You may be wondering why we’ve been making so much out of the release of the 64-bit version of TurboCAD Pro 19. The answer lies in the amount of addressable memory that a 64-bit application can address, versus a 32-bit application. The past decades’ versions of TurboCAD have all been a 32-bit, meaning that effectively it could address between 1 – 2GB of onboard memory for use in opening and manipulating large CAD files and for performing memory-intensive functions such as photorealistic rendering.
Today’s new computers, whether they are notebook, laptop or desktop, all include 64-bit versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system. What this means is that if your application is also 64-bit, it can address up to 48 times more available RAM (memory) than with a 32-bit application!
So, as a TurboCAD user you no longer are going to have to struggle to open large files or see that annoying message in the middle of your rendering that tells you that your system is low on memory and may not be able to complete the operation . Instead, if your system has additional memory, the 64-bit version of TurboCAD Pro will fully utilize it and you will find that these large drawings will open smoothly and that can be edited or rendered without a significant fall-off in performance.
Take a look at the renderings our customers have done with some really big files. In fact, the below rendering of Ken Friend’s Cruise Ship file (250 MB) was never even able to be opened with previous versions of TurboCAD, let alone rendered!