Category Archives: Making

Tips, Tricks and Methods…

Engineers modify…

Everyday people solve problems. We all have this ability. Engineers take this ability to solve a problem and exercise it. Abilities grow with practice.

Let’s look at an everyday item – a chair or stool. How would you modify it to be more useful? This example takes a simple item and modifies it by combining multiple features that would not normally be seen as part of a stool.

  • It provides power.
  • It can be sat on.
  • It stores a power cord.
  • It is light and easy to move.

An engineer looks at this object and thinks, ” I know how to make it better…” Maybe so… Maybe not. The first thing that has to be asked is what would you do to make it better?

Plug location?
Flat Space for work?
Each of moving?


Discover the Capabilities of Coreldraw X6 for the Epilog Laser

Discover the Capabilities of Coreldraw X6 for the Epilog Laser

By Mike Bergagna

Many of the Marquette Engineering students have heard or used the Epilog Laser 36EXT. It is the most popular machine in the Discovery Learning Center.  Recently the DLC has upgraded to a new program which is the new Coreldraw X6.  This program is revised from Coreldraw X4 to improve user interface and help users make more elaborate designs.  The Epilog Laser receives input from this program to produce the art that is designed on the computer program.

To keep up with the fast moving technology CorelDraw has introduced Touch Support to be able to design a pattern on a touchscreen computer and implement it on the new computer program.

A few useful layout tools that are new to X6 are being able to add page numbers to the documents, be able to position an object relative to different positions instead of the top left hand corner that X4 only allowed, and being able to preview the finished design before finalizing the content on the document.

With CorelDraw X6 Image Editing has never been easier with the ability to remove areas from a photo that are unwanted in the final design and for greater design effects X6 has created the ability to adjust photos for Vibrance, Grayscale, and Photo Filter effects

For even more information on the new CorelDraw X6 computer program please refer to the website below with all the new interesting features that are being applied along with some useful videos.