TurboCAD Professional 2021 & 2022
Comprehensive 2D/3D CAD Software
TurboCAD® 2020 Professional is a comprehensive 2D/3D CAD solution, able to handle most drafting and modeling design needs. Includes hundreds of drawing tools, an optional AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface with command line and dynamic input cursor, 3D modeling tools, photorealistic rendering, and extensive file support.
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COMPREHENSIVE 2D/3D CAD SOFTWARE
TurboCAD 2021 Professional includes 2D drafting, 3D surface modeling, photorealistic rendering, and additional professional features to enhance productivity and interoperability. Users already familiar with AutoCAD® will find it to be a powerful and affordable alternative. It includes a customizable Ribbon Interface with 4K monitor support to optimize productivity and readability on higher resolution displays.
TURBOCAD 2020 PROFESSIONAL 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.
3D SURFACE MODELING
TurboCAD Professional includes a complete set of 3D surface modeling and editing tools making it ideal for both single part and small assembly mechanical designs.
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.
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’.You are welcome to call my mobile for advice.
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
PERFORMANCE, USER INTERFACE & USABILITY
RIBBON LARGE/SMALL ICONS, AVAILABLE SPACE ICON SIZING
A new local menu option has been added when right-clicking on a Ribbon icon Users can now change the icon size/icon text to “Large Image and Text”, which allows for display of a larger image of the tool icon with associated text. TurboCAD Ribbon
CHANGING THE STYLES OF RIBBON ICONS WITH A LACK OF FREE SPACE
When using the Ribbon Interface, as you change either the UI Scale or Icon size through the Options/Toolbars and Menus /Options menu, the Size and Style (with or without text) of the icon will dynamically change.
REPEAT LAST COMMAND
The new Repeat command allows user to repeat the previous command with a single click.
TEXT DRAGGER: ABILITY TO USE DEGREE, PLUS/MINUS, DIAMETER SIGNS WHILE ENTERING TEXT
TurboCAD now supports Special Signs when inserting text into your drawing. The local menu includes Degree, Plus/Minus, and Diameter signs to use.
You will get a productivity speed boost with new drawing improvements:
Drafting Objects – The creation of Sectional Views and Objects in the Drafting Palette has been significantly accelerated.
Selector Tool (Drag Selection) – When in GDI draw mode, transformation operations such as Move, Rotate and Scale have been greatly sped up.
GDI Redraw with Small Objects – For drawings containing many small objects, redraw speed has been accelerated.
2D DRAFTING AND EDITING
2D EDIT MODE
The new 2D Edit mode makes it much easier to design in 2D by turning off 3D objects, editing and modification tools. At a local menu level, only the 2D Selector is enabled, which then works with the selected object’s Coordinate System. The 2D Edit mode can be turned off by a simple click.
Dimension values that drive angles, lengths, and distances within a constraint system can now be animated. Animating these values provides powerful visual feedback to range of motion issues common in mechanical design problems. The tool extends into 3D motion analysis when the dimension values are part of a 2D constrained sketch that is used to define 3D extruded, sweep, or lathed shapes. Animating the dimension value automatically updates not only the sketch but the dependent 3D part. The user interface provides a variety of controls to analyse the motion including step increments, range, loop, pause, and move forward or backward.
BEST FIT CIRCLE AND LINE
The new Best Fit Circle and Line tools allow the user to draw a circle which is best-fitted through 3 or more defined points or a line through 2 or more points. Points can be extracted from a specified location or from a specific object.
The Auto-numbering tool allows you to select multiple text entities and have them auto-numbered. Numbers are placed either at the end of each text block or can replace the text block.
A new “Auto Modifier” option has added. With this option enabled, the Opening (wall clipping contour modifier will be generated automatically. Previously the Opening modifier had to be manually defined. If the opening modifier was not defined, then a rectangle (opening extents) was always used to make a hole on the wall. Only 3D objects are used as modifiers.
3D DESIGN AND MODELING
3D PRINT CHECK AND REPAIR TOOL
Before sending your design to your 3D printer, gain valuable information about your 3D model regarding its printability. This new tool will effectively identify any issue in your design before sending it to the printer, and allow you to then fix it in TurboCAD. A great tool for saving you time and unnecessary wear and tear on your 3D printer.
RENDERING AND VISUALISATION
The new Flat Shot tool allows users to create a 2D view of a 3D object, including visible and invisible lines, and then save that view in the Blocks Palette. A great tool for creating stunning presentations!
3MF TEXTURES – IMPORT/EXPORT
Support of element shaders has been added to 3MF Import and Export.
AUTOCAD® AND SKETCHUP FILES
TurboCAD now supports Import/Export of the AutoCAD 2020 DWG and DXF file formats, and Import/Export of SketchUp 2020 SKP file format.
IFC FILTER IMPROVEMENT
Support of PPM Symbols and 2D/3D Block Insertions has been added to IFC Export.
TurboCAD Pro 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:
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.
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