TurboCAD Pro 2015 Educational (PC)
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TurboCAD Pro 2015
Power. Precision. Performance.
Affordable, Professional 2D/3D CAD Software
TurboCAD Pro is a brilliant collection of professional CAD tools that let you design, modify, present, and document in an integrated fashion. Advanced technologies offer tremendous value to both 2D and 3D users across disciplines.
Buying the full version lets you use your version of TurboCAD for as long as you want, and qualifies you for upgrade pricing of new releases. Each license is for a single user, but may be installed on up to two machines, such as a desktop and a laptop computer, of that single user.
Professional 2D/3D design tools, a powerful drafting palette, history tree with editor, PDF underlay, and more.
Time saving features like GPU-accelerated drawing engine, Xref support, multi-threading, and 64-bit compatibility.
AutoCAD® 2D work-a-like mode with dynamic input and command line for an easier learning curve when you switch.
Powerful architectural tools like a house wizard, self-healing walls, parametric architectural objects, and more.
Robust mechanical tools with ACIS® R24 engine, 3D solid & surface design, parametric parts manager, & more.
Photorealistic rendering & visualization with high-quality lighting, materials, and environments.
Compatible with 35 industry standard file formats including AutoCAD .DWG, .DXF, SketchUp .SKP, 3D .PDF, .STL for 3D printing.
Why Choose TurboCAD Pro?
Proven CAD Solution for over 20 years
Professional features you want at a great price
Low learning curve, especially when switching from other CAD
Exceptional performance feature for superior productivity
Outstanding File Compatibility
- Latest edition (Version 22)
In addition to the wide variety of training courses available from IMSI's training page, there are a number of free resources available:
Getting Started Guide Videos - Review the Getting Started Guide to help you learn the basics of TurboCAD Windows. View the Getting Started Videos
Online Documentation - Review our online wiki help system, updated regularly, so you always have the latest info. www3.turbocadcommunity.com
TurboCAD Community Forums - Reach out to the vast community of TurboCAD users through the community forums at forums.turbocad.com
YouTube – Visit the IMSI/Design channel for helpful demonstrations and training videos: www.youtube.com/imsidesign
TurboCAD Pro is delivered in a 64-bit version to load, process, and render files of nearly any size. (32-bit version is also delivered if required by your hardware.) The Turbocharged drawing engine takes advantage of GPU-based graphics cards for smooth zooming, panning, rotating, and moving as you design. And multi-threading takes advantage of multi core processors for lightning fast calculations.
Fast Drafting & Detailing
TurboCAD Pro is rich in fundamental drawing tools and drawing aids that speed design. Quickly and easily create views and viewports of any size and shape. Access extensive paper space and printing capabilities, a multi-select drawing tool, marker and schedule tools, leaders, multi-leaders, dimension tools, and symbols content. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Drafting & Detailing Tools
Extraordinary Drafting Palette
Create associative 2D sections based on standard views or sectional planes of 3D surface or ACIS® solid models, including XREFs, and more! With more than 15 file formats for 3D models supported that may be opened directly, imported, or included via Xref that the Drafting Palette will recognize, TurboCAD Pro is a fabulous companion product. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Drafting Palette
Optimized for 3D Printing
TurboCAD Pro both reads and writes STL files, the standard in 3D Printing world. TurboCAD Pro 3D printing features include surface simplification controls and a 3D Print button for 3D Systems printers.
TurboCAD Pro 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. TurboCAD Pro architectural tools include Wall, Window, Door, Roof, Stair, Marker, Schedule, and Terrains, with many more in TurboCAD Pro Platinum. And all the architectural objects have both 2D and 3D representations, so that elevations, floor plans, and ISO views are easier to document. TurboCAD Pro Architectural Tools Details
Mechanical Tools & 3D Modeling
TurboCAD Pro includes a complete set of 3D drawing and editing tools, surface modeling tools, and powerful ACIS® solid modeling tools, making it ideal for both single part and small assembly mechanical designs.
3D drawing primitives - Box, Rotated Box, Sphere, Hemisphere, Cylinder, Torus, Wedge, Cone, Polygonal, Prism
3D Editing and Modification Tools - Sweep, Extrude, Revolve, Loft Facet, Edit Booleans, Quick Pull
Assembly Tools - Axis, Facet, 3-Points, Tangents, Edge & Point
Specialized Mechanical Object Tools - Thread, Pipe, Bolt
More available with TurboCAD Pro Platinum.
Powerful Parametric Constraints
Often referred to as variational sketching, the D-Cubed™ 2D DCM constraint manager from Siemens Industry Software Limited gives you greater control and productivity. By setting up constraints, you get more done, create part families faster, incorporate red-line changes more quickly, and have the flexibility to evaluate different designs with ease. Access a host of geometric and dimensional constraints in TurboCAD Pro, as well as mid-point and pattern constraints with TurboCAD Pro Platinum. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Parametric Constraints
TurboCAD Pro includes tools necessary to rapidly annotate your designs. The Drafting Palette accelerates creating Views, Sections, Elevations, Floorplans, and Detail Views in numerous display styles. A full range of Dimension types that are style driven are available as well as Tables, Text, and Multi-Text tools as expected. Plus, dimension scaling in Viewports within a paper space is automatic. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Annotation Tools
TurboCAD Pro comes complete with a number of sample symbols as well as a much larger collection of parametric parts. This program also includes several special parametric symbols used in certain types of annotation that help in communicating with manufacturers.
Parametric Parts Manager
Create and consume parts that remain parametrically controlled even after insertion into your drawing. There is also a method to draw variably constrained parts and convert them to parametric parts using a wizard. Because the parts can be saved individually, like a symbol, libraries of .PPM objects can be created, shared, and reused from project to project. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Parametric Parts Manager
Easy Design Director
The Design Director palette streamlines work and enhances productivity with advanced controls for Layers, Layer Filters, creating Layer Sets, setting and saving Work Planes, controlling Named Views, and more. . Read more about the TurboCAD Pro Design Director
Rendering & Visualization
TurboCAD Pro includes the Redway3d Redsdk drawing and rendering engine to speed design work and create stunning presentations. This drawing engine utilizes 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. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Rendering
Lighting & Materials
A material editor, along with a complete library of materials, is included with TurboCAD Pro to define physically accurate materials, including reflective surfaces with ray tracing and radiosity. There is also support for lighting and luminance. Redsdk will substitute the materials and lighting of images previously rendered with Lightworks. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Lighting & Materials
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. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Xrefs
Software Developers' Kit (SDK)
TurboCAD Pro lets you extend the functionality of the application with the ability to develop new tools, functions, and behaviors. Custom routines that are performed on a regular basis can be automated. Specific tools for vertical applications can be created and added. Even commercial plug-in applications may be developed and sold. Updated documentation and samples are provided and there is a wiki and forum-based support online. Read more about TurboCAD Pro SDK
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 2015 including AutoCAD® Architecture extensions), .SKP (SketchUp™, to version 2015), .3DM (Rhinoceros®), .3DS (Autodesk® 3ds Max®), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE – export); and many more. Read more about TurboCAD Pro Supported File Formats
Productivity and Usability Enhancements
New Conceptual Selector:
- Manipulate and modify 3D objects like never before. The totally flexible design of Conceptual Selector allows users to customize any visual and editing parameters available in the application (eg. Move, scale, or rotate).
- The TurboCAD Nudge function now offers more efficient pick-up and placement of selected object(s) using the numbers pad.
Improved Block/Group Editing:
- While in block/group edit mode, users can now snap to objects outside the block or group.
More Flexible UI!
User can now resize dialog boxes as needed for their design environment. Adjust the screen size, resolution, and more. Works with the majority of dialog boxes including general property pages, multiline text, dimensions, program setup, and Drawing options pages.
New Contact Manger & File Sharing
Users now have the ability to create and maintain contact lists and send files to individuals or groups from within TurboCAD.
Better Drafting and Detailing
Improved Dimension Text
- Dimension Text can be set to Non-rotatable. With this property selected, dimension text will always face the user no matter the orientation of the drawing.
Sorted Layers in Drop Down Lists
- The Layers in the drop down and simple lists are now sorted as per the Design Director. If you change the control view order in Design Director the same ordering will be in all other Layer controls.
Redesigned Trim Tools
- New ability to trim hatched or closed objects and maintain the hatch or closure.
New Dimension Units Format ‘By Drawing’
Users can now globally define dimension units at the drawing level.
Improved Join-Polyline Tool
The Join Polyline Tool now works on Beziers and splines without converting them to a polyline, so that their original curve status is maintained.
Improved Quick Pull
The popular Quick Pull tool now offers multiple selection, so you can manipulate several co-planar faces simultaneously. You can also thicken ACIS surfaces with the Quick Pull tool, and dynamically switch between Quick Pull and Imprint modes.
New Wire Wrapping
- Wrap a wire around a 3D solid for use as an extrusion or sweep path.
Create Surface from Faces
- When using the ACIS tool ‘Create Surface from Faces’ users can now retain the source object.
Create Surface from Solid
- When using the ‘Create Surface from Solids’ tool, users can now retain the source object.
Rendering & Visualization:
TurboCAD 2015 now offers an updated Redsdk 188.8.131.52 Engine, and also now includes a New Displacement Shader in the RedSDK materials. In addition to GPU-drawing performance, the latest Redsdk engine in TurboCD 2015 provides powerful photorealistic and artistic rendering, replacing the LightWorks engine for quick and easy presentations of your designs.
While images previously rendered in LightWorks can be rendered with the Redsdk engine, some differences and substitutions may apply. For existing users that prefer to continue to use the LightWorks engine, or new users looking to expand their photorealistic rendering options, the LightWorks engine is now available as a plug-in. Look for a 50% off discount offer on this plug-in in the cart when you purchase TurboCAD 2015.
Improved DWG/DXF Read/Write Filters
- TurboCAD now uses the latest Teigha engine for the conversion of .dwg and .dxf files to/from different versions. Dynamic blocks are imported as simple blocks.
New SketchUp SKP 2015 Support
- Import/export of SketchUp 2015 files is now supported
New Visual Effects for Exported Images
- For any image that has been added to a TurboCAD drawing, you can now control the brightness, contrast, saturation, and transparency.
- TurboCAD Pro 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.
64-bit System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows® 10 (64-bit), Windows 8* (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) - 2 GB RAM (preferably as much RAM as possible).
32-bit System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8*, Windows 7, Windows Vista**, Windows XP** - 1GB RAM (preferably as much RAM as possible).
*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 Pro and Pro Platinum will run on XP and Vista platforms; however, these platforms are no longer being officially supported.
Your experience with TurboCAD Pro and Pro Platinum will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, and 4+ 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: