July 19, 2012 09:22 ET

Free Updates for Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X5 and CorelCAD Now Available

Key additions to Corel's technical graphics solutions include CorelDRAW Import Capabilities for CAD users, Extended DWG File Format Support, and 3D Visualization Enhancements

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Corel today announced the availability of two free updates for Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X5 and for CorelCAD. The updates include significant additions to extend the file format capabilities in both products, crucial application improvements related to dimension tools, improved PDF functionality and 3D Visualization enhancements. These updates, along with general usability and performance improvements, will allow technical communicators and CAD designers to produce more accurate designs with even greater ease.

"The enhancements and new features in both updates are focused around the needs and requirements of our users," said Klaus Vossen, Product Manager, Technical Graphics at Corel. "The team is committed to delivering key, industry-leading capabilities to the community to ensure they have everything they need to work in a collaborative, creative and productive environment."

Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X5 is a complete and cost-effective solution for visual technical communications. Designed for technical illustrators and technical graphic users alike, the update adds key enhancements to precision tools, improved and enhanced support for industry standards such as WebCGM 2 and SVG, and the most recent developments in 3D visualization with an updated Deep Exploration™ CE application included.

Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X5 Update Highlights Include:

• Improved SVG support for Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers

• Enhanced CGM v4 (ActiveCGM, WebCGM, S1000D) Support

• Latest version of Deep Exploration 6.5.4 CE leveraging the SAP® Visual Enterprise Author application

• New powerful "manual explode" tool for creating exploded views of complex 3D assemblies in Deep Exploration CE efficiently

• Enhanced and updated 3D CAD support with the optional Add-On Deep Exploration CCE including support for CATIA V5 R20, NX 7.5, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks and other updated 3D CAD file format versions

Corel announced the expansion of its award-winning graphics and technical illustration portfolio last year with the introduction of CorelCAD, a powerful and affordable CAD solution that delivers native DWG support, and the ability to seamlessly navigate between 2D and 3D environments.

CorelCAD Update Highlights Include:

• New CorelDRAW Import support enabling Windows users to refine their drafts and sketches in a seamless workflow between creative design and CAD

• New PDF Underlay Functionality enabling CAD users to work with published PDFs as references in .DWG files

• Enhanced STL export allowing direct connection to 3D printers for creating physical prototypes from 3D solid modeling done in CorelCAD

• As of today, CorelCAD for Mac OS X is also now available on Apple's Mac App Store

Pricing and Availability

Both Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X5 Service Pack 2 and CorelCAD May 2012 Update are available to eligible customers for free download from Corel's website

Customers in North America can purchase Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X5 for $ 999.00 SRP (USD and CAD) and $ 499.00 SRP for the upgrade version. For a detailed list of features and to find out more about the advanced 3D CAD features and additional industry standards support in Deep Exploration 6.5 CCE, please visit Commercial and academic volume licenses are also available.

In North America, CorelCAD is available for $699 SRP (USD and CAD). Registered users of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 and Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4 or higher are eligible for cross-grade pricing of $499 (USD and CAD). Commercial and academic volume licenses are also available. To download a free fully-functional trial version or for more information about CorelCAD, please visit

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About Corel

Corel is one of the world's top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we've built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value.

Corel Corporation offers some of the industry's most well-known software brands including Corel®, Roxio®, WinZip® and Pinnacle™. Our product portfolio includes CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel® PaintShop® Pro, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, Pinnacle Studio™, Roxio Creator®, Roxio® Toast® and WinZip®. For more information on Corel, please visit

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