Excellent Workflow Need to share CAD files with others?. Open and save .DWG, .DXF, and .DWF formats from AutoCAD R14 to 2013, plus over 30 more industry standard file formats.
Open and Save As .DWG (AutoCAD® Release 14 to 2013) Save ACA/ADT-compatible objects and parameters for intelligent use in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. (TurboCAD LTE’s .DWG files with ACA/ADT compatible objects can be brought into AutoCAD products and retain their self-healing properties. For example, bring a TurboCAD LTE .DWG file with walls and blocks into AutoCAD LT and walls continue to self-heal within AutoCAD LT as those blocks are moved. TurboCAD LTE is a great way to head-start your project.)
Open .SKP (Trimble® SketchUp™) Enjoy superior workflow with Trimble SketchUp, including SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro, .SKP files. TurboCAD LTE imports all visible geometry, layers, and components. It also converts all components to TurboCAD LTE blocks to optimize drawing performance. You can even create a paperspace from each SketchUp scene, thereby saving time by automatically creating viewports with the correct layer visibility and 2D or perspective view properties. These paperspace views are also immediately ready for dimensioning and annotation. Develop construction documents quickly from SketchUp 6, 7 and 8 models.
New 3D .PDF and Universal 3D (U3D) filters As a mainstay of 2D drafting and detailing, TurboCAD LTE Pro allows you to import 3D elements for final dimensioning, layout, and presentation. Now users can export your annotated materials to Standard PDF, U3D, and 3D PDF to be interactively visualized by Acrobat Reader (since version 7). You can also use TurboCAD LTE Pro as a tool to convert your 3D models directly into 3D PDF or U3D.
Support for many more CAD & Graphic file formatsTurboCAD LTE supports over 30 of the latest industry file formats. In addition to .DWG and .SKP, you can open and Edit .DXF and .DWF files. The DGN file filter opens and saves DGN files through v8 for working with MicroStation. Open and/or Save As .IGES, .3DM (Rhino®), .3DS (3ds Max®), .STL, .SAT, .STEP, .OBJ, and work with the newly improved .DAE (Collada) filter, so mechanical drawings can be brought in for advanced detailing projects or translations from almost any MCAD application. This means that beyond AutoCAD & SketchUp, TurboCAD LTE Pro is an excellent companion to SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Pro/E, and other CAD programs.
File Conversion Tool for Batch File Conversion With the Batch File Converter utility you may select files of one type and convert them to any of the file formats supported for saving. This includes converting a dozen .DWG files to .png, or converting .2CD to .DXF 2013 format files – all in one step.
Ruby Scripting Ruby is a programming language that anyone can use to write plug-ins (scripts) for TurboCAD LTE Pro. This scripting language is also compatible with SketchUp Ruby Scripts. Ruby Scripts can add tools, simplify multi-step operations, and otherwise improve the way you work with TurboCAD LTE. Use the Ruby Scripting Console for writing program scripts suitable for both mechanical and architectural design.
Software Development Kit The Software Development Kit (SDK) supports the development of new tools, functions, and behaviors for use in TurboCAD LTE Pro. Specialized tools for vertical applications can be created and added. Even commercial plug-in applications may be developed and sold. Documentation, samples and .NET support is included.