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CAD software with 2D drawing and 3D design tools. Enhance your engineering and architecture designs with drawing constraints, text editing, and interactive design tools. Collaborating with colleagues and vendors is easy DWG files. It runs on both Windows and Mac OS which makes it versatile and at a much lower price than other CAD software.
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ORD is really focused on modeling of roads infrastructure projects, but includes a few design workflows that are in other disciplines such as stormwater and drainage design and site modeling tools for developments. This is really handy because you don't need a third-party application that you have to transfer your design files over to to carry on with the project. Including LumenRT for free with ORD is by far the most helpful feature because of the visualisation capabilities which most software does not include. ORD is well-suited for what the name of the product says - designing roads. I wouldn't say there are any scenarios in road design that it is less appropriate for.
Read full review Pros 2D and 3D mechanical drawings Interchange with AutoCAD users and other CAD users. Publish technical data sheets and drawings. Creating PDF documents Read full review Creating linear models, since the app is based on alignment models and templates to extrude along the alignment. Precise long section/profile along horizontal alignment. The app practically flatten the horizontal alignment for profile generation. Template control. Though the template creation takes a bit of effort to create due to the point rulings. However when done right allows the model to be specifically modified with use of functions like super-elevation, point control, widening, parametric etc. Read full review Cons Movement for 3D designs. Some tools could be easier to access. Read full review Buggy at times and crashes Requires a lot of training to use the tools effectively Model management requires some work Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We would not use ORD if is was not for clients' contract requirement to use ORD.
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Corel's support has always been outstanding. Technical support is always available to assist with installation and licensing issues and there is generally additional free assistance for a time period after purchase. Corel also offers online tutorials and other self-help resources. Ongoing and available support is one of the outstanding features Corel has always provided.
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Compared to the big companies like solid works or
for 3D modeling, it has most of the basic tools and it is easier to use. It has more tools than some of the smaller companies but still provides the versatility of large brand-name software. CorelCAD offers an attractive alternative for those on a tight budget.
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ORD is a lot faster and a lot more modern than
even though they're essentially the same product under different names (in terms of workflows). I find that the DGN file format used by ORD is far better than the DWG file format used by C3D because DGNs can contain much more information and multiple models per file. C3D is very heavy on memorizing keyboard inputs while ORD is a much more modern interface that relies mostly on using the mouse for inputs.
Read full review Return on Investment CorelCAD easily pays for itself even when not a primary product. Due to its similarity to AutoCAD, it's a reasonable solution with a shortened learning curve for existing AutoCAD users. Read full review Drawing creation from model have speed up drawing delivery by 80% Model creation for linear project based on simple design speed up model delivery by 80% Capturing model change due to alignment change have help speed up change capture by 80% Read full review ScreenShots