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TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 Bundle is an exceptional value! It includes our top-of-the-line, professional 2D/3D CAD application, plus millions of CAD symbols help you master drafting, modeling, and rendering in TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018.
TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 Upgrade Bundle is an exceptional value! It includes our top-of-the-line, professional 2D/3D CAD application with nearly 50 new and improved features and tools, plus millions of CAD symbols, and a full complement of training to help you master drafting, modeling, and rendering in TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018.
New TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 is our most powerful TurboCAD ever! Nearly 50 new and improved features and tools have been added to help user do more than ever before, faster than before, and get greater interoperability so you can easily share designs, even on the go with your mobile device. New features include:
Master TurboCAD with these complete training guides that teaches common 2D and 3D CAD skills through easy to use, step-by-step sessions. Suitable for both self-study or a classroom setting, these training guides instruct users on all key 2D features in TurboCAD, as well as 3D solid modeling and rendering, allowing individuals to build their own projects while simultaneously learning new skills.
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New Interface Options:TubroCAD 2018 boasts a new variety of excellent user interfaces including a new RIBBON INTERFACE similar to that found in Microsoft Word and the latest versions of AutoCAD. It also features an updated CADCourse INTERFACE with accelerated keyboard shortcuts for all the commands. Further for traditional users the older CLASSIC INTERFACES type are included so that no matter which interface you prefer you will feel comfortable with the new program. Various types of THEMES are supplied giving you the choice of how you want to interface to appear. At the start of the program a pop-up dialog will appear allowing you to easily choose your preference.
Two, Three, Four or Five Key Keyboard Shortcuts
This brilliant new feature is set to revolutionize the way people use TurboCAD! Similar to the functionality found in other products such as Generic CAD or AutoCAD, the user now has the ability to set up keyboard shortcuts that consist of either two or more keystrokes to quickly invoke any TurboCAD command. These keystrokes are sequential and do not need to be a keyboard combination.
The sequence of keys is initially invoked by pressing and releasing the Control (Ctrl) key and then a set of subsequent keys to invoke the specific command. This effectively allows the user to keep the left hand on the keyboard in the right hand on the mouse massively boosting productivity.
Isolate and Hide Objects:This terrific new feature allows you to take a complex drawing and to quickly reduce its complexity by allowing you to select certain entities and to isolate them independent of layers or groups. In this way you can focus on the entities that you’re wishing to edit while avoiding overlapping or otherwise complicated entities. In addition to isolating certain objects you also have the choice of hiding additional objects so that you can focus only on the entities that are important during the editing procedure. When complete you can simply hit the Unhide option and the drawing will return to its previous state.
Search Option for Locating UI FeaturesThis excellent new feature allows you to quickly search for particular commands within the customize dialog allowing you to quickly identify either the command itself or its keyboard shortcut. This will greatly enhance productivity as you can easily customize your interface to suit your own needs by dragging the icon onto a familiar toolbar or to create a new customized keyboard shortcut that you will remember. You can type a word in the search field to cycle through the commands and materials. Buttons next to the input field highlight the previous or next suitable item. A search history is stored in a drop-down list allowing you to quickly search for that item again in subsequent. A search combo box is used is in materials, luminance, environment and advance rendering style.
Deletion of Construction and Constraints LayerPreviously, these layers could not be deleted once Construction Lines or Constraints were added to a TurboCAD drawing. Now you can delete Construction layer and Constraints layer by selecting them in the Layer palette.
PDF Underlay ImprovementThe PDF Underlay tool allows you to insert a page of a PDF file into your drawing to use as reference or tracing layer. To use properly as a tracing layer, the file must be a vector PDF, rather than a bit-mapped PDF. AS a vector file, you will be able to snap to the endpoints and midpoints of lines in the PDF underlay.
Underlays consist of two parts: the underlay style and the underlay insertion. Before inserting an underlay you must first create an Underlay style, which is done through the Underlay Manager, found in the Tools menu of the Default interface, and in the Format menu of the Ribbon interface A new tool "PDF underlay to Objects" has been implemented. It gives the ability to convert an Underlay into an editable object.
In addition to importing a PDF Underlay as an Object, 2D Vector PDFs can now be directly imported as a vector file into TurboCAD.
Snap Between Two PointsSnap between two points that once chosen allows you to snap to the middle of two subsequent points, saving the effort of snapping to the center of a two-point construction circle, and then deleting the circle afterwards.
Thick Profile toolApplying thick profile tool with defined width and corners type options to groups of entities of lines/polylines/circles/arcs on plane. It automatically calculates thicken profiles according to width defined for original entities. It results in set of polylines, set of connected polylines (these two options are for TurboCAD versions withour ACIS), region or set of sheet ACIS entities (those two are for Pro version)
Flatten ToolUse the Flatten tool for 3D polylines and 3D splines to make them flat on the work plane. This command zeros out any Z values for the defining points of these entity types allowing them to be used in a 2D environment.
Trim by EntityThis interesting new command allows trimming of multiple entities by using a single 2D close profile as the cutting edge. All objects within the defined profile are trimmed and removed. This allows you to avoid having to select multiple objects to trim to just one cutting edge.
Pick Point Hatch ImprovementThe pick point Hatch tool now has the ability to forgive small errors in design in that if a boundary line is not 100% closed you can specify an error margin distance so that the hatch command will automatically fill in the difference. This “error margin distance” is adjustable in the “Gap” value in the inspector bar and will greatly speed up hatching procedures as 100% accuracy in regard to closed curves or polylines is now optional.
Quick Pull for surfacesUse the Quick Pull tool to pull or push a closed 2D area of a 3D object (TC Surface) by extruding.
Sheet Thicken CapabilityThis combination of TurboCAD Pro Platinum features allows you to turn 2D entities, either closed or open, into flat 2D sheets and then to give them a 3D thickness by using the thicken feature of shell tool. Further, it is possible to thicken the sheet in two directions by adjusting settings on the inspector bar.
Improved Coordinate Measure tool to include 3DIn earlier versions of TurboCAD, the Measure Coordinates of the Point tool could only measure the X and Y values as it functioned like a 2-D tool fixed on the active workplace. Now, the measure coordinates tool behaves more like a 3D tool in that will show the 3D coordinate of the World coordinate system independent of the active user coordinate system.
New 2D Create optionNew option for "Create 2D" has been added for 3D polyline, 3D Spline tools. When you switch on this option, and polyline(spline) is flat then a 2D object is created instead of 3D.
Relative Angle Fields for Wall and polyline updateWhile drawing walls or polylines, you can now choose to enter an Angle (which is absolute in relation to the world coordinates) or a Relative Angle which is the angle from the immediately previous segment (arc or line).
"Add Roof by Walls" Tool ImprovementPreviously, you could create only one roof object. But now there is the possibility to create more than one roof.
IFC BIM ToolEdit property sets attached to entities imported from IFC; define any TC entity as the desired IFC entity and set for it appropriate property sets to export it to IFC. The IFC BIM Tool workflow (in short):
1. select any entity in TC drawing by the tool;
2. if the entity hasn't the defined IFC type: define the IFC type to the selected entity.
3. set and edit property sets that are appropriate for the selected IFC type.
BIM Tool allows specify spatial structure element to entity.
Import/Export relations between objects and spatial structure elements (site, building, building storey, space).
RENDERING & VISUALIZATION
Lightworks 9.1 SP5The LightWorks rendering engine is now once again included in TurboCAD and will no longer be an optional plug-in. TurboCAD 2018 includes LightWorks 9.1 SP5, which includes the following improvements:
EnvironmentsScaled Image (Foreground/Background)
SkyType: User Defined Sky
Render StylesEnchancements like "Lights only" for Lens flares, ability to minimize/maximize radius of Bounce and Gather, modify the intensity of Final Gather Controller for blurred shades, and Soft Pencil sketching are introduced in Render Styles.
Status Bar Memory Display UpdateOnce the Rendering mode for a selected object is initiated; the TurboCAD status bar now displays the respective memory usage along with the processing time.
File Sharing with AutoCAD® 2018 : Updated DWG and .DXF file import and export
3MF Export Support: TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 now supports export of the 3MF file type used in Manufacturing.
U3D-based PDF Export Improvement: You can now export named and standard views.
Support of Rhino 5 Files (3DM) Files: The latest openNURBS toolkit is incorporated in TurboCAD 2018.
Import STEP Format Improvement: Import Text Attributes From STEP File: You can now access the text information and would like to read it out with VBA (TurboCAD-VBA-Object-Catalog) and store the text into the “Info”-Property. It supports .step, .stp and .sat files as well.
3DS Filter Improvements
Issues of lost materials and lost texture coordinates are now fixed.
Audit SystemA new “Audit” item has been added to the Filters menu of the Selection Info Palette . This Audit System enables you to highlight ‘bad’ objects in Selection Info palette, turn on/off audit conditions and change their parameters, generate audit report for one or more objects, filter ‘bad’ objects in Selection Info palette, send notifications (about a ‘bad’ object) to Event Viewer palette.
Extents Size PropertyThe Extents Size parameter has been added to the Selection Info Palette properties. Extents Size parameter works with groups, blocks and insertions. You can now use the ‘Extents size’ property to select entity according to size valuation. Select objects that you think are big or small, or an object in any range you want. The Extents Size update provides you with additional flexibility so that you can use this parameter for various needs and for analyzing possibly corrupted “wrong” entities.
Image Manager ImprovementYou can now select Multiple files from Open Dialog box when importing pictures in the Image Manager palette.
New Zoom Diagnostic MessageA new message has been added. It appears when the user tries to zoom in or zoom out beyond the maximum zoom factor or limit.
OK and Cancel Buttons Added to Insert Fraction Dialog BoxImproved usability by the addition of OK and Cancel buttons in the dialog box of the Insert Fraction in the Text Editor palette.
Select by Entity Type UpdateNow Circle/Ellipse item of previous TC versions is separated into two cases: Circle and Ellipse. The same is for Circular and Elliptical arcs. Previous versions could not select Circles or Arcs separately.
Powerful UI & PerformanceIf you’re new to TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018, features like the fully customizable interface, including an optional AutoCAD®2018-like 2D drafting interface, can help you get started. Even collecting and assembling all external resources and entities attached to a drawing for distribution is simple with ePack. Plus, TurboCAD® is 64-bit compatible to manage even the largest CAD files. Read More about UI & Performance
Design DirectorOrganize, access, and explore design alternatives. The 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
2D Design and EditingTurboCAD® 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®
3D Surface ModelingTurboCAD® includes a complete set of 3D surface modeling and editing tools making it ideal for both single part and small assembly mechanical designs. Read More about 3D Surface Modeling in TurboCAD®
ACIS® Solid Modeling / Advanced Mechanical DesignTurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 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
Architectural & GISTurboCAD® 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. Read More about TurboCAD® Architectural Tools
Photorealistic Rendering & Visualization
TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 includes the LightWorks rendering engine to create stunning presentations. Render management of materials, luminance, environments, advanced render styles and more, allow users create truly photorealistic presentations of their design. Read more about TurboCAD® Visualization Features
Parametric Parts ManagerCreate parts that remain parametrically controlled, even after insertion into your drawing. Also draw variably constrained parts and convert them to parametric parts. Parts can be saved individually, and libraries of .PPM objects can be created, shared, and reused from project to project. Read More about the Parametric Parts Manager
Interoperability / File SupportTurboCAD® makes it easy to maintain your intellectual property investment and share your work. TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 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 2017 including AutoCAD® Architecture extensions), .SKP (SketchUp™, to version 2018), .3DM (Rhinoceros®), .3DS (Autodesk® 3ds Max®), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE – export); and many more. Read More about TurboCAD® File Support
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 external references
Programmable (SDK & Ruby Scripting)Extend the functionality of TurboCAD Pro Platinum by 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 Programming for TurboCAD
Newly updated for TurboCAD 2018, these HTML and video training guides teach common 2D and 3D CAD skills through easy to use, step-by-step sessions. It’s designed for anyone wishing to learn TurboCAD Pro Platinum for Windows in a self-paced, structured session format. This program is also appropriate for students learning CAD for the first time in a classroom setting, whether at school, college, university or any educational institution.
All key 2D features in TurboCAD are presented in the first program. Following basic introductory sessions are 14 learning sessions. Over 220 videos are spread throughout the 14 sessions to demonstrate the activities being presented.
See session details on the 2D Training Guide Page
Once you have completed the 2D training guide, move to the 3D training guide for comprehensive solid modeling and rendering instruction. In the 3D guide, over 250 videos are spread throughout 15 sessions.
See session details on the 3D Training Guide Page
With both the 2D and 3D guide, each session begins with a task worksheet with specific instructions about the session. All sessions are single session, from start to finish, which means drawings can easily be completed in the recommended timeframe. Projects and practical sessions are also included so you can build your own projects from scratch.
These training guides are browser based (HTML) electronic training sessions that are easy to navigate, link to relevant videos, and allows you to save pages to ‘favorites’. You can even right click to look up terms in Google Dictionary, or use Google Translate to translate phrases or entire pages into your own language.
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CADsymbols offers an ability to directly insert the symbol into your open CAD application. Applications supported include TurboCAD Windows (including 64-bit and 32-bit versions), TurboCAD LTE, AutoCAD (including LT, Architecture, and Mechanical & Architectural Desktop), CATIA, Inventor, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, IntelliCAD, ProE, VectorWorks, and dozens more. See key features for complete list.
For added flexibility you can also save symbols and import them into your drawing in many vector and bitmap formats including .DXF, .DWG, .DWF, .SVG, .BMP, .JPG, .PNG, and .TIF. See key features for complete list.
Once you have selected the CAD application or file format you need, select whether you wish to use 2D or 3D symbols. Next, choose the drawing Standard with which you want to work (ANSI or ISO, for example). Select the industry the design is for (Architecture, Plant Engineering, etc) and further refine your search to relevant symbol categories and sub-categories within that industry.
TurboCAD Pro 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.
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit) - 8 GB RAM.
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.
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