TurboCAD 2022 Designer

Essential 2D CAD Software

TurboCAD 2022 Designer
Essential 2D CAD Software
Essential 2D CAD Software
Essential 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! AEC Grid keep label value
  • NEW! TurboCAD content server palette
  • NEW! Undo manager palette


Introduction to TurboCAD 2022 Designer

TurboCAD Designer is the best precision design solution on the market for new CAO users. lt'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. lt includes a customizable Ribbon Interface with 4K monitor support to optimize productivity and readability on higher resolution displays.

Drawings can be published to PDF, shared in industry-standard AutoCAD® DWG and DXF file formats, or in over a dozen other, popular CAO and graphies formats.

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.

Easy to Learn & Use

Thanks to our video getting started guide, context sensitive help and flexible UI with beginner, intermediate and advanced modes.

TurboCAD Designer can help you design projects such as

  • Architectural drawings
  • Remodeling plans
  • Floor Plans
  • Interior Design Layouts
  • Landscape Design Plans
  • Electrical Diagrams
  • Mechanical Designs
  • DIY Projects
  • Invention Mock-Ups
  • Graphics and technical illustrations
  • 2D drafting, diagraming and schematic drawings
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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.

TurboCAD Fundamental Drawing Tools:

    • 14 basic line tools including irregular polygons, perpendicular, parallel, and tangent lines
    • 8 double line tools (in addition to self-healing architectural wall tools)
    • 8 multiline tools including polyline and polygon tools
    • 11 circle tools including 3 methods for drawing ellipses
    • 13 arc tools including tangentcies, point fitting methods, and 3 elliptical arcs
    • 5 point tools from dots to crosses and even stars
    • 6 curve tools including Bezier, freehand sketch, and convert to curve
    • Index color and true color support
    • Custom brush style editor for combining colors, gradients, hatches, and transparency

TurboCAD Drawing Aids:

    • 9 types of Ray and constructions lines for projecting non-printable construction lines
    • 13 basic object snaps with controllable snap priority including parametric Divide By segment snaps
    • Extended ortho and apparent intersection for geometric aids
    • A fully parametric grid
    • Easily parameterized ortho angular system​

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.

Flexible User Interface

Dis play tools with full expia nations in the beginner mode. Switch to intermediate or expert mode to gain screen space as you become more familiar with TurboCAD.

Setup Wizard

Breeze through questions designed to help you define your drawing's size and orientation, units of measurement, printing scale and viewpoints.

Dimension Tools

lnclude Smart, Quick and Baseline which allow you to dimension automatically and more!

Pick Point & Path Hatching, Bitmap Fills, and Transparency

urboCAD includes support of Hatch Patterns, color gradients and control of image transparency, choose from over 70 hatch patterns (including colors), unlimited bit-mapped fills and 100 levels of transparency, to better visually identify various components of your drawing.

Comprehensive layer management

Gives more options to control the appearance, editing, and printing of the drawing entities. Set visibility, line style, color and more to create professional drawings.

Publish to PDF and import and export popular CAD and graphics formats

Save your Designs for sharing to this application standard format - includes support of both Model and Paper Spaces; insure accurate 'round-tripping' with industry-standard AutoCAD DWG.

Compatibility and file sharing

Whether you’re a team of one or many, you’ll have the interoperability needed to collaborate. We’ve ensured that TurboCAD is compatible with a wide variety of popular CAD and Graphics formats. You will be able to deliver files that can be opened and edited by users of AutoCAD® and other popular design software. Your team will be running like a well-oiled machine.

  • TurboCAD provides compatibility with AutoCAD® DWG and DXF files, from R12 to 2022
  • VMRL Worlds Import/Export
  • PDF Export
What's New in TurboCAD Designer 2022 Back to the top



AEC grid keep label value

A new property ‘’Keep label value” has been added to the AEC Grids. The new option adds the ability to save the axis name without changing it, regardless of the order of the axes in the grid. With this option enabled, the user can automatically move the axis to any position without having to rename it.

Wall/window/door tools improvement

A new local menu option “Anchor to AEC Grid” has been added to the walls, windows, and doors. When this option is enabled, the ends of the architectural object anchor to the AEC grid. The end position of the object changes in accordance with edits made to the AEC grid.




Undo manager palette

A new Palette “Undo Manager Palette” has been added to the list of palettes. The palette displays all the steps performed and allows the user to switch back and forth. The steps breakdown allows users to switch from one drawing state to another with a single click bypassing intermediate states.

Render studio enhancement

Render Studio Enhancements include UI scale support and Advanced Render dialog updates.

Search option for drawing and program

A new Search bar has been added to both the Program Setup and Drawing Setup dialog boxes which allows users to find the various options contained in each dialog. The search bar makes it easy for the users to search for different options available in the whole Drawing Setup or Program Setup dialog boxes rather than finding them manually.

Keyboard report enhancement

A few enhancements have been made to the Keyboard Report. Row highlighting on mouse hover, local menu description, and command icons for Default (dark) and Classic (light) themes have been added to the report.

TurboCAD content server palette

This new palette, which links to the new TurboCAD Content Server gives the user online access to hundreds of thousands of different CAD and graphics content, which can then be easily dragged and dropped into your TurboCAD drawing. Currently, the Palette can access more than 700,000 mechanical, parametric parts. These symbols fully support international standards such as DIN, KR, ISO, ANSI, and ASME. Over time, additional content, including House Plans, architectural details, and Materials, will be added to the server, and therefore accessible via the TurboCAD Content Server Palette.




Ability to now interrupt wireframe GDI draw

TurboCAD now has the ability to interrupt native GDI draw by pressing the Esc key. This is very helpful while editing a large drawing. Previously, without this ability to interrupt, the user would have to wait to finish a GDI draw after each action. A Progress Indicator has also been added.

Smart dimension tool improvement

The Smart dimensioning tool is now fully associative between Model and Paper spaces. Changes made to a Smart Dimension in Model Spaces will automatically be updated inside of any Viewport in Paper space which includes that Smart Dimension.

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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 - - -
Render Studio Enhancement. (Support UI Scale, layout update etc.) - - -
Design Director - for object property management -
Layer Filters -
Layer Management
Conceptual Selector -
New option "Keep Size" in the 2D and 3D Selector Local menus -
New option "Highlight selection in renders" in Program Setup, Preferences -
Selection Information Highlight Improvement -
Toggle Selection Highlighting -
Search option for Program Setup and Drawing Setup
Undo Manager Palette
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
Associative intersections - - -
Associative sections -  
Surface on Face: New option "Offset" - - -
Updated ACIS® Solid Modeling Engine (Booleans, blends, shelling) -  
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 -
TurboLux renderer, Caustic, Denoise and materials -
Visualize Import 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 - - -
Visualize. Cutting plane -
Visualize. Auto update current view; -
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) - - -
CREO 8, SolidWorks 2022, ParaSolid 34, SolidEdge 2022, NX 1980,CATIA v5-5 - - -
Support R2022 Interop from Spatial - - -
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 2022
Size 880Mb
Platform Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 10, Windows 11

TurboCAD Platinum is delivered in a 64-bit version to take full advantage of your hardware’s available computer memory to load, process, and render CAD files.


  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor


  • Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit)
  • 8 GB RAM


  • Your experience with TurboCAD Designer will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, 8+ GB RAM


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