Premium 2D/3D CAD, plus Symbols
TurboCAD 2019 Platinum Bundle is an exceptional value! It includes our top-of-the-line, professional 2D/3D CAD application. Additionally millions of CAD symbols and a full compliment of training to help you master drafting, modeling and rendering in TurboCAD 2019 Platinum.
TurboCAD 2019 Platinum Bundle 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 2019 Platinum.
New TurboCAD 2019 Platinum 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.
Speed design and improve productivity with CADsymbols®, the most extensive collection of standard parts and symbols available. It contains over 30 million symbol drawings and models in 2D/3D view and freely revolving 3D models. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to directly download complex symbols into their drawings instead of create them from scratch.
Customize Ribbon Configuration:Users now have the ability to fully customize the Ribbon Interface. You can now Add and Rename Tools, Groups and Tabs. In addition, Tabs may be hidden or renamed, and manually created XML Config files can be directly imported into TurboCAD. UI Themes are also fully supported in the Ribbon.
4K Monitor Support:
With new, scalable vector icons, TurboCAD is now fully optimized for 4K monitors. Through dynamic sliders, toolbar icons, the User Interface and other icons in other part of the UI can be resized to optimize readability on higher resolution displays.
A new checkbox added like "Don't show this message again" in the dialog "Confirm Replace". If the user ticks the checkbox the program will remember the last selected option and will not be shown the dialog again. This dialogue can be enabled again through Warning Dialogs in the Options menu.
Select By Similar
A powerful new tool that allows you to select any 2D or 3D object type or a Block and then find all occurrences of that in the drawing. Very detailed selections can be made that include parameters such as pen color and style, brush color and style, layer, even the selected object’s coordinate system. A great tool to use in conjunction with making further global changes to that selected object.
2019.1 Note: Shape filter has been added in Select by Similar option.
PDF Insert/Underlay:The PDF Underlay tool allows you to insert a page of a PDF file into your drawing to use as a 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.
Highlight End Points:A new local menu item “Highlight end points” (On/Off) has been added to “Edit” tool. The item is enabled if the selected graphic is non-closed and if vertex count > 2. If “Highlight end points” option is ‘on’, then endpoints are marked in red.
Angular Dimension Tool Improvement:The Angular Dimension tool has been improved with a Local Menu option that is enabled when the Angular Dimension tool is selected. This new option allows the user to define an obtuse or acute angle dimension based upon the user selecting a vertex point on a 2D object and then defining 2 additional points which define the angle.
Improve Inspector bar functionality:Added the ability for users to use not only Text/Numeric fields and button controls, but “combo box” controls as well. This functionality allows users to reduce using the Tool's Local menu and reduce Inspector bar size.
Construct SimilarThe “Construct Similar” tool takes properties from one object and applies them onto active tool. You can set an object's properties before it is created in one click. Analogous to the ‘Format Painter’ tool found in MS Office applications. The tool is found on the main toolbar of the program.
Pick Point Hatch Improvement:This Hatching tool now works with gaps in 2D objects. For example, trying to fill an area bounded by a Polyline, when there are gaps in the Polyline. Improvements to pick-point also apply to ADT objects (Walls, Doors and Windows), allowing to similarly fill in gaps between these objects.
ACIS® Faceter - Surface Tolerance:The Surface Tolerance represents the maximum distance between a facet and the true surface definition. By default, this value is a predefined fraction of the body diagonal. However, using the Expert Faceter Parameters, you can override the default behavior and precisely control the deviation between the facet and true surface. For example, by specifying a value of 0.05, facets will deviate no further than 0.05 inches/mm from the true surface.
Fillet Edges (blend) tool improvements:Three Blend Types added:
1) Curvature continuous blending to create the explicit blends. The blend surface will be curvature-continuous with both faces.
2). Fixed width blend Creates a blend with a fixed width between the two spring curves of the blend.
3) Three-face blends, for a variable radius three face blend. The blend surface will be tangent to all three support faces.
Array and Copy tool Improvements, performance enhancements for ADT Objects.Architectural Desktop (ADT) objects can now be completely and accurately used with Copy and Linear Array copy tools. For example, the Array Fit Linear now takes into account all of the properties of the ADT object being copied, including Work Plane, Layer, Materials, etc. Previously, this tool could create only one roof object. Now, multiple objects may be created.
BIM Tool Improvement - BIM palette for show/edit BIM dataData collection of IFC files has been improved, the BIM Palette now shows the BIM file structure, and the BIM tool and BIM Palette’s UI’s have now been more tightly integrated, making these architectural modeling parts of TurboCAD easier to use.
RENDERING & VISUALIZATION
Lightworks 9.3LightWorks 9.3 has been incorporated in TC 2019:
New Sun and Sky ShaderNew properties "sun dir by geo-location" and "dir by geo-location" added to "Sky" and "Sun" shaders.
RedSDK to LightWorks converter improvements:Older, RedSDK rendered images are now more accurately and completely converted to a LightWorks rendered image with improvements to this tool in TurboCAD 2019.
RedSDK 5.0 (Optional, Plug-in)The final version of RedSDK 4.4 is available. It has been renamed RedSDK 5.0.
DWG/DXF Filter TurboCAD now support AutoCAD 2019 DWG/DXF formats.
FBX Filter:A new file format used for 3D animation software, the FBX® data exchange technology is a 3D asset exchange format that facilitates higher-fidelity data exchange between 3DS Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox and other proprietary and third-party software. Note: TurboCAD now supports material and textures import/export for FBX filter.
STL Filter - 3D Print Check:A new 3D Print Check option has been added when exporting an STL file. This tool checks a part for the following common topological errors. The tool also displays geometry information such as extents, number of facets/vertices, area, and volume. When saving an STL file, the user is given the option of performing a print check on the 3D model.
SAT/SAB/IGES/STEP - Support for interop Face Color:When reading ACIS objects (SAT/IGES/STEP/SAB import), if ACIS object has colored faces, then the appropriate material is assigned to these faces.
SAT Filter - Support for Curves::Updated the existing ACIS SAT file import/export to support curves such as lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, and splines. Previously in TurboCAD, ACIS file formats (SAT and SAB), only 3D objects are supported, along with their colors. However, this support for 2D entities allows the user to import the entire ACIS drawing. Geometry and Color are both supported for 2D entities.
SAB Filter::The Standard ACIS Binary (SAB) format is used by the ACIS modeling kernel from Spatial to share CAD data. Both SAB and SAT files contain geometry, topology, color, and limited attributes. Dimensions, annotations, groups, blocks, mesh, textures, and layers are not supported in these formats.
Powerful UI & PerformanceIf you’re new to TurboCAD 2019 Platinum, 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.
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.
ACIS® Solid Modeling / Advanced Mechanical DesignTurboCAD 2019 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.
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.
Photorealistic Rendering & Visualization
TurboCAD 2019 Platinum 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.
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.
Interoperability / File SupportTurboCAD® makes it easy to maintain your intellectual property investment and share your work. TurboCAD 2019 Platinum 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 2018 including AutoCAD® Architecture extensions), .SKP (SketchUp™, to version 2018), .3DM (Rhinoceros®), .3DS (Autodesk® 3ds Max®), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE – export); and many more.
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.
Programmable (SDK & Ruby Scripting)Extend the functionality of TurboCAD 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.
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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This incredible library contains 2D symbols and freely revolving 3D models for architectural, mechanical, electronic, and electrical drafting and design. Both metric and imperial measurements are supported. It’s perfect for professionals creating detailed designs who want to directly download complex symbols into their drawing instead or create them from scratch.
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.
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