Contour Generator
Pattern Generator
Function Editor
Tutorial

SecuriDesign for CorelDRAW/Corel DESIGNER

SecuriDesign is a set of macros for CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER that allow you to create various designs used frequently in security printing (on certificates, bank notes, documents, and so on). With SecuriDesign now it is very easy to create guilloche patterns right in CorelDRAW document. 

SecuriDesign contains three basic modules:

  • Contour Generator
  • Pattern Generator
  • Function Editor

Contour Generator is similar to the Contour effect in CorelDRAW with the exception of CorelDRAW's effect creating contour lines with constant offset from a control object. SecuriDesign uses harmonic functions to modulate the offset and thus easily generates base curves for various design elements such as rosettes shown in the logo above.

Pattern Generator is used to produce guilloche "fills" between two selected curves in CorelDRAW document. You need to have two curve shapes which are used as envelopes for the pattern. The resulting fill follows the path of both envelopes. You can use either the contour curves created by the Contour Generator or you can draw any curves using CorelDRAW's drawing tools. Pattern Generator allows to generate complex designs in one step.

Function Editor is used to create mathematical functions used by the above two modules when creating contours and patterns. You specify a function description as a set of Fourier coefficients or you can draw a function in CorelDRAW document and have the Function Editor to "digitize" the function and produce the coefficients automatically to best fit the representation you drew.

Function Editor is available directly from both Contour and Pattern Generator dialogs.

To use either Contour or Pattern Generator use SecuriDesign toolbar that was created when you installed SecuriDesign on your system:

Or you can launch either macro by going to Tools>Visual Basic>Play... dialog and choose "SecuriDesign (SecuriDesign.gms)" from "Macros in:" list. You will see the two macros in the "Macro Name:" list:

Select the macro you need and click "Run" button. The macro will be launched.

To continue, choose one of the following topics:


Download

Download SecuriDesign for the appropriate application by following one of the links below:

Application Version Download File Size
CorelDRAW X5 SecuriDesign15.zip 313K
X4 SecuriDesign14.zip 307K
X3 SecuriDesign13.zip 298K
12 SecuriDesign12.zip 413K
11 SecuriDesign11.zip 214K
10 SecuriDesign10.zip 379K
Corel DESIGNER 12 SecuriDesign12d.zip 435K
10 SecuriDesign10d.zip 213K

System Requirements

SecuriDesign for CorelDRAW 10:

This program requires CorelDRAW 10 Service Pack 1 (10.427) or later. Correct functioning under the original release of CorelDRAW 10 (10.410) is not guaranteed. This program will not run under earlier versions of CorelDRAW.

If you don't have the latest version of CorelDRAW 10, download the service pack from Corel's web site: http://www.corel.com/support/ftpsite/pub/coreldraw/draw10suite/index.htm

You have to have Visual Basic for Applications installed to run this program. VBA is not installed by default with CorelDRAW 10 Graphics suite. You need to do a custom installation and choose to install VBA. You can run the VBA install manually by running the vba6.msi installation package from \Corel\Graphics10\Config\Redist\VBA6 folder of the CorelDRAW 10 CD#1.

SecuriDesign for CorelDRAW 11/12/X3/X4/X5 and Corel DESIGNER 10/12:

A retail version of CorelDRAW or Corel DESIGNER is required.

You must ensure that Visual Basic for Applications is installed along with CorelDRAW/Corel DESIGNER.


Installation

Run the setup program and it should install all the files for you automatically. Make sure that you have VBA installed beforehand. The setup program also creates a new workspace that is automatically made active. You can revert to your previous workspace by just going to Tools>Options>Workspace in CorelDRAW and selecting the workspace that you want.


Registration

SecuriDesign for CorelDRAW 10/11/12/X3 and Corel DESIGNER 10/12 is a shareware product. It is fully functional in the downloadable version however it has an evaluation period of 14 days. You need to register the macros to continue using them. The registration fee is US$39.95.

The same registration number can be used to install SecuriDesign for all versions of CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER. However no two copies of the software could be used at the same time. Separate licenses must be purchased for different users.

Register SecuriDesign online:


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This page was last revised on 11/25/10.