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TurboCAD Mac Pro v9
TurboCAD Mac Pro v9
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Exceptional Value in 2D/3D CAD
TurboCAD® Mac Pro delivers unparalleled value and productivity in a professional 2D/3D CAD package. Fully integrated 2D drafting tools, 3D surface and ACIS® solid modeling tools, assembly tools, advanced architectural tools, and powerful LightWorks photorealistic rendering are accompanied by thousands of symbols, materials, decals, and more.
Professional Control and Flexibility
Customizable toolbars, set-up wizard, and context sensitive help enhance usability, while the block manager and the ability to quickly organize layers and layer sets optimize drawing management. Plus complete printing and publishing tools as well as extensive file support including AutoCAD .DWG meet the needs of professional architects, engineers, illustrators, designers, and more.
Industry Specific Tools
Get superior control and flexibility with tools specific to your line of work. TurboCAD Mac Pro includes these suites of professional design tools:
Advanced 2D/3D Architectural Design
- self-healing, auto-dimension walls, parametric doors and windows, roof and slab tools, symbols, materials, decals, and pre-drawn floorplans.
Advanced Mechanical Design
- Quickly model complex 3D objects with advanced mesh, surface, and ACIS solid modeling design and modification tools.
- Create joints with just a few clicks including Rabbet Joints, Dado Joints, Miter Joints, Dovetail Joints, and Tongue and Groove Joints.
Powerful Lighting & Rendering Options
When it’s time to present your ideas, TurboCAD Mac Pro delivers stunning photorealistic renderings. Apply materials and decals. Set lighting, shadowing, reflectance, roughness and environmental effects. Then render with the powerful LightWorks Photorealistic Rendering Engine. Sketch rendering options are also available for a hand-drawn look, appropriate in the early stages of conceptual design.
Flexible File Sharing and Publishing Options
Easily import existing designs from popular CAD and graphic design file formats, including AutoCAD® .DWG. Just as easily, save designs from TurboCAD to other CAD formats, or choose a popular desktop publishing formats such as EPS TIFF, CGM and more, to create brochures or other marketing materials. Even print design to your specifications with options for better control of how the printed document will look.
New 3D Printing Tools
New to TurboCAD Mac Pro v9 are a suite of tools to check and prepare a part for 3D Printing. These include 3D Print Check, Surface Normals Check, Overhang Analysis, Wall Thickness, Preview Slices, Auto Position, Support Structure, Show Printer Volume, and Printer Definitions.
The Ultimate in Design Productivity
TurboCAD® Mac Pro makes it easy to design in 2D or 3D with a setup wizard, customizable toolbars and the most usability features including:
so you can load, process, and render models of nearly any size.
Context Sensitive Help System
to get help with any tool instantly.
to dynamically move, rotate, & scale objects in 2D or 3D. Expanded functions now include duplicate, translate, and face copy for added versatility.
display multiple views of your drawing at once.
3D Connexion Space Mouse
as well as traditional mouse support.
to set up your drawing, define unit format, paper size, print, drawing scale annotation settings, text and dimension.
Creation for quick access to your favorite tools.
Layers and Layer Sets
to organize and more easily edit your design.
Over 38,000 2D/3D symbols
and parts for AEC, Mechanical, Electrical, Process Plant and Piping.
1.5 Hours of Video Tutorials
along with step by step guides and sample models.
Complete Set of 2D Drafting Tools
TurboCAD Mac Pro provides unlimited 2D design options. Choose from a number 2D drafting tools including line, arc, curve, circle, ellipse, and spline tools. Access text, dimensioning tools, modifier and transformation tools for easy editing. Here is a sampling of 2D tools.
– Slot polygon, N-Sided polygon, and polygon from curves tool.
, a.k.a. conic section tools, allow users to easily obtain a curve generated by the intersection of a cone with a plane.
Connect Curve Tool
- Join Option - The Join Curve option replaces the two curves you select with a new spline curve. This tool will also join two polylines
Sketch Spline Tool
– samples points as the cursor moves and creates a smooth spline through the sampled data. Once selected this tool has two options, the Sketch Spline tool and Sketch on a Surface tool.
Fair Spline Tool
- The Fair Spline command provides a tool to globally smooth a curve. Fairing a spline optimally moves control vertices to locations that minimize large curvature variations.
Advanced 2D/3D Architectural Design Tools
TurboCAD® Mac Pro includes advanced tools for professional architectural design as well as thousands of symbols, materials, decals, and pre-drawn floorplans. Self-healing walls auto-dimension as they are drawn, auto trim wall vertices, and allow for assignment of hatch patterns and color. Roof and slab tools work to quickly attach to existing walls, and when parametric doors and windows are added, the built-in intelligence automatically creates the needed openings.
Read More about Architectural Design Tools
Mesh Modeling Tools
Quickly create quad mesh primitives, extrusions, coverts, lathes, and meshes by points. Use subdivision modeling tools to smooth a quad mesh with a few clicks. Use in conjunction with the gripper tool for direct manipulation allowing you to easily create more organic shapes.
Surface Modeling Tools
Quickly model complex 3D objects with advanced design and modification tools. Primitives, complex and advanced surface tools, as well as surface modifiers and transformation tools are included.
ACIS® Solid Modeling Tools
The powerful ACIS 3D solid modeling engine and file filters fully supports 64 bit DLLs to create realistic, complex 3D objects as well as data crucial for engineers.
Read More about Modeling Tools
TurboCAD Mac Pro makes it easier to visualize your next woodworking project with a suite of woodworking joint tools. Create these joints with just a few clicks:
Tongue and Groove Joints
A suite of assembly tools speed 3D design while snaps and alignment aids ensure accuracy.
- connects one solid to another at a specified connection point.
- Mate planar faces. You can specify an offset distance between mated faces.
- Align a face of two solid objects and supports cylindrical, spherical and planar faces.
- Align and mate the faces of two solid objects. The align faces must be cylindrical and the mate faces must be planar. This tool is very useful for inserting bolts into holes.
TurboCAD Mac Pro offers a fully editable, hierarchal part tree for Solids and Surfaces. The Part Tree can be viewed as a selective UNDO/REDO tool: adjust the parameters of a bend, for example, without having to UNDO the design steps that have been made to the model since the parameter of that object were originally set. Each subsequent step will be applied correctly on the newly updated geometry.
Powerful Photorealistic and Sketch Rendering
Add materials, lighting including special effects lighting, and environmental effects to create stunning photorealistic renderings. High Dynamic-Range Images (HDRI) are supported as well as export of poster size images. You can even select a sketch render styles like cartoon, color wash, pencil, mosaic and more for an artistic effect.
Read More about Rendering Tools
The Print by Layer Tool is extremely useful when you have multiple sets of data within one file that needs printing. For less complex jobs, use the Print Window option to simply drag the mouse over the area of your design you wish to print. Use page layouts to publish your design from up to 4 different view angles on a single page, controlling text size and more.
3D Printing Tools
New to TurboCAD Mac Pro v9 are a suite of tools to check and prepare a part for 3D Printing. These include a 3D Print Check, Surface Normals Check, Overhang Analysis, Wall Thickness, Preview Slices, Auto Position, Support Structure, Show Printer Volume, and Printer Definitions.
Read More about 3D Printing Tools (PDF)
Record, Publish, & PDF
Record your screen with QuickTime Recording including audio capture for creating videos and tutorials. Save designs as single or multi-page PDFs for sending via email, or export to one of the many desktop publishing formats for placement in brochures and more.
Superior File Compatibility
A large number of industry standard formats make collaboration easy including the latest AutoCAD DWG, 3DS, Adobe® EPS, Illustrator® and Photoshop®, DXF, IGES, PICT, PNG, ACIS SAT, STL, STEP, TIFF, Trimble SketchUp and more.
Read More about File Compatibility
Improved Gripper™ Tool
The Gripper Tool places a graphical interface on top of a 2D or 3D object for easy translation, scaling, and rotation. Click and drag simple handles to get on-the-ﬂy changes with size and orientation of your object. Expanded Gripper functions now include duplicate and face copy for added versatility.
The Navigator is a viewing tool independent of your drawing. The Navigator has two viewing modes: Sphere Mode and Step Mode. To toggle between the two modes, click the Step Mode or Sphere Mode button in the top right corner of the dialog.
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.
New Rib/Lip Feature
The Rib tool is used for the construction of a support feature. It includes parameters for thickness and draft angle.
New Bridge Tool
The Bridge tool connects two facet regions together. Connect two regions together by combining and merging facets, edges, and vertices.
New Add Loop Tool
Inserts a new row of facets, edges, and vertices into a part, providing additional control over regions of a meshed part.
New Fill Hole
The Fill Hole tool adds triangles or quads to close an open hole.
New Cylinder SubD Primitive
New Cylinder SubD Primitive has been added.
The Push/Pull tool allows you to create 3D objects from 2D lines or curves by simply dragging to extrude an enclosed shape. This tool can also be used to resize 3D objects by dragging a face.
3D Print Check
The 3D Print Check tool checks a part for its print viability, displaying warnings or errors to the user.
Surface Normals Check
This tool performs a visual analysis of a part's surface normals. Facets displayed green have correct facet normals whereas red represent an improperly defined facet normal.
The Overhang Analysis tool provides a means to visually inspect modeling areas that may require structural support for 3D printing.
The Wall Thickness Analysis tool provides a means to visually inspect modeling areas that may be too thin for 3D printing. Meshes, surfaces, and solids facets are examined using ray intersections.
The Preview Slices tool provides a user interface to slice models given a direction and thickness. The dialog box allows for animation through the slices as well as single stepping. One use of the Preview Slice tool is to verify a part has closed, non overlapping sections, a requirement for 3D printing.
The Auto Position tool positions a collection of parts within the boundaries of the default print platform.
The Support Structure provides a tool that manually adds geometry to support material as it is created by the 3D printer.
Show Printer Volume
Toggles the boundary of the default 3D Printer. The volume is defined within the Printer Definitions dialog box.
The Printer Definitions dialog box provides a means to set key parameters of the 3D printer. The parameters include the length, width, and height of the volume accessible by the printer
New Sample STL files
14 Sample STL files for instant 3D Printing
Read More about 3D Printing Tools (PDF)
Strip, Dome and Area lights for LW Rendering
3 new lights types have been added for more photo-realistic rendering.
Read More about Rendering 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 Pro 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.
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. 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.
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Get the most out of your TurboCAD Mac Pro 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, 3D modeling, and rendering.
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.
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