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    I am looking for transform tool that I use quite a lot in CorelDraw, I use it to make copy of objects with angle, like minute marker on watch face. What is the equivalent tool in Xara? I read the manual but cannot find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flim View Post
    I am looking for transform tool that I use quite a lot in CorelDraw, I use it to make copy of objects with angle, like minute marker on watch face. What is the equivalent tool in Xara? I read the manual but cannot find it.
    Set up your minute marker at 12 o'clock.
    Clone and place at 6 o'clock.
    Group.
    Clone and rotate 60.
    Repeat another 29 times.
    Ungroup all or Group.

    Create a 60-point star.
    Rotate 30.

    There will be other methods.

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    Default Re: Transform tool

    Xara does not have this. I think what you are looking for is a repeat last step command, Ctrl R I think it was. So if you rotated a tick mark 2 degrees you can press Ctrl R and it will continue to repeat the last action. Is this correct?

    We have asked for this since I switched from CorelDRAW. But no luck.
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    Create a Scatter Brush of a minute shape and apply the Brush to a Circle.

    Adjust the Line width or Edit Brush > Spacing to fit.

    Convert Line to Shapes and Ungroup.

    Xara-Second(s) to None.xar

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: Transform tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    Create a Scatter Brush of a minute shape and apply the Brush to a Circle.

    Adjust the Line width or Edit Brush > Spacing to fit.

    Convert Line to Shapes and Ungroup.

    Xara-Second(s) to None.xar

    Acorn
    Thanks. I think the transform tool is a must, even Inkscape has similar tool long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flim View Post
    Thanks. I think the transform tool is a must, even Inkscape has similar tool long time ago.
    I don't object to the aspiration. I try and make do with what I have. I can jump in and out of a CAD program or Inkscape as needed.
    Asking for a thing is difficult unless you can define all its expected User Stories.

    I was just showing how creative you can be within the Xara Desktop.

    These questions always spark interest, solution and discussion, all of which I am looking forward to.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

 

 

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