CorelCAD 2021 Education (Windows/Mac)
Achieve outstanding results with CorelCAD 2021, an affordable collection of powerful 2D drafting and 3D design tools, purpose-built for architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and manufacturing professionals who demand precision. Turn visualization into realization on Windows and macOS, thanks to native .DWG file support for efficient collaboration and .STL support for productive 3D publishing.
CAD program for 2D drawing, 3D design, and 3D printing
Unleash CorelCAD, a powerful collection of design tools developed expressly for manufacturing, construction, and engineering professionals. Conceptualize, plan, draft, lay out, and edit with the assistance of a leading CAD software. With an expansive feature set, your 2D drawings will come together expertly.
Transform with ease
Equip yourself with advanced tools and features in this CAD program to transform 2D drawings into 3D models with a few clicks. Complete projects quickly with CorelCAD; consistently delivering to specifications and project parameters.
Output with accuracy
Elevate your work with a powerful 3D design software for text, graphics, and tactile outputs. CorelCAD's full feature set manages nearly any technical design task, making collaboration with colleagues or stakeholders a breeze. 3D printing is simple with .STL support for 3D printers or output connection.
Confidently deliver detailed projects on time and with precision using CorelCAD. The latest AutoCAD, full native, .DWG file format support allows designers to collaborate seamlessly. CAD software aligns with any working environment, leveraging incredible customization and automation support options for a rich user experience.
What's new in CorelCAD 2021?
Drawing Compare Palette
Compare two files with highlighted colors to track changes, show multiple options within a project, and define before and after points within your workflow.
Enhanced Pattern Command
Duplicate objects and patterns along a path in the same perspective with new associativity in the Pattern command,?now you can replicate objects and patterns along a linear or circular path.
Convert Dynamic Blocks to Custom Blocks
Save changes to dynamic block definitions by converting them to custom blocks, providing more control and editing abilities in your files.
Redesigned Print Dialog*
Enjoy a streamlined printing process bringing multiple options to one location, providing additional display options and more control.
Enhanced PDF Output*
Adjust the file size and image quality to fit your needs, with the enhanced ability to set the quality of raster and vector images when exporting your work to PDFs.
An affordable alternative with industry-standard CAD features
With the robust set of design tools built into CorelCAD 2021, it's easy to achieve expert results with this industry-leading CAD program.
NEW! Redesigned Print Dialog*
Get more control with a streamlined printing process bringing multiple print options to one centralized location.
CorelCAD is compatible with all major CAD programs. Onboard quickly with familiar commands and toolbar items.
Access layer controls easily without leaving the drawing UI. Merge one or multiple layers to a destination layer.
Layer group filters
Group all the referenced layers from other drawings that are created automatically when attaching external references.
Access and manage design components (blocks, styles, drawings, and images) for a variety of CAD projects.
2D drafting software
NEW! Associative Patterns
Apply associativity in the Pattern command to duplicate objects and patterns along a path in the same perspective to quickly create larger, more complex graphics.
Custom Block features
Save a Custom Block (symbol definition) as a separate drawing with New CBWBlockAs, or test Custom Block definitions without exiting the Block Editor.
Drawing constraint features
See how the new set constraint name format can specify how dimensional constraints are displayed, and geometric shapes conform to dimensional constraints.
MultiLeader and Dimension tools
Configure callouts and leader lines that auto adjust. Create a new dimension style from a specified dimension and use Smart Dimension tools for accuracy.
Object Snaps and Grips
Redistribute objects with Object Snaps, Grips, and Polar Guides. Contextual shortcut menus allow interactive editing of the geometry.
3D design and editing tools
Create wireframe geometry from the edges of a 3D solid, surface, mesh, or region. Use OffsetEdges to make 2D entities from 3D solid or surface boundary.
STL file import
Import stereolithography files (*.stl) to insert contained 3D objects. Further modification is now possible on ready-made 3D design imports.
PolySolid 3D solid editing and modeling tools
Use PolySolid to draw 3D solid objects in the shape of polygonal walls. Apply ChamferEdges to bevel 3D solid objects, with Face and Loop options.
Transition from 2D to 3D
Create a 2D design in CorelCAD or import from CorelDRAW to shift to 3D. Extrude, revolve, or sweep 2D entities along a path to go from 2D drafting to 3D modeling.
3D mouse support
Navigate in 3D with support for 3Dconnexion input devices*.
Annotation and collaboration
NEW! Drawing Compare Palette
Compare two CAD files and highlight tracked changes in various colors. Designers can see edits, show options to stakeholders, and define workflow changes.
ENHANCED! Seamless AutoCAD Compatibility
Open, edit, and save files with the latest AutoCAD .DWG file format — including the ability to edit dynamic blocks and save them as custom blocks.
Data Extraction Wizard
Use the Data Extraction Wizard to specify and/or block object attributes, extract information.
CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER file support*
Easily import and export CorelDRAW (.CDR) and Corel DESIGNER (.DES) files into CorelCAD on Windows, for a seamless workflow between CAD and graphics.
Annotation and markup
Add recorded messages, reminders, or instructions into drawings with VoiceNotes tool. Mark or mask portions of drawings to exempt from annotations.
Enjoy a native CAD software experience on Windows and Mac including industry-standard features and support for the latest operating systems.
Export 3D solid objects to .STL, the most commonly-used file format for 3D prints. Print 3D prototypes using .STL support for direct connection to 3D printers or output to third party 3D printing services.
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.
AutoCAD features & files
Open, edit, and save files with the latest AutoCAD .DWG file format—ensuring swift collaboration between colleagues, suppliers, and business partners. Easily edit dynamic blocks from AutoCAD with .DWG files support.
CorelCAD supports leading formats, including .PDF, .SVG, .EPS, .DWF, .STL, .SAT, .SHP, and .DWS. CorelCAD for Windows supports import from and export to CorelDRAW (.CDR) and Corel DESIGNER (.DES)*.
CorelCAD is mobile!
Get instant access to design and annotate on the go with CorelCAD Mobile, a companion app that's available as a subscription for the iPad or iPhone through iTunes, and for Android tablets and smartphones through Google Play.
For subscribers, the app includes a full set of 2D drawing, editing and 3D viewing tools as well as advanced annotation capabilities. With the free app mode, you can already enjoy 2D and 3D .DWG viewing, basic annotation tools, and connectivity to cloud storage services like Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
Share the files you've created with CorelCAD on your desktop or laptop with CorelCAD Mobile. To gain access, simply use Box, Dropbox, or Google Drive to synchronize your drawings online in the Cloud or store drawings locally on your device.
Use your tablet or smartphone in lieu of paper to communicate on the go with clients and colleagues. Also, most modern devices enable you to connect to a video-projector via a USB to HDMI connector, or over wireless connections. Plus, with CorelCAD Mobile you can edit a drawing^ and then immediately share the modified version.
Add, change, or edit important project details on-site, such as confirming measurements, revising key data, or including text notes. With the unique annotation features, PictureNote^ and VoiceNote^, you can take a picture from the camera of your mobile device or record your voice and pin the recorded note to the right place in your drawing.
Find all the tools you need to make immediate changes or fixes with the 150+ drawing and editing features^ in CorelCAD Mobile. The 2D tools will help you create or modify your drawing^ within an interface that's been optimized for touch and high precision.
Originate or capture ideas the moment inspiration strikes. CorelCAD Mobile is the natural extension of CorelCAD for your mobile devices. Plus, you'll find all the familiar tools you're used to seeing on your computer, with the exception of a few touch gestures, so there's no learning curve.
* Ribbon UI, Drawing tabs, import and export of CorelDRAW (.CDR) and Corel DESIGNER (.DES) file formats, enhanced PDF options (bitmap resolution), redesigned print dialog, support for 3Dconnexion input devices and Microsoft VSTA are only available in CorelCAD for Windows.
^ These features, 2D drawing, 2D editing, advanced annotation tools, such as VoiceNote, PictureNote, and command list, are only available in the "Full mode" app and require a subscription which can be purchased in the CorelCAD Mobile app on Google Play or iTunes.