TurboCAD 20 Professional
High-performance CAD software that offers comprehensive, professional architectural and mechanical CAD features for for drafting, detailing, and modelling.
TurboCAD Professional is a premium, professional CAD package. It includes all the speed and technology of TurboCAD Pro for 2D/3D drafting, detailing, modelling, rendering, and extensive file sharing. Plus get advanced tools for greater control and flexibility with architectural design.
- 64-bit Version
- GPU-Accelerated Drawing Engine
- New AutoCAD 2D workalike mode
- Progressive, Ray-traced Rendering
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TurboCAD Pro delivers affordable, professional CAD software for design, drafting, and detailing. Parametric constraints, 3D surface and ACIS® solid modelling, LightWorks™ photorealistic rendering, architectural tools, and extensive file support appeal to professionals across disciplines. Plus, TurboCAD Pro is now fully 64-bit compatible to utilise expanded computer memory.
New Redsdk v3 Rendering Engine
The RedSDK engine, which takes advantage of GPU-based graphics cards for faster design navigation, has been upgraded to new v3.
- 10 times faster rendering speed when moving objects
- New “Show object while dragging” in RedSDK Draft and Hidden Line mode
- Smoother “Show object while dragging” in RedSDK Wireframe mode
- Rapid Update after object rotation and move
- Faster Undo/Redo after object rotation and move
- Manipulate "heavy" bodies in real-time in all RedSDK modes (wireframe, hidden line, draft)
New 3D .PDF filter
Export 3D models to .PDF. The 3D object can then be interactively visualized by Acrobat Reader (since version 7).
Improved AutoCAD 2013 (DWG) filter
Updated file filter offers a range of continued enhancements for working with the latest AutoCAD® and AutoCAD LT 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 files to maximize your workflow.
New/Improved Collada (DAE) filter
An entirely revamped Collada filter with greater export and import accuracy and performance. This interchange file format offers many uses, including the ability to drag and drop a COLLADA file on top of the virtual Earth in Google® Earth.
ADVANCED MECHANICAL DESIGN & 3D MODELING
New Gear Contour Tool
TurboCAD Pro takes its new Stellated Polygon Tool one step further with the new Gear Contour Tool. This tool quickly creates gear shaped objects and aligns gear objects. Adjustment properties include:
- Teeth number
- Diameter pitch
- Pressure Angle
- Angle of rotation
- Hole Diameter
- Thickness (when working with ACIS 3D gear objects)
Updated ACIS 3D Modeling Engine
R23 update continues to advance performance and flexibility in TurboCAD 20.
New Selector Option for 3D Booleans
For added flexibility, use one of the new super selector modes (Rectangular, Window Polygon, Crossing Polygon or Fence) to easily select multiple objects for 3D Boolean operations (3D add, 3D Subtract, and 3D Slice).
MORE POWERFUL DRAFTING & DETAILING
New Protractor Tool
TurboCAD now allows you to place a virtual protractor on your drawing to more easily create construction lines in 2D and 3D. The Protractor Tool is able to work in many modes simultaneously with a powerful dynamic display.
New Stellated Polygon Tool
Create star-shaped polygon objects in two clicks! Just as quickly adjust properties including:
- Teeth Number
- Stellated as wave (for rounded stellated polygons)
- Radius external
- Radius internal
- Radius fillet external (works when stellated as wave option is ON)
- Radius fillet internal
- Angle of rotation
- Hole diameter
- Thickness (when working with ACIS 3D stellated polygons)
Improved Associative Viewport Dimensions - Add dimensions to an object through a viewport in paperspace and the dimensions will update if the model changes.
New Drafting Object Reference Point - Manually redefine the reference points of drafting objects so you can adapt to changes in the model.
New Dimension Function - Linear and angular dimension tools now allow users to specify a fixed length for line extensions and the value for that length.
New AutoCAD LT work-a-like mode
Now TurboCAD Pro users can easily switch between a tradition TurboCAD UI and the more modern TurboCAD LTE UI, which allows users familiar with AutoCAD LT to work in a similar environment including dynamic input and a command line.
New Print Window
Enter coordinate values, or use a new pointing device to specify opposite corners of an area you wish to print. It’s a simply way to quickly print just the part of a design you wan to print.
New Super Selector Modes
The drag mode selector has been greatly enhanced with 3 new drag modes, and one new menu item that encapsulates the old selector modes offering more precise control over object selection for faster, easier modification of your drawing.
- New Rectangle Selector Mode is a bidirectional selector. It replaces the drag modes previously know as “Window Rectangular Mode” and “Crossing Rectangular Mode”.
- New Window Polygon Selector Mode only selects objects which are completely inside a closed polygon. Objects outside or partially outside the polygon will not be selected.
- New Crossing Polygon Selector Mode allows you to select those objects which are crossing or completely within a closed polygon.
- New Fence Selector Mode selects only those objects which are touched by the open polygon or “fence” created while in this mode.
New Previous Selection Function
This function was added to the selector dragger allowing users to quickly jump back to the last selection with which there was a modification, and restore the selection.
TurboCAD Pro is delivered in a 64-bit version to load, process, and render files of nearly any size. (32-bit version is also delivered if required by your hardware.) The Turbocharged drawing engine takes advantage of GPU-based graphics cards for smooth zooming, panning, rotating, and moving as you design. And multi-threading takes advantage of multi core processors for lightning fast calculations.
Fast Drafting & Detailing
TurboCAD Pro is rich in fundamental drawing tools and drawing aids that speed design. Quickly and easily create views and viewports of any size and shape. Access extensive paper space and printing capabilities, a multi-select drawing tool, marker and schedule tools, leaders, multi-leaders, dimension tools, and symbols content.
Extraordinary Drafting Palette
Create associative 2D sections based on standard views or sectional planes of 3D surface or ACIS® solid models, including XREFs, and more! With more than 15 file formats for 3D models supported that may be opened directly, imported, or included via Xref that the Drafting Palette will recognize, TurboCAD Pro is a fabulous companion product.
TurboCAD Pro 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. TurboCAD Pro architectural tools include Wall, Window, Door, Roof, Stair, Marker, Schedule, and Terrains, with many more in TurboCAD Pro Platinum. And all the architectural objects have both 2D and 3D representations, so that elevations, floor plans, and ISO views are easier to document.
Mechanical Tools & 3D Modeling
TurboCAD Pro includes a complete set of 3D drawing and editing tools, surface modeling tools, and powerful ACIS® solid modeling tools, making it ideal for both single part and small assembly mechanical designs.
- 3D drawing primitives - Box, Rotated Box, Sphere, Hemisphere, Cylinder, Torus, Wedge, Cone, Polygonal, Prism
- 3D Editing and Modification Tools - Sweep, Extrude, Revolve, Loft Facet, Edit Booleans, Quick Pull
- Assembly Tools - Axis, Facet, 3-Points, Tangents, Edge & Point
- Specialized Mechanical Object Tools - Thread, Pipe, Bolt
- More available with TurboCAD Pro Platinum.
Powerful Parametric Constraints
Often referred to as variational sketching, the D-Cubed™ 2D DCM constraint manager from Siemens Industry Software Limited gives you greater control and productivity. By setting up constraints, you get more done, create part families faster, incorporate red-line changes more quickly, and have the flexibility to evaluate different designs with ease. Access a host of geometric and dimensional constraints in TurboCAD Pro, as well as mid-point and pattern constraints with TurboCAD Pro Platinum.
TurboCAD Pro includes tools necessary to rapidly annotate your designs. The Drafting Palette accelerates creating Views, Sections, Elevations, Floorplans, and Detail Views in numerous display styles. A full range of Dimension types that are style driven are available as well as Tables, Text, and Multi-Text tools as expected. Plus, dimension scaling in Viewports within a paper space is automatic.
TurboCAD Pro comes complete with a number of sample symbols as well as a much larger collection of parametric parts. This program also includes several special parametric symbols used in certain types of annotation that help in communicating with manufacturers.
Parametric Parts Manager
Create and consume parts that remain parametrically controlled even after insertion into your drawing. There is also a method to draw variably constrained parts and convert them to parametric parts using a wizard. Because the parts can be saved individually, like a symbol, libraries of .PPM objects can be created, shared, and reused from project to project.
Easy Design Director
The Design Director palette streamlines work and enhances productivity with advanced controls for Layers, Layer Filters, creating Layer Sets, setting and saving Work Planes, controlling Named Views, and more.
Rendering & Visualization
TurboCAD Pro provides several render modes in which to work, or present your designs. The Redway3D® drawing engine utilizes the power of supported on-board GPU or graphics boards for faster panning, zooming, and orbiting, while the Lightworks v8.3 rendering engine allows you to create stunning photorealistic and artistic presentations of your designs.
Lighting & Materials
A new material editor along with a complete library of materials is included with TurboCAD Pro. Define physically accurate materials, including reflective surfaces with ray tracing and radiosity. There is also robust support for lighting and luminance.
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.
Software Developers' Kit (SDK)
TurboCAD Pro lets you extend the functionality of the application with the ability to 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.
TurboCAD makes it easy to maintain your intellectual property investment and share your work. New TurboCAD Pro 20 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 2013 including AutoCAD® Architecture extensions), .SKP (Google™ SketchUp™, to version 8), .3DM (Rhinoceros®), .3DS (Autodesk® 3ds Max®), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE – export); and many more.
|Platform||Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 8|
64-bit System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) - 2 GB RAM.
32-bit System Requirements:
Microsoft ® Windows 8*, Windows 7, Windows Vista**, Windows XP** - 1GB RAM.
*TurboCAD 20 is designed for desktops or laptops that meet the indicated system requirements. Windows RT technology for use on tablets is not supported.
** 32-bit version of TurboCAD 20 Pro will run on XP and Vista platforms; however, these platforms are no longer being officially supported.
Your experience with TurboCAD 20 Pro will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, 4+ GB RAM, and larger display resolution and graphics support.
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.
- NVIDIA® Quadro FX 1000 & up
- NVIDIA GeForce FX & up
- NVIDIA GeForce 6, 7, 8 & up
- AMD RadeonHD 2000, 3000, 4000 & up
- AMD-ATI Radeon 9500 & up
- AMD-ATI Radeon X, HD 2000, 3000, 4000 & up
- AMD-ATI FireGL X
- AMD-ATI FireGL V 3000 & up
- Intel® HD Graphics Family & up
- Intel Integrated graphics series: GMA 3000 & GMA X3000.
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