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TurboCAD LTE Pro
TurboCAD LTE Pro v8
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Professional 2.5D CAD – That Works Like AutoCAD LT
TurboCAD LTE Pro is a full-featured 2.5D CAD software solution with advanced features and extensive file support. TurboCAD LTE offers everything you look for in AutoCAD LT, plus additional advanced features that CAD professionals want, all at a fraction of the price.
Low Learning Curve
If you’re already familiar with AutoCAD LT, the keystrokes, command line, and interface in TurboCAD LTE Pro make it easy to jump right in. There’s no need to re-learn what you already know.
Load, process, and view even the largest CAD files using the 64-bit version of TurboCAD LTE Pro. Increase performance with the GPU-accelerated drawing engine used in conjunction with a variety of productivity tools.
Better Drafting and Detailing
Take designs further with TurboCAD LTE Pro’s powerful drafting palette, page layout wizard, PDF underlay, support for Xrefs, parametric parts manager, constraints, entity marks, and dozens more tools and features you won’t find in AutoCAD LT.
TurboCAD LTE Pro provides architectural features you will not find in AutoCAD LT, including IFC import/export, a range of parametric, ACA/ADT compatible architectural objects, a house wizard, architectural style manager, and more.
Programmable Through Ruby Scripting & SDK
TurboCAD LTE Pro is programmable through Ruby Scripting or the Software Development Kit, allowing for customizations of the software. Create routines, features, or vertical apps to make TurboCAD LTE better suited to your specific needs.
High Compatibility with Other CAD Formats
TurboCAD LTE Pro offers a superior workflow with AutoCAD and SketchUp files, U3D and 3D PDF support and dozens more popular CAD and graphic file formats.
Professional 2.5D Drafting and Detailing
TurboCAD LTE Pro is rich in fundamental drawing tools and drawing aids that speed design. More than an AutoCAD LT® work-alike; it’s a professional 2.5D CAD program that provides all the features you look for in AutoCAD LT, plus many more advanced design tools CAD professionals want.
Low Learning Curve & Enhanced Productivity
TurboCAD LTE Pro is designed to minimize switching costs for AutoCAD LT users. Menus, tools, and icons are easily recognizable. Familiar keystrokes, command line, palette interfaces and an intelligent cursor have been incorporated. TurboCAD LTE Pro also offers exceptional compatibility with the latest .DWG and .DXF file filters allowing you to continue to profit from your existing AutoCAD drawings.
In addition to providing users with a familiar UI, TurboCAD LTE Pro offers a variety of features like a 64-bit version, GPU-accelerated drawing engine, and more, to enhance your productivity.
Read more about TurboCAD LTE Pro UI & Performance
TurboCAD LTE Pro goes beyond AutoCAD LT to provide more advanced drafting and detailing capabilities. The advanced drafting palette works with solid or surface models, turning 3D designs into associative 2D views and detailed sections to complete your working drawing documentation. The page layout wizard makes this process even easier with two modes to optimize the creation of 2D layouts from either an architectural or a mechanical model. TurboCAD LTE Pro even supports external references, or "Xrefs," making editing more efficient, and helping to keep drawings in synch.
Read more about TurboCAD LTE Pro Advanced Drafting & Detailing
Advanced Architectural Design
TurboCAD LTE Pro provides architectural features you won’t find in AutoCAD LT, including dynamic dimensions, markers, geo-location, a house wizard, architectural style manager, IFC import/export for simple BIM, and a range of parametric, ACA/ADT compatible architectural objects.
Read more about TurboCAD LTE Pro Architectural Features
Programmable Through Ruby Scripting & SDK
Support for customization through Ruby scripting and the Software Developers’ Kit allows for all sorts of routines, features, or full-fledged vertical applications to be developed and added right to the user interface.
Read more about TurboCAD LTE Pro Programming Features
Highly Compatible with Other CAD Formats
TurboCAD LTE Pro supports over 30 industry-standard file formats. Open & save .DWG, .DXF, and .DWF formats from AutoCAD R14 to 2015. Enjoy superior workflow with Trimble MarkUp and SketchUp., now through version 2015. Import/Export files from PDF, 3D PDF, and Universal 3D (U3D) files as well as dozens more popular CAD and graphic file formats.
Read more about TurboCAD LTE Pro Compatibility
Productivity and Usability Enhancements
New Conceptual Selector
Manipulate and modify 3D objects like never before. The totally flexible design of Conceptual Selector allows users to customize any visual and editing parameters available in the application (eg. Move, scale, or rotate).
The TurboCAD Nudge function now offers more efficient pick up and placement of selected object(s) using the numbers pad.
Improved Block/Group Editing
While in block/group edit mode, users can now snap to objects outside the block or group.
More Flexible UI
Users can now resize dialog boxes as needed for their design environment. Adjust the screen size, resolution, and more. Works with the majority of dialog boxes including general property pages, multiline text, dimensions, program setup, and Drawing options pages.
New Contact Manager & File Sharing
Users now have the ability to create and maintain contact lists and send files to individuals or groups from within TurboCAD.
New Backup Open Documents On Program Close
A new default option called ‘Automatic Backup and restore’ automatically saves any modified documents that you have open. When this option is on, all open documents are backed up to the backups folder without prompting, and then the program closes. When you next start the program, the same documents are automatically reloaded so that you can continue working where you left off.
New Untitled Documents
Documents that you have created and not saved are backed up using the name "Untitled" followed by a number and the date/time. This name and number corresponds to those shown in the titlebar when you are editing new unsaved documents.
New File Buffer
A new option to save the Undo/Redo buffer of a file when it is closed or when the application closes (SEE Above) The buffer is re-loaded when the file is reopened, and can be used from the last point.
Architectural / Simple BIM Tools
New IFC Import
Simple Building Information Modeling (BIM) is now more advanced with the ability to import intelligent Walls, Doors, Windows, Slabs and Roofs saved in the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) format, the industry standard for BIM information.
Improve Roof Angles
TurboCAD now makes it easy to control the rise/run and/or degrees of a roof angle.
New Slab Roof Object Types
TurboCAD now allows users to make a roof slab object type. With one slab, you can quickly create a flat roof, or use in conjunction with new roof angles, mitering, and edge cut tools to join several slabs together and create nearly any roof style.
New Mitering of Roof Slabs
Select two or more roof slabs and have them “meet” automatically.
New Roof Edge Cut Orientation
A new “Edge cut” roof property for roof slabs allows users to select different methods of roof building, either plumb or square.
Improved Roof Modifier
Now you can quickly create holes in roofs for chimney’s, skylights, etc. and trim edges of roofs.
TurboCAD 2015 now offers an updated Redsdk 220.127.116.11 Engine, and also now includes a New Displacement Shader in the RedSDK materials.
Improved Drafting and Detailing
Improved Format Painter Tool
Use the Format Painter to transfer Custom Properties and Property Set Definitions (PSD) from one object to another. This huge productivity improvement is also a crucial feature for extending BIM/IFC models.
Improved Dimension Text
Dimension Text can be set to Non-rotatable. With this property, selected, dimension text will always face the user no matter the orientation of the drawing.
Sorted Layers in Drop Down Lists
The Layers in the drop down and simple lists are now sorted as per the Design Director. If you change the control view order in Design Director the same ordering will be in all other Layer controls.
Improved Trim Tools
New ability to trim hatched or closed objects and maintain the hatch or closure.
New Dimension Units Format ‘By Drawing’
Users can now globally define dimension units at the drawing level.
Improved Join Polylne Tool
The Join Polyline Tool now works on Beziers and splines without converting them to a polyline, so that their original curve status is maintained.
New Dynamic Cutaway Plane
Cut away plane, for looking inside a 3D model, now works in draft mode, in mixed draft and wireframe, and in mixed draft and hidden line modes.
Improved DWG/DXF Read/Write Filters
TurboCAD now uses the latest Teigha engine for the conversion of .dwg and .dxf files to/from different versions. Dynamic blocks are imported as simple blocks.
New SketchUp SKP 2015 Support
Import/export of SketchUp 2015 files is now supported.
TurboCAD LTE and TurboCAD LTE Pro are 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 64-bit, Windows 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) - 2 GB RAM.
32-bit System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows ® 10, Windows 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 LTE and TurboCAD LTE Pro will run on XP and Vista platforms; however, these platforms are no longer being officially supported.
Your experience with TurboCAD 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 mode requires 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:
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