IMSI DESIGN ANNOUNCES TURBOCAD® MAC v14
NOVATO, Calif., December 21, 2022 – IMSI® Design, a leading developer of CAD software solutions, announced today the release of the TurboCAD Mac 14 family of products that includes TurboCAD Designer, TurboCAD Deluxe, and TurboCAD Pro for the Macintosh platform. TurboCAD Mac provides tools for the mechanical, 3D printing, hobbyist, makers, and architectural design communities.
Easy to Use Precision Design Tools
Leveraging a native Macintosh user interface, TurboCAD Mac creates a conducive environment to explore 2D and 3D design assisted by an intelligent snap cursor, 90 minutes of video tutorials, step by step training guides, and thousands of 2D/3D symbols.
Underneath the user interface is the highly accurate ACIS modeling kernel from Dassault Spatial providing access to complex filleting, chamfering, surface wrapping, booleans, shelling, holes, protrusions, sweeps, and extrusions. Additionally, users can share their data with third party CAM, 3D printing, rendering, or animation applications using a variety of formats that include DWG/DXF, SAT, SAB, STEP, IGES, SketchUp, and OBJ.
TurboCAD Mac 14 New Features
The release of TurboCAD Mac 14 continues a long commitment to the Macintosh platform, providing updates to support Apple’s most recent macOS Ventura release and numerous feature enhancements. Features include a major update to the photorealistic rendering tools as well as enhancements to 3D modeling, drafting, data sharing, and useability. “The release of TurboCAD Mac 14 continues our commitment to bringing precise 2D/3D content creation tools with the ease of use afforded by the Mac user interface,” stated Tim Olson, Vice President of IMSI Design. Some of the new features introduced in v14 include:
Mechanical Tool Palette
Introducing a collection of tools unique to mechanical minded designers that includes:
- Sheet Unfold – Unfold complex sheets into 2D flat patterns common in sheet metal type tasks
- Compare Parts – Compare a collection of parts for differences
- Clash Detection – Detect interface analysis for collections of parts and assemblies
- Gear Creator – Create 2D spur gear profiles along with 3D extruded solids
- Threads – Create helical inner and outer threads for bolts, nuts, and other fasteners
- Modeling Kernel Updated – Powered by the latest version of Dassault’s ACIS precision solid modeling engine, complex modeling operations such as blending, chamfering, shelling, direct face modeling, wrapping, and booleans received performance and stability updates.
- More 3D for Deluxe – Deluxe received a boost of modeling power with the addition of the following tool availability
3D Modeling and Editing
- Push/Pull direct face editing of solids
- Circle, rectangular sections supporting pipes
- Parametric holes features (simple, counter bore, countersink)
- Bosses parametrically defined to add materials
- Two railed sweeps solids
- Skinned solids from curve profile collections
Physically Based Rendering
New Materials – Physically based shaders for matte, glossy, mirror,metal, and glass provide more accurate models of materials interactive with light. Support for 14 different predefined metal types as well as 12 glass and gemstones ready to be applied along with customizing parameters
Post Processors – Denoiser, gamma correction tone mapping vignette and color aberration filters
Camera Objects – Create camera locations for rendering with orthographic, perspective, and field of view settings
Direct Source Lights – Direct source lights for point, spot, area, and lasers
Environment Lighting – Support for HDRI, sun, and sky lights
AutoCAD® & SketchUp® 2022 Compatibility Improvements – Improved data sharing with popular apps with updated import and export tools for AutoCAD DWG, DXF and DWF, and SketchUp SKP file formats
Updated STEP – Updated technology for precisely sharing surfaces and solids based on Dassault Interop plus user interface updates for specifying unit conversion
New Macro Format – New text-based format that allows exporting text, line, arcs, circles, and spline parameters
Export 2D PDF – Export curves as precise vectors and read directly into Adobe Illustrator® and other vector based graphic tools
Batch Rendering Export – Que up photo rendered scenes to create high quality images
Gripper Updates – Interactive handle supporting dynamic non uniform scaling for curves, surfaces, and solids
MacOS Ventura Updates – Updates to support Apple’s macOS 13 release.
Bill of Material Enhancements – Support for fraction dimensions and new native export support to Excel
Area Dimension – Area call outs for all area-based objects that automatically update as the underlying geometry changes
File Support / Interoperability
Usability & Interface
2D Drafting and Editing
To view videos showcasing the product’s new and enhanced features, click here.
Availability and Pricing
TurboCAD Mac 14 is now available for permanent or subscription licenses. TurboCAD Mac Pro is available for $699.99, TurbCAD Mac Deluxe for $229.99, and TurboCAD Mac Designer for $69.99.
For more information, download a 15-day trial, or to upgrade online, please visit www.TurboCAD.com or call IMSI Design at 1.800.833.8082 (+1.415.483.8000).
About IMSI Design
IMSI Design is a global leader in mechanical and architectural CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and a pioneer in mobile solutions for the AEC (Architectural, Engineering, and Construction) industry. With over 16 million products distributed since 1988, IMSI Design products include the award-winning TurboCAD®, DesignCAD™, TurboFloorPlan®, TurboViewer®, TurboReview®, and TurboSite® families of precision design applications for desktop and mobile. Please visit www.TurboCAD.com or www.IMSIDesign.com for more information.
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