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Enhance your visual communication expertise with the precision of superior 2D drafting and 3D design tools available in CorelCAD™ 2018. It’s the smart, affordable solution for drawing the detailed elements required in technical design. With native .DWG file support and optimization for Windows and macOS, you can enjoy computer aided design software that delivers increased productivity and impressive performance on the platform of your choice. CorelCAD 2018 provides flexible expansion options for both new users and existing customers to match any workflow.
Expand your visual communication expertise with the precision of superior drafting and design tools available in CorelCAD 2018. With an enhanced user interface and new time-saving features, you can increase workflow and deliver impressive, visually rich CAD designs.
Get the design power you need with an expansive collection of professional drafting tools that deliver the control and detail you require for any project. CorelCAD 2018 offers new helix tools for 2D spirals, advanced table tools, and a MultiLeader tool to configure and adjust callouts as your drawings evolve.
Experience the skillful and exacting results of the 3D capabilities in CorelCAD 2018, and transition your drawings from 2D drafting into advanced 3D designs. With an array of expert and intuitive 3D tools, including the enhanced EntityGrips and Properties palette, you are well equipped to move from project sketches to 3D output and printing.
Streamline project sharing with both internal teams and external suppliers. CorelCAD 2018 is fully compatible with the latest version, AutoCAD R2018 .DWG file format, to ensure worry-free collaboration with business partners, and includes innovative customization and automation support options to align with any working environment.
*Ribbon UI, drawing tabs, import and export to CorelDRAW (CDR) and Corel DESIGNER (DES) file formats, and Microsoft VSTA are only available in CorelCAD 2018 for Windows.
Open, edit and save files in .DWG format for easy collaboration with colleagues and suppliers. Increase project sharing with both internal teams and external suppliers using the latest version, AutoCAD R2018 .DWG file format, to ensure worry-free collaboration with business partners.
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.
Save invaluable design time with faster on-screen editing tools. The enhanced EntityGrips and Properties palette allow for 3D editing and provide intuitive manipulation capabilities in 3D. 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.
Use the new ExportTable command to export tables in a comma separated format (CSV), and import CSV files in Microsoft Excel or database applications. In tables, you can add formulas into cells plus insert, delete, merge or resize cells, rows and columns within existing tables.
Use CorelCAD smart tools, such as object snaps, grips and polar guides, to quickly reposition, align, copy or resize objects. The enhanced EntityGrips provide 3D editing and intuitive manipulation. Simply use the contextual shortcut menus to instantly edit the geometry of objects in place when you hover over any EntityGrip.
Increase the shaping possibilities using the new Helix tool to create 2D spirals and 3D helixes to provide any object with a three-dimensional shape in a single layer around a cylindrical shape, such as a spring or spiral staircase.
Draw, edit and configure callouts with multiple leader lines. This handy tool also allows you to add and remove leader lines to and from the MultiLeaders to adjust and edit as your drawing changes. Use dimension tools for accurate measurements, plus the Smart Dimension tool will suggest the most appropriate and precise dimension type automatically.
Accelerate your workflow with the Copy command to quickly copy selected objects to the active layer instead of the source layer. Use the enhanced Paste command to copy content from the clipboard to the active layer instead of the source layer, or choose the Shift + Arrow keys to move selected entities with a specific increment.
Use the Block support to edit the BlockAttribute properties and settings in Block (symbol) definitions. With a few keystrokes, you can change the order in which you are prompted for BlockAttribute values when you insert a Block, you can synchronize all instances of Blocks based on settings in the Block Attribute Manager, or delete BlockAttributes from Blocks.
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.
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.
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. Keep the layers in perfect order by using the Layer States dialog, or save in a LayerState to manage the appearance of design components with named layer states. Turn them on and off, and switch between displays.
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.
Utilize the 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 shapes including 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.
Gain the advantages from computer-aided design software that delivers the strength you need from a new version that has been optimized for the latest operating systems, including Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra, and features intuitive updates to the user interface.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CorelCAD 2018 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.
Design and annotate on the go with CorelCAD Mobile, the latest tablet version of CorelCAD for iOS and Android that complements the existing PC and Mac platforms. CorelCAD Mobile is available as a free companion app with basic functionality, or as a subscription with full features and editing capabilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easily import CorelDRAW (.CDR) and Corel DESIGNER (.DES) files into CorelCAD* on Windows 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 on Windows, you can work with multi-page .CDR/.DES files.
Export from CorelCAD on Windows 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.
Transfer custom settings such as profiles, preferences, file locations, and UI customizations from a previous release of the CAD software to the newest release. A dialog box opens automatically when you start CorelCAD 2018 the first time after installation.
Collaborate and share more easily with colleagues and clients with support for leading formats, including .PDF, .SVG, .EPS and .DWF.
Visualize maps and geographic models created by geographic information systems (GIS) applications with support for ESRI Shape files (.SHP).
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.
Enjoy enriched functionality with a redesigned print dialog box that improves the user experience. The print preview updates dynamically when you change any of the print settings, and it shows an optimized preview of the image before you print.
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.
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.
*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 2018 for Windows.
†Please note: PDF/ DGN Underlay, Pack & Go functionality and plug-in store access are not available in CorelCAD 2018 when purchased and installed from the Apple Mac App Store
This table compares the diverse industry-standard features included in CorelCAD 2018 to the basic CAD features offered in other Light CAD applications.
|CorelCAD 2018||Light CAD applications|
Open AutoCAD R2018 .DWG native file format
Save .DWG file format natively
Legacy CAD file (AutoCAD R12 .DWG) support
DXF (Drawing Exchange File) support
Drawing web format (DWF) support
Recovery of corrupted drawings
Import CorelDRAW® (CDR) and Corel DESIGNER® (DES)
Number of supported file formats - Import
Ribbon user interface (UI)
Classic menu and toolbars
Properties palette (NEW! 3D solid properties)
Design Resources docker
Right-click context menus
Industry-standard command sequences and aliases
Search in Options dialog box
|Viewing and Selection tools|
Real-time Pan and Zoom
3D Mouse navigation
Object Snap (ESnap)
Object Tracking (ETrack) / dynamic guides
Select matching entities command
|Drafting and Editing|
Layer States Manager
Layer Preview tool
Line weights (display and print)
Exploding Splines and Ellipses (to polylines)
Exploding blocks instances while maintaining attributes (ExplodeBlockX)
Center mark and Centerline tools
Formulas in table cells
Drawing constraints (Parametric drawing tools)
QuickModify command (move, rotate, copy in one tool)
Hatch, solid-color and gradient-fill editing
True Colors support
Multi-language character set
TrueType Fonts support
In-Place multiline text editing
In-Place editing of block definitions and external references
Dynamic blocks support (inserting and manipulating)
CAD drawing standards verification
Smart Dimensioning tool
Dimension palette (dynamic onscreen properties bar)
Split and Join Dimensions
Multi-Leaders (callouts combining multiple leader lines into one callout)
Redline and markup
DGN (Microstation CAD file format) Underlay
|3D viewing and design|
3D model viewing
Projected (Isometric) views
Dynamic Custom Coordinate Systems
3D surface commands
3D solid modeling
3D solid editing using on-screen EntityGrips and Properties palette
Images / References / Underlay rectangular and polygonal clipping
Masking Entities (Wipe out)
|Printing, plotting, layout sheets|
Multiple Layout Sheet Tabs (Multiple Paper Spaces)
Color table (CTB) Style table (STB) support
Print Configuration Manager
Export to CorelDRAW (.CDR) and Corel DESIGNER (.DES)
Export to PDF
Export to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
STL Export for 3D printing
JPEG / PNG output using Print Table Styles
Number of supported file formats - Export
5 to 10
GIS file format support (ESRI Shape *.shp files)
3D Solid geometry exchange file format (*.sat) support
Export tables (CSV)
Visual Menu and Toolbar Customization
User profiles management
CUI Menu, CUIX (AutoCAD Ribbon UI workspaces) files support
Upgrade user settings from previous versions
LISP (including support for LISP commands from other CAD applications)
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) support
Plug-in Store (corelcadmarket.com)
Windows 8.1, Windows 7
Native 64-bit application
Mac OS X (incl. macOS Sierra (10.12))
macOS High Sierra
2D drafting on iOS mobile devices
2D drafting on Android mobile devices
MSI-based network deployment
= Feature included
= Limited feature availability
= Windows only
= Separate purchase on App Store
Get instant access to design and annotate on the go with CorelCAD Mobile that complements the existing PC and Mac platforms. CorelCAD Mobile is a companion app that’s now available as a subscription for the iPad or iPhone through iTunes, and for Android tablets and smartphones through Google play. For subscribers, the app includes a full set of 2D drawing, editing and 3D viewing tools and advanced annotation capabilities. With the free app mode, you can already enjoy 2D and 3D .DWG viewing, basic annotation tools and connectivity to cloud storage services like Box, Dropbox and Google Drive.
Share the files you’ve created with CorelCAD on your desktop or laptop with CorelCAD Mobile. To gain access, simply use Box, Dropbox or Google Drive to synchronize your drawings in the cloud or store drawings locally on your device.
Use your tablet or smartphone in lieu of paper to communicate on the go with clients and colleagues. In Addition, most modern devices allow you to connect to a video-projector via a USB to HDMI connector, or over wireless connections. Plus, with CorelCAD Mobile you can edit a drawing* and then immediately share the modified version.
Add, change or edit important project details on-site, such as confirming measurements, revising key data or including text notes. With the unique annotation features, PictureNote* and VoiceNote*, you can take a picture from the camera of your mobile device or record your voice and pin the recorded note to the right place in your drawing.
Find all the tools you need to make immediate changes or fixes with the 150+ drawing and editing features* in CorelCAD Mobile. The 2D tools will help you create or modify your drawing* within an interface that’s been optimized for touch and high precision.
Originate or capture ideas the moment the inspiration strikes in any global location. CorelCAD Mobile is the natural extension of CorelCAD for your mobile devices. Plus, you’ll find all the familiar tools you’re used to seeing on your computer, with the exception of a few touch gestures, so there’s no learning curve.
You can use your CorelCAD Mobile in two ways:
Benefits of CorelCAD Mobile on a smartphone:
Benefits of CorelCAD Mobile on a tablet:
*These features, 2D drawing, 2D editing, advanced annotation tools, such as VoiceNote, PictureNote, and command list, are only available in the “Full mode” app and require a subscription which can be purchased in the CorelCAD Mobile app on Google play or iTunes.