TurboCAD Pro is an advanced general purpose CAD platform for design, drafting, and detailing. It is extensible by adding the Architectural or Mechanical Editions as well as any of a number of plug-ins.
There are powerful tools for 2D or 3D design, including 2D parametric constraints, 3D solid or surface modeling, robust photorealistic rendering, and extensive interoperability support to mention a few areas.
TurboCAD Pro appeals to numerous professionals and others interested in powerful modeling capabilities at an attractive and affordable price.
TurboCAD Pro advances productivity with tools that allow for design, modification, presentation, and documentation in an integrated fashion. And because we know that most people use a number of tools or collaborate with others frequently, TurboCAD Pro is designed to provide excellent workflow to and from other applications.
Open, insert, or embed up to 35 file formats and export up to 28, including .DWG, .DXF, .SKP (Google™ SketchUp™), .3DM (Rhinoceros®), .3DS (Autodesk® 3ds Max®), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE – write only); vector formats including .EPS and .SVG; raster formats including .BMP, .GIF, .JPG, .PNG, .TIF, and more.
TurboCAD Pro reads and writes .DWG and .DXF files from R14 through 2009 (2010 coming soon) including AutoCAD® Architecture extensions. This broad range of support helps to maintain your intellectual property investment by supporting older files, models, and parts. It also makes it easy to access parts from vendors or posted on model exchange sites like the Google 3D Warehouse.
TurboCAD Pro includes all the basic drawing and modification tools needed to draw nearly anything you can image. The advanced tools for manipulating geometry, such as the twisted extrude or branch lofting, allow you to implement your design vision more rapidly; while features such as the parametric constraints, parametric parts manager, and part tree allow you to work precisely and accurately.
Do more, faster.
TurboCAD 18 is Smarter, Faster, Compatible…
TurboCAD 18 is the next generation of high performance CAD. This major upgrade offers significant improvements to design, drafting, detailing, 3D modeling, lighting & rendering, and many of the advanced architectural and mechanical design features. Plus the application performance and interoperability have been greatly improved. Check out these pages to learn more:
- High Performance Tools
- Drafting & Detailing
- Architectural Tools
- Mechanical Tools
- Programming & Interoperability
…And Still Affordable
TurboCAD 18 continues to provide tremendous power, precision, and performance at an always affordable price.
New High Performance Tools
New GPU Accelerated Drawing Performance
TurboCAD’s Redsdk drawing engine, which takes advantage of GPU-based graphic cards, has now been implemented in Hidden Line and Draft Rendering mode, as well as Wireframe Mode to design up to 60 times faster in these popular modes. (Pro and Platinum only)
New Multi-threading support
The new Lightworks® 8.3 rendering engine supports multi-threading, taking advantage of multi core processors so the turn around time on the lighting and rendering calculations are much faster. ACIS® operations that include two and more objects (i.e. Boolean operations, face to face lofting, extrude to face, imprint, etc.) also now support multi-threading, so these operations execute much faster. (Pro and Platinum only)
New Window or Crossing Selection
Users can now select objects with a mouse by using the Window or Crossing methods similar to AutoCAD®. Drag the mouse from left to right to invoke Window mode and select only objects that are entirely within the blue window. Drag the mouse from right to left to invoke Crossing mode and select only objects that touch the green Crossing window. (All levels)
New Lightworks 8.3 engine
TurboCAD’s powerful rending engine now provides progressive, ray-traced rendering, improving workflow by generating fast estimates of the image and an early preview of light settings. Lightworks® 8.3 also supports multi-threading, taking advantage of multi core processors so the turn around time calculations are much faster. Anti-aliasing for geometry & materials is also improved. (Deluxe, Pro, and Platinum)
More high performance tools only available in TurboCAD Pro and TurboCAD Pro Platinum include:
- New Database Options allow users to extract attributes from Blocks and Xrefs.
- New Multi-Select Drawings command lets you open multiple drawings in one step.
- Enhanced 2D Constraints due to the updated D-Cubed v57 DCM engine integrated into TurboCAD.
Drafting & Detailing
New PDF Underlay
Boost productivity with the new ability to import a vector PDF drawing and use it as a tracing layer with snaps. (Pro and Platinum only)
New Purge tool
New TurboCAD 18 makes it easier to remove unused objects from Model Space and Paper Space with this simple yet powerful new tool. (Pro and Platinum only)
New Ray tool
Create rays on the construction line layer to more clearly define your construction geometry. Construction lines are also now editable, and can be edited into rays. (All levels)
TurboCAD 18 layers are more AutoCAD compatible, including a new layers dialog based upon 'Design Center'. Users also now have the ability to turn on/off Layers per Viewport. (All levels)
Improved Drafting Palette
TurboCAD’s powerful drafting palette can now be locked when inactive to disable updates of drafting objects. This excludes unnecessary drafting recalculations on each step saving time redrawing the model. This palette also now distinguishes between 'Surface' and 'ACIS Body' drafting objects automatically, & a Section Line Depth setting was added. (Pro and Platinum only)
Improved Fillet (2D) tool
The updated 2D Fillet tool can re-fillet neighboring line segments, creating a new arc segment, tangent to those line segments. It works with polyline with arc segments too. (All levels)
TurboCAD 18 provides smarter, faster drafting and detail with these additional improvements made to all levels of TurboCAD including Designer, Deluxe, Pro and Platinum.
- Mirror tool can mirror a block & retain text orientation.
- Measurement in TurboCAD now shows a measurement history (previous distance, area, etc.).
- Text now uses the Enter key to wrap text to the next line. Users can also pick a position on screen to start a new line.
- Stretch Tool updates offer greater control with improved Rubber-banding of objects and improved visualization for more precise control of stretched objects.
- Trim Tool now works with multilines for enhanced productivity
New Dynamic Dimensions for Doors and Windows. Now dimensions display as doors and windows are inserted, showing the distance to and from the wall ends for easier, more precise placement. Plus, corresponding offset fields have been added to the Inspector Bar. (Deluxe, Pro and Platinum only)
Improved Doors and Windows New TurboCAD 18 now offer the ability to attach a block(s) to a selected door style or window style. (Pro and Platinum only)
New House Wizard This big, time-saving tool creates a preliminary room-by-room design of a home. (Deluxe, Pro and Platinum only)
Roofs and walls are more intelligent Tops of walls now automatically modify when changing a roof slope. You can also add different materials to various components (top, bottom, fascia, etc.) of a roof. (Pro and Platinum only)
More Robust Mechanical Tools
New ‘On Polyline’ Pattern tool TurboCAD’s new pattern tool let you apply 3D patterns ‘On Polyline’ for a total of six tools to rapidly create parametric pattern from ACIS solids. Plus pattern associativity with the object it was set up has been improved as well as placement of objects along a curve on the surface will be normal to the surface. (Platinum only)
New Graphic on Path Tool This new tool located on the Modify/Assemble menu allows you to place graphics on any given path. It’s useful for laying out profiles for lofts, or arranging graphics including lines, splines, circles, arcs or ACIS edges for solids & surfaces. (Pro and Platinum only)
New Multi-Add tool Select multiple objects to do Boolean operations with this powerful new tool. (Platinum only)
New 3D Fillet tool This new tool allows for filleting of 3D polylines. Objects can be used as compound path for sweeps, etc. (Pro and Platinum only)
New Assembly by Axis Modes Three new modes have been added to make Assembly By Axis much faster. These include (1) Ability to move bodies along an axis by definition of two faces and the distance between them; (2) Ability to rotate a body over the axis by definition of two faces to coincide with their normals; and (3) Rotation of bodies over the axis by definition two additional axes which must be coincidental. In addition, assembly tools now work with XRefs and insertions. Plus, Assembly by Facet was moved into Assembly By Tangents tool as a new mode. (Pro and Platinum only)
Improved Sweep tools Sweeps now work with 3D curves and the new 3D Fillet tool. Users can also sweep along any object's Edge or along a Loop (a closure of edges on a 3D surface). (Pro and Platinum only)
Simple Extrude tool TurboCAD 18 adds power to the simple extrude tool with the ability to use a Text object as a Compound Profile with this tool. (Pro and Platinum only)
Improved Bend/Unbend tools These updated tools offers more accurate bending and unbending of objects. (Platinum only)
Improved Imprint tools TurboCAD 18 now offers the ability to use a Text object as a Compound Profile with the Imprint tool. (Platinum only)
Programming & Interoperability
New Ruby Scripting
New scripting language, compatible with Google SketchUp Ruby scripts, uses the Ruby Scripting Console for writing program scripts suitable for both mechanical and architectural design. (Deluxe, Pro, and Platinum)
Enhanced Software Development Kit
SDK samples and .NET support have been added. (Pro and Platinum only)
New AutoCAD® 2011 .DWG/.DXF Compatibility
Filter enhancements offer improved file sharing with AutoCAD 2010 and 2011. (All levels)
New Support for Google SketchUp v8
Updates to TurboCAD’s .SKP filter allows users to now read/write Google SketchUp files up to version 8. (Deluxe, Pro, and Platinum)