Exceptional Value in 2D/3D CAD
TurboCAD® Mac Pro 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.
Professional Control and Flexibility
Customizable toolbars, set-up wizard, and context sensitive help enhance usability, while the block manager and the ability to quickly organize layers and layer sets optimize drawing management. Plus complete printing and publishing tools as well as extensive file support including new AutoCAD 2013 .DWG meet the needs of professional architects, engineers, illustrators, designers, and more.
Advanced 2D/3D Architectural Design
TurboCAD® Mac Pro includes 1,000 pre-designed floor plans plus advanced tools for professional architectural design. Self-healing walls auto-dimension as they are drawn, auto trim wall vertices, and allow for assignment of hatch patterns and color. Roof 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.
Powerful Lighting & Rendering Options
When it’s time to present your ideas, TurboCAD Mac Pro delivers stunning photorealistic renderings. Apply materials and decals. Set lighting, shadowing, reflectance, roughness and environmental effects. Then render with the powerful LightWorks Photorealistic Rendering Engine. Sketch rendering options are also available for a hand-drawn look, appropriate in the early stages of conceptual design.
Flexible CAD & Graphic Design Formats
Easily import existing designs from popular CAD and graphic design file formats, including new AutoCAD® 2013 .DWG. Just as easily, export your precision designs and technical drawings from TurboCAD to other CAD formats, or choose a popular desktop publishing formats such as EPS TIFF, CGM and more, to create brochures or other marketing materials. Even print design to your specifications with new options for better control of how the printed document will look.
The Ultimate in Design Productivity
TurboCAD® Mac Pro makes it easy to design in 2D or 3D with a setup wizard, customizable toolbars and the most usability features including:
- Context Sensitive Help System to get help with any tool instantly
- Gripper Tool to dynamically move, rotate, & scale objects in 2D or 3D
- Viewport Layouts display multiple views of your drawing at once
- 3D Connexion Space Mouse as well as traditional mouse support
- Drawingd Wizard to 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 Mac Pro provides unlimited 2D design options. Choose from a number 2D drafting tools including line, arc, curve, circle, ellipse, and spline tools. Access text, dimensioning tools, modifier and transformation tools for easy editing. Here is a sampling of 2D tools.
- Polygon Tools – Slot polygon, N-Sided polygon, and polygon from curves tool.
- Conic Tools, a.k.a. conic section tools, allow users to easily obtain a curve generated by the intersection of a cone with a plane.
- Connect Curve Tool - Join Option - The Join Curve option replaces the two curves you select with a new spline curve. This tool will also 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 - The Fair Spline command provides a tool to globally smooth a curve. Fairing a spline optimally moves control vertices to locations that minimize large curvature variations.
Powerful 2D/3D Architectural Design Tools
Create professional architectural design with self-healing, auto-dimension walls, parametric doors and windows, roof and slab tools, as well as thousands of symbols, materials, decals, and pre-drawn floorplans.
Surface and ACIS® Solid Modeling Tools
Quickly model complex 3D objects with advanced design and modification tools. Primitives, complex and advanced surface tools, as well as surface modifiers and transformation tools are included for surface modeling. Utilize the newly updated ACIS® R24 solid modeling engine to create realistic, complex 3D objects as well as data crucial for engineers.
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 - Mate planar faces. You can specify an offset distance between mated faces.
- Assembly Align - Align a face of two solid objects and supports cylindrical, spherical and planar faces.
- Assembly Insert - Align and mate the faces of two solid objects. The align faces must be cylindrical and the mate faces must be planar. This tool is very useful for inserting bolts into holes.
Powerful Photorealistic and Sketch Rendering
Add materials, lighting, and environmental effects to create stunning photorealistic renderings. Select a sketch render styles like cartoon, color wash, pencil, mosaic and more for an artistic effect.
Printing, Publishing & PDF
The Print by Layer Tool is extremely useful when you have multiple sets of data within one file that needs printing. For less complex jobs, a use the Print Window option to simply drag the mouse over the area of your design you wish to print. Use page layouts to publish your design from up to 4 different view angles on a single page, controlling text size and more. Save designs as single or multi-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
A large number of industry standard formats make collaboration easy including the latest AutoCAD 2013 DWG, 3DS, Adobe® EPS, Illustrator® and Photoshop®, DXF, IGES, PICT, PNG, ACIS SAT, STL, STEP, TIFF, Trimble SketchUp and more.
NEW & IMPROVED 3D MODELING FEATURES
New ACIS R24
The powerful ACIS 3D solid modeling engine and file filters in TurboCAD Mac Pro have been upgraded to R24. The version fully supports 64 bit DLLs for better performance. This update also enhances several of the 3D solid modeling features based on this engine as well as the core translators for improved interoperability when file sharing.
New Quad Mesh Tools
A new tool palette has been added to TurboCAD Mac Pro v8 with an entirely new set of tools for creating quad mesh primitives, extrusions, coverts, lathes, and meshes by points.
New Subdivision Modeling Tools
With a few clicks, the new subdivided mesh tool will smooth a quad mesh. Use in conjunction with the gripper tool for direct manipulation allowing you to easily create more organic shapes.
Improved Associative Mesh Booleans
Boolean functions performed on Mesh objects are now recorded and accessible via the part tree.
Improved 3D Linear Duplicate
The Linear Duplicate tool creates copies of an object based on specifying rows, columns, and spacings..
Improved 3D Polar Array
For more challenging design tasks, the Linear Duplicate tool can be used to create patterns of 2D or 3D objects in relation to a primary point or object. Apply elevation offsets to quickly create a more complex design, like a spiral staircase.
Improved Deep Select
This improvement allows you to independently select and modify elements within a group.
New Woodworking Joint Tools
TurboCAD Mac Pro makes it easier to visualize your next woodworking project with a suite of new woodworking joint tools. Now create these joints with just a few clicks:
- Rabbet Joints
- Miter Joints
- Dovetail Joints
- Tongue and Groove Joints
NEW & IMPROVED RENDERING & PRESENTATION
New Special Lighting Effects
We’ve added support for Special Lighting Effects including Lens Flares and Global Illumination.
New HDRI Support
TurboCAD Mac Pro 8 now supports High Dynamic-Range Images (HDRI). This significantly improves the lighting of photo rendered images with the click of a button.
Improved Render to File
We’ve boosted the rendering size in TurboCAD Mac Pro 8 so now you can export poster size images!
Improved Photorealistic Rendering
Added secondary file recognition for advanced photo render dialog box.
Improved QuickTime Recording
Record Screen now includes audio capture for creating user videos and tutorials.
TurboCAD Mac 8 is now fully 64-bit compatible, so you can load, process, and render much larger parts and models, as previously you were limited to around 2.3 GB of model data in virtual memory. The result is smoother workflow, faster drawing display and manipulation, and the ability to work with parts and models of nearly any size.
TurboCAD Mac Pro 8 greatly increases your ability to print much larger, more data intensive files.
Improved Deep Select
This improvement allows you to independently select and modify elements within a group.
New Cut List BOMs
Now you can assign Cut List Properties (Description, QTY, Length, Width and Thickness) to a BOM. The new Cut List Properties template as been added to the predefined BOM data set tables. Objects assigned this set of attributes will display them when the BOM is placed into the drawing or model sheet.
You now have an option to display the workplane grid as a polar or ISO grid. You can also change the grid orientation by any angle. Use the new Grid Properties dialog box under the Workplane menu to explore the different options.
Improved Space Mouse Support
Updated support for a SpaceMouse using the latest drivers.
Improved Keyboard Shortcuts
You can now use shortcuts keys within the Concept Explorer, to set the gripper location, and for toggling mesh controls.
TurboCAD Mac Pro v8 now uses Cocoa Compiled Code and CoreGraphics. This major code rewrite replaces the old Carbon framework, phased out by Apple, resulting in a more stable application.
NEW & IMPROVED INTEROPERABILITY
DWG/DXF Read/Write filters
Files filters have been updated to support import and export of the latest AutoCAD 2013/2014 file formats.
Improved STL filter
Better support of collapsed facets for more reliable output to 3D printers.
TurboCAD Mac Pro v8 System Requirements:
Macintosh® OS X 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9, Intel® Mac®, 4 GB of hard disk space, 1 GB RAM or greater, Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended).
TurboCAD Mac v8 supports Apple’s 64 bit architecture. To find out if your Mac uses the 64 bit kernel and can support the 64 bit version of TurboCAD Mac please visit the following link:
Mac OSX 64 bit