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CorelCAD 2016 Academic MacOS/ Windows

SKU: 280337


CorelCAD 2016 is an affordable CAD software offering industry-standard CAD tools and features. Transform your 2D designs into 3D models using customizable 2D drafting tools and 3D design tools for any industry. CorelCAD uses the industry-standard .DWG file format, so you can easily collaborate with colleagues/partners using other software. Likewise work in a familiar environment, with a ribbon UI, 3D print-ready features, and STL file output (Ribbon UI, Drawing tabs, import and export of CorelDRAW (.CDR) and Corel DESIGNER (.DES) file formats, support for 3Dconnexion input devices and Microsoft VSTA are only available in CorelCAD 2016 for Windows).

Included with CorelCAD 2016 is also a free 1-year license of CorelCAD Mobile (for Android), which will let you design and annotate on-the-go.

CorelCAD 2016 – Key Features:

  • Native .DWG Files. Open, edit, and save files in .DWG format for easy collaboration with colleagues and suppliers. As the native file format, CorelCAD offers .DWG, .DXF and .DWF support up to the latest AutoCAD (R2013 .DWG) file format versions.
  • Quick Input (New). Establish a command interface in your project using the cursor in the drawing area. It's an efficient and time-saving feature that brings commands directly to the cursor so when you move it, the tooltips track and enable input of coordinate positions, lengths, angles, lines, and more - when and where you need it.
  • Drawing Tabs (New). Stay organized in CorelCAD on Windows with the ability to instantly switch between several documents that are open and active at the same time. Use the DrawingTabs command to show drawing tabs at the top of your drawing window. It's an efficient feature that allows you to open, edit, close, and save multiple drawing windows.
  • Layer Tools. Work in a consistent manner with Layer Preview and Layer transparency features to align project elements, including drawing components from the recent versions of AutoCAD .DWG files.
  • Layer States Manager (New). Keep the layers in perfect order by using the new Layer States dialog. Save in a LayerState to manage the appearance of design components with named layer states, turn them on and off, and switch between displays. It will save, restore, and manage configurations of layer properties and states, and can be shared across projects.
  • Multiline BlockAttributes (New). Edit and format many different types of multiline BlockAttributes with the pop-up toolbar. You can specify maximum width of text lines, insert attribute fields, and revise annotations.
  • Best Performance (Enhanced). Gain the computer-aided design strength you need from a new version that has been optimized for the latest operating systems including Windows 10 and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and features intuitive updates to the user interface.
  • Windows Ribbon UI (Enhanced). Increase productivity with the customizable ribbon UI workspaces and use the contextual ribbon options to select and implement the various design tools you need, such as tables, in-place text editing, and more.
  • Drawing Constraints. Add the precision you need by applying dimensional constraints to ensure your 2D designs meet your exact proportion, angle, and size requirements by forcing a geometric shape to perform in a specified way. In addition, you can use geometric constraints to control dependencies and relationships between your objects.
  • In-Place Text Editing. Create or modify existing text with the ability to quickly stack text and paste formatted text from Microsoft Word within your project. It's ideal for controlling the font, appearance, and location of text blocks.
  • Annotative Scaling (New). Keep your important text readable and separate from your drawing and viewport scale functions. As you move around within your design workspace, you now have the ability to view legible text at all times including printouts regardless of how small or large your design elements become.
  • Head-Up Display (New). Use the Head-up toolbar to select various entities and then zoom in on the selected entities to make required changes. With the ability to edit your entities in one place, you can set the line style and line width, change layers, create dimension entities, or make a Block.
  • Dynamic Blocks. Save valuable drawing time by inserting dynamic blocks from AutoCAD and then accessing the block settings and attributes for your own .DWG files in CorelCAD.
  • Table Support. Insert, delete, merge or resize cells, rows, and columns within existing tables. It's the fastest way to include important text or instructions into any drawing while maintaining the linear flow.
  • Entity Snaps and Grips. Use CorelCAD smart tools, such as entity snaps, entity grips, and polar guides, to quickly reposition, align, copy, or resize entities to work faster and save time.
  • Custom Coordinates. Make it easier to draw and align locations with the ability to create custom coordinate systems to align the construction plane to drawing objects.
  • Design Resources. With the comprehensive Design Resources, users can instantly find, access, and manage design components like blocks, styles, drawings, and images, for use within and across a variety of CAD projects.
  • Smart Dimension Tools. Use dimension tools for accurate measurements, plus the Smart Dimension tool will suggest the most appropriate and precise dimension type automatically. Benefit from the pop-up dimension palette that quickly reveals dimension controls for faster navigation and easier control of frequently used settings.
  • Annotation and Collaboration. Use the VoiceNotes tool to add recorded messages, reminders, or instructions directly in your drawing. Mark up drawing items with freehand sketches. Mask portions of a drawing to exempt them from annotations.
  • PDF and DGN Underlay Functionality. Attach one or more pages of a PDF document or DGN files originated from MicroStation or other CAD software to your drawing as an Underlay. Control the layer visibility and clipping (masking areas) of the PDF and DGN Underlays.
  • 3D Viewing Capabilities. View 3D models from multiple viewpoints or roll them in 3D space interactively. Use Tiled Viewports to split a drawing into multiple view tiles and set them to display your 3D model in different views.
  • 3D Modeling and Solid Editing Tools. Add 3D solid primitives to your design and use Boolean operations to unite, intersect, and subtract bodies. Use advanced editing tools like Filleting Edges of 3D Solids, and coloring, moving, rotating, and offsetting individual faces of 3D solids.
  • Transition from 2D to 3D. Create your 2D design in CorelCAD or create 2D sketches in optional CorelDRAW. Import the sketch into CorelCAD and transform the 2D sketch to 3D. Extrude, revolve, or sweep 2D entities along a path to progress from 2D drafting into 3D modeling.
  • 3D Mouse Support. Navigate in 3D with support for 3Dconnexion input devices. Rotate 2D and 3D drawings by moving the cap of the 3D mouse. Assign preferred navigation settings or custom commands to buttons of the 3D mouse.
  • Print 3D Designs. Export multiple 3D solid objects to .STL (Stereolithography), the most commonly used file format for 3D prints. Print 3D prototypes using .STL support for direct connection to 3D printers or output to 3rd party 3D printing services.
  • Work with GIS Files. Visualize maps and geographic models created by geographic information systems (GIS) applications with support for ESRI Shape files (.SHP).
  • Built for Speed on Mac, Windows, and Android. CorelCAD offers a powerful 32-bit and 64-bit application for Windows, plus the 64-bit application for Mac OS. Now, you can work more quickly and efficiently on your desktop and laptop on the platform of your choice.

System Requirements:


  • Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion) or higher (including v10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Intel processor
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 500 MB hard disk space
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Mouse or tablet
  • DVD-ROM drive for installation from DVD
  • Internet connection for product activation and access to the plug-in store


  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8, or 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
  • Intel Pentium 4 (2 GHz or faster)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or higher recommended)
  • 500 MB hard disk space
  • High Color (16-bit) graphics card (3D graphics accelerator card recommended)
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution (1280 x 800 recommended)
  • Mouse or tablet
  • DVD-ROM drive for installation from DVD
  • Internet connection for product activation and access to the plug-in store