New & Improved Drafting & Detailing
NEW XREF Manager
NEW XREF Manager is built into the Block Palette, managing external references in your TurboCAD drawing more effectively. XREFs can also be exported with DWG or DXF drawings for greater AutoCAD® file compatibility.
- Set a material property for Block Insertions and 'By Block' material for entities, and you can specify different rendering materials for different block instances.
IMPROVED Drafting Palette
Drafting Palette improvements make it exceptionally powerful and unique and expedites the drafting-to-detailing process. It creates associative 2D sections based on standard views or sectional planes of 3D surface or ACIS® solid models, including XREFs. You can even create nested, associative sections (i.e., cross-sections of cross-sections). The 2D views may be placed in paperspaces (layouts), hatched, dimensioned, and annotated. Because they are associative, if the model is changed, or the section plane is updated, the 2D profiles, hatches, and fills are also updated automatically.
NEW Works with Surfaces including architectural drawings
- IMPROVED Associatively of Dimensions
- IMPROVED Show/Hide Tangency Lines
IMPROVED Bezier Curves
Node editing options improved to include Equal Curvatures at point, Non-equal Curvature at point, Non-smooth at point, offering much better control over curve fitting with nodes handles.
IMPROVED Node Editing
Add selector mode functionality has been added to the local menu so you can easily utilize handled based editing to manipulate one or more selected nodes.
Now you can define a polygon by the endpoints of one edge. Handy for stacking polygons against one another.
Custom Block Arrows are now supported so you can create customized arrowheads for your dimension styles. Also, dimension scaling in Paper Space now matches scale from Model Space to ensure accurate dimensioning of displayed entities in Paper Space Viewports.
IMPROVED Format Painter
Save Entity properties and formats from imported files for re-use in other drawings. The format painter provides the ability to save selected formats as preset property values for any object property type. They can then be accessed from the specific Entity Style drop down menu.
NEW Filleted Corners
TurboCAD 16 offers the ability to add filleted corners automatically from the local menu streamlining the process of filleting corners when drawing polygons, irregular polygons, rectangles and irregular rectangles.
Hebrew support of Text, Multiline Text and SHX fonts. Now properly annotate drawings with Hebrew text.
3D Modeling Enhancements
IMPROVED ACIS Solid Modeling Engine
The ACIS Solid Modeling Engine from Spatial has been updated to version 18 allowing for a host of new and improved features to TurboCAD Pro.
NEW Quick Pull
This great productivity enhancement for rapid solid modeling 3D objects allows the user to select any enclosed geometry on a 3D face and then press it into or pull it out of the design. You can even specify the draft angle.
NEW Mesh Simplifier Tool
This tool degenerates (simplifies to a specific number of triangles) TurboCAD Surfaces. It’s useful for simplifying large, imported meshes that will subsequently be rendered, as render times will be less.
New ACIS tool that allows users to quickly draw 2D and 3D spirals
IMPROVED 3D Booleans
Boolean operations use two existing 3D objects to create a new object. Objects can be combined, subtracted, intersected, or sliced. Now TurboCAD offers greater control over combining 3D entities with the ability to select multiple entities for addition or subtraction.
Now TurboCAD offers the ability to split a 3D Curve into two pieces. It’s handy for extracting extrusion or sweep profiles from part of a larger curve.
IMPROVED Extrude, Revolve, Sweep
New offset property allows for the creation of a body with constant thickness, as offset.
IMPROVEDAdvanced Offset Tool
Improved to work with ACIS-based objects, offsets are now spline based for curves and ellipses making them more editable. Constrained, compound profiles can also be offset
TurboCAD now has the ability to measure the length of 3D Curves as well as the area of ACIS faces.
NEW 3D Mouse Support
TurboCAD now works with the Sandio 3D Mouse - www.sandiotech.com. Speed design as you move along and rotate about your drawings X, Y and Z axes without having to also use your keyboard or other on-screen navigational aids. It makes for more efficient drawing and viewing of 3D objects.
Dramatic Lighting & Rendering Enhancements
IMPROVED LightWorks® Rendering
TurboCAD now includes the Lightworks 7.9 lighting and rendering engine. This major upgrade of the underlying render engine provides global illumination, final gather, tone mapping, gamma correction, and dozens of new material shaders! Plus, benefit from advanced shader descriptions.
- New Lens Flare
- New Global Illumination
- New Ambient Occlusion
- New Final Gather
NEW Materials to Facet
Now, you can simply drag and drop materials from the Material Palette onto a 3D object's face. This huge productivity improvement allows you to quickly add multiple material finishes to a single object.
Now there are new methods to accurately scale materials and preview those changes on the fly.
NEW Render Styles and Style Editor
Easily render using pre-defined styles that optimize dozens of settings for specific effects, photorealistic or non-photorealistic. The Render Style Editor allows for unlimited new styles to be created for one-click access to a particular style from project to project.
Improved Compatibility and Interoperability
NEW Database Connect Palette
Now, set up a data link to any data source (ODBC database, Excel, CSV, SQL, Access, Oracle, Sequel Server…) on either your local machine or company network. Since the data source remains outside of TurboCAD, the drawing file size is not affected maintaining performance. Reference data in a TurboCAD table as well as data associated to objects. The CAD file automatically updates with changes to the external database. Improves bill of material handling, real time pricing…
IMPROVED DWG/DXF Import/Export
TurboCAD has always offered excellent compatibility with native AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT files, making it an excellent companion product. A new ability to export XREFs with DWG or DXF drawings offers even greater AutoCAD file compatibility.
IMPROVEDGoogle SketchUp File Support
The SketchUp (SKP) file import filter has been greatly enhanced in TurboCAD v16. Not only is more information about the SketchUp model now successfully imported into TurboCAD, but supplemental rendering, lighting and materials information is imported if the SketchUp model has been rendered with IMSI/Design's IDX Renditioner product, a plug-in to SketchUp.
SKP File Import Enhancements:
- Now supports SketchUp version 7 files
- Units settings are now imported
- Dimension objects are now imported
- User may now define the Material for Block Insertions in the model and may define 'By Block' the material for models.
- Construction Lines are now imported
- Two new Camera properties are now imported - Perspective/Orthographic flag and the View property
- Insertion of Custom Materials (3rd-party) is now supported
- Horizon Colors from the SketchUp Environment are now imported
- Soften and Smooth Edges properties are now imported
Additionally Imported IDX Renditioner properties from SketchUp model:
NEW Google SketchUp File Export
- Material Bumpiness information of SketchUp textures now imported
- Renditioner Lights, including Natural Lighting, are now imported as Luminances
- Shadow Casting property is now imported
- Glow Appearance from Renditioner lamps imported as material
Convert your TurboCAD models into native SketchUp (.SKP) files for seamless import into Google SketchUp.
New & Improved Architectural Tools
IMPROVED Doors and Windows
TurboCAD lets you simply drag-and-drop parametric doors and windows into self-healing walls. This operation is made even easier with these enhancements:
- Precise placement and editing of windows and doors have been made easier with new vertical alignment properties including Head Height, Sill Height for Windows and Head Height, Threshold Height for Doors.
- Editing is now easier with added “Right/Left” and “Inside/Outside” flip options added to Node Editing
- Measuring is simpler with “Measure To Property” added.
- Object Materials in render property offers more visualization options of these architectural object types
Added ability to edit the Stair's height.