Symmetry drawing mode
Create a range of symmetrical designs, from simple objects to complex effects in real time, and boost your productivity by automating what is usually a very time-consuming workflow.
Align and distribute nodes
Align and distribute nodes using the bounding box of a selection, the page edge or center, the closest grid line, or a specified point. Distributing nodes is just as easy, adding equal spacing between them horizontally or vertically.
Add Perspective effect
Quickly create the illusion of distance and depth by applying perspective to bitmaps, vector objects, or both, directly in the drawing window. It's an ingenious tool to showcase technical illustrations in real world scenarios.
Apply envelopes to bitmaps
Shape a bitmap interactively by placing it in an envelope and dragging its nodes. Quickly and seamlessly blend a bitmap into an illustration by using envelope presets or crafting a custom envelope from scratch.
Projected drawing tools
Draw directly on parallel projected planes, including isometric, diametric, or custom projections, to create the illusion of a 3D image.
Enhanced isometric drawing tools
Obtain more precision and exactness with the UI controls in Corel DESIGNER that consider the scale of the projected axes according to the settings of the active projected plane.
Technical illustrations from 3D
Use the “Send to Corel DESIGNER” feature to transform 3D views into clear vector illustrations.
Marketing graphics from 3D
Use the “Send to CorelDRAW” feature to transform 3D views into vector graphics for creative design works with CorelDRAW.
Insert 3D model
Insert a 3D model into a Corel DESIGNER document as an interactive 3D model (XVL file) with a high-res preview.
Capture intended drawing shapes more precisely with the new Outline Position tool.
Parallel line drawing tool
Speed up the creation of technical graphics with the Parallel Drawing mode in Corel DESIGNER.
Total control over fills and transparency
Experience our most powerful fill engine ever, giving you complete control over your fountain, bitmap pattern, vector pattern (and hatch) fills.
Fill objects with vector hatch patterns to clearly distinguish materials or object relationships.
Manage mathematical formulas as editable elements within technical illustrations using the integrated Equation Editor.
Connector line tools
Quickly and easily add advanced connector lines to flowcharts and business diagrams.
The projected dimension options eliminate the need to draw and project dimension objects in multiple steps.
Drawing scale control
Manipulate the drawing scale from the toolbar at any time for precise technical illustrations.
Add callouts in a single click, with leader lines, halos, text and more. Dynamic callouts link to source object metadata to make updating callouts fast and easy.
Use the Object Data Manager in Corel DESIGNER to add interactive functionality to callout and other graphical shapes within technical publications.
Optimize geometric objects
Convert curves to ellipses and fix disconnected curves by using the advanced Join Curves docker.
Expand the effectiveness and reach of a border with an option that allows users to extend curves when creating a boundary using the Boundary tool or the Smart Fill tool in Corel DESIGNER.
Geometric information dialog box
Access geometric information, such as the length, perimeter, and area of objects.
LiveSketch™ drawing tool
Get right to work with the state-of-the-art LiveSketch tool, based on the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Transform free form sketching into precise vector curves directly on a pen-enabled device. Best of all, you'll eliminate the time-consuming task of sketching on paper, scanning and tracing to vector.
Vector previews, custom node shapes, and handles
Choose custom colors for previews, nodes, and handles that will stand out against underlying colors, and help you edit objects more efficiently. Choose the node shapes that best suit your workflow.
The enhanced Knife tool lets you split vector objects, text, and bitmaps You can split single objects or groups of objects along any path.
Support for Real-Time Stylus (RTS)
Enjoy a more natural drawing experience and achieve more expressive results with the native support for Microsoft Surface, and advanced stylus support. Take advantage of pressure, bearing, tilt, and rotation when using the touch-up tools, painting and other brush tools within the applications. Experiment with rotation, flatness and elongation settings to control your brushstrokes in any given illustration.
Hide and display objects
Corel DESIGNER and CorelDRAW allow you to hide objects and groups of objects, helping you edit objects in complex projects and experiment with your designs more easily
Smoothing vector objects
Remove jagged edges and reduce nodes in curve objects with the Smooth tool.
Halos on curves
Ensure that diagrams, instructions, and flowcharts are easy to read by using halos on curves.
Corner Control in Dashed Lines and Outlines
Gain more control over the appearance of corners in objects, text, and symbols that use dashed lines in Corel DESIGNER and CorelDRAW 2018. In addition to the existing default setting, you can choose from two new options to create perfectly designed and defined corners.
Take advantage of enhanced line styles, such as shapes, zigzags, or multiple lines, to create diverse patterns.
Create and import tables to provide a structured layout for text and graphics.
QR Code generator
Create time-saving QR codes with Corel DESIGNER and CorelDRAW and add scalable QR codes to a drawing. (Internet connection required for validation)