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New CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018

Technical illustration and drafting software

  • Comprehensive suite of professional applications
  • Graphically rich and technically accurate
  • Dedicated illustration and design tools
  • Industry-leading file compatibility

Empowering visual communication

Benefit from the versatile authoring tools in CorelDRAW® Technical Suite 2018 that allow you to create detailed assembly instructions, complex user manuals, multi-faceted documentation and more. Achieve unsurpassed productivity with new, high-caliber features to accelerate efficiency, and get full support for technical standards to publish, share or print with this expansive technical illustration and drafting software.

Why Choose CorelDRAW Technical Suite?

  1. Comprehensive

    Enjoy a full suite of professional applications that covers all aspects of visual communication authoring, project creation and publishing of technical documentation.

  2. Precise

    Apply exacting specifications to design visually detailed assembly instructions, complex user manuals, multi-faceted documentation and technical marketing with versatile design tools.

  3. Productive

    Achieve unsurpassed productivity with new high-caliber features, increasing workflow efficiency and effectively delivering multi-lingual technical communication.

  4. Innovative

    Explore groundbreaking tools for sketching and illustration to demonstrate your technical authoring expertise and impress your audience.

  5. Intuitive

    Experience a seamless workflow, from opening source files, such as 2D, 3D, photo, documents and data, to supporting output for print, online and mobile.

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Find all the powerful applications you need for success

CorelDRAW® Technical Suite 2018 delivers an expansive toolbox of applications to create a wide variety of highly-detailed technical documentation, instructions, manuals and so much more!

Corel DESIGNER® 2018

Corel DESIGNER 2018 provides accuracy and precise technical illustration capabilities with this vector-based graphics application.

CorelDRAW 2018

CorelDRAW 2018 makes any illustration or marketing communications project more creative with innovative new features, including the new Symmetry drawing mode.

Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018

Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018 helps you incorporate high-quality photos in your illustrations using impressive photo-editing capabilities.

XVL Studio Corel Edition

XVL Studio Corel Edition allows you to add context to your technical projects by using 3D views and models in your illustrations.

Corel CONNECT 2018

Corel CONNECT 2018 finds images on your local network and provides easy access to content using this built-in content assistant.

Corel CAPTURE 2018

Corel CAPTURE 2018 allows you to capture relevant project images from your computer screen in one-click.

Main Applications

  • Corel DESIGNER® 2018– Precise technical illustration
  • CorelDRAW® 2018 – Vector illustration and page layout
  • Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® 2018 – Image editing
  • XVL Studio Corel Edition – 3D visualization and authoring
  • Corel Font Manager™ 2018 – Font Exploration and management tool
  • Corel® PowerTRACE™ 2018 – Bitmap-to-vector tracing (included as part of Corel DESIGNER and CorelDRAW applications)
  • Corel® CONNECT™ 2018 – Content finder
  • Corel® CAPTURE™ 2018 – Screen capture tools
  • Corel® AfterShot™ 3 HDR* – RAW photo editor
  • BenVISTA PhotoZoom Pro 4* – Plug-in for enlarging digital images

Content*

  • 4,000 industry-standard symbols: Architectural, Electrical, General, Mechanical, and Tools
  • 10,000 clipart and digital images
  • 2,000 high-resolution digital photos
  • Over 1,000 TrueType and/or OpenType fonts
  • 350+ templates, incl. 40+ technical ANSI, DIN, and ISO standard templates
  • 2,000 vehicle templates
  • Over 500 interactive frames and photo frames
  • Over 600 fountain, vector and bitmap Fills

Supporting Applications

  • XVL Player – interactive 3D viewing (plug-in)
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications – Task automation
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications – Task automation and advanced macro projects
  • Barcode Wizard – Generator of bar codes in industry-standard formats
  • Duplexing Wizard – Guide for two-sided printing
  • GPL Ghostscript (ZIP) – Enhanced import of EPS and PS files
  • WhatTheFont – Online font identifier

Documentation and Learning*

  • Online Help files
  • Online User Guides
  • Online training videos, including "What's New" video tours)

*Note: An authenticated version of CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018 and Internet connection are required to access some of the included software components, online content and features.

Accessing design assets

Accessing design assets

Make the most of your content and important data by repurposing it from existing sources, including 3D designs with the integrated XVL Studio Corel Edition, and the optional XVL Studio 3D CAD Corel Edition add-on for advanced 3D CAD assembly formats. You’ll benefit from full support for a variety of content exchange types including .DWG CAD files, and over 100 other data file formats, and the ability to instantly access content through Corel® CONNECT™.

Using precision illustration and graphics tools

Achieve unsurpassed productivity with new high-caliber features and functionality to accelerate workflow efficiency. Advance your technical communication capabilities with a collection of dedicated illustration tools that ensure accuracy and precision for isometric drawing, detailed callouts and expansive dimensioning capabilities.

Using precision illustration and graphics tools
Publishing industry-standard compliant output

Publishing industry-standard
compliant output

Leverage all the power you need to publish, share and output important technical documents, including a new capability to publish to WordPress. Using a diverse set of cross-media publishing and distribution capabilities, including CGM, WebCGM, SVG, PDF, and 3D PDF, you will ensure all of your important technical files will be delivered in a readable format and accessible through online, print and mobile options.

Technical illustration and drafting software for effective communication at all levels

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Empowering visually impactful technical communication

Achieve unsurpassed productivity with new, high-caliber features, impressive photo-editing capabilities and innovative design tools to meet all technical standards.

Comprehensive

Comprehensive

Enjoy a full suite of professional applications.

Productive 3D models and visualization

Add context to your technical projects by using 3D views and models in your technical illustrations. With XVL Studio Corel Edition, integrated with CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018, you can create high-quality renderings from 3D views that are imported from DWG, 3DS, or IGES 3D model files. You can easily transform these 3D views into vector illustrations by using the enhanced “Send to Corel DESIGNER” feature.

Compatibility with the latest file formats

Leverage all the power you need with full support for technical publication standards, latest version .DWG CAD file import, and over 100 other data file formats to publish, share and output important technical documents. Using a diverse set of cross-media publishing and distribution capabilities, including CGM, WebCGM (incl. S1000D 4.2), SVG and PDF, you will ensure all of your important technical files will be delivered in a readable format.

Precise technical illustration with Corel DESIGNER

Get more accuracy with this vector-based graphics application that provides many relevant functions of graphic design along with the tools needed to create detailed engineering drawings. Corel DESIGNER® 2018 is touted as the core application of this complete solution for technical design and communications.

Innovative design technology with CorelDRAW

Make any illustration or marketing communications project more creative, productive and innovative using the versatile graphic design tools in CorelDRAW® 2018. Enjoy a seamless design experience with a tailor-made interface and unmatched customization capabilities to increase work efficiencies and output deliverables.

Progressive image editing with Corel PHOTO-PAINT

Include high-quality photos in your illustrations using the impressive photo-editing capabilities of Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® 2018, including the new interactive straighten feature and intuitive perspective adjustment. With professional-level tools, you can ensure the photos used in your visual communications are precise and legible at any resolution.

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.

Corel Font Manager

Organize and manage your font library with the intuitive Corel Font Manager and use your frequently used fonts without installing them, and work faster with fonts using the network storage feature. Quickly find and install fonts for your technical illustration projects, organize fonts for easy access, or manage unneeded fonts. In addition, you can browse and search online and local fonts, preview font glyph sets, create font collections, and more.

ENHANCED!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.

Precise

Precise

Apply exacting specifications to create visually detailed documentation using versatile design tools.

Design tools

Achieve unsurpassed productivity with new high-caliber features and functionality to accelerate workflow efficiency. Advance your technical communication capabilities with a collection of dedicated illustration tools that ensure accuracy and precision for isometric drawing, detailed callouts and expansive dimensioning capabilities.

Isometric drawing tools

Create isometric or other parallel projected technical 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. Obtain more precision and exactness with the UI controls in Corel DESIGNER®, as users can draw and edit shapes using accurate measurements in isometric and other projected drawing modes.

Align and distribute nodes

Align and distribute nodes using the bounding box of a selection, the page edge or center, the closest grid line, or a specified point. Distributing nodes is just as easy, adding equal spacing between them horizontally or vertically.

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 building 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.

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 Outline Position options that recognize line width measurements for object dimensions. Use Dynamic Guides so all elements of your technical illustration are intuitively placed in their intended positions with precision. Speed up the creation of all kinds of technical graphics incl. pipes and wires with the Parallel Drawing mode in Corel DESIGNER.

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.

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 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.

Productive

Productive

Achieve unsurpassed productivity with new high-caliber features to increase workflow efficiency.

New!SharePoint CMS integration
SharePoint CMS integration

CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018 Enterprise license customers gain exclusive additional collaboration and sharing benefits from the new connectivity of Corel DESIGNER and CorelDRAW to Microsoft SharePoint sites, giving you direct access to your organization’s Document Management System (DMS) right from within the visual communication authoring applications.

AfterShot 3 HDR

Download Corel® AfterShot™ 3 HDR from within the installed applications of the suite to make professional-grade corrections and enhancements to RAW or JPEG photos. Create high dynamic range (HDR) images with the HDR module included in AfterShot 3 HDR.

Translation Memory System (TMS) workflow

Produce illustrations that contain descriptive text, then output directly to the Translation Memory System (TMS), and process in Corel DESIGNER for translated results to use in multi-lingual global technical publication. Now, you can format text spanning multiple columns and use Corel DESIGNER to author complete user manuals or documents. Next, send the source language text for translation and receive translations to create localized documents literally with one click.

OPTIONAL: 3D CAD repurposing capabilities

Choose the XVL Studio 3D CAD add-on option to get animation tools and work with 3D CAD Engineering files. XVL Studio 3D CAD Corel Edition adds native 3D CAD file format support to ensure support for assemblies and parts from 3D CAD systems, including CATIA, Inventor, PTC Creo, SolidWorks, NX as well as 3D CAD exchange file formats incl. STEP, JT, and others.
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OPTIONAL: Automated 3D CAD to illustration update and 3D publishing

With the advanced XVL Studio 3D CAD add-on you can take advantage of a streamlined Auto Detection and Update feature to update 3D-CAD-sourced illustrations whenever engineering data has been modified. Plus, you can publish animated 3D visualizations as a 3D PDF or XVL file format for instant sharing and publishing via online and mobile.
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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 any graphical or callout shape. Object data items can be edited so that shapes can be manually edited as hotspots for WebCGM output.

Object Styles
Object Styles

Ensure a consistent look, style, and layout throughout your design projects with Object Styles, Color Styles and Color Harmonies. With the enhanced Object Styles in Corel DESIGNER, you can manage object styles, such as outline color, line style, line width, halo, 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 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 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 mobile device.

New!Increased performance and technology
Increased performance and technology support

Take advantage of multi-monitor viewing and Ultra HD displays support. Open and edit more large files at once, and process larger files and images faster than ever with native 64-bit, and support for multi-core and the latest hardware.

Innovative

Innovative

Explore groundbreaking tools for sketching, illustration and technical authoring.

New!Publish to WordPress
Publish to WordPress

Send your work directly to a WordPress media library from within the application. This new functionality lets you convert selected objects or an entire project to a JPEG, GIF, or PNG file and then upload to a WordPress account.

Add Perspective effect

Quickly create the illusion of distance and depth by applying perspective to bitmaps, vector objects, or both, directly in the drawing window. It’s an ingenious tool to showcase technical illustrations in real world scenarios.

Apply envelopes to bitmaps

Shape a bitmap interactively by placing it in an envelope and dragging its nodes. Quickly and seamlessly blend a bitmap into an illustration by using envelope presets or crafting a custom envelope from scratch.

Time-saving LiveSketch™ tool

Sketch and design on the fly! LiveSketch is a revolutionary drawing tool based on the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Free-form sketching converts into precise vector curves.

Enhanced!Microsoft Surface Dial support
Microsoft Surface Dial support

Get enhanced support for wheel devices, such as the Microsoft Surface Dial. Experience an alternative and more intuitive way of working in CorelDRAW or Corel DESIGNER by using touch and dial alone. Put your keyboard aside and try the contextual onscreen UI.

Enhanced!Powerful stylus capabilities
Powerful stylus capabilities

Work quickly and efficiently with the added control for the Windows Real-Time Stylus pen-compatible tablets, such as the Microsoft Surface, in addition to the Wacom tablet and devices. Use pressure to vary the size of the eraser nib, and also link the tilt and bearing to its flatness and rotation. Flipping the stylus or pen activates the Eraser tool to erase on the fly without using the toolbox.

New!GPU accelerated vector previews
GPU accelerated vector previews

Reposition and edit complex vector shapes without taxing your system’s resources. Using the graphics processing unit (GPU) may accelerate the display, editing, and manipulation of graphics in Corel DESIGNER, CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT on some machines.

Intuitive

Intuitive

Experience a seamless workflow that logically guides you through opening source files to output.

Symmetry drawing mode

Create a range of symmetrical designs, from simple objects to complex kaleidoscopic effects in real time, and boost your productivity by automating what is usually a very time-consuming workflow.

Straighten photos interactively

Rotate crooked images by interactively aligning a straightening bar to an element in the photo or specifying an angle of rotation. All controls are easily accessible on screen or on the property bar for perfect results in minutes.

Adjust photo perspective interactively

Use the interactive Perspective Correction tool to adjust the perspective of buildings, landmarks, or objects in photos. Simply line up the four corner points with a shape that should be rectangular to adjust the entire shot.

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.

Touch friendly user interface

Create quick adjustments using touch or a stylus. The Touch workspace maximizes the size of your drawing window by displaying only the tools and commands used most often, plus you can pan and zoom with a single gesture.

Enhanced!Total control over fills and transparency
Total control over fills and transparency

Enjoy the totally redesigned Fill and Transparency pickers that will help increase your productivity and deliver improved performance when working with and managing fills and transparencies in Corel DESIGNER, CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

Industry Workflows

CorelDRAW® Technical Suite 2018 provides a collection of cost-effective tools that helps organizations visually communicate the strengths and diversity of their products. It’s a complete technical communication solution respected throughout a host of industries worldwide.

See how CorelDRAW Technical Suite can specifically assist your organization in delivering rich, high-quality technical documentation.

Automotive & Machinery

Automotive & Machinery

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

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Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace & Defense

Illustrate technical designs for printed and interactive electronic technical manuals (IETM) for assembly and maintenance instructions.

Learn more

Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)

Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)

Draft multi-layered engineering plans, designs and presentations.

Learn more


High-Tech & Telecommunications

High-Tech & Telecommunications

Originate advanced technical illustrations and schematics.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Energy, Oil & Gas

Output optimized technical illustrations for plant engineering and construction.

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Version Comparison

Get a closer look at how the feature sets compare for our CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and Technical Suite products and
what’s new in CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018 compared to previous versions.

CorelDRAW Technical Suite Version Comparison (PDF)
Which CorelDRAW product is right for you? (PDF)

= Feature included

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Access and repurpose technical design assets

NEW SharePoint CMS integration

Gain additional collaboration and sharing benefits from the new connectivity of Corel DESIGNER and CorelDRAW to Microsoft SharePoint sites. Get direct access to your organization’s Document Management System (DMS) from within the visual communication authoring applications.

(Exclusive to CorelDRAW Technical Suite Enterprise license)

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. Expanded file format support includes .SVG, .CGM, .DWG and .DXF, .PDF, TIFF and Adobe CS/CC (AI, PSD).

100+
ENHANCED!

100+
ENHANCED!

100+

100+

100+

AutoCAD .DWG / .DXF support

Improved and updated support for .DWG (AutoCAD, CorelCAD™ and others) and .DXF ensures easy, error-free data conversion. Advanced support for editable dimensions in .DWG/.DXF files on import and export.

(ADVANCED)
(R2.5 – v2019)

(R2.5 – v2017)

(R2.5 – v2015)

Micrografx Designer support (DSF, DRW, DS4)

Backward compatibility with Micrografx Designer helps you work seamlessly with legacy files.

3D import

Import, view and modify 3D models, including AutoCAD .DWG and .DXF, 3D Studio (.3DS), IGES and Virtual Reality Modelling Language (VRML).

ENHANCED!

RAW camera support

Import and adjust RAW camera files directly from your digital camera, and preview changes in real time.

(UPDATED)

(UPDATED)

Vectorization of scanned blueprints

Smoothly convert bitmaps and scanned images into editable vector graphics with Corel® PowerTRACE®.

Native 3D CAD support (optional add-on)

Open and work with the latest 3D CAD file formats, including CATIA, PTC Creo (formerly Pro/ENGINEER), SolidWorks, Inventor, NX, IGES, STEP, JT and more.


ENHANCED!
(XVL Studio 3D CAD Corel Edition 2018)

(Lattice3D Studio CAD Corel Edition)

(Lattice3D Studio CAD Corel Edition)

(Deep Exploration™ CCE)

Advanced content organizer

The refined Corel CONNECT™ provides access to all included content, while also helping you acquire additional content from online vendors. Work with several trays concurrently, which gives you increased flexibility for organizing assets for multiple projects.

Syncing trays with Microsoft OneDrive

Sync Corel CONNECT trays with Microsoft OneDrive for cloud-based access to your projects on other computers or mobile devices.

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Create technical illustrations with precision

NEW Symmetry drawing mode

Create a range of symmetrical designs, from simple objects to complex effects in real time, and boost your productivity by automating what is usually a very time-consuming workflow.

NEW Align and distribute nodes

Align and distribute nodes using the bounding box of a selection, the page edge or center, the closest grid line, or a specified point. Distributing nodes is just as easy, adding equal spacing between them horizontally or vertically.

NEW Add Perspective effect

Quickly create the illusion of distance and depth by applying perspective to bitmaps, vector objects, or both, directly in the drawing window. It’s an ingenious tool to showcase technical illustrations in real world scenarios.

NEW Apply envelopes to bitmaps

Shape a bitmap interactively by placing it in an envelope and dragging its nodes. Quickly and seamlessly blend a bitmap into an illustration by using envelope presets or crafting a custom envelope from scratch.

Projected drawing tools

Draw directly on parallel projected planes, including isometric, diametric, or custom projections, to create the illusion of a 3D image.

Enhanced isometric drawing tools

Obtain more precision and exactness with the UI controls in Corel DESIGNER® that consider the scale of the projected axes according to the settings of the active projected plane.

Technical illustrations from 3D

Use the “Send to Corel DESIGNER” feature to transform 3D views into clear vector illustrations.

Marketing graphics from 3D

Use the new “Send to CorelDRAW” feature to transform 3D views into vector graphics for creative design works with CorelDRAW.

Insert 3D model

Insert a 3D model into a Corel DESIGNER document as an interactive 3D model (XVL file) with a high-res preview.

Outline position

Capture intended drawing shapes more precisely with the new Outline Position tool.

Parallel line drawing tool

Speed up the creation of technical graphics with the Parallel Drawing mode in Corel DESIGNER.

Total control over fills and transparency

Experience our most powerful fill engine ever, giving you complete control over your fountain, bitmap pattern, vector pattern (and hatch) fills.

ENHANCED!

ENHANCED!

Hatch fills

Fill objects with vector hatch patterns to clearly distinguish materials or object relationships.

Equation Editor

Manage mathematical formulas as editable elements within technical illustrations using the integrated Equation Editor.

Connector line tools

Quickly and easily add advanced connector lines to flowcharts and business diagrams.


ADVANCED!
(includes presets, and B-spline and Bézier curves)

Projected dimensions

The projected dimension options eliminate the need to draw and project dimension objects in multiple steps.

Drawing scale control

Manipulate the drawing scale from the toolbar at any time for precise technical illustrations.

Dynamic guides and alignment tools

Temporary guidelines appear when you create, resize, or move objects with suggested alignments to existing elements. Gravity snapping, dynamic guidelines and alignment guides help position objects precisely in relation to other objects.



ADVANCED!
(includes gravity snap with keyboard shortcuts )

Callout tools

Add callouts in a single click, with leader lines, halos, text and more. Dynamic callouts link to source object metadata to make updating callouts fast and easy.

(basic 3-point callout only)



ADVANCED!
(with presets, halos, and dynamic and linked callouts)

Hotspot capabilities

Use the Object Data Manager in Corel DESIGNER to add interactive functionality to callout and other graphical shapes within technical publications.

ENHANCED!

Optimize geometric objects

Convert curves to ellipses and fix disconnected curves by using the advanced Join Curves docker.

Enhanced Boundary tools

Expand the effectiveness and reach of a border with a new option that allows users to extend curves when creating a boundary using the Boundary tool or the Smart Fill tool in Corel DESIGNER.

Geometric information dialog box

Access geometric information, such as the length, perimeter, and area of objects.

LiveSketch™ drawing tool

Get right to work with the state-of-the-art LiveSketch tool, based on the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Transform free form sketching into precise vector curves directly on a pen-enabled device. Best of all, you'll eliminate the time-consuming task of sketching on paper, scanning and tracing to vector.

ENHANCED!

ENHANCED!

Enhanced vector previews, custom node shapes, and handles

Choose custom colors for previews, nodes, and handles that will stand out against underlying colors, and help you edit objects more efficiently. Choose the node shapes that best suit your workflow.

ENHANCED!

ENHANCED!

Knife Tool

The enhanced Knife tool lets you split vector objects, text, and bitmaps. You can split single objects or groups of objects along any path.

Fountain fills

Create elliptical and rectangular fountain fills, apply transparency to individual fill color nodes, repeat a fill within a filled object, adjust a fill's angle of rotation and smooth the blend transition of a fountain fill.

Support for Real-Time Stylus (RTS)

Enjoy a more natural drawing experience and achieve more expressive results with the native support for Microsoft Surface, and advanced stylus support. Take advantage of pressure, bearing, tilt, and rotation when using the touch-up tools, painting and other brush tools within the applications. Experiment with rotation, flatness and elongation settings to control your brushstrokes in any given illustration.

ENHANCED!

ENHANCED!

Hide and display objects

Corel DESIGNER and CorelDRAW allow you to hide objects and groups of objects, helping you edit objects in complex projects and experiment with your designs more easily.

Smoothing vector objects

Remove jagged edges and reduce nodes in curve objects with the Smooth tool.

Mesh Fill

Design multi-colored filled objects with more fluid color transitions. Reveal objects behind individual nodes with a transparency option.

Halos on curves

Ensure that diagrams, instructions, and flowcharts are easy to read by using halos on curves.

NEW Corner Control in Dashed Lines and Outlines

Gain more control over the appearance of corners in objects, text, and symbols that use dashed lines in Corel DESIGNER and CorelDRAW 2018. In addition to the existing default setting, you can choose from two new options to create perfectly designed and defined corners.

Enhanced line styles

Take advantage of enhanced line styles, such as shapes, zigzags, or multiple lines, to create diverse patterns.

Tables

Create and import tables to provide a structured layout for text and graphics.

QR Code generator

Create time-saving QR codes with Corel DESIGNER and CorelDRAW and add scalable QR codes to a drawing. (Internet connection required for validation).

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Image Editing

NEW AfterShot 3 HDR

Download Corel AfterShot™ 3 HDR from within the installed applications of the suite to make professional-grade corrections and enhancements to RAW or JPEG photos. Create high dynamic range (HDR) images with the HDR module included in AfterShot 3 HDR.

NEW Straighten photos interactively

Rotate crooked images by interactively aligning a straightening bar to an element in the photo or specifying an angle of rotation. All controls are easily accessible on screen or on the property bar for perfect results in minutes.

NEW Adjust photo perspective interactively

Use the interactive Perspective Correction tool to adjust the perspective of buildings, landmarks, or objects in photos. Simply line up the four corner points with a shape that should be rectangular to adjust the entire shot.

Photo editing application included

Use a professional image editor to adjust and refine photos and images.


(Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018)


(Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018)


(Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2017)


(Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7)


(Corel PHOTO-PAINT X5)

High-quality renderings from 3D

With shading capabilities including textures, lights, shadow mapping and ambient occlusion you can output 3D views as photo-realistic images for professional photo-editing with Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

Healing Clone

The new Healing Clone tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT lets you fix imperfections seamlessly by painting with sampled texture that matches the color of the surrounding area.

Gaussian Blur effect

The Gaussian Blur special effect in Corel PHOTO-PAINT is available as a lens that lets you blur images non-destructively

Interactive brushstroke transparency and feathering

Use modifier keys to interactively adjust the transparency and feathering of brushstrokes.

Special effects

Corel PHOTO-PAINT introduces camera effects, including Bokeh blur, Colorize, Sepia Toning, and Time Machine.

Pass Through Merge Mode

Achieve greater control when applying a lens or effect to a group of objects.

Planar Mask tool

Use the new Planar Mask tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT to define a feathered editable area along parallel lines. When combined with a blur effect, you can simulate depth of field, giving focus to a particular object while blurring areas outside the planar mask.

Lens corrections

Adjust your images to remove pincushion and barrel distortions with the new Correct lens distortion slider in the Straighten Image dialog box.

Smart Carver

Easily remove unwanted areas from a photo and simultaneously adjust the photo's aspect ratio.

Tone curve adjustments

Adjust image tone with more accuracy and precision.

Image Adjustment Lab

Easily and efficiently adjust photos with the powerful Corel PHOTO-PAINT application.

Cutout Lab

Draw a line with a marker around a selection and let this tool efficiently determine the background to be removed from the relevant portion of a photograph to be used.

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Maintain style and consistency

Object Styles and Style Sets

Ensure consistent styles, including externally referenced symbols, and layout throughout your design projects. Use Style Sets to make edits once to have changes applied instantly throughout a project.

Object Styles previews

Preview a style before it's applied with the new pop-up in the Object Styles docker.

Color Harmonies

Group a document's color styles so that you can quickly and easily produce iterative designs with varying color schemes.

Color management

Set application color policies to achieve the most accurate color representation with the Default Color Management Settings dialog, which gives greater control to advanced users.

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Windows Color System Support

Easily match colors between Corel and Microsoft applications.

Adobe Color Management Module

Easily match colors between Corel and Adobe applications.

Page numbering

Add page numbers on all pages of a document, starting on a specific page, or with a particular number. Numbers are automatically updated when you add or delete pages.

Master Layers

Incorporate page-specific headers, footers and page numbers into technical communication documents.

Special characters, symbols, and glyphs

The revamped Insert Character docker presents all characters, symbols and glyphs associated with a selected font, making it easier than ever to find these items and then insert them into your documents.

Font embedding

Embed fonts when you save CorelDRAW or Corel DESIGNER documents so that recipients can view, print, and edit the document exactly as designed.

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Font Manager

Corel Font Manager lets you easily handle, organize, and explore your typeface and font collections by giving you tools to control every aspect of your typography workflow.

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Font list box

With the new Font list box in Corel DESIGNER, CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can view, filter, and find fonts easily.

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Advanced OpenType support

Take greater advantage of advanced OpenType typography features, such as contextual and stylistic alternates, fractions, ligatures, ordinals, ornaments, small caps, swashes, and more.

Complex script support

Built-in complex script support ensures proper typesetting for glyphs used by Asian and Middle Eastern languages.

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Publish to technical communication standards

NEW Publish to WordPress

Send your work directly to a WordPress media library from within the application. This new functionality lets you convert selected objects or an entire project to a JPEG, GIF, or PNG file and then upload to a WordPress account.

PDF output

Output PDF files, with support for latest Adobe Acrobat files, heightened security encryption, and the ISO-compliant PDF/A archiving format.

3D PDF Publishing

Publish to 3D PDF with interactive viewing of 3D content in combination with other visual and text elements.

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.

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CGM V4 (WebCGM, ATA Grexchange, ActiveCGM)

Work with industry-standard CGM profiles for interactive technical documentation with hotspots. Corel DESIGNER 2018 offers an advanced CGM export dialog, and includes support for ATA iSpec 2200 up to (incl.) 2016.1.

(WebCGM 1.0 only)

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WebCGM 2.0, 2.1 + S1000D support

Create, interchange, and deliver standardized technical illustrations for Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM) and Illustrated Parts Catalogs (IPC), including support for S1000D Issue 2.3 – 4.2.


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(S1000D 4.2)


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(up to
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SVG output

Publish SVG, the HTML 5 supported vector graphics file format for online publication of scalable graphics. When automated as a background task, it enables advanced integration with Technical Authoring systems and any Content Management System (CMS).

EPS Level 3 support

Import and output Postscript 3 files with full support.

Preflight Control

Perform a quality check before printing, exporting or publishing your file to PDF. Preflight Control identifies issues and potential problems, and provides suggestions for resolving them.

On-screen color proof

Reliably preview how your artwork and colors will appear on different output devices or in other applications where you need to post your artwork.

Publish 3D online and to mobile devices

Save 3D models to XVL format and share 3D visualizations online or on mobile devices with free Lattice3D Player and iXVL apps.

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User Interface

Touch-friendly user interface

Tablet Mode support helps you sketch on the fly and make quick adjustments using touch or a stylus. Plus, the new Touch workspace streamlines the UI to maximize the size of your drawing window by displaying only the tools and commands you're most likely to use.

Microsoft Surface support

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and Technical Suite 2018 offer native Microsoft Surface Dial support on Windows 10. Use the CorelDRAW, Corel DESIGNER and Corel PHOTO-PAINT applications in the suite, to experience one of the most unique ways to create and interact with technology.

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Import legacy workspaces

Match your desktop environment to the way you work best. CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018 offers more UI customization options than ever before, allowing you to tailor your design space with a unique look.

Welcome Screen

The new Product Details page in the Welcome screen is your one-stop source for the latest on the suite and your user account. Learn about your product or subscription, account status, product updates, available resources, workspace selection and the new Upgrade Protection Program.

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Workspaces

Choose from a variety of workspaces designed for different proficiency levels and specific tasks: Page Layout and Illustration, a Classic option for longtime users, a Lite option for new users, Technical Illustration for pros doing isometric illustrations, Diagramming for pros using flowcharts and diagrams, and workspaces with the look and feel of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.


(incl. Technical Illustration & Diagramming)

Support for UltraHD display

An updated interface and support for High DPI displays let you comfortably view the applications on even UltraHD (ultra high definition) monitors.

Advanced multi-monitor support

CorelDRAW, Corel DESIGNER and Corel PHOTO-PAINT function reliably across multiple monitors of varying DPI, on all supported operating systems.

Fully scalable and customizable UI

You can adapt your design space to your needs with the updated and fully customizable interface. Newly designed icons allow scaling up to 250%. You can lighten or darken the application background by choosing a theme.

Simple customization

Tailor the toolbox, dockers, and property bars to suit your workflow using the Quick Customize buttons.

Multiple document interface

Work with multiple documents in a tabbed view.

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Undocking documents

Drag a document outside of the application window to undock it when working with multiple documents.

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Performance, speed and efficiency

Reduced launch time

Get right to work with a quicker start! The launch time has been reduced thanks to performance enhancements so you can get to work faster than ever.

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NEW GPU accelerated vector preview

Reposition and edit complex vector shapes without taxing your system’s resources. Using the graphics processing unit (GPU) may accelerate the display, editing, and manipulation of graphics in Corel DESIGNER, CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT on some machines.

Native 64-bit computing

Benefit from the speed of native 64-bit applications when processing large files and images.

Optimized for Windows 10

With support for Windows 10, you can confidently use your CorelDRAW product on the latest Windows operating system.

Multi-core support

Complete your tasks faster with powerful performance enhancements that leverage multi-core processing to maximize your computer's power.

Context-sensitive Object Properties docker

The redesigned Object Properties docker has a new tab option that presents only one group of formatting controls at a time, making it easier to focus on the task at hand. Fine-tune your designs with object-dependent formatting options.

Freehand Pick tool

Use the Freehand Pick tool to select an object or group of objects by dragging a freehand marquee around them.

CorelDRAW included

Take on a wide range of vector illustration and page layout projects with graphic design powerhouse CorelDRAW.

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NEW Default folder location

Find and share design assets with ease! You choose where to store content rather than use the default folders.

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Content

Symbols (referenced graphics objects)

Reduce file size and work on common objects by defining and updating an object once and reusing it many times. Access more than 4,000 symbols through built-in symbol libraries, and create custom libraries for standard components.

Professional clipart*

Kick start your creativity with over 10,000 clipart images and more than 2,000 vehicle templates for your designs and projects.

High-quality photos*

Enhance your designs with 2,000 high-quality photos at your creative disposal.

Specialized fonts*

Choose from an extensive font selection that contains over 1,000 professional fonts.

Design templates*

Get going quickly with more than 375 professionally designed templates.


(incl. 40+ technical ANSI, DIN, and ISO standard templates)

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Deployment and Automation

Windows Installer (MSI) support

Efficiently deploy software with MSI support and a Deployment Guide available for IT administrators.

Multilingual software deployment

When purchasing volume licenses (with maintenance or as subscription licenses) the CorelDRAW products are provided as multi-lingual installers for deploying the applications in selected or all available languages from one central package.

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Automation capabilities

Create macros and add-ins using the built-in automation interface. Easily create connections to Content Management Systems (CMS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Product Data Management (PDM) Systems.

(VBA 7.1
& VSTA 2017)

(VBA 7.1
& VSTA 2017)

(VBA 7.1
& VSTA 2015)



(Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) 7.1 & VSTA 2012)



(VBA 6.4 & Microsoft
Visual Studio® Tools for Applications)

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Purchasing Options

Upgrade Protection Program

Stay current with the affordable new CorelDRAW Upgrade Protection Program. This easy-to-own plan gives you the latest full version of your CorelDRAW product with all of its applications.

Multi-Seat license

Purchase multi-seat licenses and benefit from attractive volume discounts and software deployment options to install with a single serial number for use by all licensed users.

Perpetual Licensing option

Purchase a permanent license, with purchase of a box/download or volume license, to own the software for perpetual use.

Subscription Licensing option

Get more out of your CorelDRAW product with a subscription offer for single-user or multi-seat licenses. the annual subscription gives you another choice to use the software your way.

*In order to access this collection of tools, you need to be connected to the Internet. Purchase and authentication of CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018 are required.

System Requirements

  • Windows 10, 8.1 or Windows 7, in 32-bit or 64-bit, all with latest updates and service packs
  • Intel Core i3/5/7 or AMD Athlon 64
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB hard disk space
  • Multi-touch screen, mouse or tablet
  • 1280 x 720 screen resolution at 100% (96 dpi)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 4.6
  • DVD drive optional (for box installation)
  • Internet connection

Flexible purchasing options and pricing

Starting with the next release of CorelDRAW Technical Suite, Corel will be changing its purchasing options. For Perpetual License owners, upgrades will only be available to those on the CorelDRAW Upgrade Protection Program, guaranteeing significant savings compared to paying the upgrade price on an ongoing basis.

Perpetual License

Perpetual License

Receive the right to own and use the software version forever, with no extra cost.

  • One-time payment
  • Available to purchase as a download, box or volume license
  • Enjoy the full benefits of the specific version you have purchased, forever
Perpetual License

Upgrade Protection Program

Save on future versions with an easier and more affordable way to stay up to date.

  • One low annual payment
  • Access the latest version of the applications, as soon as they become available
  • Support for the latest operating system updates, devices and technologies
  • Continue to use your latest version forever, even if you decide to stop the Upgrade Protection Program
To purchase Upgrade Protection Program, simply add it in-cart when you buy CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018.
Perpetual License

Subscription

A low annual cost and the flexibility to stop paying as your software needs change.

  • One low annual payment with auto-renew option
  • Access the latest version of the applications, as soon as they become available
  • Support for the latest operating system updates, devices and technologies

Buying for a large organization?

Having control of your organization's software licensing is a key part of running a successful business. Corel provides significant licensing flexibility for larger organizations in the commercial, government and academic spaces, offering real solutions for your unique needs.

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