Upgrade from TurboCAD Pro 19-17
TurboCAD Pro 2016 Upgrade from Pro v19-17 is the upgrade path for owners of TurboCAD Pro versions 19, 18, or 17 or TurboCAD Pro Platinum v19, 18, or 17. Owners of TurboCAD prior to v17 can save by purchasing a TurboCAD annual subscription. Contact a TurboCAD sales representative for further assistance.
The TurboCAD Pro 2016 Upgrade delivers over 30 new and improved features. Upgrade to the latest professional 2D/3D CAD tools for drafting, detailing, surface and solid modeling, and rendering plus get the latest updates to file filters for greater control and flexibility.
The TurboCAD Pro 2016 Upgrade now ships with the TurboCAD 2D/3D Basic Training. It’s a $50 Value that FREE when you upgrade! If you like it, TurboCAD.com offers a variety of training options, from similar training and certification courses, to one-on-one training, helping you to increase your productivity.
This new tool can Imprint Edges into Faces by dividing them into discrete areas each of which can have its own material.
TurboCAD now offers the ability to use a 2D profile to generate a revolve from the face of an existing 3D object and either add or subtract the result.
TurboCAD makes it easy to slice, or divide, one or more 3D objects into new objects, by specifying the slicing plane. The 3D slice tool, which offers the ability to slice by line, by plane, by workplane, and by surface, now includes Slice by Facet.
Three new slot tools for inventors, woodworking and furniture design. They include:
Points can now be included as lofting profiles.
TurboCAD Pro 2016 and TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2016 now use the ACIS R26 Kernal
You can now create multi-landing stairs from a 2D polyline.
The Edit Roof Slab Tool now includes an input field.
The IFC file filter, commonly used for BIM operations, now supports the Import/Export of Beam object types and Column object types.
The house wizard, used to quickly layout a house plan, placing and sizing each room, drop in closets, passageways, a garage, and even decking, now allows you to name each room while in the tool so you don’t have to do it after.
Enhancements to the UI Algorithms for improved workflow and management of Rendering Components: Materials, Luminances, Environments, Advanced Render Styles
Render components of the active drawing can now be accessed more quickly so that if you want to repeat use of a material, luminance, environment or render style, it's now bookmarked for easy access.
All of the numerical values are now stored in double precision. This creates greater precision and accuracy.
Auto-update of some objects like TurboCAD Camera and TurboCAD Light in RedSDK mode is now much faster.
Migration to Redsdk 4.x
Transparent fill now works the same in both Redsdk and GDI. A solid brush pattern can also be called a fill.
When this new option is on, all open documents are backed up on program close without prompting. Then when you next start the program, the same documents are automatically reloaded so that you can continue working where you left off.
When a file is closed or when the application is closed, this new option saves the Undo/Redo buffer and is re-loaded when the file is reopened, so it can be used from the last design change.
Documents that you have created but have not saved are now backed up using the name "Untitled" followed by a number and the date/time. This name and number corresponds to those shown in the titlebar when you are editing new unsaved documents.
This new tool allows you to easily construct isometric circles.
UI enhancement which highlights 3D objects and parts of 3D objects while using certain tools in Redsdk mode including imprinting, quick pull & 3D mirror copying.
Manage all your spaces through the design director including model space, and all paper spaces so you can handle spaces more efficiently than the tab interface allows.
The visualization of the normals make it easier to estimate the smoothness and orientation of the 3D objects, and to find artifacts/defects on those objects.
Render Manager now support the Dark Theme
TurboCAD now supports both .U3D and .PRC (Product Representation Compact) file export. This new filter option exports 3D content in PRC format.
TurboCAD now uses the latest Teigha engine for the conversion of .DWG and .DXF files to and from TurboCAD for improved interoperability with other CAD applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2016 including AutoCAD® Architecture extensions), .SKP (SketchUp™, to version 2016), .3DM (Rhinoceros®), .3DS (Autodesk® 3ds Max®), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE – export); and many more.
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.
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) - 4 GB RAM.
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8*, Windows 7, Windows Vista** - 4GB RAM.
*TurboCAD is designed for desktops or laptops that meet the indicated system requirements. Windows RT technology used on some tablets is not supported.
** 32-bit version of TurboCAD Pro will run on the Vista platform; however, this platform is no longer being officially supported.
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Your experience with TurboCAD Pro and TurboCAD Pro Platinum will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, 8+ 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: