It's no secret that CorelDraw doesn't work well on SVG files. It is possible though to make the experience and the result better. So here are some tips and tricks on making SVGs work with CorelDraw.
SVG is vector file format that is compatible with all modern browsers -- it's part of the W3C standards. The usual application for creating and editing SVG files is InkScape, which is free and open source.
CorelDraw is a commercial, vector-based illustration program that has been around since 1989. CorelDraw is not the best vector-based application on the market. But it has been around for so long and is more affordable than the top-of-line applications, that it has become the defacto standard is the laser cutter world.
CorelDraw does have a hard time dealing SVGs. So it's best to prepare the SVG file in an SVG editor, like InkScape, as best you can before using the SVG with CorelDraw. Here are some ways to best prepare the SVG for CorelDraw:
CorelDraw 7 and 8 (the current versions of Home and Graphics Suite, respectively) are able to open SVGs without any filters.
So you can open the SVG file from the File pull-down menu in Corel. The default filter for the open command is All File Formats (*.*), so you'll be able to see SVG in the dialog box.
You can also import SVGs into existing CorelDraw files through the File pull-down menu. Another way to import it is to drag and drop the SVG onto CorelDraw.
By following the tips in this blog post, you should get the best results. Good luck!
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