• CorelCAD 2014.5 Update - introducing Export for 3D printing and other enhancements

    It's May again!
    ...as with previous versions, CorelCAD 2014 receives an Update in May this year as well:

    CorelCAD 2014.5 is available now! - with new features, enhancements and a number of performance improvements.

    CorelCAD 2014.5 Update introduces a new menu entry for exporting 3D files to .STL for 3D printing.

    The new version also enhances existing features such as the Make flat snapshot command, the Smart Ca…

    • Tue, May 13 2014
  • CorelCAD user survey - Have Your Say!

    How do you use CorelCAD?

    We want to know!

    Tell us about what you create, your workflow and your overall experience with CorelCAD for your chance to win a Wacom Intuos 4 (small) tablet and other great prizes.

    Fill out the survey here.

    Thank you very much in advance for participating in our survey! Your help in developing the products to meet your needs is much appreciated!

    • Tue, Feb 4 2014
  • CorelCAD tip: Drawing walls with rich-lines

    CorelCAD 2014 Feature Highlight no. 10: New RichLine editing tools

    In CorelCAD, you can draw lines with advanced linestyles using the "RICHLINE" tool.

    RichLines can be created as custom multiline styles so that you draw multiple parallel lines in one go.

    ...very handy to draw walls in 2D using the standard multiline definition (2 parallel lines with 1 unit distance between inner/ outer line) or by creating…

    • Wed, Dec 18 2013
  • Publishing CAD files to PDF - CorelCAD 2014 enhancements

    CorelCAD 2014 Feature Highlight no. 9: PDF export

    Did you know that CorelCAD supports PDF output from both model space views and layout sheets?

    With CorelCAD 2014, the PDF output feature has been further enhanced. You can now easily add document properties such as Author, keywords, title and subject.

    Also new in CorelCAD 2014, you can now specify to maintain the layer structure of the DWG file in the PDF output.…

    • Tue, Dec 10 2013
  • Draw threads and bolts for 3D printing - CorelCAD user tip

    Great tip from coreldraw.com member David: Watch a short tutorial video on how to effectively draw threads in 3D using simple 2D circles, EXTRUDE and SWEEP command.

    The results can be exported to a 3D printer using the STL export in CorelCAD.


    Thanks to David for this tutorial - great work!


    • Tue, Dec 3 2013
  • Find and adjust application settings quickly in CorelCAD 2014

    CorelCAD 2014 Feature Highlight no. 8: New Finder in Options dialog

    The Options dialog in CorelCAD hosts a large number of settings for the application, the user preferences and the project.

    Finding a specific setting for watching and modifying it is really simple though, using the new "Find" tool in the Options dialog.

    No matter whether you're using CorelCAD 2014 on Windows or Mac, you will see the Find…

    • Mon, Dec 2 2013
  • (P)review complex CAD files with Layer Preview in CorelCAD 2014

    CorelCAD 2014 Feature Highlight No. 7: New Layer Preview tool

    Are you receiving CAD files from colleagues, suppliers or other business partners to source your projects from? If yes, you will know the problem of finding the relevant content in the dozens to hundred(s) of layers the .DWG file contains.

    The new Layer Preview tool in CorelCAD 2014 will help you to isolate the relevant content and create meaningful views…

    • Fri, Nov 29 2013
  • CorelCAD 2014 on Mac OS X - user interface updates

    CorelCAD 2014 Feature Highlight No. 6: Improved user interface (UI) on Mac OS X 

    While CorelCAD 2014 introduces Ribbon UI for Windows PC users, the Mac version of CorelCAD 2014 also receives valuable updates leveraging Mac OS X specific UI options.

    Mac users will appreciate the implementation of the Mac OS X print dialog, now enhanced to the Print Configuration Manager same as in the Print dialog itself.

    When creating…

    • Thu, Nov 28 2013
  • Want to see more about the NEW CorelCAD 2014? Live webinar on Dec. 5 !

    Join us for a live webinar on December 5, 2013!

    In a 45-minutes live session you will see the new version in action and we will demonstrate the new and enhanced features in CorelCAD 2014.

    Highlights you'll see in the webinar:

    • New Windows Ribbon UI workspaces
    • New Design Resources
    • New Drawing Standards verification tools
    • Enhanced Layer tools such as Layer Preview and Layer transparency
    • ...and many more of…

    • Wed, Nov 27 2013
  • Advanced CAD graphics with transparent layers in CorelCAD 2014

    CorelCAD 2014 Feature Highlight No. 5: New Layer transparency

    As a new feature, CorelCAD 2014 supports transparencies in drawing objects and as a layer setting.

    Making a color or hatch fill transparent is very simple: Transparency is one of the object attributes you can access in the Properties palette.

    You can change the value (ByLayer is the default) to any number between 0 (opaque) and 90.
    (Values greater than…

    • Tue, Nov 26 2013
  • Modify groups of objects in CorelCAD 2014 easily using the new Quick Group tools

    CorelCAD 2014 Feature Highlight No. 4: New Quick Group tools

    In CorelCAD 2014, grouping various objects in a drawing for modifying them all at once is as easy as you know it from CorelDRAW or other graphics applications.

    The new Quick Group tools help creating groups from selections and also releasing groups (ungrouping) in one click.
    You don't need to name a group or do any similar group management tasks.


    • Mon, Nov 25 2013
  • Drawing Standards compliance - verify your drawings in CorelCAD 2014

    CorelCAD 2014 Feature Highlight No. 3: Drawing Standards verification tools

    Your CAD projects need to follow a defined layer structure, standard line weights and colors, text formatting, dimension styles and other object attributes? With CorelCAD 2014 you now can verify a project against drawing standards and also set up the application to detect any violations on the fly and notify you while you're working on it.…

    • Fri, Nov 22 2013
  • Access CAD assets with the new Design Resources in CorelCAD 2014

    CorelCAD 2014 Feature Highlight No. 2: The new Design Resources palette

    CAD projects typically contain not only a unique drawing but also many commonly used elements such as blocks (standard drawing components), styles for standard line types, dimensions, text, tables, a defined layer structure, layout sheets and potentially externally referenced drawings or images.

    All these components - stored in .DWG files - can…

    • Thu, Nov 21 2013
  • New Ribbon UI in CorelCAD 2014 on Windows

    CorelCAD 2014 feature highlight No. 1: Windows Ribbon UI

    CorelCAD 2014 on Windows now comes with Ribbon UI workspaces.

    When launching CorelCAD 2014 you will notice a few changes in the user interface (UI). While the main elements (menu, tool bars, palettes) are still there in the "Classic default" workspace, there is a new CorelCAD balloon button in the upper left corner.

    This "Home" button provides quick…

    • Wed, Nov 20 2013
  • New version available: CorelCAD 2014

    CorelCAD 2014 is available now! Free trial download on www.corel.com/corelcad .

    Come back to read tips & tricks on the new features in the coming weeks.

    • Wed, Nov 20 2013
  • CorelCAD tip: Creating 3D text, embossed or impressed to 3D solids

    Watch this great tutorial video from David on creating 3D text that is embossed or impressed to a 3D solid object - for 3D printing and other 3D publishing options:

    ...the resulting 3D solid object you can export directly to STL for 3D printing.

    Thanks very much David for sharing this video!!

    • Mon, Nov 18 2013
  • CorelCAD 2013.5 update - enhancements & new features

    CorelCAD 2013.5 update includes key fixes and improvements and adds new features, incl.

    64-bit application power on Mac OS X, DWG R2013 file I/O, new Batch Print and more. 

    • Fri, May 17 2013
  • How to create Color fills in CorelCAD

    While graphics applications like CorelDRAW use Fill and Outline as object properties, CAD applications usually treat fills as separate objects (shapes).
    CorelCAD, supporting standard CAD techniques, also operates this way.

    With the Hatch/Fill tool (in the Draw menu) you access all options for creating various fill types, including a broad range of hatch fills.
    You also find multiple options for creating solid color fills…

    • Wed, Aug 15 2012
  • CorelCAD on Apple's Mac App Store - quick update

    As announced a couple of weeks back, we are really excited about the availability of CorelCAD for Mac OS X (10.6.6 or higher) users through the built-in Mac App Store. We hope you enjoy the experience, directly downloading and licensing the product to your Mac!

    We released CorelCAD 1.0.1 earlier this week as a 1st update to the Mac App Store release. The update addresses problems that had been experienced with the initial…

    • Thu, Aug 9 2012
  • Attention CorelCAD users - revised CorelCAD update available!

    With the CorelCAD May 2012 update we have announced the availability of an update notification feature within the application. In order to make this feature fully work for you with future updates, please download a revised version of that CorelCAD update.

    The revision is available for download on the Patches & Updates page of the Corel website and has replaced the "May 2012 update".

    If you're not sure…

    • Fri, Jun 29 2012
  • Adding PDF to the CAD workflow - PDF underlay in CorelCAD

    Another tip on a new feature in CorelCAD May 2012 update release - using the new PDF underlay functionality in CorelCAD.

    The .DWG file format supports referenced PDF documents as underlay in the CAD model. With that capability you're able to display content that is only available as published PDF within your CAD drawings.

    With PDF underlay functionality in CorelCAD, there's more you can do with PDFs as a drawing…

    • Thu, Jun 28 2012
  • CorelDRAW (*.cdr) import in CorelCAD: handling layers and colors

    CAD and Graphics software applications follow a different paradigm when it comes to Layer management and how Layers are used to structure a drawing.

    Read how different color definition concepts (By Object vs. By Layer) can be interchanged when importing *.cdr files into CorelCAD.

    • Mon, Jun 25 2012
  • Perfecting CorelDRAW sketches and draftings with CorelCAD for Windows

    With the May 2012 update CorelCAD for Windows now supports importing CorelDRAW or Corel DESIGNER files in addition to exporting to *.cdr and *.des.

    Read how it works in this tip...

    • Wed, Jun 20 2012
  • CorelCAD May 2012 update now available!

    A new version of CorelCAD is available for you!

    The CorelCAD May 2012 update release includes new features and enhancements that will for sure help you to complete your CAD tasks even more efficiently:

    CorelCAD now supports PDF underlay so that you can insert single or multiple pages of a PDF document in your CAD drawing. You can control layer visibility of the .PDF in the .DWG and also clip the PDF to any (freeform…

    • Fri, May 11 2012