May 11, 2011
By DE Editors
Corelhas expanded its graphics and technical illustration portfolio with the introduction of CorelCAD, which delivers native DWG support, and the ability to navigate between 2D and 3D environments. Optimized for the Mac and Windows platforms, CorelCAD enables engineers, designers and architects to customize their work environments.
Priced at $699 for new customers and $499 for registered users of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 and Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4 or higher, CorelCAD offers small- to medium-sized businesses and larger enterprises an affordable option for site-wide deployments, according to the company.
Corel has partnered with CAD developer Graebert GmbH to develop and market CorelCAD. As a result, existing CAD users will find an intuitive environment with familiar command bars, aliases, menus and toolbars, according to Corel. In addition, CorelCAD provides works natively with the AutoCAD DWG file format.
“The high cost of many CAD solutions makes it a prohibitive expense for small- to medium-sized businesses. CorelCAD represents a great alternative, particularly for technical designers seeking power and precision at an affordable price,” says Klaus Vossen, product manager for Technical Graphics at Corel. “We’re confident that CorelCAD’s combination of price and performance will provide a compelling alternative for architects, engineers, construction firms and any enterprise seeking precision tools for 2D and 3D design.”
Along with a set of 2D drawing features, CorelCAD includes a set of 3D solid modeling tools. Add 3D solid primitives to your design and use Boolean operations to unite, intersect and subtract bodies. Extrude or revolve 2D entities, sweep 2D entities along a path, or loft between 2D entities to create solid objects. Slice and intersect solids, and edit edges, faces and bodies of 3D solids.
CorelCAD is customizable to meet the needs of a variety of sectors and projects. Without any programming knowledge, users can fine-tune the user interface to their working needs. Custom workspace configurations can then be saved in user profiles and deployed throughout an organization to tailor the user interface to specific project needs.
CorelCAD is available now in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese for $699. Registered users of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 and Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4 or higher are eligible for cross-grade pricing of $499 (US and CDN). Commercial and academic volume licenses are also available.
For more information, visit Corel.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.