Corel updates Technical Suite

Corel has announced details of the latest version of its CorelDraw Technical Drawing Suite 2017, which can be used for creating technical illustrations and documentation for a variety of industries such as manufacturing, aerospace and architecture. 

Technical illustrators can work and share with confidence thanks to industry-leading support for popular 3D CAD formats and technical publication standards.

Corel has improved the overall precision of its isometric drawing tools as well as making it easier to extend curves to create closed shapes from imported drawings.

There’s an optional Lattice3D Studio CAD Corel Edition add-on, which supports native assembly and part file formats for high-end 3D CAD systems such as CATIA, SolidWorks, NX, Inventor and PTC Creo. It can be used to create high-quality renderings from 3D views imported from DWG, 3DS, and now IGES, which can then be transformed into vector illustrations using the built-in Send to Corel Designer or the new Send to CorelDraw feature. 

It also includes many of the graphic design tools from Corel’s Graphics Suite, such as the hide and display feature, or the ability to split vector objects, text, and bitmaps. There are new device and tool options, including support for advanced stylus and touch-enabled devices like Microsoft Surface and Wacom tablets, as well as the Microsoft Surface Dial. It also supports high-definition monitors, including Ultra HD 5K. 

The Suite can be bought outright with a perpetual license for £899.99 or via a subscription for £329.99 a year.

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