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TurboCAD Mac Pro V10
Professional 2D/3D Drafting,
Modelling & Rendering
TurboCAD Mac Pro delivers
unparalleled value and productivity in a professional 2D/3D
CAD package with fully integrated 2D drafting tools, 3D
surface and ACIS® solid modeling tools, assembly tools,
advanced architectural tools, powerful LightWorks
photorealistic rendering, new 3D printing features, and
extensive file support.
Exceptional Value in 2D/3D
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
Customisable toolbars, set-up
wizard, and context sensitive help enhance usability, while the ability to
quickly organise layers and layer sets optimise 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.
Industry Specific Tools
Get superior control and flexibility with tools specific to your line of
work. TurboCAD Mac Pro includes these suites of professional design tools:
Advanced 2D/3D Architectural Design - self-healing, auto-dimension
walls, parametric doors and windows, roof and slab tools, symbols,
materials, decals, and pre-drawn floorplans.
Advanced Mechanical Design - Quickly model complex 3D objects with
advanced mesh, surface, and ACIS solid modeling design and modification
Woodworking Design - Create joints with just a few clicks including
Rabbet Joints, Dado Joints, Miter Joints, Dovetail Joints, and Tongue
and Groove Joints.
Powerful Lighting &
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 File Sharing and
Easily import existing designs from popular CAD and graphic design file
formats, including AutoCAD® .DWG. Just as easily, save designs 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 options for better control of
how the printed document will look.
3D Printing Tools
TurboCAD Mac Pro includes a suite of tools to check and prepare a part
for 3D Printing. These include 3D Print Check, Surface Normals Check,
Overhang Analysis, Wall Thickness, Preview Slices, Auto Position, Support
Structure, Show Printer Volume, and Printer Definitions.
The Ultimate in Design Productivity
TurboCAD® Mac Pro makes it easy to design in 2D or 3D with a setup
wizard, customisable toolbars and the most usability features including:
64-Bit Compatible so you can load, process, and
render models 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. Expanded functions now include 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
Drawing 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 favourite tools.
Layers and Layer Sets to organise 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 minimise large
Advanced 2D/3D Architectural Design
TurboCAD® Mac Pro 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 colour. 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.
Mesh Modeling Tools
Quickly create quad mesh primitives, extrusions, coverts, lathes, and
meshes by points. Use subdivision modeling tools to smooth a quad 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 as 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 well as
data crucial for engineers.
TurboCAD Mac Pro makes it easier to visualise your next woodworking
project with a suite of woodworking joint tools. Create these joints
with just a few clicks:
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 - 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
TurboCAD Mac Pro offers a fully editable, hierarchal part tree for
Solids and Surfaces. The Part Tree can be viewed as a selective
UNDO/REDO tool: adjust the parameters of a bend, for example, without
having to UNDO the design steps that have been made to the model since
the parameter of that object were originally set. Each subsequent step
will be applied correctly on the newly updated geometry.
Powerful Photorealistic and Sketch
Add materials, lighting including special effects lighting, and
environmental effects to create stunning photorealistic renderings. High
Dynamic-Range Images (HDRI) are supported as well as export of poster
size images. You can even select a sketch render styles like cartoon,
colour wash, pencil, mosaic and more for an artistic effect.
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,
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.
3D Printing Tools
TurboCAD Mac Pro includes a suite of tools to check and prepare a
part for 3D Printing. These include a 3D Print Check, Surface Normals
Check, Overhang Analysis, 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 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 DWG, 3DS, Adobe® EPS, Illustrator® and
Photoshop®, DXF, IGES, PICT, PNG, ACIS SAT, STL, STEP, TIFF, Trimble
SketchUp and more.
Multi-threading is a technique by which
an operation can use several processors to complete the command.
TurboCAD Mac Deluxe now uses multi-threading in the following workflow
Facet calculations for display lists
Updated! ACIS® R26 Modeling Kernel
We've updated the ACIS solid
modeling engine by two major releases with improvements in the
Multi-threading of key
Constant and Variable Radius
Direct Face Operations (used
Creating a Bill of Material (BOM) now has
options for specifying the following table settings:
Number of Decimals
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.
Copy Keep Original Layer
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.
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
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.
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.
Quickly snap one part to another with the
new Magnet Tool. The part is moved from its current location,
orientated, and centered within the selected face.
Mesh Symmetry is a new option that allows
modification of vertices, edges, and facets of a mesh object through a
A new quad mesh modifier offsets a
selected facet and adds connecting facets.
The wood working tool palette has a new
option for quickly creating pocket hole.
KeyShot Live Linking Support
With KeyShot Live Linking, you can use
TurboCAD Mac side by side with KeyShot to produce stunning renders. Our
Live Linking implementation also introduces an industry first to create
Share mesh, surfaces, and solids
Option to share 2D annotation
data as 3D
Materials assigned in KeyShot
retained by object names
Rapid Render Tools
Photo Render tool palette is now updated to support a predefined
wood materials like pine, maple, and oak.
Improved! Faster Displays
CAD data in TurboCAD Mac is
displayed with the help of a display list created by
tessellating geometry. This process speeds up in version 10 by
integrating multi-threading to the tessellation process and
optimizing the display of data using OpenGL.
Precision data translators were developed
by the world’s foremost expert in Interoperability—Dassault Systems
(creators of CATIA & SolidWorks). 3D Interop integrates advanced
features such as Geometry Repair, Topology Repair, and Tolerance
An exciting new feature in TurboCAD
Mac v10 (Deluxe and Pro) is the introduction of 3D PDF data
export. 3D PDF is a file format that is supported by Adobe allowing you
to share CAD data with Acrobat Reader, a highly popular PDF viewer. The
3D PDF export has the following options:
Share facets or NURB data
Share 2D data (hatches, dimensions,
curves, and text)
The SAB file is a binary representation
of the ACIS SAT file format. A SAT file is stored as ASCII text, which
is less compressed than the binary format.
Improved! SketchUp Import
The creators of SketchUp have removed
many of the data translators in the free version of SketchUp Make,
urging customers to switch to the Pro version. However, with TurboCAD
Mac v10 you can continue to share your data directly with Make
by using the new SketchUp native file format. Plus the updated
translators now import the latest versions of SketchUp 2016!
New export option saves TurboCAD Mac v10
data as native SketchUp files.
Share mesh, surfaces, and solids
Share lines, arcs, circles, splines,
and conic curves
Support for Colors and Layers
TurboCAD Mac v10 (Deluxe
and Pro) now support exporting of the popular STL file format for 3D
printing using either ASCII or Binary options. With TurboCAD Mac v10 you
can specify a unit format. This allows a designer to continue to work in
inches but export to millimeters. This is especially useful when
exporting to 3D print software that only works with millimeters.
The DXF and DWG translator technology in
TurboCAD Mac is powered by the OpenDesign SDK, used by hundreds of
CAD/CAM companies for compatibility with AutoDesk products. TurboCAD Mac
v10 includes an updated SDK as well as these improvements:
Draw Views now use layers
Dimension text position updates
Dynamic Panning in Draw Views
Dynamic Zoom in Draw Views
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS
X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan,
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra
Intel® Mac®, 8 GB of hard disk space, 4 GB
RAM or greater, Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended).
TurboCAD Mac supports Apple’s 64 bit
architecture. The result is smoother workflow, faster drawing display and
manipulation, and the ability to work with parts and models of nearly any