TurboCAD Mac Pro V8

TurboCAD Mac Pro V8


Professional 2D/3D Drafting, Modelling & Rendering

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TurboCAD® Mac Pro offers the ultimate in design , productivity and ease of use. Access powerful 2D drafting, 3D surface and ACIS® solid modelling tools, plus over 38,000 symbols and parts, and 1000 editable floor plans to design anything.


TurboCAD® Mac Pro delivers unparalleled value and productivity in a professional 2D/3D CAD package. Fully integrated 2D drafting tools, 3D surface and ACIS® solid modelling tools, assembly tools, advanced architectural tools, and powerful LightWorks photorealistic rendering are accompanied by thousands of symbols, materials, decals, and pre-drawn floorplans. Customisable toolbars, set-up wizard, and context sensitive help enhance usability, while the block manager and the ability to quickly organise layers and layer sets optimise drawing management. Plus, complete printing and publishing tools as well as extensive file support including new AutoCAD 2013 .DWG meet the needs of professional architects, engineers, illustrators, designers, and more.

New Features Back to the top

New ACIS R24
The powerful ACIS 3D solid modelling engine and file filters in TurboCAD Mac Pro have been upgraded to R24. The version fully supports 64 bit DLLs for better performance. This update also enhances several of the 3D solid modelling features based on this engine as well as the core translators for improved interoperability when file sharing.

New Quad Mesh Tools
A new tool palette has been added to TurboCAD Mac Pro v8 with an entirely new set of tools for creating quad mesh primitives, extrusions, coverts, lathes, and meshes by points.

New Subdivision Modelling Tools
With a few clicks, the new subdivided mesh tool will smooth a quad mesh. Use in conjunction with the gripper tool for direct manipulation allowing you to easily create more organic shapes.

Improved Associative Mesh Booleans
Boolean functions performed on Mesh objects are now recorded and accessible via the part tree.

Improved 3D Linear Duplicate
The Linear Duplicate tool creates copies of an object based on specifying rows, columns, and spacings..

Improved 3D Polar Array
For more challenging design tasks, the Linear Duplicate tool can be used to create patterns of 2D or 3D objects in relation to a primary point or object. Apply elevation offsets to quickly create a more complex design, like a spiral staircase.

Improved Deep Select
This improvement allows you to independently select and modify elements within a group.

New Woodworking Joint Tools
TurboCAD Mac Pro makes it easier to visualise your next woodworking project with a suite of new woodworking joint tools. Now create these joints with just a few clicks:

  • Rabbet Joints
  • Dado Joints
  • Miter Joints
  • Dovetail Joints
  • Tongue and Groove Joints

New Special Lighting Effects
We’ve added support for Special Lighting Effects including Lens Flares and Global Illumination.

New HDRI Support
TurboCAD Mac Pro 8 now supports High Dynamic-Range Images (HDRI). This significantly improves the lighting of photo rendered images with the click of a button.

Improved Render to File
We’ve boosted the rendering size in TurboCAD Mac Pro 8 so now you can export poster size images!

Improved Photorealistic Rendering
Added secondary file recognition for advanced photo render dialog box.

Improved QuickTime Recording
Record Screen now includes audio capture for creating user videos and tutorials.

64-Bit Compatible
TurboCAD Mac 8 is now fully 64-bit compatible, so you can load, process, and render much larger parts and models, as previously you were limited to around 2.3 GB of model data in virtual memory. The result is smoother workflow, faster drawing display and manipulation, and the ability to work with parts and models of nearly any size.

Enhanced Printing
TurboCAD Mac Pro 8 greatly increases your ability to print much larger, more data intensive files.

Improved Deep Select
This improvement allows you to independently select and modify elements within a group.

New Cut List BOMs
Now you can assign Cut List Properties (Description, QTY, Length, Width and Thickness) to a BOM. The new Cut List Properties template as been added to the predefined BOM data set tables. Objects assigned this set of attributes will display them when the BOM is placed into the drawing or model sheet.

Customisable Grids
You now have an option to display the workplane grid as a polar or ISO grid. You can also change the grid orientation by any angle. Use the new Grid Properties dialog box under the Workplane menu to explore the different options.

Improved Space Mouse Support
Updated support for a SpaceMouse using the latest drivers.

Improved Keyboard Shortcuts
You can now use shortcuts keys within the Concept Explorer, to set the gripper location, and for toggling mesh controls.

Stability Enhancements
TurboCAD Mac Pro v8 now uses Cocoa Compiled Code and CoreGraphics. This major code rewrite replaces the old Carbon framework, phased out by Apple, resulting in a more stable application.

DWG/DXF Read/Write filters
Files filters have been updated to support import and export of the latest AutoCAD 2013/2014 file formats.

Improved STL filter
Better support of collapsed facets for more reliable output to 3D printers.

Key Features Back to the top

Powerful Photorealistic & Sketch Rendering- Demonstrate unrivalled professionalism of both design and presentation of ideas using the specialist Photorealistic Rendering Engine’. This incredible technology allows you to create photo realistic renderings for true-to-life presentations. Designs can be effectively embellished with lighting, shadowing, reflectance, roughness and environmental effects. All this allows for a high quality, professional, competitive interpretation of your design efforts.

Sketch rendering options are available for enhanced interpretation of both stills and animations to give an artistic hand-drawn effect. Sketch rendering is a valuable tool for showcasing the conceptual design stage, as it effectively avoids the feeling of a completed design. It also allows you to demonstrate a more emotional appeal within your designs that is not possible from a photorealistic interpretation.

Sketch styles available: Cartoon, Colour Wash, Contour, Hand Drawn, Hatch, Ink Print, Line & Colour Fill, Line & Shadow, Mosaic, Oil Painting, Rough Pencil, Soft Pencil and Stipple.

ACIS® Solid Modelling– These modelling tools provide the facility to create realistic, complex 3D objects to enhance design representation. 3D primitives available to choose from include: Boxes, Spheres, Cones, Torus, Prisms and Pyramids, among many more.

ACIS® Solid Modelling allows you access to 3D utilities including: Trim, Add, Subtract, Union, Split, Stitch & thicken. In addition solid feature tools are also accessible including: Blend, 3D Fillet & Chamber, Shelling, Bend, Hole & Boss.

Some examples of the ACIS tools include:

  • Bend Solid: bends a solid about an axis through a given radius.
  • Trim Solid: trims a solid with a curve, surface or solid. The trim tool is useful for removing material from a base solid.
  • Skinned Solids: creates a solid from a collection of closed profiles. Allows creation of skin solids using profiles composed of individual curves (such as circles or ellipses) or grouped curves. A profile of individual curves does not have to be grouped for use with this tool.
  • Polygon from Curve Tool: draws a polygon with the number of sides determined by chosen points.

Advanced Editing– Advanced editing tools enable greater flexibility and component manipulation, without the need for a complex and time consuming part tree history to be maintained.

1,000 Floor Plans – Flexibility to start your own floor plan from scratch, or simply choose from one of the many pre-designed floor plans available; all of which can be customised to make each one unique to your specification.

Complete Set of 2D Tools – Unlimited deign capabilities available with use of a complete set of 2D tools. Choose from a number of 2D drafting tools including line, arch, curve, ellipse, and spline tools. Access text and dimensioning tools and 2D modifier tools like fillet & chamfer tools as well as 2D Transformation tools for easy editing.

2D tools include:

  • Polygon from Curves Tool: draws a polygon with the number of sides determined by chosen points.
  • Connect Curve Tool: Join Option - The Join Curve option replaces the two curves you select with a new spline curve. This tool will also join two polylines .
  • Sketch Spline Tool: samples points as the cursor moves and creates a smooth spline through the sampled data. Once selected this tool has two options, the Sketch Spline tool and Sketch on a Surface tool.
  • Fair Spline Tool: The Fair Spline command provides a tool to globally smooth a curve. Fairing a spline optimally moves control vertices to locations that minimize large curvature variations.

Architectural Design Tools –

  • Smart Walls: TurboCAD Mac’s self-healing walls automatically join, intersect, intelligently to speed design. Additional Walls options include auto-dimensioning (applied as they are drawn), auto trim of wall vertices, and assignment of hatch patterns and colours.
  • Parametric Doors & Windows: Choose from 3 door styles (Single, Single Standard, or Double) and 3 window styles (Overlapping Sill, Standard Sill and Tight Sill) to drag-and-drop into a wall, and TurboCAD Mac will automatically create an opening in the wall. In addition, users can offset the door or window a prescribed distance from the end of the wall for rapid and precise placement.

Incredible File Interoperability- TurboCAD’s outstanding file compatibility with dozens of industry file formats makes this programs invaluable to its users. Open and save in the latest .DWG and DXF file formats – 2010/2011. Supports many of the latest industry file formats including AutoCAD.

Export technical drawings from TurboCAD into desktop publishing formats, perfect for use in brochures and all other marketing materials.

You can also use TurboCAD’s powerful batch conversion tool to batch convert a collection of drawings to other file formats.

Over 11,000 2D/3D Symbols and Parts - Choose from thousands of parts and symbols to effortlessly add to your design including electrical, mechanical, bathroom, kitchen, construction, LAN, CMOS, doors, windows, counters, fasteners, HVAC and more. Use the symbols browser to quickly locate just what you need, enhanced to now display symbol filenames.

Printing, Publishing & PDF - Use the page layouts to publish your design up to 4 different angles on a single page. New shaded view options for Page Layouts offer greater control of how the printed document will look. Users can also save designs as single or multi-page PDF’s in standard or custom sizes for sending via e – mail.

Verify your Designs - A set of sophisticated surface analysis tools will help maintain proper design integrity by providing critical information about your designs such as evaluating the smoothness of one or more surfaces, useful for identifying surface irregularities. Then choose from any of four curvature plot styles Gaussian, Mean, Min Radius and Max Raduis.

System Requirements Back to the top
Version 8
Platform Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Macintosh® OS X  10.8.x (Mountain Lion), 10.9.x (Mavericks) and 10.10.x (Yosemite) , Intel® Mac®, 4 GB of hard disk space, 1 GB RAM or greater, Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended).

TurboCAD Mac v8 supports Apple’s 64 bit architecture. To find out if your Mac uses the 64 bit kernel and can support the 64 bit version of TurboCAD Mac please visit the following link: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3770

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