TurboCAD Designer 2021 is the best precision design solution on the market for new CAD users. It’s easy to learn and use with quick access to hundreds of 2D drawing, modifying, and dimensioning tools that are perfect for designing floor plans, technical illustrations, flow charts and more.
You can even share your work in over 20 industry standard CAD & graphic file formats including the latest AutoCAD®2021 DWG/DXF formats. A lot of new and improved features have been added in 2021.
A Complete Set of 2D Drafting and Detailing Tools
TurboCAD Designer employs a large selection of line, arc, curve, and spline tools, so that you’ve always got the right tool for the job. When used with TurboCAD’s snaps, modification tools, and drawing aids you will be able to quickly draft and document your designs with no restrictions.
Arcs, Bezier Curve, Circles, Ellipses, Construction, Lines, Double Lines, Irregular, Polygon, Lines, Multi-Lines, Parallel Lines, Perpendicular Lines, Points, Polygon, Polyline
Point Marker Tool
Insert Picture, Text, Object, Brush Style
Transform: Move, Rotate, Scale
2 Types of Spline Curves
Array Copy for Drafting Repeating Objects
Boolean Add, Subtract, Intersect
Multiple Object Trim and Extend
Stretch, Split, Trim, Meet Two Lines, Break, Extend
2D Measurements - Angle, Area, Coordinates, Distance
Dimensioning and Text are vital to any CAD Drawing. TurboCAD Designer includes:
Smart, Quick and Baseline which allow you to dimension automatically.
Associative Dimensions - freely move, rotate, or resize the associated objects and the dimension will retain its position relative to the objects, and the dimension text will change automatically to reflect changes.
Precise Dimensioning up to 10 decimal points.
Formats include: Architectural, Fractional, Engineering, Decimal, and Surveyor.
Multi-Text formatting and scaling options
Linear and angular dimension tools now allow users to specify a fixed length for line extensions and the value for that length.
The ability to globally define dimensions at the drawing level
Pick Point & Path Hatching, Bitmap Fills, and Transparency
TurboCAD allows for hatch patterns and gradients to be layered with transparency. Custom bitmaps, such as your company logo, may be used as well. This empowers you to much more clearly and precisely communicate construction or assembly details.
Save time and draw more accurately, more quickly. TurboCAD® provides handles for scaling, but also for rotating and moving objects.
Super Selector Modes
Drag modes offer precise control over object selection for faster, easier modification of your drawing. Also, a previous selection function allows users to quickly jump back to the last selection with which there was a modification, and restore the selection.
Rectangle Selector Mode is a bidirectional selector.
Window Polygon Selector Mode only selects objects inside a closed polygon.
Crossing Polygon Selector Mode selects objects crossing or within a closed polygon.
Fence Selector Mode selects objects touched by an open polygon.
The TurboCAD® context menu (right-click) provides access to recently used tools, recently entered values, and a quick way to change or reset reference points. If a TurboCAD tool is active, the context menu provides a contextual toolbar as well, with additional similar tools and functions.
Save your drawing as PDF documents for easy sharing. Plus, export paper spaces, customize your fonts and define your paper widths and heights.
CAD and Graphics Compatible
Sharing your files with others and among other programs is easy. TurboCAD supports the most current and popular industry-standard file formats including the latest DWG/DXF Read/Write Filters for working with AutoCAD® 2020.
Performance, User Interface & Usability
1. Find Control in Custom Ribbon Page
The Find feature allows users to search or find Command/Group/Pop-ups/Tabs in the Ribbon tree.
2. Interactive Startup Splash Screen
Splash Screen has been added as a Startup Screen when Launching TurboCAD for a better interactive user interface. The interactive screen displays recently created files and ability to open/create new file via Create tab, allows user to learn about TurboCAD basics, including new feature videos, via Learn tab, and get access to the latest information about TurboCAD, via News tab.
3. Resize Previews in Blocks Palette
A new slider has been added to the Blocks Palette which allows the user to resize previews of blocks within the Blocks Palette.
4. Mouse Wheel Support within the Blocks Palette
Using the mouse wheel, the user can now scroll through block previews within the Blocks Palette.
5. Currently Available On
A new feature has been added to the Commands section in the Customize menu, which allows the user to see the position of a particular command available in the menu, UIs and toolbars.
6. Find Block in Blocks Palette
A new search bar has been added to the Blocks Palette which allows user to find a block by its name in the Blocks Palette.
2D Drafting and Editing
1. Leader Dimension Improvements
Leader dimensions in DWG files are now displayed correctly with TC2021.
The Architectural Grid is a new tool that makes it easy to align other architectural objects in the drawing, such as walls and columns. Users can also import rectangular grids from DWG drawings and can change the properties of the grid and bubble representation, via the Selection Info palette.
1. Updated DWG and DXF support
Updated Read and Write support of DWG and DXF files.
|Tools & Features|
UI & PERFORMANCE
|Automatic updating of Xrefs|
|Interactive Startup Splash Screen|
|Mouse wheel support within the Blocks Palette|
|Find position of a Command in the UI|
|Audit System - locate 'bad' or out-of-rage objects based upon user criterion|
|AutoCAD®-like 2D Drafting Interface Options||-||-|
|Command Line with Dynamic Input Cursor||-||-|
|Easy, Handle-Based Editing|
|ePack with New Intelligent File Send||-||-|
|PDF Underlay Tool||-||-|
|Windows 64-bit and 32-bit Compatible Versions|
|Design Director - for object property management||-|
2D DRAFTING & EDITING
|Direct Editing of Blocks in Drawing||-||-|
|2D Drawing, Editing and Modifying|
|Advanced Drawing Tools (Gear, Surface Tolerance, Text along Curve)||-||-||-|
|Drafting and Detailing Palette - create associative sections and cut planes||-||-||-|
|2D Geometric and Dimension Constraints||-||-||-|
|Associative Arrays and Pattern Tools||-||-|
|Auto Tools (for Scaling, Sizing, Positioning, Rotating, and Movement)|
|Bezier and Fair Curves|
|Centerline and Center Mark|
|Hatch Pattern Creator & Gradient Fills||-||-|
|Smart and Quick Dimension Tools|
|Relative Angle Field|
3D DRAWING, MODELING, & EDITING
|3D Solid and Surface mapping tools||-||-||-|
|3D Surface Primitives||-|
|3D Booleans - Add, Subtract, Intersection||-|
|3D Splines and Polylines||-|
|Mirror Copy Tool for 3D Objects||-|
|3D Slice by Facet||-||-||-|
|Advanced Blending Functionality||-||-||-|
|3D Patterns from Compound Profiles||-||-||-|
SOLID MODELING & ADVANCED MECHANICAL DESIGN
|Part Tree/History Tree||-||-||-|
|ACIS® Solid Modeling||-||-||-|
|Law Tools - Curve from Law; Surface with Laws; Offset with Law; Warp Entity by Law||-||-||-|
|Sheet Metal Tools (bend and unbend, flange, gusset and rib)||-||-||-|
|Smooth Surface Meshes (SMesh)||-||-||-|
|Tweak Face and Revolve Face||-||-||-|
|Twisted Extrude, Extrude to Face Tools||-||-||-|
ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & GIS
|House Builder Wizard||-|
|Simple BIM via IFC Support||-||Limited||Import Only|
|Self-Trimming and Self-Aligning Blocks|
|Geolocation of Drawings, Compass Rose||-|
|Schedule Tool and Wizard||-||-|
|Architectural Sections and Elevations (3D-to-2D documentation)||-||-|
|Intelligent (Parametric) Attribute-rich, Architectural Objects||-||Limited||Limited||Full|
|- Walls (Self-Healing; Straight, Curved; Block Insert)|
|- Windows & Doors||-|
|- Slabs (Floor and Roof Slabs, now with openings)||-||-|
|- Compound Wall Definitions / Multi-Component Walls||-||-||-|
|- Muntins - for Windows & Doors||-||-||-|
PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING AND VISUALIZATION
|Visualize Hidden Line Render Mode||-|
|Visualize Rendering and Lighting||-|
|Visualize Import Lightworks and RedSDK materials||-|
|Visualize Ambient Occlusion||-|
|Visualize Support images with alpha transparency||-|
|3D Photorealistic Rendering||-|
|Customizable Luminances and Material Libraries||-|
|Caustics for Sun Lights||-|
|Customizable Environments Library||-|
|Luminance of Objects, Shadow Casting, Anti-aliasing||-|
|OpenGL & Hidden Line Rendering||-|
|Shared Shader Sets - support of legacy drawings||-|
|Volumetric Rendering Effects||-|
|Geo-located Sun & Physical Sky Lighting||-|
|UV Mapping - now includes SMesh Objects||-||-||-|
|Dynamic Cutaway Plane||-||-||-|
PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING AND VISUALIZATION
|Blocks, Block Editor and Xref Support|
|Symbols, Part Library|
|Table Styles with Property Set Definitions||-||-|
|Internal Database and Custom Data; External Database Connectivity||-||-|
|Parametric Parts Editor for 2D and 3D parts creation and management||-||-||-|
|Programmable SDK & Ruby Scripting (Compatible with SketchUp Ruby Scripts)||-||-||-|
|Progress meter for Interop Filters||-||-||-|
|Part Names from Interop||-||-||-|
|Export VDA file format||-||-||-|
|Export CATIA file format||-||-||-|
|3D Printer Support via .STL Import and Export||-|
|AutoCAD (DXF, DWG, and DWF) File Compatibility|
|Import and Open File Formats||15||22||25||41|
|Export, Save As, and Publish File Formats||16||23||27||34|
|Enhanced SketchUp File (SKP) Import - geometry, views, materials, components||-|
|TAP File Import - Import TurboApp files from mobile devices||-|
|Export of Coordinate Data||-||-|
|Adobe 3D PDF (.U3D and .PRC) Export||-||-||U3D only|
|Open and Save 3DM (Rhino), OBJ, SHX (save only) , STP files||-||-||OBJ, SHX only|
|Google Earth (KML and KMZ) File Support||-||-|
|Terrain Data (XYZ) File Import and Export Support||-||-|
|Point Cloud Support (PCD, PCG, XYZ, ASC)||-||-|
|File Conversion Tool with Batch File Conversion||-||-||-|
|Open and Save ASAT, SAT,IGS, STP mechanical drawings||-||-||-|
|Network License Support||-|
|Point Cloud Triangulation||-||-|
|Subset Point Cloud||-||-|
|Platform||Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10|
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