CorelDRAW for CNC

Makers and designers alike agree that vector drawing is the starting point of all CNC fabrication. CorelDraw is an extremely powerful 2D vector graphics drawing program similar to Adobe Illustrator. Almost any product or invention that you imagine can begin in CorelDraw. By following the pathways offered in this class, you can export your files to any of the CNC machines in the Makerspace Al Zeina arsenal.

In this class, you will learn the basics of the interface and navigation, effective drawing techniques, how to convert bitmaps to vectors in one step, creating clean and optimized vectors, and the most efficient techniques to prepare your files for CNC operations. You will also learn how each of the CNC machines at TechShop will work with your file to create your projects.

This class provides the foundation of skills for the following classes: CNC Concepts, CAD/CAM, ShopBot SBU, CNC Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press SBU, Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU and Laser Cutter SBU.


Prerequisites: A working knowledge of the Windows operating environment

Minimum age: 8

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory


Supervision requirements:

  • During class, all 8 to 11-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class. When using the machines outside of class time, 8 to 11-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.
  • Members who are 12 years and above can, after successfully passing this class, use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!


* Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.

Member Price: AED 220.00includes VAT
Non-Member Price: AED 280.00includes VAT