Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12 Now Available

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Corel DESIGNER®Technical Suite 12, the world's most complete and affordable technical graphics suite, is now available worldwide in English, French, and German.

Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12 is designed specifically for technical illustrators in industries such as manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, defense, landscaping, and apparel. Ideal for creating technical documentation, instructional manuals, and maintenance references, the suite lets technical illustrators work with exceptional precision and speed, ultimately enabling them to be more productive.
Offering superior ease of use, Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12 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 CAPTURE 12 to create screen captures, an integral component of many technical documents. This integrated collection of software gives value-conscious customers a powerful collection of tools at a price lower than what other vendors charge for a single application.

Chosen by companies including Mercury Marine, Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12 offers high-end benefits that have never before been available in an affordable technical illustration package. These include: professional, specialized precision drawing capabilities including the new Projected Drawing Mode; the ability to maximize data integrity by offering more than 75 import export filters including AutoCAD 2004, CGM and SVG; a customizable and scriptable environment; powerful language support including Unicode; as well as access to industry-standard templates and symbols.

"With tools like advanced Call-Outs and the new Projected Drawing, Corel's DESIGNER Technical Suite 12 is ideally suited to the technical illustrator's workflow needs," said Dr. Jon Peddie, of Tiburon, CA-based Jon Peddie Research. "Combined with a robust image editing application, this cost-effective suite is like no other on the market."
"With Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12, we're providing a professional technical graphics suite that offers power and benefits that simply aren't available in any other software package. With customized illustration tools and professional photo-editing all in one suite, Corel is giving technical illustrators everything they need to quickly get their job done with exceptional precision," said Nick Davies, Corel's General Manager Graphics. "From content creation, through to the review and publishing process, Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12 lets technical illustrators simplify their workflow and work faster than ever before."

Pricing and Availability
Starting today, Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12 is available to customers worldwide through Corel and its reseller partners. Suggested retail pricing (US) for Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12 is $699 for full product and $299 for the upgrade. A $99 education license is also available to qualified customers.

Upgrade pricing is open to customers who own the following software applications: Corel DESIGNER versions 9 and 10, Micrografx DESIGNER (any version), Micrografx/iGrafx® Business, Micrografx/iGrafx® FlowCharter®, Micrografx Picture Publisher®, Microsoft Visio®, Autodesk AutoCAD LT®, and ACD/Deneba Canvas.

For more information about Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12, or to download a free, fully functional trial version, please visit www.corel.com/designer.

About Corel
Corel Corporation provides innovative software solutions that help millions of value-conscious businesses and consumers in over 75 countries improve their productivity. The Company is renowned for its powerful software portfolio that combines innovative photo editing and graphics creation, vector-illustration, and technical-graphics applications along with office and personal productivity solutions. Corel's flagship products include the CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, the WordPerfect® Office Suite, the Corel Painter Natural-Media® painting and illustration software and the Paint Shop Family of digital photography and image-editing software.

Corel was acquired by San Francisco-based Vector Capital in August 2003, and since that time, has re-established growth for its flagship product lines and achieved multiple consecutive quarters of corporate profitability. Founded in 1985, Corel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, please www.corel.com.

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