Key Features Comparison

UI & Performance
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
Confirm replace warning message - Added in warning dialogue
Customize Ribbon Configuration
Named View Enhancements
Reset All Button in UI Theme Dialog Box
Ribbon UI Theme Support
UI Scale Slider in "Customize" Dialog Box and 4K monitor support
2D Drafting & Editing
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
Angular dimension tool improvement
Construct Similar
Highlight End Points
Improved Inspector Bar functionality
Open/Close property for Polyline
PDF /Insert/Underlay - New for TurboCAD Deluxe and Designer
Pick Point Hatch Improvement
Remove Overlapping Entities Tool
Select by Similar - Select objects with shared or similar properties
Trace Tools - Trace By Point and Trace By Rectangle incorporated to 64-bit
FlatShot (PHLV5, tcHidden)
Constraint Animation
Quick Dimension improvements
3D Drawing, Modelling & Editing
3D Surface Primitives
3D Booleans - Add, Subtract, Intersection
3D Helix
3D Splines and Polylines
Extrude (simple)
Assembly Tools
Sweep
Revolve
Advanced Blending Functionality
Slot Tools
3D Patterns from Compound Profiles
Mirror Copy Tool for 3D Objects
3D Slice by Facet
ACIS® Faceter Surface Tolerance
Extrude Improvement - Surface extrude for flat 3D polylines or 3D curves
Fillet Edges (blend) Tool Improvements
Flange Sheet Improvement
Unbend Tool Improvement
Advanced Cover/Guides
3D Print Repair Tool
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
House Builder Wizard
Simple BIM via IFC Support
Import only
Import only
Intelligent (Parametric) Attribute-rich, Architectural Objects*
Walls (Self-Healing; Straight, Curved; Block Insert)
Compound Wall Definitions / Multi-Component Walls
Windows & Doors
Muntins - for Windows & Doors
Roofs
Slabs (Floor and Roof Slabs, now with openings)
Stairs
Rails
Markers
Schedule
Schedule Tool and Wizard
Architectural Sections and Elevations (3D-to-2D documentation)
Style Manager
Limited
Limited
Self-Trimming and Self-Aligning Blocks
Geolocation of Drawings, Compass Rose
"Array tools" improvement for ADT (Architectural Desktop) objects
BIM Tool Improvement - BIM palette for show/edit BIM data
Removal of lines between Floors of multi-story houses
Photorealistic Rendering and Visualization
3D Photorealistic Rendering
Customizable Luminances and Material Libraries
Advance Rendering
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
UV Mapping - now includes SMesh Objects
Volumetric Rendering Effects
Dynamic Cutaway Plane
Geo-located Sun & Physical Sky Lighting
LightWorks 9.3
RedSDK to Lightworks converter improvements
New Sun and Sky shader
Option to turn on/off assignment of materials to Face with color
Databade and Programmatic Support; Content
Blocks, Block Editor and Xref Support
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)
Symbols, Part Library
Table Styles with Property Set Definitions
Interoperability
Adobe 3D PDF (.U3D and .PRC) Export
U3D only
3D Printer Support via .STL Import and Export
AutoCAD (DXF, DWG, and DWF) File Compatibility
Import and Open File Formats
15
22
25
41
Export of Coordinate Data
Export, Save As, and Publish File Formats
16
23
27
34
Enhanced SketchUp File (SKP) Import - geometry, views, materials, components
File Conversion Tool with Batch File Conversion
Open and Save ASAT, SAT,IGS, STP mechanical drawings
Open and Save 3DM (Rhino), OBJ, SHX (save only) , STP files
OBJ, SHX only
TAP File Import - Import TurboApp files from mobile devices
Google Earth (KML and KMZ) File Support
Terrain Data (XYZ) File Import and Export Support
3DM, 3DS
3MF
Point Cloud Support (PCD, PCG, XYZ, ASC)
DWG/DXF filter
FBX Filter
STL Improvement - 3D Print check
SAB Filter
SAT Filter - Support for Curves
Spatial InterOp (Catia V4/V5/V6, Inventor, NX 5, Parasolid, Pro/E/Creo, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, VDA-FS)
Other
Point Cloud Triangulation
Subset Point Cloud
Network License Support
Spatial ACIS update for 28.0/29.0
 

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Performance, User Interface and Usability
Assignment of Materials to color faces toggle
Command Line - User interface enhancements for 4K monitors
Selector Tool speed enhancement
Drafting Object Acceleration
GDI Redraw speed enhancement
Inspector Bar - Mathematical expressions, i.e. Add, Subtract, now work
Repeat Last Command
Ribbon Interface - Dynamic resizing of Icons and Icon descriptions; Large icon support
Selector tool Acceleration in GDI mode
Text Tool - Support of Plus (+), Minus (-), Diameter, and Degree characters
2D Drafting & Editing
2D Edit Mode
3D SNAPs - Intersection of two, 2D objects lying in different work planes can be snapped to
Auto-Numbering
Best Fit Circle and Line tools
Block and Group Editing Menu Bar
Constraint Animation
Drafting Palette - Ability to Select Layer Sets; Scaling of Drafting Object
Paper Space Viewport Explode
Quick Dimension - Dimension a Group of Graphics added
Section Properties - Any closed 2D graphic section properties can now be displayed
3D Drawing, Modeling & Editing
ACIS® Solid Modeling Engine - Updated to v29.0
3D Printing - The 3D Print tool now includes new Check and Repair options
Covering - Model complex shapes from 2D or 3D closed profiles
Mass Properties - Assign Materials with associated densities to computer a solid object's weight
Generate Weight Report - Generate a weight report and optionally export to a bill of materials
Select Feature or Defeature a Part
Architectural & Construction
Openings Modifier
Display of Multi-Story Houses
Rendering & Visualization
Flat Shot
Interoperability
3MF - Import/Export of Textures
DWG/DXF - Updated to 2020 for Import/Export
IFC - Export of PPM objects and 2D/3D Block Insertions
Professional Mechanical CAD File Formats - CATIA, Inventor, NX, Parasolid, ProE, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, VDA-FS
SAT, SAB and ASAT - Updated Import/Export of v28.0 and v29.0
SketchUp (SKP) - Updated to 2020 for Import/Export
 

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