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March 17, 2015 09:00 ET

New CorelDRAW® Technical Suite X7: A Powerful Technical Communication Solution

Suite Features Tools that Allow Users to Envision, Illustrate and Communicate Effectively

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Corel today released CorelDRAW® Technical Suite X7, its latest solution for technical communication professionals. With new 3D PDF publishing capabilities, connectivity to Translation Memory Systems (TMS) and a redesigned user interface, this new version gives companies the ability to increase ROI on their CAD system investments by repurposing CAD and 3D data for technical illustration and visual communication workflows.

CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7 features Corel DESIGNER® for dedicated technical design and illustration, including advanced isometric drawing tools, leading file compatibility, and publishing capabilities for print, online and mobile. The program helps technical communication professionals create projects quickly by accessing and repurposing technical design assets from various sources. The advanced Lattice3D Studio CAD add-on supports 3D CAD assembly formats from CATIA, Inventor, NX, PTC Creo, SolidWorks and others. With file export capabilities covering graphics, bitmap and other document formats, from Microsoft Office, CGM, SVG, EPS, TIFF, JPEG and PNG to PDF/A and S1000D industry standards, CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7 allows users to distribute technical communications to a variety of media publishing options.

"With CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7, we want to help technical communication professionals enhance their workflow and productivity as much as possible," said Klaus Vossen, Senior Product Manager for CorelDRAW Technical Suite, Corel. "Together with Lattice3D Studio CAD Corel Edition, the latest version of CorelDRAW Technical Suite offers tools to help streamline the workflow from 3D design to technical communication. By allowing users to repurpose 3D CAD data to efficiently create high-quality technical communications, and update their deliverables from modified 3D CAD sources, the program helps resolve bottlenecks in the technical publication workflow."

New and Enhanced Features in CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7 Include:

  • New 3D PDF Publishing: Export layouts directly to 3D PDF and generate documents with all pertinent data in one publication for cross-media publishing.
  • New Translation Memory System (TMS) Support: Send text from a document in Corel DESIGNER to Translation Memory Systems and receive translated text back for efficient translation of technical illustrations.
  • New Automated 3D CAD-to-Illustration Update Capability: With the optional Lattice3D Studio CAD add-on, streamline the technical illustration process by accessing early 3D designs as a source file and update technical illustrations from modified 3D CAD data in an automated process.
  • New Redesigned User Interface: Select from predefined workspaces or set up a custom workspace to match a specific workflow with the fully customizable user interface, featuring full support for high-dpi screens and multi-monitor environments.
  • Enhanced Hotspot Capabilities: Add interactive functionality to callout shapes using the Object Data Manager in Corel DESIGNER.
  • New Equation Editor: Manage mathematical equations as editable elements within technical illustrations.
  • New QR Code Generator: Create QR codes with Corel DESIGNER and include them in printed materials such as documentation, machine labels and more.
  • New Precision Layout and Drawing Tools: Create and position objects more accurately with new tools like Outline Position options, the Parallel Drawing tool and Alignment Guides.
  • New Membership and Subscription Options: Choose between perpetual or subscription licensing options, and access Standard or Premium Membership features.
    • Subscription: Rent the software on a monthly or annual basis, and access it for the duration of the subscription term. This is ideal for companies and individuals who are on a fixed monthly or annual software budget, but need the most up-to-date tools. A subscription license includes Premium Membership features during the term of subscription.
    • Memberships: Stay informed on the latest news from CorelDRAW Technical Suite with a free Standard Membership, or upgrade to a Premium Membership for access to additional features and automatic upgrades to the next major version. Maintenance, which is offered to volume license customers, includes all Premium Membership benefits for the term purchased.

What's Included:

  • Corel DESIGNER® X7 - Precision illustration and technical design
  • CorelDRAW® X7 - Vector illustration and page layout
  • Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X7 - Professional image editing
  • Corel® PowerTRACE™ X7 - Bitmap-to-vector tracing
  • Lattice3D Studio Corel Edition - 3D visualization and authoring
  • Corel® CONNECT™ - Content finder
  • Corel® CAPTURE™ X7 - Screen capture
  • PhotoZoom Pro 3 - Enlarging digital images

Lattice3D Studio CAD Add-On:

CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7 can be expanded with an optional add-on of Lattice3D Studio CAD Corel Edition, which gives users access to advanced authoring tools for leveraging 3D CAD data across technical communications and marketing in an enterprise. Users can author powerful work instructions, and create a wide range of technical documentation and marketing collateral from manufacturing designs. Learn more at www.coreldraw.com/techsuiteaddons.

Availability and Pricing:

CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7 is available for $999 (USD), and the upgrade version is $429 (USD). Subscription licenses start at $30 per month (for annual subscription). For more information, or to purchase the program, visit www.coreldraw.com/technicalsuite.

About Corel Graphic Design Software:

Whether you're an occasional graphics user, creative professional or technical illustrator, Corel Graphic Design Software helps you make a major impact with your artwork. The Corel Graphic Design product family includes the renowned CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, a complete graphic design solution, CorelDRAW® Technical Suite for technical communication, and CorelCAD™, affordable and powerful CAD software.

Boasting some of the industry's best-known brands, Corel's product lines also include Corel® Painter®, Corel® PaintShop® Pro, Corel® PDF Fusion™, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, Roxio®, Pinnacle™ and WinZip®. For more information about Corel Graphic Design Software, please visit www.coreldraw.com.

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