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CorelCAD(TM) Update Now Available

New functionality and enhancements improve performance and further expand the capabilities of CorelCAD (November 15, 2011)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/11 --

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Corel?? today announced a new update for CorelCAD(TM), the powerful and affordable CAD solution introduced earlier this year. Available today as a free download for current CorelCAD customers, the update adds significant functionality and enhancements that will benefit a wide range of users in the architecture, engineering and manufacturing design communities. The first update to CorelCAD delivers enhancements to 3D modeling with the introduction of new 3D editing tools, 3D input device support and 3D display improvements. New 2D drafting tools allow for greater control for creating precise CAD drawings and modifying objects on screen. Paired with overall performance improvements and new full support for Mac OS?? X Lion, this update helps designers work with even greater speed, flexibility and efficiency.

The first significant update to CorelCAD delivers new functionality, enhancements and improvements focused on helping users to be as productive as possible.


In response to feedback from customers, the latest CorelCAD update features the following improvements:

-- New 3D editing tools and enhanced 3D modeling capabilities that includes the fillet tools for 3D edges and advanced editing of 3D surfaces for delivering advanced 3D designs efficiently -- New Smart Dimension tool for creating CAD drawings with precision and ease that automatically detect and suggest best matching dimension tools including Lines, Poly Line segments, Arcs, Circles, and Rings -- New print configurations that can store advanced print settings for different layouts and set configurations as presets across multiple projects -- New support for 3D Connexion input devices for Windows for quick 3D navigation on screen -- New VoiceNotes and Spellchecker for the Mac - the unique CorelCAD annotation feature -- New full Mac OS X Lion support -- Improved memory and performance for 3D display with increased rendering speed -- Improved performance to start up time on Mac OS X

For a complete and detailed list of enhancements, visit www.corel.com/updates.

"CorelCAD users work in diverse industries with varying workflows," said Klaus Vossen, Product Manager for Technical Graphics at Corel. "As a result, we are continuously working with our customers to prioritize our development efforts in order to deliver the most meaningful enhancements. We are pleased to deliver an update that further extends the capabilities of CorelCAD and helps our users in multiple industries to achieve the best results possible".

New Language Support

To provide the capabilities of CorelCAD to an even wider audience of users, Corel has introduced new language versions of the product including Polish, Czech, Russian, Turkish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

CorelCAD Delivers Power and Precision at an Affordable Price

CorelCAD is a powerful and affordable CAD solution that delivers native. DWG (industry standard CAD file format) support, and the ability to seamlessly navigate between 2D and 3D environments. Optimized for the Mac?? and Windows?? platforms, CorelCAD enables engineers, designers and architects to quickly and easily customize their work environments and work with even greater speed and efficiency. Corel partnered with Graebert GmbH to develop and market CorelCAD, offering users an intuitive environment with familiar command bars, aliases, menus and toolbars. In addition, CorelCAD provides excellent compatibility, working natively with the AutoCAD?? DWG(TM) file format and eliminating the need for an import / export process to read and write files in the industry standard format.

Availability

The free update is available for download from Corel's website www.corel.com/updates. CorelCAD is available at the SRP of $699 (US and CDN). Registered users of CorelDRAW?? Graphics Suite X4 and Corel DESIGNER?? Technical Suite X4 or higher are eligible for cross-grade pricing of $499 (US and CDN). Commercial and academic volume licenses are also available.

Media & Blogger Resources

For additional CorelCAD resources including reviewer's materials, images and videos, please visit www.corel.com/newsroom/corelcad.

About Corel

Corel is one of the world's top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we've built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value.

Our award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world's most widely recognized and popular software brands, including CorelDRAW?? Graphics Suite, Corel?? Painter(TM), Corel DESIGNER?? Technical Suite, Corel??, PaintShop(TM) Pro, PaintShop Photo??, Corel?? VideoStudio??, Corel?? WinDVD??, Corel?? WordPerfect?? Office, WinZip?? and Corel?? Digital Studio(TM).

?? 2011 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, the Corel logo, the Corel Balloon logo, Corel DESIGNER, CorelDRAW, Digital Studio, PaintShop, PaintShop Photo, Painter, VideoStudio, WordPerfect, and WinDVD are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. WinZip is a registered trademark of WinZip International LLC. All other product names and any registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned are used for identification purposes only and remain the exclusive property of their respective owners.

To view an image of the CorelCAD box, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20111114-CorelCAD1.jpg.

Contacts:
Corel
Maureen Miller
613-728-0826 ext. 1154
Maureen.miller@corel.com


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