Editting a CRV file

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Editting a CRV file

Postby Rusty » Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:14 am

Hi All:
I sure wish VCarve had some serious vector editting tools.
Here's my challenge.
I have a CRV file gotten from one of many free files off this forum (thanks) that I need to edit & modify but can not seem to find a good way to do this. Tried exporting the file as EPS & opening it in CorelDraw, but no luck.
Would appreciate any ideas/directions.
Thanks.
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Postby Phil » Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:29 am

Have you tried exporting as an AI file and importing into Corel?
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Postby Tony Mac » Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:31 am

Hi Rusty,

In Corel Draw use the option Import PS, PRN, EPS Postscript Interpreted

That should get you going.

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Postby Rusty » Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:22 am

Tony:
That worked, got it into CorelDraw.
Is this the right format to do editing/modifying of the picture?
I can select objects & delete them but how to I cut lines, delete the areas I don't want then tie in new lines & objects?
Thanks.
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Postby CRFultz » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:43 am

MJR wrote:Tony:
That worked, got it into CorelDraw.
Is this the right format to do editing/modifying of the picture?
I can select objects & delete them but how to I cut lines, delete the areas I don't want then tie in new lines & objects?
Thanks.
Rusty


Rusty, VCP will allow you to edit the way you speak of...I take it you need more then that for your file.

right click on the span, insert a point, cut the vector, then delete the span then close the vector...

I've haven't node edited in Corel...is it easier? I'll have to give it a shot..
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Postby Rusty » Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:48 am

CRFultz:
CorelDraw is not very user freindly as well. It would be nice if VCarve could edit more like a drafting program. The CRV file I am trying to edit has very thick lines so when I try to put it in TurboCad if appears that there is a whole lot of closed polylines making up the thick lines. Very confused.
Is there a way to go over or trace that CRV file so it would be only single lines/vectors, then delete the existing mumbo jumbo.
Is there any tutorials dealing with free-hand drawing & editing of vectors?
Thanks all.
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Postby CRFultz » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:13 am

MJR wrote:CRFultz:
CorelDraw is not very user freindly as well. It would be nice if VCarve could edit more like a drafting program. The CRV file I am trying to edit has very thick lines so when I try to put it in TurboCad if appears that there is a whole lot of closed polylines making up the thick lines. Very confused.
Is there a way to go over or trace that CRV file so it would be only single lines/vectors, then delete the existing mumbo jumbo.
Is there any tutorials dealing with free-hand drawing & editing of vectors?
Thanks all.
Rusty


have you tried centerline trace in corel...you can reduce the number of nodes in the settings

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