(OTTAWA and PLEASANTON, California--June 4, 2008) Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE), a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today announced a partnership with Right Hemisphere®, the leading provider of visual communication and collaboration solutions.
Corel will incorporate a special version of Right Hemisphere’s Deep Exploration™ Standard Edition software into its next release of Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite. The addition of Right Hemisphere’s Deep Exploration software will give Corel users the ability to quickly and easily transform 3D CAD models and publish them into accurate 2D graphics without having to purchase additional CAD software.
Available in two versions, Right Hemisphere’s Deep Exploration is a client software application that allows its users to automatically transform, author and publish lightweight 2D and 3D product graphics using existing engineering CAD design data and other digital content. The Deep Exploration Standard Edition version automatically translates, optimizes and repairs a variety of popular 3D graphics file formats. The Deep Exploration CCE version offers support for over 80 file formats, including all of the major CAD applications such as CATIA®, Autodesk® Inventor®, Pro/ENGINEER®, SolidWorks®, and Unigraphics® NX, as well as the ability to publish 3D interactive Adobe® PDF files.
“Corel has had a long and distinguished history of providing enterprises with leading graphics solutions for technical illustration work,” said Michael Lynch CEO of Right Hemisphere. “Right Hemisphere’s technology is a natural complement to the features and functionality in the Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite. With our 3D format support and our automatic transform and publish capabilities integrated into this next version of the product, Corel DESIGNER users can look forward to getting even better leverage out of their existing 3D assets and spend less time and money creating their 2D technical illustrations.”
Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite is the software of choice for businesses that rely on technical illustrations and diagrams to quickly and effectively communicate the strengths of their products and services. Unmatched by any other technical graphics package, the suite provides industry-leading file compatibility while delivering award-winning precision tools for illustration, bitmap-to-vector tracing, and professional photo editing. Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite also offers an optimized workflow, multi-language support, and easy network deployment and is trusted by companies known worldwide for technical design excellence.
“We are pleased to partner with Right Hemisphere to offer Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite users another important tool to streamline their technical illustration workflow and complete projects more efficiently,” said Nick Davies, Vice President and General Manager, Graphics and Productivity for Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite. “By combining the ingenuity behind Right Hemisphere’s Deep Exploration with Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite, Corel is able to continue its commitment to offering the most powerful, precise and comprehensive technical illustration suite on the market.”
To learn more Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite, please visit www.corel.com
. To learn more about the pre-release public technology preview of the next version of Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite please visit www.designer.com/preview
. For more information about Right Hemisphere, please visit www.righthemisphere.com
Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software with more than 100 million users worldwide. The Company's product portfolio includes some of the world’s most popular and widely recognized software brands including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Paint Shop Pro® Photo, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip®, WinDVD® and iGrafx®. Designed to help people become more productive and express their creative potential, Corel’s software strives to set a higher standard for value with full-featured products that are easier to learn and use. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards recognizing Corel’s leadership in software innovation, design and value.
Corel’s products are sold in more than 75 countries through a well-established network of international resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, online providers and Corel’s global websites. The Company’s headquarters are located in Ottawa, Canada with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Corel’s stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CREL and on the TSX under the symbol CRE. www.corel.com
About Right Hemisphere
Right Hemisphere is the leading provider of enterprise visual product communication and collaboration solutions enabling manufacturers to optimize their global product development, launch, and support processes. Right Hemisphere maximizes knowledge transfer efficiency of product information to downstream stakeholders by automatically publishing product information readily available in CAD, PLM, and ERP systems into common document formats and business applications. Over 500 innovative manufacturers, including five of the top six automotive OEMs and nine of the top 10 U.S. aerospace and defense contractors rely on Right Hemisphere to dramatically accelerate time to market, increase product and services revenues, and lower product communications costs. Founded in 1997, Right Hemisphere is a privately held, venture-funded corporation based in Silicon Valley and Auckland, New Zealand. For more information please visit www.righthemisphere.com