TurboCAD 2021 Designer

Easy 2D CAD Software

TurboCAD 2021 Designer
Easy 2D CAD Software
Easy 2D CAD Software
Easy 2D CAD Software
Easy 2D CAD Software

  • Complete 2D Drafting & Detailing including hundreds of drawing, modifying, dimensioning and annotation tools.
  • Easy, handle-based editing, snaps, drawing aids, and new centerline and center mark tools speed design.
  • Design Director for object property management.
  • Simple File Sharing with AutoCAD®2021 .DWG & .DXF, SketchUp .SKP, save to PDF and more!
  • NEW! Customize Ribbon Interface-‘Find’ control
  • NEW! Leader dimensions for DWG files
  • NEW! Architectural Grid


Introduction to TurboCAD 2021

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.

Key Features Back to the top

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

  • Chamfer/Fillet, Align

  • Insert Picture, Text, Object, Brush Style

  • Transform: Move, Rotate, Scale

  • Revision Cloud

  • 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

  • Wall

Annotation Tools

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.

Handle-Based Editing

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.

  1. Rectangle Selector Mode is a bidirectional selector.

  2. Window Polygon Selector Mode only selects objects inside a closed polygon.

  3. Crossing Polygon Selector Mode selects objects crossing or within a closed polygon.

  4. Fence Selector Mode selects objects touched by an open polygon.

Context-Sensitive Help

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.

PDF Publishing

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.

What's New in TurboCAD Designer 2021 Back to the top

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.

Compare Versions Back to the top
Tools & Features







Pro Platinum


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 - -
Purge Tool - - -
Windows 64-bit and 32-bit Compatible Versions
Design Director - for object property management -
Layer Filters -
Layer Management
Conceptual Selector -
Load/Unload Xrefs -
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 - -
Arrow 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 Solid and Surface mapping tools - - -
3D Surface Primitives    -      
3D Booleans - Add, Subtract, Intersection -
3D Helix -
3D Splines and Polylines -
Extrude (simple) -
Assembly Tools     -
Sweep -
Revolve     -
Slot Tools -
Mirror Copy Tool for 3D Objects         -
3D Slice by Facet - - -
Advanced Blending Functionality - - -
3D Patterns from Compound Profiles - - -
Part Tree/History Tree     - - -
ACIS® Solid Modeling - - -
Thread tool - - -
Stretch Entity - - -
Extract Entity    - - -
Push/Pull Tool - - -
Imprint    - - -
Law Tools - Curve from Law; Surface with Laws; Offset with Law; Warp Entity by Law - - -
Lofting - - -
NURBS Support    - - -
Sheet Metal Tools (bend and unbend, flange, gusset and rib) - - -
Smooth Surface Meshes (SMesh) - - -
Tweak Face and Revolve Face - - -
Twist Entity - - -
Twisted Extrude, Extrude to Face Tools - - -
Architectural Grid
House Builder Wizard -
Simple BIM via IFC Support - Limited Import Only
Style Manager - Limited Limited
Self-Trimming and Self-Aligning Blocks   
Geolocation of Drawings, Compass Rose -
Schedule -
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)   
- Markers -
- Windows & Doors    -
- Roofs    -
- Slabs (Floor and Roof Slabs, now with openings) - -
- Compound Wall Definitions / Multi-Component Walls - - -
- Muntins - for Windows & Doors    - - -
- Stairs - - -
- Rails - - -
Visualize Hidden Line Render Mode -
Visualize Rendering and Lighting -
Visualize Import Lightworks and RedSDK materials -
Visualize Anti-Aliasing -
Visualize Ambient Occlusion -
Visualize Lighting -
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    -
Ray Tracing    -
Render Manager    -
Shared Shader Sets - support of legacy drawings -
Volumetric Rendering Effects    -
Geo-located Sun & Physical Sky Lighting    -
Advance Rendering - - -
UV Mapping - now includes SMesh Objects - - -
Dynamic Cutaway Plane    - - -
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 - -
3MF -  -
3DM, 3DS -  - -
Network License Support    -
Point Cloud Triangulation - -
Subset Point Cloud - -
System Requirements Back to the top
Version 2021
Size 880Mb
Platform Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor


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