Powerful new CAD software delivers unparalleled, cost effective precision design

Create professional architectural and mechanical designs with TurboCAD 17 Deluxe from Avanquest Software

News release
12th July 2010


Avanquest Software Publishing has launched the latest version of its powerful, cost effective and highly successful CAD software TurboCAD® 17 Deluxe. Developed by IMSI/Design, the global leader in retail CAD, TurboCAD is a precision drafting, detailing and 2D & 3D CAD modelling software package. The program contains all the necessary tools for creating presentation ready home plans, technical drawings, mechanical designs and illustrations to exact specification.


With no prior CAD experience necessary, users can use the software to complete 2D home projects before converting their designs into 3D images. Once in 3D mode, colours, brush styles and lighting effects can be added to create stunning visual presentations. The program is also ideal for users planning home improvements as they can create life-like visualisations of their projects and view them through perspective and orthographic camera angles. Graphic designers, architects, hobbyists, engineers and builders will also all benefit from the software’s affordability, extensive feature set and vast file compatibility.


TurboCAD® 17 Deluxe includes beginner, intermediate and advanced menu settings in a familiar Windows style interface to help users get results fast. It also includes a CAD Fundamentals 2D CAD set of video tutorials worth £39, allowing entry level users to get up to speed with how to use the program quickly. This latest instalment also features new layer filters that are DWG compatible, helping users manage large and complex drawings with ease. A new section detail tool also allows closed 2D entities (circles, polygons and polylines) to act as a cutting contour with other intersecting 2D objects.


New and improved features of TurboCAD®17 Deluxe include:

  • New Layer Filters - Making it simple to organise layers by a defined set of parameters.
  • Improved Layer Management - The Design Director simplifies layer management with the addition of Line Style, Pen Width and Print Style parameters.
  • Improved Block and Groups - In-place editing of blocks and groups means users can now edit and customise individual blocks.
  • Improved MultiText - It is now much easier to get into edit mode as editing is turned on when either the MultiText or Text tools are enabled.


3D mouse support means images can be rotated without using the keyboard, making for more efficient drawing and viewing of 3D objects. A large selection of line, arc, curve and spline tools mean that no matter the situation, users have access to the right tools for the job. Precise placement and editing is easier with vertical alignment features including Sill Height for windows and Threshold Height for doors. A set of eco-friendly details can be added to reflect the need for energy efficient and environmentally friendly lights, doors and windows.


Notes to Editor:

Sales information for TurboCAD 17 Deluxe:
RRP: £79.99
Available from: Avanquest Software www.avanquest.co.uk/shop, Amazon and PC World
Published by: Avanquest Software Publishing
For corporate sales and resellers please contact Avanquest Software Publishing on: 01480 359406


System Requirements:

Minimum: Pentium IV Processor, Microsoft ® Vista, Windows 7,300 MB of free hard disk space depending on accessory applications installed, 64 MB of swap space, Super VGA (1024x768) display, High Colour (16 bit) graphics card, DVD-Rom drive, Adobe Reader v6 or higher. Recommended v7 or higher. Recommended: 2GHz Processor, 2 GB RAM, 3D Graphics accelerator card, wheel mouse, internet connection, Microsoft ® Internet Explorer™ required for Internet registration, Macromedia ® Flash™ plug-in required for on-line tutorials.


About Avanquest Software
Avanquest Software is one of the world’s leading software developers and publishers, with operations in Europe, North America and China, and marketing its software titles through Retail, Corporate, OEM and Direct-to-Consumer channels. The company is committed to innovation in the design, development and publishing of world-class, easy-to-use and affordable software. Avanquest Software is listed on Euronext (ISIN FR0004026714) since December 1996. Additional information is available at http://www.avanquest.com or http://about.avanquest.com.


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