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TurboCAD Mac Designer v9
TurboCAD Mac Designer 2D v9
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Precision 2D Drafting and Design Made Easy
TurboCAD® Mac Designer 2D delivers easy to use 2D drafting and design tools typically found in professional level CAD programs. Created with the simple user interface every Mac user demands, TurboCAD Mac makes it easy to produce anything from simple sketches to production ready drawings.
Intuitive Design and Editing Tools
Use the Drafting Assistant to help you layout your design or import an existing file for easy editing. With intuitive design tools, snaps, alignments aids, 7,000 pre-drawn symbols, customizable keyboard shortcuts, automated user tips and online help, even novice designers can quickly create precision designs.
Simplified Home Design
Use the drafting assistant to quickly layout a floor plan, or choose from one of the 500 included pre-drawn plans. Speed architectural design with parametric doors and windows, self-healing walls, and many architectural design tools that simplify home design.
Easy File Sharing
Import an existing file in one of the many supported file formats, including AutoCAD® 2016 DWG/DXF. Print design to your specifications, including large print sizes, with page layout options that let you control how the printed document will look. Just as easily, export your precision designs and technical drawings from TurboCAD to other CAD formats, or choose a popular desktop publishing formats to create brochures or other marketing materials.
Complete Set of 2D Drafting Tools
TurboCAD Mac offers a large selection of 2D tools, so that no matter the situation you’ve got access to the right tool for the job. Included you’ll find line, arc and curve tools. Plus access circle, ellipse, polygon, and spline tools, including the freehand spline and fair spline tools that offer greater control. You will also find power text and dimensioning tools, fillet and chamfer tools, as well as 2D modifier and transformation tools.
Drafting Assistant & Snaps
The Drafting Assistant thinks like a drafter. It automatically knows where construction lines are typically wanted and displays them temporarily when necessary. Combine with snaps to quickly locate x, y coordinates, tangents and perpendiculars, and you’ll be able to quickly layout floorplans, diagrams and more.
500 Floor Plans
Start from scratch or choose from any one of these pre-designed floor plans you can customize to make each one your own.
Over 7,000 2D symbols and parts
Choose from thousands of parts and symbols to effortlessly add to your design including electrical, mechanical, bathroom, kitchen, construction, LAN, CMOS, doors, windows, counters, fasteners, HVAC and more. Use the symbols browser to quickly locate just what you need, enhanced with symbol filenames.
Select an object and easily change the geometry in the Edit Objects window. All values appear as whole numbers or decimals and can be entered in any units desired.
Layers and Layer Sets
Use layers to organize your design and create layer sets, making it easy to visually turn on and off appropriate visual aspects of a model for easier editing. The number of layer sets is virtually unlimited, layers can be assigned to as many sets as necessary, and sets can be recursively nested.
Create, edit and manage Blocks in the Block Manager. A block preview window is included.
Architectural Design Tools
- TurboCAD Mac’s self-healing walls automatically join, intersect, and update to speed design. Walls can be set to auto trim wall vertices and intersections, and allow for assignment of a hatch pattern and color.
Parametric Doors & Windows
– Choose from 3 door styles (Single, Single Standard, or Double) and 3 window styles (Overlapping Sill, Standard Sill and Tight Sill) to drag-and-drop into a wall, and TurboCAD Mac will automatically create an opening in the wall. Users can offset the door or window a prescribed distance from the end of the wall for precise placement, and now control the swing direction of the doors.
Complete File Compatible & Conversion Options
Easily import your graphic designs files into TurboCAD and turn them into precision CAD drawings with dimensions. Just as easily, you can export technical drawings from TurboCAD into desktop publishing formats, perfect for use in brochures and all other marketing materials.
Import or export from these popular formats: AutoCAD® DWG/DXF, JPEG, Adobe® EPS (export only), Adobe® Illustrator, BMP, PICT, Spline (import only), TEXT, and Claris CAD (import only)
You can also use TurboCAD’s powerful batch conversion tool to convert single images or groups of images to other file formats.
Printing & PDF
Use Model to Sheet to create page layouts to view and print your design with up to 4 different angles on a single page. Additionally, TurboCAD Mac offer control over text size, dimension text size, and more. Users can also save designs as single or multi-page PDFs in standard or custom sizes for sending via email. You can even print large, data intensive files with poster size clarity./span>
New Gripper™ Tool
The Gripper Tool places a graphical interface on top of a 2D or 3D object making it easy to duplicate, translate, rotate, scale, and face copy the object. Click and drag simple handles to get on-the-ﬂy changes with size and orientation of your object.
New Batch File Converter
The Batch File command located on the File menu will read in a variety of file formats and process into other file formats.
New Save for Review
The Save for Review command saves the current file to a new file name while locking the layer list. Locking the layer list prevents anyone from making changes to the file without first unlocking the layers. Use the Save for Review command in combination with the Markup tools.
TurboCAD Mac v9 System Requirements:
Macintosh® OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite) and 10.11(El Capitan) Intel® Mac®, 4 GB of hard disk space, 4 GB RAM or greater, Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended).
TurboCAD Mac v9 supports Apple’s 64 bit architecture. The result is smoother workflow, faster drawing display and manipulation, and the ability to work with parts and models of nearly any size. To find out if your Mac uses the 64 bit kernel and can support the 64 bit version of TurboCAD Mac please visit the following link:
Mac OSX 64 bit
Special upgrade pricing is available to owners of TurboCAD Mac Designer version 6, 7, and 8. If you own one of these products purchased directly from IMSI/Design, be sure to watch your email box for a special upgrade notice.
Call to Upgrade
If you did not receive an email from IMSI/Design, first check your spam filter or junk mailbox. You can also call us at 1.800.833.8082 (+1.415.483.8000 outside the U.S.) Monday to Friday, 6am to 3pm Pacific Time or email
. You will need your serial number from your existing version to upgrade. Or if you previously purchased directly from IMSI/Design, we can look up your order.
Notice to Apple Store Customers
Apple Store Customers will need to show proof of purchase to qualify for upgrade pricing.
Download a 30-day free trial of TurboCAD Mac Designer. No credit card is required and you have unlimited access to all of the features, so you can test drive all of the features in TurboCAD Mac Designer with absolutely no obligation.
Download 30-day free trial of TurboCAD Mac Designer
Get the most out of your TurboCAD Mac Designer software with these available resources.
• Take a Training Course
– Purchase the official TurboCAD Mac Essential Training courses to complete your understanding of 2D CAD drawing and drafting.
Visit the TurboCAD Mac Training Page
• Watch the Video Tutorials
– TurboCAD Mac includes a series of video tutorials along with step by step guides and sample models. Simply open TurboCAD Mac and select ‘Tutorials’ from the Help menu.
• Get Help from the Community
TurboCAD Mac Community Forums
are a great place to interact with other TurboCAD Mac users and our product development team. Get inspiration and share your own designs. Search topics to find answers to questions, or post your own question. New features can even be requested, and your feedback can have a direct impact on our development priorities.
Additional help is available from the
TurboCAD Mac Support Page
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