IMSI TurboCAD LTE Pro v5
Professional 2.5D Drafting and Detailing|
TurboCAD LTE Pro is the advanced version
of TurboCAD LTE. More than an AutoCAD LT® work-alike, it’s a
professional 2.5D application that provides all the features you
look for in AutoCAD LT, plus many more power features CAD
professionals want. Now fully 64-bit compatible, TurboCAD LTE Pro v5
takes advantage of expanded computer memory, so you can load,
process, and render CAD files of nearly any size. The recently
updated GPU-accelerated drawing engine provides lightning fast
design navigation while many more professional tools boost
productivity. Plus great .DWG and .SKP compatibility make TurboCAD
LTE Pro the perfect stand-alone solution, replacement product, or
companion seat to AutoCAD and SketchUp with a seamless and
With so many new, innovative features,
TurboCAD LTE Pro is more like the AutoCAD LT upgrade you've been
And much, much more!
... and much, much more!
- Better drafting with a Powerful
- Better detailing (create
associative, 2D views or hatched sections, even from xrefs;
cross sections of cross sections; etc)
- Improved GPU-Accelerated Drawing
Engine for superior graphic performance
- New Page Layout Wizard
- Hyper-Accelerated Graphic
Performance with GPU-based graphic cards
- Range of intelligent, ACA/ADT
compatible architectural objects, including self-healing walls
(straight and curved), doors, windows, muntins, roofs, rails,
slabs, and stairs
- Self-aligning blocks
- House Wizard
- Style Manager
- Parametric Parts Manager
- Geometric and Dimensional
Constraints with updated D-Cubed v57 DCM engine
- Drawing Compare
- Hatch Pattern Creator
- Transparent fills
- Support for Xrefs
- PDF Underlay
- Draw order by layer PLUS
- Ruby Scripting
- Superior workflow with Google™
SketchUp and SketchUp Pro
- Open & save .DWG, .DXF, and .DWF
formats from AutoCAD R14 to 2012
- Newly updated MicroStation
filter to open and save DGN files through v8
- Software Development Kit with
samples and .NET support
- Premium Support
Low Learning Curve
TurboCAD LTE Pro is designed to minimize switching costs for AutoCAD
LT users, and protect your intellectual property in existing
drawings. Menus, menu items, tools, and icons are easily
recognizable. Familiar keystrokes, command line, palette interfaces
and even an intelligent cursor have been incorporated for an
intuitive, comfortable feel right out of the box. Plus, exceptional
compatibility with the latest .DWG and .DXF file filters allows you
to continue to profit from your existing drawings. So you’ll be up
to speed in no time, immediately benefitting from the advances in
productivity TurboCAD LTE Pro has to offer.
TurboCAD LTE Pro goes beyond AutoCAD LT
to provide more advanced drafting and detailing capabilities. It
understands and can import 3D files to create 2D planar construction
views to complete your working drawing documentation. The new layout
wizard makes this process even easier with two modes to optimize the
creation of 2D layouts from either an architectural or a mechanical
model. TurboCAD LTE Pro supports external references, or "Xrefs,"
making editing more efficient, and helping to keep drawings in
synch. And support for customization through Ruby scripting and the
Software Developers’ Kit allows for all sorts of routines, features,
or full-fledged vertical applications to be developed and added
right to the user interface.
Affordable Innovations Enhance Productivity
TurboCAD LTE Pro also excels at parametric design with features such
as parametric constraints, scripted parametric parts, architectural
tools, and parametric AEC objects. Architectural users will
appreciate the House Builder Wizard, architectural style manager,
and intelligent self-healing walls that are ADT compatible. Plus,
all users will benefit from lightning fast zoom and pan navigation
performance thanks to graphic acceleration that can handle even the
UI & Perfromance|
Familiar User Interface
No need to re-learn what you already know.
Install, start, and get up and running immediately without looking back.
TurboCAD LTE’s familiar UI lets you concentrate on creating design and
not how to use the software.
- Toolbars - Standard toolbar and
icons function the same way as AutoCAD LT. Simply click and let the
- Dynamic Input - Familiar heads up
display with dynamic input at cursor.
- Command line - Need the command
line? No worries, we have it. Common keyboard aliases and quick keys
are already included too and fully customizable. Even the ESC key
works as expected.
- Palettes - Tool palettes provide a
fast way to access common and customizable tools with a familiar
look and feel.
- Menus - Pull down a menu and find
the exact command you want with no surprises. Call it CAD intuition.
New 64-Bit Version
New 64-Bit Version of TurboCAD LTE Pro
addresses up to 32GB of memory, compared to 2GB on the 32-bit platform,
so RAM-intensive processes are much quicker. Load, process, and render
much larger CAD files. The 32-bit version is still available if it’s
required by your hardware.
Recently Updated, GPU-Accelerated Drawing Engine
Increase zoom and pan performance so you
don’t have to wait during a moment of inspiration. The powerful drawing
engine takes advantage of GPU-based graphics cards for lightning fast
wireframe displays. (See system requirements for more details.)
The Redway Redsdk drawing engine, upgraded with the release of TurboCAD
LTE Pro v5, also provides:
- The ability to customize the auto
regeneration mode for arcs, brush styles, construction lines,
curves, line styles, and any other black or white colored objects
- Support of the visual settings for
the selection highlight in Redsdk mode.
- Support of Hidden Line, Draft
Render, and Wireframe modes.
New Page Layout Wizard
This new wizard makes for rapid creation of
2D layouts from an existing 3D model. Two modes are provided to
facilitate optimum results for either Architectural or Mechanical
models. Layout preferences can also be saved for later use.
Support for Xrefs
All of the
file formats that may be opened and imported, with the exception of
bitmap images, may be used as an external reference (Xref). The designer
may continue to work in AutoCAD or SketchUp, for example, while the
drafting continues in TurboCAD LTE. This helps to minimize duplication
of geometry, thereby making editing more efficient and helping to keep
drawings in synch. Xrefs also help keep file sizes down when you use the
same large components in multiple drawings, and allow concurrent sharing
Boost productivity with the new ability to
import a vector PDF drawing and use it as a tracing layer with snaps.
Attach data to any object and extract data
from any object. Organize, compile output to tables, spreadsheets or
databases. You can even extract attributes, including blocks and xrefs,
and show visible properties only.
ePack File Packaging
TurboCAD LTE Pro can collect and assemble
all external resources and entities attached to a drawing into a common
folder with the drawing for easy distribution, similar to AutoCAD's
TurboCAD LTE Pro makes it easy to remove
unused objects from Model Space and Paper Space with this simple yet
powerful new tool.
Draw Order by
Layers can be assigned a draw order
numerically. The setting, "Apply general property changes to all tool
presets" allows you to Draw By Layer and more. When changes are made to
the properties of a selected tool, those changes are made to all tools.
The result is a more AutoCAD® like workflow.
Drafting & Detailing|
Fast Drafting & Detailing
TurboCAD LTE Pro is rich in fundamental drawing tools and
drawing aids that speed design. A variety of visual styles are also
available so that materials, fills, even transparent fills and gradients
can to be used to add effects and visual clarity. Lines and custom line
styles allow for color or width by layer. Polyline segments may have
differing starting and ending line widths.
Other speedy features include the quick and easy creation
of views and viewports of any size and shape, and access to extensive
paper space and printing capabilities, marker and schedule tools,
leaders, multi-leaders, dimension tools, and symbols content.
The Drafting Palette is one of the
most powerful features for advanced drafting and detailing in TurboCAD
LTE Pro. It works with solid or surface models, turning 3D designs into
associative 2D views and detailed sections in a single click, even when
working on an Xref. This means your sectional views and elevations in
layout (paper space) will update automatically as the model changes.
These object views can also be
dimensioned and annotated rapidly.
For added productivity, Drafting
Palette items may be locked, essentially caching them until unlocked.
This allows modeling to continue at speed – particularly important with
larger models that have numerous sections, elevations, and views. Each
section may be regenerated individually or all simultaneously.
The D-cubed constraint engine in
TurboCAD LTE Pro gives you greater control and productivity, empowering
your creativity. By setting up geometric and dimensional constraints,
you can enforce design intent, making it easier to very quickly modify a
design. Use them to get more done, create part families faster,
incorporate red-line changes more quickly, and have the flexibility to
evaluate different designs with ease.
Geometric constraints determine the
relationship of two pieces of geometry with each other. Geometric
constraints supported by TurboCAD LTE Pro include:
- point to point coincident
- point to line coincident
- mid-point constraint
Dimensional constraints determine the
size of geometric entities. Dimensional constraints supported by
TurboCAD LTE Pro include:
- equal radius
- equal length
- equal distance
Parametric Parts Manager
Create and consume parts that remain
parametrically controlled even after insertion into your drawing. There
is also a method to draw variably constrained parts and convert them to
parametric parts using a wizard. Because the parts can be saved
individually, like a symbol, libraries of .PPM objects can be created,
shared, and reused from project to project.
Easy Design Directorr
This palette streamlines work and
enhances productivity with advanced controls for Layers, Layer Filters,
creating Layer Sets, setting and saving Work Planes, controlling Named
Views, and more.
Self-Healing Walls (ACA/ADT Compatible)
Self-healing walls (straight and curved;
ends and intersections) accelerate floorplan design.
With self-healing walls, there is no longer a need to
re-edit the wall after inserting a window or door, as
the wall will automatically heal to incorporate these
architectural objects. Healing also works when these
objects are removed from a wall. Tops of walls will even
modify automatically when the roof slope is changed.
Intelligent (Parametric), Attribute-Rich
TurboCAD LTE Pro offers Architectural Objects that are
all fully parametric, meaning that all geometric (i.e.
height, width, depth) and style (shape, type, material)
attributes can be easily adjusted when the object is
selected. Doors and windows (self-aligning), stairs, and
rails can be further customized with application of
materials to the different parts of each object.
- Component Walls
- Bottom wall modifier
- Door and Window muntins
- Insert a window into a wall and
adjust in seconds
- Change a single door into a
double door and adjust in seconds
Dynamic dimensions are displayed when
doors/windows are inserted (showing distance from
door/window to wall ends) for easier placement. Plus,
corresponding fields are added to the Inspector Bar.
Self-Trimming and Aligning Blocks
Create any custom block such as a
revolving door or column block and place it into a wall
object. The block will automatically clean-up (trim or
heal) when placed, moved, or removed from the wall.
Blocks also correctly aligned when inserted into
TurboCAD LTE Pro ADT-compatible walls. Doors and Windows
also offer the ability to attach a block(s) via the
style manager to a selected door or window style.
A "Sync block attributes" button in the Block Palette
lets you select any block(s) and press the Sync button
to reset attributes in all block(s) instances. The
attribute's value will be stored if the attribute
definition with its corresponding tag exists in the
block and all attribute properties will be reset from
the block attribute definition.
Automate the preliminary room-by-room
design of an entire house and generates a floor plan.
Drop in closets, a garage, entry and passageways, even
Use the style manager for complete design
control of the style of each of the components of your
architectural drawing; including dimensions, text, and
all architectural object types. The Style Manager
includes pre-defined, fully parametric styles for doors,
windows, walls, dimensions, schedules, tables and text.
These pre-defined styles can be customized to your
preferences and new styles can be easily added.
TurboCAD LTE Pro saves time when
converting in 3D-to-2D. Architectural objects are ADT
compatible. They include a full set of 3D properties
that can befully exposed and utilized for creating 2D
elevations and sectional views.
Architectural Markers (Self
Insert markers to number objects such as
rooms, doors or windows in your architectural plans.
Great for creating legends, call outs, or simply mapping
points and adding notes to your drawings. Four different
marker styles are included.
Schedule Tool and Wizard
Create a schedule displaying the number
of Doors and Windows used in your drawing. The wizard
allows you to create and fill the schedule table with
drawing information faster and easier. Adding a window
or door into a drawing dynamically updates the schedule.
You even have complete control over how the text will
Compatible & Programmable|
Need to share CAD files with others?. Open and save .DWG,
.DXF, and .DWF formats from AutoCAD R14 to 2012, plus over 30 more
industry standard file formats.
Open and Save
As .DWG (AutoCAD® Release 14 to 2012)
Save ACA/ADT-compatible objects and parameters for
intelligent use in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. (TurboCAD LTE’s .DWG files
with ACA/ADT compatible objects can be brought into AutoCAD products and
retain their self-healing properties. For example, bring a TurboCAD LTE
.DWG file with walls and blocks into AutoCAD LT and walls continue to
self-heal within AutoCAD LT as those blocks are moved. TurboCAD LTE is a
great way to head-start your project.)
.SKP (Google™ SketchUp™)
Enjoy superior workflow with Google™ SketchUp and
SketchUp Pro .SKP files up to version 8. TurboCAD LTE imports all
visible geometry, layers, and components. It also converts all
components to TurboCAD LTE blocks to optimize drawing performance. You
can even create a paperspace from each SketchUp scene, thereby saving
time by automatically creating viewports with the correct layer
visibility and 2D or perspective view properties. These paperspace views
are also immediately ready for dimensioning and annotation. Develop
construction documents quickly from SketchUp 6, 7 and 8 models.
Support for many more CAD & Graphic file formats
TurboCAD LTE supports over 30 of the latest industry file
formats. In addition to .DWG and .SKP, you can open and Edit .DXF and
.DWF files. The DGN file filter has been completely re-written to open
and save DGN files through v8 for working with MicroStation. You can
also Open and/or Save As .IGES, .3DM (Rhino®), .3DS (3ds Max®), .STL,
.SAT, .STEP, .OBJ, & .DAE (Collada), so mechanical drawings can be
brought in for advanced detailing projects or translations from almost
any MCAD application. This means that beyond AutoCAD & Google SketchUp,
TurboCAD LTE Pro is an excellent companion to SolidWorks, SolidEdge,
Pro/E, and other CAD programs.
Tool for Batch File Conversion
With the Batch File Converter utility you may select
files of one type and convert them to any of the file formats supported
for saving. This includes converting a dozen .DWG files to .png, or
converting .2CD to .DXF 2003 format files – all in one step.
Ruby is a programming language that anyone can use to
write plug-ins (scripts) for TurboCAD LTE Pro. This scripting language
is also compatible with SketchUp Ruby Scripts. Ruby Scripts can add
tools, simplify multi-step operations, and otherwise improve the way you
work with TurboCAD LTE. Use the Ruby Scripting Console for writing
program scripts suitable for both mechanical and architectural design.
Software Development Kit
The Software Development Kit (SDK) supports the
development of new tools, functions, and behaviors for use in TurboCAD
LTE Pro. Specialized tools for vertical applications can be created and
added. Even commercial plug-in applications may be developed and sold.
Documentation, samples and .NET support is included.
Upgraded Redsdk Rendering Engine
The Redsdk engine from Redway 3D, which takes
advantage of GPU-based graphics cards for faster design
navigation, has been upgraded to new version 3.
New Page Layout Wizard
wizard makes for rapid creation of 2D layouts from an
existing 3D model. Two modes are provided to facilitate
optimum results for either Architectural or Mechanical
models. Layout preferences can be saved for later use.
Intuitive Graphic User Interface (GUI) based
way of creating Construction Lines on any work plane.
Improved Stretch Tool
Power Stretch provides greater versatility by
providing more flexibility for the selection and
de-selection of nodes, including on multiple objects.
New Convert to Arcs Polyline
Convert a Bezier or Spline curve into a
polyline composed entirely of circular arcs, or entirely of
circular arcs and linear segments.
Assign longitude and longitude to a point in
your drawing – useful for surveyors and civil engineers for
location of drawing elements.
Updated program icons and menu colors offer a
more contemporary look and feel, with the option to return
to our classic UI.
The DGN file filter for working with
MicroStation has been completely re-written to open and save
DGN files through v8.
Updated filers offer a range of continued
enhancements for working with the latest AutoCAD® and
AutoCAD LT 2010 / 2011 / 2012 files.
Minimum System Requirements|
Your experience will be greatly enhanced with newer generation, higher speed CPU, 2-4 GB RAM, and larger display resolution.
- Pentium IV Processor.
- Microsoft® Windows XP - 512 MB RAM, Microsoft® Vista 1 GB RAM, Microsoft® Windows 7
- 1 GB RAM
- 300 MB of free hard disk space depending on accessory applications installed
- 64+ MB of swap space
- Super VGA (1024 x768) display
- High Color (16 bit) graphics card
- 4X DVD-ROM drive with 32 bit drivers
- Flash™ Player 8 required to view tutorials.
Optional GPU-accelerated wireframe render mode requires a supported graphic accelerator. The latest video drivers are typically required. Newer boards with more VRAM generally provide greater performance. Most cards in the NVIDIA® Quadro FX 1000 series, GeForce FX series, GeForce 6, 7, and 8 series, plus AMD ATI Radeon family, ATI FireGL X family, and FireGL V family of cards are supported; as well as INTEL® Integrated graphics series GMA 3000 and GMA X3000.