Software : Corel : CorelCAD


(as of 5/16/2019)

Software Overview

Screenshot of CorelCAD 2019

Screenshot of CorelCAD 2019

Main Features

  • Support for DWG, DWS, DWF, and SHP files
  • 2D drafting tools, such as custom blocks, drawing constraints, and Smart Dimension tools
  • PolySolid 3D modeling and solid editing tools
  • Tabbed interface with movable tools and layer panes
  • Extensibility through plugins

CorelCAD is a computer-aided design (CAD) application used to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. The program integrates with the cloud and mobile devices for easy sharing and access.

The CAD application supports the DWG file format along with with the DWS, DWT, DXF, DWF, DES, STL, and SHP formats. You can also export designs to CDR, DES, STL, and PDF formats and work with GIS files to visualize maps and geographic models.

CorelCAD features layer-editing capabilities that allow you to edit models on separate layers and provides a variety of 2D and 3D tools for creating mechanical, structural, and architectural drawings. Some of the advanced capabilities include filleting edges of 3D solids, viewing 3D models from multiple viewpoints, accurately measuring with dimension tools, marking up drawing items with freehand sketches, modifying and scaling text, and managing layer states.

The CorelCAD interface features tabs for organizing your workflow and quickly switching between documents. You can also access your tools and layers in movable panes. If CorelCAD doesn't provide the tools you need you can install plugins for additional functionality.

CorelCAD is a quality design application that competes with Autodesk AutoCAD as a cheaper alternative. The application is used by engineers, architects, and project managers, to create and share technical drawings. Although it doesn't provide as much functionality as AutoCAD, such as format support, CorelCAD is still worth a look because of its more manageable cost.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.DWG – AutoCAD Drawing Database File

Other file extensions used by CorelCAD 2019

Supported File Types
.CDRCorelDRAW Image File
.DESCorel Designer File
.DGNMicroStation Design File
.DWFDesign Web Format File
.DWTAutoCAD Drawing Template
.DXFDrawing Exchange Format File
.SHPShapes File
.STLStereolithography File

Updated: May 16, 2019