TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2015 - New Features
At TurboCAD we continuously look to discover tools to enhance productivity and usability. Have a look at the new features below.
New Conceptual Selector
With the Conceptual Selector TurboCAD designers have a tool at hand to employ, control and modify 3D objects like never before.
The completely flexible design of Conceptual Selector equips users to modify and convert visual and editing parameters of any sort in
the application. You will be able to move, scale and rotate with great ease.
TurboCAD Nudge function has been amended in such a way that it offers more effective pick-up and placement of selected object(s)
when using the numbers pad.
Block/Group Editing Also Improved
This feature has been adapted in such a way that as you are designing in block/group edit mode, you can now snap to objects
outside the block or group.
More Flexible UI
Resizing dialog boxes, adjusting screen size, altering the resolution of your PC, and so much more is at your fingertips. This feature
and programme works with the majority of dialog boxes including general property pages, multiline text, dimensions, program setup,
and Drawing options pages.
New Contact Manager & File Sharing
Our customers will be more than happy to hear that we now offer the ability to not only create and maintain contact lists, but also send
files to individuals or groups from within TurboCAD.
Architectural / Simple BIM Tools
New IFC Import
Simple Building Information Modelling (BIM) is nowadays more innovative and radical with the ability to import intelligent Walls,
Doors, Windows, Slabs and Roofs saved in the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) format, the industry standard for BIM information.
Improve Roof Angles
Designing, rising and controlling the degrees of a roof has become stress-free. TurboCAD now makes it easy to control the rise/run
and/or degrees of a roof angle.
New Slab Roof Object Types
Adding on to all the fantastic features already mentioned, TurboCAD now also allows users to make a roof slab object type. With one
slab, you can either quickly create a flat roof, or use mitering, and edge cut tools in conjunction with the new roof angles, to join
numerous slabs together and create nearly any roof style. Now that’s what I call panache!
New Mitering of Roof Slabs
We literally thought of everything. Should you wish to do so, you may select two or more roof slabs and have them “meet”
New Roof Edge Cut Orientation
The new “Edge cut” roof property for roof slabs allows consumers to select different methods of roof building.
Improved Roof Modifier
Our Roof Modifier equips you with the possibility of creating holes in roofs in a jiffy. With a click or two you will be able to create holes
in roofs for chimney’s, skylights, etc. and trim edges of roofs.
Improved Drafting and Detailing
Improved Format Painter Tool
Use the Format Painter to transfer Custom Properties and Property Set Definitions (PSD) from one object to another. An
improvement of this scale makes TurboCAD Pro Platinum a commodity which is not just a nice-to-have. It is an essential and vital
feature for extending BIM/IFC models.
Improved Dimension Text
Dimension Text can be set to Non-rotatable. With this property selected, dimension text will constantly face the user regardless of the
orientation of the drawing.
Sorted Layers in Drop Down Lists
Nothing can be more frustrating than looking and searching for features in lists, especially if the lists are in different orders. The
Layers in the drop down and simple lists are now organised and ordered as per Design Director. If you change the control view order
in Design Director the same ordering will be in all other Layer controls. This makes it as easy as pie.
Improved Trim Tools
The Improved Trim Tools provides our customers with the innovative ability to trim hatched or closed objects and at the same time
preserve the hatch or closure.
New Dimension Units Format ‘By Drawing’
Users can now globally define dimension units at the drawing level.
Improved Join Polyline Tool
It is possible to maintain the original curve status of a spline or Bezier. The New Improved Join Polyline Tool now works on Beziers
and splines without changing them to a polyline. This ensures that their original curve status is maintained.
Improved Quick Pull
The popular Quick Pull tool offers multiple selections, so you can manipulate several co-planar faces simultaneously. You can also
thicken ACIS surfaces with the Quick Pull tool, and dynamically switch between Quick Pull and Imprint modes.
New Wire Wrapping
You will also be able to wrap a wire around a 3D solid for use as an extrusion or sweep path.
Create Surface from Faces
A new ACIS tool has been designed. This tool called ‘Create Surface from Faces’ allows users to preserve the source object.
Create Surface from Solid
Users van also retain the source object by using the ‘Create Surface from Solids’ tool.
Improved Smooth Surface Mesh Tools
TurboCAD now offers a set of tools for editing a Smooth Surface Mesh (SMESH) as symmetrical model.
Improved Drafting Object Breaks
If a drafting object is too large to display fully, TurboCAD allows users to add a break gap to abbreviate the displayed object, altering
the break line properties including type (straight, zig-zag, wave, or heartbeat), gap value, colour, and extension length. New
TurboCAD 2015 supports various breaks per drafting object.
Improved Unbend Sheet Tool
Users can also request to generate the required bend lines when the Unbend Sheet tool is used.
Rendering & Visualization
Dynamic Cutaway Plane
If a designer wishes to look inside a 3D model, the new dynamic Cutaway Plane will come in handy.
This feature works in draft mode, in mixed draft and wireframe, and in mixed draft and hidden line modes.
Redsdk has been updated to the 22.214.171.124 Engine.
Redsdk Materials Improvement
Our customers can now also expect to use the New Displacement Shader in the RedSDK materials.
Improved DWG/DXF Read/Write Filters
TurboCAD now uses the latest Teigha engine for the conversion of .dwg and .dxf files to or from different versions. Dynamic blocks
are imported as simple blocks.
New SketchUp SKP 2015 Support
The Import or export of SketchUp 2015 files is now supported.
New Visual Effects for Exported Images
You can now control the brightness, contrast, saturation, and transparency of a particular image if it has been added to a TurboCAD