TurboCAD Pro delivers affordable, professional CAD software for design, drafting, and detailing. Parametric constraints, 3D surface and ACIS® solid modeling, LightWorks™ photorealistic rendering, architectural and mechanical tools, and extensive file support appeal to professionals across disciplines. Plus, TurboCAD Pro is now fully 64-bit compatible to utilize expanded computer memory.
Time to Produce and Ease of Use TurboCAD Pro delivers an incredible collection of time saving features that are easy to use. Choose the option to install the new 64-bit version to load, process, and render CAD files of nearly any size. Plus multi-threading, a GPU-accelerated drawing engine, and hundreds of time-saving tools in a customizable interface are just some of the ways TurboCAD speeds design, without sacrificing ease of use. • NEW 64-bit Version • NEW Modern / Customizable UI • GPU-Accelerated Drawing Engine • Multi-threading • Progressive, Ray-traced Rendering
Conceptual Design and Precision Drafting TurboCAD employs a large selection of 2-dimensional drafting tools, and 3-dimensional modeling tools, so no matter the situation, you’ve got the right tool for the job. Use in conjunction with snaps, modification tools, and drawing aids to quickly layout your ideas in TurboCAD. • Drafting Palette • History Tree with Editor • Advanced Layer Controls • PDF Underlay
Architectural Drafting and Design TurboCAD Pro includes a robust collection of architectural drafting and design tools. An extensive collection of ADA compatible architectural objects are supported by dynamic dimensions, terrain tools, and automated tools for laying out your building and creating schedules. Whether you’re an architect, builder, civil engineer, or novice home designer, TurboCAD has practical tools for all your architectural design needs. • NEW Compass Rose • NEW Geo-Location • 2D/3D Parametric Objects • Elevation/Sections • House Wizard • Self-Aligning Blocks • Terrain Modeling • Styles & Style Manager
Mechanical Tools TurboCAD Pro gives engineers the power to set up 2D parametric constraints for greater control and productivity as you evaluate designer alternatives. 3D surface modeling and ACIS® solid modeling tools makes the creation of realistic, complex 3D objects simple. And a parametric parts manager lets you create and consume parts that remain parametrically controlled even after insertion into your drawing. These and many more tools and technologies make TurboCAD ideal for both single part and assembly mechanical designs. • D-Cubed™ Parametric Constraints • Surface Modeling Tools • ACIS® Solid Modeling Tools • Assembly Tools • Parametric Parts Manager
Presentation - The Key to Selling Your Concepts TurboCAD Pro provides more ways to present your designs in a professional manor. Several render modes are provided including wireframe, hidden line, high quality photorealistic rendering, and an advanced mode that allows for artistic render styles. Users can define physically accurate materials, including reflective surfaces with ray tracing and radiosity, and apply lighting and luminance to create stunning photorealistic images that showcase your work. Output to PDF or a number of image formats, or add the AnimationLab plug-in to animate your design. And TurboCAD Pro now outputs directly 3D System’s BFB 3D printer software for printing prototypes and more!
Detailing TurboCAD Pro includes tools necessary to rapidly document and annotate your designs. The Drafting Palette accelerates creating Views, Sections, Elevations, Floorplans, and Detail Views in numerous display styles. A full range of Dimension types that are style driven are available as well as Tables, Text, and Multi-Text tools as expected. You can quickly create 2D planar drawing sets of 3D designs, and explode viewports for greater clarity. Plus, dimension scaling in Viewports within a paper space is automatic.
Workflow in the Real World 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, import, or embed up to 35 file formats and export up to 28, including newly updated .DWG/.DXF (AutoCAD®) and .DGN (MicroStation) formats, plus .SKP (Google SketchUp™) and many others. Except for bitmaps, all support formats can be used as external references (xrefs) and many also work with TurboCAD’s Drafting Palette. This combination means that the model may be designed in one application, and the views, sections, elevations, and floorplans will be updated when the original model is changed.
Powerful Performance TurboCAD Pro is delivered in a 64-bit version to load, process, and render files of nearly any size. (32-bit version is also delivered if required by your hardware.) The Turbocharged drawing engine takes advantage of GPU-based graphics cards for smooth zooming, panning, rotating, and moving as you design. And multi-threading takes advantage of multi core processors for lightning fast calculations.
Fast Drafting & Detailing TurboCAD Pro is rich in fundamental drawing tools and drawing aids that speed design. Quickly and easily create views and viewports of any size and shape. Access extensive paper space and printing capabilities, a multi-select drawing tool, marker and schedule tools, leaders, multi-leaders, dimension tools, and symbols content.
Extraordinary Drafting Palette Create associative 2D sections based on standard views or sectional planes of 3D surface or ACIS® solid models, including XREFs, and more! With more than 15 file formats for 3D models supported that may be opened directly, imported, or included via Xref that the Drafting Palette will recognize, TurboCAD Pro is a fabulous companion product.
Architectural Tools TurboCAD Pro includes an integrated suite of architectural tools that accelerate productivity in design and drafting, or in the documentation of existing compatible architectural models. The architectural objects are AutoCAD® Architecture (ACA) compatible so that .DWG models with ACA extensions may be read, modified, and documented as needed. TurboCAD Pro architectural tools include Wall, Window, Door, Roof, Stair, Marker, Schedule, and Terrains, with many more in TurboCAD Pro Platinum. And all the architectural objects have both 2D and 3D representations, so that elevations, floor plans, and ISO views are easier to document.
Mechanical Tools & 3D Modeling TurboCAD Pro includes a complete set of 3D drawing and editing tools, surface modeling tools, and powerful ACIS® solid modeling tools, making it ideal for both single part and small assembly mechanical designs. • 3D drawing primitives - Box, Rotated Box, Sphere, Hemisphere, Cylinder, Torus, Wedge, Cone, Polygonal, Prism • 3D Editing and Modification Tools - Sweep, Extrude, Revolve, Loft Facet, Edit Booleans, Quick Pull • Assembly Tools - Axis, Facet, 3-Points, Tangents, Edge & Point • Specialized Mechanical Object Tools - Thread, Pipe, Bolt • More available with TurboCAD Pro Platinum.
Powerful Parametric Constraints Often referred to as variational sketching, the D-Cubed™ 2D DCM constraint manager from Siemens Industry Software Limited gives you greater control and productivity. By setting up constraints, you get more done, create part families faster, incorporate red-line changes more quickly, and have the flexibility to evaluate different designs with ease. Access a host of geometric and dimensional constraints in TurboCAD Pro, as well as mid-point and pattern constraints with TurboCAD Pro Platinum.
Annotation TurboCAD Pro includes tools necessary to rapidly annotate your designs. The Drafting Palette accelerates creating Views, Sections, Elevations, Floorplans, and Detail Views in numerous display styles. A full range of Dimension types that are style driven are available as well as Tables, Text, and Multi-Text tools as expected. Plus, dimension scaling in Viewports within a paper space is automatic.
Symbols Library TurboCAD Pro comes complete with a number of sample symbols as well as a much larger collection of parametric parts. This program also includes several special parametric symbols used in certain types of annotation that help in communicating with manufacturers.
Parametric Parts Manager Create and consume parts that remain parametrically controlled even after insertion into your drawing. There is also a method to draw variably constrained parts and convert them to parametric parts using a wizard. Because the parts can be saved individually, like a symbol, libraries of .PPM objects can be created, shared, and reused from project to project.
Easy Design Director The Design Director palette streamlines work and enhances productivity with advanced controls for Layers, Layer Filters, creating Layer Sets, setting and saving Work Planes, controlling Named Views, and more.
Rendering & Visualization TurboCAD Pro provides several render modes in which to work, or present your designs. The Redway3D® drawing engine utilizes the power of supported on-board GPU or graphics boards for faster panning, zooming, and orbiting, while the Lightworks v8.3 rendering engine allows you to create stunning photorealistic and artistic presentations of your designs.
Lighting & Materials A new material editor along with a complete library of materials is included with TurboCAD Pro. Define physically accurate materials, including reflective surfaces with ray tracing and radiosity. There is also robust support for lighting and luminance.
External References (Xrefs) All of the file formats that may be opened and imported, except bitmap images, may be used as an external reference (Xref). TurboCAD offers Xref clipping for dozens of file formats and binding of Xrefs, which can then be exploded and edited. Xref layers are also easy to manage, including with layer filters.
Software Developers' Kit (SDK) TurboCAD Pro lets you extend the functionality of the application with the ability to develop new tools, functions, and behaviors. Custom routines that are performed on a regular basis can be automated. Specific tools for vertical applications can be created and added. Even commercial plug-in applications may be developed and sold. Updated documentation and samples are provided and there is a wiki and forum-based support online.
File Interoperability TurboCAD makes it easy to maintain your intellectual property investment and share your work. New TurboCAD Pro 20 supports export of 3D models to 3D .PDF which can be viewed interactively with Acrobat Reader. Plus, users can open, insert, or embed up to 35 file formats and export up to 28, including .DWG, .DXF (from R14 through 2013 including AutoCAD® Architecture extensions), .SKP (Google™ SketchUp™, to version 8), .3DM (Rhinoceros®), .3DS (Autodesk® 3ds Max®), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE – export); and many more.
64-bit System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) - 2 GB RAM.
32-bit System Requirements: Microsoft ® Windows 8*, Windows 7, Windows Vista**, Windows XP** - 1GB RAM.
*TurboCAD 20 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 20 Pro will run on XP and Vista platforms; however, these platforms are no longer being officially supported.
Recommended: Your experience with TurboCAD 20 Pro 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 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.
Recommended GPU-accelerators: NVIDIA® Quadro FX 1000 & up • NVIDIA GeForce FX & up • NVIDIA GeForce 6, 7, 8 & up • AMD RadeonHD 2000, 3000, 4000 & up • AMD-ATI Radeon 9500 & up • AMD-ATI Radeon X, HD 2000, 3000, 4000 & up • AMD-ATI FireGL X • AMD-ATI FireGL V 3000 & up • Intel® HD Graphics Family & up • Intel Integrated graphics series: GMA 3000 & GMA X3000.