Discover the powerful and affordable CAD software that transforms 2D designs into 3D reality. CorelCAD™ 2016 provides customizable 2D drafting tools and superior 3D design tools within an interactive workspace to achieve your CAD goals in all types of industries. Increase your workflow productivity with native .DWG file format support for worry-free collaboration on CAD files with colleagues and business partners. Work in a familiar environment with the ribbon UI, 3D print-ready features and STL file output. Optimized for Windows, Mac OS and Android tablets, CorelCAD delivers impressive speed, performance and customization on the platform of your choice.
- All-inclusive 2D drafting tools
- Superior 3D design and 3D print-ready features
- Native .DWG file support, .STL, .PDF and .CDR
- Adaptable for automation and customization
Native .DWG files
Open, edit and save files in .DWG format for easy collaboration with colleagues and suppliers. As the native file format, CorelCAD offers .DWG, .DXF and .DWF support up to the latest AutoCAD (R2013 .DWG) file format versions.
NEW! Quick Input
Establish a command interface in your project using the cursor in the drawing area. It’s an efficient and time-saving feature that brings commands directly to the cursor so when you move it, the tooltips track and enable input of coordinate positions, lengths, angles, lines and more – when and where you need it.
NEW! Drawing Tabs*
Stay organized in CorelCAD on Windows with the ability to instantly switch between several documents that are open and active at the same time. Use the DrawingTabs command to show drawing tabs at the top of your drawing window. It’s an efficient feature that allows you to open, edit, close and save multiple drawing windows.
Work in a consistent manner with Layer Preview and Layer transparency features to align project elements, including drawing components from the recent versions of AutoCAD .DWG files.
NEW! Layer States Manager
Keep the layers in perfect order by using the new Layer States dialog. Save in a LayerState to manage the appearance of design components with named layer states, turn them on and off, and switch between displays. It will save, restore and manage configurations of layer properties and states, and can be shared across projects.
NEW! Multiline BlockAttributes
Edit and format many different types of multiline BlockAttributes with the pop-up toolbar. You can specify maximum width of text lines, insert attribute fields and revise annotations.
ENHANCED! Best performance
Gain the computer-aided design strength you need from a new version that has been optimized for the latest operating systems including Windows 10 and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and features intuitive updates to the user interface.
NEW! CorelCAD Mobile
Design and annotate on the go with CorelCAD Mobile, the latest Android tablet version of CorelCAD that complements the existing PC and Mac platforms. Get all the speed, performance and customization you need for any size CAD project on the platform you want.
ENHANCED! Windows ribbon UI
Increase productivity with the customizable ribbon UI* workspaces and use the contextual ribbon options to select and implement the various design tools you need, such as tables, in-place text editing and more.
Industry-standard CAD features
CorelCAD is compatible with all major CAD programs, so experienced users will feel comfortable with the familiar command bar, command aliases, and menu and toolbar items.
Add the precision you need by applying dimensional constraints to ensure your 2D designs meet your exact proportion, angle and size requirements by forcing a geometric shape to perform in a specified way. In addition, you can use geometric constraints to control dependencies and relationships between your objects.
In-place text editing
Create or modify existing text with the ability to quickly stack text and paste formatted text from Microsoft Word within your project. It’s ideal for controlling the font, appearance and location of text blocks.
NEW! Annotative Scaling
Keep your important text readable and separate from your drawing and viewport scale functions. As you move around within your design workspace, you now have the ability to view legible text at all times including printouts regardless of how small or large your design elements become.
NEW! Head-up Display
Use the Head-up toolbar to select various entities and then zoom in on the selected entities to make required changes. With the ability to edit your entities in one place, you can set the line style and line width, change layers, create dimension entities or make a Block.
Save valuable drawing time by inserting dynamic blocks from AutoCAD and then accessing the block settings and attributes for your own .DWG files in CorelCAD.
Insert, delete, merge or resize cells, rows and columns within existing tables. It’s the fastest way to include important text or instructions into any drawing while maintaining the linear flow.
Entity snaps and grips
Use CorelCAD smart tools, such as entity snaps, entity grips and polar guides, to quickly reposition, align, copy or resize entities to work faster and save time.
Make it easier to draw and align locations with the ability to create custom coordinate systems to align the construction plane to drawing objects.
With the comprehensive Design Resources, users can instantly find, access and manage design components like blocks, styles, drawings and images, for use within and across a variety of CAD projects.
CAD file standards verification
CorelCAD 2016 can verify a CAD drawing against drawing standards such as those stored in .DWS files. This verification will detect and repair industry-standard violations to ensure compliant CAD drawings.
Smart Dimension tools
Use dimension tools for accurate measurements, plus the Smart Dimension tool will suggest the most appropriate and precise dimension type automatically. Benefit from the pop-up dimension palette that quickly reveals dimension controls for faster navigation and easier control of frequently used settings.
NEW! Dimension Offset Distances
Use this time-saving tool to align the dimension lines with consistent distances from surrounding shapes. With the dimension location snap, you can place dimension lines at specified distances from measured linear shapes and between successive dimension lines, saving time and effort to achieve perfectly aligned technical drawings.
Annotation and collaboration
Use the VoiceNotes tool to add recorded messages, reminders or instructions directly in your drawing. Mark up drawing items with freehand sketches. Mask portions of a drawing to exempt them from annotations.
PDF and DGN Underlay functionality†
Attach one or more pages of a PDF document or DGN files originated from MicroStation or other CAD software to your drawing as an Underlay. Control the layer visibility and clipping (masking areas) of the PDF and DGN Underlays.
3D viewing capabilities
View 3D models from multiple viewpoints or roll them in 3D space interactively. Use Tiled Viewports to split a drawing into multiple view tiles and set them to display your 3D model in different views.
3D modeling and solid editing tools
Add 3D solid primitives to your design and use Boolean operations to unite, intersect and subtract bodies. Use advanced editing tools like Filleting Edges of 3D Solids, and coloring, moving, rotating and offsetting individual faces of 3D solids.
Transition from 2D to 3D
Create your 2D design in CorelCAD or create 2D sketches in CorelDRAW. Import the sketch into CorelCAD* and transform the 2D sketch to 3D. Extrude, revolve or sweep 2D entities along a path to progress from 2D drafting into 3D modeling.
3D mouse support
Navigate in 3D with support for 3Dconnexion input devices*. Rotate 2D and 3D drawings by moving the cap of the 3D mouse. Assign preferred navigation settings or custom commands to buttons of the 3D mouse.
Print 3D designs
Export multiple 3D solid objects to .STL (Stereolithography), the most commonly used file format for 3D prints. Print 3D prototypes using .STL support for direct connection to 3D printers or output to 3rd party 3D printing services.
CorelDRAW file import
Easily import CorelDRAW (.CDR) and Corel DESIGNER (.DES) files into CorelCAD* as model space objects with a representation in a layout sheet. A direct way to import drafts from CorelDRAW for advanced 2D and 3D modeling in CorelCAD, you can work with multi-page .CDR/.DES files.
CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER export
Export to .CDR and .DES* to easily re-purpose your work in CorelDRAW for presentations and marketing-related deliverables or in Corel DESIGNER for technical documentation.
Transfer custom settings such as profiles, preferences, file locations, and UI customizations from a previous release of the software to the new release. A dialog box opens automatically when you start CorelCAD 2016 the first time after installation.
Legacy file format support
Save drawings back to R12 .DWG or .DXF format to work with them on legacy hardware devices or using older software, and recover damaged .DWG and .DXF files in all format versions.
Easy file sharing
Collaborate and share more easily with colleagues and clients with support for leading formats, including .PDF, .SVG, .EPS and .DWF.
Work with GIS files
Visualize maps and geographic models created by geographic information systems (GIS) applications with support for ESRI Shape files (.SHP).
Exchange 3D files with colleagues and suppliers
Open and work with 3D models with support for the ACIS model file format (.SAT) that you can share with co-workers and 3D manufacturers.
Store all your advanced print settings, including paper size, scale, orientation, color to line width assignments and many more, in named configurations to use them across CAD files and projects.
Pack & Go command†
Create a ZIP archive or folder containing the current drawing and its dependent files, such as References, images, PDF files, font and mapping files, and PrintStyle and Print Configuration files.
Built for speed on Windows, Mac and Android devices
CorelCAD offers a powerful 32-bit and 64-bit application for Windows, plus the 64-bit application for Mac OS. Now, you can work more quickly and efficiently on your desktop and laptop on the platform of your choice.
With support for Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA)* and LISP, you can load or create your own functions, routines and plug-ins in the CorelCAD automation interface.
Add more power to your CAD functionality with the optional plugins, such as the extensive CAD tools provided by Graebert, that provide additional drafting and rendering capabilities, parts libraries and design features that can all enhance your workflow productivity.
*Ribbon UI, Drawing tabs, import and export of CorelDRAW (.CDR) and Corel DESIGNER (.DES) file formats, support for 3Dconnexion input devices and Microsoft VSTA are only available in CorelCAD 2016 for Windows.
†Please note: PDF/ DGN Underlay, Pack & Go functionality and plug-in store access are not available in CorelCAD 2016 when purchased and installed from the Apple Store.