F Series - Layer Info Lost When Importing From PLM Packlib into CorelDRAW

Modified on Wed, 22 May 2024 at 06:13 PM

In case the layer info is gone and only colors are available in Coreldraw when you import a job, than it is advised to use DXF format in PackLib during the export. 


1) You would only export to use the design in Corel or Illustrator when you want to edit the box (e.g. placing graphics on the box, editing the creasing or cutting lines, placing markers around the job...). When no editing is needed, then use the Export button "Summa" to export the job to OXF format that can be used in GoProduce or SummaFlex:

2) Other formats to export:

AI format should be used for Illustrator

PDF format will not embed the layer info as it is PDF format 1.4

3) Other solution (not recommended):
The other solution would be that you import jobs by separating the color. This can be done in GoProduce, however we do not recommend working this way as it can give problems with specific colors not matching or markers not being recognized. See solution link below: 


To do export the design in PackLib to DXF format, proceed as follows:

1) Select the Export button - Select DXF

2) New Window will open to save the DXF file

3) Select CorelDRAW and press OK (this will only be displayed ones, software will remember what program you want to use for future DXF exports)

4) CorelDRAW will open, change settings when needed (Units: Metric - Scaling: 1:1)

5) Now layer info will be available.

6) These layer names you will have to change to "Methods" used in GoProduce or to Tools when you would use if for SummaFlex.

7) Now you can add a Print layer (Named it here Graphic) to add the Design graphics and a Regmark layer by using the Plugin or other manipulations if needed. It is advised to add the regmarks as last layer to avoid you scale the markers by accident.


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