CorelDRAW X8 issue

I’m having an issue exporting an image from CorelDRAW X8 and need some help. Every time I try to export the file to a jpg it smashes the radius on the corners. Hopefully someone out there can tell me what I’m doing wrong. Thank you in advance for your efforts!!!


Can I ask why are you exporting as a jpg?

Ok looking at it again I see you’re exporting as an svg. What are you viewing it in sometimes a viewer will squish things. what does it look like in the glowforge?

Higher quality image and we can’t take a CorelDraw file directly to the Glowforge. I also tried gif and png but had the same results.

That’s the preview from the CorelDraw export window. I did a test cut also on the Glowforge and the radius was smashed just like the preview shows.

Shoot I don’t know what to tell you. I’ve never had this problem and I use Corel all the time.

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Not a CD expert, but I believe you need to select that, right click and Convert to Curves before attempting to turn it into a JPG. (And that’s going to take a hell of a long time to engrave as opposed to scoring it…are you sure that’s what you want to do? Saving it as an SVG file should give you the option of Scoring instead of Engraving.)

One of the experts will likely be along shortly. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Don’t export. Do a Save As SVG you can drop it into the GFUI.

I keep the CDR and SVGs for all of my work. One advantage is all my text in CD is still text and my Save As option has the “convert text to curves” option selected so my SVGs are fully usable by the GF and I can still exit text as text in CD.

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Doing that just opens the export menu and the corners are still smashed.

Its a cut file, I’m not engraving it.

You’ve got a setting issue. Several of us are using X8 without that problem. We’ll need to figure out what is different with yours. Can you upload a CDR that exhibits the problem when you turn it into an SVG?

Project #1.cdr (10.4 KB)

It has been quite a while since I was using it but I recall that it was turning curves to a minimum number of straight edges from one to 8 or more at which time it was hard to see that it was 8 straight lines in a small 90 deg curve but easy to see if it was one to three, I think it was in general settings but I do not have it loaded on this machine.

converting the object to curves did the trick! Thank you everyone for you input and help!!!

An hour late and a dollar short…just got to this (was cutting gaskets for a local aerospace company that for some reason doesn’t own a laser :relaxed:).

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