Creating line patterns from welding shapes

Written by Jeff Harrison
July 2, 2010

A user asked in the public forum:

“I need to set up box joints to vector cut. Is there a way to tell corel x5 that I want a line 1 inch down, then 1 inch to the left, then 1 inch down, then one inch to the right  then 1 inch down and so on?”

I offered the idea that he could weld rectangles together.. esp. if an outside line was needed as shown below to create a complete piece.

Note: I normally only press W to weld, I never take this long menu route (I set this up in my options.)

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Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular MacroMonster.com site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at coreldraw.com.

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