TurboCAD Pro Platinum is 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 and more for greater flexibility and control.
- Premium, professional features you want at a more affordable price
- Low learning curve, especially when switching from other CAD
- Advanced architectural and mechanical design tools
- Exceptional performance features for superior productivity
- Over 40 industry standard file formats supported
Key Features & Benefits
Advanced Architectural Tools and Simple BIM Support – Speed design with an extensive collection of parametric doors, windows, roofs, slabs, stairs, and rails, compound walls, schedules, section and elevation tools, and IFC file support.
Advanced Mechanical Tools – Access advanced 3D surface and ACIS® solid modeling tools and smooth surface mesh 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.
Advanced Part Tree – Expand on 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.
Parametric Constraint Tools – Advanced constraints include midpoint and patterns / associative arrays as well as the geometric and dimensional constraints in TurboCAD Pro.
Advanced Photorealistic Rendering –UV Mapping to create more realistic renders, new Redsdk rendering engine with photorealistic enhancements and improved render management of materials, luminances, environments, and advanced render styles.
Compatible and Programmable – Ruby Scripting and SDK programming, plus compatible with over 40 industry standard file formats including AutoCAD .DWG, .DXF, Sketchup .SKP, IFC for simple BIM, 3D .PDF, and .STL for 3D printing
New and Improved Features
Feel the power of TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2016 with over 40 new features and major improvement. Stay up to date with the latest technology and file filter support. Top 10 new features include:
- New Advanced Blending Functionality
- New Bend to Path and Part Tree operation
- New 3D Law Tools for easier object manipulation
- New/Improved Mirror Copy Tool for 3D Objects
- New Point Cloud Support
- New Convert Roof Slabs
- New Trim Roof Slab by Plane
- New Redsdk 4.x Engine
- Improved Render Manager
- New Highlighting of 3D objects
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. New version 21 now allows users to 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. Read more about Platinum Architectural Tools
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. Read more about Platinum Design Tools
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. Read more about Platinum Modification Tools
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. Read more about the Platinum Part Tree
Optimized 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 TurboCAD Pro Features & Tools
TurboCAD Pro Platinum is our 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. Visit the TurboCAD Pro 21 product page and click on the key features tab to learn more about these powerful features:
- Powerful Drafting Palette ACIS 3D Modeling Engine
- Parametric Parts Manager
- Photorealistic Lighting & Materials
- Rendering & Visualization
- Annotation Tools
- Symbol Library
- Extensive File Interoperability
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.
64-bit System Requirements:Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) - 4 GB RAM.
32-bit System Requirements:
- Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8*, Windows 7, Windows Vista**, Windows XP** - 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.
** 32-bit version of TurboCAD Pro will run on XP and Vista platforms; however, these platforms are no longer being officially supported.
Your experience with TurboCAD Pro and 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:
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. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Drafting & Detailing Tools
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.
Read more about TurboCAD Pro Drafting Palette
Optimized for 3D Printing
TurboCAD Pro both reads and writes STL files, the standard in 3D Printing world. TurboCAD Pro 3D printing features include surface simplification controls and a 3D Print button for 3D Systems printers.
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. TurboCAD Pro Architectural Tools Details
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.
Read more about TurboCAD Pro 3D Modeling
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. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Parametric Constraints
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. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Annotation Tools
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.
Read more about TurboCAD Pro Symbols Library
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. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Parametric Parts Manager
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. Read more about the TurboCAD Pro Design Director
Rendering & Visualization
TurboCAD Pro includes the Redway3d Redsdk drawing and rendering engine to speed design work and create stunning presentations. This drawing engine utilizes the power of supported on-board GPU or graphics boards for faster panning, zooming, and orbiting. It also provides photorealistic and artistic rendering capabilities for presenting your designs. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Rendering
Lighting & Materials
A material editor, along with a complete library of materials, is included with TurboCAD Pro to define physically accurate materials, including reflective surfaces with ray tracing and radiosity. There is also support for lighting and luminance. Redsdk will substitute the materials and lighting of images previously rendered with Lightworks. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Lighting & Materials
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 TurboCAD Pro Xrefs
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. Read more about TurboCAD Pro SDK
TurboCAD makes it easy to maintain your intellectual property investment and share your work. TurboCAD Pro 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 2015 including AutoCAD® Architecture extensions), .SKP (SketchUp™, to version 2015), .3DM (Rhinoceros®), .3DS (Autodesk® 3ds Max®), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE – export); and many more. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Supported File Formats
NEW Advanced Blending Functionality
New 3D Fillet Blending options allow for much more organic and realistic object creation. These options include a NEW Holdline Blend, providing the ability to blend using associative polylines, and a NEW Variable Blend, offering the ability to blend between points and then adjust their radial amounts via the part tree.
NEW Bend to Path
The new Bend to Path tool and Part Tree operation can bend an ACIS solid object along a line, arc, or curve.
NEW 3D Law Tools
Laws are mathematical functions in the form of a formula. They are used to define how resulting objects are modified.
NEW Curve from Law
The new Curve from Law tool lets users create a parametrically defined curve from a Law object in the drawing. This object could be used with the Graphic on Path tool, in Sweeps and more.
NEW Surface with Laws
Generate an entirely new parametric surface object with a formula.
NEW Warp Entity by Law
TurboCAD can warp an existing 3D solid based on a mathematical formula.
NEW Offset with Laws
You can define a law which reshapes the resulting offset object based on a formula. New options include:
- Use Law - specifies if a law should be used for offsetting
- Edit Law - Allows the user to enter or edit a law
NEW Extract Entity
This tool allows extraction of edges and faces from a solid body with or without an offset. Offset sheet faces loops, and other extracted objects can be used by other tools such as sweep. Options include:
- Extract edge from body
- Extract/offset face from solid
- Remove open gap from sheet body
- Offset face/planar face loop
NEW Imprint Edge
This new tool can Imprint Edges into Faces by dividing them into discrete areas each of which can have its own material.
NEW Tweak Face
New tool that extends the face of an existing 3D solid object to the boundary that is defined by a sheet face, allowing users to easily create more complexed forms.
IMPROVED Revolve Face
TurboCAD now offers the ability to use a 2D profile to generate a revolve from the face of an existing 3D object and either add or subtract the result.
NEW 3D Slice by Facet
TurboCAD makes it easy to slice, or divide, one or more 3D objects into new objects, by specifying the slicing plane. The 3D slice tool, which offers the ability to slice by line, by plane, by workplane, and by surface, now includes Slice by Facet.
New Slots Tools
Three new slot tools for inventors, woodworking and furniture design. They include:
- Circular Slot
- Circular Slot By Center and Radius
IMPROVED Array/Pattern Tool
Users can now create a checker board pattern with the pattern tool to apply to 3D objects.
New Lofting to a Point
Points can now be included as lofting profiles.
IMPROVED ACIS® Engine
TurboCAD Pro 2016 and TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2016 now use the ACIS R26 Kernal
NEW Convert Roof Slabs
Now you can take a classic TurboCAD roof, and convert it (explode) the roof to a set of roof slabs. This makes it more convenient to create and edit custom roofs (clipped gable roof, dormer, etc...)
NEW Trim Roof Slab by plane
This tool allows you to trim a Roof Slab by the plane of another object. The objects that can be used are: Other Roof Slabs, Standard Roofs, or Walls.
- Select target flat plane for the trimming object
- Select the side of the roof slab to be trimmed.
- Support classic TurboCAD trim tool for Roof Slab (trim by polyline)
NEW Multi Landing Stairs By Polyline
You can now create multi-landing stairs from a 2D polyline.
IMPROVED Edit Roof Slope Rise/Run Support
The Edit Roof Slab Tool now includes an input field.
IMPROVED IFC Object Support
The IFC file filter, commonly used for BIM operations, now supports the Import/Export of Beam object types and Column object types.
IMPROVED House Wizard Tool
The house wizard, used to quickly layout a house plan, placing and sizing each room, drop in closets, passageways, a garage, and even decking, now allows you to name each room while in the tool so you don’t have to do it after.
Redsdk Photorealistic Enhancements
- New Portals - The ability to designate objects as transparent to sky luminances.
- Improved Tone Mapping with interactive palette controls
- New Tone mapping control in Render Manager
Improved Render Manager
Enhancements to the UI Algorithms for improved workflow and management of Rendering Components: Materials, Luminances, Environments, Advanced Render Styles
NEW Active Drawing Components
Render components of the active drawing can now be accessed more quickly so that if you want to repeat use of a material, luminance, environment or render style, it's now bookmarked for easy access.
Improved Double Precision
All of the numerical values are now stored in double precision. This creates greater precision and accuracy.
Faster update of some objects in RedSDK mode
Auto-update of some objects like TurboCAD Camera and TurboCAD Light in RedSDK mode is now much faster.
NEW Redsdk 4.x Engine
Migration to Redsdk 4.x
Improved RedSDK Transparent fill support
Transparent fill now works the same in both Redsdk and GDI. A solid brush pattern can also be called a fill.