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CorelCAD 2017 from Corel is a relatively affordable CAD software offering industry-standard CAD tools and features. Transform your 2D designs into 3D models using customizable 2D drafting tools and 3D design tools for any industry. CorelCAD uses the industry-standard .DWG file format, so you can easily collaborate with colleagues/partners using other software. Likewise work in a familiar environment, with a ribbon UI, 3D print-ready features, and STL file output.
Note: This Educational version is valid for any K-12 and college students and teachers, as well as members of academic supervisory organizations, hospitals, libraries, museums, or non-profit charitable and religious organizations.
Patterns Along Paths
Utilize the new Pattern commands to create copies of specified objects along a path. The established path can be in various shapes, such as a line, polyline, arc, circle, ellipse, or spline, plus the alignment options will control the pattern's final appearance.
Establish exacting centerlines between pairs of lines, arcs, and polyline segments and even set the extension for centerlines to exceed the shapes that define the contour. Best of all, the specific LineStyle for centerlines is assigned automatically.
Cut quickly with confidence using the handy Trim and PowerTrim tools to precisely edit hatches and solid, single-color or multicolor-gradient fills. Once the divisions are made, the resulting hatch and color fills will maintain their association to subsequent boundary objects and remain as one object.
Object Snaps and EntityGrips (Enhanced)
Use CorelCAD smart tools, such as object snaps, grips and polar guides, to quickly reposition, align, copy or resize objects. Save valuable design time with a faster on-screen editing tool. Simply use the contextual shortcut menus to instantly edit the geometry of objects in place when you hover over any EntityGrip.
Print Dialog (Enhanced)
Enjoy enriched functionality with a redesigned print dialog box that improves the user experience. The print preview now updates dynamically when you change any of the print settings, and it shows an optimized preview of the image before you print.
Auto-Completion for Commands
Streamline your workflow with a UI that allows you to apply an auto-completion function for command and variable names as you type them. In addition, it can display a list of suggested command and variable names that will contain your typed substring.
Divide lines wherever needed with the ability to split dimension and extension lines of dimension objects where they cross other shapes. Conversely, you can also rejoin dimension and extension lines that were previously split.
Use the ChangeSpace command to move objects, such as a title block or part list, from your Model workspace to a Layout sheet or vice versa. During the command process, the selected objects will be scaled within the new workspace to maintain its visual appearance.
Modify the BlockAttribute values and properties of your inserted Blocks within any drawing to display relevant information about a particular piece or component as text, such as a quantity, weight, or other characteristic. With this new functionality, you can also format the attribute text so it will be visibly different and separate from other attributes in the drawing.
PolyLine Editing (Enhanced)
Take advantage of the many new formatting possibilities with the PolyLine commands. Now, you can taper the width of the PolyLine from the starting point to the ending point, reverse the direction of the PolyLine, add a vertex to the midpoint, or convert a PolyLine to an arc or a line.
Best Performance (Enhanced)
Gain the computer-aided design strength you need from a new version that has been optimized for the latest operating systems including Windows 10 and macOS Sierra (10.12) and features intuitive updates to the user interface.
CorelCAD Mobile (Enhanced) (Sold Separately)
Design and annotate on the go with CorelCAD Mobile, the latest Android tablet version of CorelCAD that complements the existing Mac and PC platforms. Get all the speed, performance and customization you need for any size CAD project on the platform you want.
Built for Speed on Mac, Windows, Android
CorelCAD offers a powerful 64-bit application for Mac OS, 32-bit and 64-bit application for Windows, and CorelCAD Mobile for Android tablets. Now, you can work more quickly and efficiently on your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices on the platform of your choice.
Add more power to your CAD software with the optional plug-ins, such as the extensive CAD tools provided in the CorelCAD Marketplace, that provide additional drafting software and rendering capabilities, parts libraries, and design features that can all enhance your workflow productivity.
Native .DWG Files
Open, edit, and save files in .DWG format for easy collaboration with colleagues and suppliers. As the native file format, CorelCAD offers .DWG, .DXF, and .DWF support up to the latest AutoCAD (R2013 .DWG) file format versions.
Industry-Standard CAD Features
CorelCAD is compatible with all major CAD programs, so experienced users will feel comfortable with the familiar command bar, command aliases, and menu and toolbar items.
3D Modeling and Solid Editing Tools
Add 3D solid primitives to your design and use Boolean operations to unite, intersect, and subtract bodies. Use advanced editing tools like Filleting Edges of 3D Solids, and coloring, moving, rotating, and offsetting individual faces of 3D solids.
Establish a command interface in your project using the cursor in the drawing area. It's an efficient and time-saving feature that brings commands directly to the cursor so when you move it, the tooltips track and enable input of coordinate positions, lengths, angles, lines, and more -- when and where you need it.
Work in a consistent manner with Layer Preview and Layer transparency features to align project elements, including drawing components from the recent versions of AutoCAD .DWG files.
Layer States Manager
Keep the layers in perfect order by using the Layer States dialog. Save in a LayerState to manage the appearance of design components with named layer states, turn them on and off, and switch between displays. It will save, restore, and manage configurations of layer properties and states, and can be shared across projects.
Add the precision you need by applying dimensional constraints to ensure your 2D designs meet your exact proportion, angle, and size requirements by forcing a geometric shape to perform in a specified way. In addition, you can use geometric constraints to control dependencies and relationships between your objects.
Windows Ribbon UI
Increase productivity with the customizable ribbon UI workspaces and use the contextual ribbon options to select and implement the various design tools you need, such as tables, in-place text editing, and more.
Ribbon UI is only available in CorelCAD 2017 for Windows.
Stay organized in CorelCAD on Windows with the ability to instantly switch between several documents that are open and active at the same time. Use the DrawingTabs command to show drawing tabs at the top of your drawing window. It's an efficient feature that allows you to open, edit, close and save multiple drawing windows.
Drawing Tabs are only available in CorelCAD 2017 for Windows.
In-Place Text Editing
Create or modify existing text with the ability to quickly stack text and paste formatted text from Microsoft Word within your project. It's ideal for controlling the font, appearance, and location of text blocks.
Keep your important text readable and separate from your drawing and viewport scale functions. As you move around within your design workspace, you now have the ability to view legible text at all times including printouts regardless of how small or large your design elements become.
Use the Head-Up toolbar to select various entities and then zoom in on the selected entities to make required changes. With the ability to edit your entities in one place, you can set the line style and line width, change layers, create dimension entities, or make a Block.
Save valuable drawing time by inserting dynamic blocks from AutoCAD and then accessing the block settings and attributes for your own .DWG files in CorelCAD.
Insert, delete, merge, or resize cells, rows and columns within existing tables. It's the fastest way to include important text or instructions into any drawing while maintaining the linear flow.
Custom Coordinate Systems
Make it easier to draw and align locations with the ability to create custom coordinate systems to align the construction plane to drawing objects.
With the comprehensive Design Resources, users can instantly find, access, and manage design components like blocks, styles, drawings, and images, for use within and across a variety of CAD projects.
CAD File Standards Verification
CorelCAD 2017 can verify a CAD drawing against drawing standards such as those stored in .DWS files. This verification will detect and repair industry-standard violations to ensure compliant CAD drawings.
Smart Dimension Tools
Use dimension tools for accurate measurements, plus the Smart Dimension tool will suggest the most appropriate and precise dimension type automatically. Benefit from the pop-up dimension palette that quickly reveals dimension controls for faster navigation and easier control of frequently used settings.
Dimension Offset Distances
Use this time-saving tool to align the dimension lines with consistent distances from surrounding shapes. With the dimension location snap, you can place dimension lines at specified distances from measured linear shapes and between successive dimension lines, saving time and effort to achieve perfectly aligned technical drawings.
Annotation and Collaboration
Use the unique VoiceNotes tool to add recorded messages, reminders, or instructions directly in your drawing. Mark up drawing items with freehand sketches. Mask portions of a drawing to exempt them from annotations.
PDF and DGN Underlay Functionality
Attach one or more pages of a PDF document or DGN files originated from MicroStation or other CAD software to your drawing as an Underlay. Control the layer visibility and clipping (masking areas) of the PDF and DGN Underlays.
3D Viewing Capabilities
View 3D models from multiple viewpoints or roll them in 3D space interactively. Use Tiled Viewports to split a drawing into multiple view tiles and set them to display your 3D model in different views.
Transition from 2D to 3D
Create your 2D design in CorelCAD or create 2D sketches in CorelDRAW. Import the sketch into CorelCAD and transform the 2D sketch to 3D. Extrude, revolve or sweep 2D entities along a path to progress from 2D drafting into 3D modeling. Import and export of CorelDRAW (.CDR) file format is only available in CorelCAD 2017 for Windows.
3D Mouse Support
Navigate in 3D with support for 3Dconnexion input devices. Rotate 2D and 3D drawings by moving the cap of the 3D mouse. Assign preferred navigation settings or custom commands to buttons of the 3D mouse. Support for 3Dconnexion input devices is only available in CorelCAD 2017 for Windows.
Print 3D Designs
Export multiple 3D solid objects to .STL (Stereolithography), the most commonly used file format for 3D prints. Print 3D prototypes using .STL support for direct connection to 3D printers or output to 3rd-party 3D printing services.
CorelDRAW File Import
Easily import CorelDRAW (.CDR) and Corel DESIGNER (.DES) files into CorelCAD as model space objects with a representation in a layout sheet. A direct way to import drafts from CorelDRAW for advanced 2D and 3D modeling in CorelCAD, you can work with multi-page .CDR/.DES files. Import and export of CorelDRAW (.CDR) and Corel DESIGNER (.DES) file formats is only available in CorelCAD 2017 for Windows.
CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER Export
Export to .CDR and .DES to easily re-purpose your work in CorelDRAW for presentations and marketing-related deliverables, or in Corel DESIGNER for technical documentation.
Corel DESIGNER (.DES) file format is only available in CorelCAD 2017 for Windows.
Transfer custom settings such as profiles, preferences, file locations, and UI customizations from a previous release of the software to the new release. A dialog box opens automatically when you start CorelCAD 2017 the first time after installation.
Legacy File Format Support
Save drawings back to R12 .DWG or .DXF format to work with them on legacy hardware devices or using older software, and recover damaged .DWG and .DXF files in all format versions.
Easy File Sharing
Collaborate and share more easily with colleagues and clients with support for leading formats, including .PDF, .SVG, .EPS, and .DWF.
Work with GIS Files
Visualize maps and geographic models created by geographic information systems (GIS) applications with support for ESRI Shape files (.SHP).
Exchange 3D Files with Colleagues and Suppliers
Open and work with 3D models with support for the ACIS model file format (.SAT) that you can share with co-workers and 3D manufacturers.
Store all your advanced print settings, including paper size, scale, orientation, color to line width assignments, and many more, in named configurations to use them across CAD files and projects.
Pack & Go Command
Create a ZIP archive or folder containing the current drawing and its dependent files, such as References, images, PDF files, font and mapping files, and PrintStyle and Print Configuration files.
With support for Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) and LISP, you can load or create your own functions, routines and plug-ins in the CorelCAD automation interface.
Support for Microsoft VSTA is only available in CorelCAD 2017 for Windows.