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CorelCAD 2016 (Windows/Mac)
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  • All-inclusive 2D drafting tools
  • Superior 3D design and 3D print-ready features
  • Native .DWG file support, .STL, .PDF and .CDR
  • Adaptable for automation and customization
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Top reasons to upgrade

  • Quick Input tools
  • Annotative Scaling
  • Context-sensitive head-up toolbar
  • Dimension offset distances
  • CorelCAD Mobile
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Industry-standard CAD software tools and features

Discover the powerful and affordable CAD software that transforms 2D designs into 3D reality. CorelCAD™ 2016 provides customizable 2D drafting tools and superior 3D design tools within an interactive workspace to achieve your CAD goals in all types of industries. Increase your workflow productivity with native .DWG file format support for worry-free collaboration on CAD files with colleagues and business partners. Work in a familiar environment with the ribbon UI, 3D print-ready features and STL file output. Optimized for Windows, Mac OS and Android tablets, CorelCAD delivers impressive speed, performance and customization on the platform of your choice.


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Intuitive

Intuitive

Explore new and enhanced 2D drafting and 3D modeling tools that seamlessly bring precision to any computer-aided design project. Gain added design strength from responsive tools like Quick Input, Annotative Scaling, Head-up display and more to maintain pinpoint accuracy.

Powerful

Powerful

Experience high-level CAD performance with the strong combination of a sophisticated CAD engine, powered by ARES, and the award-winning CorelDRAW technology to incorporate key graphics into your workflow. Bring efficiency to any CAD project, plus expand your CAD strength with additional CorelCAD plugins.

Versatile

Versatile

Communicate your day-to-day CAD design needs using Windows Ribbon or classic UI workspaces to achieve graphic superiority. With high-caliber drafting and design tools that are customizable to your needs, you’ll have visually rich and impressive results every time.

Affordable

Affordable

Get industry-standard tools that match your CAD design needs and your company’s budget. Design with ease on the platform of your choice, Windows, Mac, or Android with the new CorelCAD Mobile. Find everything you need in one complete solution for a fraction of the cost of most CAD software options.


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*Ribbon UI, CDR and DES import/export, drawing constraints and Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) functionality are available in CorelCAD 2016 on Windows only.

Features

  • 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.

  • Quick Input

    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.

  • Drawing Tabs*

    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.

  • Layer tools

    Layer tools

    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 new 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.

  • NEW! Multiline BlockAttributes

    Multiline BlockAttributes

    Edit and format many different types of multiline BlockAttributes with the pop-up toolbar. You can specify maximum width of text lines, insert attribute fields and revise annotations.

  • Enhanced! Best performance

    Best performance

    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 Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and features intuitive updates to the user interface.

  • CorelCAD Mobile

    Design and annotate on the go with CorelCAD Mobile, the latest Android tablet version of CorelCAD that complements the existing PC and Mac platforms. Get all the speed, performance and customization you need for any size CAD project on the platform you want.

  • 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.

  • Industry-standard CAD features

    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.

  • Drawing constraints

    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.

  • 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.

  • NEW! Annotative Scaling

    Annotative Scaling

    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.

  • Head-up Display

    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.

  • Dynamic blocks

    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.

  • Table support

    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.

  • Entity snaps and grips

    Use CorelCAD smart tools, such as entity snaps, entity grips and polar guides, to quickly reposition, align, copy or resize entities to work faster and save time.

  • Custom coordinates

    Make it easier to draw and align locations with the ability to create custom coordinate systems to align the construction plane to drawing objects.

  • Design Resources

    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 2016 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.

  • NEW! Dimension Offset Distances

    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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 3D mouse support

    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.

  • Print 3D designs

    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.

  • 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.

  • Migration Assistance

    Migration assistance

    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 2016 the first time after installation.

  • Legacy file format support

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Print configurations

    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

    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.

  • Built for speed on Windows and Mac OS

    Built for speed on Windows, Mac and Android devices

    CorelCAD offers a powerful 32-bit and 64-bit application for Windows, plus the 64-bit application for Mac OS. Now, you can work more quickly and efficiently on your desktop and laptop on the platform of your choice.

  • Automation support

    Automation support

    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.

  • Enhanced! Plug-ins

    Plugins†

    Add more power to your CAD functionality with the optional plugins, such as the extensive CAD tools provided by Graebert, that provide additional drafting and rendering capabilities, parts libraries and design features that can all enhance your workflow productivity.

*Ribbon UI, Drawing tabs, import and export of CorelDRAW (.CDR) and Corel DESIGNER (.DES) file formats, support for 3Dconnexion input devices and Microsoft VSTA are only available in CorelCAD 2016 for Windows.

†Please note: PDF/ DGN Underlay, Pack & Go functionality and plug-in store access are not available in CorelCAD 2016 when purchased and installed from the Apple Store.

CorelCAD goes mobile!

Design and annotate on the go with the new CorelCAD Mobile, the latest Android tablet version of CAD software that complements the existing PC and Mac platforms. Benefit from a full set of 2D drawing, editing and 3D viewing tools, unique annotation capabilities and connectivity to cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Best of all, it’s instantly accessible in an intuitive mobile app user experience. Get all the speed, performance and customization you need for any size CAD project on the versatile Android tablets.



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Tutorials

Tutorials

Learn how to efficiently use the CorelCAD interface, menu options, toolbar and specific features with these step-by-step tutorials.

Case Studies

Case Studies

Read about Corel users from around the world using our software to produce a variety of 2D drafting and 3D design projects.

Webinars

Webinars

See our popular CorelCAD features in action! Join a live or recorded webinar session to learn more about 2D drafting and 3D design.

Books

Books

Explore a comprehensive reference guide that explains basic features and shows you helpful commands for 2D drafting and 3D modeling.





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