CorelDRAW® Technical Suite X7 provides a complete solution for technical communication professionals, featuring dedicated illustration tools, leading file compatibility, and publishing capabilities for print, online and mobile. Create projects quickly by accessing and repurposing technical designs assets from various locations and sources, including 3D designs and the optional add-on for 3D CAD assembly formats*. Exchange files with colleagues and clients with export capabilities to a broad range of over 100 file formats, including WebCGM, .SVG, .DWG, 3D PDF, .EPS and TIFF.
- Design with expert illustration tools
- Repurpose technical design assets
- Share using industry-standard file formats
- Publish for print, online and mobile
3D PDF publishing
Publish to 3D PDF with interactive viewing of 3D content in combination with other visual and text elements. Export from Corel DESIGNER® to 3D PDF to generate output with all pertinent data and graphics in one document for cross-media publishing. 3D PDF files can be viewed with free PDF reader applications that are installed on almost any desktop or laptop computer.
Insert 3D models into technical illustrations
Choose one of two ways to insert a 3D model into a Corel DESIGNER document; either insert it as an external reference or embed the 3D model (XVL file) in the Corel DESIGNER document. When embedding the 3D file, the 3D model can be accessed for modifications within the Corel DESIGNER (.DES) file. You can then share the .DES file with other users who can access the embedded 3D file.
Translation Memory System (TMS) support
Reach a worldwide audience with a new option that allows you to send text content from your graphics file in Corel DESIGNER to Translation Memory Systems (TMS) using XLIFF standard, and receive translated content from TMS. The translation results can then be imported into the existing document to create a new file for the specific language. With illustrations instantly available in multiple languages, companies can satisfy their global business needs.
Automated 3D CAD to illustration update capability (Optional)
Expand beyond the standard 3D file support and take advantage of the automated 3D CAD to illustration update, with the optional Lattice3D Studio CAD add-on. Streamline the technical illustration process by accessing early 3D designs as a source file. Once the designs are updated, you can use an automated process, Auto Detection and Update, to implement the design changes engineering has applied to the original 3D source file. Learn more
3D CAD repurposing capabilities (Optional)
Lattice3D Studio CAD add-on also provides support for the native assembly and part file formats of high-end 3D CAD systems such as CATIA, SolidWorks, NX, Inventor, PTC Creo and many others. Plus, you can publish animated 3D visualizations as a 3D PDF or Lattice3D file format for instant sharing and publishing via online and mobile. Learn more
Redesigned customizable user interface
Leverage the option of multiple displays, using one screen for illustration and 3D work, and one for documentation or additional tools. Advanced workspaces offer Lite for beginners, Technical for pros doing isometric illustrations, Diagramming for pros using flowcharts and diagrams, and the Adobe workspace for new Corel DESIGNER users coming from other applications.
Precision layout and drawing tools
Capture your intended drawing shape with exactness using the new Outline Position options that recognize line width measurements for object dimensions. Use the new Alignment Guides so all elements of your technical illustration are intuitively, yet precisely, placed in their intended positions.
Parallel line drawing tool
Speed up the creation of all kinds of technical graphics, from wiring diagrams to architectural designs with the new Parallel Drawing mode in Corel DESIGNER X7. You can simultaneously draw multiple parallel curves while controlling the distance between them. Use the Parallel Drawing toolbar to set the number of parallel curves to create and position them with precision.
Use the callout drawing tool in Corel DESIGNER to add interactive functionality to callout shapes in technical publications. With the Object Data Manager docker, you can list metadata fields, such as WebCGM metadata, for callout shapes. Object data items can be edited so that callout shapes can be manually edited as hotspots for WebCGM output.
Total control over fills and transparency
We've created our most powerful fill engine ever, giving you complete control over your fountain, bitmap pattern, vector pattern and hatch fills. Plus, the new Fill dialog includes access to Content Exchange and fill libraries in Corel DESIGNER.
Control over Object Styles and symbols
Ensure consistent styles, including externally referenced symbols, and layout throughout your design projects. With the enhanced Object Styles in Corel DESIGNER X7 and CorelDRAW X7, you can manage object styles, such as outline color, line style, line width, fill type and color, and text styles. You can then create symbol libraries that can be accessed and used across projects. Reuse the style definitions that you create once and apply to the individual components in the custom symbols.
Manage mathematical equations as editable elements within technical illustrations using the newly integrated Equation Editor. Mathematical and scientific formulas can be inserted and displayed in the drawing, and then modified when needed. Existing equations from older CorelDRAW documents can be opened or imported for use in Corel DESIGNER equations.
QR Code generator
Create time-saving QR codes with Corel DESIGNER X7 and add scalable QR codes to a drawing*, allowing you to give technicians in the field the ability to link to online technical documentation from printed documentation or machine labels using a smartphone.
Easy color harmony editing
The enhanced Color Styles docker makes it easier than ever to view, arrange, and edit color styles and harmonies. You can now specify the brightness value, and preserve saturation and hue while adjusting a color. New harmony rules let you snap all colors in a color harmony to a rule-based system, so you can modify those colors while preserving the color harmony.
Easy font preview and advanced character tools
Find the perfect font for any project. The new Font Playground lets you preview and experiment with different fonts before bringing them into your design. Plus, the revamped Insert Character docker automatically shows you all the characters, symbols and glyphs associated with your font, making them easier than ever to find and insert.
Technical publication standards support
Keep up with current industry requirements with the ability to publish to a variety of industry-standard file formats, including WebCGM (with S1000D profile support) for Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM), Illustrated Parts Catalogs (IPC) creation, and PDF support, including ISO standard PDF/A and 3D PDF.
Compatibility with latest file formats
Choose from more than 100 up-to-date vector graphics, bitmap image, document and other data file formats supported for import and export capabilities. Exchanging files is hassle free, thanks to expanded file formats support including .SVG, .CGM, .DWG and .DXF, .PDF, TIFF and Adobe CS/CC (AI, PSD).
Stay up-to-date with all the latest news for CorelDRAW Technical Suite by signing up for a free Standard Membership. Benefits include a built-in Content Exchange so you can instantly access, store and share fills, clipart, templates and more. As a Premium Member, you will enjoy additional benefits such as premium online content and early access to new features.