Build Your CorelDRAW Files Efficiently

July 11, 2016

I was sent a CorelDRAW file that was really slow. There were a variety of reasons for the slowness, but there was one issue that repeated numerous times. Look at the two red dots below.

red-dots-600

If you look really closely, you might see a difference between them. But you would have to look closely. Each of the dots is less than 1/4 inch in diameter, so any difference would be lost if we weren’t zoomed in closely. Now let’s look at those dots in wireframe view.

red-dots-wireframe

The original dot, on the left, was built using a combination of a fountain fill blended to the main dot. I rebuilt the one on the right with only a fountain fill. In total, the original dot had 14 objects. The rebuild only had 2 objects. This isn’t a really big deal for just a single dot. But when it is repeated hundreds of times in a file, the difference can really add up!

So even when you are building a really simply file, use the most efficient method to do it so that you won’t run into problems when you do build more complex files.

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