In theory, CorelDRAW is required to open CDR files because it is the default file format for CorelDRAW. You can open a CDR file without using CorelDRAW if your vector graphics software is compatible with CorelDRAW. Inkscape is one among them.
In addition to SVG as the default file format, proprietary graphics tools such as CDR and AI may also create vector-based files in this format (Adobe Illustrator). All three primary desktop operating systems (Windows, Linux, and macOS) are supported by Inkscape. You may get a copy of the software on the official Inkscape website. Inkscape is also available through the Microsoft Store if you’re using Windows 10 and Ubuntu Software Center if you’re using Linux.
Once you’ve installed Inkscape on your computer, you may open a CDR file by simply launching the app. To open a CDR file, select File -> Open (Ctrl+O) and then click the Open button.
Inkscape’s program will modify your CDR file by converting it to an editable format. Inkscape can open a CDR file like this one.
You can use a path tool to select a specific area of the image or ungroup a particular size of a vision for the first action.
In addition to Inkscape, LibreOffice Draw may open and modify a CDR file without CorelDRAW. In addition, it’s completely free and accessible for Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX platforms.