ver X6)

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    Use the rect. tool and make a large box; then make a small rectangle and duplicate it positioning where you want them then use back minus front. It works.
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    nothing I've tried works to get me the desired result:
    F-B.jpg
    --which is, to cut away the rectangles AND leave an open "stencil" cut, as shown. Doesn't happen, Corel ALWAYS closes the opens, as shown in my graphic.
    I've also tried every variation of grouping, combining, double and triple segments, hand-drawing line by line- doesn't matter, never works.
    Can't find any help in the 'help' section or options.

    The only way to get the desired result is to cut out the opens after the fact.


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