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Are you thinking about using TurboCAD with AutoCAD or switching from AutoCAD to TurboCAD?

We’ve created a resource to provide you with the information you need to shorten your learning curve and start creating professional designs in no time at all. Once you’ve made the decision to use TurboCAD, this guide will help you get started by outlining the few differences in jargon, commands, and tools.

Here is just some of the information you’ll find:

TurboCAD offers the AutoCAD user

  • File Compatibility
    • AutoCAD DWG, Autodesk DXF and DWF, Spatial Technology SAT, ASCII, 3D Studio, STL, DGN, DCD, FCW
  • Supports vector formats: IGES, STEP, Meatstream, HPGL, VRML, CDM, WMF
  • Similar User Interface
  • Better handle-based editing
  • Larger variety of object snaps
  • Built-in raster to vector conversion
  • History for 3D solid models
  • Node editing
  • Constraint Management

The few differences and how they are resolved between TurboCAD and AutoCAD

  • Command selections and differences
  • Drawing Command differences
  • Node Editing

What you will love about TurboCAD!

  • Significantly more Mechanical tools
  • Significantly more Architectural tools
  • Additional Snaps not offered in AutoCAD
  • More affordable
  • Both permanent licenses and subscriptions are available

Download TurboCAD for AutoCAD Users now to learn more about why it’s easy to switch between TurboCAD and AutoCAD.



With the release of TurboCAD 2017, users will find a more seamless workflow between office design and editing, and field work documentation. Office staff can now take TurboCAD drawing sand upload them to an iOS mobile device, where the files can then be used with IMSI Design’s field documentation app, TurboSite, in order to capture project and site information. Perfect for building construction, site design, job site inspections, construction administration, as-built verification, or practically any other AEC-related fieldwork project.

The captured information can then be round-tripped back into TurboCAD 2017 through the program’s new ability to read TurboSite’s native TAP files. Export the TAP file back to the office via email or upload to DropBox, Box or any WebDAV-enabled cloud site.

Back in the office, you can open up the TAP file in the new GeoMarks Palette. The Tap file will contain all mark-ups and GeoMarks, which include all captured media such as photos, videos and notes taken onsite.

Noted changes from the field visit that need to be made to the original file can then easily be made in TurboCAD.

To see a real-world example of workflow integration with TurboCAD and TurboSite, watch this video:

Working with TurboCAD and TurboSite together allows you to drive project efficiency across more of the project lifecycle, streamlining workflow processes and increasing productivity.