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TurboCAD Designer 2015
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Easy, Precise 2D Drafting at its Best!
TurboCAD Designer easily creates precision floor plans, technical illustrations, flow charts, and more. Choose from beginner, intermediate or advanced modes to quickly access hundreds of 2D drawing, modifying, and dimensioning tools. Share your work in over 20 popular file formats, including the latest AutoCAD DWG/DXF. Plus the 64-bit version utilizes expanded computer memory to load and process files of nearly any size.
TurboCAD Designer offers all the features you demand from a 2D CAD application at a great price.
Easy To Learn And Use
Regardless of your skill level, you can get productive immediately using the setup wizard, interactive tutorials, and context-sensitive help. Customize your menu settings to beginner, intermediate or advanced mode to get results fast. Plus, a set of new super selector options offer more precise control over object selection for faster, easier modification of your drawing.
Complete 2D Drafting & Detailing
No matter the situation, you’ve got the right tool for the job. Quickly access hundreds of drawing, modifying, dimensioning and annotation tools. Use with snaps and drawing aids to speed design.
CAD & Graphics Compatibility
TurboCAD Designer makes it easy to import exiting designs, or share your work with others. Import and Export AutoCAD® DWG/DXF files (now compatible through AutoCAD 2013), save to PDF and more! Over 20 of the most popular industry-standard file formats are supported.
Proven CAD Solution for Over 20 Years
TurboCAD is a name you can trust. Year over year, it’s the industry’s most versatile and consumer friendly CAD application, with over 2 million sold worldwide.
Flexible User Interface
Display tools with full explanations in the beginner mode. Switch to intermediate or expert mode to gain screen space as you become more familiar with TurboCAD.
Breeze through questions designed to help you define your drawing’s size and orientation, units of measurement, printing scale and viewpoints.
A Complete Set of 2D Drafting and Detailing Tools
TurboCAD Designer employs a large selection of line, arc, curve, and spline tools, so that you’ve always got the right tool for the job. When used with TurboCAD’s snaps, modification tools, and drawing aids you will be able to quickly draft and document your designs with no restrictions.
Arcs, Bezier Curve, Circles, Ellipses, Construction, Lines, Double Lines, Irregular, Polygon, Lines, Multi-Lines, Parallel Lines, Perpendicular Lines, Points, Polygon, Polyline
Point Marker Tool
Insert Picture, Text, Object, Brush Style
Transform: Move, Rotate, Scale
2 Types of Spline Curves
Array Copy for Drafting Repeating Objects
Boolean Add, Subtract, Intersect
Multiple Object Trim and Extend
Stretch, Split, Trim, Meet Two Lines, Break, Extend
2D Measurements - Angle, Area, Coordinates, Distance
Dimensioning and Text are vital to any CAD Drawing. TurboCAD Designer includes:
Smart, Quick and Baseline which allow you to dimension automatically.
Associative Dimensions - freely move, rotate, or resize the associated objects and the dimension will retain its position relative to the objects, and the dimension text will change automatically to reflect changes.
Precise Dimensioning up to 10 decimal points.
Formats include: Architectural, Fractional, Engineering, Decimal, and Surveyor.
Multi-Text formatting and scaling options
Linear and angular dimension tools now allow users to specify a fixed length for line extensions and the value for that length.
Pick Point & Path Hatching, Bitmap Fills, and Transparency
TurboCAD allows for hatch patterns and gradients to be layered with transparency. Custom bitmaps, such as your company logo, may be used as well. This empowers you to much more clearly and precisely communicate construction or assembly details.
Save time and draw more accurately, more quickly. TurboCAD provides handles for scaling, but also for rotating and moving objects.
Super Selector Modes
Drag modes offer precise control over object selection for faster, easier modification of your drawing. Also, a previous selection function allows users to quickly jump back to the last selection with which there was a modification, and restore the selection.
Rectangle Selector Mode is a bidirectional selector.
Window Polygon Selector Mode only selects objects inside a closed polygon.
Crossing Polygon Selector Mode selects objects crossing or within a closed polygon.
Fence Selector Mode selects objects touched by an open polygon.
The TurboCAD context menu (right-click) provides access to recently used tools, recently entered values, and a quick way to change or reset reference points. If a TurboCAD tool is active, the context menu provides a contextual toolbar as well, with additional similar tools and functions.
Save your drawing as PDF documents for easy sharing. Plus, export paper spaces, customize your fonts and define your paper widths and heights.
CAD and Graphics Compatible
Sharing your files with others and among other programs is easy. TurboCAD supports the most current and popular industry-standard file formats including the latest DWG/DXF Read/Write Filters for working with AutoCAD® 2015.
Click here to see a PDF of compatible file formats.
Earth-Friendly “Green” Design
TurboCAD offers a complete set of pre-drawn, eco-friendly details that you can drag and drop into your design. Access the Green Building Design Center for a comprehensive list of earth-friendly building and design ideas, solution and supplies. Dozens of links will help you locate energy wise and environment friendly doors, windows, natural lighting and much more
TurboCAD Designer is available in a 64-Bit Version addressing up to 32GB of memory, compared to 2GB on the 32-bit platform, so RAM-intensive processes are much quicker. Load, process, and render much larger CAD files. The 32-bit version is still available if it’s required by your hardware.
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
User 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 Manger & File Sharing
Users now have the ability to create and maintain contact lists and send files to individuals or groups from within TurboCAD.
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 Image Visual Effects Exported
For any image that has been added to a TurboCAD drawing, you can now control the brightness, contrast, saturation, and transparency.
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.
64-bit System Requirements
Microsoft Windows® 10 (64-bit), Windows 8* (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) - 2GB RAM.
32-bit System Requirements
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8*, Windows 7, Windows Vista**, Windows XP** - 1GB RAM.
* TurboCAD Designer 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 Designer will run on XP and Vista platforms; however, these platforms are no longer being officially supported.
Recommended System Requirements
Your experience with TurboCAD Designer will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, 4+ GB RAM, and larger display resolution and graphics support.
New TurboCAD® 2015
Modernize the way you work with TurboCAD Designer 2015! This major upgrade offers several productivity and usability enhancements, improved drafting and detailing, and the latest AutoCAD file filters!
Current TurboCAD Designer owners may choose the following:
Upgrade to TurboCAD Designer from Previous Version
Upgrade to TurboCAD Deluxe from Designer
There are a variety of training options available to help you get the most out of your TurboCAD software.
Visit our Training Page to Learn More
In addition to the wide variety of training courses available from our training page, there are a number of free resources available.
Getting Started Guide Videos - Review the Getting Started Guide to help you learn the basics of TurboCAD Windows.
View the Getting Started Videos
Online Documentation - Review our online wiki help system, updated regularly, so you always have the latest info.
TurboCAD Community Forums - Reach out to the vast community of TurboCAD users through the community forums at
YouTube – Visit the IMSI/Design channel for helpful demonstrations and training videos:
Additional help is available from the TurboCAD Support Page.
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