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CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018 Released

CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018 from Corel delivers a collection of tools specifically for the technical communicator’s workflow. The new suite comes complete with support for popular CAD formats and technical standards, updated drawing and photo editing capabilities and enhanced translation workflow support. Choose CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018 to design with impact and create a variety of technical illustration projects, from detailed assembly instructions to schematics, user manuals and marketing collateral.

“CorelDRAW Technical Suite builds on the power of three exceptional graphics applications—Corel DESIGNER, CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT—to give technical illustrators everything they need to create high-quality designs and achieve exceptional results fast,” says Klaus Vossen, senior product manager, CorelDRAW. “This powerful suite supports the technical standards you require while delivering the compatibility, flexibility and power needed to create consistent and precise visuals—from manuals and assembly instructions to technical marketing.”Designed for those working in the engineering and manufacturing industries, including aerospace and high tech, CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018 accelerates the technical illustration workflow, the company reports. Tools include new design and authoring capabilities; Symmetry drawing mode to create a range of symmetrical designs from simple objects to complex mechanical pieces in real time; align and distribute nodes using the bounding box of a selection, the page edge or center, the closest grid line or a specified point; and gain control over the appearance of corners in objects, text and symbols that use dashed lines.

Other features include advanced translation workflow support, such as the ability to produce illustrations that contain descriptive text, then output directly to the Translation Memory System (TMS) for use in multi-lingual technical publications;  intuitive photo-editing capabilities with PHOTO-PAINT 2018, including the new interactive straighten and intuitive perspective adjustment features; updated file compatibility; 3D visualization with XVL Studio Corel Edition; SharePoint DMS/ CMS integration when users have an Enterprise license.

CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018 includes:Corel DESIGNER 2018 – Precision illustration and technical design; CorelDRAW 2018 – Vector illustration and page layout; PHOTO-PAINT 2018 – Professional image editing; PowerTRACE 2018 – Bitmap-to-vector tracing; Font Manager 2018 – Powerful font management; XVL Studio Corel Edition – 3D visualization and authoring; CONNECT – Content finder; CAPTURE 2018 – Screen capture; AfterShot 3 HDR – RAW photo editor; and PhotoZoom Pro 4 – Plug-in to export and enlarge digital images from PHOTO-PAINT.

There are two purchase options: subscription (annual fee with access to the latest version as long as your subscription is active) and perpetual license (permanent license to CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018 for a one-time payment with no extra monthly or annual cost).

Perpetual license customers can save on future versions with the Upgrade Protection Program. Users can receive these benefits as long as the accounts remain active. Even if one decides to stop the Upgrade Protection Program, it’s possible to continue to use the latest version.

CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018 is available now in English, French, German and Japanese. The full version is priced at $999 USD. Registered users of any previous version of CorelDRAW Technical Suite may upgrade for $429 USD (excludes NFR, OEM, and Academic versions). Subscription is $360 USD per year. Upgrade Program pricing is $169.99 USD per year.

Corporate and academic accounts can use volume licensing options and maintenance. To learn more about CorelDRAW Technical Suite licensing options, visit www.coreldraw.com/business.

For more information, visit Corel.

Sources: Press materials received from the company.

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