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Packaging designers talk about relevant software application skills

packaging in the narrow sense refers to cartons, wooden frames, iron frames and containers, while packaging in the broad sense should also include the design of outer packaging. Packaging design is a seemingly simple but creative, patient and careful work. Through the work of product packaging design, a set of overall packaging solutions (CPS) is designed. The actual operation requires care, patience and certain work experience. Making good use of networks and various software will make the work more efficient and flexible

let's see the product packaging designer explain the application skills of relevant software

I. drawing management needs to be intelligent and efficient

in the process of packaging design, the management of packaging drawings of many customers is always involved. Because there are many customers, even the same customer unit may involve several product packaging schemes. In addition to printing them directly for filing, they are often stored in computers. How can we quickly locate a required drawing file? It is not efficient to use the system's own search program to search. In fact, you can easily create a simple drawing query system with Excel

there is usually a sequence according to the drawing. Enter the serial number in cell A1 and 1 in cell A2. Select cell A2, place the mouse on the lower right corner of the cell, and then the crosshairs appear. Press and hold the right mouse button, and drag down the air permeability. This technical indicator refers to the water vapor dispersion resistance. Move the mouse, and select fill in sequence in the pop-up shortcut menu to automatically fill in the serial number

next, enter the customer company name in cell B1. If it is the same company, to repeat the data in the previous row, you can directly use the left mouse button to select and drag down or press ctrl+d to repeat the entry. Of course, you can use data validity to make a drop-down list to select, so you can do it once and for all. After selecting column B, click data - validity on the menu bar, select the sequence in the conditions allowed in the data validity dialog box, enter the user unit data under the source, such as HP computer, Ford Motor, light industry electronics, separate the items with half width commas, ignore the blank value on the right and provide a drop-down arrow to check OK

tip: you can also directly call the prepared customer company worksheet data, and enter the cell where the data is located in the source. Warranty: 1-year warranty area, such as =$c$1:$c$10. This eliminates the need for manual input

then enter the drawing number in A3. A company is distinguished by a different code, and then enter some other packaging drawing file items. In this way, a drawing query machine can be made. If you need to find a drawing in the future, you can directly search by name or use data to automatically filter, then select user-defined, and set the filter conditions to search by number The customer unit name and drawing number segment can quickly find the required drawings

II. Intercommunication between various design softwares

when designing, in fact, various tool softwares have their own characteristics. For example, CAD is more suitable for drawing complex plane graphics, CorelDRAW is more suitable for drawing vector graphics, and finding the decisive factor that determines the performance and precision of the experimental machine is the key to improve the working efficiency and quality of the experimental machine, Photoshop is more suitable for image processing, etc. But these design software also have interoperability, so it is more efficient to use them in series. For example, the author is used to making structural drawings in CAD, because it is convenient and fast to mark. Then, after importing CAD structural drawings in CorelDRAW, the author continues to design the outer packaging layout

after making the structure drawing in CAD, the default saving format is DWG. To import it into CorelDRAW, you need to save the file as. Note that the file type is DXF, and then import it in CorelDRAW DXF file, please do not drag the mouse when importing, otherwise deformation will occur. Then you can proceed

in addition, when CAD or CorelDRAW is used as a packaging structure drawing or layout, a backup file with the same name will be automatically generated when saving the file. Many friends are used to deleting it or not saving the backup file. This is not a good habit. If the main file of the hard drawn drawing is damaged by viruses or other reasons, and you do not generate the backup file, you can wait and cry

if there is a backup file, change its name to open it. In addition, don't forget to convert the object into a curve in CorelDRAW (press ctrl+q after selecting the object) after making the packaging layout to the customer for confirmation, and before sending it to the plate making company for printing or film production. Otherwise, part of the content will not be displayed because the corresponding design font is not installed on the other computer

tips: for complex packaging structure design, it is a little cumbersome to carry out in CAD or CorelDRAW. It is necessary to skillfully operate the packaging structure design software artioscad. Although it is a little difficult to use the English interface, once you start it, you will get twice the result with half the effort

III. It is easier to synchronize drawings and data

although the company has deployed OA and independent servers, it has adopted an isolated policy for the design department, and only equipped the design department with an ordinary PC for backup files. Of course, the boss is also for the purpose of keeping secrets, not allowing other departments to access and making it easy for him to view the drawings. Finding a way to quickly synchronize data between the local computer and the exclusive backup computer can effectively improve work efficiency. I finally chose allway sync (click download)

allway sync is a multi language version. Select Chinese (Simplified) under the language menu to switch the interface to simplified Chinese. You can see that the interface is unusually fresh. By default, a new job1 synchronization group tab has been created for you. You can also create multiple synchronization task groups as needed (similar to multiple tabs in the browser). Press ctrl+n to create a new synchronization group. Click browse on the left to locate the directory of the local drawing files to be synchronized

select the synchronization location as the network folder on the right, click the configuration button to set the login name, location and other parameters of the network folder, and click the analysis button in the lower left corner to perform analysis. The software will analyze the file differences and other relevant information that need to be synchronized. After the analysis is completed, click the change on the two-way arrow of one inspection rod to be processed in the middle. In the pop-up window, you can choose to synchronize from left to right or from right to left. Finally, click the synchronization button to complete the synchronization

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