TurboCAD Versus AutoCAD Comparison Chart

Check out the chart below to see how TurboCAD measures up against the competition.

TurboCAD Pro 21 TurboCAD Pro Platinum 21 AutoCAD 2014
Feature
USABILITY & INTERFACE
Fully Customisable User Interface & Preferences Tick Tick Tick
Easy Handle-Based Editing Tick Tick Tick
Performance Enhanced via Integrated Redway3d Drawing engine Tick Tick
Draw Order by Layer Tick Tick
Explode Viewports Tick Tick
Layer Filters Tick Tick Tick
Smart Dimension Tool Tick Tick
SNAPrioritisation Tick Tick
Transparent & Bit-mapped Fills Tick Tick Tick
2D DRAFTING & EDITING
Auto Tools (Scale, Size, Position, Rotation, Movement) Tick Tick
2D Drawing, Editing & Modifying Tick Tick Tick
Drafting Palette (Create associative sections & cut planes) Tick Tick
Copy In Place Tool Tick Tick
PDF Underlay Tool (32-Bit version only) Tick Tick Tick
Smart & Quick Dimension Tools Tick Tick Tick
XcliSupport Tick Tick Tick
3D MODELLING
3D Solid Modelling & Editing Tick Tick Tick
3D Terrain Modelling Tick Tick
3D Shelling, Lofting & Surfaces Tick Tick Tick
Smooth Surface Mesh Tools Tick Tick
3D Deformable Modelling Tick Tick
3D Pattern Copy Tools Tick
History Tree with Editor Tick Tick

ARCHITECTURAL

Intelligent (Parametric) Attribute-rich Architectural Objects

Walls (Self-Healing; Straight, Curved; Block Insert) Tick Tick
Windows & Doors Tick Tick
Muntins – both Doors & Windows Tick
Roofs, Slabs, Stairs & Rails Tick Tick
House Wizard Tick Tick
Component Walls Tick
Architectural Sections & Elevations (3D-2D documentation) Tick
Self-Aligning Blocks Tick Tick
Geo-Location of Drawing Tick Tick
Style Manager Tick Tick
MECHANICAL
2D Geometric & Dimension Constraints Tick Tick Tick
Branched Lofting & Face-to-Face Lofting Tick Tick
Geometric Tolerance Tool Tick Tick
3D Fillet Tick Tick Tick
3D Thread & Hole Tools Tick
PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING
Photorealistic Rendering & Materials with Open GL (Draft) Rendering Tick Tick Tick
Advance Rendering – customisable ray tracing, sketch rendering, depth of field Tick Tick Tick
Material Library Tick Tick Tick
Ray Tracing Tick Tick Tick
Radiosity Tick Tick
PROGRAMMATIC SUPPORT & CONTENT
Blocks, Block Editor & Xref Support Tick Tick Tick
Ruby Scripting Tick Tick
Drawing Compare Tick Tick
Programmable SDK Tick Tick
INTEROPERABILITY
AutoCAD® (.DWG™, .DWF & .DXF) File Compatibility Tick Tick Tick
Import & Open File Formats 40 40 10 40 40 10
Export, Save As & Publish File Formats 31 31 16 31 31 16
Google™ SketchUp™ (SKP) Import (geometry, views, materials, components) & Exports Tick Tick
Open & Save 3DM (Rhino), IGES, OBJ, SAT, STL, STmechanical drawings Tick Tick
Terrain Data (XYZ) File Import & Export Support Tick Tick Tick