TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2015 - Overview

At TurboCAD we take pride in our products and keep our clients up to date with all we have to offer.  The following is a short
overview of the latest products we offer.

Premium, Professional 2D/3D CAD Software
We know that time equals money.  Therefore we develop top of the range products for specialists and experts who wish to get more
than the usual done in a day’s work.  TurboCAD Pro Platinum is the top of the line CAD answer to all the questions of professionals.
We have improved the speed and technology of TurboCAD Pro.  You, the client, will find it more than efficient for 2D/3D drafting,
detailing, modelling, rendering, and file sharing.  You can also bargain on acquiring advanced tools for greater control and flexibility
when purchasing this product.


Key Features & Benefits
We are also proud to announce that the following features will make your life easier and benefit you in more than one way.

•  We have expanded our range of tools which include simple BIM, parametric doors,
windows, slabs, roofs, stairs, and rails, compound walls, schedules, and potent section and elevation tools.
•  Advanced mechanical tools comprise of quite a variety of tools.  Among these you will find robust 3D surface and ACIS® solid
modelling tools and smooth surface mesh tools.
•  For those of us who need to click on a button to take us back to the beginning, Part Tree is designed to act like a selective
Undo/Redo.
•  We also offer Parametric Constraint Tools-geometric, dimensional, midpoint and patterns / associative arrays.
•  For more realistic renders we offer UV Mapping.
•  Ruby Scripting and SDK programming.
•  Our programmes are compatible with over 35 industry standard file formats including AutoCAD .DWG, .DXF, Sketchup .SKP, IFC
for simple BIM, 3D .PDF, .STL for 3D printing.


Why do we recommend you choose TurboCAD Pro Platinum?
•  Firstly, it offers premium, professional features you want at a more reasonable price
•  If you do not have time to learn new programmes all over again, our programmes are known for the low learning curve, especially
when you are switching from other CAD.
•  You will be amazed at our innovative architectural and mechanical toolsets which offer greater control and flexibility.
•  You will be able to accomplish loftier productivity by using our exceptional performance features.
•  Lastly, we also offer outstanding File Compatibility

Download a 30-Day Risk-Free Trial
Try TurboCAD Pro Platinum with absolutely no obligation for 30 days. No credit card is required and you have unlimited access to all
of the features. A Getting Started Video Guide is included to quickly help you understand the basics.
TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2015 - Key Features

Advanced Architectural Design & Simple BIM
TurboCAD Pro Platinum is the ideal program to assist our customers in designing plans swiftly.  You will now be able to design with
an extensive collection of tools.  These include parametric object types and shapes for walls, compound walls, doors, windows,
stairs, railings, roofs, and slabs. The style manager will not only assist you in creating and managing the definition of objects, but also
how they look and behave.  You will also be able to choose from the many pre-configured styles and accurately manage data with
dynamic window and door schedules.  In addition to his you will also be able to use the sections or elevation tool to examine custom
cross sections of architectural designs.










TurboCAD Pro Platinum allows you to assign custom properties to objects, property sets, and entry marks.  This enables the display
of the data next to specific objects in a drawing. New version 21 now allows users to extract that custom data as well as geometry
from walls, doors, windows, slabs, and roofs.  The user can then export that data to IFC format, the industry standard for BIM
information. Read more about Platinum Architectural Tools

Advanced Mechanical Design Tools
TurboCAD Pro Platinum offers advanced tools for 3D solid and surface modelling. The thread tool, twisted extrude, extrude to face,
imprint tool, parametric holes, imprint and many other tools enable the easy creation of your more complicated professional designs.
A new ACIS® R24 3D solid modelling engine in TurboCAD Pro Platinum 21 offers better-quality modelling, improvements to ACIS
file filters, and developments of several features based on this engine. Read more about Platinum Design Tools

Advanced Modification Tools
TurboCAD Pro Platinum includes a number of tools that enhance 3D modification for facet editing, lofting, bending and unbending of
objects. These tools become even more dominant and potent when combined with the Advanced Part Tree. Read more about
Platinum Modification Tools

Advanced Part Tree
TurboCAD Pro Platinum greatly expands on the Part Tree technology in TurboCAD Pro. Often referred to as history-based editing,
the Part Tree can be used as a selective UNDO/REDO tool.  Unlike TurboCAD Pro basic, each of the design and modification tools,
and most of the 3D primitives, may be driven by this Advanced Part Tree. Read more about the Platinum Part Tree


Optimized for 3D Printing







TurboCAD Pro Platinum both reads and writes STL files.  This is very convenient as it is considered the standard in 3D Printing
world. The Platinum version includes tools that allow for the modification of the faceting of the STL model which gives the user control
over the smoothness of the printed 3D model. Other 3D printing features include surface simplification controls and a 3D Print button
for 3D Systems printers.

Smooth Surface Mesh 3D Modelling Tools
TurboCAD Pro Platinum allows you to use existing 3D modelling tools to create a smooth surface mesh (smesh). Users can control
the resolution, smoothness and more. This form of 3D object creation allows for easier and more rapid creation of organic shapes.
Read more about Smesh Tools

Associative Arrays / Pattern Tools
TurboCAD Pro Platinum patterns are collections of objects copied in specific arrangements which can also be controlled
parametrically. Designers can create patterns from a variety of entities and apply them to spheres and cylinders, radial patterns, 3D
arrays, along a curve, and on polyline for shapes that is not easily be drawn. Read more about Platinum Pattern Tools

Platinum Parametric Constraints
TurboCAD Pro constraints are enhanced in the TurboCAD Pro Platinum with two additional constraints. The first is a Midpoint
Constraint, and the second is the ability to create pattern constraints. Read more about Platinum Constraints

UV Mapping
If you wish to create more realistic and varied materials for rendering, the use of UV mapping is recommended.  With this tool you
will be able to project a 2D image onto a 3D object where “U” and “V” are the names of the axes of plane. It’s a powerful tool perfect
for use in photorealistic rendering. Read more about UV Mapping

Plus All TurboCAD Pro Features & Tools
TurboCAD Pro Platinum is our most comprehensive CAD product for 2D and 3D design, documentation, detailing, and modelling.
The tools mentioned above are excellent for gaining better control and flexibility. Visit the TurboCAD Pro 21 product page and click
on the key features tab to learn more about these powerful features:

•  Powerful Drafting Palette ACIS 3D Modelling Engine
•  Parametric Parts Manager
•  Photorealistic Lighting & Materials
•  Rendering & Visualization
•  Annotation Tools
•  Symbol Library
•  Programming
•  Extensive File Interoperability

Plug-ins, Symbols, and more!
Visit these pages to purchases applications that will extend the functionality of the TurboCAD Pro Platinum software.

•  Plug-ins
•  Add-ons and Companion Products
•  Symbols
•  Training
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.

Upgraded Nudge
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”
automatically.

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.


Mechanical/3D Modelling

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 Improvement
Redsdk has been updated to the 3.5.0.2 Engine.

Redsdk Materials Improvement
Our customers can now also expect to use the New Displacement Shader in the RedSDK materials.


Interoperability

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
drawing.
TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2015 - Requirements

TurboCAD offers its clients two versions.  Firstly, TurboCAD Pro Platinum is brought to our customers in a 64-bit version to take
complete advantage of your hardware’s available computer memory to load, process, and render CAD files. In addition to the 64-bit
version we also made A 32-bit version available.

We do, however recommend basic requirements, depending on the version you have chosen:

64-bit System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows ® 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) - 2 GB RAM.


32-bit System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows ® 8*, Windows 7, Windows Vista**, Windows XP** - 1GB RAM.

We need you to take note of the following:

*TurboCAD is intended for desktops or laptops that meet the indicated system requirements. However, Windows RT technology
which is used on some tablets, is not supported.

** 32-bit version of TurboCAD Pro will run on XP and Vista platforms.  Yet, it is essential to take note that these platforms are no
longer officially supported.


We recommend the following:
Your experience and skills with TurboCAD Pro and TurboCAD Pro Platinum will be significantly improved and enriched with a
newer generation, higher speed CPU, 4+ GB RAM.

It is also advisable to make sure CPU and drivers are installed as these are what you will need for optimal application of TurboCAD. 
The optional GPU-accelerated Redsdk render modes necessitate a supported graphic processing unit (either a chip on the board,
or on a video card). Up-to-the-minute video drivers are typically required. Newer boards with more power and VRAM largely provide
greater and better performance.

RedSDK list of supported Video Cards and Drivers:
http://www.redway3d.com/pages/GPUList.php
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