TurboCAD 2016




  • TurboCAD 2016 Menus: Three menus are shown: the Default, the Classic and the LTE.
     
  • 2016 Comparison Chart: A list of all the Commands between the Designer, Deluxe, Pro Basic and Pro Platinum editions.



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Icon real TurboCAD workspace   TurboCAD LTE workspace
Image Image View / Camera / Render Manager   View / Camera / Render Manager
Image Image Workspace / Grid / Grid Ortho   Workspace / Grid / Grid Ortho
Image Image Workspace / Grid / Grid Isoplane Top   Workspace / Grid / Grid Isoplane Top
Image Image Workspace / Grid / Grid Isoplane Left   Workspace / Grid / Grid Isoplane Left
Image Image Workspace / Grid / Grid Isoplane Right   Workspace / Grid / Grid Isoplane Right
Image Image Workspace / Grid / Grid Polar   Workspace / Grid / Grid Polar
Image Image Insert / Curve / Curve from Law   Insert / 3D Object / Curve from Law
Image Image Insert / Slot / Slot   Insert / Slot / Slot
Image Image Insert / Slot / Circular Slot by Center and Radius   Insert / Slot / Circular Slot by Center and Radius
Image Image Insert / Slot / Circular Slot   Insert / Slot / Circular Slot
Image Image Insert / 3D Object / Tweak Face   Draw / Modeling / Tweak Face
Image Image Insert / 3D Object / Surface with Law   Draw / Modeling / Surface with Law
Image Image Tools / Architecture / Walls / Add Roof Slab Wall Modifier   Architecture / Wall / Add Roof Slab Wall Modifier
Image Image Tools / Architecture / Roof Slab / Trim Roof Slab by Plane   Architecture / Roof Slab / Trim Roof Slab by Plane
Image Image Tools / Architecture / Stair / Multi Landing Stair by Path   Tools / Architecture / Stair / Multi Landing by Polyline
Image Image Tools / Point Cloud / Import Point Cloud   Point Cloud / Import Point Cloud
Image Image Tools / Point Cloud / Export Point Cloud   Point Cloud / Export Point Cloud
Image Image Tools / Point Cloud / Subset Point Cloud   Point Cloud / Subset Point Cloud
Image Image Tools / Point Cloud / Point Cloud Triangulation   Point Cloud / Point Cloud Triangulation
Image Image Modify / Warp Entity by Law   Tools / Warp Entity by Law
Image Image Modify / Bending / Bend to Path   Modify / Solid Editing / Bend to Path
Image Image Options / Render Manager Options   Options / Render Manager Options
Image Image Projection / Extract Entity   Modify / Solid Editing / Extract Entity
Image Image Projection / Imprint Edge   Modify / Solid Editing / Imprint Edge

Newer tools added in Build 39.2

real TurboCAD workspace
View / Camera / Toggle Perspective
Options / Native Draw Switching
Options / Materials / Edit Material of Selected Objects
Options / Enviroments / Edit Drawing Environment
Options / Luminance / Edit Luminance of Selected Objects
Options / Luminance / Edit Drawing Luminance
Options / Rendering Styles / Edit Active Render Style
Help / Show Pop-up Notifications


TurboCAD 2016 Features

 
Feature Description Designer Deluxe Pro
Basic
Pro
Platinum
Backup open documents
on program close
A new option (on by default) called Automatic Backup and Restore. When this option is on, you will not be prompted to save any modified documents that you have open. Instead all open documents are backed up to the BackUps folder and the program closes. When you next start the program, the same documents are automatically reloaded so that you can continue working from where you left off.
File Buffer A new option to save the Undo/Redo buffer of a file when it is closed or when the application closes (SEE Above) The buffer is re-loaded when the file is reopened and can be used from the last point.
Improved Copy tools Mirror Options:
1. Mirror along line - the old tool behavior.
2. Mirror along face - define the plane along which the Mirror operation should be performed.
3. Try to create single object - option which tries to add the original object and its mirrored copy (creates PartTree operation Mirror3D for ACIS objects, or adds original and mirrored TC Surface objects)
ISO Circle and Grid An option to the Circle/Ellipse Center and Point tool and the Arc Center and Radius tool that allows you to easily construct isometric circles and arcs.
New Isoplane Grid tools to assist in creating 2D Isometric drawings.
Untitled documents Documents that you have created and not saved are backed up using the name "Untitled", followed by a number and the date/time. This name and number corresponds to those shown in the titlebar when you are editing new unsaved documents.

Architecture:
Feature Description Designer Deluxe Pro
Basic
Pro
Platinum
Convert Slabs Now you take a classic TurboCAD Roof and convert it (explode the roof) to a set of roof slabs. This makes it more convenient to create and edit custom roofs (clipped gable roof, dormer, ...)
Edit Roof Slope Rise/Run Support The Edit Slope Angle Tool now includes a Rise input field (minor enhancement).
House Wizard Named Rooms New Selection Info palette function that allows you to rename any inserted room object.
IFC Object Beam Support for Import/Export of Beam Object Type.
IFC Object Column Support for Import/Export of Column Object Type.
Multi Landing Stairs By Polyline Creates MultiLanding Stairs from a 2D Polyline.
Trim Roof Slab by plane • Select target flat plane for the trimming object.
• Select the side of the roof slab to be trimmed.
• Support classic TC trim tool for Roof Slab (trim by polyline).

Mechanical:
Feature Description Designer Deluxe Pro
Basic
Pro
Platinum
3D Slice by Facet Improved 3D Slice tools options now include Slice by Facet
ACIS Engine Update TurboCAD 2016 now uses the ACIS R26 Kernel
Advanced Blending Functionality New 3D Filet/Blending Options - for much more organic and realistic object creation.
• Holdline Blend, ability to blend using associative polylines.
• Variable Blend, ability to blend between points then adjust their radial amounts via the part tree.
Array/Pattern tool improvement Checker Board - makes new type of pattern.
Bend to Path New Bend to Path tool and PartTree operation, bends ACIS solid object along line, arc or curve.
Curve from Law Tool Curve from Law creates an Curve from Law object in drawing. This object could be used in Graphic on Path tool and in Sweeps etc.
Extract Entity Tool allows extraction of edges and faces from solid body (with or without offset), offset sheet faces loops. Extracted objects can be used by other tools.
Options:
• Extract edge from body
• Extract/offset face from solid
• Remove open gap from sheet body
• Offset face/planar face loop.
Imprint Edge Imprinting Edges onto Faces or Wires (any 2D continuous line, curve, arc) - see video in new features
Lofting to a Point An obvious tool we should have had in here a long time ago. Create a square football.
Offset with Law Two options were added to Offset tool:
Use law - tells if law should be used for offsetting (if it can be applied to offsetting entity)
Edit law - Allows user to enter the law he wants entity to be offsetted with.
Revolve Face Functional variation on sweeping.
Slots Tools Slot Tools (Big benefit to woodworkers and furniture makers, inventors)
• Circular Slot
• Circular Slot By Center and Radius
Surface with Laws Generate an entirely new surface object with a formula.
Tweak Face Tweaks a face of solid body to sheet face.
Warp Entiry by Law Plug a formula into TC (like a trig formula) and TC will quick the 3D object an apply the formula to it.

Render:
Feature Description Designer Deluxe Pro
Basic
Pro
Platinum
Active Drawing Components Render components of the active drawing can now be accessed more quickly so that if you want to repeat use of a material, luminance, environment or render style, it's now bookmarked for easy access.
Conceptual Selector Improvement • Drag reference point and rotation bars with CTRL
• Scale handles on boindary box as in classic mode
Double Precision All of the numerical values are now stored in double precision. This creates greater precision and accuracy.
Fast update of some objects like TCCamera and TCLight in RedSDK AutoUpdate of such objects will be much faster
Render Manager Improvements Enhancements to the UI Algorithms for improved workflow and mangment of Rendering Components: Materials, Lumincances, Environments, Advanced Render Styles
Redsdk 4.x Engine Migration Migration to Redsdk 4.x
Redsdk Photortealistic Enhacments • Portals
• Tone Mapping palette (for changing tone in real time)
• New Tone mapping control in Render Manager
Redsdk Sketchup Material Support Sketchup Material Support.
Currently SU materials are only converted to LW materials. Source - RE: TC 2015 - SU Materials support in Redsdk
SU import RedSDK materials, environment, luminance + 3DM import RedSDK materials - ETA 3-4 weeks This is important functionality. It would be wise to add this feature to features list TC 2016.
RedSDK Transparent fill support Improvement Now works the same in both Redsdk and GDI (Pam's notes - an obvious fix) A solid brush pattern can also be called a fill.
Triangulation for some cases in RW (for 3D objects with materials) Need to use more correct triangulation for the cases of custom the UV coordinates
UV Normals Ability to select (view as visible) and Flip UV normals

UI - User Interface:
Feature Description Designer Deluxe Pro
Basic
Pro
Platinum
Highlighting (Redsdk Only) UI enhancement for working with 3D objects in Redsdk mode, including imprinting, quick pull & 3D mirror copying.
Spaces Manage all your spaces through the design director. (model space, and all paper spaces) Benefit - Handle many more spaces efficiently than the tab interface allows.
Show UV Normals The visualization of the normals allows to estimate the smoothness, orientation and artifacts of the 3D objects.
Render Manager UI Improvements Render Manager now supports the(Default)Dark UI Theme

Point Cloud:
Feature Description Designer Deluxe Pro
Basic
Pro
Platinum
Import/Export Done pcd, pcg, txt point cloud files (SergeyN)
Point Cloud Triangulation Ability to extract a Surface from point cloud data set
Point Cloud - Subset Point Cloud

Interoperability:
Feature Description Designer Deluxe Pro
Basic
Pro
Platinum
3D PDF export of Redsdk Materials 3D PDF export now includes support of Redsdk materials
PRC 3D PDF PRC (Product Representation Compact) file export filter. Filter exports 3D content to PRC file and PDF file with PRC insertion.



Import / Export Formats for TurboCAD 2016


File / Open

File / Open Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
TCW
TCT
3DM
3DS
3DV
ASAT
CGM
DAE
DC
DCD
DGN
DWF
DWG
DXF
EPS
FCD
FCW
GEO
IFC
IGS
OBJ
PLT
SAT
SKP
STEP
STL
STP
U3D
WMF
WRL
WRZ


 

File / Save

File / Save Designer Deluxe Basic Platinum
TCW 2016
TCW 2015
TCW V21
TCW V20
TCW V19
TCT 2016
3DM
3DS
ASAT
BMP
CGM
DAE
DGN
DWF
DWG
DXF
EPS
GIF
IFC
IGS
JPG
OBJ
PDF U3D
PDF PRC
PDF 2D
PLT
PNG
PRC
SAT
SHX
SKP
STEP
STL
STP
SVG
U3D
WMF
WRL
WRZ
JPG (SDK)
XLS (SDK)





TurboCAD 23.0, Build 24.1 Update

See also: Check for Update.

List of fixes for TurboCAD PRO 2016
(28 April 2016 Update)
  • IMSI.User.
    • Crash occurs when you click the Setup button in the Page Setup dialog if Default Printer is not currently set.
    • Topic: Bug: Chain polyline does not work correctly when using Splines.
    • UE when using the Revolve tool with Select Axis option disabled while using imprint options
    • Windows Beeps unnecessarily when using the Trim and Path Hatching tools.
  • Loft. — Cannot select 3D point as Profile for Loft
  • Managers. — Edit description mode is turned OFF, but Description field is still highlighted, when crossing from one Material to another without saving Description in Render Manager.
  • Materials.
    • Preview images are missing for copies to TC database materials
    • "By Block" Material changes to "None" in Properties dialog, but Selection Info Palette displays "By Block", after applying some Material and then changing it to "By Block".
    • There is no file name and material in Active Drawing category after opening wall_w_openings.2CD
  • RedSDK. — TurboCAD hang when started Quality Render if Selection Info - active
  • RedWay. — Unhandled exception at torus insertion in Draft Redsdk render in drawing that has no Rersdk components of materials.


TurboCAD 23.1, Build 39.2 Update

See also: Check for Update.

List of fixes for TurboCAD PRO 2016
(August 2016 Update)

No list of what was fixed in this latest update has been released to the public.
The Professional editions and Deluxe were updated, but there was nothing changed in Designer.







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Page last modified on Thursday 25 of August, 2016 12:42:03 PDT by jrsollman.