IMSI® Design, a leading CAD software developer, has
announced the release of TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017, the company’s premium 2D
drafting and 3D Surface and Solid modeling application for Windows® desktop PCs.
This latest release of TurboCAD Pro Platinum boasts nearly 50 new and
improved features. “We’ve continued to build on the functionality to both
mechanical and architectural areas of design in the program, with special
emphasis in this release to sheet metal design, CAD interoperability, and
rendering, “stated Bob Mayer, President of IMSI Design. A video, showcasing the
product’s new features can be viewed at:
continues to amaze me,” writes Val Carter of Tri-CAD Technologies in a recent
review of TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017. As a dedicated user and developer of
various TurboCAD training products since 2000, Carter adds, “what was most
apparent this year is the amount of work the company has put into the creation
of rock-solid operational stability as well as the introduction of project
IMSI Design is a global leader in mechanical and
architectural CAD (Computer Aided Design) and a pioneer in mobile solutions for
the AEC (Architectural, Engineering, and Construction) industry. With over 16
million products distributed since 1988, IMSI Design products include the
award-winning TurboCAD®, DesignCAD™, TurboFloorPlan®, TurboViewer®, TurboReview®,
and TurboSite® families of precision design applications for desktop and mobile.
IMSI TurboCAD 2017 Pro Platinum Premium, Professional 2D/3D CAD Software
TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017 is our top-of-the-line, professional 2D/3D CAD application. Access a powerful drafting palette, ACIS® solid modeling, premium photorealistic rendering, advanced architectural and mechanical toolsets, AutoCAD-like 2D drafting interface options, and extensive file support.
Easy to Learn and Use with set up wizards, context-sensitive help, snaps, alignment aids, and handle-based editing.
AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface option with command line and dynamic input cursor.
Complete 2D/3D Design Tools for drafting, modeling, modifying, dimensioning and annotation.
Surface Modeling Tools like 2D/3D Booleans, extrude, revolve, sweeps, & more. ACIS® 3D Solid Modeling and Advanced Mechanical Design tools to create complex 3D objects.
Professional Part Tree that can act like a selective Undo/Redo for all your 2D/3D operations.
Powerful Drafting Palette that creates associative sections and cut planes.
Advanced Architectural Tools including a greater range of parametric architectural objects, style manager, and IFC support.
Superior Photorealistic Rendering, materials, and lighting to create powerful presentations.
Dozens of Productivity Tools such as PDF underlay and ePack with New Intelligent File Send.
2D Geometric and Dimension Constraints.
Database Connectivity with Customizable Reporting.
Point Cloud Support.
Programmable with Ruby Scripting or Software Development Kit to create routines, features, & more.
Over 40 industry standard CAD & graphic file formats supported to share your work.
New Import of TurboApp files from mobile devices.
Over 50 new and improved features!
UI & Performance
If you’re new
to TurboCAD Pro Platinum, features like the fully customizable interface,
including an optional AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface, can help you get
started. Save more time with handle based editing and a GPU accelerated
drawing engine. Even collecting and assembling all external resources and
entities attached to a drawing for distribution is simple with ePack. Plus,
TurboCAD is 64-bit compatible to manage even the largest CAD files.
Organize, access, and explore design
alternatives. The 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
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.
3D Surface Modeling
TurboCAD includes a complete set of 3D
surface modeling and editing tools making it ideal for both single part and
small assembly mechanical designs.
ACIS® Solid Modeling / Advanced
TurboCAD Pro 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.
Architectural & GIS
TurboCAD includes an integrated suite of
architectural tools that accelerate productivity in design and drafting, or
in the documentation of existing compatible architectural models. The
architectural objects are AutoCAD® Architecture (ACA) compatible so that
.DWG models with ACA extensions may be read, modified, and documented as
TurboCAD Pro Platinum includes the Redway3d
Redsdk 4.2 drawing and rendering engine to speed design work and create
stunning presentations. Render management of materials, luminances,
environments, advanced render styles and more help users create truly
photorealistic presentations of their design.
Parametric Parts Manager
Create parts that remain parametrically
controlled, even after insertion into your drawing. Also draw variably
constrained parts and convert them to parametric parts. Parts can be saved
individually, and libraries of .PPM objects can be created, shared, and
reused from project to project.
Interoperability / File
TurboCAD makes it easy to maintain your
intellectual property investment and share your work. TurboCAD Pro supports
export of 3D models to 3D .PDF which can be viewed interactively with
Acrobat Reader. Plus, users can open, insert, or embed up to 35 file formats
and export up to 28, including .DWG, .DXF (from R14 through 2017 including
AutoCAD® Architecture extensions), .SKP (SketchUp™, to version 2015), .3DM
(Rhinoceros®), .3DS (Autodesk® 3ds Max®), IGES, STEP, .OBJ, COLLADA (.DAE –
export); and many more.
External References (Xrefs)
All of the file formats that may be opened
and imported, except bitmap images, may be used as an external reference (Xref).
TurboCAD offers Xref clipping for dozens of file formats and binding of
Xrefs, which can then be exploded and edited. Xref layers are also easy to
manage, including with layer filters.
Programmable (SDK & Ruby
Extend the functionality of TurboCAD Pro
Platinum by develop 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. Even commercial plug-in
applications may be developed and sold. Updated documentation and samples
are provided and there is a wiki and forum-based support online.
What’s New in TurboCAD
Pro Platinum 2017?
USABILITY AND INTERFACE
Intelligent File Send
E-pack now includes an option to
send your packaged data via email.
Simple drag-and-drop insertion,
control of image parameters, and embedding.
Editing / Attachable Data
Build tables by making (non-OLE)
connections to .CSV and Excel files. Simply edit table layout,
format, and content, now similar to Microsoft Word.
For security and collaboration, file
metadata now includes Date of Creation, Date of Last Modification,
Total File Editing Time, and Total Time of Last Session.
Display the name of a block whenever
‘show multiple entities options’ is turned on. Show selected block
in the Blocks Palette any time an inserted block is selected.
DRAFTING AND EDITNG
Create hatches, text,
and dimensions that automatically scale to the current zoom level of
Line and Center Mark
Create associative center lines and
Draw consecutive segments by
specifying the angle relative to the preceding segment.
New text editor interface with
new formatting features and new options including numbered lists,
bulleted lists, and multi-column support.
by Two Points
Scale a set of objects to a specific
size by using two reference points.
DRAWING, MODELING, AND EDITING
Bend single or multiple flanges off
of a sheet body using a 2D polyline as the profile.
Easily add support structures to 3D
models. Use the New Sheet Metal Gusset to insert a sheet metal
gusset between two adjacent faces. New Solid Gusset can insert a
Stiffening Rib between two adjacent faces.
Import and export Laws (Curve from
Law; Surface with Laws; Offset with Law; Warp Entity by Law) from
Stretch any ACIS solid along an
Twist a solid object along and
around the length of a designated axis.
Guidelines for lofts can now be
post-updated to modify the resulting loft. Now true NURB surfaces
can be generated and edited in three axes.
Object Handling and Clean-up
The Remove Open Gap functionality of
the Extract Entity tool has been extended with a New Remove All Open
New Get Bend Angles option to
extract or insert bend angles as text when using the Unbend Sheet
tool. New Unbend Along an Edge lets you selectively unbend elements
of a sheet body along specified edges.
Entity by Law
Warping a 3D solid based on a
mathematical formula can now be done with or without the Part Tree.
This enables post-editing of -the warp parameters.
New Combine and join adjacent
coplanar faces; merge SMESHs; add or delete facets from a SMESH;
create a volumetric object from a planar SMESH. Improvements to node
selection which can be limited to ignore all but the closest nodes,
and faces can now be split by a selected line.
of Architectural Objects
Use the copy and array tools to
insert a set of windows or doors into a wall for greater
to Scale for Door and Window Custom Blocks
Automatic fit to wall width scaling
of custom door and window blocks inserted into walls.
Create rooms on multiple workplanes
for quick design of multi-story houses.
Create complex and advanced
stairways via a set of 2D linework.
Insert openings into roof slab for
fast placement of vents and skylights.New Roof Slab Openings
PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING AND VISUALIZATION
4.2 Engine Migration
Improved photorealistic rendering
with new shaders, more realistic materials, new expanded parameters
to control anti-ailiasing, caustics for sun lighting, physical sky
lighting, geo-located sun positioning, and volumetric effects.
Mapping of SMESH Objects
UV mapping has been expanded to
support SMESH objectsNew UV Mapping of SMESH Objects
SUPPORT / INTEROPERABILITY
Improved AutoCAD® (DXF, DWG, and
DWF) File Compatibility
Implementation of the latest Teigha
Improved 3D PDF (including .U3D
and .PRC) Export
Support for export of multi-material
Improved SketchUp (SKP) File
Import geometry, views, materials,
and components from SketchUp files created in SketchUp Pro or
SketchUp Mark versions 3.0 to 2017. * Please note – Trimble no
longer offers the 32-bit version of their software development kit,
therefore TurboCAD 2017 32-bit has no SKP filter.
Earth (KML and KMZ) File Support
Import KML and KMZ files into
TurboCAD to view your designs in Google Earth independent of the
Improved Point Cloud (PCD, PCG,
XYZ, ASC) File Support
Improved triangulation tool allows
users to adjust the default parameter settings, offers an improved
algorithm for facet normal determination, and a new smoothing
option. Colored point clouds are also now supported.
Import and View TurboApp (TAP) files
from one of our apps for mobile devices--TurboViewer, TurboReview,
TurboSite, or DroneScout.
Why Choose TurboCAD Pro
Premium, professional features you
want at a more affordable price
Low learning curve, especially when
switching from other CAD
Advanced architectural and
mechanical toolsets for greater control and flexibility
Exceptional performance features for
Outstanding File Compatibility
Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7
64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit,
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86)
or 64-bit (x64) processor
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8* 64-bit,
Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit)
8 GB RAM
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8*,
*TurboCAD is designed for
desktops or laptops that meet the indicated system requirements. Windows RT
technology used on some tablets is not supported.
Your experience with TurboCAD Pro
Platinum will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed
CPU, 8+ GB RAM.
The optional GPU-accelerated Redsdk
render modes require a supported graphic processing unit (either a chip
on the board, or on a video card). The latest video drivers are
typically required. Newer boards with more power and VRAM generally
provide greater performance.