Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X5
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Technical illustration software
Create illustrations, diagrams and technical documentation with confidence with Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite X5, the complete solution for visual technical communications. With industry-leading file compatibility, 3D re-purposing, precise drawing tools and intuitive features, it supports your entire workflow. Publish technical documentation online or in print thanks to support for WebCGM, S1000D and other standards.
Optimize your workflow and increase productivity with Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite X5. Start projects quickly with industry-leading file compatibility and 3D re-purposing with optional support for CATIA®, Pro/Engineer® and other native 3D formats. Create illustrations and technical documentation with confidence using dedicated technical drawing tools and intuitive features. Enjoy the versatility to take on a wide range of technical graphics projects with a complete visual communication suite. Publish online or in print thanks to support for PDF, WebCGM, S1000D and other standards.
- Corel DESIGNER® X5
- CorelDRAW® X5
- Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X5
- Corel® PowerTRACE® X5
- Corel CAPTURE® X5
- Corel® CONNECT™
- Right Hemisphere® Deep Exploration™ 6 CSE
- Microsoft® Visual Studio® Tools for Applications (VSTA)
- Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
- SWiSH miniMax™ 2
- PhotoZoom Pro 2
Market-leading standards compliance and file format support
Create and deliver standardized technical documentation with support for leading formats, including WebCGM 2.0/2.1 and S1000D. Confidently exchange files with colleagues and clients thanks to updated and enhanced support for more than 100 file formats, including AutoCAD® DWG™ and DXF™, Microsoft® Visio® (VSD), SVG, DOCX, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and more. Corel DESIGNER® X5 also offers enhanced support for Adobe products, including AI, PSD and PDF files.
Enhanced 3D visualization options
Open, work with and output 3D models, such as AutoCAD DWG and DXF, 3DS and Google® SketchUp™ with Right Hemisphere® Deep Exploration™ 6 CSE. Work more efficiently with new task-oriented workspaces for Technical Illustration, Authoring Training material, and Sales and Marketing collateral creation. This release also includes new transparent background on raytraced rendering in hybrid illustration/bitmap output to Corel DESIGNER and new photo-realistic HDR rendering output to Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™.
Built-in content organizer
Quickly find graphical assets on your computer, network or external storage device or online sources with Corel® CONNECT™, the full-screen browser (also available as a docker within Corel DESIGNER®, CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™). For easy access, you can keep a collection of content in the tray, which is synchronized between the browser and the dockers.
Includes CorelDRAW X5 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X5
For the first time, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite includes CorelDRAW X5, adding a powerful and intuitive creative vector illustration and page layout tool for complementary tasks. The latest version of Corel PHOTO-PAINT is also included, offering an easy way to enhance and retouch photos to include in your work.
On this page:
- What's included
- Connect to technical design assets
- Create technical illustrations with confidence
- Publish to technical communications standards
- Corel DESIGNER® X5 – precision illustration and technical design software
- CorelDRAW® X5 – creative illustration and page layout software
- Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X5 – easy-to-use, professional image-editing application
- Corel® PowerTRACE® X5 – fast, accurate bitmap-to-vector conversion tool
- Corel CAPTURE® X5 – one-click screen capture utility
- Corel® CONNECT™ – full-screen browser for searching digital content from your computer, network, external storage device or online sources
- Right Hemisphere® Deep Exploration™ 6 CSE – 3D visualization software
- Microsoft® Visual Studio® Tools for Applications (VSTA) and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) – powerful automation tools
- SWiSH miniMax™ 2 – easy Flash® animation software
- PhotoZoom Pro 2 – photo enlarger plug-in for Corel PHOTO-PAINT
Connect to technical design assets
Enhanced! 3D visualization options
Open, work with and re-purpose 3D models, such as AutoCAD® DWG™ and DXF™, 3DS and Google® SketchUp™ with Right Hemisphere® Deep Exploration™ 6 CSE.
New! Task-oriented workspaces
Work more efficiently with dedicated workspaces for Technical Illustration, Authoring Training material and Sales and Marketing collateral creation.
Enhanced! 3D CAD visualization add-on (optional)
Open and work with the latest 3D CAD file formats, including CATIA V5R19, Pro/Engineer® Wildfire® 5, SolidWorks® 2010, Inventor® 2010, NX7, JT v.9.3 and others without a costly CAD license. Find out more about this add-on tool
Enhanced! File format compatibility
Confidently exchange files with colleagues and clients thanks to support for more than 100 file formats, including AutoCAD DWG™ and DXF™, Microsoft® Visio® (VSD), SVG, DOCX, XLS, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and more.
Enhanced! Adobe product support
Import and export AI, PSD and PDF files with support for Illustrator® CS5, Photoshop® CS5 and Acrobat®.
New! Corel® CONNECT™
Easily find information assets on your computer, network or external storage device or online sources with this full-screen browser (also available as a docker within Corel DESIGNER®, CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™).
Enhanced! Corel® PowerTRACE® X5
Quickly convert scanned bitmaps, such as circuit design blueprints, schematics, hand-drawn illustrations and more, into editable vector graphics with smoother curves and more accurate results.
New! Microsoft® Visual Studio® Tools for Applications
Streamline your workflow by creating macros and add-ins. Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications is also included to let you perform simple customization tasks. Plus, easily create connections to Content Management Systems (CMS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Product Data Management (PDM) Systems.
Create technical illustrations with confidence
Projected drawing modes
Actively draw on the projected plane to create isometric or other parallel projected illustrations for assembly and maintenance instructions. For existing planar objects, you can also project the objects to a desired plane, rather than calculating a rotation and skew angle manually.
Advanced dimension tools
Create custom dimensions and dimension styles with advanced control for clearly readable illustrations.
Enhanced! Callout tool features
Use the one-click Callout tool to easily create callouts, including text, lines and halos. In Corel DESIGNER X5, you do not need to review your entire drawing for numbered callouts when you make additions or changes. Just use automatic increment when you create callouts and Corel DESIGNER X5 will renumber them automatically with the new Callout renumbering macro.
Halos on curves
Apply halos to connector lines that cross over each other to make wiring diagrams and flowcharts easier to read, or use halos to highlight the axes of an exploded view with thrust lines in a technical illustration.
More precision tools
Specify arrowhead attributes such as size, offset or rotation angle, then save custom arrowheads as presets. Use the 2-point line tool to draw cylinders more easily and add missing detail to drawings.
New & Enhanced! Color management
Use color with certainty thanks to the redesigned color management engine. Adjust color settings for a specific document, save presets, preview color outputs and more effectively prepare technical illustrations for various output devices. Also includes support for new PANTONE® profiles and many other process and spot color libraries.
Enhanced! Professional image editing
Easily enhance and retouch photos to include in your work with Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X5. The enhanced Objects docker lets you organize project elements hierarchically for greater efficiency. Plus, the new Convert to Grayscale dialog gives you more control of the colors used in conversion for clearer results.
New! CorelDRAW® X5
For the first time, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite includes CorelDRAW X5, adding a powerful and intuitive creative vector illustration and page layout application for complementary tasks.
Work faster with support for multicore processing and interface enhancements such as locked toolbars. Plus, new support for Windows® Touch lets you navigate the applications in Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite X5 with your fingertips.
Publish to technical communications standards
Enhanced! Industry standards compliance
Create, share and deliver standardized technical documentation with support for leading formats, including WebCGM 2.0/2.1, S1000D, SVG and PDF/A.
Enhanced! Encapsulated Postscript® (EPS) support
Ensure that EPS files export and print with more vivid colors.
New & Enhanced! Web publishing
Take advantage of new and enhanced features to produce Web graphics. The new Export for Web dialog box provides easy access to export controls. SWiSH miniMax 2 is also included to let you quickly create web animations.
- 3D CAD
To double your 3D CAD editing abilities and benefit from increased file format support, upgrade to Deep Exploration 6 CCE. See below for more information.
With Deep Exploration™ 6 CSE (included with Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X5), you can:
Access 3D designs
Easily open and work with designs from AutoCAD® DWG™ and DXF™, 3DS, VRML, U3D, Google® SketchUp™ and other formats.
Modify 3D models and views
Accommodate the needs of a technical illustration by applying cross sections and exploding models to create disassembly views and more.
Quickly transform 3D CAD models into accurate 2D vector illustrations
Easily transform models and insert directly into Corel DESIGNER X5.
Create renderings from 3D designs
Output renderings directly to Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ for professional retouching and integration in technical documents and presentations.
New! Benefit from task-oriented workspaces
Work more efficiently with dedicated workspaces for Technical Illustration, Authoring Training material, and Sales and Marketing collateral creation.
With Deep Exploration™ CCE (upgrade option), you receive:
Additional native 3D CAD file format support
Get support for over 80 3D CAD file formats, including CATIA®, Inventor®, Pro/ENGINEER®, SolidWorks®, NX™ and more.
Support for many 3D CAD exchange file formats
Easily share information and collaborate with support for IGES, STEP, SAT, JT and other commonly used formats.
Additional 3D CAD tools
Access more 3D CAD tools to optimize 3D files for display and manipulation, including Polygon reduction tools, small parts removal and more.
Support for 3D PDF publishing
Output 3D models in 3D PDF format, which makes it easier to share these complex models with virtually anyone.
Purchasing Deep Exploration CCE
Deep Exploration™ CCE is an add-on to Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite that requires an additional purchase. Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite X5 licensed copy is required for this upgrade.
- Compare Deep Exploration CSE to Deep Exploration CCE
- Additional 3D CAD formats supported with Right Hemisphere® Deep Exploration™ 6 CCE
Compare Deep Exploration™ CSE (included) to Deep Exploration™ CCE (upgrade option)
Features Deep Exploration™ 6 CSE Deep Exploration™ 6 CCE Full error reporting Cross sections Create Animation sequences Steps and Procedures Metadata browser CAD tools Limited
(Exploded view only)
3D Measurement tools DXF, DWG and DWF file Support Opening and importing 3D files from 3DStudio, SketchUp, U3D (Adobe PDF), VRML
(~50 file formats)
(> 80 file formats)
Opening and importing native 3D CAD files (including CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER, NX, Inventor, SolidWorks and other formats) STEP, IGES, SAT, ParaSolid, JT support Vector illustration output with direct connection to Corel DESIGNER Bitmap rendering output with direct connection to Corel PHOTO-PAINT 3D PDF Publishing
Additional 3D CAD formats supported with Right Hemisphere® Deep Exploration™ 6 CCE (additional purchase to Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X5)
File Format Extension Autodesk Inventor Part & Assembly IPT, IAM CADKEY Advanced Design Language CDL CATIA4 CGR, DLV, MODEL, SESSION CATIA5 CATPART, CATPRODUCT Granite File G IGES Files IGES, IGS JT File JT Lattice XVL Structure and Geometry XV0, XV3 MicroStation CAD Graphic DGN Neutral Part File NEU Parasolid CAD File X_B, X_T, XMT, XMT_TXT Pro/ENGINEER Part & Assembly PRT, XPR, ASM, XAS Rhinoceros 3D Model 3DM SolidEdge 3D CAD Model Part & Assembly PAR, ASM SolidWorks Part & Assembly SLDASM, SLDLFP, SLDPRT, SLDDRW Standard ACIS Text File SAT Standard ACIS Binary File SAB STEP File STEP, STP NX / Unigraphics Part and Assembly PRT VDA File VDA
- System Requirements
- Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista® or Windows® XP with latest Service Pack (32-bit or 64-bit Editions)
- Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™
- 1 GB RAM
- 1.4 GB hard disk space (1.6 GB for typical installation without content). Up to 6.7 GB needed to install extra content
- Mouse or tablet
- 1024 x 768 screen resolution (768 x 1024 on a Tablet PC)
- DVD drive
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7 or higher