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TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017 Upgrade from Pro / Platinum v21-19 is the upgrade path for owners of TurboCAD Pro Platinum versions 21, 20, or 19 or TurboCAD Pro v21, 20, or 19. Owners of TurboCAD prior to v19 can save by purchasing a TurboCAD annual subscription. Contact a TurboCAD sales representative for further assistance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Powerful UI & PerformanceIf 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 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 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 & VisualizationTurboCAD 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
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 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
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 Intelligent File SendE-pack now includes an option to send your packaged data via email.
New Image Management PaletteSimple drag-and-drop insertion, control of image parameters, and embedding.
New Table Editing / Attachable DataBuild tables by making (non-OLE) connections to .CSV and Excel files. Simply edit table layout, format, and content, now similar to Microsoft Word.
New TimestampFor 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 BlocksDisplay 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.
Improved Intelligent ScalingCreate hatches, text, and dimensions that automatically scale to the current zoom level of the view.
New Center Line and Center MarkCreate associative center lines and center marks.
New Relative Angle FieldDraw consecutive segments by specifying the angle relative to the preceding segment.
Improved Multi-Text EditorNew text editor interface with new formatting features and new options including numbered lists, bulleted lists, and multi-column support.
New Scale by Two PointsScale a set of objects to a specific size by using two reference points.
New Bend by SketchBend single or multiple flanges off of a sheet body using a 2D polyline as the profile.
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 EditorImport and export Laws (Curve from Law; Surface with Laws; Offset with Law; Warp Entity by Law) from text files.
New Stretch EntityStretch any ACIS solid along an arbitrary axis.
New Twist EntityTwist a solid object along and around the length of a designated axis.
New NURBS SupportGuidelines 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-upThe 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 LawWarping 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.
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 ObjectsUse 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 BlocksAutomatic fit to wall width scaling of custom door and window blocks inserted into walls.
Improved House Builder WizardCreate rooms on multiple workplanes for quick design of multi-story houses.
New Stairs by LineworkCreate complex and advanced stairways via a set of 2D linework.
New Roof Slab OpeningsInsert openings into roof slab for fast placement of vents and skylights.
New Redsdk 4.2 Engine MigrationImproved photorealistic rendering with new shaders, more realistic materials, new expanded parameters to control anti-ailiasing, caustics for sun lighting, physical sky lighting, geo-located sun positioning, and volumetric effects.
New UV Mapping of SMESH ObjectsUV mapping has been expanded to support SMESH objects
Improved AutoCAD® (DXF, DWG, and DWF) File CompatibilityImplementation of the latest Teigha engine.
Improved 3D PDF (including .U3D and .PRC) ExportSupport 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 SupportImport 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 SupportImproved 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 SupportImport 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.
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) - 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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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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