The popular CorelCAD software which offers precision 2D drafting tools and 3D design tools for advanced modeling, has been updated with native DWG file support and a more attractive price tag for those who plan to take the plunge early.
Corel Corporation has just announced a sale on the 2013 version of its CorelCAD software for Mac, cutting the purchase price by a cool hundred – from $699.99 / €649,99 to $599.99 / €549,99.
The offer is temporary, but Corel doesn’t provide a specific expiration date.
CorelCAD 2013 reads the new .DWG file format which enables full compatibility when working with customers and partners who use AutoCAD 2013 (by Autodesk).
“Get a native DWG, high-performance CAD design solution without the high price with CorelCAD 2013,” says Corel.
“Open, work with and save files in .DWG for easy collaboration. Be productive immediately in an environment filled with industry-standard features and tools,” the company adds.
OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) is now supported, though CorelCAD still supports OS X 10.5 Leopard, according to the list of system requirements.
The update improves performance and speed. Thanks to some improvements in memory management, the app will expedite the loading process for larger drawings, reducing the loading time by up to 40%, according to its makers.
A brand new Align viewport tool makes it easier to arrange the elements of your drawings and gain better, more accurate alignment in sheets, while the new Revision cloud tool highlights areas that require or contain revisions.
In-place TEXT editing is now enabled right on the screen instead of using a separate dialog. Finally, users will get a new ExplodeX command to convert Ellipses and Splines into Polylines.
The software is localized in English, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.