Aimed at technical illustrators who need to import specialised 3D CAD files for creating 2D vector and bitmap drawings, Corel DESIGNER Professional 12 offers native 3D-import capabilities from Spatial to support leading CAD/CAM packages including IGES, ProE, SAT, CATIA 4 and CATIA 5.
The suite also offers more than 75 import and export filters including CGM, PDF, EPS, JPG, TIF, and SVG.
It aims to bridge the file transfer gap between engineering and documentation often found in a typical technical illustration environment. In addition to the new 3D-import capabilities, the suite includes Corel DESIGNER 12 for precise technical illustration and layout; Corel PHOTO-PAINT 12 for professional image editing; CorelTRACE 12 to convert bitmaps and legacy paper documents into vector graphics; and Corel CAPTURE12 to create screen captures, an integral component of many technical documents.
The software costs $US5750 including one year of maintenance. www.corel.com/designerpro.