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New CorelCAD 2018 (Windows/Mac)

CAD software

  • Professional 2D drafting and 3D design tools
  • Industry-standard file compatibility with .DWG, .STL, .PDF and .CDR*
  • Efficient project collaboration and sharing
  • Optional automation and customization

Affordable CAD solution for expert results

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.

CAD software for 2D drawing, 3D design and 3D printing

Efficiency and productivity

Efficiency and productivity

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.

2D drafting

2D drafting

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.

3D design

3D design

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.

Compatibility and optimization

Compatibility and optimization

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.


  • Native .DWG files

    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.

  • ENHANCED!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.

  • 3D solid editing and modeling tools

    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.

  • Table support

    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.

  • Object snaps and EntityGrips

    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.

  • Helix tool

    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.

  • MultiLeader and Smart Dimension tools

    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.

  • NEW! Move entities incrementally

    Move entities incrementally

    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.

  • ENHANCED! Manage BlockAttribute Properties and Settings

    Manage BlockAttribute Properties and Settings

    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.

  • Quick InputPlay

    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.

  • Auto-Completion for commands

    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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Drawing constraintsPlay

    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.

  • Patterns along pathsPlay

    Patterns along paths

    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.

  • Centerline constructionPlay

    Centerline construction

    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.

  • Trimming optionsPlay

    Trimming options

    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.

  • ENHANCED!Enhanced performance

    Enhanced performance

    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.

  • Windows ribbon UIPlay

    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.

  • Drawing TabsPlay

    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.

  • In-place text editingPlay

    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.

  • Head-up DisplayPlay

    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 blocksPlay

    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.

  • Design ResourcesPlay

    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 verificationPlay

    CAD file standards verification

    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.

  • ENHANCED!CorelCAD Mobile

    CorelCAD Mobile

    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.

  • Annotation and collaborationPlay

    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.

  • Transition from 2D to 3DPlay

    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 importPlay

    CorelDRAW file import

    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.

  • CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER exportPlay

    CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER export

    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.

  • Migration Assistance

    Migration Assistance

    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.

  • 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 dialog

    Print dialog

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

*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

Compare CorelCAD 2018 to Light CAD applications

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
File support

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



User interface

Quick Input

Head-up toolbar

Ribbon user interface (UI)

Command auto-completion

Classic menu and toolbars

Tool matrix

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

Selection Highlighting


Select matching entities command

Drafting and Editing

Layers Toolbar

Layer States Manager

Layer Preview tool

Line weights (display and print)

Exploding Splines and Ellipses (to polylines)

Exploding blocks instances while maintaining attributes (ExplodeBlockX)

Helix tool


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


Annotative scaling

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

PDF Underlay

DGN (Microstation CAD file format) Underlay


Revision clouds

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


Layout tools


Images / References / Underlay rectangular and polygonal clipping

Masking Entities (Wipe out)

Non-rectangular viewports

Printing, plotting, layout sheets

Multiple Layout Sheet Tabs (Multiple Paper Spaces)

Color table (CTB) Style table (STB) support

Print Configuration Manager

Batch Print


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)

OS support

Windows 10

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

System Requirements

Windows version

  • Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Athlon x2 Dual-Core processor
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • 500 MB hard disk space
  • 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 1.4 (OpenGL version 3.2 or better recommended)
  • 1280 x 768 screen resolution (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) recommended)
  • Mouse or tablet
  • DVD drive optional (for box installation)
  • Internet connection for product activation and access to the plug-in store

Mac version

  • Mac OS X v10.10 (Yosemite) or higher (incl. macOS High Sierra)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor (or better)
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 500 MB hard disk space
  • 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 1.4 (OpenGL version 3.2 or better recommended)
  • 1280 x 768 display (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) recommended)
  • Mouse or tablet
  • DVD drive optional (for box installation)
  • Internet connection for product activation and access to the plug-in store

CorelCAD goes mobile!

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.

Explore the many benefits of CorelCAD Mobile

Mobile drawings

Mobile drawings

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.

Efficient meetings

Efficient meetings

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.

On-site annotation

On-site annotation

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.

Instant modifications

Instant modifications

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.

Sketch ideas

Sketch ideas

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.

Get CorelCAD Mobile for your smartphone and tablet

You can use your CorelCAD Mobile in two ways:

  • Explore the FREE “Simple mode” app that’s available for Android and iOS, which provides 2D and 3D viewing, basic annotation, and .DWG file sharing.
  • Choose the subscription option in CorelCAD Mobile as in-app purchase on iTunes or Google play, which adds a full set of 2D drawing and editing tools, and advanced annotation capabilities.
Get CorelCAD Mobile for your smartphone and tablet

Explore the many benefits of CorelCAD Mobile:

Benefits of CorelCAD Mobile on a smartphone:

  • Make edits anywhere*
  • Enjoy a smaller device size
  • Get quick access to check drawings
  • Use handy annotation features*

Benefits of CorelCAD Mobile on a tablet:

  • View materials on a wider screen
  • Convert to a viewer for presentations
  • Create or modify CAD files*
  • Eliminate the need for paper and pen*

*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.