TurboCAD Professional is for experienced 2D/3D CAD users. Get hundreds of drawing tools, an optional AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface with command line and dynamic input cursor, 3D modeling tools, photorealistic rendering and extensive file support. Design, modify, present and document in an integrated fashion.
TurboCAD 2019 Professional is for experienced 2D/3D CAD users already familiar with AutoCAD®2019 or AutoCAD®2019 LT looking for a powerful alternative. It includes all of the 2D drafting, 3D surface modeling, photorealistic rendering, and extensive file support of TurboCAD 2019 Professional. TurboCAD 2019 Professional also includes an AutoCAD®2019-like 2D drafting interface option with command line and dynamic input cursor that simplifies the transition from AutoCAD®2019. Plus, additional professional features are included in TurboCAD 2019 Professional to enhance productivity and interoperability.
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.
3D Surface Modeling
TurboCAD® includes a complete set of 3D surface modeling and editing tools making it ideal for both single part and small assembly mechanical designs.
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®2018 Architecture (ACA) compatible so that .DWG models with ACA extensions may be read, modified, and documented as needed.
Photorealistic Rendering & Visualization
TurboCAD 2019 Professional includes the LightWorks drawing and rendering engine to speed design work and create stunning presentations. Render management of materials, luminances, environments, advanced render styles and more help users create truly photorealistic presentations of their design.
Interoperability / File Support
TurboCAD® makes it easy to maintain your intellectual property investment and share your work. TurboCAD Professional 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 2019 including AutoCAD®2019 Architecture extensions), .SKP (SketchUp™, to version 2018), .3DM (Rhinoceros®5), .3DS (Autodesk® 3ds Max®), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE – export); and many more.
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.
TurboCAD 2019 Professional is for experienced 2D/3D CAD users already familiar with AutoCAD® or AutoCAD® LT looking for a powerful alternative. It includes all of the 2D drafting, 3D surface modeling, photorealistic rendering, and extensive file support of TurboCAD 2019 Professional. TurboCAD 2019 Professional also includes an AutoCAD®2019-like 2D drafting interface option with command line and dynamic input cursor that simplifies the transition from AutoCAD®2019. Plus, additional professional features are included in TurboCAD 2019 Professional to enhance productivity and interoperability.
Key Features & Benefits
Complete 2D/3D Design Tools for drafting, modeling, modifying, dimensioning and annotation.
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 that simplifies the transition from AutoCAD®2019.
More professional 2D drafting & editing tools like 2D Geometric and Dimension Constraints
Surface Modeling Tools like 2D/3D Booleans, extrude, revolve, sweeps, & more.
Architectural Design Tools including parametric architectural objects, sections and elevations, house builder wizard, schedule tool, and more.
Photorealistic Rendering, materials, and lighting to create powerful presentations.
Internal Database and Custom Data, External Database Connectivity, and Point Cloud Support
Expanded File Sharing Options including AutoCAD®2018 .DWG & .DXF, SketchUp .SKP, .STL for 3D Printing, & more!
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
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:
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.