Corel releases CorelCAD Mobile for iPhone and iPad

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in iPad edited March 22
Corel Corporation has introduced its first modern mobile app for iOS: CorelCAD Mobile, which acts as a "standalone CAD experience" to complement the company's desktop CorelCAD 2018 application for Macs and Windows PCs.


CorelCAD Mobile for iPhone enables voice annotations


The new app is available in a free version with some simple features for viewing 2D and 3D .DWG files and making basic annotations. With a subscription, the full version of CorelCAD Mobile unlocks its full set of editing features with 2D drawing tools, advanced annotation capabilities and support for 3D model viewing.

The subscription version costs $99.99 US (99.99 euros, 89.99 GBP) annually or $9.99 US (9.99 euros, 8.99 GBP) per month. It includes Sketch tools for capturing ideas remotely, using tools the company says CorelCAD desktop users will find familiar.

Subscription users can also make model changes or fixes with more than 150 drawing and editing features. Corel states that the app's 2D tools for drawing and editing are both "optimized for touch and high precision."

Users can move .DWG files between Corel's desktop and mobile platforms using Box, Dropbox or Google Drive to either store drawings in the cloud or copy them locally to their mobile device.




From either their iPad or iPhone, users can present to clients and colleagues with projector video output support, enabling teams to perform collaborative, remote editing of .DWG models.

Drawings can also be annotated to add or edit project details such as measurements or to include text notes. Additionally, PictureNote and VoiceNote features allow mobile users to capture an image or record their voice, then pin the image or recording to a specific place in a drawing. CorelCAD desktop Mac or PC users can view the images or listen to voice notes to address the necessary modifications in the .DWG file.

CorelCAD Mobile appears to have been previously made available for Android devices. Corel hasn't launched an iOS app since 2010 when it released a consumer-focused, free drawing app for iPhone named Corel Paint it! Now. That title hasn't been updated in seven years.

In contrast, Corel competitor Autocad has long embraced Apple's iOS for iPhone and iPad as well as Macs in the professional drawing and 3D modeling space since 2010. It offers both pro-oriented mobile and desktop apps including its flagship AutoCAD and its consumer-friendly SketchBook drawing app and SketchBook Motion for animating scenes.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    19831983 Posts: 1,125member
    Does anybody actually use an iPhone or any smartphone for that matter to do CAD? The iPad yes but a smartphone?
  • Reply 2 of 5
    indyfxindyfx Posts: 319member
    1983 said:
    Does anybody actually use an iPhone or any smartphone for that matter to do CAD? The iPad yes but a smartphone?
    It would be useful for QC and/or project managers/team leads to be able to access drawings (and be able to annotate or edit) on the shop floor or job site on their phone. For document creation, I agree, I don't think the iPhone screen would be nearly large enough
  • Reply 3 of 5
    What we really need is CorelDraw for iPad and Mac, not another CAD program 🙄 AutoCAD 360 Or Fusion 360 do the job nicely.

    Why oh why do companies keep releasing cut down apps instead of full featured stuff. If serif can do with with the Affinity range then why can’t Corel or Adobe 🤔🙄🙄

    Even Microsoft have put full featured Office on Mac, and a cut down, but usable edition ion iPad.

    Come on guys give us something really useful, PLEASE!
    tmay
  • Reply 4 of 5
    vrfvrf Posts: 12member
    I agree with the call for something more useful, but really, without a mouse and keyboard, CAD on iOS is always going to be a more limited experience. The Pencil can precise in painting/drawing (see Procreate), but it's clumsy for CAD.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 19,372member
    mad1at35 said:
    What we really need is CorelDraw for iPad and Mac, not another CAD program ߙ䠁utoCAD 360 Or Fusion 360 do the job nicely.

    Why oh why do companies keep releasing cut down apps instead of full featured stuff. If serif can do with with the Affinity range then why can’t Corel or Adobe ߤ䰟鄰

    Even Microsoft have put full featured Office on Mac, and a cut down, but usable edition ion iPad.

    Come on guys give us something really useful, PLEASE!
    I thought Coreldraw was already available for Mac? 

    EDIT: Gosh I guess not. They have a few packages for Mac but not their flagship product. Pretty odd....
    edited March 22
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