TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017 Upgrade from Pro/Pro Platinum Legacy (pre v19)

TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017 Upgrade from Pro/Pro Platinum Legacy (pre v19)

TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017 Upgrade from Pro/Pro Platinum Legacy (pre v19)

Upgrade from TurboCAD Pro or Pro Platinum Pre v19

TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2016 Upgrade from Pro / Platinum pre v19 is the upgrade path for owners of TurboCAD Pro Platinum versions pre 19 or TurboCAD Pro pre v19. Owners of TurboCAD prior to v19 can save by purchasing a TurboCAD annual subscription. Contact a TurboCAD sales representative for further assistance.


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Upgrade to TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017

New TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017 is our most powerful TurboCAD ever! Nearly 50 new and improved features and tools have been added to help users do more than ever before, faster than before. Plus, get the latest file filters so you can easily share designs, even on the go with your mobile device.

More Powerful Tools

Discover a variety of great new tools to bend, unbend, and create gussets to help with sheet metal design.  Other new 3D tools can deform objects by stretching and twisting, while major improvements to our lofting and SMESH tools allow you to create more organic designs.   See these new features and more. 

Greater Productivity

New features for architectural design work help you more quickly create multi-story buildings, custom stairs, roof openings, and more, while additional features like new center line and center mark controls, improved multi-text editor, and new options for blocks help with all your design work.  

Interoperability & Mobile

TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017 supports over 40 CAD & Graphic File Formats including new Google Earth (KML and KMZ) File Support and improved AutoCAD (DXF, DWG, and DWF), SketchUp (SKP), Adobe 3D PDF, and Point Cloud file support.

TurboCAD 2017 can now import all of the data you collect with one of our mobile viewing and markup products.  (See www.turboapps.com) Pictures, videos, notes and other markups collected during a site visit can now be easily viewed on your TurboCAD desktop in the new Geomarks palette.    Our iOS apps have also been improved to support TurboCAD TCW natively in addition to DWG/DXF, DWF and PDF.   

Key Features

Powerful UI & Performance

If you’re new to TurboCAD Pro Platinum, features like the fully customizable interface, including an optional AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface, can help you get started.  Save more time with handle based editing and a GPU accelerated drawing engine.  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 Director

Organize, 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 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
TurboCAD Modeling 

3D Surface Modeling

TurboCAD 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 Design

TurboCAD Pro Platinum 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
 TurboCAD Mechanical Design

TurboCAD Architectural Design 

Architectural & GIS

TurboCAD 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 includes the Redway3d Redsdk 4.2 drawing and rendering engine to speed design work and create stunning presentations.    Render management of materials, luminances, environments, advanced render styles and more help users create truly photorealistic presentations of their design.  Read more about TurboCAD Visualization Features

 TurboCAD Photorealistic Rendering

Parametric Parts Manager

Create 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 Support

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 2017 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 File Support
 Take TurboCAD file mobile with TurboApps

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

New Features


New Intelligent File Send

E-pack now includes an option to send your packaged data via email.
New Image Management Palette 

New Image Management Palette

Simple drag-and-drop insertion, control of image parameters, and embedding.

New Table Editing / Attachable Data

Build tables by making (non-OLE) connections to .CSV and Excel files. Simply edit table layout, format, and content, now similar to Microsoft Word.
New Timestamp 

New Timestamp

For security and collaboration, file metadata now includes Date of Creation, Date of Last Modification, Total File Editing Time, and Total Time of Last Session.

New Options for Blocks

Display the name of a block whenever ‘show multiple entities options’ is turned on. Show selected block in the Blocks Palette any time an inserted block is selected.
 New Options for Blocks



Improved Intelligent Scaling

Create hatches, text, and dimensions that automatically scale to the current zoom level of the view.


New Center Line and Center Mark

Create associative center lines and center marks.

 New Center Mark
New Relative Angle Field 

New Relative Angle Field

Draw consecutive segments by specifying the angle relative to the preceding segment.


Improved Multi-Text Editor

New text editor interface with new formatting features and new options including numbered lists, bulleted lists, and multi-column support.
 Improved Multi-Text Editor

New Scale by Two Points

Scale a set of objects to a specific size by using two reference points.


New Bend by Sketch

Bend single or multiple flanges off of a sheet body using a 2D polyline as the profile.


New Gusset

Easily add support structures to 3D models. Use the New Sheet Metal Gusset to insert a sheet metal gusset between two adjacent faces. New Solid Gusset can insert a Stiffening Rib between two adjacent faces.


Improved Law Tool Editor

Import and export Laws (Curve from Law; Surface with Laws; Offset with Law; Warp Entity by Law) from text files.
 Improved Law Tool Editor

New Stretch Entity

Stretch any ACIS solid along an arbitrary axis.


New Twist Entity

Twist a solid object along and around the length of a designated axis.

New NURBS Support

Guidelines for lofts can now be post-updated to modify the resulting loft. Now true NURB surfaces can be generated and edited in three axes.


Improved ACIS® Object Handling and Clean-up

The Remove Open Gap functionality of the Extract Entity tool has been extended with a New Remove All Open Gaps option.


New Unbend Options

New Get Bend Angles option to extract or insert bend angles as text when using the Unbend Sheet tool. New Unbend Along an Edge lets you selectively unbend elements of a sheet body along specified edges.

Improved Warp Entity by Law

Warping a 3D solid based on a mathematical formula can now be done with or without the Part Tree. This enables post-editing of -the warp parameters.

 Improved Warp Entity by Law
Improved SMESH Tools 

New & Improved SMESH Tools (Sub-D Modeling)

New Combine and join adjacent coplanar faces; merge SMESHs; add or delete facets from a SMESH; create a volumetric object from a planar SMESH. Improvements to node selection which can be limited to ignore all but the closest nodes, and faces can now be split by a selected line.


New Copying of Architectural Objects

Use the copy and array tools to insert a set of windows or doors into a wall for greater productivity.

New Fit to Scale for Door and Window Custom Blocks

Automatic fit to wall width scaling of custom door and window blocks inserted into walls.

Improved House Builder Wizard

Create rooms on multiple workplanes for quick design of multi-story houses.


New Stairs by Linework

Create complex and advanced stairways via a set of 2D linework.


New Roof Slab Openings

Insert openings into roof slab for fast placement of vents and skylights.
 New Roof Slab Openings


Volumetric Effect 

New Redsdk 4.2 Engine Migration

Improved photorealistic rendering with new shaders, more realistic materials, new expanded parameters to control anti-ailiasing, caustics for sun lighting, physical sky lighting, and volumetric effects.

New UV Mapping of SMESH Objects

UV mapping has been expanded to support SMESH objects
 New UV Mapping of SMESH Objects


Improved AutoCAD® (DXF, DWG, and DWF) File Compatibility

Implementation of the latest Teigha engine.

Improved 3D PDF (including .U3D and .PRC) Export

Support for export of multi-material objects.

Improved SketchUp (SKP) File Support*

Import geometry, views, materials, and components from SketchUp files created in SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Mark versions 3.0 to 2017.
* Please note – Trimble no longer offers the 32-bit version of their software development kit, therefore TurboCAD 2017 32-bit has no SKP filter.

New Google Earth (KML and KMZ) File Support

Import KML and KMZ files into TurboCAD to view your designs in Google Earth independent of the web.

Improved Point Cloud (PCD, PCG, XYZ, ASC) File Support

Improved triangulation tool allows users to adjust the default parameter settings, offers an improved algorithm for facet normal determination, and a new smoothing option. Colored point clouds are also now supported.

New Mobile App Support

Import and View TurboApp (TAP) files from one of our apps for mobile devices--TurboViewer, TurboReview, TurboSite, or DroneScout.


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.

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), Vista (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.


Your experience with 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:


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