NEW Floor and Ceiling Framing
The floor and ceiling functionality has been improved to make it faster and easier to specify your framing configuration. You can now designate the specific floor joist, rim joist and opening header from the catalog. In addition, you can also specify the Usage and Phase from the library which can be sorted and grouped appropriately for lumber ordering and delivery.
IMPROVED Tapered Columns
Columns can now be tapered using several new variables. By editing the properties of a column, you can change its shape to control the taper distance in either direction to achieve the look of the column desired. Taper distances can be set for rectangular and also for round columns.
Duplicate to Locations improvements
The Duplicate to Locations command has been enhanced to prompt whether you would like to erase the original selection or not.
2D Roof Component Display added
A new 2D roof component has been added to the roof object to display the representation in plan view independently from the elevation view; now roof line styles, colors and weights can be designated independently in these views.
Mirror Command Improvement
The Mirror command has been enhanced to prompt whether you would like to erase the original selection or not.
NEW From Template
The New ‘From Template’ command allows you to select from a series of predefined templates on startup, and use these settings as a base for a new project. Templates may contain the following:
- Wall framing configurations
- Building Location settings
- Program Settings
- Dimension setting configurations
- Drafting preferences
IMPROVED Print Scale Override
The print scale override function allows you to independently specify the print scale from the drawing (view) scale. Now you can keep your drawing scale and annotation consistent but override the print scale independently when outputting to a print device.
IMPROVED Nudge Command
Under the Drawing Settings section of the Program Settings dialog you can now set up the feature to use the arrow keys for one nudge distance and another distance that uses the Control key in combination with the arrow keys.
You can now choose to only activate auto scroll when depressing the Control key. The auto-scroll feature is an extremely useful feature when drawing objects such as walls that might be longer than anticipated in your current view.
NEW Split Dimension
Allows you to select a dimension and specify points at which to split the dimension.
NEW Join Dimension
Reverse of the Split dimension command
NEW Align Dimensions
Allows you to select a primary dimension and then select other dimensions to be moved into alignment with the primary.
IMPROVED Suppress 0 on Dimension Units
The suppress 0 function now gives you added control over the display of your dimension units.
New TurboFloorPlan v16 offers the ability to now set the bottom, middle and top justification of the leader text in the dimension style. You also have the ability to set the distance between the end of the tail of the leader and the start of the leader text.
IMPROVED File Import Options
New options and interface was adding to improved importing of CAD drawings and raster images for Tracing
IMPROVED SketchUp Version 8 Support
SketchUp version 8 file format is supported through the Import Object Wizard and also through the Element Manager when adding content through custom blocks for cabinets, furniture, and other accessories.
TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape Pro has what you need to plan every detail of your home.
Home & Exterior Design
Design in both 2D and 3D to quickly layout your floor plan, complete with foundation, walls, roof, windows and doors. Design the exterior of your home, complete with siding, custom roofs, shutters on windows, columns and more.
Interior Design - Detail every room in your dream home, from luxurious bathrooms to the kitchen of your dreams. Design custom cabinets, apply real paint colors and materials, and choose from thousands of symbols to add furniture, lighting, and appliances.
Landscape & Deck – Create the perfect outdoor living experience with pathways that navigate through lush gardens and the perfect deck or patio complete with outdoor furniture and lighting.
Energy Savings – Get help to reduce your home’s energy consumption and save money
Planning Tools - TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape Pro gives you everything you need to visualize your dream home and budget for its production.
Improved Roof Modification Tools
TurboFloorPlan Pro makes the creation of unique, custom roofs easier than ever with two major improvements:
- Move Edge, formerly known as “Maintain Support Height”, now allows you to adjust the support height of your roof so the slope of the roof can be extended or retracted as the support is moved.
- Match Plane will force the secondary plane that runs in the same direction to be matched to a primary plane that the user selects…will raise or lower the support height of the secondary plan so that the plane will be inline with the primary.
Match Plane and move edge allow for multiple plate height roofs. This eliminates plate height restrictions based on the building location (level) of your roof allowing for more complex and accurate roof for such things as split-level construction.
New Snap Tracking
When inserting/editing/positioning elements, you can hover over a previously inserted element’s snap points to project a virtual line along the same path or at polar/angle snap angles to allow current object to be snapped to. It’s a great way to perfectly align cabinets, furniture, pictures on walls, recess lighting, multiple windows and doors, footings and even works with the layout tools!
New View Filter Enhancements
TurboFloorPlan gives you options to show or hide just the parts of your home that you want to see, with four new view filters including:
- Pick Items to Hide
- Hide All Items to Hide
- Pick Items to make Items Selectable
- Make All Items Selectable Except
New Schedule Tools
TurboFloorPlan makes it easier to create detailed construction documents with three new schedule tools:
- New Door Schedule Tool
- New Window Schedule Tool
- New Room Region Schedule Tool
This major improvement allows you to automatically generate accurate door and window schedules, including markers. Change your windows or doors then automatically update your schedules. No more creating schedules by hand! The time savings are incredible.
Improved Render Dialog
Reviewing design alternatives and quickly comparing “what-if” scenerios is now even easier with the improved render dialog. Now the render dialog box retains its size and camera position so that you can exit and tweak a model, such as change paint color, lights, etc. in between renders. This will allow you to achieve exactly the same ‘shot’ as the previous camera setup.
Improved Batch Printing
Print settings saved with view and command to allow printing all (or selection)
Improved Landscape Paths
TurboFloorPlan makes it easy to create driveways and pathways to navigate through lush gardens and lawns. Now, it’s even easier to set the precise placement of these paths because they are now constrained, or fixed to their original placement, when lengthening or shortening. Right-clicking allows for the stretch command which can be used to move the paths endpoint around.
New Room Dimension Tool
Quickly insert the Length and Width of a room with this new dimension tool to speed design.
Improved Footing Controls
New TurboFloorPlan Pro gives you the ability to insert mono footings and strip footings by picking points, rather than having to attach to walls. This means you can freely place your footings wherever you need them. Plus Mono Footings by picking points are now very powerful when used in combination with the snap tracking.
Improved Site Boundaries
Snap to setback lines and points on boundary as well.
New Drop Exterior Face Option
New TurboFloorPlan 16 provides added flexibility with its new drop exterior face option. This option is used when a wall has an exterior side and is using the exterior surface material….this is the case when walls connect together creating an enclosed boundary. For example, 4 walls create and enclosed building which means there is a definite interior side and a definite exterior side….if and enclosed boundary is not made, then all sided of all the walls will be considered ’interior’ and use the associated interior surface material.
We have now also introduced the ability to force a wall side to be ‘exterior’ meaning it could be sitting out in the middle of a field on it’s own, have both it’s left & right faces forced to exterior which would mean they would have a brick or siding material (the exterior material) instead of an interior material (such as drywall) by default.
Dropping the face on exterior surfaces is used to extend the brick/siding down in a 3D view so that it covers the floor framing (since walls would normally be drawn with their base plate on the floor).
New Polygon Hatch
This new hatch pattern has been added as another option to more clearly and precisely communicate construction details.
Improved Element Editor
The Element Editor now allows users to quickly edit multiple catalog items without having to enter a separate Properties dialog for each. Common properties are displayed in the panel to the right of the Editor tree.
Improved Model View Tooltips
One of the ways TurboFloorPlan helps you design is by displaying helpful information about tools on the fly, called Tooltips. Previously, accessed by right clicking, these tips can now be viewed by simply hovering your mouse over an object for a few seconds, and the Tooltip is displayed.
Improved SketchUp File Import
TurboFloorPlan has now extended its file format support to include import from the popular Trimble SketchUp v8 application. Now you can import your SketchUp designs and use TurboFloorPlan’s enhanced symbol, lighting, and material library to bring designs to life.
Now you can attach and play sounds to your animation files. Listen to birds singing while outside on the deck. Make the dishwasher hum, or stereo play. It’s just another way TurboFloorPlan brings your dream home to life!
The controls you’ve been asking for are now available. Links to view QuickStart, Documentation, and the News Feed are now readily available at StartUp.