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TurboCAD 2015 Pro Upgrade from Pro Legacy

TurboCAD 2015 Pro Upgrade from Pro Legacy

TurboCAD 2015 Pro Upgrade from Pro Legacy

Upgrade from TurboCAD Pro pre-19

TurboCAD 2015 Pro Upgrade from Pro Legacy is the upgrade path for owners of TurboCAD Pro or TurboCAD Pro Platinum version 18 and earlier to the latest technology in TurboCAD Pro 2015.  Upgrade today for superior productivity, usability, and interoperability.

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Overview

Superior Productivity, Usability, & Interoperability

TurboCAD Pro and TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2015 Upgrades modernize the way you work. Get up to date with the latest professional CAD tools for 2D/3D drafting, detailing, modeling, & rendering, plus advanced architectural and mechanical toolsets and outstanding file sharing for greater control and flexibility.


Top 7 New & Improved Features

  1. New Conceptual Selector - Manipulate and modify any 3D object like never before.
  2. More Flexible UI - Resize dialog boxes as needed for your design environment.
  3. Improved Block/Group Editing - now snap to objects outside the block or group.
  4. Improved Quick Pull – Now manipulate several co-planar faces simultaneously, and more.
  5. New Wire Wrapping - Wrap a wire around a 3D solid for use as an extrusion or sweep path.
  6. Improved RedSDK Rendering – Updated engine and new displacement shader for more realistic materials.
  7. Updated File Filters – Updated DWG/DXF read/write filters and new SketchUp SKP 2015 support improve interoperability.

Key Features

Powerful Performance

TurboCAD Pro is delivered in a 64-bit version to load, process, and render files of nearly any size. (32-bit version is also delivered if required by your hardware.) The Turbocharged drawing engine takes advantage of GPU-based graphics cards for smooth zooming, panning, rotating, and moving as you design. And multi-threading takes advantage of multi core processors for lightning fast calculations.

Fast Drafting & Detailing

TurboCAD Pro is rich in fundamental drawing tools and drawing aids that speed design. Quickly and easily create views and viewports of any size and shape. Access extensive paper space and printing capabilities, a multi-select drawing tool, marker and schedule tools, leaders, multi-leaders, dimension tools, and symbols content. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Drafting & Detailing Tools

Extraordinary Drafting Palette

Create associative 2D sections based on standard views or sectional planes of 3D surface or ACIS® solid models, including XREFs, and more! With more than 15 file formats for 3D models supported that may be opened directly, imported, or included via Xref that the Drafting Palette will recognize, TurboCAD Pro is a fabulous companion product.
Read more about TurboCAD Pro Drafting Palette

Optimized for 3D Printing

TurboCAD Pro both reads and writes STL files, the standard in 3D Printing world. TurboCAD Pro 3D printing features include surface simplification controls and a 3D Print button for 3D Systems printers.

Architectural Tools

TurboCAD Pro includes an integrated suite of architectural tools that accelerate productivity in design and drafting, or in the documentation of existing compatible architectural models. The architectural objects are AutoCAD® Architecture (ACA) compatible so that .DWG models with ACA extensions may be read, modified, and documented as needed. TurboCAD Pro architectural tools include Wall, Window, Door, Roof, Stair, Marker, Schedule, and Terrains, with many more in TurboCAD Pro Platinum. And all the architectural objects have both 2D and 3D representations, so that elevations, floor plans, and ISO views are easier to document. TurboCAD Pro Architectural Tools Details

Mechanical Tools & 3D Modeling

TurboCAD Pro includes a complete set of 3D drawing and editing tools, surface modeling tools, and powerful ACIS® solid modeling tools, making it ideal for both single part and small assembly mechanical designs.

  • 3D drawing primitives - Box, Rotated Box, Sphere, Hemisphere, Cylinder, Torus, Wedge, Cone, Polygonal, Prism
  • 3D Editing and Modification Tools - Sweep, Extrude, Revolve, Loft Facet, Edit Booleans, Quick Pull
  • Assembly Tools - Axis, Facet, 3-Points, Tangents, Edge & Point
  • Specialized Mechanical Object Tools - Thread, Pipe, Bolt
  • More available with TurboCAD Pro Platinum.

Read more about TurboCAD Pro 3D Modeling

Powerful Parametric Constraints

Often referred to as variational sketching, the D-Cubed™ 2D DCM constraint manager from Siemens Industry Software Limited gives you greater control and productivity. By setting up constraints, you get more done, create part families faster, incorporate red-line changes more quickly, and have the flexibility to evaluate different designs with ease. Access a host of geometric and dimensional constraints in TurboCAD Pro, as well as mid-point and pattern constraints with TurboCAD Pro Platinum. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Parametric Constraints

Annotation

TurboCAD Pro includes tools necessary to rapidly annotate your designs. The Drafting Palette accelerates creating Views, Sections, Elevations, Floorplans, and Detail Views in numerous display styles. A full range of Dimension types that are style driven are available as well as Tables, Text, and Multi-Text tools as expected. Plus, dimension scaling in Viewports within a paper space is automatic. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Annotation Tools

Symbols Library

TurboCAD Pro comes complete with a number of sample symbols as well as a much larger collection of parametric parts. This program also includes several special parametric symbols used in certain types of annotation that help in communicating with manufacturers.
Read more about TurboCAD Pro Symbols Library

Parametric Parts Manager

Create and consume parts that remain parametrically controlled even after insertion into your drawing. There is also a method to draw variably constrained parts and convert them to parametric parts using a wizard. Because the parts can be saved individually, like a symbol, libraries of .PPM objects can be created, shared, and reused from project to project. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Parametric Parts Manager

Easy Design Director

The Design Director palette streamlines work and enhances productivity with advanced controls for Layers, Layer Filters, creating Layer Sets, setting and saving Work Planes, controlling Named Views, and more.  Read more about the TurboCAD Pro Design Director

Rendering & Visualization

TurboCAD Pro includes the Redway3d Redsdk drawing and rendering engine to speed design work and create stunning presentations. This drawing engine utilizes the power of supported on-board GPU or graphics boards for faster panning, zooming, and orbiting. It also provides photorealistic and artistic rendering capabilities for presenting your designs. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Rendering

Lighting & Materials

A material editor, along with a complete library of materials, is included with TurboCAD Pro to define physically accurate materials, including reflective surfaces with ray tracing and radiosity. There is also support for lighting and luminance. Redsdk will substitute the materials and lighting of images previously rendered with Lightworks. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Lighting & Materials

External References (Xrefs)

All of the file formats that may be opened and imported, except bitmap images, may be used as an external reference (Xref). TurboCAD offers Xref clipping for dozens of file formats and binding of Xrefs, which can then be exploded and edited. Xref layers are also easy to manage, including with layer filters. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Xrefs

Software Developers' Kit (SDK)

TurboCAD Pro lets you extend the functionality of the application with the ability to develop new tools, functions, and behaviors. Custom routines that are performed on a regular basis can be automated. Specific tools for vertical applications can be created and added. Even commercial plug-in applications may be developed and sold. Updated documentation and samples are provided and there is a wiki and forum-based support online. Read more about TurboCAD Pro SDK

File Interoperability

TurboCAD makes it easy to maintain your intellectual property investment and share your work. TurboCAD Pro supports export of 3D models to 3D .PDF which can be viewed interactively with Acrobat Reader. Plus, users can open, insert, or embed up to 35 file formats and export up to 28, including .DWG, .DXF (from R14 through 2015 including AutoCAD® Architecture extensions), .SKP (SketchUp™, to version 2015), .3DM (Rhinoceros®), .3DS (Autodesk® 3ds Max®), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE – export); and many more. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Supported File Formats

New Features

Productivity and Usability Enhancements

New Conceptual Selector

Manipulate and modify 3D objects like never before. The totally flexible design of Conceptual Selector allows users to customize any visual and editing parameters available in the application (eg. Move, scale, or rotate).

Improved Nudge

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 Drafting and Detailing

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.

 

Mechanical/3D Modeling

Improved Quick Pull

The popular Quick Pull tool now offers multiple selection, so you can manipulate several co-planar faces simultaneously. You can also thicken ACIS surfaces with the Quick Pull tool, and dynamically switch between Quick Pull and Imprint modes.

New Wire Wrapping

Wrap a wire around a 3D solid for use as an extrusion or sweep path.

Create Surface from Faces

When using the ACIS tool ‘Create Surface from Faces’ users can now retain the source object.

Create Surface from Solid

When using the ‘Create Surface from Solids’ tool, users can now retain the source object.

 

Rendering & Visualization

Improved Redsdk


TurboCAD 2015 now offers an updated Redsdk 3.5.0.2 Engine, and also now includes a New Displacement Shader in the RedSDK materials. In addition to GPU-drawing performance, the latest Redsdk engine in TurboCD 2015 provides powerful photorealistic and artistic rendering, replacing the LightWorks engine for quick and easy presentations of your designs.   

While images previously rendered in LightWorks can be rendered with the Redsdk engine, some differences and substitutions may apply. For existing users that prefer to continue to use the LightWorks engine, or new users looking to expand their photorealistic rendering options, the LightWorks engine is now available as a plug-in. Look for a 50% off discount offer on this plug-in in the cart when you purchase TurboCAD 2015.

 

Interoperability

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.

New SketchUp SKP 2015 Support

Import/export of SketchUp 2015 files is now supported.

New Visual Effects for Exported Images

For any image that has been added to a TurboCAD drawing, you can now control the brightness, contrast, saturation, and transparency.

Requirements

TurboCAD Pro is delivered in a 64-bit version to take full advantage of your hardware’s available computer memory to load, process, and render CAD files. A 32-bit version is also available if required by your hardware.

64-bit System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) - 2 GB RAM.

32-bit System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8*, Windows 7, Windows Vista**, Windows XP** - 1GB RAM.

*TurboCAD 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 Pro and Pro Platinum will run on XP and Vista platforms; however, these platforms are no longer being officially supported.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SUBSCRIPTION CUSTOMERS - Subscriptions require an active internet connection in order to maintain the subscription license.

Recommended:

Your experience with TurboCAD Pro and Pro Platinum will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, and 4+ GB RAM

The optional GPU-accelerated Redsdk render modes require a supported graphic processing unit (either a chip on the board, or on a video card). The latest video drivers are typically required. Newer boards with more power and VRAM generally provide greater performance.

RedSDK list of supported Video Cards and Drivers:
http://www.redway3d.com/pages/GPUList.php

Trial & Training

Free Trial

Download 30-day free trial of TurboCAD Pro Platinum. 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 Pro Platinum with absolutely no obligation.

Download 30-day free trial of TurboCAD Pro Platinum

Free Training

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 videos located in your software to help you learn the basics of TurboCAD Windows.
  • Online Documentation - Review our online wiki help system, updated regularly, so you always have the latest info. www3.turbocadcommunity.com
  • TurboCAD Community Forums - Reach out to the vast community of TurboCAD users through the community forums at forums.turbocad.com
  • YouTube – Visit the IMSI/Design channel for helpful demonstrations and training videos: www.youtube.com/imsidesign

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TurboCAD 2015 Pro Upgrade from Pro Legacy

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Upgrade from TurboCAD Pro pre-19

TurboCAD 2015 Pro Upgrade from Pro Legacy is the upgrade path for owners of TurboCAD Pro or TurboCAD Pro Platinum version 18 and earlier to the latest technology in TurboCAD Pro 2015.  Upgrade today for superior productivity, usability, and interoperability.

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