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# CorelDraw 2017 basic setup for simple project

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I wish to have a drawing that I can print out on two 8.5 x 11.0 inches and have them taped together to make one physical 8.5 x 22.0 inches. This drawing will be the basis for assembling an electrical wiring harness that will fit the project pre assembled and without a hassle.

The size of the end project is just fine at 8.5 x 22" but I wish to use the dimensional tool to illustrate in INCHES the various lengths. The actual length of the project is around 50 feet. I don't want a 50 foot blueprint obviously.How do I accomplish this so that the actual printout is the size I want BUT the dimensions show as inches or feet and inches or any unit that I know are representing inches?

My problem is trying to determine how to depict dimensions that are a great deal smaller than the actual printout will be. So, basically I need to know how to indicate to Corel the size of the drawing, the units I should use and really basic type questions. I obviously am far from proficient in Corel but simply do not have the time to learn Corel for this single mini project.

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IT Consultant

Commented:
Don't really think I understood your question. To change the units, see below:

HTH,
Dan
IT Consultant

Commented:
BTW, you work with vectorial data in CorelDraw. That means it's infinitely (in theory) scalable.

So you can do the design at 1:100 scale, for ex, and it will look fine in print.
RESEARCHER

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Dan, I have attached a diagram that indicates what I need. After all this is complete the first thing I will do in "spare time" is to learn Coreldraw properly. Hope the diagram  helps.
mock-concrete-slabs.jpg
RESEARCHER

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I cannot respond until tomorrow mid day. Thanks Dan!!
IT Consultant
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>>Hope the diagram  helps.

Not really :) No one is stopping you from drawing at a 1:1 scale and use the dimension tool to show the measurements.

Then, when you print on paper, just use Print->Layout->fit to page.
RESEARCHER

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Thanks so much for your in depth explanation. All is well now. I appreciate you!