Import Corel 2d file scale problems - New User!

 From:  Michael Gibson
1876.3 In reply to 1876.2 
Hi Denny, sorry what I wrote above was not correct, that setting your unit system part applies to writing out an AI file, not reading one in.

Currently when MoI opens an AI file it scales it by 1/20 from the original native unit system in the file (which in AI is in "points", 1 point = 1/72 of an inch) to get numbers of a kind of reasonable size.

Right now you will need to scale the imported curves to get them the correct size - they need to scale up by 20 and then down by 1/72, so I think the scale factor you need is 20/72 = 0.2777777777

So to apply that scale factor, select all your curves, then run the Transform/Scale command.

The first prompt will say "Pick origin point" - this lets you define the point around which the scaling takes place. Type in 0 <enter> to specify the 0,0,0 origin point.

Then at the next prompt, type in 0.2777777777 for the scale factor and push enter and I think that should get your curves at the right scale. If you're using the v2 beta, you can type in 20/72 at that prompt and it will do the division for you.

Anyway, I would like to tune this up in v2 so that the stuff was at the expected scale automatically, I just haven't had anyone send me stuff for testing to make this work like that yet.

- Michael