TurboCAD 2019 Designer

Easy 2D CAD Software

TurboCAD 2019 Designer
  • Complete 2D Drafting & Detailing including hundreds of drawing, modifying, dimensioning and annotation tools.
  • Easy, handle-based editing, snaps, drawing aids, and new centerline and center mark tools speed design.
  • Design Director for object property management.
  • Simple File Sharing with AutoCAD®2019 .DWG & .DXF, SketchUp .SKP, save to PDF and more!
  • NEW! Construct Similar Tool
  • NEW! Customizable Ribbon Interface

Introduction to TurboCAD 2019

TurboCAD Designer 2019 is the best precision design solution on the market for new CAD users. It’s easy to learn and use with quick access to hundreds of 2D drawing, modifying, and dimensioning tools that are perfect for designing floor plans, technical illustrations, flow charts and more.

You can even share your work in over 20 industry standard CAD & graphic file formats including the latest AutoCAD®2019 DWG/DXF formats. Over 10 new and improved features have been added in 2019.

Key Features

A Complete Set of 2D Drafting and Detailing Tools 

TurboCAD Designer 2019 employs a large selection of line, arc, curve, and spline tools, so that you’ve always got the right tool for the job. When used with TurboCAD’s snaps, modification tools, and drawing aids you will be able to quickly draft and document your designs with no restrictions.

  • Arcs, Bezier Curve, Circles, Ellipses, Construction, Lines, Double Lines, Irregular, Polygon, Lines, Multi-Lines, Parallel Lines, Perpendicular Lines, Points, Polygon, Polyline

  • Point Marker Tool

  • Chamfer/Fillet, Align

  • Insert Picture, Text, Object, Brush Style

  • Transform: Move, Rotate, Scale

  • Revision Cloud

  • 2 Types of Spline Curves

  • Array Copy for Drafting Repeating Objects

  • Boolean Add, Subtract, Intersect

  • Multiple Object Trim and Extend

  • Stretch, Split, Trim, Meet Two Lines, Break, Extend

  • 2D Measurements - Angle, Area, Coordinates, Distance

  • Wall

Annotation Tools

Dimensioning and Text are vital to any CAD Drawing. TurboCAD Designer 2019 includes:

  • Smart, Quick and Baseline which allow you to dimension automatically.

  • Associative Dimensions - freely move, rotate, or resize the associated objects and the dimension will retain its position relative to the objects, and the dimension text will change automatically to reflect changes.

  • Precise Dimensioning up to 10 decimal points.

  • Formats include: Architectural, Fractional, Engineering, Decimal, and Surveyor.

  • Multi-Text formatting and scaling options

  • Linear and angular dimension tools now allow users to specify a fixed length for line extensions and the value for that length.

  • The ability to globally define dimensions at the drawing level

  • Pick Point & Path Hatching, Bitmap 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.

Handle-Based Editing

Save time and draw more accurately, more quickly. TurboCAD® provides handles for scaling, but also for rotating and moving objects.

Super Selector Modes

Drag modes offer precise control over object selection for faster, easier modification of your drawing. Also, a previous selection function allows users to quickly jump back to the last selection with which there was a modification, and restore the selection.

  1. Rectangle Selector Mode is a bidirectional selector.

  2. Window Polygon Selector Mode only selects objects inside a closed polygon.

  3. Crossing Polygon Selector Mode selects objects crossing or within a closed polygon.

  4. Fence Selector Mode selects objects touched by an open polygon.

Context-Sensitive Help

The TurboCAD® context menu (right-click) provides access to 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.

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.

CAD and Graphics Compatible

Sharing your files with others and among other programs is easy. TurboCAD supports the most current and popular industry-standard file formats including the latest DWG/DXF Read/Write Filters for working with AutoCAD® 2019.

What's New in TurboCAD Designer 2019


NEW! Customizable Ribbon Interface

Users now have the ability to fully customize the Ribbon Interface. You can now Add and Rename Tools, Groups and Tabs. In addition, Tabs may be hidden or renamed, and manually created XML Config files can be directly imported into TurboCAD. UI Themes are also full supported in the Ribbon.

4K Monitor Support

With new, scaleable vector icons, TurboCAD is now fully optimized for 4K monitors. Through dynamic sliders, toolbar icons, the User Interface and other icons in other part of the UI can be resized to optimize readability on higher resolution displays.

NEW! Named View Enhancements

New functionality has been added where users now have the option of associating Layer Sets with Named Views, giving users a much better way to manage Layers Sets.


NEW! Construct Similar Tool

This tool which takes properties from a referenced object and applies these to the construction of the next object. This tool provides a fast and efficient method to assign object properties such as line fonts, dimension styles, and wall properties with a single click.

Video: Construct Similar 

NEW! PDF/Insert/Underlay

The PDF Underlay tool allows you to insert a page of a PDF file into your drawing to use as reference or tracing layer. To use properly as a tracing layer, the file must be a vector PDF, rather than a bit-mapped PDF. As a vector file, you will be able to snap to the endpoints and midpoints of lines in the PDF underlay. Underlays consist of two parts: the underlay style and the underlay insertion. An additional tool, "PDF Underlay to Objects" gives the ability to convert an Underlay into an editable object.

NEW! Highlight End Points:

A new Local Menu item has been added to the Edit tool which highlights the end points on non-closed objects with vertex counts of > 2. Supported Object Types include Polylines, 3D Polylines, Double Lines, Walls, Bezier and Spline Curve.

NEW! Remove Overlapping Entities

The ‘Overkill’ tool removes overlapping lines, arcs, text and dimensions, thereby allowing you to simplify drawings by removing duplicate, redundant Entities. Event viewer shows the count of objects that were changed.


NEW! Pick Point Hatch:

Pick-Point-Hatch now works with gaps in 2D objects. For example, trying to fill an area bounded by a Polyline, when there are gaps in the Polyline. Improvements to pick-point also apply to ADT objects (Walls, Doors and Windows), allowing to similarly fill in gaps between these objects.

NEW! Angular Dimension Tool:

This Local Menu option allows the user to define an obtuse or acute angle dimension based upon the user selecting a vertex point on a 2D object and then defining 2 additional points which in turn define and display the dimensioned angle.



NEW! AutoCAD 2019 Compatibility:

TurboCAD 2019 now fully supports AutoCAD DWG, DXF and DWF file formats.

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Tools & Features







Pro Platinum


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 -
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 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 - - -
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 - - -
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 - - -
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    - - -
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) - - -
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, Save As, and Publish File Formats 16 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 -  - -
Network License Support    -
Point Cloud Triangulation - -
Subset Point Cloud - -
System Requirements


  • 2019

Supported OS:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor