Product information "TurboCAD 2D 2018/2019"
Easy, precise 2D design!
TurboCAD 2D is an easy-to-use 2D CAD precision software. Regardless of expertise, users can become productive immediately with the setup wizard, first-step guide, and extensive context-sensitive help.
Floor plans, technical illustrations and more can be quickly drawn, edited, dimensioned and annotated. Easy saving as PDF file, file exchange with AutoCAD and more.
Easy to learn and use
Regardless of your expertise, the setup wizard, first-step guide and comprehensive help will get you up and running right away. Adjust your menu settings to modes for beginners, advanced, or pros to get quick results. The range of super selection modes guarantees more precise control of object selection and ensures easy changes to drawings. New file management options improve workflow.
Complete 2D design
TurboCAD 2D has the right tool for every requirement. Quickly access hundreds of drawing, editing, dimensioning, and annotation tools. Use snap modes and drawing aids to speed up the process of working out your designs.
CAD & Graphics Compatibility
TurboCAD 2D makes it very easy to import existing designs and exchange files with other users. Import and export AutoCAD® DWG/DXF files (now compatible up to AutoCAD 2017), save your designs in PDF format and more! Supports over 20 of the most popular industry-standard file formats.
Proven CAD solution for over 20 years
TurboCAD is a brand you can trust. With over 2 million versions sold worldwide, TurboCAD has been the most versatile and user-friendly CAD application for many years.
Flexible user interface
In beginner mode, tools can be displayed with detailed descriptions. If you are familiar with TurboCAD and want to enlarge the drawing area on the screen, you can switch to advanced or expert mode.
By answering simple questions, you can create the optimal character range (character size, orientation, units of measure, print scale, and viewport) for your needs.
Complete set of 2D design tools
TurboCAD 2D includes a wide range of lines, arcs, curves and spline tools to help you find the right tool for every task. If you use TurboCAD's snap modes, editing tools, and drawing aids, you can quickly realize your designs without restrictions.
- Arc, Bézier curve, circle, ellipse, auxiliary line, double line, irregular polygon, line, multiline, parallel line, perpendicular line, point, polygon, polyline
- Dot marking tool
- Chamfering/rounding, aligning
- Inserting images, texts, objects, filling styles
- Convert: Move, rotate, scale
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- 2 types of spline curves
- Copy Matrix for Designing Repeating Objects
- Boolean union, difference and intersection
- Truncate and extend multiple objects
- Stretching, splitting, nozzle, breaking, lengthening, merging of 2 lines
- 2D queries: angle, area, point coordinates, distance
Dimensioning and text functions are essential for any CAD drawing. TurboCAD 2D contains:
- Intelligent", "Fast" and "Baseline" tool types for automatic dimensioning.
- Associative Dimensions - freely move, rotate or scale associated objects. The dimension retains its position relative to the object. The dimension text is automatically updated when changes are made.
- Precise dimensioning with accuracy to 10 decimal places.
- Available formats: Architectural, Fracture, Technical, Decimal, Land Survey.
- Multitext formatting and scaling options.
- Linear and angular dimensions allow you to specify a fixed length for extension lines.
- Units of measurement can be defined globally by drawing level.
Selection point & path hatching, bitmap fills and transparency
TurboCAD provides a transparency option for hatch patterns and gradient fills. User-defined bitmaps, such as your company logo, can also be used. This allows construction or assembly details to be presented much more clearly and precisely.
Editing with handles
Save time and draw more accurately and faster. TurboCAD provides handles for scaling, rotating, moving and aligning objects.
Super Selection Modes
Super selection modes provide more precise control over object selection, and drawings can be edited faster and easier. The "Use previous selection" function allows the user to quickly jump to the previous selection where there was a change and restore it.
- The rectangular pull mode is a bidirectional selection mode.
- The window polygon drag mode only selects objects that are completely inside a closed polygon.
- The Crossing Polygon drag mode allows you to select objects that are completely inside or cross the closed polygon.
- The fence draw mode only selects objects that are touched by the open polygon or the "fence" created in this mode.
Right-click to access recently used tools and input values or to change or reset datums. When a TurboCAD tool is active, the local menu also provides a context-based toolbar with similar tools and features.
You can save your drawing in PDF format for easy sharing with others. You can also export paper spaces, customize fonts, and define the height and width of the paper.
CAD and graphics compatibility
File exchange with other users and between other programs is very easy. TurboCAD supports the most popular industry-standard file formats, including the latest DWG/DXF filters for working with AutoCAD® 2017.
User friendliness & user interface
NEW! Multifunction strip:
TurboCAD 2018 / 2019 offers a selection of user interfaces. A new feature is the ribbon (menu ribbon or ribbon interface), which is similar to the user interface used in Microsoft Word and the latest AutoCAD versions. The classic user interface type is still available for users of older versions.
TurboCAD can be customized according to your preferences so that every user can work in the familiar environment. Various topics are available for the display of the user interface. When the program starts, a pop-up dialog box appears in which the preferred environment can be easily set.
NEW! keyboard commands
2-, 3-, 4- or 5-keyboard commands
This brilliant new feature is designed to revolutionize the use of TurboCAD! Users can now combine keyboard commands from two or more keystrokes to quickly execute any TurboCAD command. The keystrokes can be executed in sequence, no key combination is required.
The keyboard commands are first triggered by pressing and releasing the Ctrl key. Then press a series of keys to invoke a specific command. This allows the user to operate the keyboard with the left hand and the mouse with the right, which greatly increases productivity.
NEW! Display of user-defined key combinations in the context menu
NEW! Isolating and Hiding Objects
This great new feature allows the user to edit complex drawings more easily. Selected objects can be isolated independently from layers or groups. In this way, objects to be edited can be brought into focus, while more complicated or overlapping objects can be avoided.
In addition to isolating certain objects, it is also possible to hide additional objects so that only those objects that are important for the editing process are displayed. If the "Show" option is selected, the drawing returns to its original state.
NEW!Search option for finding user interface functions
This excellent new feature allows a quick search of certain commands within the Customize dialog box. This makes it easy to find commands or their key combinations. The user interface can be adapted as required by dragging a function symbol onto a toolbar or by creating your own keyboard command. The appropriate commands can be found by entering a word in the search field.
Buttons next to the input field highlight the previous or next matching element. The search history is stored in a drop-down list, which speeds up a subsequent search for the same entry. For materials, luminances, environments and advanced render styles, a search combo box appears.
Design and machining in 2D
NEW! Catch between two points
This snap mode allows you to snap the center point between two successively selected points. This eliminates the need to create guides/circles to snap the center between two points.
NEW! Trim through object
This interesting new command allows you to trim multiple objects using a closed 2D profile that works like a cookie cutter. All objects within the defined profile are trimmed and removed. This eliminates the need to select multiple objects for trimming based on a cut edge.
This tool with options for width and corner type can be applied to groups of objects consisting of lines/polylines/circles/arcs located on the same plane. The profiles are automatically thickened according to the defined width. This creates a series of polylines, interconnected polylines (these two options are available for TurboCAD versions without ACIS), an area, or a series of ACIS sheet metal elements (TurboCAD Pro only).
This tool levels 3D polylines and 3D spline curves so that they lie flat on the working plane. This command sets the Z values of the vertexes of these element types to zero so that they can be used in a 2D environment.
NEW! Improved selection point hatching
The tool for selection point hatching now overlooks minor design errors. This allows you to define an error margin for the distance to automatically fill the gap if a boundary line is not 100% closed. This range can be adjusted via the value "Gap" in the control bar. Since 100% accuracy with respect to closed curves or polylines is now optional, hatching operations are significantly accelerated.
NEW! inspection system
The Selection Information palette now contains a check function. The test system enables you to highlight 'bad' objects in the Selection Information palette, enable/disable test conditions, and change their parameters. You can also create test reports for one or more objects, filter 'bad' objects in the Selection Information palette, and forward notifications about 'bad' objects to the Event Viewer.
NEW! Property for expansion size
The expansion size parameter has been added to the properties of the Selection Information palette. The Stretch Size parameter works with groups, blocks, and inserts. The Stretch Size property can be used to select objects based on size values.
Objects can be selected within any size range. This function offers additional flexibility and can be used in a variety of ways, e.g. to analyze "wrong" objects.
NEW! Zoom diagnostic message
A new message was introduced for zoom operations. It appears when the user tries to enlarge or reduce an area outside the maximum allowable zoom factor.
NEW! OK and Cancel buttons in the Insert Break dialog box
The new OK and Cancel buttons in the Insert Break dialog box of the Text Editor make it easier to use.
NEW! Select by object type
TurboCAD now recognizes two separate object types: Circle and ellipse. The same applies to circular and elliptical arcs. Previous versions could not select circles and ellipses separately from each other.
File support / compatibility
File exchange with AutoCAD® 2018: Updated DWG and DXF import/export filters.
|operating system||Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10|
TurboCAD is shipped in a 64-bit version to fully utilize computer memory when loading, processing, and rendering CAD files. (the 32-bit version is still available if your hardware depends on it.)
Minimum requirements for 64-bit systems:
- Microsoft Windows® 10 64-bit, 8* 64-bit, 7 (64-bit)
- 8 GB RAM.
Minimum requirements for 32-bit systems:
- Microsoft Windows® 10, 8*, 7
- 4 GB RAM.
* TurboCAD is designed for desktop PCs or laptops that meet the specified system requirements. Windows RT technology for use on tablets is not supported.
Delivery very fast.
Function as described, so very good overall impression.