TurboCAD Pro includes an integrated suite of architectural design tools that are greatly expanded in TurboCAD Pro Platinum. These powerful tools accelerate productivity in the design and drafting stages as well as in the documentation of existing architectural models.
TurboCAD architectural objects are AutoCAD® Architecture (ACA) compatible so that .DWG models with ACA extensions may be read, modified, and documented as needed. Plus all of the architectural objects have both 2D and 3D representations, so that elevations, floor plans, and ISO views are easier to document.
Self-Healing, Multi-Component Walls
The use of self-healing walls is dramatically faster than designing with standard double line tools. The TurboCAD Pro Wall tool includes compound wall definitions to generate multi-component walls with separate design parameters such as width, offset, and the hatches to represent each material within the wall. Properties can be added to each component and stored together so if you extend the wall, the foundation and everything associated with it will extend. TurboCAD Pro Platinum also lets uses modify tops and bottoms of walls to create custom shapes.
Because AutoCAD includes object enablers for AEC wall objects, a design from TurboCAD will keep its self-healing properties even when modified in AutoCAD, or AutoCAD LT®, neither of which includes the tools necessary to create the architectural objects.
Doors & Windows
TurboCAD offers ACA compatible parametric doors and windows that users can easily drag-and-drop into self-healing walls. Dimensions are dynamically displayed as doors and windows are inserted, showing the distance to and from the wall ends for easier, more precise placement. The basic types and styles come with TurboCAD Pro, while TurboCAD Pro Platinum offers additional window and door types and shapes including 18 door types, 6 door shapes, 13 window types and 13 window shapes, plus you can apply door and window muntins.
TurboCAD Pro offers the ability to create straight stairs in 3 clicks, which are fully parametric. Specify material, stair dimensions including height, and more. TurboCAD Pro Platinum offers additional parametric stair object styles including multi-landing, spiral, and u-shaped.
Rail (Platinum only)
TurboCAD Pro Platinum lets you easily add railings to stairs and balconies. Define hundreds of rail types, setting location, post position, and extension parameters. For further productivity, users have the option to attach railings or banisters to both sides of stairs at once.
Slabs (Platinum only)
Add parametric slabs to walls in TurboCAD Pro Platinum, easily controlling the offset between floors and rooms. You can even cut holes in slabs for stairs, plumbing, etc.
Create a roof automatically by selecting the walls. Tops of walls will automatically modify when changing a roof slope. You can also add different materials to various components (top, bottom fascia, etc.) of a roof.
TurboCAD’s powerful House Wizard tool makes creating room-by-room floor plans an automated and intuitive process. In addition to placing and sizing the specific rooms of your home design the way you want, the House Wizard let’s you drop in closets, a garage, entry and passageways, even decking! Internal doors are also automatically created when the house is generated. Save time and generate floor plan designs based on your design preferences instantly.
Define and reuse custom style guides for architectural object types, schedules, text and dimensions (both AEC and non-AEC) to manage how objects are defined, look and behave. Pre-configured styles for Component Walls, Windows, Doors, Stairs, Rails, Slabs, Tables and Text offer greater flexibility.
Additional Architectural Tools:
- Schedules - Drop in a schedule and see all the elements generated on the fly.
- Section/Elevation Tool – Display sections and elevations (horizontal, vertical or user defined), even in rendered mode, great for examining cross sections of buildings.
- Terrains – Create terrain objects from selected points.
- Point Markers – Auto-number objects to create legends, call-outs, and notes.