TurboCAD Pro Platinum is premium, professional CAD for 2D/3D drafting, detailing, modelling, rendering, plus advanced architectural and mechanical artchitectural and mechanical toolsets and file sharing for greater control and flexibility.
Affordable, Professional 2D/3D CAD Software
TurboCAD Pro is a brilliant collection of professional 2D/3D CAD tools to design, modify, present, and document in an integrated fashion. Advanced technology—a powerful drafting palette, D-Cube constraints, and ACIS engine—enhance productivity. Rendering features produce powerful presentations. AutoCAD 2D work-a-like mode and 35 file formats supported including .DWG, .DXF, .SKP, 3D .PDF, and .STL for 3D printing.
Proven CAD Solution for over 20 years
Professional features you want at a great price
Low learning curve, especially when switching from other CAD
Exceptional performance feature for superior productivity
Outstanding File Compatibility
Key Features & Benefits:
Powerful Performance - 64-bit version lets you load, process, and render files of nearly any size (32-bit available). Drawing engine gets max performance from GPU-based graphics cards for smooth viewing/moving as you design.
Fast Drafting & Detailing - 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.
Drafting Palette - Create associative 2D sections based on standard views or sectional planes of 3D surface or ACIS solid models, including XREFs, and more!
Architectural Tools - Powerful architectural tools like a house wizard, self-healing walls, and parametric architectural objects accelerate design and drafting, or documentation of existing architectural models. The architectural objects are AutoCAD Architecture (ACA) compatible.
Mechanical Tools & 3D Modeling - Complete set of 3D drawing and editing tools, surface modeling tools, powerful ACIS solid modeling tools, parametric parts manager, and assembly tools make TurboCAD Pro ideal for both single part and assembly designs.
Photorealistic Rendering - New Redsdk rendering engine with photorealistic enhancements and improved render management of materials, luminances, environments, and advanced render styles.
Compatible - TurboCAD Pro supports over 35 industry standard file formats including AutoCAD .DWG, .DXF, SketchUp .SKP, 3D .PDF, and .STL for 3D printing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 2016 including AutoCAD Architecture extensions), .SKP (SketchUp™, to version 2016), .3DM (Rhinoceros), .3DS (Autodesk 3ds Max), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE – export); and many more.
New & Improved Productivity/Usability
NEW! Conceptual Selector -Transcends state of the art manipulation of 3D objects and editing. Customise the selector to any visual or editing parameters e.g. move, scale, rotate.
IMPROVED! Nudge functionality - More efficient pick-up and placement of selected object(s) using the numbers pad.
IMPROVED! Block/Group Editing - Snap to objects outside the block or group.
IMPROVED! UI - Resize all dialog boxes as desired for your design environment. eg. screen size, resolution.
IMPROVED! Contact Manager & File Sharing - Create and maintain contact lists and send files to individuals or groups
Improved Architectural/Simple BIM Tools
IMPROVED! IFC Import - Import of Walls, Doors, Windows, Slabs and Roofs
Roof Slabs - Make a roof slab object type Roof Miter- edge cut orientation (plumb or square).
Add Roof Wall Modifier tool added to Top & Bottom Modifier Add Roof Modifier tool added
New & Improved Drafting & Detailing
NEW! Dimension units format By Drawing- Globally define the dimension units at the drawing level.
NEW! Sorted Layers in Drop down lists- Change the control view order in Design Director and the same ordering will be in all other Layer controls.
IMPROVED! Dimension Text- Non-rotatable dimension text
IMPROVED Trim tools- Ability to trim hatched or closed objects and maintains the hatch or closure.
IMPROVED! Join Polyline Tool- The join polyline tool now works on bezier and splines without converting them to polyline. The original curve status is maintained.
IMPROVED Format Painter Tool- Ability to use Format Painter to transfer Custom Properties and Property Set Definitions (PSD) from one object to another. A crucial feature for extending your BIM/IFC models.
New & Improved 3D Modelling/Mechanical
NEW! Extract Surface from Faces- Create Surface from Faces [ACIS] tool now retains the source object.
NEW! Create Surface from Solid- Create Surface from Solids tool now retains the source object.
NEW! Wire Wrapping- Wrap a wire around a 3D-solid for use as an extrusion or sweep path.
Dynamically switch between Quick Pull and Imprint modes
IMPROVED! Smooth Surface (SMESH) Enhancements- A set of tools for editing SMESH as symmetrical models
IMPROVED! Drafting Breaks- Ability to add multiple breaks to a single Drafting Object
IMPROVED! Unbend Sheet Tool- New Get Bend Lines option
New & Improved Interoperability
NEW! SKP 2015 Support- Interoperability of SU 2015 files
NEW! Image: visual effects - New properties when exporting: brightness, contrast, saturation, transparency
IMPROVED! DWG/DXF Read/Write filters- Move to a latest Teigha engine. We import dynamic blocks as a simple blocks.
New & Improved Rendering
IMPROVED! Redsdk Materials - Redsdk updated to the the 126.96.36.199 Engine with NEW! Redsdk Bump Displacement Shader.
IMPROVED! Dynamic Cutaway Plane - Cutting Plane works in Draft and in mixing Draft + Wireframe and Draft + Hidden Line modes
Newly updated for TurboCAD 2016, these HTML and video training guides teach common 2D and 3D CAD skills through easy to use, step-by-step sessions. It’s designed for anyone wishing to learn TurboCAD Pro or TurboCAD Pro Platinum for Windows in a self-paced, structured session format. This program is also appropriate for students learning CAD for the first time in a classroom setting, whether at school, college, university or any educational institution.
The Easiest Way to Learn Computer-Aided Design with TurboCAD All key 2D features in TurboCAD are presented in the first program. Following basic introductory sessions are 14 learning sessions. Over 220 videos are spread throughout the 14 sessions to demonstrate the activities being presented.
Once you have completed the 2D training guide, move to the 3D training guide for comprehensive solid modeling and rendering instruction. In the 3D guide, over 250 videos are spread throughout 15 sessions.
With both the 2D and 3D guide, each session begins with a task worksheet with specific instructions about the session. All sessions are single session, from start to finish, which means drawings can easily be completed in the recommended timeframe. Projects and practical sessions are also included so you can build your own projects from scratch.
How it’s delivered:
These training guides are browser based (HTML) electronic training sessions that are easy to navigate, link to relevant videos, and allows you to save pages to ‘favorites’. You can even right click to look up terms in Google Dictionary, or use Google Translate to translate phrases or entire pages into your own language.
Introduction and TurboCAD Basics at the beginning of each guide to put you on the fast track for learning TurboCAD
14 training sessions and over 220 task-specific videos in the 2D training guide
15 training sessions and over 250 task-specific videos in the 3D training guide
Session summaries for a concise review of progress
Rapid Reference Index for quick location of specific topics
Google Dictionary & Google Translate support
Training CD Minimum Requirements:
Pentium IV Processor
Internet Browser Fire Fox or Internet Explorer
Microsoft Windows XP 512 MB RAM, Microsoft Windows Vista
300 MB Free Hard Drive Space, 64 MB of Swap Space
Super VGA (1024 x 768) display
High Color (16 bit) graphics card
64-bit System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows 10, 8* (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) - 2GB RAM.
32-bit System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows 10, 8*, Windows 7, Windows Vista**, Windows XP** - 1GB RAM.
*TurboCAD 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 Deluxe will run on XP and Vista platforms; however, these platforms are no longer being officially supported.
Your experience with TurboCAD Deluxe 21 will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, 4+ GB RAM, and larger display resolution and graphics support
Compatibility with AutoCAD at a Far Lower Price
"In spite of having the latest versions of other mainstream CAD packages, [TurboCAD] is the first that I dive back into when I need to produce a quick drawing or model...it is so easy. TurboCAD has another major thing going for it, namely its compatibility with AutoCAD at a far lower price.
You can beef up the number of CAD seats you have in a company at a very reasonable rate. And, if you are a young designer on a limited budget, you can crack away knowing that your efforts will be accessible to your prospective manufacturers. What's more the compatibility doesn't just end with AutoCAD, as the software comes with over 40 different formats, greatly increasing its collaboration capabilities."
- David Chadwick
TurboCAD is Always, without a Doubt, My First Choice
"I just love how TurboCAD is an all-purpose CAD application. That means that I can meet the needs of most of my clients using this single product. I can switch from creating trade show booth designs one minute to any of the other things I do most days of the week. This includes mechanical designs for manufacture, furniture design and assembly instructions and even retail outlet store renders (interior and exterior).
The very best part is that TurboCAD has integrated render capabilities and I can experiment with materials right in my drawing and watch the changes live. I can even modify my models at the same time and see the updated changes as I work. I also find that TurboCAD is relatively easy to learn. It seems to be built with the general public in mind and, as such, is not insanely complex as some of the other more costly CAD applications are.
I have tried a number of CAD applications now just to compare and TurboCAD is always, without a doubt, my first choice. An awesome gift for the creative in all of us!