TurboCAD Designer 2018

TurboCAD Designer 2018

TurboCAD Designer 2018

Easy 2D CAD Software

TurboCAD Designer is easy-to-use, precision 2D CAD software. Use the setup wizard, tutorials, and context-sensitive help to immediately get productive. Quickly draw, modify, dimension and annotate floorplans, technical illustrations, and more. Simply publish to PDF, share with AutoCAD and more.

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Overview

Ready to use 2D CAD for Beginners

TurboCAD Designer 2018 is the best precision design solution on the market for new CAD users. It’s easy to learn and use with quick access to hundreds of 2D drawing, modifying, and dimensioning tools that are perfect for designing floor plans, technical illustrations, flow charts and more. You can even share your work in over 20 industry standard CAD & graphic file formats including the latest AutoCAD®2018 DWG/DXF formats. Over 10 new and improved features have been added in 2018.

  • Affordable CAD with all the features you demand from a 2D CAD application at a great price.
  • Easy to Learn and Use thanks to our video getting started guide, context-sensitive help, and flexible UI with beginner, intermediate, and advanced modes.
  • Complete 2D Drafting & Detailing including hundreds of drawing, modifying, dimensioning and annotation tools.
  • Easy, handle-based editing, snaps, drawing aids, and new centerline and center mark tools speed design.
  • Design Director for object property management.
  • Simple File Sharing with AutoCAD®2018.DWG & .DXF, SketchUp .SKP, save to PDF and more!
  • Over 10 new and improved features have been added in 2018.
  • Once you’ve mastered 2D design, easily upgrade to the 2D/3D features of TurboCAD Designer 2018.

Proven CAD Solution for Over 20 Years

TurboCAD® 2018 is a name you can trust. Year over year, it’s the industry’s most versatile and consumer friendly CAD application, with over 2 million sold worldwide.

Key Features

Flexible User Interface

Display tools with full explanations in the beginner mode. Switch to intermediate or expert mode to gain screen space as you become more familiar with TurboCAD®.  Users can even resize dialog boxes as needed for your design environment. Adjust the screen size, resolution, and more. Resizing works with the majority of dialog boxes including general property pages, multiline text, dimensions, program setup, and Drawing options pages. 

Setup Wizard

Breeze through questions designed to help you define your drawing’s size and orientation, units of measurement, printing scale and viewpoints.

A Complete Set of 2D Drafting and Detailing Tools

TurboCAD Designer 2018 employs a large selection of line, arc, curve, and spline tools, so that you’ve always got the right tool for the job. When used with TurboCAD’s snaps, modification tools, and drawing aids you will be able to quickly draft and document your designs with no restrictions.

  • Arcs, Bezier Curve, Circles, Ellipses, Construction, Lines, Double Lines, Irregular, Polygon, Lines, Multi-Lines, Parallel Lines, Perpendicular Lines, Points, Polygon, Polyline
  • Point Marker Tool
  • Chamfer/Fillet, Align
  • Insert Picture, Text, Object, Brush Style
  • Transform: Move, Rotate, Scale
  • Revision Cloud
  • 2 Types of Spline Curves
  • Array Copy for Drafting Repeating Objects
  • Boolean Add, Subtract, Intersect
  • Multiple Object Trim and Extend
  • Stretch, Split, Trim, Meet Two Lines, Break, Extend
  • 2D Measurements - Angle, Area, Coordinates, Distance
  • Wall

Annotation Tools

Dimensioning and Text are vital to any CAD Drawing. TurboCAD Designer 2018 includes:

  • Smart, Quick and Baseline which allow you to dimension automatically.
  • Associative Dimensions - freely move, rotate, or resize the associated objects and the dimension will retain its position relative to the objects, and the dimension text will change automatically to reflect changes.
  • Precise Dimensioning up to 10 decimal points.
  • Formats include: Architectural, Fractional, Engineering, Decimal, and Surveyor.
  • Multi-Text formatting and scaling options
  • Linear and angular dimension tools now allow users to specify a fixed length for line extensions and the value for that length.
  • The ability to globally define dimensions at the drawing level

Pick Point & Path Hatching, Bitmap Fills, and Transparency

TurboCAD allows for hatch patterns and gradients to be layered with transparency. Custom bitmaps, such as your company logo, may be used as well. This empowers you to much more clearly and precisely communicate construction or assembly details.

Handle-Based Editing

Save time and draw more accurately, more quickly. TurboCAD® provides handles for scaling, but also for rotating and moving objects.

Super Selector Modes

Drag modes offer precise control over object selection for faster, easier modification of your drawing. Also, a previous selection function allows users to quickly jump back to the last selection with which there was a modification, and restore the selection.

  1. Rectangle Selector Mode is a bidirectional selector.
  2. Window Polygon Selector Mode only selects objects inside a closed polygon.
  3. Crossing Polygon Selector Mode selects objects crossing or within a closed polygon.
  4. Fence Selector Mode selects objects touched by an open polygon.

Context-Sensitive Help

The TurboCAD® context menu (right-click) provides access to recently used tools, recently entered values, and a quick way to change or reset reference points. If a TurboCAD tool is active, the context menu provides a contextual toolbar as well, with additional similar tools and functions.

PDF Publishing

Save your drawing as PDF documents for easy sharing. Plus, export paper spaces, customize your fonts and define your paper widths and heights.

CAD and Graphics Compatible

Sharing your files with others and among other programs is easy. TurboCAD supports the most current and popular industry-standard file formats including the latest DWG/DXF Read/Write Filters for working with AutoCAD® 2018.

New Features

 USABILITY AND INTERFACE

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.
 Select by Entity Type Update
Keyboard Shortcuts 

Keyboard Shortcuts:

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.
 Extents size property
Search Option for UI Features 

Search Option for Locating UI Features

This 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.

2D DRAFTING AND EDITNG

Snap Between Two Points

Snap 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.
 Select by Entity Type Update
Trim by Entity 

Trim by Entity

This 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 Improvement

The 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.
 Relative Angle Fields

FILE SUPPORT / INTEROPERABILITY:

File Sharing with AutoCAD® 2018 : Updated DWG and .DXF file import and export

OTHER:

Image Manager Improvement 

Audit System

A 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.

Extents Size Property

The 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.
 Extents size property
New Zoom Diagnostic Message 

New Zoom Diagnostic Message

A 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 Box

Improved usability by the addition of OK and Cancel buttons in the dialog box of the Insert Fraction in the Text Editor palette.
 OK and Cancel Buttons
Select by Entity Type Update 

Select by Entity Type Update

Now 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.

System Requirements

TurboCAD Designer 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)

32-bit System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8*, Windows 7

*TurboCAD® is designed for desktops or laptops that meet the indicated system requirements. Windows RT technology for use on tablets is not supported.

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