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TurboCAD Mac Pro v14

TurboCAD Mac Pro v14

TurboCAD Mac Pro v14

Platform: Mac
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TurboCAD Mac Pro delivers unparalleled value and productivity in a professional 2D/3D CAD package with fully integrated 2D drafting tools, 3D surface and ACIS® solid modeling tools, assembly tools, advanced architectural tools, powerful photorealistic rendering, 3D printing features, and extensive file support.

TurboCAD Mac Pro is a comprehensive 2D/3D CAD solution that will meet the precision drafting and modeling needs of architects, builders, mechanical engineers, woodworkers, and other design professionals. Our powerful CAD software will speed up your productivity and get your design projects across the finish line.

Design projects

  • Architectural Drawings
  • Remodeling Plans
  • Prototyping with 3D Printers
  • Mechanical Drawings
  • Furniture design, woodworking and cabinetry
  • 2D drafting, diagraming and schematic drawings
  • Custom manufacturing from CAD to CNC

Flexible File Sharing and Publishing Options

Whether you’re a team of one or many, you’ll have the interoperability needed to collaborate. We’ve ensured that TurboCAD is compatible with over a dozen popular CAD and Graphics formats. You will be able to deliver files that can be opened and edited by users of AutoCAD®  and other popular design software. Your team will be running like a well-oiled machine.

  • TurboCAD Mac provides compatibility with AutoCAD®DWG and DXF files, from R12 to 2023
  • STL Import/Export for 3D printing
  • SVG Import and Export
  • 3MF Import & Export
  • VMRL 2.0 Texture Support
  • OBJ Texture Support
  • Adobe Illustrator® Import
  • PDF Import
  • SketchUp 2023 Import/Export
  • Collada™ (DAE) Import/Export
  • Complete support for Metric and Imperial units


Learning TurboCAD Mac is Easy

While TurboCAD Mac is feature rich, intuitive tools like the LogiCursor™ make CAD a snap by suggesting your next move as you draw.

You also have access to our training tutorials, so you will not have to learn through trial and error. We are experts at creating CAD software and our tutorials will help you to become an expert user quickly.

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TurboCAD Mac Pro is comprehensive 2D/3D CAD software that can handle most drafting and modeling design needs. This product has a wide selection of tools to create everything from large format architectural plans to fine jewelry design. There is 3D mesh modeling capability with subdivision technology to go from coarse to smooth surfaces. Photorealistic rendering and 3D printing will take your design plans across the finish line.

  • Design complex organic shapes with extensive NURB surface modeling tools

  • 2D Geometric and Dimensional Constraints to manage geometrical relationships between 2D shapes
  • Push/Pull Modeling allows 3D surfaces to be edited with your mouse and cursor

  • Powerful 3D editing tools such as skinning, blending, chamfering, and shelling


  • Architectural and woodworking tools such as rabbet, miter and dovetail joints
  • Extensive 2D drafting tools such as text, dimensions, 3D to 2D drawing, bill of materials
  • Over 38,000 2D/3D symbols and parts for AEC, Mechanical, Electrical, Process Plant and Piping
  • Multiple Viewports provide 2, 3 even 4 views of your design and drawing between them
  • Integrated Photo Realistic Rendering and support for Keyshot LiveLinking™
  • And much more!

TurboCAD Mac Pro is also a robust design documentation tool with over 20 customisable dimension styles, including industry dimension formats.

Other great features to help you document and annotate your projects include:

  • 26-dimension styles
  • Import bitmaps for logos and reference images
  • Spell check is provided for another level of accuracy
  • Single click Fills and Hatch


TurboCAD Mac Pro includes all the professional level architectural tools you and your teamneed to draft, print and collaborate on projects together.

  • Architectural wall tools
  • Composite walls to show materials
  • Parametric doors and windows
  • Instant 3D walls, roofs and floor slabes
  • Compatibibilty with AutoCAD® DWG files
  • ACIS®-based geometry means you are creating with the same technology as software that costs thousands of dollars

TurboCAD Mac Pro makes includes tools to speed up your woodworking projects.  You can quickly create otherwise tedious joints such as Dado joiints and miter joints:

  • Joints including rabbet, miter and dovetails
  • Dado joints including options for through, stopped or blind
  • Edge treatments including cove, round, bullnose, Dupont, waterfall, Ogee and custom
  • Tongue and Groove Joints

TurboCAD Mac Pro provides unlimited 2D design options. Choose from a number 2D drafting tools including line, arc, curve, circle, ellipse, and spline tools. Access text, dimensioning tools, modifier and transformation tools for easy editing. Here is a sampling of 2D tools.

  • Polygon Tools: Slot polygon, N-Sided polygon, and polygon from curves tool.
  • Conic Tools, a.k.a. conic section tools, allow users to easily obtain a curve generated by the intersection of a cone with a plane.
  • Connect Curve Tool - Join Option: The Join Curve option replaces the two curves you select with a new spline curve. This tool will also join two Polylines.
  • Sketch Spline Tool: samples points as the cursor moves and creates a smooth spline through the sampled data. Once selected this tool has two options, the Sketch Spline tool and Sketch on a Surface tool.


TurboCAD Mac Pro provides powerful solid modeling technology found in many higher-end products.  Additionally, TurboCAD Mac Pro delivers surface modeling tools to expand design capabilities.

  • Part Tree/History Tree with Undo/RedoAjust the parameters of a bend, for example, without having to UNDO the design steps that have been made to the model since the parameter of that object were originally set. Each subsequent step will be applied correctly on the newly updated geometry.
  • A complete design tool with extrusions, Booleans, surface modeling for more complex smooth surfaces
  • Precise geometry suitable for 'concept to manufacturing'
  • Associative surface modeling

TurboCAD Mac Pro offer a suite of tools to check and prepare a part for 3D Printing. These include a 3D Print Check, Surface Normals Check, Overhang Analysis, Wall Thickness, Preview Slices, Auto Position, Support Structure, Show Printer Volume, and Printer Definitions.

TurboCAD Mac Pro includes 3D printing tools to prepare and validate your designs to make them 3D printer ready.

3D Print Check
Checks for print viability, displaying warnings or errors to the user.

Surface Normals Check
Facet normals define the inside and outside areas of a part. If facet normals are pointing the wrong way, the 3D printer may have problems creating the part. This will check for problems and we have several commands that can help you fix it.

Overhang Analysis
This will help you visually inspect modeling areas that may require structural support for 3D printing. Meshes, surfaces, and solids facets normals are compared to the work plane direction. Angles that are less or equal to 45 degrees are highlighted as red.

Wall Thickness Analysis

This tool provides a means to visually inspect modeling areas that may be too thin for 3D printing. Meshes, surfaces, and solids facets are examined using ray intersections.

Preview Slices

This interface will help you to slice models given a direction and thickness. The dialog box allows for animation through the slices and single-stepping. Use to verify that a part has closed, non-overlapping sections, a requirement for 3D printing.

Auto Position
The Auto Position tool translates the model to the positive x, y coordinate system at z=0.

Support Structure
Manually adds geometry to support material as it is created by the 3D printer. Support structures controls, include Attach Radius, Midpoint Radius, Base Radius, Base Thickness, and Drag base and midpoints to modify structure location.

Show Printer Volume
Toggles the boundary of the default 3D Printer. The volume is defined within the Printer Definitions dialog box.

Printer Definitions
Sets key parameters of the 3D printer, including length, width, and height of the volume accessible by the printer. The parameters in the Printer Definitions dialog box are used for commands such as 3D Print Check and Auto Position.

Record your screen with QuickTime Recording including audio capture for creating videos and tutorials. Save designs as single or multi-page PDFs for sending via email, or export to one of the many desktop publishing formats for placement in brochures and more.





The Unfold sheet tool is used to flatten analytical or NURB surfaces into the xy plane.  The unfold operation works on a sheet body that is flattened by mapping it onto a plane.  The output body is a B-rep body consisting of planar faces and edges.

If the input sheet body is stretched and/or compressed during the unfolding, the shapes of features on the input body will be transferred faithfully to the output body, at the cost of some area distortion. The amount of distortion depends on the curvature of the input sheet body, as well as the constraints imposed by how faces are connected.  Developable Surfaces (with zero Gaussian curvature), such as cylinders and cones can be unfolded without any area distortion. Other curved surfaces (with non-zero Gaussian curvature) may have some distortion during unfolding.


The unfold tool is in the mechanical tool palette located under Tools in the menu bar. Selecting the tool icon prompts the user for the surface or body to unfold.  The surface to unfold fold must have zero thickness such as with a surface or mesh object.  For example, it does not accept a solid. Select any surface in the body and the results are displayed in the XY plane at z = 0.  

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The Bill of Material Create BOM feature has a new option to support fraction measurements. To use this feature, select the Attributes and BOM dialog box from the Tools menu. Select your objects and associated a data set such as CutList properties. Apply to selected. Now select the Create BOM option to create a table. In the BOM Settings dialog box, select the Decimals pull down option. And then Select Fractions to display measurements as factions of feet and inches.

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A ‘clash’ is the result of two objects in your design taking up the same space. A clash detection is the technique of identifying if, where, or how two or more parts of a grouping interfere with one another.  Clash Analysis is suitable for checking mate, align, and interference checks for parts and assemblies.  Example types of interference may be:


  • Volume sharing
  • Face sharing
  • Edge sharing
  • Vertex sharing


The Clash Detection tool will report up twenty different types of clashes.

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The Compare Parts tool examines two parts for deviations in geometry.  Deviations are shown as minimum distance vectors between the two parts.


The first part selected must be a surface or solid.  The second part must be a mesh which can be an imported object such as a STL, OBJ, or point cloud via the PLY file format. The result of the tool is provided as a report plus distant deviations represented by line entities between the two parts.

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A spur gear is a type of mechanical gear with straight teeth that are parallel to the axis of rotation. Spur gears are used to transmit power and motion between parallel shafts. They are simple and inexpensive to manufacture, and they are widely used in many different types of mechanical systems.

The Gear tool is in the Mechanical tool palette.  A gear is created by specifying a variety of parameters displayed in the creation dialog box.   .




1. Select the gear tool from Mechanical tool palette

2. Specify a location for the gear center

3. The gear parameters dialog is displayed

4. Specify the parameters below:


  • Number of Teeth
  • Module
  • Pressure Angle
  • Clearance
  • Involute Samples
  • Hole Radius


5. Specify whether to create a 3D solid along with the 2D gear profile.


Enable the check box to create an associate 3D extrude solid with the 2D gear profile

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PBR, or physically based rendering, is a method of rendering computer graphics that aims to accurately represent the way that light interacts with different materials in the real world. In PBR rendering, the appearance of a material is defined by a set of parameters that describe its physical properties, such as its roughness, reflectivity, and transparency. These parameters are used to calculate the way that light reflects off the surface of the material, taking into account the angle of the light source and the surface normal, as well as the surface's roughness and other properties.


One of the key benefits of PBR rendering is that it allows for more realistic and consistent results, as it is based on the physical properties of real-world materials rather than arbitrary artistic choices. This makes it particularly well-suited for applications where photorealism is important, such as architectural visualization, product design, and film and game development.


Key user interface components to PBR rendering include:  

  • Photo Render Tool Palette
  • Rendering Cameras
  • Render To File
  • Render Window
  • Render Settings


For a quick introduction to Photo Rendering with V14 see the video below:



The Photo Render tool palette provides access to many of the tools used to create photo rendered images. The tool palette is access from the Tools menu bar “Photo Render” option.    

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Create Camera
Creates a camera from eye point, reference point, and field of view. Cameras are saved with file and used with the Render Camera tool.

Render Camera
Renders a selected camera to the window.

Render Window
Renders the current window and view orientation.

Render To File
Renders current view orientation to a file with new width/height.

Display Last Render
Displays the last rendered window to drawing window.

Render Settings
Dialog box with settings for HDRI, background, materials, and other settings.




The Create Camera tool creates a camera object from eye point, reference point, and field of view.  Cameras are useful for saving view orientations that can be recalled or used with the Render Camera tool.

To create a camera:


  1. Select the Create Camera tool from the photo render tool palette
  2. Specify the eye point, defined as the camera location
  3. Specify the reference point, which specifies where the camera is looking
  4. The camera is created


Camera objects have two parameters that can be modified from the data entry window.


  1. Field of View (size of viewing area)
  2. Focal length (length of camera and controls perspective distance) 



The Render Camera tool creates a photo rendered image from a selected camera.

Camera properties supported when using this command include:


  • Start Point representing the camera eye point
  • End point representing the camera reference point
  • Field of View defines the scope of the view 

Cameras are always rendered with perspective enabled. The rendered image is drawn into the drawing window. 



The Render Window tool renders using the current view orientation.  The results are displayed into the drawing window.



The Render Window tool renders using the current view orientation.  The results are displayed into the drawing window.



The Display Last Image redraws to the window the last photo rendered image. 



The Render Settings dialog provides access to the following photo render settings and parameters.


  • General Settings
  • HDRI
  • Backgrounds
  • Sun & Sky
  • Textures
  • Post Effects


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The General Settings tab provides access to the following photo render settings and parameters:


  • Render Presets:  Presets parameters for mechanical, architectural, and jewelry scenes
  • Render Engine Type:  Method of light tracing
  • Default Material:  Glossy or Matte for parts with no materials assigned
  • Render Halt Time:  Stop rendering after so many seconds
  • Render Halt Samples:  Stop render after so many render passes
  • Render Halt Threshold:  Render until pixels stop changing by this percent
  • Render Curves:  Render curves as pipes
  • Render Text & Dimensions:  Render Text and Dimensions as polygons
  • Ground Shadows:  Create a transparent ground to catch shadows
  • Refresh Interval:  Refresh the drawing screen only after so many seconds
  • Light Tracing Depth:  The maximum number of light bounces


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The High-Definition Range Image (HDRI) tab provides access to the following settings and parameters:

  • HDR Images:  Drop drown containing example HDRI images
  • From File:  Select a HDRI from file system
  • Rotate Z:  Rotate the HDR from 0 to 360
  • Gain:  Increase or decrease the light intensity
  • Gamma:  Increase or decrease the contrast of the HDR image


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The Backgrounds tab provides access to the following settings and parameters:

  • Backgrounds:  Drop drown containing example background images
  • From File:  Select a background from file system

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The Sun & Sky tab provides access to the following settings and parameters:


  • Use Skylight:  Enables SkyLight environment lighting
  • Skylight Gain:  Increase or decrease overall brightness
  • Skylight Turbidity:  Increase or decrease atmosphere turbulence
  • Skylight Exposure:  Increase or decrease overall intensity
  • Skylight Tint:  Controls the colour of the light
  • Use Sunlight:  Enables Sunlight environment lighting
  • Sunlight Gain:  Increase or decrease overall brightness
  • Sunlight Turbidity:  Increase or decrease atmosphere turbulence
  • Sunlight Exposure:  Increase or decrease overall intensity
  • Sunlight Tint:  Controls the color of the light


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The Materials tab provides access to the following material settings and parameters:

  • Materials:  List of material shader types.

Each material can have a set of unique parameters.  For example, glossy has:


  • Diffuse:  Base colour of object
  • Specular:  Highlight colour when light is perpendicular to surface normal
  • Roughness:  How smooth or rough the material surface
  • Transparency:  Material value for transparency or opacity


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  • Materials: Metal Library:  The Materials Metal shader provides access to a collection of preset metals that include silver, gold, chrome, copper, steel, nickel, and brass as examples.


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  • Materials: Glass Library:  The Materials Glass shader provides access to a collection of preset glass and gemstones that include diamond, ruby, clear glass, and emerald.  


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The Textures Tab provides access to a collection of preset textures that can be added to the material shader type on an object.  Texture settings and parameters include:


  • Texture Type:  List of existing textures
  • Folders:  Textures organized by categories
  • From File:  Select a texture from your file system
  • Gain:  Increase or decrease the brightness of the texture
  • U-Scale:  Scale the texture coordinates along u axis
  • V-Scale:  Scale the texture coordinates along v axis


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A post processor is a tool that allows you to apply various image-based effects to a rendered image after it has been completed. These effects can include things like tone mapping, denoising, color aberration, vignette, and gamma correction.  Post processors can be very useful for improving the final appearance of a rendered image and can help to add a more polished and professional look to your work.

Post processors are accessed under the Post Effects tab in the render settings dialog box.   The Post Effects tab is only available in SharkCAD, SharkCAD Pro, ViaCAD Pro, and TurboCAD Mac Pro.


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The denoiser used to reduce noise in images.  The denoiser used is the Intel Open Image Denoiser (OIDN) which is based on a machine learning algorithm that has been trained on a large dataset of noisy and denoised images. This allows the denoiser to learn the patterns of noise present in different types of images, and to remove the noise while preserving the underlying detail and structure of the image.


To use OIDN, select the Post Effects tab and enable the “Use Denoiser” check box.  The denoiser has one setting called Sharpness.  By default, the Sharpness value for denoiser is set to zero which is “full” filtering.  The value of 1 represents little to no denoising.


Note: The denoiser only works in CPU and will add a slight pause to each sample rendered.

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Gamma Correction is a method used to adjust the brightness and contrast of an image by applying a nonlinear transformation to the pixel values. This transformation is typically used to correct for the nonlinear behavior of some displays, which can cause the displayed image to appear too dark or too bright.


Gamma correction is applied in the post-processing stage of the rendering process accessed by enabling the “Gamma Correction” check box.  The “Amount” value specifies the exponent used in the nonlinear transformation, with a value of 2.2 being commonly used for sRGB displays.


By adjusting the "Gamma" value, you can adjust the overall brightness and contrast of the rendered image, as well as correct for any color shifts that may occur due to the nonlinear behavior of the display.



Tone mapping is the process of converting the high dynamic range (HDR) pixel values of a rendered image into low dynamic range (LDR) pixel values that can be displayed on a standard monitor. This is necessary because the dynamic range of an image, which is the range of luminance values from the darkest to the lightest parts of the image, is often much larger than the range of values that can be displayed on a standard monitor.


By adjusting the tone mapping parameters, you can control the overall appearance of the rendered image and make it more visually appealing. 


To perform tone mapping, select the Post Effects tab and pick the “Tone Mapper” check box. 



Vignette is a post-processing effect that darkens the edges of an image, creating a concentric gradient from the center of the image to the edges. Vignette is often used to draw the viewer's attention towards the center of the image and create a sense of depth and focus.


To enable vignette, you can select the "Vignette" setting in the "Post Effects" tab of the render settings. When the "Vignette" setting is enabled, you can adjust the "Scale" parameter to control the strength and size of the vignette effect. The "Scale" parameter controls the size of the area affected by the vignette effect.



Color aberration is a post-processing effect that simulates the chromatic aberration that can occur in real-world lenses. Chromatic aberration is an optical phenomenon that occurs when the different wavelengths of light are not focused on the same plane, causing different colors to appear slightly offset from one another. This can cause the edges of objects in an image to appear distorted or fringed with color.


To enable color aberration, pick the Post Effects tab and select the "Color Aberration" check box. When the "Color Aberration" setting is enabled, you can adjust the “Scale" parameter to control the size of the area affected by the color aberration effect. The "Scale" parameter specifies the size of the color fringes, with higher values resulting in larger fringes.



The Photo Render Library provides a collection of materials, HDRI, and backgrounds via a drag and drop user interface.  To access the Library, select the Render Library from the Tools menu bar. 



The library category type provides access drag and drop materials, HDRI, backgrounds, and textures.  Select a category such as materials to show various options for fabric, marble, glass, and metals.  Position your cursor over the desired material and press and move to the object.

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The laser light adds a direct light source that emits a focused beam of light. Laser Lights are defined by a start point, end point, radius, and gain. The start point defined the laser start while the end point defines the direction of the light. The radius value defines the cylinder region of light. The gain defines the strength of the light.

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The paraboloid primitive provides a means to create a quadric surface from one-, two-, or three-point definitions. Use a paraboloid to create a reflectors/radars, automobile headlights, solar furnaces, antennas, and aerodynamic tips. The Paraboloid primitive is located in the solid primitives tool palette, last tool item. The one-point paraboloid has a base center, and three radius values. The two-point paraboloid has a base center, end. The three point has two points defining the base diagonal, and one point defining the height. Each method provides a data entry window interface to change the associated radius values.


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The Gripper has a new graphic widget to perform non uniform scaling via a handle. To use this feature, display the inspector and select the gripper properties tab. Then select “Enable Gripper”. The non-uniform scale graphic is the red, blue, or green box display along the associated axis. Select, hold and drag over the box to scale along that particular axis.


Red scales along x

Blue along y

And Green scales along z


You can scale curves, surfaces, or solids. Use the data entry window to scale a precise amount.

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A new dimension tool was introduced to support area-based measurements. To access the Area Dimension tool tear out the dimension tool palette and select the area dimension tool icon. The area dimension works with collections of closed curves or polygons. There are two options accessed through the data entry window.


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  1. Leader Line Dimension
  2. Text at Centroid



Select Pick Leader Line Dimension. And now select the collection of curves or polygon. Then select the arrow location and text location. Now change the area method to text at centroid. And select the polygon. The area dimension is associative to the curves originally selected. Modifying a curve will update the area dimension. The Area dimension also work with a collection of curves used in a constrained system. In this case, updating any dimension value, will update the area dimension.

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Core technology components for the modeling and interoperability tools are provided by Dassault Systems Spatial Technology.  V14 includes a major integration update for all products.



The core modeling kernel was updated to support a newer version from Spatial.  The new update provides greater increases in quality and robustness and improvements in modeling tasks such as booleans, blending, chamfering, sweeps, skinning, healing, and faceting functionality.

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SAT & SAB Updates

The SAT and SAB data translators provide a neutral file format for precisely sharing curve, surface, and solid modeling data.  Third party app supporting SAT/SAB file formats include AutoCAD, Inventor, Fusion 360, SolidWorks, and SolidEdge.

STEP & IGES Updates
The STEP and IGES translators for importing and exporting of precision curves, surfaces, and solids was updated via the Spatial Interop.  STEP and IGES support sharing of precise NURB and analytic surfaces between applications.

SolidWorks, CATIA, PROE, NX
Native format translators were updated to support newer versions from SolidWorks, SolidEdge, PRO E, CATIA, and NX.

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2D PDF Export

The 2D PDF export is a new method of sharing vector and font-based data with other applications. Vector data such as Lines, arc, circles, and splines are supported. Additionally, text and dimensions annotations are supported. Line styles and pen weights are also supported. Surfaces and Solids are exported as wireframes.

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DWG ODA 23.5

The DWG, DXF, PDF, and DAE translators provided through the Open Design Alliance (ODA) were updated to support the latest enhancements and performance boasts.  Additionally, minor enhancements were made supporting sharing of text and dimension data.


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SketchUp 2022

The SketchUp import/export technology was updated to support the lasted SDK.   This includes support for newer versions as well as maintenance updates for sharing data between the applications.

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Batch Export Photo Rendering

The Batch tool supports the option to render multiple images from a collection of files.

The tool will support rendering all cameras in visible layers of the files as well as use saved render settings. If no camera or saved render settings are present, it will use defaults at the time the batch tool was executed.

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STEP Export with Units

The STEP export file was updated to support specifying a unit setting upon export.  Applications reading the STEP file must support reading the file unit setting.

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More Solid Modeling Tools

Ten new solid modeling tools were added into ViaCAD 2D3D and TurboCAD Mac Deluxe.  These tools extend the already powerful solid modeling capability with the following tools:



  • Two rail sweep
  • Cutout Solid
  • Protruded Solid
  • Skin Solid
  • Pipe
  • Hole
  • Boss
  • Trim
  • Push/Pull



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  • Macintosh® OS 10.11 through 13.0 or higher¹
  • x64 Intel® Mac®
  • 3 GB of hard disk space
  • 8 GB RAM or greater
  • Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended)
  • OpenGL Compliant video card with 256 MB VRAM

¹ Program compatibility is not guaranteed for earlier operating systems, require a machine with an operating system using x64 (64-Bit) architecture.