TurboCAD 2018 Deluxe 2D / 3D

Powerful 2D/3D CAD Software

£119.00
or 3x £39.00 with our
3-month payment plan*
TurboCAD 2018 Deluxe 2D / 3D
  • Ready to use 2D/3D CAD for everyone
  • Complete 2D/3D design tools
  • Easy to learn and use
  • 3D printing features
  • Excellent file sharing
  • Architectural design tools
  • Photorealistic rendering, materials and lighting
  • NEW! Ribbon interface
  • NEW! Quick pull for surfaces
Description

Introduction to TurboCAD 2018


TurboCAD Deluxe 2018
 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 2018 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 2018.

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.
     
  • Improved Conceptual Selector Tool and New Timestamp for greater usability.
     
  • Design Director for object property management.
     
  • Easy 2D Drafting and Editing including New Centerline and Center Mark Tools.
     
  • Surface Modeling Tools like 2D/3D Booleans, extrude, revolve, sweeps, & more.
     
  • Architectural Design Tools including an Improved House Builder Wizard.
     
  • Photorealistic Rendering, materials, and lighting to create powerful presentations.
     
  • 3D printing features with read/write of .STL files, surface simplification controls, and a 3D Print button for 3D Systems printers.
     
  • Excellent File Sharing with AutoCAD® .DWG & .DXF, SketchUp .SKP, .TAP files for mobile & more!
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.

3D Printer Optimized 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.

Image Management Palette - Simple drag-and-drop insertion, control of image parameters, and embedding.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

Copying of Architectural Objects - Use the copy and array tools to insert a set of windows or doors into a wall for greater productivity.

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.

 

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 2016.

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 2018 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.

Improved AutoCAD® (DXF, DWG, and DWF) File Compatibility - Implementation of the latest Teigha engine.

Improved SketchUp (SKP) File Support* - Import geometry, views, materials, and components from SketchUp files created in SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Mark versions 3.0 to 2018. * Please note – Trimble no longer offers the 32-bit version of their software development kit, therefore TurboCAD 2018 32-bit has no SKP filter.

Google Earth (KML and KMZ) File Support: Import KML and KMZ files into TurboCAD to view your designs in Google Earth independent of the web.

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Tools & Features

TurboCad Deluxe 2018


£119.00

TurboCad Expert 2018

£399.00

TurboCad Pro Platinum 2018

£1149,00

UI & PERFORMANCE
Fully Customizable User Interface and Preferences
Easy, Handle-Based Editing
Redsdk 4.2 Drawing Engine (GPU Accelerated)
Windows 64-bit and 32-bit Compatible Versions    
Design Director - for object property management    
Layer Filters & Layer Management
Conceptual Selector
Timestamp
AutoCAD®-like 2D Drafting Interface Options -
Command Line with Dynamic Input Cursor -
PDF Underlay Tool -
ePack with New Intelligent File Send - -
Purge Tool - -
2D DRAFTING & EDITING
2D Drawing, Editing and Modifying   
Auto Tools (for Scaling, Sizing, Positioning, Rotating, and Movement)
Centerline and Center Mark
Smart and Quick Dimension Tools    
Relative Angle Field    
Associative Arrays and Pattern Tools   -
Arrow tools -
Bezier and Fair Curves -
Hatch Pattern Creator & Gradient Fills     -
Advanced Drawing Tools (Gear, Surface Tolerance, Text along Curve)    - -
Drafting and Detailing Palette - create associative sections and cut planes    - -
2D Geometric and Dimension Constraints - -
3D DRAWING, MODELING, & EDITING
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
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
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
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 -  
OTHER
Network License Support   
Point Cloud Triangulation -
Subset Point Cloud -
 
What's New in TurboCAD Deluxe 2018

USABILITY AND INTERFACE

NEW! Ribbon Interface: 

TubroCAD 2018 boasts a new variety of excellent user interfaces including a new RIBBON INTERFACE similar to that found in Microsoft Word and the latest versions of AutoCAD. It also features an updated CADCourse INTERFACE with accelerated keyboard shortcuts for all the commands. Further for traditional users the older CLASSIC INTERFACES type are included so that no matter which interface you prefer you will feel comfortable with the new program. Various types of THEMES are supplied giving you the choice of how you want to interface to appear. At the start of the program a pop-up dialog will appear allowing you to easily choose your preference.



NEW! Keyboard Shortcuts:

Two, Three, Four or Five Key Keyboard Shortcuts

This brilliant new feature is set to revolutionize the way people use TurboCAD! Similar to the functionality found in other products such as Generic CAD or AutoCAD, the user now has the ability to set up keyboard shortcuts that consist of either two or more keystrokes to quickly invoke any TurboCAD command. These keystrokes are sequential and do not need to be a keyboard combination.

The sequence of keys is initially invoked by pressing and releasing the Control (Ctrl) key and then a set of subsequent keys to invoke the specific command. This effectively allows the user to keep the left hand on the keyboard in the right hand on the mouse massively boosting productivity.


NEW! Isolate and Hide Objects:

This terrific new feature allows you to take a complex drawing and to quickly reduce its complexity by allowing you to select certain entities and to isolate them independent of layers or groups. In this way you can focus on the entities that you’re wishing to edit while avoiding overlapping or otherwise complicated entities. In addition to isolating certain objects you also have the choice of hiding additional objects so that you can focus only on the entities that are important during the editing procedure. When complete you can simply hit the Unhide option and the drawing will return to its previous state. Extents size property

 

NEW! Search Option for Locating UI Features

This excellent new feature allows you to quickly search for particular commands within the customize dialog allowing you to quickly identify either the command itself or its keyboard shortcut. This will greatly enhance productivity as you can easily customize your interface to suit your own needs by dragging the icon onto a familiar toolbar or to create a new customized keyboard shortcut that you will remember. You can type a word in the search field to cycle through the commands and materials. Buttons next to the input field highlight the previous or next suitable item. A search history is stored in a drop-down list allowing you to quickly search for that item again in subsequent. A search combo box is used is in materials, luminance, environment and advance rendering style.


2D DRAFTING AND EDITING


NEW! Snap Between Two Points

Snap between two points that once chosen allows you to snap to the middle of two subsequent points, saving the effort of snapping to the center of a two-point construction circle, and then deleting the circle afterwards. Select by Entity Type Update

 

NEW! Thick Profile tool

Applying thick profile tool with defined width and corners type options to groups of entities of lines/polylines/circles/arcs on plane. It automatically calculates thicken profiles according to width defined for original entities. It results in set of polylines, set of connected polylines (these two options are for TurboCAD versions withour ACIS), region or set of sheet ACIS entities (those two are for  Pro version)


NEW! Flatten Tool

Use the Flatten tool for 3D polylines and 3D splines to make them flat on the work plane. This command zeros out any Z values for the defining points of these entity types allowing them to be used in a 2D environment.

NEW! Trim by Entity

This interesting new command allows trimming of multiple entities by using a single 2D close profile as the cutting edge. All objects within the defined profile are trimmed and removed. This allows you to avoid having to select multiple objects to trim to just one cutting edge. 


NEW! Pick Point Hatch Improvement

The pick point Hatch tool now has the ability to forgive small errors in design in that if a boundary line is not 100% closed you can specify an error margin distance so that the hatch command will automatically fill in the difference. This “error margin distance” is adjustable in the “Gap” value in the inspector bar and will greatly speed up hatching procedures as 100% accuracy in regard to closed curves or polylines is now optional.

 

3D DESIGN AND MODELLING

NEW! Quick Pull for surfaces

Use the Quick Pull tool to pull or push a closed 2D area of a 3D object (TC Surface) by extruding. 

 

NEW! Improved Coordinate Measure tool to include 3D

In earlier versions of TurboCAD, the Measure Coordinates of the Point tool could only measure the X and Y values as it functioned like a 2-D tool fixed on the active workplace. Now, the measure coordinates tool behaves more like a 3D tool in that will show the 3D coordinate of the World coordinate system independent of the active user coordinate system.

NEW! New 2D Create option

New option for "Create 2D" has been added for 3D polyline, 3D Spline tools. When you switch on this option, and polyline(spline) is flat then a 2D object is created instead of 3D. 

 

ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION

NEW! Relative Angle Fields for Wall and polyline update

While drawing walls or polylines, you can now choose to enter an Angle (which is absolute in relation to the world coordinates) or a Relative Angle which is the angle from the immediately previous segment (arc or line). 

 

NEW! "Add Roof by Walls" Tool Improvement

Previously, you could create only one roof object. But now there is the possibility to create more than one roof. 

 


RENDERING AND VISUALIZATION


NEW! 
LightWorks 9.1 SP5 

The LightWorks rendering engine is now once again included in TurboCAD and will no longer be an optional plug-in. TurboCAD 2018 includes LightWorks 9.1 SP5, which includes the following improvements:

  • Environments: Scaled Image (Foreground/ Background):

  • Sky: Type: user-defined sky

  • Render Styles: Enchancements like "Lights only" for Lens flares, ability to minimize/maximize radius of Bounce and Gather, modify the intensity of Final Gather Controller for blurred shades, and Soft Pencil sketching are introduced in Render Styles.


NEW! Status Bar Memory Display Update

Once you initiate any Rendering mode for a selected object; the TurboCAD status bar now displays the respective memory usage along with the processing time. 


FILE SUPPORT / INTEROPERABILITY:

  • File Sharing with AutoCAD® 2018 : Updated DWG and .DXF file import and export

  • 3MF Export Support: TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2018 now supports export of the 3MF file type used in Manufacturing.


OTHERS:

NEW! Audit System

A new “Audit” item has been added to the Filters menu of the Selection Info Palette. This Audit System enables you to highlight ‘bad’ objects in Selection Info palette, turn on/off audit conditions and change their parameters, generate audit report for one or more objects, filter ‘bad’ objects in Selection Info palette, send notifications (about a ‘bad’ object) to Event Viewer palette.

NEW! Extents Size Property

The Extents Size parameter has been added to the Selection Info Palette properties. Extents Size parameter works with groups, blocks and insertions. You can now use the ‘Extents size’ property to select entity according to size valuation. Select objects that you think are big or small, or an object in any range you want. The Extents Size update provides you with additional flexibility so that you can use this parameter for various needs and for analyzing possibly corrupted “wrong” entities.

NEW! Image Manager Improvement

You can now select Multiple files from Open Dialog box when importing pictures in the Image Manager palette.

NEW! New Zoom Diagnostic Message

A new message has been added. It appears when the user tries to zoom in or zoom out beyond the maximum zoom factor or limit.

NEW! OK and Cancel Buttons Added to Insert Fraction Dialog Box

Improved usability by the addition of OK and Cancel buttons in the dialog box of the Insert Fraction in the Text Editor palette.

NEW! Select by Entity Type Update

Now Circle/Ellipse item of previous TC versions is separated into two cases: Circle and Ellipse. The same is for Circular and Elliptical arcs. Previous versions could not select Circles or Arcs separately.

 

Introducing: The 3-month Payment Plan

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The 3-Pay Easy Payment Plan is now available. Take advantage of the payment plan to finance your TurboCAD Deluxe purchase. With our easy payment plan, you can spread the cost over 3 payments at no additional cost.

System Requirements

Version:

  • 2018

Supported OS:

  • Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, 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.