3D visualization and 3D PDF software

XVL Studio 3D CAD Corel Edition

An intuitive 3D CAD to illustration software offering advanced animation tools allowing you to output and share visualizations in 3D and 2D. It also supports several 3D assembly formats and 3D CAD exchange file formats (see full list).

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3D communications, simplified.
Get more and do more with this 3D CAD add-on.

For advanced 3D CAD visualization authoring, bring XVL Studio 3D CAD Corel Edition to your visual communication workflow. This powerful add-on to CorelDRAW® Technical Suite exceeds traditional 3D file support. It transforms complex 3D CAD parts and assemblies into clear illustrations, and provides critical functionality and benefits not offered with the basic XVL Studio software.

Why choose XVL Studio 3D CAD Corel Edition?

Why choose XVL Studio 3D CAD Corel Edition?
  1. Advanced

    Leverage your 3D CAD data with industry-standard support, sharing and output. Utilize the extensive options for compatibility including native 3D assembly formats, (such as CATIA®, Inventor®, Creo®, SolidWorks®, NX™, Solid Edge®, software) and 3D CAD exchange file formats (such as IGES, STEP, JT, 3D PDF), and more.

  2. Powerful

    Create more efficient assembly, disassembly, spare parts, or manufacturing BOMs with the extensive feature set in XVL Studio 3D CAD. Generate illustrated assembly and maintenance instructions leveraging 3D Engineering data or generate step-by-step instructions as process animations using a full set of 3D animation tools.

  3. Automated

    Apply changes instantly with the automated 3D CAD to illustration update functionality. Modifications made to the 3D CAD source files will be applied during the update process. With the seamless Auto Detection and Update functionality, you can ensure any changes originating from an engineering design will be implemented.

  4. 3D

    Author, share or output 3D visualizations in a variety of formats. Create high-resolution and photo-realistic shaded renderings from 3D output projects and then share in the preferred 3D file format, including IGES, STL, U3D, XVL and VRML, or publish to 3D PDF.

Advanced tools to expand 3D CAD illustrations and output

Learn how these tools will save on design time and accelerate your workflow with added precision.

Leverage 3D CAD

Leverage 3D CAD

Precision layout
Benefit from a broader range of support for native 3D CAD system assembly and part formats, including CATIA, Inventor, PTC Creo Parametric (formerly Pro/ENGINEER), SolidWorks, NX, Solid Edge and more.
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See full list of supported file formats

3D Capabilities

3D Capabilities

3D Capabilities
Use the interference check and collision detection capability to instantly verify the integrity of the 3D model for technical documentation. Ensure the precision of any measurement by applying the 3D assembly evaluation and dimension tools. Watch video
Display Options

Display Options

Display Options
Leverage a more efficient process that lets you maintain positioning when updating 3D-sourced illustrations in Corel DESIGNER™. In addition, you can choose your desired line type and fill using the markup feature.
Output functionality

Output functionality

Output functionality
Transform 3D views to high-quality vector illustrations with preset-driven advanced settings to control thick/thin lining, color fills for parts, and more. You can also control the resolution of embedded bitmap images to generate combined vector illustration and shaded view (bitmap rendering) output in one step. Watch video

Additional XVL Studio options*

Expand your 3D visualization capabilities with XVL Studio options that now can be added to XVL Studio 3D CAD Corel Edition. Publish interactive 3D work instructions in 3D PDF format with the advanced “Process PDF Template” option or add wires, cables, harnesses, and connectors in 3D with the accurate “Electrical Routing” option.

* XVL Studio options can be licensed separately for using additional functionality in XVL Studio 3D CAD Corel Edition. For more information, please contact a Corel Sales representative.

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Which version of XVL Studio Corel Edition is right for your technical communication needs?

XVL Studio
Corel Edition

Included with CorelDRAW® Technical Suite
XVL Studio 3D CAD
Corel Edition

Add-on to CorelDRAW® Technical Suite

Open and import 3D files from 3DStudio (3DS), U3D (Adobe PDF) and VRML

DXF and DWG file support

IGES file format support


Open/ import 3D PDF files for editing

Open and import native 3D CAD files (including CATIA, PTC Creo, NX, Inventor, SolidWorks and other formats)

STEP, ParaSolid, JT support

Save 3D views and component positions as snapshots

Cross sections

3D animation tools

Advanced process animation capabilities to generate step-by-step instructions

ENHANCED! Assembly evaluation tools

3D measurement tools

ENHANCED! Automated update functionality for modified 3D CAD source files

ENHANCED! Vector illustration output with direct connection to Corel DESIGNER™ for technical illustration


Thick/thin line output in vector illustration (Advanced includes customizable settings)


ENHANCED! Combined vector illustration and shaded view (bitmap rendering) output

ENHANCED! Output multiple snapshots as vector illustrations at once

Vector illustration output with direct connection to CorelDRAW® for creative design

Shaded view (bitmap rendering) output with direct connection to Corel PHOTO-PAINT™ for photo editing

3D output (IGES, U3D, VRML and more)

3D PDF output, including animations

Enhanced 3D visualization tools through XVL Studio add-on options:


Advanced 3D PDF output options with the “Process PDF Template” option for XVL Studio


“Electrical Routing” option to add accurate electrical routing (including wires, cables, harnesses and connectors) in 3D


CAD system / 3D model file formats supported

3D XML (.3dxml)

V5-6R2018 – V5-6R2019 (CATIA V5), V5-6R2018 – V5-6R2019 (CATIA V6)

Autodesk Inventor (.ipt, .iam)

2023, 2024

CATIA Graphical Representation (.cgr)

V5-6R2021 – V5-6R2023

CATIA V4 (.model, .session, .dlv, .exp)


CATIA V5 (.CATProduct, .CATPart)

V5-6R2021 – V5-6R2023

NX I-deas (.mf1, .arc, .unv, .pkg)

NX I-deas 6

IGES (.igs, .iges)

5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Industry Foundation Classes (.ifc)

IFC2x Editions 2, 3, 4

JT (.ft)

6.4 - 10.6

NX, Siemens PLM Solutions (.prt)


Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b)

Up to v35.1

PRC (.prc)

All versions

Creo Parametric (.asm, .neu, .prt, .xas, .xpr)


Solid Edge (.asm, .par, .pwd, .psm)


SOLIDWORKS (.sldasm, .sldprt)

2022, 2023

STEP (.stp, .step)

AP 203 E1/E2, AP 214, AP242

3D Studio Scene, 3DS (.3ds)

Polygon models only

Polygon models only

AutoCAD DWG (.dwg)

Polygon models only

Polygon models only

DXF (.dxf)

Polygon models only

Polygon models only

OBJ (.obj)

Stereolithography file (.stl)

Universal 3D (.u3d)

ECMA-363 (1st, 2nd & 3rd editions)

ECMA-363 (1st, 2nd & 3rd editions)

Virtual Reality Model language, VRML2 (.wrl)

IGES (.igs, .iges)

5.1, 5.2, 5.3

5.1, 5.2, 5.3

* XVL Studio options can be licensed separately for using additional functionality in XVL Studio 3D CAD Corel Edition. For more information, please contact a Corel Sales representative.

Tech Specs

For processing 3D CAD assembly data we recommend:

  • 8 GB RAM or more
  • 1280 x 800 or higher screen resolution
  • Internet connection required for product activation and installing updates

Note: XVL Studio Corel Edition (basic feature set) is included and installed with CorelDRAW Technical Suite. The XVL Studio 3D CAD Add-On product unlocks additional functionality for the integrated application. See CorelDRAW Technical Suite system requirements. Learn more

Take your 3D visualizations to a new level with XVL Studio 3D CAD Corel Edition

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Original sample artwork is provided by third parties and is used, and/or modified, by permission, unless otherwise agreed with such parties.

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