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TurboCAD Expert 2017

TurboCAD Expert 2017

TurboCAD Expert 2017


Platform: PC
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$599.95

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Overview

Advanced 2D/3D CAD Software

TurboCAD Expert 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.

Affordable 2D/3D CAD for Experienced Users

TurboCAD Expert 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 Deluxe.  TurboCAD Expert also includes an AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface option with command line and dynamic input cursor that simplifies the transition from AutoCAD.  Plus, additional professional features are included in TurboCAD Expert to enhance productivity and interoperability.

TurbocAD 2017
 

NEW 2017 FEATURES 

Usability and Interface

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 tothe current zoom level of the view.
  • 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.
  • New Fit to Scale for Door and Window Custom Blocks:  Automatic fit to wall width scaling of custom door and window blocks inserted into walls.
  • Improved House Builder Wizard:  Create rooms on multiple workplanes for quick design of multi-story houses. 
  • New Roof Slab Openings:  Insert openings into roof slab for fast placement of vents and skylights.

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 3D PDF (.U3D only) Export:  Support for export of multi-material objects.
  • 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.
  • Improved Point Cloud (PCD, PCG, XYZ, ASC) File Support:  Improved triangulation tool allows users to adjust the default parameter settings, offers an improved algorithm for facet normal determination, and a new smoothing option. ColoUred point clouds are also now supported.
  • New Mobile App Support:  Import and View TurboApp (TAP) files from one of our apps for mobile devices--TurboViewer, TurboReview, TurboSite, or DroneScout.

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

Features

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®-like 2D drafting interface option with command line and dynamic input cursor that simplifies the transition from AutoCAD.
  • 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® .DWG & .DXF, SketchUp .SKP, .STL for 3D Printing, & more!

Powerful UI and Performance

If you’re new to TurboCAD, features like the fully customisable interface, including an optional AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface, can help you get started.  Save more time with handle based editing and a GPU accelerated drawing engine.  Plus, TurboCAD is 64-bit compatible to manage even the largest CAD files

Design Director

Organise, 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.

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 Modelling

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® Architecture (ACA) compatible so that .DWG models with ACA extensions may be read, modified, and documented as needed.

Photorealistic Rendering and Visualisation

TurboCAD includes the Redway3d Redsdk 4.2 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 Pro 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 2017 including AutoCAD® Architecture extensions), .SKP (SketchUp™, to version 2015), .3DM (Rhinoceros®), .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.

 

Requirements

TurboCAD Expert 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 Expert 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