TurboCAD 2018 Deluxe 2D / 3D

Powerful 2D/3D CAD Software

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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

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.

  • 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


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.





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. 



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.



GPU Accelerated Drawing & Rendering Engine - TurboCAD Deluxe uses the Redway3d Redsdk drawing and rendering engine to speed design work and create stunning presentations. This drawing engine utilizes the power of supported on-board GPU or graphics boards for faster panning, zooming, and orbiting. It also provides photorealistic and artistic rendering capabilities for presenting your designs.

Lights and Luminances - Redsdk acts as both a real-time and a photo-realistic rendering engine. Therefore, it contains many lights and luminances used for different needs. Real-time draft mode rendering typically uses ‘centric lights’ point based light sources because the lighting cast is easy to calculate on graphics hardware. In the real world, these lights don't exist at all. All real lights (luminances) have an emitting geometry such as a lamp filament or a neon tube. These are called ‘physical’ lights, or luminances.

Physical lights produce smoother lighting than the one produced by centric lights. 

The centric lights that are supported by Redsdk are:

  • Ambient light – An ambient light adds a constant omni-directional light source affecting everything equally.
  • Point light – The point light produces lighting in all directions radiating from a point.
  • Spot light – The spot light produces lighting radiating in a cone from the cone apex.
  • Directional light – A Directional light shines everywhere along a single direction continuing infinitely in that direction and at the same intensity.
  • Beam light – A Beam light shines along a single direction in a beam of a specified radius.
  • Area light – Area light sources are light that emit light from a specified rectangle.

The centric lights that are supported by Redsdk are:

  • Physical – emulates real world lights when assigned to any object
  • Sun light – emulates the light from the sun
  • Sky light – emulates the light from the sky and sun

Materials Library - Choose from or create your own realistic material patterns, transparency, reflectance, and texture types and settings as well as multiple wrapping options to make designs look like they will in real life.

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 layers are AutoCAD 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.

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.



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.

What's New in TurboCAD Deluxe 2018


NEW! Ribbon Interface: 

New Interface "Ribbon" is embedded now in TC 2018. Ribbon interface will be optional not default. There will be a Popup on startup of application, from where user will be asked to choose either Ribbon UI or Default UI and these settings can be changed any time.

NEW! OK and Cancel button added to Insert Fraction dialog box:

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

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! Zoom in Print Preview

Previously, it was not possible to zoom in and out using the wheel mouse on the print preview. Now user is able to zoom in in Print Preview windows, prior to printing to be sure things are looking correct Such as line thickness etc.

 Image Manager Improvement:

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

NEW! Search option for locating UI features: 

Type a word to search to browse through the commands and materials. The first suitable item is highlighted. Buttons next to the input field highlight the previous or next suitable item. Successful search options are added to the list and saved between sessions. 

The Find box is used in Materials, Luminance, Environment and Advance Rendering style palettes: 

Find can also be used to search through the Toolbars and Menus under the Options menu

NEW! Need to be able to create two or three key keyboard shortcuts

User is able to create multiple keyboard shortcuts. Such as pressing "aa" might invoke the double point arc or whatever command you want to assign to that key combination. this may or may not require a different mode in the customize dialog that will allow this functionality.

NEW! Audit System 

Use the Audit System set of tools to detect a ‘bad’ object in drawing. A ‘bad’ object triggers at least one audit conditions.

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 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 wrong entities.

NEW! Deletion of Construction and Constraints layer:

Construction objects are placed on layer "$CONSTRUCTION". You can change construction geometry color and line styles via the layer manager. You can now also delete $Construction layer and $Constraints layer by selecting them in the Layer palette.

NEW! Isolate the object :

Now it is possible to select any number of entities in the drawing and to choose isolate objects. This led to work specifically on the selected entities without seeing or affecting other entities in the drawing. 

This is particularly useful in a complicated drawing we are trying to work with a subset of the drawing. When you're done you right click and say "un-isolate objects"and the drawing returns back to how it used to be. 


NEW! Flatten Tool:

Use the Flatten tool for 3D polyline and spline to make them flat on the work plane. 

NEW! Trim by Entity

Select as closed 2D object to cut another object/ object placed inside it.

i. Select a closed 2D object (cutter).

ii. Transform/ move the selected cutter to cut the object inside it. 

NEW! Select by Entity Type.

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


NEW! Snap between two points: 

Snap between two points that once chosen allows you to have two subsequent snap points and will then snap to the middle of them.



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! 2D Create option for 3D polyline/Spline:

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 tool create 2D object instead of 3D.

NEW! Pick point Hatch Improvement:

Pick point hatching is now working in internal areas. Pick point Hatch now also works when there are gaps between boundary areas.

New “Gaps” field is added in the Inspector Bar.



NEW! Relative Angle fields for Wall and Polyline update:

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, tool can create only one roof object. But in future we must add the possibility to create more than one roof.


NEW! RedSDK 4.3 

Note: RedSDK is now offered as only an optional plug-in to TurboCAD Deluxe, Expert and Pro Platinum. Enhancements described below are only fond after the plug-in has been installed.  LightWorks has been reintegrated into TurboCAD and will no longer be an optional plug-in

RedSDK Interactive Color adjustments, Filters and Sketch rendering

  • Color adjustment: The ‘Colors’ section was added to the palette ‘Advanced Render Styles’. This section allows to edit the set of ‘Color adjustment’ parameters of the selected RedSDK render style. These parameters comply with the same parameters in the Render Manager

  • Filters: The ‘Filters’ section was added to the palette ‘Advanced Render Styles’. This section allows to edit the ‘Filters’ parameters of the selected RedSDK render style. These parameters comply with the same parameters in the Render Manager

  • Sketch rendering: The ‘Sketch’ section was added to the palette ‘Advanced Render Styles’. This section allows to edit the ‘Sketch’ parameters of the selected RedSDK render style. These parameters comply with the same parameters in the Render Manager


RedSDK Interactive post-processing is not available in the preview render in Render Manager. Note that if you change the tone mapping parameters of the rendering style in the Render Manager and press Ok, all windows with this style will render.

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: Post process controller Lens flares: Lights only

  • Bounce and gather: min max radius sample function

  • GI controller Final gather controller

  • Render controllerSoft pencil

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. 

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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
AutoCAD®-like 2D Drafting Interface Options -
Command Line with Dynamic Input Cursor -
PDF Underlay Tool -
ePack with New Intelligent File Send - -
Purge Tool - -
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 Surface Primitives   
3D Booleans - Add, Subtract, Intersection
3D Helix
3D Splines and Polylines  
Extrude (simple)
Assembly Tools    
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 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 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 -  
Network License Support   
Point Cloud Triangulation -
Subset Point Cloud -
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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


  • 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.



Your experience with TurboCAD Deluxe will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, and 16 GB RAM

The optional GPU-accelerated Redsdk render modes require a supported graphic processing unit (either a chip on the board, or on a video card). The latest video drivers are typically required. Newer boards with more power and VRAM generally provide greater performance. 

RedSDK list of supported Video Cards and Drivers at: