TurboCAD Pro

Advanced CAD software: 2D design, drafting, detailing and 3D modelling

#1 Best SellingTurboCAD Professional is a premium, professional CAD package. It includes all the speed and technology of TurboCAD Pro for 2D/3D drafting, detailing, modelling, rendering, and extensive file sharing. Plus get advanced tools for greater control and flexibility with architectural design.

  • NEW 64-bit version
  • NEW Modern / Customisable UI
  • GPU-Accelerated Drawing Engine
  • Multi-threading
  • Progressive, Ray-traced Rendering

TurboCAD Professional provides an advanced platform for 2D and 3D design, drafting and modelling suitable for all aspects of CAD design. It has a client list going back thirty years.

It is used in a wide variety of professions, not only architects, our customers include Sir Robert McAlpine and Taylor Wimpy, but engineers from home workshops to companies that worked on the design of the latest airbus.

A significant number of users are in the interior design profession. Everyone from carpenters to roofers use TurboCAD to plan their projects. Forward planning saves time and waste and gives you the edge over competitors. Once a kitchen is drawn in 3D, different materials can be applied to surfaces with the click of a mouse. It can be viewed in isometric, perspective, plan form, all as a line drawing or as a fully photorealistic image.

Thousands of engineering companies use TurboCAD from locksmiths, fence and gate manufacturers, wrought iron specialists, assembling plants, injection moulding companies, sheet metal works, just about anyone needing to design an object that needs to be formed or made.

Garden designers and builders planning extensions can photograph the existing site with their mobile phone, import the picture into TurboCAD and place their proposed new design on the original, this takes seconds.

Recommended by the British Horological Institute for their members. Licensed by the Institute of Carpenters.

Its three main strengths are:

  1. It is relatively easy to learn and use, this is not a package that takes weeks to learn the basics and there is ample training materials and back-up. Training days are available at offices in Winchester and off site. Support by e-mail and telephone is free and unlimited, no yearly charges.
  2. TurboCAD reads and saves in all the main file formats, including DWG, DXF, STEP, STL and saves as PDF. So swapping drawings with others using a different package is simple. Sending designs to a client who does not have a CAD package as an e-mail attachment easy. It has two way compatibility with Google SketchUp enabling your designs to be placed anywhere in the world via Google Earth.
  3. It is at an affordable price making it a realistic tool for anyone needing to plan and visualise 3D designs – anything from kitchen and bathroom design, landscaping, children’s play areas, stage sets, (The Roundhouse, London), security devices such as locks, factory layouts etc.

TurboCAD contains features normally only found in CAD solutions costing thousands of pounds more. It utilises advanced industry-standard technology including ACIS® v20 modelling engine, LightWorks® and Redway3D® rendering engines and D-Cubed 2D Constraints Manager from Siemens PLM, with advanced pattern constraints and new parametric tools and symbols.

TurboCAD Pro delivers affordable, professional CAD software for design, drafting, and detailing. Parametric constraints, 3D surface and ACIS® solid modelling, LightWorks™ photorealistic rendering, architectural tools, and extensive file support appeal to professionals across disciplines. Plus, TurboCAD Pro is now fully 64-bit compatible to utilise expanded computer memory.

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What’s New in Version 19?

RoomNow fully 64-bit compatible, TurboCAD 19 Pro takes advantage of expanded computer memory, so you can load, process, and render CAD files of nearly any size. In addition, improved design engines, including an updated ACIS® solid modelling engine and improved LightWorks v8.3 and Redsdk v3 rendering engines, offer dramatically better performance. New smooth, surface mesh 3D modelling and editing tools allow for easier, rapid creation of organic shapes, while new features like ePack file packaging improve workflow. Plus, experience smoother interoperability and easier rendering and visualisation to share your work.

NEW & IMPROVED Superior Performance

  • NEW 64-Bit version addresses up to 32GB of memory to load, process, and render larger CAD files.
  • NEW User Interface with contemporary menu colours and icons with option to return to the classic UI.
  • IMPROVED Design Engines including updated ACIS® v22, LightWorks® v8.3 and Redsdk v3 Rendering.

MechNEW & IMPROVED Powerful Modelling and Architectural Tools

  • NEW Geo-Location and Compass Rose specify location to 6-point accuracy and display orientation.
  • NEW & IMPROVED 1st Price Palette obtains online, real-time price quotes for windows, doors and skylights.
  • IMPROVED Standard modify tools (Trim, Split, Meet 2 lines) now works with walls.

NEW & IMPROVED Rendering and Visualisation

  • NEW Material Editor lets you lets you locate, select, apply and edit materials, luminance, and more.
  • NEW Hatch Pattern Creator for quickly creating custom, repeating hatch patterns.
  • NEW Redsdk Support in Quality Render Mode.
  • NEW Drawing Compare to visually detect differences in drawings.
  • IMPROVED The powerful LightWorks® photorealistic and artistic rendering engine has been updated to version 8.3.

TableNEW Drafting & Detailing

  • NEW Page Layout Wizard for rapid creation of 2D layouts from an existing 3D model.
  • NEW ‘Draw By Layer PLUS’ allows users to apply general property changes to all tool presets. Once activated, when changes are made to the properties (Layer, Pen, and Brush) of a selected tool, those changes are applied to all tools.
  • NEW ‘Keep Centre of Extents Edit Tool’. This new selector mode option scales around the centre point of an object making changes symmetric.
  • IMPROVED Drafting object properties and palette options.

HouseIMPROVED Interoperability

  • NEW 3D Print option outputs a part directly to 3D System’s BFB 3D printer software.
  • NEW & IMPROVED DGN Filter to open & save MicroStation files through v8.
  • IMPROVED DWG/DXF Filters - Updated filters offer a range of continued enhancements for working with the latest AutoCAD® and AutoCAD LT 2010 / 2011 / 2012 files.




Conceptual Design and Precision Drafting

TurboCAD employs a large selection of 2-dimensional drafting tools, and 3-dimensional modeling tools, so no matter the situation, you’ve got the right tool for the job. Use in conjunction with snaps, modification tools, and drawing aids to quickly layout your ideas in TurboCAD.

  • Drafting Palette
  • History Tree with Editor
  • Advanced Layer Controls
  • PDF Underlay

Architectural Drafting and Design

TurboCAD Pro includes a robust collection of architectural drafting and design tools. An extensive collection of ADA compatible architectural objects are supported by dynamic dimensions, terrain tools, and automated tools for laying out your building and creating schedules. Whether you’re an architect, builder, civil engineer, or novice home designer, TurboCAD has practical tools for all your architectural design needs.

  • NEW Compass Rose
  • NEW Geo-Location
  • 2D/3D Parametric Objects
  • Elevation/Sections
  • House Wizard
  • Self-Aligning Blocks
  • Terrain Modeling
  • Styles & Style Manager

Check out TurboCAD Pro Platinum for expanded architectural tools

Mechanical Tools

TurboCAD Pro gives engineers the power to set up 2D parametric constraints for greater control and productivity as you evaluate designer alternatives. 3D surface modeling and ACIS® solid modeling tools makes the creation of realistic, complex 3D objects simple. And a parametric parts manager lets you create and consume parts that remain parametrically controlled even after insertion into your drawing. These and many more tools and technologies make TurboCAD ideal for both single part and assembly mechanical designs.

  • D-Cubed™ Parametric Constraints
  • Surface Modeling Tools
  • ACIS® Solid Modeling Tools
  • Assembly Tools
  • Parametric Parts Manager

Check out TurboCAD Pro Platinum for expanded mechanical tools

Presentation - The Key to Selling Your Concepts

TurboCAD Pro provides more ways to present your designs in a professional manor. Several render modes are provided including wireframe, hidden line, high quality photorealistic rendering, and an advanced mode that allows for artistic render styles. Users can define physically accurate materials, including reflective surfaces with ray tracing and radiosity, and apply lighting and luminance to create stunning photorealistic images that showcase your work. Output to PDF or a number of image formats, or add the AnimationLab plug-in to animate your design. And TurboCAD Pro now outputs directly 3D System’s BFB 3D printer software for printing prototypes and more!


TurboCAD Pro includes tools necessary to rapidly document and annotate your designs. The Drafting Palette accelerates creating Views, Sections, Elevations, Floorplans, and Detail Views in numerous display styles. A full range of Dimension types that are style driven are available as well as Tables, Text, and Multi-Text tools as expected. You can quickly create 2D planar drawing sets of 3D designs, and explode viewports for greater clarity. Plus, dimension scaling in Viewports within a paper space is automatic.

Workflow in the Real World

Because we know that most people use a number of tools or collaborate with others frequently, TurboCAD Pro is designed to provide excellent workflow to and from other applications. Open, import, or embed up to 35 file formats and export up to 28, including newly updated .DWG/.DXF (AutoCAD®) and .DGN (MicroStation) formats, plus .SKP (Google SketchUp™) and many others. Except for bitmaps, all support formats can be used as external references (xrefs) and many also work with TurboCAD’s Drafting Palette. This combination means that the model may be designed in one application, and the views, sections, elevations, and floorplans will be updated when the original model is changed.  

Version 19
Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit                

In order to run TurboCAD® Pro 19, your system must include the following:

Minimum TurboCAD Pro 32-bit System Requirements:

  • Pentium® IV Processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with 512 MB RAM, or Windows Vista or Windows 7 with 1024 MB RAM
  • 300 MB of free hard disk space
  • Super VGA (1024 x768) display
  • High Colour (16 bit) graphics support

Minimum TurboCAD Pro 64-bit System Requirements:

  • Pentium® IV Processor
  • Microsoft ® Windows Vista 64 bit or Windows 7 64 bit with 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB of free hard disk space
  • Super VGA (1024 x768) display
  • High Colour (16 bit) graphics support

Recommended: Your experience with TurboCAD Pro will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU, 4 GB RAM, and larger display resolution and graphics support.

The optional GPU-accelerated Redsdk render modes require a supported graphic processing unit (either a chip on the board, or on a video card) and the turning off of aero mode. The latest video drivers are typically required. Newer boards with more power and VRAM generally provide greater performance.

Recommended GPU-accelerators:

  • NVIDIA® Quadro FX 1000 & up*
  • NVIDIA® GeForce FX & up*
  • NVIDIA® GeForce 6, 7, 8 & up*
  • AMD-ATI Radeon 9500 & up*
  • AMD-ATI Radeon X, HD 2000, 3000, 4000
  • AMD-ATI FireGL X
  • AMD-ATI FireGL V 3000 & up*
  • INTEL® Integrated graphics series: GMA 3000 & GMA X3000.

*based on Feb 2012 testing

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