The PDF Underlay tool allows you to insert a page of a PDF file into your drawing to use as a 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.
This feature is now available in All versions of TurboCAD.
TurboCAD comes with a number of 3D primitives including Box, Rotated Box, Cone, Cylinder, Polygonal Prism, Sphere, Hemisphere, Torus, and Wedge. Users can now select flat 3D polylines or 3D curves for Surface Extrude tools such as Revolve. Also, 3D Curve and Curve (2D Curve) are now separate tools.
Users can now select flat 3D polylines or 3D curves for Surface Extrude tools such as Revolve. Also, 3D Curve and Curve (2D Curve) are now separate tools.
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 fully supported in the Ribbon.
A new 3D Print Check option has been added when exporting an STL file. This tool checks part for the following common topological errors such as:
• non-manifold edges
• duplicate facets
• collapsed facets
• consistent normal orientation
• open edges
The tool also displays geometry information such as extents, number of facets/vertices, area, and volume. When saving an STL file, the user is given the option of performing a print check on the 3D model.