Organize, access, and explore design alternatives. The Design Director Palette provides advanced controls for Layers, Layer Filters, creating Layer Sets, setting and saving Work Planes, controlling Named Views, and more to streamline work and enhance productivity. Read More about the Design Director
2D Design and Editing
TurboCAD® is rich in professional 2D/3D design tools and drawing aids that speed design. Create views and viewports of any size and shape. Access extensive paper space and printing options. Multi-select drawing tool, dimension tools, and more. Read More about 2D Design in TurboCAD®
TurboCAD Platinum 2019 provides advanced 3D surface and ACIS® solid modeling tools. The thread tool, twisted extrude, extrude to face, imprint tool, parametric holes, imprint and more enable the easy creation of your more complicated professional designs. Access advanced modification tools like bend, unbend, and facet offset make it easier to modify existing geometry. Smooth surface mesh / sub-D modeling tools are also available allowing for the creation of more organic shapes. Read More about TurboCAD® Solid Modeling
Architectural & GIS
TurboCAD® 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. Read More about TurboCAD® Architectural Tools
Photorealistic Rendering & Visualization
TurboCAD Platinum 2019 includes the LightWorks rendering engine to create stunning presentations. Render management of materials, luminance, environments, advanced render styles and more, allow users create truly photorealistic presentations of their design. Read more about TurboCAD® Visualization Features
Parametric Parts Manager
Create parts that remain parametrically controlled, even after insertion into your drawing. Also draw variably constrained parts and convert them to parametric parts. Parts can be saved individually, and libraries of .PPM objects can be created, shared, and reused from project to project. Read More about the Parametric Parts Manager
Interoperability / File Support
TurboCAD® makes it easy to maintain your intellectual property investment and share your work. TurboCAD Platinum 2019 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 2018 including AutoCAD® Architecture extensions), .SKP (SketchUp™, to version 2018), .3DM (Rhinoceros®), .3DS (Autodesk® 3ds Max®), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE – export); 3MF and FBX and many more. Read More about TurboCAD® File Support
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. Read More about external references
Programmable (SDK & Ruby Scripting)
Extend the functionality of TurboCAD Pro Platinum by 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. Read More about Programming for TurboCAD
A new “Audit” item has been added to the Filters menu of the Selection Info Palette . This Audit System enables you to highlight ‘bad’ objects in Selection Info palette, turn on/off audit conditions and change their parameters, generate audit report for one or more objects, filter ‘bad’ objects in Selection Info palette, send notifications (about a ‘bad’ object) to Event Viewer palette.
Extents Size Property
The Extents Size parameter has been added to the Selection Info Palette properties. Extents Size parameter works with groups, blocks and insertions. You can now use the ‘Extents size’ property to select entity according to size valuation. Select objects that you think are big or small, or an object in any range you want. The Extents Size update provides you with additional flexibility so that you can use this parameter for various needs and for analyzing possibly corrupted “wrong” entities.
Image Manager Improvement
You can now select Multiple files from Open Dialog box when importing pictures in the Image Manager palette.
New Zoom Diagnostic Message
A new message has been added. It appears when the user tries to zoom in or zoom out beyond the maximum zoom factor or limit.
OK and Cancel Buttons Added to Insert Fraction Dialog Box
Improved usability by the addition of OK and Cancel buttons in the dialog box of the Insert Fraction in the Text Editor palette.
Select by Entity Type Update
Now Circle/Ellipse item of previous TC versions is separated into two cases: Circle and Ellipse. The same is for Circular and Elliptical arcs. Previous versions could not select Circles or Arcs separately.
TurboCAD Platinum 2019 is a brilliant collection of professional 2D/3D CAD tools to design, modify, present, and document in an integrated fashion. An optional AutoCAD® 2019-like 2D drafting interface with command line and dynamic input cursor helps professionals already familiar with AutoCAD easily get up to speed. Advanced technology—a powerful drafting palette, D-Cube constraints, and ACIS® engine —enhance productivity. Advanced architectural and mechanical design tools add even greater flexibility and control, while superior rendering controls produce powerful presentations. Plus TurboCAD Platinum 2019 is programmable and supports over 40 file formats including .DWG, .DXF, .SKP, 3D .PDF, 3MF, FBX and .STL for 3D printing.
Key Features & Benefits:
Easy to Learn and Use with set up wizards, context-sensitive help, snaps, alignment aids, and handle-based editing.
AutoCAD® 2019-like 2D drafting interface option with command line and dynamic input cursor.
Complete 2D/3D Design Tools for drafting, modeling, modifying, dimensioning and annotation.
Surface Modeling Tools like 2D/3D Booleans, extrude, revolve, sweeps, & more.
ACIS® 3D Solid Modeling and Advanced Mechanical Design tools to create complex 3D objects.
Professional Part Tree that can act like a selective Undo/Redo for all your 2D/3D operations.
Powerful Drafting Palette that creates associative sections and cut planes.
Advanced Architectural Tools including a greater range of parametric architectural objects, style manager, and IFC support.
Superior Photorealistic Rendering, materials, and lighting to create powerful presentations.
Dozens of Productivity Tools such as PDF underlay and ePack with New Intelligent File Send.
2D Geometric and Dimension Constraints.
Database Connectivity with Customizable Reporting.
Point Cloud Support.
Programmable with Ruby Scripting or Software Development Kit to create routines, features, & more.
Over 40 industry standard CAD & graphic file formats supported to share your work.
New Import of TurboApp files from mobile devices.
Over 50 new and improved features!
Flexible Licensing Options
Choose from either an annual subscription or a full permanent license. Network licenses are also available. Call 1.800.833.8082 or click “contact me” below for help with pre-sales questions.
USABILITY AND INTERFACE
Customize Ribbon Configuration:
Users now have the ability to fully customize the Ribbon Interface. You can now Add and Rename Tools, Groups and Tabs. In addition, Tabs may be hidden or renamed, and manually created XML Config files can be directly imported into TurboCAD. UI Themes are also fully supported in the Ribbon.
4K Monitor Support:
With new, scalable vector icons, TurboCAD is now fully optimized for 4K monitors. Through dynamic sliders, toolbar icons, the User Interface and other icons in other part of the UI can be resized to optimize readability on higher resolution displays.
A new checkbox added like "Don't show this message again" in the dialog "Confirm Replace". If the user ticks the checkbox the program will remember the last selected option and will not be shown the dialog again. This dialogue can be enabled again through Warning Dialogs in the Options menu.
2D DRAFTING AND EDITNG
Select By Similar
A powerful new tool that allows you to select any 2D or 3D object type or a Block and then find all occurrences of that in the drawing. Very detailed selections can be made that include parameters such as pen color and style, brush color and style, layer, even the selected object’s coordinate system. A great tool to use in conjunction with making further global changes to that selected object.
2019.1 Note: Shape filter has been added in Select by Similar option.
The PDF Underlay tool allows you to insert a page of a PDF file into your drawing to use as a reference or tracing layer. To use properly as a tracing layer, the file must be a vector PDF, rather than a bit-mapped PDF. As a vector file, you will be able to snap to the endpoints and midpoints of lines in the PDF underlay.
Highlight End Points:
A new local menu item “Highlight end points” (On/Off) has been added to “Edit” tool. The item is enabled if the selected graphic is non-closed and if vertex count > 2. If “Highlight end points” option is ‘on’, then endpoints are marked in red.
Angular Dimension Tool Improvement:
The Angular Dimension tool has been improved with a Local Menu option that is enabled when the Angular Dimension tool is selected. This new option allows the user to define an obtuse or acute angle dimension based upon the user selecting a vertex point on a 2D object and then defining 2 additional points which define the angle.
Improve Inspector bar functionality:
Added the ability for users to use not only Text/Numeric fields and button controls, but “combo box” controls as well. This functionality allows users to reduce using the Tool's Local menu and reduce Inspector bar size.
The “Construct Similar” tool takes properties from one object and applies them onto active tool. You can set an object's properties before it is created in one click. Analogous to the ‘Format Painter’ tool found in MS Office applications. The tool is found on the main toolbar of the program.
Pick Point Hatch Improvement:
This Hatching tool now works with gaps in 2D objects. For example, trying to fill an area bounded by a Polyline, when there are gaps in the Polyline. Improvements to pick-point also apply to ADT objects (Walls, Doors and Windows), allowing to similarly fill in gaps between these objects.
3D DRAWING, MODELING, AND EDITING
ACIS® Faceter - Surface Tolerance:
The Surface Tolerance represents the maximum distance between a facet and the true surface definition. By default, this value is a predefined fraction of the body diagonal. However, using the Expert Faceter Parameters, you can override the default behavior and precisely control the deviation between the facet and true surface. For example, by specifying a value of 0.05, facets will deviate no further than 0.05 inches/mm from the true surface.
Fillet Edges (blend) tool improvements:
Three Blend Types added: 1) Curvature continuous blending to create the explicit blends. The blend surface will be curvature-continuous with both faces. 2). Fixed width blend Creates a blend with a fixed width between the two spring curves of the blend. 3) Three-face blends, for a variable radius three face blend. The blend surface will be tangent to all three support faces.
Array and Copy tool Improvements, performance enhancements for ADT Objects.
Architectural Desktop (ADT) objects can now be completely and accurately used with Copy and Linear Array copy tools. For example, the Array Fit Linear now takes into account all of the properties of the ADT object being copied, including Work Plane, Layer, Materials, etc. Previously, this tool could create only one roof object. Now, multiple objects may be created.
BIM Tool Improvement - BIM palette for show/edit BIM data
Data collection of IFC files has been improved, the BIM Palette now shows the BIM file structure, and the BIM tool and BIM Palette’s UI’s have now been more tightly integrated, making these architectural modeling parts of TurboCAD easier to use.
RENDERING & VISUALIZATION
LightWorks 9.3 has been incorporated in TC 2019:
New Sun and Sky Shader
New properties "sun dir by geo-location" and "dir by geo-location" added to "Sky" and "Sun" shaders.
RedSDK to LightWorks converter improvements:
Older, RedSDK rendered images are now more accurately and completely converted to a LightWorks rendered image with improvements to this tool in TurboCAD 2019.
RedSDK 5.0 (Optional, Plug-in)
The final version of RedSDK 4.4 is available. It has been renamed RedSDK 5.0.
FILE SUPPORT / INTEROPERABILITY:
DWG/DXF FilterTurboCAD now support AutoCAD 2019 DWG/DXF formats.
A new file format used for 3D animation software, the FBX® data exchange technology is a 3D asset exchange format that facilitates higher-fidelity data exchange between 3DS Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox and other proprietary and third-party software. Note: TurboCAD now supports material and textures import/export for FBX filter.
STL Filter - 3D Print Check:
A new 3D Print Check option has been added when exporting an STL file. This tool checks a part for the following common topological errors. The tool also displays geometry information such as extents, number of facets/vertices, area, and volume. When saving an STL file, the user is given the option of performing a print check on the 3D model.
SAT/SAB/IGES/STEP - Support for interop Face Color:
When reading ACIS objects (SAT/IGES/STEP/SAB import), if ACIS object has colored faces, then the appropriate material is assigned to these faces.
SAT Filter - Support for Curves::
Updated the existing ACIS SAT file import/export to support curves such as lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, and splines. Previously in TurboCAD, ACIS file formats (SAT and SAB), only 3D objects are supported, along with their colors. However, this support for 2D entities allows the user to import the entire ACIS drawing. Geometry and Color are both supported for 2D entities.
The Standard ACIS Binary (SAB) format is used by the ACIS modeling kernel from Spatial to share CAD data. Both SAB and SAT files contain geometry, topology, color, and limited attributes. Dimensions, annotations, groups, blocks, mesh, textures, and layers are not supported in these formats.