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In order to scale the boxes I make, I decided to go through the (somewhat painful) growth from 2D to 3D drawing.

I'd been importing Boxmaker pdf files to CorelDraw 5 and tweaking the files a bit to make the files ready for laser cutting.

I want to modify a few basic parameters to enable changing materials, while using the same part drawing.

I took some time at TechShop in San Jose to learn how to get my files from Autodesk Inventor 2013 to CorelDraw 5.

I saw this Instructable, but did not get the same results.  It appears there are some changes between saving from Inventor 2013 to CorelDraw 6 instead of CorelDraw 5.


Step 1: Export the Sketch

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While in 2D Sketch Mode in Inventor 2013, go to the Browser and right-click the sketch icon.

This generates a pop-up menu, allowing you to export the sketch.

Select the Export Sketch As option
 
togo1919 (author) 2 years ago
Howdy.

There's another Instructabus somewhere on this site that talks about Corel x6. I tried those instructions and it did not work in the environment I use. Maybe do a search on Corel to find that one.
Have you tried this with Corel X6? Doesn't seem to work on my end.