Inkspace don't show distance correctly when opening CorelDRAW dcr files

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soheil_sabz
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Inkspace don't show distance correctly when opening CorelDRAW dcr files

Postby soheil_sabz » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:04 pm

I need to open some CorelDRAW cdr files like this one:

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As you can see the height of the selected object shown 72.466 mm, but the actual object must be almost 100 mm. Dividing 100/72.466 it could be 1.3, so I guess the page size is not A4 and must be US Legal Portrait with 355 mm height with 1.2 multiplying A$ height to became US Legal A4 Height (297 mm)X1.2= US legal height (355).

So I tried to change the page size from File > Document Properties but only the border line size changed. I guess I need to change the scale part of Document Properties shown blow:

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So i want to know anybody have this experiment with inkspace and CorelDRAW and mismatching distance over CDR files and how it must be solved? am i right?


stack-exchange link of this question:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1168326/inkscape-doesnt-show-distance-correctly-when-opening-coreldraw-cdr-files

Moini
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Re: Inkspace don't show distance correctly when opening CorelDRAW dcr files

Postby Moini » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:59 am

(the Ubuntu community is a bit peculiar... the reason why they decline this is because theme suggests you're using Linux Mint? Not because this is a problem in a third-party software, in combination with another, third-party proprietary software?...)

Anyway, I think this is related to different resolutions. Inkscape uses 96 dpi, and maybe Corel uses 72 dpi?

To fix the file, you will first have to get the exact factor by which it is off. Then you can either resize the content (recommended, use Object > Transform > Scale: enter factor) or change the scale factor accordingly.
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