CorelDESIGNER is built on the same engine as CorelDRAW which is my main Illustration, graphich design, Layout & photo editing software package.
I have been using CorelDRAW and Photo-Paint for some time now, since 1997 to be exact. If you are a technical oriented illustrator CorelDRAW is actually more than enough as its top notch for just that, at the same time if you need to step up to get even more tools to your toolbox, to integrate even more with let say Auto CAD users, then CorelDESIGNER is there for you. Especially with the included program called “Right Hemisphere® Deep Exploration™ 6 CSE”.
If you like to work with EZ Metrics using CorelDRAW there is a great plug-in/add on from Unleashed Productions, CorelDESIGNER on the other hand is including EZ Metrics from the start. If you do buy CorelDESIGNER X5 then CorelDRAW is included in the prize. So you really get a fantastic package.
Here is the official text from the Corel website used by permission.
When writing this the price for CorelDESIGNER Technical Suite X5 is: Full $999.00 USD, Upgrade $499.00 USD.
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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
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.
Market-leading standards compliance and file format support
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™.
Enhanced 3D visualization options
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.
Built-in content organizer
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.
Includes CorelDRAW X5 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X5
Illustrator & graphic designer.
Corel Advisory Council member & Beta tester for CorelDRAW Graphic Suite X4 and X5