CorelCAD

CorelCAD makes 2D and 3D drawing accessible

CAD or Computer Aided Design is now a vital part of many industries. Various manufacturers and designers require both 2D and 3D models to be drawn to aid the design process, or create blueprints, but this is not a task that can be done with standard image editing software. CorelCAD is a professional package for these highly-specialised tasks, vital for anyone whose job requires CAD. View full description

PROS

  • Works with most file extensions
  • Several useful features and more being added

CONS

  • A little expensive
  • May take some learning for beginners

CAD or Computer Aided Design is now a vital part of many industries. Various manufacturers and designers require both 2D and 3D models to be drawn to aid the design process, or create blueprints, but this is not a task that can be done with standard image editing software. CorelCAD is a professional package for these highly-specialised tasks, vital for anyone whose job requires CAD.

Versatile design tools

CorelCAD is not a cheap software package, but that does reflect its professional status. This is one of the industry standards for design, allowing both 2D and 3D images to be drafted. The UI of this software stands out for being easy to understand, despite the relative complexity involved. Completed 3D models can be exported for 3D printing. The popular .DWG file format is supported natively but you can also use .STL, .PDF and .CDR. The software is compatible with all the major industry standards and 3D mice, plus it includes features like patterns along paths, centreline construction, 3D modelling, polyline editing and trimming options. The package even includes mobile apps to keep you going when away from the computer.

Pricey but powerful

Though CorelCAD is not cheap, it is considered affordable in comparison to other industry software packages. The tools in this program are powerful and highly compatible, making it a great choice for new and established designers.

CorelCAD supports the following formats

DWG, DXF, DWF, CDR, DES
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CorelCAD 2014