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2016 Comparison Chart


A chart that shows what tools are available in each edition. While many tools are available across the board, some tools may not have as many features as found in the higher end editions; such as Doors or Windows. Some of these differences are noted at the end of a main Category. The Platinum list is based on the Default Workspace style, not the LTE Workspace style.
There are a few duplication of tools in the Edit and other commands. They're in one category in the Pro editions and a different category for the other editions. Someday they may get their tools synchronized across editions, but I really doubt if it will ever happen.
Most of the tools are linked to a page, but some of the pages for the newer tools may be empty; waiting for someone to fill in the blanks.




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File

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
New Ctrl+N Create a new drawing
Open Ctrl+O Open an existing drawing
Extract From Extract parts of drawing from file
Close Ctrl+F4 Close the active drawing
Save Ctrl+S Save the active drawing
Save As Save the active drawing with a new name
Save All Save all open drawings
Extract To Extract parts of drawing to file
ePack ePack…
Update Update the container to show any changes
Save Copy As Save a copy of this drawing to a file
Publish to HTML Publish to HTML
Store Thumbnail Store current view as file thumbnail
Page Setup Wizard Launch Page Setup Wizard
Summary Info View or modify drawing summary information
Print Preview Preview and change the printing options
Page Setup Change the printing options
Print Ctrl+P Print the active drawing
Print Queue Print Queue
Send Send the current drawing via Microsoft Mail
Recent File Open the last working drawing
Exit Alt+F4 Quit the application; prompts to save drawings
Drawing Utilities
Purge Purge…

 Note:


Designer and Deluxe have a Print Direct command, but is not shown here. This command has never worked and it may be removed in the future.



Edit

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Block Finish Finish to edit the block content
Edit Group Content Ctrl+G Start to Edit Group Content
Finish to Edit Group Ctrl+Shift+G Finish to edit the group content
Ref Point Ctrl+Shift+R Relocate the Block Reference Point
UV Mapping Tools UV Mapping Tools
Offset Offset
Standard
Cancel Esc Cancel the current procedure
Undo Ctrl+Z Undo the last action
Redo Ctrl+Y Redo the previously undone action
Cut Ctrl+X Cut the selection and put it on the Clipboard
Copy Ctrl+C Copy the selection and put it on the Clipboard
Paste Ctrl+V Insert the clipboard contents
Paste Special Insert the clipboard contents with options
Clear
Selection Delete Erase the selection
All Erase everything
Construction Delete construction lines or circles
All Constructions Delete all construction lines and circles
Select Entity
Select Spacebar Select objects for editing
Edit Tool Select and edit
Select All Ctrl+A Select the entire drawing
Face Selection Level Down Page Down Change selection focus to hidden facet(s)
Face Selection Level Up Page Up Change selection focus to visible facet(s)
Edit Entity
Edit Tool Select and edit
Edit by Order Ctrl+F6 Select the next object in draw order for node editing
Edit by Reverse Order Ctrl+F7 Select the next object in reverse order for node editing
Select Entity By
Fence Select entities using an irregular polygon
Query… Ctrl+Q Select all entities with a Query
Entity Type… Ctrl+T Select all entities of specific type
Color Ctrl+K Select all entities with a specific color(s)
Layer… Ctrl+L Select all entities on the active layer
Attribute… Ctrl+I Select all entities with a specific info string
Order F6 Select the next object in draw order
Reverse Order F7 Select next object in back order
Add By Order Shift+F6 Select the next object in draw order and add to current selection
Add By Reverse Order Shift+F7 Select the next object in reverse order and add to current selection
Copy Entities
Linear Set the selection copies along a line
Radial Set the selection copies along an arc
Array Set the selection copies in a matrix
Fit Linear Set the selection copies along a line, fitting them into a line segment
Fit Radial Set the selection copies along an arc, fitting them into an arc segment
Fit Array Set the selection copies in a matrix, fitting them into a rectangle
Mirror Create a mirror image of the selection
Vector Copy selected entities by vector offset
Transform
Move Move selected entities by 2 points
Rotate Rotate selected entities by 3 points
Scale Scale selected entities by 3 points
Generic Transformation Generic Transformation by 6 points
Transform Recorder
Start Start Transform Recorder
Stop Stop Transform Recorder
Play Apply Stored Transformation
Player Customize and Apply Transformation
Others
OLE Links Edit the linked objects
OLE Verbs Activate the embedded or linked object
Hyperlink Ctrl+H Pick Hyperlink
Pressure Load Deform a facet by applying a uniform pressure
Deform To point Deform to point
Facet Edit Facet editing
Facet Offset Offset face the solid
Bend Sheet Bend (located at Modify / Bending / Bend Sheet)
Flange Sheet Flange (located at Modify / Bending / Flange Sheet)
Tube Bend Tube Bend (located at Modify / Bending / Tube Bend)
Tube Flange Tube Flange (located at Modify / Bending / Tube Flange)
Update Compound Profile Update Compound Profile
Offset Offset



View

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Redraw F5 Redraw the active view
Regen Regenerate all entities.
Pan To Point Ctrl+Alt+P Center the view around defined point
Pan To Cursor Ctrl+End Pan the window to the selected point. Hotkey Only
Vector Pan Change the view by moving defined point
Named View Save or recall a named view
Create View Select a rectangular area to save as a named view
Previous View Return to the previous view
Aerial View F4 Select a rectangular area to create the aerial view
Toolbars View or customize toolbars, menu, and keyboard
AnimationLab Palette AnimationLab Palette (plug-in)
Calculator Palette Calculator or Variables Palette
Calculator Close Ctrl+F2 Hotkey Only
Calculator Open F2 Hotkey Only
CAM Palette CAM Palette (plug-in)
Style Manager Style Manager Palette…
Design Director F3 Design Director…
Drafting Palette Drafting Palette
Macro Recorder Palette Macro Recorder Palette…
Environments Palette Ctrl+Shift+E Environments Palette…
Files Manager Files Manager (plug-in)
Luminances Palette Ctrl+Shift+L Luminances Palette…
Materials Palette Ctrl+Shift+M Materials Palette…
Advanced Rendering Styles Palette Advanced Rendering Styles Palette…
Parametric Part Script Editor Palette Parametric Part Script Editor Palette…
TurboCAD Coordinates Export Palette TurboCAD Coordinates Export Palette
Database Connect Palette Database Connect Palette
TurboCAD 2016 Explorer TurboCAD Explorer Palette…
Tools Palette Tools Palette
Layer Set
All Layers Show the drawing in current view for selected layer set
Zoom
In Zoom in one step about the view center
In By Cursor Num + Zoom in one step about the cursor position Hotkey Only
Out Zoom out one step about the view center
Out By Cursor Num - Zoom out one step about the cursor position Hotkey Only
Window Ctrl+Shift+Backspace Select a rectangular area to fill the window
Extents Ctrl+Backspace Insert all elements as large as possible
Selection Alt+Backspace Insert all selected elements as large as possible
Full View Shift+Backspace Fit the page(s) in the window
Printed Size Zoom to size that will appear if printed
Uniform For All Views On or Off automatic uniform zoom for all views
Uniform For All Views By Key Num * Set uniform zoom for all views Hotkey Only
Palettes
Library Palette Ctrl+Shift+S Show or hide the library palette
Blocks Ctrl+Shift+B Show or hide the blocks palette
Selection Info Ctrl+Shift+I Show or hide the selection info
Measurement Info Ctrl+Shift+T Show or hide the measurement info
Colors And Brushes Ctrl+Shift+C Show or hide the Color palette
Camera
Cameras Set cameras parameters
Place To Dwg Center Ctrl+D Place camera to the drawing center
Look To Drawing Center Ctrl+Shift+D Set point of interest to the drawing center
View To In Front Graphic Set point of interest to the graphic in front of camera
Toggle Perspective Toggle perspective.
Left Move camera left
Right Move camera right
Up Move camera up
Down Move camera down
Turn Up Ctrl+Up Turn camera up
Turn Down Ctrl+Down Turn camera down
Turn Left Ctrl+Left Turn camera left
Turn Right Ctrl+Right Turn camera right
Rotate Left Shift+Left Arrow
Shift+Up Arrow
Rotate camera left
Rotate Right Shift+Right Arrow
Shift+Down Arrow
Rotate camera right
Forward Move camera forward
Back Move camera back
By World Ctrl+W Set Plan View of the World User Coordinate System
By Workplane Ctrl+Shift+W Set Plan View of the current User Coordinate System
Quality Render Ctrl+Alt+Q Create a realistically shaded image of 3D wireframe
Draft Render Ctrl+Alt+D Create a shaded image of 3D wireframe
Hidden Line Ctrl+Alt+H Regenerate a 3D model with hidden lines suppressed
Wireframe Create a wire image
Advanced Rendering Create a realistically shaded image of a 3D wireframe using rendering styles
Render Manager Run Render Manager
Create Panoramic QT Movie Create a panoramic QuickTime movie
Create Object QT Movie Create a object QuickTime movie
Movie Setup Movie Setup
Walk Through
Walk Walk through graphic
Slide Slide over graphic
Turn Turn camera
Roll Roll camera
Examine Examine scene
3D Views
Top Alt+Up Arrow Set Top View
Left Alt+Left Arrow Set Left View
Front Alt+Home Set Front View
Bottom Alt+Down Arrow Set Bottom View
Back Alt+End Set Back View
Right Alt+Right Arrow Set Right View
SW Isometric Alt+Page Up Set SW Isometric View
SE Isometric Alt+Page Down Set SE Isometric View
NE Isometric Shift+Alt+Page Up Set NE Isometric View
NW Isometric Shift+Alt+Page Down Set NW Isometric View
SW Dimetric Set SW Dimetric View
SE Dimetric Set SE Dimetric View
NE Dimetric Set NE Dimetric View
NW Dimetric Set NW Dimetric View
Other
Cursor Move Down Num 2 Move cursor one step down Hotkey Only
Cursor Move Left Num 4 Move cursor one step left Hotkey Only
Cursor Move Right Num 6 Move cursor one step right Hotkey Only
Cursor Move Up Num 8 Move cursor one step up Hotkey Only
Scroll Down Down Arrow Scroll view down Hotkey Only
Scroll Home Home Key Scroll view home Hotkey Only
Scroll Left Left Arrow Scroll view left Hotkey Only
Scroll Right Right Arrow Scroll view right Hotkey Only
Scroll Up Up Arrow Scroll view up Hotkey Only



Workspace

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Margins Show or hide page margins
Background Show or hide the background
Scroll Bars Show or hide scroll bars
Rulers Show or hide rulers
Status Bar Show or hide the staus bar
Inspector Bar Show or hide the inspector bar
World Coordinate System Ctrl+U Show or hide the world coordinate system
User Coordinate System Ctrl+Shift+U Show or hide the user coordinate system
Model Space Ctrl+Alt+M Switch to Model Space
Model Space Floating Switch to Floating Model Space
Update Viewport Boundary Update Viewport Boundary
Display WorkPlane Show/Hide WorkPlane
Display Horizon Show/Hide Perspective Horizon
Paperspace
Insert Insert new Paper Space
From Template Insert new Paper Space from template
Rename Rename active Paper Space
Delete Delete active Paper Space
Duplicate Duplicate active Paper Space
Properties Edit active Paper Space Properties
Print Current Print Active Space
Update Viewport Cache
Selected Update selected viewport cache images
All Update all viewport cache images
Workplane
By View Ctrl+Shift+V Set WorkPlane by the active view
By World Ctrl+Alt+W Set WorkPlane by world coordinate system (WCS)
By Entity Ctrl+Alt+G Set the WorkPlane to that of an entity
Previous Set the previous WorkPlane
Named W Assign a name to WorkPlane or set a named WorkPlane
Edit Edit the current WorkPlane
By 3 Points Shift+Alt+3 Draw WorkPlane using three points
By Z Axis Define the WorkPlane position along the Z axis
Origin Set the origin for the User Coordinate System
By Facet Shift+Alt+F Set WorkPlane by Facet
Auto Workplane by Face Set Auto WorkPlane by Face
Fit To Window Fit WorkPlane to the active view window
3D Intersections Show/Hide Intersections between WorkPlane and 3D Objects
Dynamic Cut Plane
Add Add Dynamic Cut Plane.
Show Show/Hide Dynamic Cut Plane.
Edit Edit the current Dynamic Cut Plane.
Remove Remove Dynamic Cut Plane.
Grid
Display Alt+G Show or hide the grid.
Halve Grid Halve the grid spacing.
Double Grid Double the grid spacing.
Set Origin Set the grid origin point.
Grid Ortho Set grid type ortho.
Grid Isoplane Top Set grid type isoplane top.
Grid Isoplane Left Set grid type isoplane left.
Grid Isoplane Right Set grid type isoplane right.
Grid Polar Set grid type polar.
Cursor
Aperture Shift+Alt+A Show or hide the aperture circle
Crosshairs Shift+Alt+C Show or hide the crosshair cursor
Isometric Shift+Alt+I Show or hide the isometric cursor



Insert

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Viewport Select a rectangular area to create the viewport
Section Insert a section of 3D entity
Unfold Face Unfold Face (located at Modify / Bending / Unfold Face)
Unbend Sheet Unbend Sheet (located at Modify / Bending / Unbend Sheet)
Projection Projection
Intersection Intersection
Parametric Part Insert Parametric Part
Entity Mark Insert Entity Mark
Map Place a map. (plug-in)
Construction
Angular Line Insert an oblique construction line
Horizontal Line Insert a horizontal construction line
Vertical Line Insert a vertical construction line
Parallel Insert a parallel construction line
Perpendicular Insert a perpendicular construction line
Center And Point Circle Insert a construction circle - center and radius
Double Point Circle Insert a construction circle - two points
Triple Point Circle Insert a construction circle - three points
Protractor Insert a construction line by protractor
Perpendicular by Line Insert a perpendicular construction line
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Construction Line Insert a construction line (LTE)
Horizontal Construction Line Insert a horizontal construction line (LTE)
Vertical Construction Line Insert a vertical construction line (LTE)
Angular Construction Line Insert a angular construction line (LTE)
Bisection Construction Line Insert a bisection construction line (LTE)
Offset Construction Line Insert a offset construction line (LTE)
Perpendicular Construction Line Insert a perpendicular construction line (LTE)
Ray
Angular Ray Insert a oblique ray
Vertical Ray Insert a vertical ray
Horiztal Ray Insert a horizontal ray
Point
Dot Insert a dot point
Star Insert a star point
Square Insert a square point
Cross Insert a cross point
Circle Insert a circle point
Line
Single Insert a single line, point-to-point
Polyline Insert a series of connected lines
Polygon Insert a regular polygon
Irregular Polygon Insert a free-form polygon
Rectangle Insert a rectangle
Rotated Rectangle Insert a rotated rectangle
Gear Contour Insert Gear Contour
Stellated Polygon Insert Stellated Polygon
Perpendicular Insert a line perpendicular to another line
Parallel Insert a line parallel to another line
Tan Arc Point Insert a line tangent to a point on an arc
Tan To Arc Insert a line tangent to an arc or a curve
Tan From Arc Insert a line tangent from an arc or a curve
Tan 2 Arcs Insert a line that is tangent to two arcs
Minimal Distance Insert a minimal distance line
Bisector Insert bisector
Double Line
Single Insert a double line
Polyline Insert a series of connected double lines
Polygon Insert a regular double line polygon
Irregular Polygon Insert a free-form double line polygon
Rectangle Insert a double line rectangle
Rotated Rectangle Insert a double line rotated rectangle
Perpendicular Insert a double line perpendicular to another line
Parallel Insert a double line parallel to another line
Multi Line
Single Insert a single multiline segment
Polyline Insert a series of connected multiline segments
Polygon Insert a regular multiline polygon
Irregular Polygon Insert a free-form multiline polygon
Rectangle Insert a multiline rectangle
Rotated Rectangle Insert a multiline rotated rectangle
Perpendicular Insert a multiline perpendicular to another line
Parallel Insert a multiline parallel to another line
Circle/Ellipse
Center And Point Insert a circle by defining its center and radius
Concentric Insert concentric circles
Double Point Insert a circle intersecting two points
Tan To Arc Insert a circle tangent to an arc or curve
Tan To Line Insert a circle tangent to a line
Triple Point Insert a circle intersecting three points
Tan To 3 Arcs Insert a circle tangent to three arcs
Tan To Entities Insert a circle tangent to entities
Ellipse Insert an ellipse
Rotated Ellipse Insert a rotated ellipse
Ellipse Fixed Ratio Insert an ellipse with fixed a/b ratio
Arc
Center And Radius Insert an arc by defining its center point and radius
Concentric Insert concentric arcs
Double Point Insert an arc intersecting two points
Tan To Arc Insert an arc tangent to an arc or circle or curve
Tan To Line Insert an arc tangent to a line
Start / Included / End Insert an arc intersecting three points
Start / End / Included Insert an arc intersecting three points
Tan To 3 Arcs Insert an arc tangent to three arcs
Tan To Entities Insert an arc tangent to entities
Tan To Two Entities Insert an arc tangent to 2 entities
Elliptical Insert an elliptical arc
Rotated Elliptical Insert a rotated elliptical arc
Elliptical Fixed Ratio Insert an elliptical arc with fixed a/b ratio
Curve
Bezier Insert a Bezier curve
Sketch Draw a sketch with your mouse
Autoshape Draw an auto-recognized shape with your mouse
Revision Cloud Create revision cloud
Curve from Law Curve from Law
Curve - Spline
By Control Points Insert a spline curve by control points
By Fit Points Insert a spline curve by fit points
Slot
Slot Insert Slot.
Circular Slot by Center and Radius Insert a Circular Slot by defining its center and radius.
Circular Slot Insert an circular slot.
Dimension
Orthogonal Insert a orthogonal dimension to an object
Parallel Insert a parallel dimension to an object
Distance Insert a distance dimension between two entities
Rotated Insert a rotated dimension to an object
Datum Insert a datum dimension to an object
Baseline Insert a baseline dimension to an object
Continuous Insert a continuous dimension to an object
Incremental Incremental
Angular Insert an angular dimension to an object
Radius Insert a radial dimension to an object
Diameter Insert a diameter dimension to an object
Leader Insert a string dimension to an object
MultiLeader Insert MultiLeader dimension
Quick Insert a multple quick dimension to objects
Smart Insert a smart dimension to objects
Tolerance Insert a Tolerance dimension
Dimension - Arrow Entity
Arrow Arc Insert an arrowed arc
Arrow Curve Insert Fit Curve with arrows
Arrow Line Arrow Line
Arrow Polyline Arrow Polyline
3D Object
Polyline 3D Insert a 3D polyline
Box Insert a box by defining 3 vertices
Rotated Box Insert a rotated box
Sphere Insert a sphere by defining its center and radius
HemiSphere Insert a hemisphere by defining its center and radius
Cone Insert a cone using a 2D entity or 3 points
Prism Insert a prism by connecting two 2D entities
Simple Extrude Insert a simple extrusion of a 2D entity
Sweep Insert a sweep of a entity
Twisted Extrude Insert a twisted extrusion of a 2D entity
Helix Insert Helix
Rail Sweep Insert a rail sweep of a entity
Revolve Insert a revolution of a 2D entity around an axis
Lofting Insert a 3D object by consecutive connecting of 2D profiles
Face2Face Lofting Insert a 3D object by connect 2 faces
Branched Lofting Insert a 3D object by consecutive connecting of 2D profiles in branches.
Cylinder Insert a cylinder by defining its center, radius and height
Polygonal Prism Insert a polygonal prism by defining its center, radius and height
Torus Insert a torus by defining its center, radius, and the radius of the tube
3D Mesh Insert a 3D mesh by defining its two corners, horizontal and vertical densities
Wedge Insert a wedge by defining its length, width and height
Imprint Imprint a surface of extrusion of a 2D entity
Hole Add Holes
Quick Pull Imprint the part of a planar face
Thread Create thread
Tweak Face Tweak Face
Surface with Law Surface from Law
Extrude to Face Extrude faces to another body
3D Object - 3D Spline
By Control Points Insert a 3D spline curve by control points
By Fit Points Insert a 3D spline curve by fit points
Camera
Camera by View Insert a camera by View
On a Normal to View Camera Perpendicular to View
In Parallel to View Camera Parallel to View
By 2 Points Camera by 2 points
Light
Ambient Ambient Light
Point Point Light
Directional Directional Light
Headlight Headlight Light
Spot Spot Light
Sky Sky Light
Others
Text Insert text
Multi Text Insert multi text
Table Insert Table
Block Attribute Definition Insert block attribute definition
Path Hatching Create hatch
Pick Point Hatching Create hatch
Underlay Underlay
File Read an external file into the current drawing
Object Insert a new embedded object
Others - Picture
From File Insert a raster image from file
From Image List Insert a raster image
As Object Insert a bitmap file
Wall
Wall Insert a wall
Ray
Angular Ray Insert a oblique ray
Vertical Ray Insert a vertical ray
Horiztal Ray Insert a horizontal ray
Pattern
On Curve Pattern on a curve
On Polyline Pattern on a polyline
Radial Radial Pattern
Spherical Spherical pattern
Cylindrical Cylindrical pattern
Array Array pattern



Format

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
PickPoint Hatch Apply a hatch pattern to a closed area.
Parametric Part Parametric part
Text
Font Bold Toggle the bold font style
Font Italic Toggle the italic font style
Font Underline Toggle the underline font style
Font Strikethrough Toggle the strikethrough font style
Text Box Toggle the text box style
Hidden Toggle the text visibility
Standard Standard text mode
Scalable Scalable text mode
Flexible Flexible text mode
Justify Left Left justify the text within its extents
Justify Center Center justify the text within its extents
Justify Right Right justify the text within its extents
Align
Bottom Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow Align the selected entities to the bottom of the selection window
Middle Ctrl+Shift+Home Align the selected entities to the middle of the selection window
Top Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow Align the selected entities to the top of the selection window
Left Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow Align the selected entities to the left of the selection window
Center Ctrl+Shift+End Align the selected entities to the center of the selection window
Right Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow Align the selected entities to the right of the selection window
Along Line Align selected entities along an arbitrary line
Distribute
Top Vertical distribution of entities at equal distances between their upper bounds
Middle Vertical distribution of entities at equal distances between their ref. points
Space Vertical distribution of entities at equal distances
Bottom Vertical distribution of entities at equal distances between their low bounds
Left Horizontal distribution of entities at equal distances between their left bounds
Center Horizontal distribution of entities at equal distances between their ref. points
Distance Horizontal distribution of entities at equal distances
Right Horizontal distribution of entities at equal distances between their right bounds
Others
Properties Ctrl+F Open the Properties dialog for the selected entity or tool
Create Hatch Ctrl+Shift+H Hatch an object or area
Create Block Shift+Alt+B Create a transferable block from the selection
Create Group Shift+Alt+G Group the selected entities into a single entity
Create Region Shift+Alt+R Create region from the selected entities
Create External Reference Shift+Alt+X Define a file as an external reference for the drawing
Explode Shift+Alt+E Break up a graphic into its constituent parts
Convert to curve Convert a 2D object into a Bezier curve
SAT Healing Try to heal SAT components of entities
Bring To Front Shift+Page Up Bring the selected entity(s) in front of the others
Send To Back Shift+Page Down Send the selected entity(s) behind others
Forward One Bring the selected entity(s) in front one in order
Back One Send the selected entity(s) behind one in order
Place On WorkPlane Shift+Alt+W Place on WorkPlane
Format Painter Ctrl+Shift+P Copy properties from one object to another
Others - Convert to Curve
To Bezier Convert a 2D object into a Bezier curve
To Arcs Polyline Convert a 2D curve into a Arcs Polyline
Others - Create Surface
From Profile Create solid surface body by profile
From Faces Create solid surface body by facet(s)
From Solid Convert solid volume body to surface body
Others - Create Solid
From Surface Convert solid surface body to volume body
From Faces Create solid volume body by facet(s)
Constraints
Points Coincident Place Points Coincident constraint
Coincident Place Coincident constraint
Parallel Place Parallel constraint
Perpendicular Place Perpendicular constraint
Tangent Place Tangent constraint
Connect Place Coincident and Tangent constraint
Concentric Place Concentric constraint
Symmetric Place Symmetric constraint
Equal Radius Place Equal Radius constraint
Equal Length Place Equal Length constraint
Equal Distance Place Equal Distance constraint
Change Chirality Change objects' Chirality
Fix Geometry Fix location of an entity
Auto Constraint Automatically place constraints
Auto Dimension Automatically place dimensions
Horizontal Place Horizontal constraint
Vertical Place Vertical constraint
Midpoint Place Midpoint constraint



Tools

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Spelling Check spelling of the text
Spell Options Set spell options
UI Themes Customize application appearance, toolbars and menus
Customize Customize the TurboCAD user interface (menu, keyboard, and toolbars)
Toolbars Customize the toolbars
Tool Groups Customize the Tool Groups
Menus Customize the menu
Keyboard Customize the keyboard
IntelliMouse Customize the IntelliMouse
SpaceBall Customize the SpaceBall
3DMouse Customize the 3D Mouse
Setup Load/Save the configuration from/to files
Extract Attributes Extract Attributes
IFC BIM Data… IFC BIM Data.
Brush Styles Edit brush style
Sun Properties Sun Properties
Print Style Manager Print Style Manager
Underlay Manager Underlay Manager
Hatch Pattern Creator Create pattern hatch using drawing entities
TC Surface Simplification Simplification of TC Surfaces and/or groups contaning TC Surfaces
Drawing Compare Drawing compare
Database
Define Fields Define database fields
Edit Object Data Edit object data
Report Database report
Regenerate Regenerate database
Measurement
Coordinates of the Point Measure the point coordinates
Distance Measure the distance between two points
Angle Measure the angle for three given points
Area Measure the area
Curve Length Measure Length
Volume Measure Volume
Surface Area Measure Area
Wizards
Org Chart Wizard Wizard will lead you through steps to create an Organizational Chart
Page Layout Wizard Page Layout Wizard
Architecture
Window Window
Door Door
Railing Insert a railing
Architecture - Walls
Wall Insert a Wall
Wall Dimension Wall dimension
Add Top Wall Modifier Top Wall Modifier
Add Bottom Wall Modifier Bottom Wall Modifier
Split Wall Split
Join Wall Join
Convert To Wall Convert To Wall
Add Roof Wall Modifier Roof Wall Modifier
Add Roof Slab Wall Modifier Roof Slab Wall Modifier
Architecture - Roof
Add Roof Add Roof
Edit Slope Angle Edit Slope Angle
Add Roof Modifier Add Roof Modifier.
Add Roof by Walls Make Roof
Architecture - Roof Slab
Convert to Roof Slab Roof Slab
Miter Two Roof Slabs Roof Slab
Extend a Roof Slab Roof Slab
Trim Roof Slab by Plane Roof Slab
Architecture - Opening
Insert Opening Insert Opening
Edit Opening Modifier Opening Modifier
Architecture - Stair
Straight Insert a straight stair
Multi Landing Insert a multi-landing stair
Multi Landing by Path Insert a multi-landing stair by path.
Spiral Insert a spiral stair
U-shaped Insert a u-shaped stair
Architecture - Schedule
Schedule Insert a schedule
Add object to schedule Schedule modifier
Remove object from schedule Schedule modifier
Fill Schedule Wizard Fill Schedule Wizard
Architecture - Slab
Add Slab by Click Slab
Convert to slab Slab
Add Hole Slab
Delete Hole Slab
Architecture - Profile
Edit boundary profile Profile
Edit hole profile Profile
Architecture - Section/Elevation
Section Line Section/Elevation
Vertical Section/Elevation
Horizontal Section/Elevation
Architecture - Terrain
Add Terrain Add Terrain
Add Modifier Add Terrain Modifier
Import Terrain Import Terrain
Terrain from selected points Create terrain from selected points
Architecture - House Wizard
House Wizard House wizard
Build House Build house
Hide/Show Room Boxes Hide/show room boxes
Delete Room Boxes Delete room boxes
Bedroom Insert bedroom
Master Bedroom Insert master bedroom
Office Insert office
Bath Insert bath
Laundry Insert laundry
Garage Insert garage
Living Room Insert living room
Family Room Insert family room
Dining area Insert dining area
Kitchen Insert kitchen
Entry Insert entry
Closet Insert closet
Hallway Insert hall
Deck Insert deck
House Setup House setup
Architecture - Markers
Circle mark Insert circle mark
Square mark Insert square mark
Diamond mark Insert diamond mark
Hexagon mark Inset hexagon mark
PointCloud
Import Point Cloud Import Point Cloud
Export Point Cloud Export Point Cloud
Subset Point Cloud Subset Point Cloud
Point Cloud Triangulation Point Cloud Triangulation
Trace
Rectangle Select a rectangular area to trace
Point Define a position of center of rectangular area to trace
3D Printing
3D Print 3D Printing
Raster Image
Image Manager Image Manager
Clip Raster Image Clip Raster Image
Woodworking
Create Layout Create layout diagram.
Contact Manager
Run Contacts Manager Run Contacts Manager.
Share with Contacts Share drawing with contacts.



 Note:


Two Window Types are found in Deluxe and Pro Basic, 15 are available in Platinum.

Two Door Types are found in Deluxe and Pro Basic, 20 are available in Platinum.

The Wall tool only has one "Component" available in the Deluxe and Pro Basic Editions, but they can view Walls with multiple Components.
For Walls in Designer, see: Insert / Others / Wall.

Trace tools are not available in the 64-bit editions.






Modify

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
XClip XClip
Join Polyline Join Polyline
Trim Trim objects.
Extend Extend objects.
Power Stretch Define a selection rectangle to select and move entities
Chain Polyline Chain Polyline
Erase Remove objects from a drawing.
Warp Entity by Law Warp Solid by Law.
Chamfer
Distance/Distance Create a chamfer a given distance from an intersection
Distance/Angle Create a chamfer defined by its distance and angle
Length/Angle Create a chamfer defined by its length and angle
Assemble
Assemble by 3 Points Assemble by three points
Assemble by Edge and Point Assemble by an edge and a point
Assemble by Facet Assemble by facet
Assemble by Axis Assemble by Axis
Assemble by Tangents Assemble by Tangents
Graphic on Path Graphic on Path
Set Assembly Axis Set Assembly Axis
2D Boolean Operations
2D Add Boolean add 2D objects
2D Subtract Boolean subtract 2D objects
2D Intersect Boolean intersect 2D objects
3D Boolean Operations
3D Add Ctrl+Alt+A Insert the result of the boolean addition of two solid objects
3D Subtract Ctrl+Alt+S Insert the result of the boolean subtraction of two solid objects
3D Intersect Ctrl+Alt+I Insert the result of the boolean intersection of two solid objects
3D Slice Ctrl+Alt+L Slice a 3D entity by a plane
MultiLeader Operations
Add Leader Insert a leader to a multileader dimension
Delete Leader Delete a leader from a multileader dimension
Fillet
Fillet2D Connect two lines with a smooth arc
Fillet3D Fillet 3D Polyline
Other
Object Trim Trim objects
Stretch Define a selection rectangle to select and move entities
Split Split a graphic in two at a specified point
Meet 2 Lines Extend two lines/arcs to a meeting point
Detail Section Make a detail section by closed area
Line Length Adjust the length of a line
Shrink/Extend Line Trim a line to an intersecting line
Multi Shrink/Extend Line Trim a set of lines to an intersecting line
Arc Complement Flip an arc
T Meet 2 Double Lines Extend line to a meeting point
Intersect 2 Double Lines Clean meeting point
Fillet Edges Fillet the edges of a 3D entity
Chamfer Edges Chamfer the edges of a 3D entity
Shell Solid Shell the solid
Table Modify Table
SMesh
Split Face Split Face
Extrude Face Extrude Face
Mirror Symmetry Mirror Symmetry
Set Symmetry Set Symmetry
Remove Symmetry Remove Symmetry
Bending
Bend to Path Bend Solid to Path



Modes

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Lock X Position X Lock X position
Lock Y Position Y Lock Y position
Lock Z Position Z Lock Z position
Auto Add Constraints Automatically add constraints
Snaps
No Snap Shift+S No snap at all, get the mouse position
Vertex Shift+V Snap to the nearest vertex
Middle Point Shift+M Snap to the midpoint of a line
Divide Point Shift+D Snap to the division point of a line or arc
Center Shift+C Snap to the center of a planar object
Center of Extents Shift+E Snap to the center of a 3D object
Nearest on Facet Snap to the point on the nearest facet
Quadrant Point Shift+Q Snap to the quadrant point of an arc
Intersection Shift+I Snap to the intersection of two objects
Grid Shift+G Snap to the nearest grid point
Nearest on Graphic Shift+N Snap to the point on the nearest entity
Tangent to an Arc and Curve Shift+T Snap tangent to an arc and curve
Projection Snap to the projection of last point to the line
Opposite Point Snap to the mirror point
Ortho Shift+O Snap to the ortho angle
Workplane Intersection Snap to the intersection of WorkPlane and 3D object
Show Magnetic Point Shift+W Show the point on which the next snap works
Extended Ortho Shift+X Provide snap extension orthogonal lines
Apparent Intersection Shift+K Provide snap extension apparent intersection lines
Snap Options… Change Snap Options
Single Snaps (SEKE) "Keyboard" assigned
Single No Snap S No snap at all, get the mouse position (click)
Single Vertex V Single snap to the nearest vertex
Single Nearest on Graphic N Single snap to the point on the nearest point
Single Middle Point M Single snap to the midpoint of a line
Single Center C Single snap to the center of a planar object
Single Intersection I Single snap to the intersection of two objects
Single Grid G Single snap to the nearest grid point
Single Quadrant Point Q Single snap to the quadrant point of an arc
Single Tangent Unassigned Single snap to the tangent point
Single Opposite Point H Single snap to the mirror point
Single Relocate O Relocate last point by next click
Single Projection J Single snap to the projection point
Single Divide Point D Single snap to the dividepoint of a line or arc
Single Nearest on Facet Unassigned Single snap to the point on the nearest facet
Single 3D Center E Single snap to the center of a 3D object
Single Last Point U Single snap to the last point
Snaps (Once Click) Found on Local Menu
No Snap No snap at all, get the mouse position (once)
Vertex Snap to the nearest vertex (once)
Middle Point Snap to the midpoint of a line (once)
Divide Point Snap to the divide point of a line or arc (once)
Center Snap to the center of a planar object (once)
Center of Extents Snap to the center of a 3D object (once)
Quadrant Point Snap to the quadrant point of an arc (once)
Intersection Snap to the intersection of two objects (once)
Grid Snap to the nearest grid point (once)
Nearest On Graphic Snap to the point on the nearest entity (once)
Nearest On Facet Snap to the point on the nearest facet (once)
Tangent Snap tangent to an arc (once)
Projection Snap to the projection of last point to the line (once)
Opposite Snap to the opposite point (once)
Ortho Snap to the ortho angle (once)
Extended Ortho Provide snap extension orthogonal lines (once)
Apparent Intersection Provide snap extension apparent intersection lines (once)
Coord System
Absolute Coordinates Shift+A Absolute coordinates
Relative Coordinates Shift+R Relative coordinates
Polar Coordinates Shift+P Polar coordinates
Relocate Origin Shift+L Relocate the relative/polar origin
Single Absolute Coordinates A Click with absolute coordinates
Single Relative Coordinates R Click with relative coordinates
Single Polar Coordinates P Click with polar coordinates



Options

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Program Setup Ctrl+Shift+O View/Customize the program settings
General View/Customize the general program settings
Desktop View/Customize the desktop settings (palettes, workspace, etc.)
Preference View/Customize the user preferences
Toolbars And Menu View/Customize toolbars, menus, etc.
Auto-Naming View/customize settings for groups, blocks, and symbols
File Location View/Customize the locations of TurboCAD files
Symbol Libraries View/Customize the settings for symbol libraries
Color and Brushes View/Customize the color palette
Warning Dialogs View/Customize the settings for Warning Dialogs
Constraints View/Customize constraints manager settings
Native Draw Opens the Native Draw property sheet
Render Manager Options Opens the Render Manager property sheet
Native Draw Switching Native draw switching
Drawing Setup Ctrl+Alt+O View/Customize the drawing display settings
Display View/Customize the drawing display settings
Grid View/Customize the grid settings
Space Units View/Customize units for Paper/Model space
Angle View/customize settings for the angle measurement and display
Layers View/Customize settings for drawing layers
ACIS Open the ACIS Property sheet with the ACIS faceter controls
LightWorks Opens the lightWorks property sheet.
RedSDK Opens the RedSDK property sheet
Dynamic Cut Plane Opens the Dynamic Cut Plane Property sheet
Geo-Location Geo-Location…
Render Scene Environment Customize the render scene environment
Render Scene Luminance Customize the render scene luminance
Line Styles View/Customize Line Styles
Background Color Change Background Color for current Space
Print Styles View/Customize Print Style settings for printing drawing
Lights Set light properties
Camera Properties Ctrl+Alt+C Set camera parameters
Materials
Edit LightWorks Materials Edit LightWorks Materials
Edit Material of Selected Objects Edit Material.
Edit RedSDK Materials Edit RedSDK Materials
Load Materials Load materials from DAT file
Save Materials Save materials in .DAT file
Restore Materials Restore default set of TurboCAD materials
Import Materials Import materials from LWA file
Export Materials Export materials to LWA file
Environments
Edit LightWorks Environments Edit Render Scene Environments
Edit Drawing Environment Edit drawing environment.
Edit RedSDK Environments Edit RedSDK Enviroments
Load Environments Load environments from DAT file
Save Environments Save environments in .DAT file
Restore Environments Restore default set of TurboCAD environments
Luminance
Edit LightWorks Luminances Edit Luminances
Edit Luminance of Selected Objects Edit Luminances
Edit Drawing Luminance Edit drawing luminance.
Edit RedSDK Luminances Edit RedSDK Luminances
Load Luminances Load luminances from DAT file
Save Luminances Save luminances in .DAT file
Restore Luminances Restore default set of TurboCAD luminances
Import Luminances Import luminances from LWA file
Export Luminances Export luminances to LWA file
Rendering Styles
Edit LightWorks Rendering Styles Edit Render Styles
Edit Active Render Style Edit active render style.
Edit RedSDK Rendering Styles Edit RedSDK Rendering Styles
Load Rendering Styles Load rendering styles from DAT file
Save Rendering Styles Save rendering styles in .DAT file
Restore Rendering Styles Restore default set of TurboCAD rendering styles
High-Usage Options
Use choice while selecting Use choice if several entities are in aperture while selecting



Window

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
New Window Open another window for the active drawing
Cascade Arrange windows so they overlap
Tile Arrange windows as non-overlapping tiles
Arrange Icons Arrange icons at the bottom of the window
Close All Close all open drawing windows
Open Layout Template Open a template with windows layout and camera parameters
Save Layout Template Save the current windows layout and camera parameters as a template
Apply Layout Template Apply layout template to the current document
Hide Captions Hide or show the window caption
Auto Resize Set a mode preserving relative proportions for windows while resizing desktop
Auto Align Set a mode or reciprocal resizing for aligned windows



Help

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Getting Started Videos Show TurboCAD Getting Started videos
TurboCAD Help Topics F1 Show the table of contents for the help file
LightWorks Help Topics Show LightWorks Help Topics
Tip of the Day Display useful tips for better TurboCAD use
Keyboard Display keyboard commands
Check for Update Check for Update
Upgrade Upgrade TurboCAD
About TurboCAD Display program information, version number, and copyright
Context Shift+F1 Display help for clicked buttons, menus and windows
Show Pop-up Notifications Show Pop-up Notifications.
CFP Customer Feedback Program



Draw

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Line Create straight line segments. LINE.
Rectangle Insert a rectangle.
Polyline Insert a series of connected lines.
Polygon Insert a regular polygon.
Circle
Center, Radius Insert a circle by defining its center and radius.
2 Points Insert a circle using two endpoints of the diameter.
Tangent to Line Insert a circle tangent to a line with specified radius.
3 Points Insert a circle using three points on the circumference.
Concentric Insert concentric circles.
Tangent to 3 Arcs Insert a circle tangent to three arcs.
Tan, Tan, Tan Insert a circle tangent to three objects.
Tan, Tan, Radius Insert a circle tangent to two objects with specified radius.
Tangent to Arc or Curve Insert a circle tangent to an arc or circle or curve with specified radius.
Arc
Center, Start, End Insert an arc using center, start point and endpoint.
Center, Start, Angle Insert an arc using center, start point and included angle.
Center, Start, Length Insert an arc using center, start point and length of chord.
Start, Center, End Insert an arc using the start point, center and endpoint.
Start, Center, Angle Insert an arc using start point, center and included angle.
Start, Center, Length Insert an arc using start point, center and length of chord.
3 Points Insert an arc using three points.
Start, End, Angle Insert an arc using start point, endpoint and included angle.
Start, End, Direction Insert an arc using start point, endpoint and starting direction.
Start, End, Radius Insert an arc using start point, endpoint and radius.
Start, End, Included Insert an arc start point, endpoint and included point.
Ellipse
Axis, End Insert an ellipse or elliptical arc.
Center Insert an ellipse using specified center point.
Arc Insert an elliptical arc.



SDK

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Selection
Copy In Place_VB6 Boolean Add selected objects
Boolean
MultiAdd_VB6 Duplicate and group the selected objects



AddOns

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Special Tools - Modify
Fillet 3D Round corners of 3D Polyline
Pipe Create a pipe along the selected path
Special Tools - Insert
Profile Along Path Insert profile along path
Spiral Create Spiral
Surface Roughness Insert a Surface Roughness
Thread 3D Thread3D
Text Along Curve Insert text along curve
Special Tools - Analyze
2D Geometric Parameters Calculate 2D geometric parameters
SDK Samples - Tools
Hyperlink Launch a browser on the World Wide Web
File Converter Launch the File Converter
SDK Samples - Insert
Custom Object Insert an External Object from a dialog with a preview window.
Symbol Insert a symbol
Custom Object2 Insert an External Object from a dialog only.
Paper Space Insert paper space from wizard
Weld symbol Insert a Weld symbol



Ruby

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Toggle Ruby Console Toggle Ruby Console



Projection

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Wire Wrap Wire wrap around solid.
Extract Entity Extract entities from solid.
Imprint Edge Imprint edge into body's face(s)



Property Controls

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
Entity Property Values Preset Define the style
Layers Define layers
Pen Colors Define colors
Pen Style Define the line style
Pen Width Define the pen width
Brush Color Define the brush color
Brush Pattern Define the brush pattern
Font Face Define the text font
Font Size Define the text height



New Popup

Category Command Hotkey Description Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
New Popup Menu Use to create a new Menu
New Popup Toolbar Use to create a flyout toolbar



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