TurboCAD Platinum 2021 & 2022
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Premium 2D/3D CAD Software
TurboCAD® 2020 Platinum is a professional 2D Drafting and 3D Solid Modeling CAD Solution for engineers, architects, manufacturers and other design professionals. It comes fully equipped with a powerful drafting palette, ACIS® solid modeling, premium photorealistic rendering, advanced architectural and mechanical tool sets, AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface options, and extensive file support.
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PROFESSIONAL 2D/3D CAD SOFTWARE
TurboCAD® 2021 Platinum delivers a robust collection of professional 2D/3D CAD tools to design, modify, present, and document in an integrated fashion. It includes advanced mechanical design and modification tools, a powerful drafting palette, 2D geometric and dimensional constraints, and an ACIS® solid modeling engine. It includes a customisable Ribbon Interface with 4K monitor support to optimise productivity and readability on higher resolution displays.
TURBOCAD 2020 PLATINUM CAN HELP YOU DESIGN PROJECTS SUCH AS:
- Advanced mechanical designs
- Architectural drawings
- Remodeling plans
- Inventions and patent designs
- Prototyping with 3D printers
- Mechanical drawings
- Furniture design, woodworking, and cabinetry
- Musical instruments
- Graphics and technical illustrations
- Product and Packaging design
- 2D drafting, diagraming and schematic drawings
- Custom manufacturing from CAD to CNC.
Key Features & Benefits
2D DESIGN AND EDITING:
TurboCAD is rich in professional 2D/3D design tools and drawing aids that speed design. Create views and viewports of any size and shape. Access extensive paper space and printing options. Multi-select drawing tool, dimension tools, and more.
2D GEOMETRIC AND DIMENSIONAL CONSTRAINTS:
By setting up Constraints in a drawing, TurboCAD users have greater control to enforce design intent, as 2D Constraints typically drive 3D model design.
PART TREE/HISTORY TREE :
Maintains your design history. Return to any procedural step in your design and make modifications without losing subsequent work. Works like a Selective UNDO/REDO.
ACIS SOLID MODELING / ADVANCED MECHANICAL DESIGN:
TurboCAD Platinum 2020 provides advanced 3D surface and ACIS® solid modeling tools. The thread tool, twisted extrude, extrude to face, imprint tool, parametric holes, imprint and more enable the easy creation of your more complicated professional designs. Access advanced modification tools like bend, unbend, and facet offset make it easier to modify existing geometry. Smooth surface mesh / sub-D modeling tools are also available allowing for the creation of more organic shapes.
ARCHITECTURAL & GIS TOOLS:
An integrated suite of architectural tools are included, such a parametric architectural objects that are AutoCAD® Architecture (ACA) compatible so that .DWG models with ACA extensions may be read, modified, and documented as needed.
POWERFUL DRAFTING PALETTE:
Create associative views, 2D sections, and detailed views that can be updated in real-time – even from an Xref. Works with both ACIS® Solids and Surface models.
ADVANCED 3D SURFACE MODELING:
Includes a complete set of 3D surface modeling and editing tools making it ideal for both single part and small assembly mechanical designs. Platinum has advanced surfaces, and also smooth surface meshes. Read more about 3D Surface Modeling in TurboCAD.
PROFESSIONAL MECHANICAL CAD NATIVE FILE TRANSLATORS:
Import 3D model designs from enterprise CAD Modelers such as CATIA, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Inventor, NX and ProE
PROGRAMMABLE (SDK & RUBY SCRIPTING):
Extend the functionality by developing new tools, functions, and behaviours. Custom routines that are performed on a regular basis can be automated. Specific tools for vertical applications can be created and added.
POINT CLOUD SUPPORT:
Use your 3D scanner to collect data about an existing object’s dimensions, and import the point cloud files into a drawing in TurboCAD 2020 Platinum.
DESIGN DIRECTOR PALETTE:
Provides advanced controls for Layers, Layer Filters, creating Layer Sets, setting and saving Work Planes, controlling Named Views, and more to streamline work and enhance productivity. Read more about the Design Director Palette.
PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING & VISUALISATION 2021:
The LightWorks® rendering engine creates stunning presentations. Render management of materials, luminance, environments, and advanced render styles give you truly photorealistic results. An optional rendering plug-in from Redway takes advantage of your computer’s GPU and produces faster, stunning photorealistic images.
PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING & VISUALISATION 2022:
In 2022 LightWorks has been replaced with TurboLux. TurboLux needs setting up, it does not work ‘out of the box’. Please read the system requirements for this version, they are very important.
COMPATIBILITY AND FILE SHARING:
Whether you’re a team of one or many, you’ll have the interoperability needed to collaborate. We’ve ensured that TurboCAD is compatible with a wide variety of popular CAD and Graphics formats. You will be able to deliver files that can be opened and edited by users of AutoCAD® and other popular design software. TurboCAD provides compatibility with:
- AutoCAD® DWG and DXF files, from R12 to 2020
- STL Import/Export for 3D printing
- SVG Import/Export
- 3MF Import/Export
- VMRL Worlds Import/Export
- OBJ Import/Export
- Adobe Illustrator® Import
- PDF Export
- SketchUp 2020 Import/Export
- Collada™ (DAE) Import/Export
- Professional, Mechanical CAD Import from CATIA, Solidworks and more
What's new in this version
USABILITY AND INTERFACE
Customizable Ribbon Interface:
Users now have the ability to fully customize the Ribbon Interface. You can now Add and Rename Tools, Groups and Tabs. In addition, Tabs may be hidden or renamed, and manually created XML Config files can be directly imported into TurboCAD. UI Themes are also full supported in the Ribbon.
4K Monitor Support:
With new, scaleable vector icons, TurboCAD is now fully optimized for 4K monitors. Through dynamic sliders, toolbar icons, the User Interface and other icons in other part of the UI can be resized to optimize readability on higher resolution displays.
Named View Enhancements:
New functionality has been added where users now have the option of associating Layer Sets with Named Views, giving users a much better way to manage Layers Sets.
2D DRAFTING AND EDITING
Select by Similar:
This powerful tool allows users to select any 2D or 3D object type or a Block and then find all occurrences of that in the drawing. Very detailed selections can be made that include parameters such as pen color and style, brush color and style, layer, even the selected object’s coordinate system. A great tool to use in conjunction with making further global changes to that selected object.
Construct Similar Tool:
This tool which takes properties from a referenced object and applies these to the construction of the next object. This tool provides a fast and efficient method to assign object properties such as line fonts, dimension styles, and wall properties with a single click
Remove Overlapping Entities:
The ‘Overkill’ tool removes overlapping lines, arcs, text and dimensions, thereby allowing you to simplify drawings by removing duplicate, redundant Entities. Event viewer shows the count of objects that were changed.
Pick Point Hatch:
Pick-Point-Hatch now works with gaps in 2D objects. For example, trying to fill an area bounded by a Polyline, when there are gaps in the Polyline. Improvements to pick-point also apply to ADT objects (Walls, Doors and Windows), allowing to similarly fill in gaps between these objects.
3D DESIGN & MODELING
Three additional Blend types have been added to the Fillet Edges tool – G2 Continuous Curvature, Fixed Width and Three Face
Multiple improvements have been made to the Sheet Metal tools, including: a new Property have been added to the Flange Sheet tool – Draft Angle; several new options have been added to the Inspector bar when using this tool – Start and End Offset, Start and End Angle; accuracy improvements to the Unbend tool and the ability track progress of this ACIS® operation and interrupt it if desired results are not seen.
Users can now select flat 3D polylines or 3D curves for Surface Extrude tools such as Revolve. Also, 3D Curve and Curve (2D) are now separate tools..
Architectural Desktop (ADT) Objects:
ADT objects can now be completely and accurately used with Copy and Linear Array copy tools. For example, the Array Fit Linear now takes into account all of the properties of the ADT object being copied, including Work Plane, Layer, Materials, etc. Previously, this tool could create only one roof object. Now, multiple objects may be created. In addition, the overall processing of all ADT objects in a drawing , including the House Wizard, has been significantly sped up.
Data collection of IFC files has been improved, the BIM Palette now shows the BIM file structure, and the BIM tool and BIM Palette’s UI’s have now been more tightly integrated, making these architectural modeling parts of TurboCAD easier to use.
PHOTO REALISTIC RENDERING AND VISUALISATION
New LightWorks® rendering engine and Sun and Sky Shader:
The LightWorks rendering engine has been upgraded to v9.3. New properties “sun dir by geo-location” and “dir by geo-location” added to “Sky” and “Sun” shaders correspondingly
RedSDK to LightWorks Porting:
RedSDK rendered images are now more automatically, accurately and completely converted to a LightWorks rendered image.
AutoCAD 2019 Compatibility
TurboCAD 2019 now fully supports AutoCAD DWG, DXF and DWF file formats.
STL Filter – 3D Print Check
A 3D Print Check option has been added when exporting an STL file. This tool checks a part for common topological errors such as: non manifold edges, duplicated and collapsed facets, open edges, shells and more. The Print Check tool also displays geometry information such as extents, number of facets/vertices, area, and volume.
Export file format for 3D Animation Software such as 3DS, Maya. MotionBuilder and Mudbox.
TurboCAD Platinum is 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.
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
64-BIT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 2021
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit) – 8 GB RAM.
64-BIT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 2022:
TurboLux has specific requirements for taking advantage of your computer’s GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). When running TurboLux, the OpenCL (GPU-based) modes require an NVIDIA graphics card or GPU that supports either OpenCL 1.2 or later, or NVIDIA’s CUDA version 10.0 or later. It is recommended that you install the latest driver updates before using TurboLux rendering.
32-BIT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 2021:
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 – 4GB RAM.
TurboCAD® is designed for desktops or laptops that meet the indicated system requirements. Windows RT technology used on some tablets is not supported.
Your experience with TurboCAD Platinum will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, 8+ GB RAM.
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