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TurboCAD Platinum 2021 Upgrade from all other Platinum and Pro versions

TurboCAD Platinum 2021 Upgrade from all other Platinum and Pro versions

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TurboCAD Platinum 2021 Upgrade from all other Platinum and all Pro versions at a discounted price.

TurboCAD Platinum 2021 Upgrade from from all other Platinum and all Pro versions is the upgrade path for owners of all other TurboCAD Platinum and Pro versions to the latest technology in TurboCAD 2021.

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Description

Professional 2D/3D CAD Software

TurboCAD® 2021 Platinum is a professional 2D Drafting and 3D Solid Modeling CAD Solution for engineers, architects, manufacturers and other design professionals. It comes fully equipped with a powerful drafting palette, ACIS® solid modeling, premium photorealistic rendering, advanced architectural and mechanical tool sets, AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface options, and extensive file support.

TurboCAD 2021 Platinum can help you design projects such as:

  • Advanced mechanical designs
  • Architectural drawings
  • Remodeling plans
  • Inventions and patent designs
  • Prototyping with 3D printers
  • Mechanical drawings
  • Furniture design, woodworking, and cabinetry
  • Musical instruments
  • Graphics and technical illustrations
  • Product and Packaging design
  • 2D drafting, diagraming and schematic drawings
  • Custom manufacturing from CAD to CNC

KEY FEATURES

Performance, User Interface & Usability

1. Find Control in Custom Ribbon Page - New Feature

The Find feature allows users to search or find Command/Group/Pop-ups/Tabs in the Ribbon tree.

2. Interactive Startup Splash Screen - New Feature

Splash Screen has been added as a Startup Screen when Launching TurboCAD for a better interactive user interface.  The interactive screen displays recently created files and ability to open/create new file via Create tab, allows user to learn about TurboCAD basics, including new feature videos, via Learn tab, and get access to the latest information about TurboCAD, via News tab.

3. Snap Improvement: Highlight Hit Graphic

This feature highlights edges for snaps when you move a 3D object or connect two, 3D objects together. This option has been added to both the Drawing Aids window and the related settings have been added to the Program Setup/Preferences dialog box as Visual Effect Settings, selected – Visual Effect Settings.

4. Resize Previews in Blocks Palette

A new slider has been added to the Blocks Palette which allows the user to resize previews of blocks within the Blocks Palette.

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5. Mouse Wheel Support within the Blocks Palette

Using the mouse wheel, the user can now scroll through block previews within the Blocks Palette.

6. Currently Available On - New Feature

A new feature has been added to the Commands section in the Customize menu, which allows the user to see the position of a particular command available in the menu, UIs and toolbars.

7. Find Block in Blocks Palette

A new search bar has been added to the Blocks Palette which allows user to find a block by its name in the Blocks Palette.

8. Viewport Hidden Line Performance Improvement

A new option “Use Hidden Line Cache” has been added to the cache section of the Viewport properties window. If this is turned on, Paper Space viewport processing (redraw, move, zoom) becomes significant faster for large drawings.

2D Drafting and Editing

1. Automatic Updating of Xrefs

When using a file with Xrefs, if any of those external files are updated, then TurboCAD now asks if you want to regenerate the file with the updated Xref.

2. Leader Dimension Improvements

Leader dimensions in DWG files are now displayed correctly with TC2021.

4. Edit Selected Block command

Now user can edit the selected block directly within the TurboCAD drawing without having to select the Edit Content option from the Blocks Palette. This can be done by simply selecting the block and clicking “Edit Selected Block”, now added to the menu.

3. Load/Unload Xrefs

A New option “Status”, with two values: “Loaded” and “Unloaded” has been added to the Edit Xrefs dialog box. When a referenced drawing (Xref) is Unloaded from the current drawing, the drawing opens much faster and uses less memory.

When the Xref definition is unloaded from the drawing file, the internal pointer to the referenced drawing remains. You can therefore restore all the information by Loading the Xref. In order to maximize the performance of TurboCAD, it is recommended that you Unload any referenced files if they are not needed in the current drawing session but may be used later for printing/plotting

5. Select by Block command

A new entry “Block” has been added to the “Select by” commands which displays the list of blocks in the drawing and allows user to select block(s) via one click.

Architectural

1. Railing improvement

“Railing by Path” now works for arc segment created by a 2D polyline.

2. Architectural Grid - New Feature

The Architectural Grid is a new tool that makes it easy to align other architectural objects in the drawing, such as walls and columns. Users can also import rectangular grids from DWG drawings and can change the properties of the grid and bubble representation, via the Selection Info palette.

3D Design and Modeling

1. Apply to Pattern - New Feature

A new local menu option “Apply to Pattern” has been added to the Pattern tools. User can now apply solid operations for all pattern elements simultaneously.

New option is available for the following operations which can be applied on the pattern objects simultaneously: Fillet Edges, Chamfer Edges, Face offset, Shell Solid.

2. 3D Mapping Tools - New

Two, 3D mapping tools: Face UV Representation and Surface on Face have been added to TurboCAD. Face UV Representation is used to get a UV representation of the selected ACIS® face as a separate object. Surface on Face is used to get a 3D surface from a selected UV representation, and 2D contour, which lies on the UV representation.

3. Imprint improvement

The Imprint tool has been improved such that it can use a block insertion that contains set of 2D contours, as a profile for performing the imprint. This can be useful for creating holes in Sheet Metal designs. Association between the block insertion and the hole is also supported.

Rendering and Visualization

1. Multi-threaded faceting for rendering

A new option has been added to the ACIS® section in Drawing Setup. In this mode, rendering is done faster for drawings containing ACIS solid bodies.

2. Visualize Render Mode – New

A new render mode “Visualize” has been added to the TurboCAD 2021. Visualize supports several device modes: OpenGLES2, OpenGL and GDI, out of which OpenGLES2 is the most advanced and the most productive device mode.

a. Visualize Hidden Line and Draft Render Mode

A new render mode “Visualize” has been added to the TurboCAD 2021. Visualize supports several device modes: OpenGLES2, OpenGL and GDI, out of which OpenGLES2 is the most advanced and the most productive device mode.

Visualize Wireframe vs Hidden Line vs Draft Render:

b. Visualize Import LightWorks® and RedSDK materials

The Visualize rendering technology includes the ability to import materials contained in TurboCAD files that have been rendered either by LightWorks or RedSDK. The Visualize renderer does not currently include its own native materials for TurboCAD. Currently, Visualize rendering supports color, texture, transparency map and bump maps, these parameters can be imported from LightWorks or RedSDK materials.

c. Visualize Anti-Aliasing

The Visualize renderer supports two types of Anti-Aliasing: Line Smoothing and Fast Approximation Anti-Aliasing (FXAA).

d. Visualize Ambient Occlusion

An Ambient Occlusion option is included in Visualize. Options for these are set in the Drawing Setup dialog box, and include the following parameters: Loops, Focus, Power, Blur Radius, Blur Power.

e. Visualize Lighting

Lighting options are included in Visualize. Options for this are set in Drawing Setup dialog box, and include the following parameters: Default Presets, Intensity. This could get enabled with OpenGLES2 device type.

f. Visualize Support images with alpha transparency

Support of images with alpha transparency is included in Visualize. When the Opaque Background option is disabled (it is enabled by default), it makes all pixels of a certain color transparent (100% transparency). In Visualize mode, the transparency of each pixel corresponds to the alpha transparency value for the given pixel, specified in the alpha channel.

g. Visualize Settings

Visualize Settings have been added to the Program Setup window.

Interoperability

1. Progress meter for Interop Filters - New Feature

A new progress meter has been added to read/write STEP and VDA files.

2. Updated DWG and DXF support

Updated Read and Write support of DWG and DXF files.

3. Part Names from Interop

A new option to select Object Name in the Selection Info Palette Options dialog has been added.

4. Export Support of Professional Mechanical CAD Formats - New Features

Support of Export file filters from the leading, professional mechanical CAD products, including: CATIA and VDA-FS.

5. Publish to PDF - New Feature

Publish to PDF Combine functionality of 2D and 3D PDF filters have been integrated into a single tool “Publish to PDF”, which has been added to the File menu.

6. STL Import Performance Boost

TurboCAD now supports Import and Export of the SketchUp 2021 file format.

7. SKP filter updated

TurboCAD now supports Import and Export of the SketchUp 2021 file format.

8. New Export 3DXML - New Feature

TurboCAD now supports Export of the 3DXML file format.

NEW FEATURES

Performance, User Interface & Usability:

Ribbon Large/Small Icons, Available Space Icon Sizing:

A new local menu option has been added when right-clicking on a Ribbon icon Users can now change the icon size/icon text to “Large Image and Text”, which allows for display of a larger image of the tool icon with associated text.

TurboCAD Ribbon

Changing the Styles of Ribbon Icons with a Lack of Free Space:

When using the Ribbon Interface, as you change either the UI Scale or Icon size through the Options/Toolbars and Menus /Options menu, the Size and Style (with or without text) of the icon will dynamically change .

Repeat Last Command:

The new Repeat command allows user to repeat the previous command with a single click.

Text Dragger: Ability to use degree, plus/minus, diameter signs while entering text:

TurboCAD now supports Special Signs when inserting text into your drawing. The local menu includes Degree, Plus/Minus, and Diameter signs to use.

Performance Enhancements:

You will get a productivity speed boost with new drawing improvements:Drafting Objects – The creation of Sectional Views and Objects in the Drafting Palette has been significantly accelerated.
Selector Tool (Drag Selection) – When in GDI draw mode, transformation operations such as Move, Rotate and Scale have been greatly sped up.
GDI Redraw with Small Objects – For drawings containing many small objects, redraw speed has been accelerated.

2D Drafting and Editing:

Drafting Palette: Ability to Select Layer Sets:

As with Paper Space View Ports, the Drafting Palette now has an Option to select a Layer Set. The Layer Set can contain both visible and non-visible layers. Previously, drafting objects did not take into account the visibility; rather it considered all layers in the 3D object visible, so user may have gotten drafting object with un-needed information.

2D Edit Mode:

The new 2D Edit mode makes it much easier to design in 2D by turning off 3D objects, editing and modification tools. At a local menu level, only the 2D Selector is enabled, which then works with the selected object’s Coordinate System. The 2D Edit mode can be turned off by a simple click.

Constraint Animation:

Dimension values that drive angles, lengths, and distances within a constraint system can now be animated. Animating these values provide powerful visual feedback to range of motion issues common in mechanical design problems. The tool extends into 3D motion analysis when the dimension values are part of a 2D constrained sketch that is used to define 3D extruded, sweep, or lathed shapes. Animating the dimension value automatically updates not only the sketch but the dependent 3D part. The user interface provides a variety of controls to analyze the motion including step increments, range, loop, pause, and move forward or backward.

Best Fit Circle and Line:

The new Best Fit Circle and Line tools allow the user to draw a circle which is best-fitted through 3 or more defined points or a line through 2 or more points. Points can be extracted from a specified location or from a specific object.

Auto-Numbering Feature:

The Auto-numbering tool allows you to select multiple text entities and have them auto-numbered. Numbers are placed either at the end of each text block or can replace the text block.

Architectural:

Openings Modifier:

A new “Auto Modifier” option has added. With this option enabled, the Opening (wall clipping contour modifier will be generated automatically. Previously the Opening modifier had to be manually defined. If the opening modifier was not defined, then a rectangle (opening extents) was always used to make a hole on the wall. Only 3D objects are used as modifiers.

3D Design and Modeling:

Mass Properties:

By assigning a Material to a 3D Solid object, the Density of that object is applied based upon the Material. Knowing the Density and the Volume of the 3D object enables TurboCAD to display through the Mass Properties tool, that 3D objects or collection of 3D objects’ weight.

3D Surface Covering:

Modeling complex 3D shapes is now easier with the introduction of surface covering. Covering is the process of fitting a NURB surface to a set of outer curve boundaries. Covering compliments existing skinning and lofting tools with a technique often used to fill or close openings in surface models. For controlling the interior surface shape, covering also includes the option to specify guide curves. Coverings can be applied to either a 2D or 3D closed profile.

ACIS® Update:

The ACIS 3D Modeling engine has been updated to version 29.0 The Spatial ACIS (SAT, SAB, ASAT import/export) is updated to support the latest ACIS formats (28.0, 29.0).

Rendering and Visualization:

Flat Shot:

The new Flat Shot tool allows users to create a 2D view of a 3D object, including visible and invisible lines, and then save that view in the Blocks Palette. A great tool for creating stunning presentations!

Interoperability:

New Professional Mechanical CAD File Formats Added:

New support of Import and Export file filters from the leading, professional mechanical CAD products. Including: CATIA, Inventor, NX, Parasolid, ProE, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, and VDA-FS From CATIA:

AutoCAD® and SketchUp Files:

TurboCAD now supports Import/Export of the AutoCAD 2020 DWG and DXF file formats, and Import/Export of SketchUp 2020 SKP file format.

Select Feature or Defeature Part:

Using the Facet Editor, you can now select all similar classes of ACIS® Objects – Blend Networks, Blend Sequences, Protrusions or Depressions, of a body part simply by selecting a single facet of that part. A powerful tool for replacing or removing a feature from an imported 3D part with no History.

3D Print Check and Repair Tool:

Before sending your design to your 3D printer, gain valuable information about your 3D model regarding its printability. This new tool will effectively identify any issue in your design before sending it to the printer, and allow you to then fix it in TurboCAD. A great tool for saving you time and unnecessary wear and tear on your 3D printer.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

TurboCAD Platinum 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) – 8 GB RAM.

32-bit System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 – 4GB RAM.

TurboCAD® is designed for desktops or laptops that meet the indicated system requirements. Windows RT technology used on some tablets is not supported.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SUBSCRIPTION CUSTOMERS – Subscriptions require an active internet connection in order to maintain the subscription license.

Recommended:

Your experience with TurboCAD Platinum will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, 8+ GB RAM.

COMPARE PRODUCTS

New & Improved(*) Features Platinum Professional Deluxe Designer
Platinum 2020 Pro 2020 Deluxe 2020 Designer 2020
Performance, User Interface and Usability
GDI Redraw and Selector Transformations speed acceleration*
Repeat Last Command
Ribbon Interface – Dynamic resizing of Icons & descriptions; Large icon support*
2D Drafting and Editing
2D Edit Mode
Best Fit Circle and Line tools
Constraint Animation
Section Properties
3D Modeling and Design
3D Printing Print Check and Repair Tools
Covering
Mass Properties
Select Feature or Defeature a Part
Rendering and Visualization
Flat Shot
Interoperability
AutoCAD DWG,DXF & SketchUP SKP – 2020 Import/Export Support*
Professional Mechanical CAD File Formats