TurboCAD LTE/LTE Pro
TurboCAD® LTE is a comprehensive 2D/2.5D CAD package that offers an AutoCAD-like UI and command line, with all of the features that you look for in AutoCAD LT, at a fraction of the price.
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AutoCAD-Like User Interface …
If you are an AutoCAD user, there is no need to re-learn what you already know. Instead, the TurboCAD LTE/LTE Pro interface, keystrokes and command line, are AutoCAD LT-like, allowing you to get started quickly and concentrate on your design:
- Toolbars, icons, and menus function the same way as AutoCAD LT.
- Dynamic input at cursor and familiar heads up display.
- Command line, common keyboard aliases, and quick keys.
- Tool palettes to access common and customisable tools.
But so much more …
More than an AutoCAD LT work-alike, TurboCAD LTE/LTE Pro provides many more powerful features, including:
- 64-bit version
- GPU-accelerated drawing engine
- Self-healing walls and self-aligning blocks
- Support for Xrefs
- Handle-based editing
- Smart dimensioning tools
- Enhanced layer manager
- Hatch pattern editor
- Transparent fills
- File support for .DWG, .DXF, .SKP and more
Complete 2D/2.5D CAD Functionality
TurboCAD LTE offers a complete set of 2D/2.5D(Pro) drafting and detailing tools for drawing, modifying, and dimensioning. When used with snaps and drawing aids you will be able to quickly draft and document your designs.
Highly Compatible with Other CAD Formats
TurboCAD LTE and LTE Pro support over 30 industry-standard file formats … Open & save .DWG, .DXF, and .DWF formats … Enjoy superior workflow with Trimble MarkUp and SketchUp … Import/Export files from PDF, 3D PDF, and Universal 3D (U3D) files … as well as dozens more popular CAD and graphic file formats.
What's new in v8
Productivity and Usability Enhancements
New Conceptual Selector
Manipulate and modify 3D objects like never before. The totally flexible design of Conceptual Selector allows users to customize any visual and editing parameters available in the application (eg. Move, scale, or rotate).
The TurboCAD Nudge function now offers more efficient pick up and placement of selected object(s) using the numbers pad.
Improved Block/Group Editing
While in block/group edit mode, users can now snap to objects outside the block or group.
More Flexible UI
Users can now resize dialog boxes as needed for their design environment. Adjust the screen size, resolution, and more. Works with the majority of dialog boxes including general property pages, multiline text, dimensions, program setup, and Drawing options pages.
New Contact Manager & File Sharing
Users now have the ability to create and maintain contact lists and send files to individuals or groups from within TurboCAD.
New Backup Open Documents On Program Close
A new default option called ‘Automatic Backup and restore’ automatically saves any modified documents that you have open. When this option is on, all open documents are backed up to the backups folder without prompting, and then the program closes. When you next start the program, the same documents are automatically reloaded so that you can continue working where you left off.
New Untitled Documents
Documents that you have created and not saved are backed up using the name “Untitled” followed by a number and the date/time. This name and number corresponds to those shown in the titlebar when you are editing new unsaved documents.
New File Buffer
A new option to save the Undo/Redo buffer of a file when it is closed or when the application closes (SEE Above) The buffer is re-loaded when the file is reopened, and can be used from the last point.
Architectural / Simple BIM Tools *Pro Only*
New IFC Import *Pro Only*
Simple Building Information Modeling (BIM) is now more advanced with the ability to import intelligent Walls, Doors, Windows, Slabs and Roofs saved in the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) format, the industry standard for BIM information.
Improve Roof Angles *Pro Only*
TurboCAD now makes it easy to control the rise/run and/or degrees of a roof angle.
New Slab Roof Object Types *Pro Only*
TurboCAD now allows users to make a roof slab object type. With one slab, you can quickly create a flat roof, or use in conjunction with new roof angles, mitering, and edge cut tools to join several slabs together and create nearly any roof style.
New Mitering of Roof Slabs *Pro Only*
Select two or more roof slabs and have them “meet” automatically.
New Roof Edge Cut Orientation *Pro Only*
A new “Edge cut” roof property for roof slabs allows users to select different methods of roof building, either plumb or square.
Improved Roof Modifier *Pro Only*
Now you can quickly create holes in roofs for chimney’s, skylights, etc. and trim edges of roofs.
Improved Drafting and Detailing
TurboCAD 2015 now offers an updated Redsdk 188.8.131.52 Engine, and also now includes a New Displacement Shader in the RedSDK materials.
Improved Format Painter Tool
Use the Format Painter to transfer Custom Properties and Property Set Definitions (PSD) from one object to another. This huge productivity improvement is also a crucial feature for extending BIM/IFC models.
Improved Dimension Text
Dimension Text can be set to Non-rotatable. With this property, selected, dimension text will always face the user no matter the orientation of the drawing.
Sorted Layers in Drop Down Lists
The Layers in the drop down and simple lists are now sorted as per the Design Director. If you change the control view order in Design Director the same ordering will be in all other Layer controls.
Improved Trim Tools
New ability to trim hatched or closed objects and maintain the hatch or closure.
New Dimension Units Format ‘By Drawing’
Users can now globally define dimension units at the drawing level.
Improved Join Polylne Tool
The Join Polyline Tool now works on Beziers and splines without converting them to a polyline, so that their original curve status is maintained.
New Dynamic Cutaway Plane *Pro Only*
Cut away plane, for looking inside a 3D model, now works in draft mode, in mixed draft and wireframe, and in mixed draft and hidden line modes.
Improved DWG/DXF Read/Write Filters
TurboCAD now uses the latest Teigha engine for the conversion of .dwg and .dxf files to/from different versions. Dynamic blocks are imported as simple blocks.
New SketchUp SKP 2015 Support *Pro Only*
Import/export of SketchUp 2015 files is now supported.
LTE/LTE Pro Comparison
|TurboCAD LTE Comparison Chart||PRO V8||V8|
|Full-featured 2D Drawing, Editing, and Modifying|
|Based on CAD Code with Millions of Copies Sold Worldwide|
|NEW, Improved in v8|
|NEW, Improved in v8|
|Backup open documents on program close|
|New Conceptual Selector|
|Improved Block/Group Editing|
|More Flexible UI|
|New Contact Manger & File Sharing|
|New IFC Import|
|Improved Roof Angles|
|New Slab Roof Object Types|
|New Mitering of Roof Slabs|
|New Roof Edge Cut Orientation|
|Improved Roof Modifier|
|Improved Format Painter Tool|
|Improved Dimension Text|
|Sorted Layers in Drop Down Lists|
|Improved Trim Tools|
|New Dimension Units Format ‘By Drawing’|
|Improved Join Polylne Tool|
|New Dynamic Cutaway Plane|
|Improved DWG/DXF Read/Write Filters|
|New SketchUp SKP 2015 Support|
|Edit Tool option "Node Filter"|
|Edit Tool option "Workplane by 3D object"|
|Supports RedSdk Accelerated Graphic Performance for GPU Cards|
|up to 60x faster|
|Familiar CAD Environment|
|Familiar Intelligent Curso|
|Easy Polyline Editing|
|Advanced Handle-Based Editing|
|Smart Dimension Tool|
|Object Snap Prioritization|
|One-Step Splitting of Objects|
|Input Multiple Unit Types On-The-Fly|
|True Units Retained Between Drawings w/ Different Unit Settings|
|Associative Viewport Dimensions|
|Copy in Place Tool|
|Page Layout Wizard|
|Super Selector Modes|
|Stellated Polygon Tool|
|PPM Objects as Doors and Windows|
|Self-Healing Walls (ACA/ADT Compatible)|
|Intelligent (Parametric), Attribute-Rich Architectural Objects|
|Bottom wall modifier|
|Muntins for doors and windows|
|Profiles for Doors/Windows for custom shapes|
|Architectural Sections/Elevations (3D-to-2D Documentation)|
|Architectural Markers (Self Incrementing)|
|Schedule Tool and Wizard|
|ACIS 3D Solid Modeling Engine|
|ACIS Faceting Algorithm|
|Drafting object break|
|2D Geometric and Dimensional Constraints|
|Surface Roughness Tool|
|Weld Symbol Tool|
|Adhesive Symbol Tool|
|Gear Contour Tool|
|DRAFTING & DETAILING / GENERAL PURPOSE CAPABILITIES|
|Custom Text for Dimensioning|
|Move Dimension Text|
|Rotate View with Viewport|
|Delta Distance and Delta Move Angle(s)|
|Arrow Tool||(Line Only)|
|Dimensional Updating for Drafting Objects|
|Transparent and Bitmap Fills 2011 only|
|Hide Objects Regardless of Layer 2011 only|
|Enhanced Layer Manager|
|Draw Order by Layer|
|Draw by Layer Plus|
|Enhanced Format Painter|
|Hatch Pattern Creator|
|Brush Style Editor|
|Variable Driven Parametric Constraints|
|Embed Image Files in Drawings|
|Package Related Dependencies for Encapsulation (eTransmit)|
|Drafting & Detailing Palette|
|Parametric Part Manager|
|Sync block attributes|
|Image Manager (preload, organize and manage raster images)|
|Trace Image-to-Vector Tool|
|3D Perspective and Ortho Views|
|Power Stretch Tool|
|Convert to Arcs Polyline|
|Associative Arrays / Pattern Tools|
|Open and Save As .DWG (AutoCAD®)||R14 to 2015||R14 to 2015|
|Open .SKP (SketchUp™ )|
|Open and Edit .DWF|
|3D PDF and U3D filters|
|Open and/or Save As .IGES, .3DM (Rhino®), .3DS (3ds Max®), .SAT,|
|.STEP, .OBJ, & .DAE (Collada)|
|Open and/or Save STL for 3D Printing|
|File Conversion Tool for Batch File Conversion|
|DGN Microstation filter (Open and save DGN files through v7)|
|Import and Open File Formats||32||9|
|Export, Save As, and Publish File Formats||32||12|
|Fully Customizable User Interface & Preferences|
|Double Click Customization|
|Software Development Kit|
Minimum System Requirements for TurboCAD LTE/LTE Pro
TurboCAD LTE and TurboCAD LTE Pro are delivered in a 64-bit version to take full advantage of your hardware’s available computer memory to load, process, and render CAD files. A 32-bit version is also available if required by your hardware.
64-bit System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows ® 10 64-bit, Windows 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) – 2 GB RAM.
32-bit System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows ® 10, Windows 8*, Windows 7, Windows Vista**, Windows XP** – 1GB RAM.
*TurboCAD is designed for desktops or laptops that meet the indicated system requirements. Windows RT technology for use on tablets is not supported.
** 32-bit version of TurboCAD LTE and TurboCAD LTE Pro will run on XP and Vista platforms; however, these platforms are no longer being officially supported.
Your experience with TurboCAD will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, 4+ GB RAM, and larger display resolution and graphics support.
The optional GPU-accelerated Redsdk render mode requires a supported graphic processing unit (either a chip on the board, or on a video card). The latest video drivers are typically required. Newer boards with more power and VRAM generally provide greater performance.
RedSDK list of supported Video Cards and Drivers:
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