Annotation Screen 1

The output of a design project typically involves rendered views, 2D construction drawings, database reports, attribute extraction, and other elements of communication. TurboCAD Pro includes tools necessary to rapidly create, document, and annotate your designs.

The Drafting Palette accelerates creating Views, Sections, Elevations, Floorplans, and Detail Views in numerous display styles.

TurboCAD Pro includes a full range of Dimension types that are style driven. There are also basic tables, text, and multi-text tools as expected. There is even support of multi-leaders that also round-trip with DWG. And tables can be tied to external database sources. Any ODBC supported database may be connected and reports may be generated with custom fields for bills of material, parts lists, and more. Xref support allows your tables and parts lists to automatically sync with external data sources for added efficiency.

Annotation Screen 2

Dimensions have a very large number of properties associated with them, including whether they are associative or not, whether leaders should be fixed horizontal, based on splines, use arrowheads, custom arrowheads, and much, much more. Any number of Dimension Styles may be created to provide distinction. Additionally, there are separate style definitions specifically for the AEC Dimension Tool, and for multi-leaders. Most dimension tools work on either an end-to-end selection, are one-click based on an object segment, or are defined by a single object like and arc or circle.

Basic dimension types include:

  • Orthogonal
  • Parallel
  • Distance
  • Rotated
  • Datum
  • Baseline
  • Continuous
  • Incremental
  • Angular
  • Radius
  • Diameter
  • Quick — which adds a collection of dimensions to a selection
  • Smart — which chooses the appropriate dimension for the object selected/li>

The Dimension tool also includes:

  • Leader
  • Multi-Leader
  • Tolerance

Dimension scaling in viewports within a paper space is automatic. The dimension is shown in a paper scaling as it is dragged into position, it is then converted as the mouse is released to place the dimension. Units may be specified in Scientific, Decimal, Engineering, Architectural, Fraction, or Surveyor formats. Alternate units may also be shown providing the dimension for example in both metric and imperial values.