TurboCAD Professional Platinum
Premium, Professional 2D/3D CAD Software
TurboCAD Pro Platinum is a top-of-the-line, professional 2D/3D CAD application. Access a powerful drafting palette, ACIS® solid modeling, premium photorealistic rendering, advanced architectural and mechanical toolsets, AutoCAD-like 2D drafting interface options, and extensive file support.
PLEASE NOTE: This is the FULL Professional Platinum package, sold at the price of the standard Pro version.
TurboCAD Pro Platinum offers premium, professional 2D/3D CAD. It includes all the speed and technology of TurboCAD Pro for drafting, detailing, modeling, and photorealistic rendering. Plus, get advanced architectural and mechanical design toolsets, superior rendering, programming, an AutoCAD® 2D work-a-like mode, and superior file support.
Why Choose TurboCAD Pro Platinum?
- Premium, professional features you want at a more affordable price
- Low learning curve, especially when switching from other CAD
- Advanced architectural and mechanical toolsets for greater control and flexibility
- Exceptional performance features for superior productivity
- Outstanding File Compatibility
Key Features & Benefits
- Advanced architectural tools including simple BIM, parametric doors, windows, slabs, roofs, stairs, and rails, compound walls, schedules, and powerful section and elevation tools.
- Advanced mechanical tools including more robust 3D surface and ACIS® solid modeling tools, smooth surface mesh tools, and more.
- Part Tree acts like a selective Undo/Redo.
- Parametric Constraint Tools—geometric, dimensional, midpoint and patterns / associative arrays.
- UV Mapping to create more realistic renders.
- Ruby Scripting and SDK programming.
- Compatible with over 35 industry standard file formats including AutoCAD .DWG, .DXF, Sketchup .SKP, IFC for simple BIM, 3D .PDF, .STL for 3D printing.
Platinum Version Features
Advanced Architectural Design & Simple BIM
TurboCAD Pro Platinum speeds design with an extensive collection of parametric object types and shapes for walls and compound walls, doors, windows, stairs, railings, roofs, and slabs. Use the style manager to create and manage how objects are defined, look and behave, or choose from the many pre-configured styles. Accurately manage data with dynamic window and door schedules and use the sections/elevation tool to examine custom cross sections of architectural designs.
TurboCAD Pro Platinum also lets you create custom properties to objects, property sets, and entry marks to display the data next to specific objects in a drawing. Users can extract that custom data as well as geometry from walls, doors, windows, slabs, and roofs, and export to IFC format, the industry standard for BIM information.
Advanced Mechanical Design Tools
TurboCAD Pro Platinum offers advanced tools for 3D solid and surface modeling. 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. A new ACIS® R24 3D solid modeling engine in TurboCAD Pro Platinum 21 offers better modeling, improvements to ACIS file filters, and enhancements to several features based on this engine.
Advanced Modification Tools
TurboCAD Pro Platinum includes a number of tools that enhance 3D modification for facet editing, lofting, bending and unbending of objects. These tools become even more powerful when combined with the Advanced Part Tree.
Advanced Part Tree
TurboCAD Pro Platinum greatly expands o n the Part Tree technology in TurboCAD Pro. Often referred to as history-based editing, the Part Tree can be used as a selective UNDO/REDO tool. And unlike with TurboCAD Pro basic, each of the design and modification tools, and most of the 3D primitives, may be driven by this Advanced Part Tree.
Optimised for 3D Printing
TurboCAD Pro Platinum both reads and writes STL files, the standard in 3D Printing world. The Platinum version includes tools that allow for the modification of the faceting of the STL model which gives the user control over the smoothness of the printed 3D model. Other 3D printing features include surface simplification controls and a 3D Print button for 3D Systems printers.
Smooth Surface Mesh 3D Modeling Tools
TurboCAD Pro Platinum allows you to use existing 3D modeling tools to create a smooth surface mesh (smesh). Users can control the resolution, smoothness and more. This form of 3D object creation allows for easier and more rapid creation of organic shapes. Read more about Smesh Tools
Associative Arrays / Pattern Tools
TurboCAD Pro Platinum patterns are arrays objects copied in specific arrangements and controlled parametrically. Create patterns from a variety of entities and apply to spheres and cylinders, radial patterns, 3D arrays, along a curve, and on polyline for shapes that couldn’t easily be drawn. Read more about Platinum Pattern Tools
Platinum Parametric Constraints
TurboCAD Pro constraints are enhanced in the TurboCAD Pro Platinum with two additional constraints. The first is a Midpoint Constraint, and the second is the ability to create pattern constraints. Read more about Platinum Constraints
Create more realistic and varied materials for rendering. Use UV mapping to project a 2D image onto a 3D object where “U” and “V” are the names of the axes of plane. It’s a powerful tool perfect for use in photorealistic rendering. Read more about UV Mapping
Plus all the TurboCAD Pro Features & Tools
TurboCAD Pro Platinum is the most comprehensive CAD product for 2D and 3D design, documentation, detailing, and modeling. In addition to the tools above for greater control and flexibility, it includes all the tools found in TurboCAD Pro:
- Powerful Drafting Palette ACIS 3D Modeling Engine
- Parametric Parts Manager
- Photorealistic Lighting & Materials
- Rendering & Visualization
- Annotation Tools
- Symbol Library
- Extensive File Interoperability
- And more …
What's new in this version
USABILITY AND INTERFACE
New Intelligent File Send
E-pack now includes an option to send your packaged data via email.
New Image Management Palette
Simple drag-and-drop insertion, control of image parameters, and embedding.
New Table Editing / Attachable Data
Build tables by making (non-OLE) connections to .CSV and Excel files. Simply edit table layout, format, and content, now similar to Microsoft Word.
For security and collaboration, file metadata now includes Date of Creation, Date of Last Modification, Total File Editing Time, and Total Time of Last Session.
New Options for Blocks
Display the name of a block whenever ‘show multiple entities options’ is turned on. Show selected block in the Blocks Palette any time an inserted block is selected. New Options for Blocks
2D DRAFTING AND EDITING
Improved Intelligent Scaling
Create hatches, text, and dimensions that automatically scale to the current zoom level of the view.
New Center Line and Center Mark
Create associative center lines and center marks.
New Relative Angle Field
Draw consecutive segments by specifying the angle relative to the preceding segment.
Improved Multi-Text Editor
New text editor interface with new formatting features and new options including numbered lists, bulleted lists, and multi-column support. Improved Multi-Text Editor
New Scale by Two Points
Scale a set of objects to a specific size by using two reference points.
3D DRAWING, MODELING, AND EDITING
New Bend by Sketch
Bend single or multiple flanges off of a sheet body using a 2D polyline as the profile.
Easily add support structures to 3D models. Use the New Sheet Metal Gusset to insert a sheet metal gusset between two adjacent faces. New Solid Gusset can insert a Stiffening Rib between two adjacent faces.
Improved Law Tool Editor
Import and export Laws (Curve from Law; Surface with Laws; Offset with Law; Warp Entity by Law) from text files. Improved Law Tool Editor
New Stretch Entity
Stretch any ACIS solid along an arbitrary axis.
New Twist Entity
Twist a solid object along and around the length of a designated axis.
New NURBS Support
Guidelines for lofts can now be post-updated to modify the resulting loft. Now true NURB surfaces can be generated and edited in three axes.
Improved ACIS® Object Handling and Clean-up
The Remove Open Gap functionality of the Extract Entity tool has been extended with a New Remove All Open Gaps option.
New Unbend Options
New Get Bend Angles option to extract or insert bend angles as text when using the Unbend Sheet tool. New Unbend Along an Edge lets you selectively unbend elements of a sheet body along specified edges.
Improved Warp Entity by Law
Warping a 3D solid based on a mathematical formula can now be done with or without the Part Tree. This enables post-editing of -the warp parameters.
New & Improved SMESH Tools (Sub-D Modeling)
New Combine and join adjacent coplanar faces; merge SMESHs; add or delete facets from a SMESH; create a volumetric object from a planar SMESH. Improvements to node selection which can be limited to ignore all but the closest nodes, and faces can now be split by a selected line.
New Copying of Architectural Objects
Use the copy and array tools to insert a set of windows or doors into a wall for greater productivity.
New Fit to Scale for Door and Window Custom Blocks
Automatic fit to wall width scaling of custom door and window blocks inserted into walls.
Improved House Builder Wizard
Create rooms on multiple workplanes for quick design of multi-story houses.
New Stairs by Linework
Create complex and advanced stairways via a set of 2D linework.
New Roof Slab Openings
Insert openings into roof slab for fast placement of vents and skylights. New Roof Slab Openings
PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING AND VISUALIZATION
New Redsdk 4.2 Engine Migration
Improved photorealistic rendering with new shaders, more realistic materials, new expanded parameters to control anti-ailiasing, caustics for sun lighting, physical sky lighting, geo-located sun positioning, and volumetric effects.
New UV Mapping of SMESH Objects
UV mapping has been expanded to support SMESH objects New UV Mapping of SMESH Objects
FILE SUPPORT / INTEROPERABILITY
Improved AutoCAD® (DXF, DWG, and DWF) File Compatibility
Implementation of the latest Teigha engine.
Improved 3D PDF (including .U3D and .PRC) Export
Support for export of multi-material objects.
Improved SketchUp (SKP) File Support*
Import geometry, views, materials, and components from SketchUp files created in SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Mark versions 3.0 to 2017. * Please note – Trimble no longer offers the 32-bit version of their software development kit, therefore TurboCAD 2017 32-bit has no SKP filter.
New Google Earth (KML and KMZ) File Support
Import KML and KMZ files into TurboCAD to view your designs in Google Earth independent of the web.
Improved Point Cloud (PCD, PCG, XYZ, ASC) File Support
Improved triangulation tool allows users to adjust the default parameter settings, offers an improved algorithm for facet normal determination, and a new smoothing option. Colored point clouds are also now supported.
New Mobile App Support
Import and View TurboApp (TAP) files from one of our apps for mobile devices–TurboViewer, TurboReview, TurboSite, or DroneScout.
Minimum System Requirements for TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017
TurboCAD Pro 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:
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8*, Windows 7, Vista – 8 GB RAM.
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.
Your experience with TurboCAD Pro Platinum will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, 8+ GB RAM.
The optional GPU-accelerated Redsdk render modes require 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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