TurboCAD 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.
Advanced technology—a powerful drafting palette, D-Cube constraints, and ACIS engine —enhance productivity. Advanced architectural and mechanical design tools add even greater flexibility and control, while superior rendering controls produce powerful presentations. Plus TurboCAD Platinum 2020 is programmable and supports over 40 file formats including .DWG, .DXF, .SKP, 3D .PDF, 3MF, FBX and .STL for 3D printing.
TurboCAD Platinum can help you design projects such as:
Advanced mechanical designs
Prototyping with 3D printers
Furniture design, woodworking, and cabinetry
Graphics and technical illustrations
Product and Packaging design
2D drafting, diagraming and schematic drawings
Custom manufacturing from CAD to CNC
TurboCAD 2022 Platinum contains over two dozen New & Improved features and is highlighted by the inclusion of a new Physical-Based Rendering (PBR) engine, TurboLux™. The Professional version has a strong focus on Visualization, 3D Modeling, and Architectural enhancements.
Rendering and Visualization
TurboLux™ is a state-of-the-art rendering technology that exploits Physically Based Rendering (PBR) techniques. PBR models light and materials based on the laws of physics, accurately simulating the flow of light, resulting in eye-popping images of photographic quality. Support for PBR-compatible Materials for TurboCAD is included in the 2022 release, with over 800, fully-editable TurboLux™ materials in the TurboCAD Materials Palette. PBR Materials extend the traditional color mapping with normal, metallic, roughness, and height maps. Combined with shaders for matte, glossy, glass, car paint, and metal, these new materials enable renderings to look more realistic by simulating real world imperfections such as scratches, roughness, smudges, or noise.
TURBOLUX™ - HETEROGENEOUS COMPUTING
TurboLux™ uses OpenCL and/or CUDA to run on any number of CPUs or Nvidia-based GPUs that are available on your machine. This highly optimized rendering layer provides performance that scales nearly linearly with the number of available computing devices. Using this high performance device layer, TurboLux™ extracts the most out of your computer’s available hardware, which results in faster, high quality rendered images.
TURBOLUX™ - DENOISER
As a progressive-based rendering engine, TurboLux™ samples pixels towards a final rendered solution. Sometimes this sampling process can produce fireflies or unlit pixels. Using a Denoiser is one way to remove these artifacts to accelerate progress towards a final, better quality rendered solution in a dramatically reduced period of time.
TURBOLUX™ - CAUSTICS
It is an optical phenomenon where the light shines through typically glass or water materials only to reflect and refract into additional light rays of different wavelengths and colors. TurboLux™ supports advanced caustics by providing bidirectional path tracing to trace light not only from the camera but also from the lights in your scene to render the complex lighting scenes. This is particularly beneficial in Interior Design.
TURBOLUX™ - MATERIALS
TurboLux™ with a library of over 800, fully editable Materials, including a new Gemstones category, and an expanded Metals category.
VISUALIZE - CUTTING PLANE
Dynamic Cut Plane has been implemented for Visualize Render. Three pre-defined cut planes (XY, YZ, XZ) have been added to the Drawing Setup and Dynamic Cut Plane options. The ability to hatch section contours has also been added to the Dynamic Cut Plane Drawing Setup options. Users can now use Dynamic Cut Plane while in Draft render. The 3 cut planes introduced (XY, YZ, XZ) make it easy to define the specific plane for the dynamic cut. The settings added to the Drawing Setup window help the user to select different filling pattern styles for the cut plane.
VISUALIZE - AUTO UPDATE CURRENT VIEW
A new option “Auto update current view” has been added to the Draft Render in Camera Properties. When this option is enabled, the dialog parameter changes are immediately applied to the active window. Previously, the changes were applied only when clicking the “OK” button after selecting the options. But with this new option, the user is able to have immediate results when selecting/deselecting different options before even clicking the “OK” button.
VISUALIZE - VISUAL STYLES SETTINGS
Visual Style Settings have been added to the named views. New draft rendering visual styles have been added to the Camera Properties -, X-Ray, Conceptual, Shades of Gray.
VISUALIZE - CAMERA EXTENDED PARAMETERS
A new set of extended parameters have been added to the Draft Rendering page of Camera Properties. These parameters are available for 3 visual style modes i.e., X-Ray, Conceptual, Shades of Gray. Each visual style has its own set of parameters. When changing the parameters, you can switch the styles from one to another. The extended parameters include Edge and Face mode/color-related settings.
3D Design and Modeling
A new local menu option “Associative Intersections” has been added to the Intersection tool. If this option is enabled, the intersection curves created get associated with the 3D objects. That is, with the movement of the intersecting objects, the intersecting curves get updated accordingly.
Two new local menu options “2D section by closed polyline” and “Associative Section” were added to the Section tool. If the option “Associative Section” is enabled, then the section created will be associated with the section polyline and the 3D object. This is, with the changes made in the associated Polyline or the 3D object, the section created will also be updated.
SURFACE ON FACE: NEW OPTION "OFFSET"
A new local menu option “Offset” has been added to the Surface on Face tool. This defines the offset of the surface from the object. When the surface is being created, the user has the option to create it with a positive or negative offset from the source object.
AEC RADIAL GRID
A new AEC Grid “Radial Grid” has been added to the Architecture menu. This Radial grid is a new tool that makes it easy to align other radial architectural objects in the drawing, such as curved walls and columns.
SLAB EDGE STYLES SUPPORT
A new category Slab Edge Styles has been added to the Style Manager. Now users can edit the slab edge styles via a new edit mode. Using edge styles, you can specify dimensions, such as the overhang length, and the orientation and angle of the edges. With this new feature, it is now possible to edit slab edge style by activating “Edge Style” option in the edit mode.
AEC GRID KEEP LABEL VALUE
A new property ‘’Keep label value” has been added to the AEC Grids. The new option adds the ability to save the axis name without changing it, regardless of the order of the axes in the grid. With this option enabled, the user can automatically move the axis to any position without having to rename it.
WALL/WINDOW/DOOR TOOLS IMPROVEMENT
A new local menu option “Anchor to AEC Grid” has been added to the walls, windows, and doors. When this option is enabled, the ends of the architectural object anchor to the AEC grid. The end position of the object changes in accordance with edits made to the AEC grid.
A new local menu option “Overhang” has been added to the Roof tools. User can now edit overhangs for each side of the roof.
Performance, User Interface & Usability
UNDO MANAGER PALETTE
A new Palette “Undo Manager Palette” has been added to the list of palettes. The palette displays all the steps performed and allows the user to switch back and forth. The steps breakdown allows users to switch from one drawing state to another with a single click bypassing intermediate states.
RENDER STUDIO ENHANCEMENT
Render Studio Enhancements include UI scale support and Advanced Render dialog updates.
SEARCH OPTION FOR DRAWING AND PROGRAM
A new Search bar has been added to both the Program Setup and Drawing Setup dialog boxes which allows users to find the various options contained in each dialog. The search bar makes it easy for the users to search for different options available in the whole Drawing Setup or Program Setup dialog boxes rather than finding them manually.
KEYBOARD REPORT ENHANCEMENT
A few enhancements have been made to the Keyboard Report. Row highlighting on mouse hover, local menu description, and command icons for Default (dark) and Classic (light) themes have been added to the report.
SELECTOR - NEW OPTION "KEEP SIZE"
A new option “Keep size” has been added to the 2D and 3D Selector’s Local Menu. When enabled, this option scales the distances between the selected objects, without scaling the objects themselves; so that is, not changing their size.
PROGRAM SETUP, PREFERENCES - NEW OPTION "HIGHLIGHT SELECTION IN RENDERS"
A new option “Highlight selection in renders” has been added to the Preferences of Program Setup. This option allows the user to disable the drawing of the selected objects in all camera modes, except GDI modes (WireframeNative Wireframe and Hidden LineHidden Line). Enabling this option can cut down on render time and allow for a more accurate selection of objects to be rendered.
TURBOCAD CONTENT SERVER PALETTE
This new palette, which links to the new TurboCAD Content Server gives the user online access to hundreds of thousands of different CAD and graphics content, which can then be easily dragged and dropped into your TurboCAD drawing. Currently, the Palette can access more than 700,000 mechanical, parametric parts. These symbols fully support international standards such as DIN, KR, ISO, ANSI, and ASME. Over time, additional content, including House Plans, architectural details, and Materials, will be added to the server, and therefore accessible via the TurboCAD Content Server Palette
2D Drafting and Editing
ABILITY TO NOW INTERRUPT WIREFRAME GDI DRAW
TurboCAD now has the ability to interrupt native GDI draw by pressing the Esc key. This is very helpful while editing a large drawing. Previously, without this ability to interrupt, the user would have to wait to finish a GDI draw after each action. A Progress Indicator has also been added.
SMART DIMENSION TOOL IMPROVEMENT
The Smart dimensioning tool is now fully associative between Model and Paper spaces. Changes made to a Smart Dimension in Model Spaces will automatically be updated inside of any Viewport in Paper space which includes that Smart Dimension.
PLUS OVER 500+ BUG FIXES AND ENHANCEMENTS
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TurboCAD’s precision data translators were developed by the world’s foremost expert in Interoperability—Dassault Systems. Translators include precision neutral file formats such as STEP and IGES plus native support for a variety of CAD applications including SolidWorks, CATIA, and NX. TurboCAD's Interoperability solution not only provides data translation but integrates advanced features such as Geometry Repair, Topology Repair, and Tolerance Resolution to improve data compatibility between diverse systems. Updates specific to TurboCAD 2022 include:
IGES, STEP (updates)
CREO 8 (new version support)
SolidWorks 2022 (new version support)
Parasolid 34 (new version support)
NX 1980 Series (new version support)
CATIA v5-5 2022 (new version support)
SolidEdge 2022 (new version support)
PROFESSIONAL 2D/3D CAD SOFTWARE: TurboCAD 2021 Platinum is professional 2D/3D CAD software for users who need advanced capabilities at an affordable price. This product has an unparalleled selection of tools to create everything from advanced mechanical design to musical instruments. Some of our key features include
2D DESIGN AND EDITING: TurboCAD is rich in professional 2D/3D design tools and drawing aids that speed design. Create views and viewports of any size and shape. Access extensive paper space and printing options. Multi-select drawing tool, dimension tools, and more. Read more about 2D Design in TurboCAD
2D GEOMETRIC AND DIMENSIONAL CONSTRAINTS: By setting up Constraints in a drawing, TurboCAD users have greater control to enforce design intent, as 2D Constraints typically drive 3D model design. Read more about Parametric Constraints. Read more about Parametric Constraints
PART TREE/HISTORY TREE: Maintains your design history. Return to any procedural step in your design and make modifications without losing subsequent work. Works like a Selective UNDO/REDO. Read More about the Part Tree
ACIS SOLID MODELING / ADVANCED MECHANICAL DESIGN: TurboCAD Platinum provides advanced 3D surface and ACIS® solid modeling tools. The thread tool, twisted extrude, extrude to face, imprint tool, parametric holes, imprint and more enable the easy creation of your more complicated professional designs. Access advanced modification tools like bend, unbend, and facet offset make it easier to modify existing geometry. Smooth surface mesh / sub-D modeling tools are also available allowing for the creation of more organic shapes. Read more about TurboCAD Solid Modeling. Read More about TurboCAD Solid Modeling
ARCHITECTURAL & GIS TOOLS: An integrated suite of architectural tools are included, such a parametric architectural objects that are AutoCAD® Architecture (ACA) compatible so that .DWG models with ACA extensions may be read, modified, and documented as needed. Read More about TurboCAD Architectural Tools
POWERFUL DRAFTING PALETTE: Create associative views, 2D sections, and detailed views that can be updated in real-time – even from an Xref. Works with both ACIS® Solids and Surface models. Read More about the Drafting Palette
ADVANCED 3D SURFACE MODELING: Includes a complete set of 3D surface modeling and editing tools making it ideal for both single part and small assembly mechanical designs. Platinum has advanced surfaces, and also smooth surface meshes. Read more about 3D Surface Modeling in TurboCAD. Read more about Advanced 3D Surface Modeling
PROFESSIONAL MECHANICAL CAD NATIVE FILE TRANSLATORS: Import 3D model designs from enterprise CAD Modelers such as CATIA, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Inventor, NX and ProE
PROGRAMMABLE (SDK & RUBY SCRIPTING): Extend the functionality by developing new tools, functions, and behaviors. Custom routines that are performed on a regular basis can be automated. Specific tools for vertical applications can be created and added. Read more about Programming for TurboCAD
POINT CLOUD SUPPORT: Use your 3D scanner to collect data about an existing object’s dimensions, and import the point cloud files into a drawing in TurboCAD 2020 Platinum.
DESIGN DIRECTOR PALETTE: Provides advanced controls for Layers, Layer Filters, creating Layer Sets, setting and saving Work Planes, controlling Named Views, and more to streamline work and enhance productivity. Read more about the Design Director Palette. Read More about the Design DirectorP
PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING & VISUALIZATION: The LightWorks® rendering engine creates stunning presentations. Render management of materials, luminance, environments, and advanced render styles give you truly photorealistic results. An optional rendering plug-in from Redway takes advantage of your computer’s GPU and produces faster, stunning photorealistic images. Read more about TurboCAD Visualization features. Read more about TurboCAD Visualization
COMPATIBILITY AND FILE SHARING: Whether you’re a team of one or many, you’ll have the interoperability needed to collaborate. We’ve ensured that TurboCAD is compatible with a wide variety of popular CAD and Graphics formats. You will be able to deliver files that can be opened and edited by users of AutoCAD® and other popular design software. Your team will be running like a well-oiled machine. • TurboCAD provides compatibility with AutoCAD® DWG and DXF files, from R12 to 2020
STL Import/Export for 3D printing
VMRL Worlds Import/Export
Adobe Illustrator® Import
SketchUp 202 Import/Export
Collada™ (DAE) Import/Export
Professional, Mechanical CAD Import from CATIA, Solidworks and more