TurboCAD Pro : for Mac 2D Drafting and 3D Modeling in One Easy Program
TurboCAD Pro V11 for MacDigital Edition delivers unparalleled value and productivity in a professional 2D/3D CAD package. Fully integrated 2D drafting
tools, 3D surface and ACIS solid modeling tools, assembly tools, advanced architectural tools, and powerful LightWorks photorealistic rendering
are accompanied by thousands of symbols, materials, decals, and more.
Customizable toolbars, set-up wizard, and context sensitive help enhance usability, while the block manager and the ability to quickly organize
and layer sets optimize drawing management. Plus complete printing and publishing tools as well as extensive file support including AutoCAD
DWG meet the needs of professional architects, engineers, illustrators, designers, and more.
TurboCAD Pro V11 for Mac is the ultimate in design productivity and makes it easy to design in 2D or 3D with a setup wizard, customizable toolbars and the most
usability features including:
64-Bit Compatible to load, process, and render design of nearly any size
Context Sensitive Help System to get help with any tool instantly
Gripper Tool to dynamically move, rotate, & scale objects in 2D or 3D, including expanded functions such as duplicate, translate,
and face copy for added versatility.
Viewport Layouts display multiple views of your drawing at once.
3D Connexion Space Mouse as well as traditional mouse support
Multi-step Drawing Wizard to quickly set up your drawing, define unit format, paper size, print, drawing scale annotation settings,
text and dimension.
Custom Toolbar Creation for quick access to your favorite tools
Layers and Layer Sets to organize and more easily edit your design
Over 38,000 2D/3D symbols and parts for AEC, Mechanical, Electrical, Process Plant and Piping.
1.5 Hours of Video Tutorials along with step by step guides and sample models.
Complete Set of 2D Drafting Tools
TurboCAD Pro V11 for Mac provides unlimited 2D design options. Choose from a number 2D drafting tools, including line, arc, curve, circle, ellipse, and
tools. Access text, dimensioning tools, modifier and transformation tools for easy editing, including:
Polygon Tools – Slot polygon, N-Sided polygon, and polygon from curves tool.
Conic Tools (a.k.a. conic section tools) – Determines a curve generated by the intersection of a cone with a plane.
Connect Curve Tool with Join Option – The Join Curve option can replace two selected curves with a new spline curve and can
join two polylines.
Sketch Spline Tool – Samples points as the cursor moves and creates a smooth spline through the sampled data. Once selected,
this tool has two options, the Sketch Spline tool and Sketch on a Surface tool.
Fair Spline Tool – Provides a tool to globally smooth a curve, optimally moving control vertices to locations that minimize
large curvature variations.
Advanced 2D/3D Architectural Design Tools
TurboCAD Pro V11 for Mac includes advanced tools for professional architectural design as well as thousands of symbols, materials, decals, and pre-drawn
floorplans. Self-healing walls auto-dimension as they are drawn, auto trim wall vertices, and allow for assignment of hatch patterns and color.
and slab tools work to quickly attach to existing walls, and when parametric doors and windows are added, the built-in intelligence automatically
creates the needed openings.
Mesh Modeling Tools
Quickly create quad mesh primitives, extrusions, coverts, lathes, and meshes by points. Use subdivision modeling tools to smooth a
mesh with a few clicks. Use in conjunction with the gripper tool for direct manipulation allowing you to easily create more organic shapes.
Surface Modeling Tools
Quickly model complex 3D objects with advanced design and modification tools. Primitives, complex and advanced surface tools, as well
surface modifiers and transformation tools are included.
ACIS Solid Modeling Tools
The powerful ACIS 3D solid modeling engine and file filters fully supports 64 bit DLLs to create realistic, complex 3D objects as
data crucial for engineers.
TurboCAD Pro V11 for Mac makes it easier to visualize your next woodworking project with a suite of woodworking joint tools:
Tongue and Groove Joints
A suite of assembly tools speed 3D design while snaps and alignment aids ensure accuracy:
Assembly Connect - Connects one solid to another at a specified connection point.
Assembly Mate - Mates planar faces and pecifies an offset distance between the mated faces.
Assembly Align - Aligns a face of two solid objects and supports cylindrical, spherical and planar faces.
Assembly Insert - Aligns and mates the faces of two solid objects, where the align faces are cylindrical and the mate faces are
planar, especially useful for inserting bolts into holes.
TurboCAD Pro V11 for Mac offers a fully editable, hierarchical part tree for Solids and Surfaces. The Part Tree can be viewed as a selective UNDO/REDO
For example, the parameters of a bend can be adjusted without having to UNDO the design steps that have been made to the model since the
that object were originally set. Each subsequent step can then be applied correctly on the newly updated geometry.
Powerful Photorealistic and Sketch Rendering
Add materials, lighting (including special effects lighting), and environmental effects to create stunning photorealistic renderings.
Dynamic-Range Images (HDRI) are supported as well as export of poster size images. Sketch render styles like
color wash, pencil, mosaic and more are available for an artistic effect.
The Print by Layer Tool is extremely useful when there are multiple sets of data within one file that needs printing. For less
jobs, the Print Window option enables the printing of an area with the drag of the mouse. Page layouts are available to publish your design from
four different view angles on a single page, and include text size controls and more.
3D Printing Tools
The new suite of tools to check and prepare a part for 3D Printing include a 3D Print Check, Surface Normals Check, Overhang
Wall Thickness, Preview Slices, Auto Position, Support Structure, Show Printer Volume, and Printer Definitions.
Record, Publish, & PDF
Record your screen with QuickTime Recording, including audio capture for creating videos and tutorials. Save designs as single or
page PDFs for sending via email, or export to one of the many desktop publishing formats for placement in brochures and more.
Superior File Compatibility
Collaboration is easy with a large number of industry standard formats, including the latest AutoCAD DWG, 3DS, Adobe
EPS, Illustrator and Photoshop, DXF, IGES, PICT, PNG, ACIS SAT, STL, STEP, TIFF,
SketchUp, and more.
New Multi-threading Support
Multi-threading is a technique by which an operation can use several processors to complete the command. TurboCAD Mac Pro now uses multi-
threading in the following workflow areas:
Photo-Realistic Rendering (Pro only)
Facet calculations for display lists
Updated ACIS R26 Modeling Kernel
IMSI - TurboCAD has updated the ACIS solid modeling engine by two major releases with improvements in the following areas:
Multi-threading of key features
Constant and Variable Radius Blends
Direct Face Operations (used for Push/Pull)
Updated BOM Dialog
Creating a Bill of Material (BOM) now has options for specifying the following table settings:
Number of Decimals
New Customizable Context Menu
The Context Menu displayed on right clicking in the empty drawing area displays a variety of useful commands. Now with TurboCAD Mac v10, you can
add your favorite commands to this menu.
New Copy Keep Original Layer Option
A new Copy Keep Original Layer option will preserve the original layer with the copied object for the transform tools of Translate, Rotate,
Scale, and Mirror. The default behavior assigns the current work layer.
New Draw View Type for Easy Scaled Prints
Draw Views are now only dependent on the viewing area and layers. This is a change from previous versions where populating a New Draw View was
accomplished by cutting and pasting objects. Additionally, new tools are introduced to dynamically pan and zoom the viewing area within a Draw View.
New Selection Tools
New Select tool options, including Lasso, Feature, and Mesh, allow for more efficient workflow and management of your CAD drawings.
Improved Gripper Tool
The Gripper Tool now offers an auto sizing update.
Infinite Plane objects are used in TurboCAD Mac to trim, section cut, and intersect objects. However the default Infinite Plane is sometimes too
difficult to visualize intersections through a body due to its small display size. With TurboCAD Mac v10, you can now resize Infinite Planes and set
transparency to better visualize how the plane relates to other geometry in your file.
New Repair Curves Operation
Checks and repairs a collection of curves for gaps and duplicates. Gaps below user tolerances are repaired. Gaps above user tolerances are
identified with red markers.
New Mesh Symmetry
Mesh Symmetry is a new option that allows modification of vertices, edges, and facets of a mesh object through a symmetry plane.
A new quad mesh modifier offsets a selected facet and adds connecting facets.
New Pocket Hole
The wood working tool palette has a new option for quickly creating pocket holes.
2D Geometric and Dimensional Constraints:
Dimension and constraint tools are now available to manage the geometric relationships between 2D shapes.
Thirteen Geometric Constraints
Variable and Equations
Animate Dimension and Constraints
Tool Icon Sizing
You can now modify a tool palette to use larger or smaller icons. Right click on the tool bar header to display a popup menu for "Change
Icon Size". This menu now provides options for 64,32,24 and 16-pixel sized icons. The default icon size is 32x32.
A new command to duplicate a layer and all the objects in that layer is now available through Concept Explorer. To access this command,
place your cursor over the layer you want to duplicate, right click and select the Duplicate command. If you Duplicate a sub layer, the new
duplicated layer is promoted to a first level layer.
SVG Import and Export
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and
animation. V11 now supports importing and exporting to this new format.
The new SVG Import/Export provides an alternative to using the Adobe Illustrator format for sharing vector based (scalable) graphics.
Note: For importing SVG files from Adobe Illustrator use a unit setting of mm (or inch) and a DPI setting of 72 to get the correct scale.
Lightworks Texture Integration with OBJ, 3MF, 3DS, and SketchUp
Lightworks Photo Rendering now supports rendering texture images imported from OBJ, 3MF, SketchUp, and 3DS file formats. These file
types can simply be opened from Open dialogue.
Skinning with Center Line Path
Skinning is the process of constructing a NURB surface between sections. Skins in TurboCAD can be open resulting in a NURB Surface or closed
creating a Solid. V11 introduces the ability to specify a path. The path defines the flow of the surface between the sections. Specifying a path
means you may be able to define less sections which may produce a more overall smooth surface. Restrictions - Path must be one G2 smooth curve -
Path must be perpendicular at a section intersection.
Some design tasks prefer higher order curves such as arcs, circles, and/or ellipses over lines. For example, sharing data with a plasma
or water jet cutting CNC system or extruding a profile into a solid and later adding edge treatments. V11 introduces the Simplify Curve tool to
assist in this task. Covert Lines or Polylines into:
Edge features introduced in V11 provide a means to rapidly define parametric edges used in wood, marble, or granite designs.
Some predefined edge treatments include:
Rounds with Beaded Offset
Full, Half, and Beaded Ogee
Bullnose, Half Bullnose
Stopped Chamfers are a new solid modelling feature in V11. A Stopped Chamfer replaces an edge with a bevel, typically for decorative
purpose. The bevel starts and ends by a user specified value. Parameters used to define a Stopped Chamfer are:
Distance from Start
Distances from End The transition rolls off using a smooth arc simulating the path of a router bit. As with other features, the user can
modify any of these parameters during the design process to explore alternative shapes quickly.
Surface from Laws
V11 introduces the ability to use parametric formulas to design NURB shapes. Formulas are defined by users specifying how x, y, and z relate to
a parameterized equation (UV). For example, a simple Paraboloid NURB surface is defined by U and V through the three parametric formulas: f(x) =
U*cos(V) f(y) = U*sin(V) f(z) = 0.2*U^2 Some predefined formulas available from a drop down for the designer include:
Hour Glass Spring
Sine or Twisted Tubes
SPUR Gear Creation
This feature is available in Optional Powerpack Module. The spur gear teeth in TurboCAD use an involute curve. The involute curve is the curve
traced by a point on a straight line with rolls without slipping. Spur Gears in TurboCAD are defined with the following parameters.
Number of Teeth
Inner Hole Diameter
VRML 2.0 Texture Support
VRML (Virtual Reality Modelling Language) is a file format used to describe 3D interactive graphics for the world wide web. TurboCAD
supports VRML Export.
OBJ Texture Support
THE OBJ file format was updated to supporting reading and displaying textures.
SketchUp 2018 Import/Export
SketchUp (TM) has introduced a new file format starting with their 2018 products. V11 has been updated to support the new format as well
as supporting textures..
DXF/DWG 2018 Import/Export
This optional add-on extends in TurboCAD. Autodesk (TM) has updated the DXF/DWG format with the release of AutoCAD 2018. V11 has
been updated to support the new format. Note: AutoCAD 2019 uses the same format as AutoCAD 2018..
Powerpack extends the feature set of TurboCAD/Shark with 70+ additional tools for Entity Management, 3DPrinting Editing/Repair, and
Advanced Modelling. V11 adds the Mesh to Analytic tool to convert mesh data (STL, SketchUp) into precise solids.
Threads (Precise & Cosmetic)
Threads are a common feature used in fasteners. Threads in TurboCAD are defined with the following parameters:
- Inner Thread
- Outer Thread
- Starting location
Precise Threads - Accurately modelled threads via helix on ACIS models
Cosmetic Threads - Lightweight visual threads using OpenGL Textures.
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