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DES file extension - Corel Designer technical illustration

What is des file? How to open des files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

des file icon: des filetype icon

File extension des is most likely best known for its use for technical illustrations from various versions of tool that is now known as Corel Designer, previously Micrografx Designer. It is now available as part of CorelDRAW Technical Suite.

Several versions of .des 'Designer' files exist, but all serve the same purpose - technical drawings.

Updated: September 6, 2023

The default software associated to open des file:

CorelDRAW Technical Suite (Corel Designer) icon

Corel Corporation logoCorelDRAW Technical Suite (Corel Designer)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Corel Corporation

Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite (now know as CorelDRAW Technical Suite) combines the technical drawing tools of Corel DESIGNER with the graphic design power of CorelDRAW to give you a complete visual communication solution. 

CorelDraw Graphics Suite icon

Corel Corporation logoCorelDraw Graphics Suite  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Corel Corporation

A set of tools for graphics designers. With CorelDraw Graphics Suite designers can create vector illustrations, page layout, brouchures, web sites, retouch photos, convert bitmap images and vector images. CorelDraw Graphics Suite is available only for Microsoft Windows.

Corel Graphics Suite contains:

  • CorelDRAW
  • Corel PowerTRACE
  • Corel CAPTURE
  • Corel Font Manager
  • AfterShot HDR

Help how to open:

Corel Designer should be able to open/import all versions of Designer .des files.

How to convert:

Numerous export options are available in Corel Designer.

Find conversions from des file:

des to cdr

des to dwg

des to pdf

des to tif

Find converter to des file type:

cdr to des

pdf to des

png to des

qbmd to des

tiff to des

List of software applications associated to the .des file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open des file, edit des file, convert des file, view des file, play des file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting des files.

Software that open des file - Corel Designer technical illustration

Programs supporting the exension des on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open des file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with des file by default:
CorelDRAW Technical Suite (Corel Designer) small icon CorelDRAW Technical Suite (Corel Designer)
Other suggested software:
Micrografx Designer

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