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Copy object, resize exactly like original

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:08 pm
by grindergary
I am trying to find a way to copy an object that is not round or square, but keep it as the same as the original. I am trying to make it smaller so I can bridge it for adding in a name.

It is from a Maltese cross on the top section.
Edmonton Fire & Rescueclass146.pdf
They are asking to copy the shape where class is and bridge it and then put the letters in to whatever class it will go to.

Can anyone explain how to do this for future projects?

TIA

Gary

Re: Copy object, resize exactly like original

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:26 pm
by Stargazer
I opened your pdf in Corel and copied the "Class 146" portion and pasted it on a new page.

I then used the 3 point curve tool to create a new bottom arch to replace the arch that has Class 146 connected to it. Move the new arch out of the way for now.

Next I broke the old arc at the nodes on both the left and right sides of the arch and dropped down the arrange menu and selected "Break Apart".

Once broken apart I could select just the arch with Class 146 connected to it and delete it. With it deleted I moved the new arch into place.

With the new arch selected drop down the Arrange menu and select Convert to Curves to convert the arch to curves.

Now select both the box and the new arch and drop down the arrange menu and select Shaping to open the Join Curves feature.

Click on the Join Curves button and it should make both open ended objects 1 closed object that you can cut and paste back into the original design.

Now you add any class number you want using the text tool and simply use the weld feature to weld the letters into the box.

Hope this helps.

Re: Copy object, resize exactly like original

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:12 pm
by grindergary
Sorry for the delay, been super busy.
Thank you for that, it works great.

Gary

Re: Copy object, resize exactly like original

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 9:34 am
by Stargazer
grindergary wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:12 pm
Sorry for the delay, been super busy.
Thank you for that, it works great.

Gary
Awesome, glad that helped :Like