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    Default Coreldraw and problem converting an image into DXF

    Hello, as a Xara user I'm quite new to Coreldraw and started using it for my new lasercutter. I managed a few times to successfully convert an image into a good DXF file, but with this one and many hours later it just doesn't work. Also don't understand why it freezes my pc, which never happens.

    With this image I like to create little wooden clothing tags, the black part engraved and an outline to cut. With the DXF files I created so far the engraving part stays invisible for my laser software and I really can't figure out why. The comnversion doesn't work.

    Any help is appreciated.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Coreldraw and problem converting an image into DXF

    I don't think there are too many Corel Draw users left here. You might do better with the Corel Draw Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/coreldrawgraphicssuite

    That said, looking at your image, I see lots of rough edges. I wonder if you would have better luck if you used Corel's drawing tools to recreate the image as simple shapes.

    I did a trace in Vector Graphics, though Corel has a pretty good trace too, which might also be a way to go. The image in the PDF is vector and you can edit this if you want to simplify the design's outline.
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    Default Re: Coreldraw and problem converting an image into DXF

    that is not a good image to trace, far too loose and dirty to trace cleanly enough, this may well be the reason for your issue, as gary has mentioned
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    Default Re: Coreldraw and problem converting an image into DXF

    Yes, I agree it's far to dirty.

    Here's a cleaner version, how does this one work?
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    Default Re: Coreldraw and problem converting an image into DXF

    Egg - The member is using CorelDRAW which I don't think can open a XAR file. Can you export this as PDF?
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    Default Re: Coreldraw and problem converting an image into DXF

    His opening statement says "as a Xara user I'm quite new to Coreldraw", so he probably can open a XAR.
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    Default Re: Coreldraw and problem converting an image into DXF

    Yes, I believe he's saving as .dxf from Xara.
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    Default Re: Coreldraw and problem converting an image into DXF

    Often, one of the XAR to CMX export options open fine in CD. I believe it is the older of the two export filters.

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    Default Re: Coreldraw and problem converting an image into DXF

    Thanks Keith, I missed that.

    Egg, that's a great job. My point in posting the scan was it would save some trouble tracing everything by hand. The vector image can still be simplified.
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    Default Re: Coreldraw and problem converting an image into DXF

    Heello there,

    Oh thank you very much!

    Nice, I'am going to play with that.

    Will update later. Thanks for all feedback.

 

 

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