TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 Upgrade from 2017 Pro Platinum

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Upgrade from TurboCAD Pro or Pro Platinum 2017 at a special price

TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 Upgrade from Pro / Platinum 2017 is the upgrade path for owners of TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017 or TurboCAD Pro 2017 to the latest technology in TurboCAD 2018. It’s our most powerful TurboCAD ever with nearly 50 new features and major improvements.

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Affordable, Professional 2D/3D CAD Software

TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 is a brilliant collection of professional 2D/3D CAD tools to design, modify, present, and document in an integrated fashion.  An optional AutoCAD® 2018-like 2D drafting interface with command line and dynamic input cursor helps professionals already familiar with AutoCAD easily get up to speed.   Advanced technology—a powerful drafting palette, D-Cube constraints, and ACIS® engine —enhance productivity.  Advanced architectural and mechanical design tools add even greater flexibility and control, while superior rendering controls produce powerful presentations.  Plus TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 is programmable and supports over 40 file formats including .DWG, .DXF, .SKP, 3D .PDF, and .STL for 3D printing.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Easy to Learn and Use with set up wizards, context-sensitive help, snaps, alignment aids, and handle-based editing.
  • AutoCAD® 2018-like 2D drafting interface option with command line and dynamic input cursor.
  • Complete 2D/3D Design Tools for drafting, modeling, modifying, dimensioning and annotation.
  • Surface Modeling Tools like 2D/3D Booleans, extrude, revolve, sweeps, & more.
  • ACIS® 3D Solid Modeling and Advanced Mechanical Design tools to create complex 3D objects.
  • Professional Part Tree that can act like a selective Undo/Redo for all your 2D/3D operations.
  • Powerful Drafting Palette that creates associative sections and cut planes.
  • Advanced Architectural Tools including a greater range of parametric architectural objects, style manager, and IFC support.
  • Superior Photorealistic Rendering, materials, and lighting to create powerful presentations.
  • Dozens of Productivity Tools such as PDF underlay and ePack with New Intelligent File Send.
  • 2D Geometric and Dimension Constraints.
  • Database Connectivity with Customizable Reporting.
  • Point Cloud Support.
  • Programmable with Ruby Scripting or Software Development Kit to create routines, features, & more.
  • Over 40 industry standard CAD & graphic file formats supported to share your work.
  • New Import of TurboApp files from mobile devices.
  • Over 50 new and improved features!

New Features

USABILITY AND INTERFACE

New Interface Options:

TubroCAD 2018 boasts a new variety of excellent user interfaces including a new RIBBON INTERFACE similar to that found in Microsoft Word and the latest versions of AutoCAD. It also features an updated CADCourse INTERFACE with accelerated keyboard shortcuts for all the commands. Further for traditional users the older CLASSIC INTERFACES type are included so that no matter which interface you prefer you will feel comfortable with the new program. Various types of THEMES are supplied giving you the choice of how you want to interface to appear. At the start of the program a pop-up dialog will appear allowing you to easily choose your preference.

  Select by Entity Type Update
3d poit measure  

Keyboard Shortcuts:

Two, Three, Four or Five 5 Key Keyboard Shortcuts

This brilliant new feature is set to revolutionize the way people use TurboCAD! Similar to the functionality found in other products such as Generic CAD or AutoCAD, the user now has the ability to set up keyboard shortcuts that consist of either two or more keystrokes to quickly invoke any TurboCAD command. These keystrokes are sequential and do not need to be a keyboard combination.

The sequence of keys is initially invoked by pressing and releasing the Control (Ctrl) key and then a set of subsequent keys to invoke the specific command. This effectively allows the user to keep the left hand on the keyboard in the right hand on the mouse massively boosting productivity.

Isolate and Hide Objects:

This terrific new feature allows you to take a complex drawing and to quickly reduce its complexity by allowing you to select certain entities and to isolate them independent of layers or groups. In this way you can focus on the entities that you’re wishing to edit while avoiding overlapping or otherwise complicated entities. In addition to isolating certain objects you also have the choice of hiding additional objects so that you can focus only on the entities that are important during the editing procedure. When complete you can simply hit the Unhide option and the drawing will return to its previous state.

  Extents size property
Search Option for UI Features  

Search Option for Locating UI Features

This excellent new feature allows you to quickly search for particular commands within the customize dialog allowing you to quickly identify either the command itself or its keyboard shortcut. This will greatly enhance productivity as you can easily customize your interface to suit your own needs by dragging the icon onto a familiar toolbar or to create a new customized keyboard shortcut that you will remember. You can type a word in the search field to cycle through the commands and materials. Buttons next to the input field highlight the previous or next suitable item. A search history is stored in a drop-down list allowing you to quickly search for that item again in subsequent. A search combo box is used is in materials, luminance, environment and advance rendering style.

Deletion of Construction and Constraints Layer

Previously, these layers could not be deleted once Construction Lines or Constraints were added to a TurboCAD drawing. Now you can delete Construction layer and Constraints layer by selecting them in the Layer palette.

  Deletion of Constrution and Constraints Layer

2D DRAFTING AND EDITNG

PDF Underlay to object  

PDF Underlay Improvement

The PDF Underlay tool allows you to insert a page of a PDF file into your drawing to use as reference or tracing layer. To use properly as a tracing layer, the file must be a vector PDF, rather than a bit-mapped PDF. AS a vector file, you will be able to snap to the endpoints and midpoints of lines in the PDF underlay.
Underlays consist of two parts: the underlay style and the underlay insertion. Before inserting an underlay you must first create an Underlay style, which is done through the Underlay Manager, found in the Tools menu of the Default interface, and in the Format menu of the Ribbon interface A new tool “PDF underlay to Objects” has been implemented. It gives the ability to convert an Underlay into an editable object.
In addition to importing a PDF Underlay as an Object, 2D Vector PDFs can now be directly imported as a vector file into TurboCAD.

Snap Between Two Points

Snap between two points that once chosen allows you to snap to the middle of two subsequent points, saving the effort of snapping to the center of a two-point construction circle, and then deleting the circle afterwards.

  Select by Entity Type Update
Thick Profile tool  

Thick Profile tool

Applying thick profile tool with defined width and corners type options to groups of entities of lines/polylines/circles/arcs on plane. It automatically calculates thicken profiles according to width defined for original entities. It results in set of polylines, set of connected polylines (these two options are for TurboCAD versions withour ACIS), region or set of sheet ACIS entities (those two are for  Pro version)

Flatten Tool

Use the Flatten tool for 3D polylines and 3D splines to make them flat on the work plane. This command zeros out any Z values for the defining points of these entity types allowing them to be used in a 2D environment.

  Flatten Tool
Trim by Entity  

Trim by Entity

This interesting new command allows trimming of multiple entities by using a single 2D close profile as the cutting edge. All objects within the defined profile are trimmed and removed. This allows you to avoid having to select multiple objects to trim to just one cutting edge.

Pick Point Hatch Improvement

The pick point Hatch tool now has the ability to forgive small errors in design in that if a boundary line is not 100% closed you can specify an error margin distance so that the hatch command will automatically fill in the difference. This “error margin distance” is adjustable in the “Gap” value in the inspector bar and will greatly speed up hatching procedures as 100% accuracy in regard to closed curves or polylines is now optional.

  Relative Angle Fields

 

3D DRAWING, MODELING, AND EDITING

Quick Pull for surfaces

Use the Quick Pull tool to pull or push a closed 2D area of a 3D object (TC Surface) by extruding.

  Quick Pull for surfaces
Sheet Thicken  

Sheet Thicken Capability

This combination of TurboCAD Pro Platinum features allows you to turn 2D entities, either closed or open, into flat 2D sheets and then to give them a 3D thickness by using the thicken feature of shell tool. Further, it is possible to thicken the sheet in two directions by adjusting settings on the inspector bar.

Improved Coordinate Measure tool to include 3D

In earlier versions of TurboCAD, the Measure Coordinates of the Point tool could only measure the X and Y values as it functioned like a 2-D tool fixed on the active workplace. Now, the measure coordinates tool behaves more like a 3D tool in that will show the 3D coordinate of the World coordinate system independent of the active user coordinate system.

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New 2D Create option  

New 2D Create option

New option for “Create 2D” has been added for 3D polyline, 3D Spline tools. When you switch on this option, and polyline(spline) is flat then a 2D object is created instead of 3D.

ARCHITECTURAL

Relative Angle Fields  

Relative Angle Fields for Wall and polyline update

While drawing walls or polylines, you can now choose to enter an Angle (which is absolute in relation to the world coordinates) or a Relative Angle which is the angle from the immediately previous segment (arc or line).

“Add Roof by Walls” Tool Improvement

Previously, you could create only one roof object. But now there is the possibility to create more than one roof.

  Add Roof By Wall
IFC  

IFC BIM Tool

Edit property sets attached to entities imported from IFC; define any TC entity as the desired IFC entity and set for it appropriate property sets to export it to IFC. The IFC BIM Tool workflow (in short): 1. select any entity in TC drawing by the tool;
2. if the entity hasn’t the defined IFC type: define the IFC type to the selected entity.
3. set and edit property sets that are appropriate for the selected IFC type.
BIM Tool allows specify spatial structure element to entity.
Import/Export relations between objects and spatial structure elements (site, building, building storey, space).

RENDERING & VISUALIZATION

Lightworks 9.1 SP5

The LightWorks rendering engine is now once again included in TurboCAD and will no longer be an optional plug-in. TurboCAD 2018 includes LightWorks 9.1 SP5, which includes the following improvements:

Environments

Scaled Image (Foreground/Background)

  Environment

Sky

Type: User Defined Sky

  Sky
Render Styles  

Render Styles

Enchancements like “Lights only” for Lens flares, ability to minimize/maximize radius of Bounce and Gather, modify the intensity of Final Gather Controller for blurred shades, and Soft Pencil sketching are introduced in Render Styles.

Status Bar Memory Display Update

 

Once the Rendering mode for a selected object is initiated; the TurboCAD status bar now displays the respective memory usage along with the processing time.

  Status Bar Memory Display Update

FILE SUPPORT / INTEROPERABILITY:

File Sharing with AutoCAD® 2018 : Updated DWG and .DXF file import and export

3MF Export Support: TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 now supports export of the 3MF file type used in Manufacturing.

U3D-based PDF Export Improvement: You can now export named and standard views.

Support of Rhino 5 Files (3DM) Files: The latest openNURBS toolkit is incorporated in TurboCAD 2018.

Import STEP Format Improvement: Import Text Attributes From STEP File: You can now access the text information and would like to read it out with VBA (TurboCAD-VBA-Object-Catalog) and store the text into the “Info”-Property. It supports .step, .stp and .sat files as well.

3DS Filter Improvements

Issues of lost materials and lost texture coordinates are now fixed.

OTHER:

Image Manager Improvement  

Audit System

A new “Audit” item has been added to the Filters menu of the Selection Info Palette . This Audit System enables you to highlight ‘bad’ objects in Selection Info palette, turn on/off audit conditions and change their parameters, generate audit report for one or more objects, filter ‘bad’ objects in Selection Info palette, send notifications (about a ‘bad’ object) to Event Viewer palette.

Extents Size Property

The Extents Size parameter has been added to the Selection Info Palette properties. Extents Size parameter works with groups, blocks and insertions. You can now use the ‘Extents size’ property to select entity according to size valuation. Select objects that you think are big or small, or an object in any range you want. The Extents Size update provides you with additional flexibility so that you can use this parameter for various needs and for analyzing possibly corrupted “wrong” entities.

  Extents size property
Image Manager Improvement  

Image Manager Improvement

You can now select Multiple files from Open Dialog box when importing pictures in the Image Manager palette.

New Zoom Diagnostic Message

A new message has been added. It appears when the user tries to zoom in or zoom out beyond the maximum zoom factor or limit.

  New Zoom Diagnostic Message
OK and Cancel Buttons  

OK and Cancel Buttons Added to Insert Fraction Dialog Box

Improved usability by the addition of OK and Cancel buttons in the dialog box of the Insert Fraction in the Text Editor palette.

Select by Entity Type Update

Now Circle/Ellipse item of previous TC versions is separated into two cases: Circle and Ellipse. The same is for Circular and Elliptical arcs. Previous versions could not select Circles or Arcs separately.

  Select by Entity Type Update

Key Features

Powerful UI & Performance

If you’re new to TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018, features like the fully customizable interface, including an optional AutoCAD®2018-like 2D drafting interface, can help you get started.  Even collecting and assembling all external resources and entities attached to a drawing for distribution is simple with ePack.  Plus, TurboCAD® is 64-bit compatible to manage even the largest CAD files. Read More about UI & Performance

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Design Director

Organize, access, and explore design alternatives.  The 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

 

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.   Read More about 2D Design in TurboCAD®

   
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3D Surface Modeling

TurboCAD® includes a complete set of 3D surface modeling and editing tools making it ideal for both single part and small assembly mechanical designs. Read More about 3D Surface Modeling in TurboCAD®

 

ACIS® Solid Modeling / Advanced Mechanical Design

TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 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. Read More about TurboCAD® Solid Modeling

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TurboCAD Architectural Design  

Architectural & GIS

TurboCAD® 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.  Read More about TurboCAD® Architectural Tools

 

Photorealistic Rendering & Visualization

TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 includes the LightWorks rendering engine to  create stunning presentations.    Render management of materials, luminance, environments, advanced render styles and more, allow users create truly photorealistic presentations of their design.  Read more about TurboCAD® Visualization Features

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Parametric Parts Manager

Create parts that remain parametrically controlled, even after insertion into your drawing.  Also draw variably constrained parts and convert them to parametric parts.  Parts can be saved individually, and libraries of .PPM objects can be created, shared, and reused from project to project.  Read More about the Parametric Parts Manager

 

Interoperability / File Support

TurboCAD® makes it easy to maintain your intellectual property investment and share your work. TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 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 2017 including AutoCAD® Architecture extensions), .SKP (SketchUp™, to version 2018), .3DM (Rhinoceros®), .3DS (Autodesk® 3ds Max®), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE – export); and many more. Read More about TurboCAD® File Support

  Take TurboCAD file mobile with TurboApps
 

 

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. Read More about external references

 

Programmable (SDK & Ruby Scripting)

Extend the functionality of TurboCAD Pro Platinum by 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.  Read More about Programming for TurboCAD

System Requirements

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.

CPU Type

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

64-bit System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit) – 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.

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Recommended:

Your experience with TurboCAD Pro Platinum will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, 8+ GB RAM.

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