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High-Tech & Telecommunications

CorelDRAW® Technical Suite (formerly known as Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite) is used worldwide by high-tech and telecommunications enterprises to create effective technical illustrations. The efficiency gains are greatly appreciated by systems engineers who often spend large amounts of time creating and modifying schematic diagrams. CorelDRAW Technical Suite X6 gives users in electrical engineering, communications and other cutting-edge technology enterprises access to specialized tools that simplify the creation of schematics, circuit diagrams and other electronic component drawings or blueprints.

Simplify the creation of schematics, circuit diagrams and other component drawings

Creating schematics: an end-to-end workflow

Access and repurpose technical design assets

Extensive file format support
Whether based on earlier designs or drawn from scratch, diagrams can use a repeated range of elements and symbols, often linked to part numbers in a spreadsheet or database. Usually, engineers will need to incorporate customer or system information from documents designed by other departments using a variety of software applications. To enable information sharing and greater collaboration between colleagues, CorelDRAW Technical Suite supports the complete range of industry-standard file formats for seamless collaboration with other departments, customers or legacy files.

Easily access 2D CAD formats, including AutoCAD DXF and DWG, and 3D DXF/DWG files with integrated XVL Studio 3D Corel Edition. File format compatibility extends to support for a wide variety of technical communications assets and formats, such as DOCX, XLS, Microsoft Visio (VSD), bitmap formats and PDF/A (including editing). Corel® PowerTRACE® is included to automatically convert bitmaps, static or legacy designs to editable vector graphics for selective updates or more in-depth modifications.

No matter what assets you need to access, Corel® CONNECT is available to help you quickly find them on your computer, network or external storage device, or online sources. This full-screen browser is also available as a docker within the authoring applications Corel DESIGNER, CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™, letting you organize content by type or project in shared trays for maximum efficiency.

Support for over 100 industry-standard file formats

Access technical design assets through integrated content browser Corel CONNECT

Technical illustration authoring

Symbols for recurrent elements and components
The extensive symbols library is perfect for working with complex designs containing repeated elements. With the Symbols Manager, you can share your own custom-made symbols. Whenever modified or updated, changes are dynamically reflected in any design that these symbols are used in, saving you time and effort. The enhanced styles engine offers a new Object Styles docker that simplifies the creation, application, and management of styles for symbols. Take advantage of Style Sets to apply consistent formatting across multiple objects, produce iterative versions, and implement formatting such as line weight and transparency with speed and consistency.

Save time using built-in or custom symbol libraries for standard drawing components

Efficient schematic diagrams with automatic connector lines
For a clear view, conductors must run at right angles in schematic diagrams. In Corel DESIGNER, connector line paths are automatically adjusted to avoid other objects. This makes it easier to create new diagrams or convert existing drawing objects to connectors. The Halos on Curves tool makes connector lines more easily identified, adding precision and clarity to diagrams.

With the new Object Styles docker in Corel DESIGNER X6, you can control halos as a preset style, making it easy to reuse them throughout complex projects. Changes to the appearance of halos, such the color, width or transparency, will be applied to all objects of the same style at one time.

Connector line paths automatically adjust to avoid other objects, halos help connector lines be more easily identified

Precision illustration tools and improved performance
To a technical illustrator, precision and clarity are everything. Approximation is not an option as all objects must be perfectly aligned and clearly understandable. With your hectic schedule, you cannot afford to double-check object positioning by zooming in and out. Geared for precision, CorelDRAW Technical Suite delivers gravity snapping, dynamic alignment guides and Object Coordinate drawing and dimensioning—features that help you draw and position objects accurately the first time.

CorelDRAW Technical Suite X6 also features new support for multi-core processing and true native 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows 8 applications. The enhanced speed allows you to quickly process larger files and images. Plus, your system will be more responsive when running several applications simultaneously.

Automation and adaptation to project requirements
For many technical illustrators, repetitive tasks, such as hotspotting, creating parts lists and changing parts numbers, are time-consuming, but necessary. By including Microsoft Visual Studio for Applications (VSTA) and Visual Basic for Applications 7.1 (VBA), CorelDRAW Technical Suite X6 lets you automate these repetitive tasks. Also, with the ability to fully customize the user interface, you can automate various processes and tailor Corel DESIGNER X6 to suit your particular workflow.

Automation tools help speed up repetitive tasks

Publish to any media

Compatible with multiple formats
CorelDRAW Technical Suite supports PDF output for online, print and archiving as ISO standard PDF/A. Enhanced industry standards compliance means you can deliver standardized technical documentation in leading formats, including WebCGM and SVG. The suite supports more than 100 standard import and export filters, including TIFF, JPG, WMF & EMF, AI, PSD, EPS and more. You can output your diagrams to Microsoft Office with optimized output file support and settings for embedding graphics in Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Output diagrams to Microsoft Office with optimized output file support and settings

Enhanced web publishing
Online delivery of technical content is increasingly important and CorelDRAW Technical Suite X6 continues to incorporate new features to support web publishing. The Export for Web dialog box in Corel DESIGNER offers a single access point for common export controls and you can use this dialog to compare the results of various filter settings before outputting illustrations for web pages.

Build professional-looking websites, design web pages and manage web content effortlessly with included Corel® Website Creator™. Its Site Wizard, templates, drag-and-drop functionality and seamless integration with XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and XML make website design easy and efficient. (A Corel account is required to download the application).

Output diagrams for web publishing with optimized quality and file size settings