TurboCAD Deluxe 2021

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Introduction to TurboCAD


TurboCAD Deluxe 2021
 is ready-to-use 2D drafting, 3D modeling, and rendering software. Easily adjust the interface for your level of experience to access hundreds of drawing, modification, dimensioning, and annotation tools. Quickly render designs for powerful presentation, share with AutoCAD and more.

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. Over 20 new and improved features have been added in 2021.

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Description

ESSENTIAL 2D/3D CAD SOFTWARE:

TurboCAD 2021 Deluxe includes 2D drafting, 3D surface modeling, photorealistic rendering, and additional professional features to enhance productivity and interoperability. Users already familiar with AutoCAD® will find it to be a powerful and affordable alternative. It includes a customizable Ribbon Interface with 4K monitor support to optimize productivity and readability on higher resolution displays.

TURBOCAD 2021 DELUXE CAN HELP YOU DESIGN PROJECTS SUCH AS:

• Architectural drawings
• Remodeling plans
• Inventions and patent designs
• Prototyping with 3D printers
• Mechanical drawings
• Furniture design, woodworking, and cabinetry
• Musical instruments
• Graphics and technical illustrations
• Product and Packaging design
• 2D drafting, diagraming and schematic drawings

WE WILL HELP YOU LEARN:

TurboCAD includes set up wizards, context-sensitive help, snaps, alignment aids, handle-based editing, and a flexible user interface. These will shorten your learning curve, and improve your productivity and design efficiency. Your purchase includes 6 months of free technical support, as well as 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. Plus, Context Sensitive help and a choice between using offline PDF manual and our Online help portal.

Key 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®. 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 colors 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.

Optimized 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 customize with materials and colors.

Hatch Patterns and Fills – Choose from over 70 hatch patterns (including colors) 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.

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

 

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.

Color Transparency – Screen back the color 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 – Organize, 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.

Colors, 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.

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.

 

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 2020.

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 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, customize your fonts and define your paper widths and heights.

What’s New in TurboCAD Deluxe 2021


Performance, User Interface & Usability

1. Find Control in Custom Ribbon Page

The Find feature allows users to search or find Command/Group/Pop-ups/Tabs in the Ribbon tree.

2. Interactive Startup Splash Screen

Splash Screen has been added as a Startup Screen when Launching TurboCAD for a better interactive user interface. The interactive screen displays recently created files and ability to open/create new file via Create tab, allows user to learn about TurboCAD basics, including new feature videos, via Learn tab, and get access to the latest information about TurboCAD, via News tab.

3. Snap Improvement: Highlight Hit Graphic

This feature highlights edges for snaps when you move a 3D object or connect two, 3D objects together. This option has been added to both the Drawing Aids window and the related settings have been added to the Program Setup/Preferences dialog box as Visual Effect Settings, selected – Visual Effect Settings.

4. Resize Previews in Blocks Palette

A new slider has been added to the Blocks Palette which allows the user to resize previews of blocks within the Blocks Palette.

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5. Mouse Wheel Support within the Blocks Palette

Using the mouse wheel, the user can now scroll through block previews within the Blocks Palette.

6. Currently Available On

A new feature has been added to the Commands section in the Customize menu, which allows the user to see the position of a particular command available in the menu, UIs and toolbars.

7. Find Block in Blocks Palette

A new search bar has been added to the Blocks Palette which allows user to find a block by its name in the Blocks Palette.

8. Viewport Hidden Line Performance Improvement

A new option “Use Hidden Line Cache” has been added to the cache section of the Viewport properties window. If this is turned on, Paper Space viewport processing (redraw, move, zoom) becomes significant faster for large drawings.


2D Drafting and Editing

1. Automatic Updating of Xrefs

When using a file with Xrefs, if any of those external files are updated, then TurboCAD now asks if you want to regenerate the file with the updated Xref.

2. Leader Dimension Improvements

Leader dimensions in DWG files are now displayed correctly with TC2021.

3. Load/Unload Xrefs

A New option “Status”, with two values: “Loaded” and “Unloaded” has been added to the Edit Xrefs dialog box. When a referenced drawing (Xref) is Unloaded from the current drawing, the drawing opens much faster and uses less memory.

When the Xref definition is unloaded from the drawing file, the internal pointer to the referenced drawing remains. You can therefore restore all the information by Loading the Xref. In order to maximize the performance of TurboCAD, it is recommended that you Unload any referenced files if they are not needed in the current drawing session but may be used later for printing/plotting.

Architectural

1. Architectural Grid

The Architectural Grid is a new tool that makes it easy to align other architectural objects in the drawing, such as walls and columns. Users can also import rectangular grids from DWG drawings and can change the properties of the grid and bubble representation, via the Selection Info palette.


Rendering and Visualization

1. Visualize Render Mode

A new render mode “Visualize” has been added to the TurboCAD 2021. Visualize supports several device modes: OpenGLES2, OpenGL and GDI, out of which OpenGLES2 is the most advanced and the most productive device mode.

a. Visualize Hidden Line and Draft Render Mode

‘Visualize’ Rendering Type with both Hidden Line and Draft Render (including ‘Gouraud Shaded’ and ‘Flat Shaded’) modes has been added to ‘Camera PropertiesRendering’ page.

Visualize Wireframe vs Hidden Line vs Draft Render:

b. Visualize Import LightWorks® and RedSDK materials

The Visualize rendering technology includes the ability to import materials contained in TurboCAD files that have been rendered either by LightWorks or RedSDK. The Visualize renderer does not currently include its own native materials for TurboCAD. Currently, Visualize rendering supports color, texture, transparency map and bump maps, these parameters can be imported from LightWorks or RedSDK materials.

c. Visualize Anti-Aliasing

The Visualize renderer supports two types of Anti-Aliasing: Line Smoothing and Fast Approximation Anti-Aliasing (FXAA).

 

d. Visualize Ambient Occlusion

An Ambient Occlusion option is included in Visualize. Options for these are set in the Drawing Setup dialog box, and include the following parameters: Loops, Focus, Power, Blur Radius, Blur Power.

e. Visualize Lighting

Lighting options are included in Visualize. Options for this are set in Drawing Setup dialog box, and include the following parameters: Default Presets, Intensity. This could get enabled with OpenGLES2 device type.

f. Visualize Support images with alpha transparency

Support of images with alpha transparency is included in Visualize. When the Opaque Background option is disabled (it is enabled by default), it makes all pixels of a certain color transparent (100% transparency). In Visualize mode, the transparency of each pixel corresponds to the alpha transparency value for the given pixel, specified in the alpha channel.

g. Visualize Settings

Visualize Settings have been added to the Program Setup window.


Interoperatibilty

1. Updated DWG and DXF support

Updated Read and Write support of DWG and DXF files.

2. Publish to PDF

Publish to PDF Combine functionality of 2D and 3D PDF filters have been integrated into a single tool “Publish to PDF”, which has been added to the File menu.

3. STL Import Performance Boost

STL file import performance has been boosted up to 10 times.

4. SKP filter updated

TurboCAD now supports Import and Export of the SketchUp 2021 file format.

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.
  • Surface Modeling Tools like 2D/3D Booleans, extrude, revolve, sweeps, & more.
  • Professional Part Tree that can act like a selective Undo/Redo for all your 2D/3D operations.
  • Powerful Drafting Palette that creates associative sections and cut planes.

 

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UI & PERFORMANCE
Automatic updating of Xrefs
Interactive Startup Splash Screen
Mouse wheel support within the Blocks Palette
Find position of a Command in the UI
Audit System – locate ‘bad’ or out-of-rage objects based upon user criterion
AutoCAD®-like 2D Drafting Interface Options
Command Line with Dynamic Input Cursor
Easy, Handle-Based Editing
ePack with New Intelligent File Send
PDF Underlay Tool
Purge Tool
Windows 64-bit and 32-bit Compatible Versions
Design Director – for object property management
Layer Filters
Layer Management
Conceptual Selector
Timestamp
2D DRAFTING & EDITING
Load/Unload Xrefs
Direct Editing of Blocks in Drawing
2D Drawing, Editing and Modifying
Advanced Drawing Tools (Gear, Surface Tolerance, Text along Curve)
Drafting and Detailing Palette – create associative sections and cut planes
2D Geometric and Dimension Constraints
Associative Arrays and Pattern Tools
Arrow tools
Auto Tools (for Scaling, Sizing, Positioning, Rotating, and Movement)
Bezier and Fair Curves
Centerline and Center Mark
Hatch Pattern Creator & Gradient Fills
Smart and Quick Dimension Tools
Relative Angle Field
3D DRAWING, MODELING, & EDITING
3D Solid and Surface mapping tools
3D Surface Primitives
3D Booleans – Add, Subtract, Intersection
3D Helix
3D Splines and Polylines
Extrude (simple)
Assembly Tools
Sweep
Revolve
Slot Tools
Mirror Copy Tool for 3D Objects
3D Slice by Facet
Advanced Blending Functionality
3D Patterns from Compound Profiles
SOLID MODELING & ADVANCED MECHANICAL DESIGN
Part Tree/History Tree
ACIS® Solid Modeling
Thread tool
Stretch Entity
Extract Entity
Push/Pull Tool
Imprint
Law Tools – Curve from Law; Surface with Laws; Offset with Law; Warp Entity by Law
Lofting
NURBS Support
Sheet Metal Tools (bend and unbend, flange, gusset and rib)
Smooth Surface Meshes (SMesh)
Tweak Face and Revolve Face
Twist Entity
Twisted Extrude, Extrude to Face Tools
ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & GIS
Architectural Grid
House Builder Wizard
Simple BIM via IFC Support Limited Import Only
Style Manager Limited Limited
Self-Trimming and Self-Aligning Blocks
Geolocation of Drawings, Compass Rose
Schedule
Schedule Tool and Wizard
Architectural Sections and Elevations (3D-to-2D documentation)
Intelligent (Parametric) Attribute-rich, Architectural Objects Limited Limited Full
– Walls (Self-Healing; Straight, Curved; Block Insert)
– Markers
– Windows & Doors
– Roofs
– Slabs (Floor and Roof Slabs, now with openings)
– Compound Wall Definitions / Multi-Component Walls
– Muntins – for Windows & Doors
– Stairs
– Rails
PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING AND VISUALIZATION
Visualize Hidden Line Render Mode
Visualize Rendering and Lighting
Visualize Import Lightworks and RedSDK materials
Visualize Anti-Aliasing
Visualize Ambient Occlusion
Visualize Lighting
Visualize Support images with alpha transparency
3D Photorealistic Rendering
Customizable Luminances and Material Libraries
Caustics for Sun Lights
Customizable Environments Library
Luminance of Objects, Shadow Casting, Anti-aliasing
OpenGL & Hidden Line Rendering
Ray Tracing
Render Manager
Shared Shader Sets – support of legacy drawings
Volumetric Rendering Effects
Geo-located Sun & Physical Sky Lighting
Advance Rendering
UV Mapping – now includes SMesh Objects
Dynamic Cutaway Plane
PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING AND VISUALIZATION
Blocks, Block Editor and Xref Support
Symbols, Part Library
Table Styles with Property Set Definitions
Internal Database and Custom Data; External Database Connectivity
Parametric Parts Editor for 2D and 3D parts creation and management
Programmable SDK & Ruby Scripting (Compatible with SketchUp Ruby Scripts)
INTEROPERABILITY
Progress meter for Interop Filters
Part Names from Interop
Export VDA file format
Export CATIA file format
3D Printer Support via .STL Import and Export
AutoCAD (DXF, DWG, and DWF) File Compatibility
Import and Open File Formats 22 25 41
Export, Save As, and Publish File Formats 23 27 34
Enhanced SketchUp File (SKP) Import – geometry, views, materials, components
TAP File Import – Import TurboApp files from mobile devices
Export of Coordinate Data
Adobe 3D PDF (.U3D and .PRC) Export U3D only
Open and Save 3DM (Rhino), OBJ, SHX (save only) , STP files OBJ, SHX only
Google Earth (KML and KMZ) File Support
Terrain Data (XYZ) File Import and Export Support
Point Cloud Support (PCD, PCG, XYZ, ASC)
File Conversion Tool with Batch File Conversion
Open and Save ASAT, SAT,IGS, STP mechanical drawings
3MF  –
3DM, 3DS  –
OTHER
Network License Support
Point Cloud Triangulation
Subset Point Cloud
System Requirements
Version 2021
Size 880Mb
Platform Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

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 16 GB RAM.