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Printing / exporting graphics

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Hi guys,
been a while since I've been on the group, glad to see some regulars are
still around!

I've got an app that outputs a scale model plan to a printer, printing to a
lettersize or a4 sheet of paper. The output is exactly to scale, and if cut
and assembled will produce a miniature version of the drawn object.

The program is very stable and I rarely get support calls from my users,
however I DO get a lot of folks who've downloaded the trial and want to know
if it can output to some kind of automated cutter or slitter. The usual
question is can the drawing be imported into Coreldraw! which apparently has
a driver for this guy's profile cutter. I think most of the cutters can be
driven by Corel.

Any thoughts on how to get my output, which is all pure vb and printer
object (no prob switching over to API for routines, onscreen 3d model
already coded w/API) into (ideally) a corel-importable form? Would the first
step be to draw a metafile on a dc? Anyone know of any good code for that?

I've asked this question before in various forms, but not in a long while -
today I got someone from eastern Europe who asked if the drawing could
interface with "printing out instruction for the slitter printer operator
from DB , Excel etc"

Not sure how a DB or excel could drive a slitter directly, but it occurred
to me that maybe excel or access could export something that could? I think
I can write from my app to access or excel without too much trouble.

Anyway, appreciate any tips, ideas, pitfalls, snippets or strategies.

all the best,
Larry
Nov 21 '06 #1
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There where some similar post on this subject, sample metadata code,
templates in Coreldraw in
comp.lang.visual.basic.misc recently lest 2 months at a guess
I am not sure if they where both in the same thread if not around the same
time.
so a search or a post there may help you.
Mike Williams responded if I remember correct,
Regards Geoff

"Larry L" <al*****@nospam.telus.netwrote in message
news:8Fr8h.7363$rB6.417@clgrps13...
Hi guys,
been a while since I've been on the group, glad to see some regulars are
still around!

I've got an app that outputs a scale model plan to a printer, printing to
a
lettersize or a4 sheet of paper. The output is exactly to scale, and if
cut
and assembled will produce a miniature version of the drawn object.

The program is very stable and I rarely get support calls from my users,
however I DO get a lot of folks who've downloaded the trial and want to
know
if it can output to some kind of automated cutter or slitter. The usual
question is can the drawing be imported into Coreldraw! which apparently
has
a driver for this guy's profile cutter. I think most of the cutters can be
driven by Corel.

Any thoughts on how to get my output, which is all pure vb and printer
object (no prob switching over to API for routines, onscreen 3d model
already coded w/API) into (ideally) a corel-importable form? Would the
first
step be to draw a metafile on a dc? Anyone know of any good code for that?

I've asked this question before in various forms, but not in a long
while -
today I got someone from eastern Europe who asked if the drawing could
interface with "printing out instruction for the slitter printer operator
from DB , Excel etc"

Not sure how a DB or excel could drive a slitter directly, but it occurred
to me that maybe excel or access could export something that could? I
think
I can write from my app to access or excel without too much trouble.

Anyway, appreciate any tips, ideas, pitfalls, snippets or strategies.

all the best,
Larry


Nov 25 '06 #2

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Thanks a lot Geoff, will check it out.

"Geoff" <No****@No.comwrote in message
news:45**********************@news.zen.co.uk...
There where some similar post on this subject, sample metadata code,
templates in Coreldraw in
comp.lang.visual.basic.misc recently lest 2 months at a guess
I am not sure if they where both in the same thread if not around the same
time.
so a search or a post there may help you.
Mike Williams responded if I remember correct,
Regards Geoff

"Larry L" <al*****@nospam.telus.netwrote in message
news:8Fr8h.7363$rB6.417@clgrps13...
Hi guys,
been a while since I've been on the group, glad to see some regulars are
still around!

I've got an app that outputs a scale model plan to a printer, printing
to
a
lettersize or a4 sheet of paper. The output is exactly to scale, and if
cut
and assembled will produce a miniature version of the drawn object.

The program is very stable and I rarely get support calls from my users,
however I DO get a lot of folks who've downloaded the trial and want to
know
if it can output to some kind of automated cutter or slitter. The usual
question is can the drawing be imported into Coreldraw! which apparently
has
a driver for this guy's profile cutter. I think most of the cutters can
be
driven by Corel.

Any thoughts on how to get my output, which is all pure vb and printer
object (no prob switching over to API for routines, onscreen 3d model
already coded w/API) into (ideally) a corel-importable form? Would the
first
step be to draw a metafile on a dc? Anyone know of any good code for
that?

I've asked this question before in various forms, but not in a long
while -
today I got someone from eastern Europe who asked if the drawing could
interface with "printing out instruction for the slitter printer
operator
from DB , Excel etc"

Not sure how a DB or excel could drive a slitter directly, but it
occurred
to me that maybe excel or access could export something that could? I
think
I can write from my app to access or excel without too much trouble.

Anyway, appreciate any tips, ideas, pitfalls, snippets or strategies.

all the best,
Larry


Nov 26 '06 #3

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