I stumbled on this while checking out the latest CorelDRAW X5 release. I really liked the chronicle of CorelDRAW’s evolution and think it’s something every platform should record.*
I first used CorelDRAW 3, owned 4, 6, 7, 10 and currently 12. Not sure I’ll be going for X5 but it was nice to look back at the development of the graphics tool that satisfies my PC graphics requirements.
Celebrating more than 20 years of innovation in design
Imagine how dull documents would be if text and graphics could never be combined in the same file. Or, if you could imaginatively draw shapes, or carefully create diagrams, but never with the same program. Such was life on the PC before CorelDRAW...
January 1989 - CorelDRAW 1.0 revolutionized the graphic design industry, becoming the first graphics software for Windows®.
February 1990 - CorelDRAW 1.11 added AutoCAD DXF® import/export support for working with 2D and 3D designs…. (continues)
* Shaan’s AutoCAD Release History has that platform covered!