CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7
CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7

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Expert design and technical communication

CorelDRAW® Technical Suite X7 provides a complete solution for technical communication professionals, featuring dedicated illustration tools, leading file compatibility, and publishing capabilities for print, online and mobile. Create projects quickly by accessing and repurposing technical designs assets from various locations and sources, including 3D designs and the optional add-on for 3D CAD assembly formats*. Exchange files with colleagues and clients with export capabilities to a broad range of over 100 file formats, including WebCGM, .SVG, .DWG, 3D PDF, .EPS and TIFF.


Expert technical communication and design

Precise technical communication

Precise technical communication

Create detailed illustrations and designs with confidence using dedicated technical illustration tools, graphic design and layout features, and professional image editing. Deliver high-quality, technical communication projects, including sophisticated documentation, detailed assembly instructions, user and maintenance manuals, and more.

Leverage technical assets

Leverage technical assets

Access your critical data from various sources, including 3D designs and the optional add-on for exclusive 3D CAD assembly formats. Ensure all of your important technical files can be delivered in a readable format. With 3D visualization efficiencies, you can insert 3D models as linked or embedded objects into any technical illustration for instant access, sharing and reference.

Unmatched publishing options

Unmatched publishing options

Export to a broad range of over 100 file formats, including WebCGM, .SVG, .DWG, .PDF, .EPS and TIFF, to easily exchange files with colleagues and clients worldwide. Publish your document as a 3D PDF or Lattice3D file format for instant sharing and publishing via online and mobile.

Advanced standards compliance

Advanced standards compliance

Share your technical designs and documentation with a diverse set of cross-media publishing and distribution capabilities. Create illustrations with localized text for global technical publication with XLIFF support and publish S1000D compliant IETMs. Deliver 3D technical communication projects that feature 3D PDF and ISO standard PDF/A support.

*Requires Lattice3D Studio CAD - Optional add-on. Learn more

Features

  • Projected drawing modes

    Create isometric or other parallel projected illustrations for assembly and maintenance instructions by dynamically drawing on a projected plane. Project your existing planar objects to a desired plane instead of manually calculating the skew angle and rotation.

  • Advanced dimension tools

    Eliminate the need to draw and project dimension objects in multiple steps thanks to the advanced dimension tools. Display precise measurement values in build plans and more, including radial and diameter dimensioning. Plus, with projected dimension options, your projected drawings can be quickly documented with precise and dynamic dimension lines and text.

  • 3D PDF publishing

    Publish to 3D PDF with interactive viewing of 3D content in combination with other visual and text elements. Export from Corel DESIGNER® to 3D PDF to generate output with all pertinent data and graphics in one document for cross-media publishing. 3D PDF files can be viewed with free PDF reader applications that are installed on almost any desktop or laptop computer.

  • 3D import and visualization tools

    Add context to your technical projects by using 3D views and models in your illustrations. With the integrated Lattice3D Studio, you can create high-quality renderings from 3D views imported from DWG, 3DS, VRML and XVL files, or use the unique Insert 3D functionality to embed 3D models as editable 3D elements with a high-resolution preview.

  • Insert 3D models into technical illustrations

    Choose one of two ways to insert a 3D model into a Corel DESIGNER document; either insert it as an external reference or embed the 3D model (XVL file) in the Corel DESIGNER document. When embedding the 3D file, the 3D model can be accessed for modifications within the Corel DESIGNER (.DES) file. You can then share the .DES file with other users who can access the embedded 3D file.

  • Translation Memory System (TMS) support

    Reach a worldwide audience with a new option that allows you to send text content from your graphics file in Corel DESIGNER to Translation Memory Systems (TMS) using XLIFF standard, and receive translated content from TMS. The translation results can then be imported into the existing document to create a new file for the specific language. With illustrations instantly available in multiple languages, companies can satisfy their global business needs.

  • OPTIONAL

    Automated 3D CAD to illustration update capability

    Expand beyond the standard 3D file support and take advantage of the automated 3D CAD to illustration update, with the optional Lattice3D Studio CAD add-on. Streamline the technical illustration process by accessing early 3D designs as a source file. Once the designs are updated, you can use an automated process, Auto Detection and Update, to implement the design changes engineering has applied to the original 3D source file. Learn more

  • OPTIONAL

    3D CAD repurposing capabilities

    Lattice3D Studio CAD add-on also provides support for the native assembly and part file formats of high-end 3D CAD systems such as CATIA, SolidWorks, NX, Inventor, PTC Creo and many others. Plus, you can publish animated 3D visualizations as a 3D PDF or Lattice3D file format for instant sharing and publishing via online and mobile. Learn more

  • Easy access to design assets

    Easy access to design assets

    Instantly find images on your local network and search online portals and websites, and easily access content using built-in content assistant Corel® CONNECT™. Organize assets by type or project in trays that are shared between Corel DESIGNER, CorelDRAW®, Corel PHOTO-PAINT® and Corel CONNECT for maximum efficiency. Utilize the Content Exchange and the tray synchronization option with Microsoft OneDrive.

  • Redesigned customizable user interface

    Leverage the option of multiple displays, using one screen for illustration and 3D work, and one for documentation or additional tools. Advanced workspaces offer Lite for beginners, Technical for pros doing isometric illustrations, Diagramming for pros using flowcharts and diagrams, and the Adobe workspace for new Corel DESIGNER users coming from other applications.

  • Precise illustration tools

    Add greater levels of detail to your technical illustrations with projected shape tools, including Thread, Well, Cylinder and Prism tools. Quickly and easily draw thread and well shapes in projected space for the creation of bolts, nuts and more.

  • Precision layout and drawing tools

    Capture your intended drawing shape with exactness using the new Outline Position options that recognize line width measurements for object dimensions. Use the new Alignment Guides so all elements of your technical illustration are intuitively, yet precisely, placed in their intended positions.

  • Parallel line drawing tool

    Speed up the creation of all kinds of technical graphics, from wiring diagrams to architectural designs with the new Parallel Drawing mode in Corel DESIGNER X7. You can simultaneously draw multiple parallel curves while controlling the distance between them. Use the Parallel Drawing toolbar to set the number of parallel curves to create and position them with precision.

  • Streamlined callout creation

    Track essential design details and key information with dynamic callout tools. Sticky callouts will connect or "stick" to source objects as they are moved around or modified. You can also link callout text to source shape metadata. Callouts based on object metadata are dynamic, helping you efficiently and consistently implement updates and changes.

  • Hotspot capabilities

    Use the callout drawing tool in Corel DESIGNER to add interactive functionality to callout shapes in technical publications. With the Object Data Manager docker, you can list metadata fields, such as WebCGM metadata, for callout shapes. Object data items can be edited so that callout shapes can be manually edited as hotspots for WebCGM output.

  • Total control over fills and transparency

    We've created our most powerful fill engine ever, giving you complete control over your fountain, bitmap pattern, vector pattern and hatch fills. Plus, the new Fill dialog includes access to Content Exchange and fill libraries in Corel DESIGNER.

  • Drawing scale control

    Create your illustrations and diagrams in accurate scale with the drawing scale control. View the active drawing scale, switch to another preset or set a custom scale at any time. In addition, Corel DESIGNER X7 maintains the drawing scale when importing a vector illustration from a 3D model view so that imported views can be placed at a precise scale.

  • Object Styles

    Object Styles

    Apply a consistent look throughout your projects with Object Styles, Color Styles and Color Harmonies. The Object Styles docker centralizes style creation and management with everything you need in one place, including Outline, Fill, Hatches, Dimension, Callouts, Halos, Character, Text Frame and Color styles. Group your favorite styles together in Style Sets to format many objects at once.

  • ENHANCED! Control over Object Styles and symbols

    Control over Object Styles and symbols

    Ensure consistent styles, including externally referenced symbols, and layout throughout your design projects. With the enhanced Object Styles in Corel DESIGNER X7 and CorelDRAW X7, you can manage object styles, such as outline color, line style, line width, fill type and color, and text styles. You can then create symbol libraries that can be accessed and used across projects. Reuse the style definitions that you create once and apply to the individual components in the custom symbols.

  • Equation Editor

    Manage mathematical equations as editable elements within technical illustrations using the newly integrated Equation Editor. Mathematical and scientific formulas can be inserted and displayed in the drawing, and then modified when needed. Existing equations from older CorelDRAW documents can be opened or imported for use in Corel DESIGNER equations.

  • QR Code generator

    Create time-saving QR codes with Corel DESIGNER X7 and add scalable QR codes to a drawing*, allowing you to give technicians in the field the ability to link to online technical documentation from printed documentation or machine labels using a smartphone.

  • ENHANCED! Easy color harmony editing

    Easy color harmony editing

    The enhanced Color Styles docker makes it easier than ever to view, arrange, and edit color styles and harmonies. You can now specify the brightness value, and preserve saturation and hue while adjusting a color. New harmony rules let you snap all colors in a color harmony to a rule-based system, so you can modify those colors while preserving the color harmony.

  • NEW! Easy font preview and advanced character tools

    Easy font preview and advanced character tools

    Find the perfect font for any project. The new Font Playground lets you preview and experiment with different fonts before bringing them into your design. Plus, the revamped Insert Character docker automatically shows you all the characters, symbols and glyphs associated with your font, making them easier than ever to find and insert.

  • ENHANCED! Technical publication standards support

    Technical publication standards support

    Keep up with current industry requirements with the ability to publish to a variety of industry-standard file formats, including WebCGM (with S1000D profile support) for Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM), Illustrated Parts Catalogs (IPC) creation, and PDF support, including ISO standard PDF/A and 3D PDF.

  • ENHANCED! Compatibility with latest file formats

    Compatibility with latest file formats

    Choose from more than 100 up-to-date vector graphics, bitmap image, document and other data file formats supported for import and export capabilities. Exchanging files is hassle free, thanks to expanded file formats support including .SVG, .CGM, .DWG and .DXF, .PDF, TIFF and Adobe CS/CC (AI, PSD).

  • NEW! Membership opportunities

    Membership opportunities

    Stay up-to-date with all the latest news for CorelDRAW Technical Suite by signing up for a free Standard Membership. Benefits include a built-in Content Exchange so you can instantly access, store and share fills, clipart, templates and more. As a Premium Member, you will enjoy additional benefits such as premium online content and early access to new features. Learn more

  • CorelDRAW X7

    CorelDRAW X7

    Enhance your natural design workflow with the new CorelDRAW X7. This powerful application offers superior vector illustration for graphics, page-layout tools and the ability to customize your user interface so you can get to work immediately.

  • Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7

    Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7

    Explore the versatile and easy-to-use tools in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 to quickly and easily manipulate photos. This professional image-editing application provides state-of-the-art features for cutouts, retouching and enhancing photos for any type of technical communication project.

  • Easy, professional website design

    Easy, professional website design

    The included Corel® Website Creator™† continues to make website design easy for everyone. With dozens of new templates and SiteStyles, enhanced support for CSS3 and new HTML5 capabilities, you can quickly design, build, and maintain interactive and eye-catching websites without learning how to code.

  • 64-bit support and Windows 8/8.1 compatibility

    64-bit support and Windows 8/8.1 compatibility

    Enjoy dramatically minimized wait times with true native 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 applications, and enhanced multi-core processor support. The enhanced speed lets you quickly process large files and images. Plus, your system will be more responsive when running several applications simultaneously.

  • Advanced automation capabilities

    Advanced automation capabilities

    Create macros and add-ins with the integrated Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). With the enhanced automation interface, developers can create utilities and macros that can interact with the drawing page. Using the new classes and methods, you can now create even more powerful utilities and macros to enhance the applications in CorelDRAW Technical Suite.

*Internet connection required for QR code validation.
†CorelDRAW Technical Suite free Standard membership required for downloading/ installing Corel Website Creator application

Industry Workflows

CorelDRAW® Technical Suite X7 is a complete technical communication solution for cross-media and mobile publishing that satisfies the globalization needs across different industries around the world. By providing tools that are easy to use and cost effective, CorelDRAW Technical Suite helps organizations communicate the strengths of their products and services in the face of new industry pressures, such as reduced time-to-market and diverse globalization requirements.

Learn how CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7 helps businesses in your industry deliver high-quality technical documentation through these end-to-end workflows.

Automotive & Machinery

Automotive & Machinery

Transform complex designs and schematics into easily interpreted graphics and illustrations for technical documentation and illustrated parts catalogs (IPC).

Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace & Defense

Create technical illustrations for printed and interactive electronic technical manuals (IETM) for assembly and maintenance instructions.

Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)

Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)

Draw engineering plans, designs and presentations.



High-Tech & Telecommunications

High-Tech & Telecommunications

Originate high-end technical illustrations and schematics.

Energy, Oil & Gas

Energy, Oil & Gas

Deliver optimized technical illustrations for plant engineering and construction.






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CorelDRAW Technical Suite Membership

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news for CorelDRAW Technical Suite by signing up for a free Standard Membership. Benefits include a built-in Content Exchange so you can instantly access, store and share fills, clipart, templates and more. As a Premium Member, you will enjoy additional benefits such as premium online content and early access to new features.

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite Premium Membership entitles you to upgrade to the next major version of CorelDRAW Technical Suite at no extra cost for as long as your membership is active.

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Get exclusive early access to new in-product functionality, including new tools and features that won't be available to non-members until the next version is released. Be the first to experience these all-new features and services.

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Enjoy a variety of exclusive cloud-based content, including a collection of extra premium clipart, templates and more. Instant access through Corel® CONNECT™ means you can find new content quickly and easily.





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  • NEW!Certified Windows 10 Compatible

    Certified Windows 10 Compatible

    Use the new Microsoft Windows 10 and discover its innovative features and strengths for your favorite graphics program. Take advantages of all the advancements in this latest operating system.

  • NEW!Updates to AfterShot, CorelDRAW Edition

    Updates to AfterShot, CorelDRAW Edition – (Premium feature)

    Experience more from the newly updated version of AfterShot, CorelDRAW Edition that supports high-definition displays which provide superior performance. In addition, you can work with more RAW camera file formats and enhanced support for specific camera models.

  • NEW!CorelDRAW Developer Community

    CorelDRAW Developer Community

    Create your own automation tools with support from the new developer community site that helps automate tasks with macros and create custom tools, plus develop a variety of solutions to integrate with CorelDRAW. Explore useful resources including in-depth programming articles to guide and inspire you.

  • NEW!Outline options for the Premium Knife tool

    Outline options for the Premium Knife tool

    Split an object using the Premium Knife tool and CorelDRAW lets you choose whether to convert outlines into curve objects or keep them as outlines. If you’re unsure, the application automatically chooses the option that best preserves outline appearance.




Update 1 Features (Included in Update 2)

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  • Premium Knife Tool

    Premium Knife Tool

    Use the handy Premium Knife tool to precisely split objects. With the new Convert outlines button, CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER will convert the outline of the cut object into curves to accurately preserve the appearance of the outlines.

  • Zoom with keyboard shortcuts

    Zoom with keyboard shortcuts

    Save time by quickly adjusting your zoom level increments, in and out, with common keyboard shortcuts. The zoom can be applied to the document window, dialog boxes and some feature preview windows.

  • Premium Templates

    Premium Templates

    Explore more than 340 new templates that feature 27 diverse design areas such as accounting, education, event planning, legal, hospitality and recreation. Take advantage of these creative and flexible templates to design your own business cards, flyers, posters and more.

  • Insights from Experts

    Insights from Experts

    Gain new tips and tricks on how to design eye-catching business invitations from CorelDRAW user Michaela Maginot. Access another new helpful tutorial from Jacob Mesick who will show you the evolution of a logo design.
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Exclusive Premium Features

  • AfterShot application

    Control every aspect of your photo workflow with the power of AfterShot, CorelDRAW Edition*. It's an all-inclusive RAW converter with a non-destructive photo editor and high-speed photo manager. Make detailed adjustments to a single photo or batch process multiple RAW images.

  • Shadow capabilities

    Get a more realistic shadow effect in CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER using the effective drop shadow feature with Gaussian Blur feathering. Instantly change the feathering of your drop shadows using the Feathering direction button on the property bar.

  • Font list box

    View, filter and find fonts easily with the new Font list box in CorelDRAW, Corel DESIGNER and Corel PHOTO-PAINT. Filter fonts based on weight, width, supported scripts, and more. The font search has also been enhanced to allow a keyword search for fonts.

  • Pressure-sensitive device support

    Pressure-sensitive device support

    Get exceptional control and performance with support for the Real-Time Stylus (RTS) interface. Use the pressure and tilt of your RTS-compatible pen tablet or device to control brushstrokes in CorelDRAW, Corel DESIGNER and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

  • Premium Knife tool

    With the new Premium Knife tool, you can split vector objects, text and bitmaps. Use the tool to split single objects or groups of objects along straight, freehand or Bézier lines. The split can then either create a gap between the new objects or make the new objects overlap.

  • Perspective distortion repair for photos

    Use the Straighten Image dialog box in Corel DESIGNER, CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT to correct perspective distortions in photos, straightening leaning objects and objects that appear at an angle.

  • Non-destructive Gaussian Blur lens

    Blur images non-destructively with the Gaussian Blur special effect in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, and edit the lens and the image separately. When you create a lens, the changes you make are not applied to the image pixels; instead, they are displayed on the screen through the lens.

  • Hide and display objects

    Hide and display objects

    In editing complex technical illustration or design projects, it's helpful to hide particular objects or groups of objects. With the new option to hide and display objects, you can choose to view only the sections you want or need to see in a particular project.

  • Retouch photos with the Healing Clone tool

    Retouch photos with the Healing Clone tool

    The new Healing Clone tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT lets you seamlessly fix imperfections by painting with sampled texture that matches the color of the surrounding area. It's easy to remove unwanted spots from images.

  • User Guide eBooks

    User Guide eBooks

    Get the most comprehensive and up-to-date information about product features on your eBook reader. The User Guides for Corel DESIGNER X7, CorelDRAW X7 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 are free eBooks to Premium Members & Subscribers and available for purchase to Standard Members. All eBooks are published to the EPUB and MOBI file formats.

  • Premium content

    Premium content

    Access additional Premium content through Corel CONNECT. Hundreds of photos, dozens of additional templates and fonts are available to Premium members exclusively to help you with your projects.

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