TurboCAD Mac v14 Released – IMSI Press Release

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NOVATO, Calif., December 21, 2022 – IMSI® Design, a leading developer of CAD software solutions, announced today the release of the TurboCAD Mac 14 family of products that includes TurboCAD Designer, TurboCAD Deluxe, and TurboCAD Pro for the Macintosh platform. TurboCAD Mac provides tools for the mechanical, 3D printing, hobbyist, makers, and architectural design communities.

TurboCAD Mac Pro v14

Professional 2D/3D Design & Rendering

TurboCAD Mac® v14 Pro is a comprehensive 2D/3D CAD solution that will meet the precision drafting and modeling needs of architects, builders, mechanical engineers, woodworkers, and other design professionals. Our powerful CAD software will speed up your productivity and get your design projects across the finish line.


Complete 2D/3D Drafting and Modeling

TurboCAD® Mac v14 Deluxe 2D/3D puts you in the driver’s seat of exceptional design. Whether you are a builder, manufacturer, maker, or student, you will be able to harness the power of 2D drafting and 3D modeling to design just about anything you can imagine.


Easy 2D Drafting and Design

TurboCAD Mac v14 Designer 2D delivers easy to use 2D drafting and design tools typically found in professional level CAD programs, but at an entry level price. You will be able to produce professional looking computer drawings, floor plans, landscape designs, diagrams, production ready schematics, and more

Easy to Use Precision Design Tools

Leveraging a native Macintosh user interface, TurboCAD Mac creates a conducive environment to explore 2D and 3D design assisted by an intelligent snap cursor, 90 minutes of video tutorials, step by step training guides, and thousands of 2D/3D symbols.

Underneath the user interface is the highly accurate ACIS modeling kernel from Dassault Spatial providing access to complex filleting, chamfering, surface wrapping, booleans, shelling, holes, protrusions, sweeps, and extrusions. Additionally, users can share their data with third party CAM, 3D printing, rendering, or animation applications using a variety of formats that include DWG/DXF, SAT, SAB, STEP, IGES, SketchUp, and OBJ.

TurboCAD Mac 14 New Features

The release of TurboCAD Mac 14 continues a long commitment to the Macintosh platform, providing updates to support Apple’s most recent macOS Ventura release and numerous feature enhancements. Features include a major update to the photorealistic rendering tools as well as enhancements to 3D modeling, drafting, data sharing, and useability. “The release of TurboCAD Mac 14 continues our commitment to bringing precise 2D/3D content creation tools with the ease of use afforded by the Mac user interface,” stated Tim Olson, Vice President of IMSI Design. Some of the new features introduced in v14 include:

Mechanical Tool Palette

Introducing a collection of tools unique to mechanical minded designers that includes:

  • Sheet Unfold – Unfold complex sheets into 2D flat patterns common in sheet metal type tasks
  • Compare Parts – Compare a collection of parts for differences
  • Clash Detection – Detect interface analysis for collections of parts and assemblies
  • Gear Creator – Create 2D spur gear profiles along with 3D extruded solids
  • Threads – Create helical inner and outer threads for bolts, nuts, and other fasteners
  • Modeling Kernel Updated – Powered by the latest version of Dassault’s ACIS precision solid modeling engine, complex modeling operations such as blending, chamfering, shelling, direct face modeling, wrapping, and booleans received performance and stability updates.
  • More 3D for Deluxe – Deluxe received a boost of modeling power with the addition of the following tool availability

3D Modeling and Editing

  • Push/Pull direct face editing of solids
  • Circle, rectangular sections supporting pipes
  • Parametric holes features (simple, counter bore, countersink)
  • Bosses parametrically defined to add materials
  • Two railed sweeps solids
  • Skinned solids from curve profile collections

Physically Based Rendering

New Materials – Physically based shaders for matte, glossy, mirror,metal, and glass provide more accurate models of materials interactive with light. Support for 14 different predefined metal types as well as 12 glass and gemstones ready to be applied along with customizing parameters

Post Processors – Denoiser, gamma correction tone mapping vignette and color aberration filters

Camera Objects – Create camera locations for rendering with orthographic, perspective, and field of view settings

Direct Source Lights – Direct source lights for point, spot, area, and lasers

Environment Lighting – Support for HDRI, sun, and sky lights

AutoCAD® & SketchUp® 2022 Compatibility Improvements – Improved data sharing with popular apps with updated import and export tools for AutoCAD DWG, DXF and DWF, and SketchUp SKP file formats

Updated STEP – Updated technology for precisely sharing surfaces and solids based on Dassault Interop plus user interface updates for specifying unit conversion

New Macro Format – New text-based format that allows exporting text, line, arcs, circles, and spline parameters

Export 2D PDF – Export curves as precise vectors and read directly into Adobe Illustrator® and other vector based graphic tools

Batch Rendering Export – Que up photo rendered scenes to create high quality images

Gripper Updates – Interactive handle supporting dynamic non uniform scaling for curves, surfaces, and solids

MacOS Ventura Updates – Updates to support Apple’s macOS 13 release.

Bill of Material Enhancements – Support for fraction dimensions and new native export support to Excel

Area Dimension – Area call outs for all area-based objects that automatically update as the underlying geometry changes

File Support / Interoperability

Usability & Interface

2D Drafting and Editing

To view videos showcasing the product’s new and enhanced features, click here.

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