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TurboCAD Deluxe 2017

TurboCAD Deluxe 2017

TurboCAD Deluxe 2017


Platform: PC
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$189.95

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Overview

Powerful 2D/3D Software

TurboCAD Deluxe is ready-to-use 2D drafting, 3D modelling and rendering software for new 2D/3D CAD users, as well as more experienced 2D/3D CAD users.  Easily adjust the interface for your level of experience to access hundreds of drawing, modification, dimensioning and annotation tools.  Quickly render designs for powerful presentations, share your drawing with AutoCAD and lots more.

TurboCAD Deluxe continues to be the best solution on the market for CAD users.  It's easy to learn and use and offers an incredible collection of 2D drafting, 3D surface modeling, photorealistic rendering and supported file filters.  Over 20 new and improved features have been added to the2017 version.

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Key features and 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.
  • Improved Conceptual Selector Tool and New Timestamp for greater usability.
  • Design Director for object property management.
  • Easy 2D Drafting and Editing including New Centerline and Center Mark Tools.
  • Surface Modeling Tools like 2D/3D Booleans, extrude, revolve, sweeps, & more.
  • Architectural Design Tools including an Improved House Builder Wizard.
  • Photorealistic Rendering, materials, and lighting to create powerful presentations.
  • 3D printing features with read/write of .STL files, surface simplification controls, and a 3D Print button for 3D Systems printers.
  • Excellent File Sharing with AutoCAD® .DWG & .DXF, SketchUp .SKP, .TAP files for mobile & more!

BONUS TurboCAD 2D/3D Basic Training valued at $69.95 included

TurboCAD 2D/3D Basic Training helps users learn the basics of 2D drafting and 3D design using TurboCAD.  It offers a range of exercises covering both technical and architectural designs so you can accomplish your precision design goals.  This training products is included free with your TurboCAD Deluxe 2017.
 
 
NOTE:  
The physical version of TurboCAD Deluxe has the install for the 2016 version.  On installation you will be prompted to download TurboCAD Deluxe 2017.
 

 
 
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Features

NEW FEATURES FOR 2017

New Image Management Palette - Simple drag-and-drop insertion, control of image parameters, and embedding.

New Table Editing / Attachable Data - Build tables by making (non-OLE) connections to .CSV and Excel files. Simply edit table layout, format, and content, now similar to Microsoft Word.

 

Excel files 

New Timestamp - For security and collaboration, file metadata now includes Date of Creation, Date of Last Modification, Total File Editing Time, and Total Time of Last Session.y edit table layout, format, and content, now similar to Microsoft Word.

 Time stamp

New Options for Blocks  - Display the name of a block whenever ‘show multiple entities options’ is turned on. Show selected block in the Blocks Palette any time an inserted block is selected.

2D DRAFTING AND EDITING

Improved Intelligent Scaling - Create hatches, text, and dimensions that automatically scale to the current zoom level of the view.

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New Center Line and Center Mark - Create associative center lines and center marks

New Relative Angle Field - Draw consecutive segments by specifying the angle relative to the preceding segment.

Improved Multi-Text Editor - New text editor interface with new formatting features and new options including numbered lists, bulleted lists, and multi-column support.

New Scale by Two Points - Scale a set of objects to a specific size by using two reference points. 

ARCHITECTURAL

New Copying of Architectural Objects - Use the copy and array tools to insert a set of windows or doors into a wall for greater productivity.

Improved House Builder Wizard - Create rooms on multiple workplanes for quick design of multi-story houses.

PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING AND VISUALISATION

New Redsdk 4.2 Engine Migration - Improved photorealistic rendering with new shaders, more realistic materials, new expanded parameters to control anti-ailiasing, caustics for sun lighting, physical sky lighting, geo-located sun positioning, and volumetric effects.

FILE SUPPORT / INTEROPERABILITY

  • Improved AutoCAD® (DXF, DWG, and DWF) File Compatibility
  • Implementation of the latest Teigha engine.
  • Improved SketchUp (SKP) File Support*
  • Import geometry, views, materials, and components from SketchUp files created in SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Mark versions 3.0 to 2017
  • New Google Earth (KML and KMZ) File Support
  • Import KML and KMZ files into TurboCAD to view your designs in Google Earth independent of the web. 

USABILITY FEATURES

Complete Set of 2D/3D Drafting, Design, and Modeling Tools - TurboCAD employs a large selection of line, arc, curve, spline tools, and other expected tools, so that no matter the situation you’ve got access to the right tool for the job. When used with TurboCAD snaps, modification tools, and drawing aids you will be able to quickly draft and document your designs.
  • Drawing Tools
  • Editing/Modification Tools
  • Dimension Tools
Context-Sensitive Help - Right-click to instantly access 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.

Flexible User Interface - Turn on and off only the tools you want to see as you work in a familiar, windows-like, customisable interface. Display TurboCAD’s comprehensive set of 2D/3D design tools with full explanations in the beginner mode. Switch to intermediate or expert mode to gain screen space as you become more familiar with the program.

Page Set Up Wizard - Breeze through questions designed to help you define your drawing’s size and orientation, units of measurement, printing scale and viewpoints.

Advanced Handle-Based Editing - Save time and draw more accurately, more quickly. TurboCAD provides handles for scaling, but also for rotating, moving and aligning objects. Plus, the totally flexible design of the Conceptual Selector allows users to customise any visual and editing parameters available in the application (eg. Move, scale, or rotate). 

Snaps & Geometric Alignment Aids - Draw lines quickly and let snap tools automatically align them with the closest center point, end point, or dozens of points you choose. Geometric alignment aids improve snap indicators.

Window or Crossing Selection - Users can select objects with a mouse by using the Window or Crossing methods similar to AutoCAD®. Drag the mouse from left to right to invoke Window mode and select only objects that are entirely within the blue window. Drag the mouse from right to left to invoke Crossing mode and select only objects that touch the green Crossing window.

2D & 3D Text Editing -Create and edit text without leaving your drawing. Plus, choose from thousands of colours for text and background.

Floating and Shaped Viewports - Create viewports of Model space in multiple Paper spaces. Edit your viewports by changing their shape or the layers that they display, with the ability to turn on/off layers per viewport. You can even render within a viewport.

3D Printer Optimised for 3D Printing - TurboCAD Deluxe both reads and writes STL files, the standard in 3D Printing world. TurboCAD Deluxe 3D printing features include surface simplification controls and a 3D Print button for 3D Systems printers.

Multiple Drawings/Multiple Paper Space - Build multiple drawings, each with multiple paper spaces, with independent settings (grid units, etc.); then use tabs to quickly switch between paper spaces.

Convert to Arcs Polyline - Convert a Bezier or Spline curve into a polyline composed entirely of circular arcs, or entirely of circular arcs and linear segments.

Stellated Polygon - Create star-shaped polygon objects in two clicks! Adjust properties for a variety of starred shapes.

Table Objects - Create a table on the fly, or import a table from DWG/DXF files.

Fill Schedule Wizard - Create and fill the schedule table with drawing information.


ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES


House Wizard - This big, time-saving tool creates a preliminary room-by-room design of a home, complete with closets, doors, garage and even decks!

Intelligent Walls - Self-healing walls automatically join and intersect as you design in 2D or 3D. View wall dimensions with a single-click.

Automatic Wall Openings - “Slide” doors, windows, arches or any shape to create “openings” in walls with linked 2D and 3D views. Even set vertical alignment properties. Dimensions display as doors and windows are inserted, showing the distance to and from the wall ends for easier, more precise placement. Plus, corresponding offset fields display in the Inspector Bar.

Parametric Doors & Windows - Window and Door dimensions can be scaled to meet your design needs. Further customise with materials and colours.

Hatch Patterns and Fills - Choose from over 70 hatch patterns (including colours) to visually identify various components of your drawing. Bitmaps, like your company logo, or gradient fills may also be used with transparency.

Fractional Dimensions - Display fractions in stacked, diagonal, or in-line layout to accommodate your personal preferences.

Point Marker Tool - Automatically number objects such as rooms, doors or windows. Great for creating legends, call outs, or simply mapping points and adding notes to your drawings.

MECHANICAL / 3D MODELING FEATURES


2D & 3D Boolean operations - Use two existing objects and combined, subtracted, intersected, or sliced to create a new object. Select multiple entities for addition or subtraction.

Revolve - Move a 2D object around a revolution axis to create a 3D object.

Extrude - Pull complex 3D models from simple 2D shapes.

Sweeps - Extrude shapes along a path, perfect for drafting irregular objects.

Chain Polyline - Chain Polyline allows for faster design by allowing you to connect intersecting objects or portions of objects into a single polyline which can be then extruded, revolved or swept.

3D Slice - TurboCAD makes it easy to slice, or divide, one or more 3D objects into new objects, by specifying the slicing plane. The 3D slice tool offers the ability to slice by line, by plane, by workplane, by surface, and by facet.

Colour Transparency - Screen back the colour of an object in the foreground to display or emphasise hidden details in the background.

Slot Tools - Three new slot tools for inventors, woodworking and furniture design include slot, circular slot, and circular slot by center and radius.


RENDERING


GPU Accelerated Drawing & Rendering Engine - TurboCAD Deluxe uses the Redway3d Redsdk drawing and rendering engine to speed design work and create stunning presentations. This drawing engine utilises the power of supported on-board GPU or graphics boards for faster panning, zooming, and orbiting. It also provides photorealistic and artistic rendering capabilities for presenting your designs.

Lights and Luminances - Redsdk acts as both a real-time and a photo-realistic rendering engine. Therefore, it contains many lights and luminances used for different needs. Real-time draft mode rendering typically uses ‘centric lights’ point based light sources because the lighting cast is easy to calculate on graphics hardware. In the real world, these lights don't exist at all. All real lights (luminances) have an emitting geometry such as a lamp filament or a neon tube. These are called ‘physical’ lights, or luminances.

Physical lights produce smoother lighting than the one produced by centric lights. 

The centric lights that are supported by Redsdk are:
  • Ambient light – An ambient light adds a constant omni-directional light source affecting everything equally.
  • Point light – The point light produces lighting in all directions radiating from a point.
  • Spot light – The spot light produces lighting radiating in a cone from the cone apex.
  • Directional light – A Directional light shines everywhere along a single direction continuing infinitely in that direction and at the same intensity.
  • Beam light – A Beam light shines along a single direction in a beam of a specified radius.
  • Area light – Area light sources are light that emit light from a specified rectangle.
The centric lights that are supported by Redsdk are:

  • Physical – emulates real world lights when assigned to any object
  • Sun light – emulates the light from the sun
  • Sky light – emulates the light from the sky and sun
Materials Library - Choose from or create your own realistic material patterns, transparency, reflectance, and texture types and settings as well as multiple wrapping options to make designs look like they will in real life.


Design Director - Organise, access, and explore design alternatives easily in the Design Director Palette. Create layer templates, light templates, camera templates and powerful layers for use on different designs. Layer filters, that are .dwg compatible, help you manage large, complex drawings with ease. TurboCAD Deluxe layers are AutoCAD compatible, including a layers dialog based upon ‘Design Center’.  

Floating and Shaped Viewports - Create viewports of Model space in multiple Paper spaces. Edit your viewports by changing their shape or the layers that they display, with the ability to turn on/off layers per viewport. You can even render within a viewport.

Multiple Drawings/Multiple Paper Space - Build multiple drawings, each with multiple paper spaces, with independent settings (grid units, etc.); then use tabs to quickly switch between paper spaces.

Colours, Brushes, Bitmap and Gradient 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.

INTEROPERABILITY


Industry Standard Files Supported - TurboCAD Deluxe nearly 30 industry-standard formats making it easy to share your work or as a companion product.

Improved AutoCAD DWG/DXF Read/Write filters - TurboCAD has always offered excellent compatibility with native AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT files. Filter enhancements offers improved file sharing with AutoCAD 2016.

Xref Manager - Manage external references (Xrefs) like a parts catalog in your TurboCAD drawing. Xrefs can also be exported with DWG or DXF drawings for greater AutoCAD® file compatibility.

SketchUp SKP Read/Write Filters - TurboCAD 2017 offers both Read and Write file filters based on the latest SketchUp APIs. Import detailed information from your SketchUp model into TurboCAD. Supplemental rendering, lighting and materials information is also imported. You can also convert your TurboCAD models into native SketchUp (.SKP) files for seamless import into Google SketchUp.

3D Printer Support - Export 3D models to STL file format for rapid prototyping with 3D printers.

PDF Publishing - Save your drawing as PDF documents for easy sharing. Plus, export paper spaces, customise your fonts and define your paper widths and heights.
 

*NOTE:  Trimble no longer offers the 32-bit version of their software development kit, therefore TurboCAD 2017 32-bit has no SKP filter.

Requirements

TurboCAD Deluxe 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. A 32-bit version is also available if required by your hardware.

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

64-bit System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) - 8 GB RAM.

32-bit System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8*, Windows 7, Windows Vista** - 4GB RAM.

*TurboCAD is designed for desktops or laptops that meet the indicated system requirements. Windows RT technology for use on tablets is not supported.

** 32-bit version of TurboCAD Deluxe will run on the Vista platform; however, this platforms is no longer being officially supported.

Recommended:
Your experience with TurboCAD Deluxe will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, and 8+ GB RAM

The optional GPU-accelerated Redsdk render modes require a supported graphic processing unit (either a chip on the board, or on a video card). The latest video drivers are typically required. Newer boards with more power and VRAM generally provide greater performance. 

RedSDK list of supported Video Cards and Drivers:
http://www.redway3d.com/pages/GPUList.php
 
NOTE:  
The physical version of TurboCAD Deluxe has the install for the 2016 version.  On installation you will be prompted to download TurboCAD Deluxe 2017.