Corel announced CorelCAD 2014, the latest version of its CAD solution. It includes new industry-standard CAD features and AutoCAD .DWG file support.
According to the company, the new Windows Ribbon user interface offers a familiar CAD environment, while the enhanced layer tools, new Design Resources, and CorelDRAW graphics support for Windows enable users to communicate more effectively.
"CorelCAD 2014 delivers a competitive and cost-effective CAD option for the architecture and engineering communities that rely on standards-compliant tools without the high price tag," said Klaus Vossen, senior product manager for technical graphics at Corel. "It's one of the best alternatives for professional CAD users because of its affordability, ease of use, compatibility with .DWG files and CorelDRAW and 64-bit power."
Enhancements include the new Ribbon User Interface, which is compatible with all major CAD programs, that allows users to quickly switch between workflow-oriented Ribbon workspaces, such as 2D drafting or 3D modeling, or the classic CAD workspace. With the new Design Resources, users can instantly find, access and manage design components such as blocks, styles, drawings and images for use within and across a variety of CAD projects.
The enhanced layer tools allow users to work in a consistent manner with Layer Preview and Layer transparency features to align project elements, including drawing components from AutoCAD2014 .DWG files.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.