Corel has launched the latest version of its CAD program, CorelCAD 2018, designed for 2D drawing, 3D modeling, and 3D printing.
Corel has beefed up the 3D editing and productivity tools. There’s a new Helix tool, which can be used to create 2D spirals and 3D helixes, useful for things like spiral staircases and manufacturing designs like springs, screws, and bolts. Also new is the Dynamic Custom Coordinate System that can help streamline any 3D design workflow with a dynamic method for editing and adding elements to 3D models. Corel has also improved the EntityGrips and Properties palette, which were previously only available for 2D but have now been extended for 3D editing. There’s support for the AutoCAD R2018 .DWG file format.
It also gains a new MultiLeader tool to draw, edit, and configure callouts with multiple leader lines and a new Block Attribute Manager to edit Block Attribute properties. The Tables feature has been improved so that its now possible to add formulas to cells using arithmetic operators and the Sum, Average, and Count functions. There’s a new ExportTable command to export tables in a comma separated format (CSV) for import in Microsoft Excel or database applications.
It’s available now in both Mac and Windows versions, for £799.99, with upgrades from £232.99 including VAT.
In addition, Corel has also developed a mobile version of the CAD software, available as its first mobile app for Apple’s iOS and an update to the existing Android app. It will be released in a few weeks and requires a subscription payment.