TurboCAD Expert 2017 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.
TurboCAD Expert 2017 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.
Powerful UI & Performance
If you’re new to TurboCAD Pro Platinum, features like the fully customizable 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. Even collecting and assembling all external resources and entities attached to a drawing for distribution is simple with ePack. Plus, TurboCAD is 64-bit compatible to manage even the largest CAD files.
Organize, 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 Modeling
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 & Visualization
TurboCAD Pro Platinum 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.
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! 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.
IMPROVED! Intelligent Scaling
Create hatches, text, and dimensions that automatically scale to the 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.
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! Stairs by Linework
Create complex and advanced stairways via a set of 2D linework.
NEW! Roof Slab Openings
Insert openings into roof slab for fast placement of vents and skylights.New Roof Slab Openings
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.
Improved AutoCAD® (DXF, DWG, and DWF) File Compatibility
Improved 3D PDF (including .U3D and .PRC) Export
Improved SketchUp (SKP) File Support*
NEW! Google Earth (KML and KMZ) File Support
Improved Point Cloud (PCD, PCG, XYZ, ASC) File Support
NEW! Mobile App Support
64-bit System Requirements
32-bit System Requirements:
*TurboCAD is designed for desktops or laptops that meet the indicated system requirements. Windows RT technology used on some tablets is not supported.
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