TurboCAD 16 Deluxe 2D/3D (PC DVD) Over Half Price now at £35.97  @ Amazon
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TurboCAD 16 Deluxe 2D/3D (PC DVD) Over Half Price now at £35.97 @ Amazon

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Found 11th Oct 2010
TurboCAD 16 Deluxe 2D/3D (PC DVD) was £79.99 now £35.97 over half original price and a cheap alternative to the expensive AutoCAD software with support for 3D (unlike the still pricey AutoCAD LT Version)

Works on Windows XP , Vista and Windows 7

Manufacturer's Description
TurboCAD 16 Deluxe 2D/3D gives you unlimited design options. Packed with hundreds of professional drafting tools, incredible file support, video and interactive tutorials, photorealistic rendering and millions of symbols, TurboCAD Deluxe delivers everything you need. Create presentation-ready home plans, technical drawings, mechanical designs, artistic illustrations, crafts, school projects and more. TurboCAD's LightWorks photorealistic rendering allows you to create stunning, life-like visualisations of your designs. Previous CAD experience is not required. TurboCAD Deluxe is backed by an extensive support network of user forums, newsletters, training materials and online resources. TurboCAD Deluxe is the smart choice for consumers looking for a high-quality, all purpose CAD application.

Top 5 Reasons TurboCAD is No.1!

1: Affordable CAD - More professional features per pound than any other 2D/3D CAD application sold.

2: Easy to Learn & Use - Beginner, intermediate, and advanced menu settings with context sensitive help in a familiar Windows style interface helps you get results fast!

3: Complete 2D Drafting & 3D Modelling in One Application - Packed with 2D drawing, modifying, and dimensioning tools, plus 3D modelling, photorealistic rendering, advanced lighting effects, transparency options, camera views, and more!

4: CAD & Graphic Compatibility - Supports 28 of the most popular industry-standard file formats including AutoCAD® & Google SketchUp files, save to PDF, and more!

5: Proven CAD Solution for Over 22 Years. Year after year, the industry’s most versatile and consumer friendly CAD application.

A Quick Overview:

Hundreds of Easy-To-Use Features
TurboCAD Deluxe is packed with hundreds of advanced design tools typically found in programs costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars, but is simple enough for anyone to use. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced CAD designer, TurboCAD Deluxe is the smart choice.

Innovative Architectural Tools
TurboCAD’s 2D/3D architectural tools let you design floorplans, decks, kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and more. Easily create top view two-dimensional floorplans, and then use our walk-thru tools to tour your design in 3D. Add materials, lighting and shadowing effects, and then produce stunning photorealistic renderings.

Sophisticated Mechanical Tools
TurboCAD’s mechanical drafting tools let you design everything from engines and mechanical parts, to circuit boards, patent drawings and more. Create complex 3D shapes simply by extruding (pulling) them from your 2D shapes. Edit directly in 3D mode and apply colours, brush styles and lighting effects to create stunning visual presentations.

New and Improved Features!

IMPROVED 3D Booleans
Boolean operations use two existing 3D objects to create a new object. Objects can be combined, subtracted, intersected, or sliced. Now TurboCAD offers greater control over combining 3D entities with the ability to select multiple entities for addition or subtraction.

IMPROVED Curve
Now TurboCAD offers the ability to split a 3D Curve into two pieces. It’s handy for extracting extrusion or sweep profiles from part of a larger curve.

IMPROVED Measurement
TurboCAD now has the ability to measure the length of 3D Curves as well as the area of ACIS faces.

NEW Mesh Simplifier Tool
This tool degenerates (simplifies to a specific number of triangles) TurboCAD Surfaces. It’s useful for simplifying large, imported meshes that will subsequently be rendered, as render times will be less.

NEW Helix Tool
New tool to quickly draw 2D and 3D spirals.

NEW 3D Mouse Support
TurboCAD now works with the Sandio 3D Mouse - sandiotech.com. Speed design as you move along and rotate about your drawing’s X, Y and Z axes without having to also use your keyboard or other on-screen navigational aids. It makes for more efficient drawing and viewing of 3D objects.

IMPROVED LightWorks Rendering
TurboCAD now includes the Lightworks 7.9 lighting and rendering engine. This major upgrade of the underlying render engine provides dozens of new material shaders plus advanced shader descriptions.

IMPROVED Material Scaling
Now there are new methods to accurately scale materials and preview those changes on the fly.

NEW Design Director
The Design Director lets you organise, access, and explore design alternatives easily in the Design Director Palette. You can create Layer Templates, Light Templates, and Camera Templates that you name and save for use on different designs. With Categories and Graphics you can select, view and assign properties without the constraint of Layers. Switching between design alternatives has never been easier!

IMPROVED DWG/DXF Import/Export
TurboCAD has always offered excellent compatibility with native AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT files, making it an excellent companion product. A new ability to export XREFs with DWG or DXF drawings offers even greater AutoCAD file compatibility.

IMPROVED Google SketchUp File Support
The SketchUp (SKP) file import filter has been greatly enhanced in TurboCAD v16. Not only is more information about the SketchUp model now successfully imported into TurboCAD, but supplemental rendering, lighting and materials information is imported if the SketchUp model has been rendered with IMSI/Design's IDX Renditioner product, a plug-in to SketchUp.

SKP File Import Enhancements:
Now supports SketchUp version 7 files
Units settings are now imported
Dimension objects are now imported
User may now define the Material for Block Insertions in the model and may define 'By Block' the material for models
Construction Lines are now imported
Two new Camera properties are now imported - Perspective/Orthographic flag and the View property
Insertion of Custom Materials (3rd-party) is now supported
Horizon Colours from the SketchUp Environment are now imported
Soften and Smooth Edges properties are now imported

Additionally Imported IDX Renditioner properties from SketchUp model:
Material Bumpiness information of SketchUp textures now imported
Renditioner Lights, including Natural Lighting, are now imported as Luminances
Shadow Casting property is now imported
Glow Appearance from Renditioner lamps imported as material

NEW Google SketchUp File Export
Convert your TurboCAD models into native SketchUp (.SKP) files for seamless import into Google SketchUp.

IMPROVED Doors and Windows
TurboCAD lets you simply drag-and-drop parametric doors and windows into self-healing walls. This operation is made even easier with these enhancements:

Precise placement and editing of windows and doors have been made easier with new vertical alignment properties including Head Height, Sill Height for Windows and Head Height, Threshold Height for Doors.

Editing is now easier with added “Right/Left” and “Inside/Outside” flip options added to Node Editing

Measuring is simpler with “Measure To Property” added.

Object Materials in render property offers more visualisation options of these architectural object types.

Key Features

Lightworks Photorealistic Rendering
Powerful 3D rendering defines physically accurate materials such as glass, mirrors, and polished or reflective surfaces with ray tracing – allowing you to create photorealistic designs.

PDF Publishing
Save your drawing as PDF documents for easy sharing. Plus, export paper spaces, customise your fonts and define your paper widths and heights.

Earth-Friendly “Green” Design
TurboCAD offers a complete set of pre-drawn, eco-friendly details that you can drag and drop into your design, as well as dozens of “green” materials. Access the Green Building Design Centre for more earth-friendly building and design ideas, solutions and supplies. Dozens of links will help you locate energy wise and environment friendly doors, windows, natural lighting and much more.

Hundreds of Easy-to-Use Features

Setup Wizard
Breeze through questions designed to help you define your drawing’s size and orientation, units of measurement, printing scale and viewpoints

Flexible User Interface
Turn on and off only the tools you want to see as you work in a familiar, windows-like, customisable interface. Display TurboCAD’s comprehensive set of 2D/3D design tools with full explanations in the beginner mode. Switch to intermediate or expert mode to gain screen space as you become more familiar with the program.

Advanced Handle-Based Editing
Save time and draw more accurately, more quickly. TurboCAD provides handles for scaling, but also for rotating, moving and aligning objects.

Context-Sensitive Help
Get instant knowledge on tools by utilising the built-in help feature which will take you straight to the User Guide explanation of that tool.

2D & 3D Text Editing
Create and edit text without leaving your drawing. Plus, choose from thousands of colours for text and background.

Colours, Brushes, Bitmap and Gradient Fills, and Transparency
TurboCAD allows for hatch patterns and gradients to be layered with transparency. Custom bitmaps, such as your company logo, may be used as well. This empowers you to much more clearly and precisely communicate construction or assembly details.

Table Objects
Create a table on the fly, or import a table from DWG/DXF files. Create and fill the schedule table with drawing information using the fill schedule wizard.

Full Compatibility
Full import export compatibility with: 3DS, CGM, DGN, DWF, DWG, DXF, WRL, WRZ, PLT, TCW, WMF. Import compatibility with: SKP, DC, DCD, FCD, FCW, GEO, 3DV, Export compatibility with: BMP, DAE, GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG

Magazine Reviews:

"TurboCAD Deluxe is a superbly specified and good value-for-money CAD program which has versatility on its side...", (PC Advisor, August 2008)



Box Contains
1 X DVD-ROM plus User Guide

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here is the mac os x version from £100 to £79.99 if anyone interested

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