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TurboCAD Deluxe 2018 Upgrade

TurboCAD Deluxe 2018 Upgrade

TurboCAD Deluxe 2018 Upgrade


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Overview

UPGRADE TO TURBOCAD DELUXE 2018!

TurboCAD Deluxe continues to be the best solution on the market for new 2D/3D 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. 

TurboCAD Deluxe 2018 Upgrade delivers over 20 new and improved features.

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WHAT'S NEW

Usability and Interface

New Interface Options
TurboCAD 2018 boasts a new variety of excellent user interfaces including a new RIBBON INTERFACE similar to that found in Microsoft Word and the latest versions of AutoCAD. It also features an updated CADCourse INTERFACE with accelerated keyboard shortcuts for all the commands. Further for traditional users the older CLASSIC INTERFACES type are included so that no matter which interface you prefer you will feel comfortable with the new program. Various types of THEMES are supplied giving you the choice of how you want to interface to appear. At the start of the program a pop-up dialog will appear allowing you to easily choose your preference.

Keyboard Shortcuts
Two, Three, Four or Five 5 Key Keyboard Shortcuts

This brilliant new feature is set to revolutionise the way people use TurboCAD! Similar to the functionality found in other products such as Generic CAD or AutoCAD, the user now has the ability to set up keyboard shortcuts that consist of either two or more keystrokes to quickly invoke any TurboCAD command. These keystrokes are sequential and do not need to be a keyboard combination.

The sequence of keys is initially invoked by pressing and releasing the Control (Ctrl) key and then a set of subsequent keys to invoke the specific command. This effectively allows the user to keep the left hand on the keyboard in the right hand on the mouse massively boosting productivity.

3d poit measure

Isolate and Hide Objects
This terrific new feature allows you to take a complex drawing and to quickly reduce its complexity by allowing you to select certain entities and to isolate them independent of layers or groups. In this way you can focus on the entities that you’re wishing to edit while avoiding overlapping or otherwise complicated entities. In addition to isolating certain objects you also have the choice of hiding additional objects so that you can focus only on the entities that are important during the editing procedure. When complete you can simply hit the Unhide option and the drawing will return to its previous state.

Extents size property

Search Option for Locating UI Features
This excellent new feature allows you to quickly search for particular commands within the customise dialog allowing you to quickly identify either the command itself or its keyboard shortcut. This will greatly enhance productivity as you can easily customise your interface to suit your own needs by dragging the icon onto a familiar toolbar or to create a new customised keyboard shortcut that you will remember. You can type a word in the search field to cycle through the commands and materials. Buttons next to the input field highlight the previous or next suitable item. A search history is stored in a drop-down list allowing you to quickly search for that item again in subsequent. A search combo box is used is in materials, luminance, environment and advance rendering style.

Search Option for UI Features

2D Drafting and Editing


Snap Between Two Points
Snap between two points that once chosen allows you to snap to the middle of two subsequent points, saving the effort of snapping to the center of a two-point construction circle, and then deleting the circle afterwards.

Thick Profile tool
Applying thick profile tool with defined width and corners type options to groups of entities of lines/polylines/circles/arcs on plane. It automatically calculates thicken profiles according to width defined for original entities. It results in set of polylines, set of connected polylines (these two options are for TurboCAD versions withour ACIS), region or set of sheet ACIS entities (those two are for  Pro version)

Thick Profile tool
Flatten Tool
Use the Flatten tool for 3D polylines and 3D splines to make them flat on the work plane. This command zeros out any Z values for the defining points of these entity types allowing them to be used in a 2D environment.

Trim by Entity
This interesting new command allows trimming of multiple entities by using a single 2D close profile as the cutting edge. All objects within the defined profile are trimmed and removed. This allows you to avoid having to select multiple objects to trim to just one cutting edge. 

Pick Point Hatch Improvement
The pick point Hatch tool now has the ability to forgive small errors in design in that if a boundary line is not 100% closed you can specify an error margin distance so that the hatch command will automatically fill in the difference. This “error margin distance” is adjustable in the “Gap” value in the inspector bar and will greatly speed up hatching procedures as 100% accuracy in regard to closed curves or polylines is now optional.


3D Drawing, Modeling and Editing


Quick Pull for surfaces
Use the Quick Pull tool to pull or push a closed 2D area of a 3D object (TC Surface) by extruding.

Quick Pull for surfaces


Improved Coordinate Measure tool to include 3D
In earlier versions of TurboCAD, the Measure Coordinates of the Point tool could only measure the X and Y values as it functioned like a 2-D tool fixed on the active workplace. Now, the measure coordinates tool behaves more like a 3D tool in that will show the 3D coordinate of the World coordinate system independent of the active user coordinate system.

3d poit measure

New 2D Create option
New option for "Create 2D" has been added for 3D polyline, 3D Spline tools. When you switch on this option, and polyline(spline) is flat then a 2D object is created instead of 3D. 

Architectural

Relative Angle Fields for Wall and polyline update
While drawing walls or polylines, you can now choose to enter an Angle (which is absolute in relation to the world coordinates) or a Relative Angle which is the angle from the immediately previous segment (arc or line). 
 
Relative Angle Fields
 

"Add Roof by Walls" Tool Improvement
Previously, you could create only one roof object. But now there is the possibility to create more than one roof.

Add Roof By Wall


IFC BIM Tool
Now in IFC files 'over 40' Object Types are now supported.


Rendering & Visualisation
 

Lightworks 9.1 SP5
The LightWorks rendering engine is now once again included in TurboCAD and will no longer be an optional plug-in. TurboCAD 2018 includes LightWorks 9.1 SP5, which includes the following improvements:

  • Environments: Scaled Image (Foreground/Background)
  • Sky: Type: User Defined Sky
  • Render Styles: Enchancements like "Lights only" for Lens flares, ability to minimise/maximise radius of Bounce and Gather, modify the intensity of Final Gather Controller for blurred shades, and Soft Pencil sketching are introduced in Render Styles.

EnvironmentSky

Status Bar Memory Display Update
Once the Rendering mode for a selected object is initiated; the TurboCAD status bar now displays the respective memory usage along with the processing time.

Status Bar Memory Display Update
 

File Support / Interoperability

  • File Sharing with AutoCAD® 2018: Updated DWG and .DXF file import and export
  • 3MF Export Support: TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 now supports export of the 3MF file type used in Manufacturing
 

OTHER

 
Audit System
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.

Image Manager Improvement

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.

Extents size property

Image Manager Improvement
You can now select Multiple files from Open Dialog box when importing pictures in the Image Manager palette.

Image Manager Improvement

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.

New Zoom Diagnostic Message


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.

OK and Cancel Buttons

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.

Select by Entity Type Update

 

Features

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, customizable 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 customize 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®2018. 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 2018 both reads and writes STL files, and writes 3MF files, the standards in the 3D Printing world.

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 customize 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®2018 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 emphasize 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


Photorealistic Rendering Engine
TurboCAD Deluxe 2018 uses the LightWorks rendering engine to create stunning presentations.  LightWorks integrates directly with TurboCAD’s Material Editor and includes Luminance and other lighting controls

Lights and Materials
A material editor, along with a complete library of materials, is included with TurboCAD Deluxe 2018 to define physically accurate materials, including reflective surfaces with ray tracing and radiosity. There is also support for lighting and luminance. LightWorks will substitute the materials and lighting of images previously rendered with RedSDK®

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 2018 layers are AutoCAD®2018 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 2018 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®2018 and AutoCAD®2018 LT files. Filter enhancements offers improved file sharing with AutoCAD® 2018.

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®2018 file compatibility.

SketchUp SKP Read/Write Filters
TurboCAD® 2018 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 manufacturing standard STL or 3MF file formats 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.

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) - 8 GB RAM.

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

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

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