April 2, 2008 - Press Release

IMSI/Design Ships Green TurboCAD Deluxe v15

Includes Powerful New Drafting and Modeling Tools and Environmentally Friendly Content

NOVATO, Calif., April 2, 2008 -- IMSI/Design™, the developer of the #1 best-selling CAD in retail, announced today the availability of TurboCAD® Deluxe Version 15.


"TurboCAD Deluxe is the recognized leader in CAD for home professionals and hobbyists," stated Bob Mayer, COO of IMSI/Design. "We're proud that we're offering an incredibly powerful CAD in such an affordable, easy-to-use package. TurboCAD Deluxe goes way beyond the current state of consumer CAD."

2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, and UI improvements include:

  • New Support of Table Object. Used with the new Bill of Materials feature. Table objects are AutoCAD® compatible.
  • New Rotated Box 3D Object. Draw a box at any angle on the active Workplane.
  • New Mode in Edit Dragger -- Edit Segment. Improved editing of walls, slabs and bulge polylines (zero width polylines).
  • New Photorealistic Materials. Over 300 new Materials have been added to enhance the photorealism of your designs.
  • New Angular Dimension for Arcs. Create dimensions measuring angles easily.

Architectural and Civil Engineering CAD improvements include:

  • Improved Schedule Table. Now includes support for walls and slabs.
  • New Fill Schedule Wizard. Scan your drawing for objects to include in the schedule.
  • New Surveyor Linear Dimension. Enhanced 2D drafting capabilities.

Interoperability and Content enhancements include:

  • New Collada (DAE) File Export Support. Experience enhanced operability with virtual worlds and Google™ Earth with its powerful new export option.
  • Improved 3DS file Import and Export. Better support for mechanical and artistic design applications.

'Green' Building Content details include:

  • Photovoltaic (solar) roofing panels
  • Structurally Integrated Panels (SIPs)
  • Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs)
  • Energy efficient foundations and flooring

Availability and Pricing

TurboCAD Deluxe 15 is now available at a suggested retail price of $129.95. Current TurboCAD users can purchase upgrades directly from IMSI/Design by calling 1.800.833.4674 or online at

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