TurboCAD 2021 Platinum Upgrade from all Professional and pre-2020 Platinum versions

TurboCAD 2021 Platinum Upgrade from all Professional and pre-2020 Platinum versions

TurboCAD 2021 Platinum Upgrade from all Professional and pre-2020 Platinum versions

TurboCAD® 2021 Platinum is a professional 2D Drafting and 3D Solid Modeling CAD Solution for engineers, architects, manufacturers and other design professionals. It comes fully equipped with a powerful drafting palette, ACIS® solid modeling, premium photorealistic rendering, advanced architectural and mechanical tool sets, AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface options, and extensive file support.

$499.99


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New Features

Performance, User Interface & Usability:

Find Control in Custom Ribbon Page:

The Find feature allows users to search or find Command/Group/Pop-ups/Tabs in the Ribbon tree.
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An Interactive Startup Splash Screen:

Splash Screen has been added as a Startup Screen when Launching TurboCAD for a better interactive user interface. The interactive screen displays recently created files and ability to open/create new file via the Create tab, allows user to learn about TurboCAD basics, including new feature videos, via the Learn tab, and get access to the latest information about TurboCAD, via the News tab.
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Snap Improvement: Highlight Hit Graphic:

This feature highlights edges for snaps when you move a 3D object or connect two, 3D objects together. This option has been added to both the Drawing Aids window and the related settings have been added to the Program Setup/Preferences dialog box as Visual Effect Settings, selected – Visual Effect Settings.
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Resize Previews in Blocks Palette:

A new slider has been added to the Blocks Palette which allows the user to resize previews of blocks within the Blocks Palette.
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Currently Available On :

A new feature has been added to the Commands section in the Customize menu, which allows the user to see the position of a particular command available in the menu, UIs and toolbars.
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Find Block in Blocks Palette:

A new search bar has been added to the Blocks Palette which allows user to find a block by its name in the Blocks Palette.
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Viewport Hidden Line Performance Improvement:

A new option “Use Hidden Line Cache” has been added to the cache section of the Viewport properties window. If this is turned on, Paper Space viewport processing (redraw, move, zoom) becomes significant faster for large drawings.

2D Drafting and Editing:

Automatic Updating of Xrefs:

When using a file with Xrefs, if any of those external files are updated, then TurboCAD now asks if you want to regenerate the file with the updated Xref.

Leader Dimension Improvements:

Leader dimensions in DWG files are now displayed correctly with TC2021.
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Load/Unload Xrefs:

A New option “Status”, with two values: “Loaded” and “Unloaded” has been added to the Edit Xrefs dialog box. When a referenced drawing (Xref) is Unloaded from the current drawing, the drawing opens much faster and uses less memory. When the Xref definition is unloaded from the drawing file, the internal pointer to the referenced drawing remains. You can therefore restore all the information by Loading the Xref. In order to maximize the performance of TurboCAD, it is recommended that you Unload any referenced files if they are not needed in the current drawing session but may be used later for printing/plotting.
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Edit Selected Block Command:

Now user can edit the selected block directly within the TurboCAD drawing without having to select the Edit Content option from the Blocks Palette. This can be done by simply selecting the block and clicking “Edit Selected Block”, now added to the menu.

Architectural:

Architectural Grid:

The Architectural Grid is a new tool that makes it easy to align other architectural objects in the drawing, such as walls and columns. Users can also import rectangular grids from DWG drawings and can change the properties of the grid and bubble representation, via the Selection Info palette.
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3D Design and Modeling:

Apply to Pattern:

A new local menu option “Apply to Pattern” has been added to the Pattern tools. User can now apply solid operations for all pattern elements simultaneously. New option is available for the following operations which can be applied on the pattern objects simultaneously: Fillet Edges, Chamfer Edges, Face offset, Shell Solid.
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3D Mapping Tools:

Two, 3D mapping tools: Face UV Representation and Surface on Face have been added to TurboCAD. Face UV Representation is used to get a UV representation of the selected ACIS® face as a separate object. Surface on Face is used to get a 3D surface from a selected UV representation, and 2D contour, which lies on the UV representation.
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Imprint Improvement:

The Imprint tool has been improved such that it can use a block insertion that contains set of 2D contours, as a profile for performing the imprint. This can be useful for creating holes in Sheet Metal designs. Association between the block insertion and the hole is also supported
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Rendering and Visualization:

Multi-threaded faceting for rendering:

Marketing Copy: A new option has been added to the ACIS® section in Drawing Setup. In this mode, rendering is done faster for drawings containing ACIS solid bodies.

Visualize Render Mode:

A new render mode “Visualize” has been added to the TurboCAD 2021. Visualize supports several device modes: OpenGLES2, OpenGL and GDI, out of which OpenGLES2 is the most advanced and the most productive device mode.

Visualize Hidden Line and Draft Render Mode:

'Visualize’ Rendering Type with both Hidden Line and Draft Render (including ‘Gouraud Shaded’ and ‘Flat Shaded’) modes has been added to ‘Camera PropertiesRendering’ page.
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Visualize Wireframe vs Hidden Line vs Draft Render:

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Visualize Import LightWorks® and RedSDK materials:

The Visualize rendering technology includes the ability to import materials contained in TurboCAD files that have been rendered either by LightWorks or RedSDK. The Visualize renderer does not currently include its own native materials for TurboCAD. Currently, Visualize rendering supports color, texture, transparency map and bump maps, these parameters can be imported from LightWorks or RedSDK materials.

Visualize Anti-Aliasing:

The Visualize renderer supports two types of Anti-Aliasing: Line Smoothing and Fast Approximation Anti-Aliasing (FXAA).
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Visualize Lighting:

Lighting options are included in Visualize. Options for this are set in Drawing Setup dialog box, and include the following parameters: Default Presets, Intensity. This could get enabled with OpenGLES2 device type.
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Visualize Support images with alpha transparency:

Support of images with alpha transparency is included in Visualize. When the Opaque Background option is disabled (it is enabled by default), it makes all pixels of a certain color transparent (100% transparency). In Visualize mode, the transparency of each pixel corresponds to the alpha transparency value for the given pixel, specified in the alpha channel.
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Interoperability:

Progress meter for Interop Filters:

A new progress meter has been added to read/write STEP and VDA files.
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Updated DWG and DXF support:

Updated Read and Write support of DWG and DXF files.

Part Names from Interop:

A new option to select Object Name in the Selection Info Palette Options dialog has been added.
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Export Support of Professional Mechanical CAD Formats :

Support of Export file filters from the leading, professional mechanical CAD products, including: CATIA and VDA-FS.

Publish to PDF:

Publish to PDF Combine functionality of 2D and 3D PDF filters have been integrated into a single tool “Publish to PDF”, which has been added to the File menu.
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STL Import Performance Boost:

STL file import performance has been boosted up to 10 times.

SKP filter updated:

TurboCAD now supports Import and Export of the SketchUp 2021 file format.

PLUS OVER 667 BUG FIXES AND ENHANCEMENTS:

Learn more about TurboCAD new features and enhancements on TurboCAD YouTube Channel.

Overview

Professional 2D/3D CAD Software:

TurboCAD® 2021 Platinum delivers a robust collection of professional 2D/3D CAD tools to design, modify, present, and document in an integrated fashion. It includes advanced mechanical design and modification tools, a powerful drafting palette, 2D geometric and dimensional constraints, and an ACIS® solid modeling engine. It includes a customizable Ribbon Interface with 4K monitor support to optimize productivity and readability on higher resolution displays.
 

TurboCAD 2021 Platinum can help you design projects such as:

• Advanced mechanical designs
• Architectural drawings
• Remodeling plans
• Inventions and patent designs
• Prototyping with 3D printers
• Mechanical drawings
• Furniture design, woodworking, and cabinetry
• Musical instruments
• Graphics and technical illustrations
• Product and Packaging design
• 2D drafting, diagraming and schematic drawings
• Custom manufacturing from CAD to CNC
 

We will help you learn:

TurboCAD includes set up wizards, context-sensitive help, snaps, alignment aids, handle-based editing, and a flexible user interface. These will shorten your learning curve, and improve your productivity and design efficiency. Your purchase includes 6 months of free technical support, as well as access to our training tutorials, so you will not have to learn through trial and error. We are experts at creating CAD software and our tutorials will help you to become an expert user quickly. Plus, Context Sensitive help and a choice between using an offline PDF manual and our Online help portal.

Simple and flexible pricing:

We offer TurboCAD 2021 Platinum in two different pricing models to best suit your needs.

Permanent License -

Download once and own it forever. Ideally suited for users who need a single license or users who feel they may not need to upgrade each year.

Annual Subscriptions -

This is ideal for multiple user seats. With an active subscription, you will always be receiving the latest enhancements and new functionality.

Key Features

Professional 2D/3D CAD Software:

TurboCAD 2021 Platinum is professional 2D/3D CAD software for users who need advanced capabilities at an affordable price. This product has an unparalleled selection of tools to create everything from advanced mechanical design to musical instruments. Some of our key features include

2D Design and Editing:

TurboCAD is rich in professional 2D/3D design tools and drawing aids that speed design. Create views and viewports of any size and shape. Access extensive paper space and printing options. Multi-select drawing tool, dimension tools, and more. Read more about 2D Design in TurboCAD

2D Geometric and Dimensional Constraints:

By setting up Constraints in a drawing, TurboCAD users have greater control to enforce design intent, as 2D Constraints typically drive 3D model design. Read more about Parametric Constraints. Read more about Parametric Constraints

Part Tree/History Tree :

Maintains your design history. Return to any procedural step in your design and make modifications without losing subsequent work. Works like a Selective UNDO/REDO. Read More about the Part Tree
 

ACIS Solid Modeling / Advanced Mechanical Design:

TurboCAD Platinum 2021 provides advanced 3D surface and ACIS® solid modeling tools. The thread tool, twisted extrude, extrude to face, imprint tool, parametric holes, imprint and more enable the easy creation of your more complicated professional designs. Access advanced modification tools like bend, unbend, and facet offset make it easier to modify existing geometry. Smooth surface mesh / sub-D modeling tools are also available allowing for the creation of more organic shapes. Read more about TurboCAD Solid Modeling. Read More about TurboCAD Solid Modeling

Architectural & GIS Tools:

An integrated suite of architectural tools are included, such a parametric architectural objects that are AutoCAD® Architecture (ACA) compatible so that .DWG models with ACA extensions may be read, modified, and documented as needed. Read More about TurboCAD Architectural Tools
 

Powerful Drafting Palette:

Create associative views, 2D sections, and detailed views that can be updated in real-time – even from an Xref. Works with both ACIS® Solids and Surface models. Read More about the Drafting Palette
 

Advanced 3D Surface Modeling:

Includes a complete set of 3D surface modeling and editing tools making it ideal for both single part and small assembly mechanical designs. Platinum has advanced surfaces, and also smooth surface meshes. Read more about 3D Surface Modeling in TurboCAD. Read more about Advanced 3D Surface Modeling
 

Professional Mechanical CAD Native File Translators:

Import 3D model designs from enterprise CAD Modelers such as CATIA, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Inventor, NX and ProE
 

Programmable (SDK & Ruby Scripting):

Extend the functionality by developing 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. Read more about Programming for TurboCAD

Point Cloud Support:

Use your 3D scanner to collect data about an existing object’s dimensions, and import the point cloud files into a drawing in TurboCAD 2020 Platinum.

Design Director Palette:

Provides advanced controls for Layers, Layer Filters, creating Layer Sets, setting and saving Work Planes, controlling Named Views, and more to streamline work and enhance productivity. Read more about the Design Director Palette. Read More about the Design Director

Photorealistic Rendering & Visualization:

The LightWorks® rendering engine creates stunning presentations. Render management of materials, luminance, environments, and advanced render styles give you truly photorealistic results. An optional rendering plug-in from Redway takes advantage of your computer’s GPU and produces faster, stunning photorealistic images. Read more about TurboCAD Visualization features. Read more about TurboCAD Visualization

Compatibility and File Sharing:

Whether you’re a team of one or many, you’ll have the interoperability needed to collaborate. We’ve ensured that TurboCAD is compatible with a wide variety of popular CAD and Graphics formats. You will be able to deliver files that can be opened and edited by users of AutoCAD® and other popular design software. Your team will be running like a well-oiled machine. • TurboCAD provides compatibility with AutoCAD® DWG and DXF files, from R12 to 2020
• STL Import/Export for 3D printing
• SVG Export
• 3MF Import/Export
• VMRL Worlds Import/Export
• OBJ Import/Export
• Adobe Illustrator® Import
• PDF Export
• SketchUp 202 Import/Export
• Collada™ (DAE) Import/Export
• Professional, Mechanical CAD Import from CATIA, Solidworks and more
• Read more about TurboCAD File Support

System Requirements

TurboCAD Platinum 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.

CPU Type

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

64-bit System Requirements:

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

32-bit System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 - 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.

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

Recommended:

Your experience with TurboCAD Platinum will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, 8+ GB RAM.

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