May 7, 2020
IMSI Design, a CAD software developer, announced today the release of its TurboCAD 2020 line, including Platinum, Professional, Deluxe and Designer versions for Windows desktop PCs.
TurboCAD 2020 includes over 40 new and improved features.
“This year’s 2020 release, puts a greater emphasis of 3D Modeling and Manufacturing enhancements,” says Bob Mayer, president of IMSI Design. “There [are] powerful enhancements to our Facet Editor, new 3D Covering functionality, 3D Printing improvement, an updated solid modeling engine, and other productivity enhancements.”
“That is not to say that there aren’t any significant enhancements to Usability, Performance and 2D Drafting and editing. There really are! We are particularly pleased with how much faster TurboCAD handles complex objects and files, constraint animation, and with the new support of advanced mechanical CAD file formats in our Platinum edition,” adds Mayer.
An overview of these new and improved features include the following.
Usability and Interface
Ribbon Interface Enhancements. When using the Ribbon Interface, as you change either the UI Scale or Icon size the Size and Style (with or without text) of the icon will dynamically change. In addition, a new local menu option has been added whereby users can now change the icon size/icon text to “Large Image and Text”, which allows for display of a larger image of the tool icon with the associated text.
Performance Improvements. In GDI draw mode, transformation operations such as Move, Rotate and Scale have been sped up by an order of magnitude. The creation of Sectional Views and Objects in the Drafting Palette has been greatly sped up, and the redraw speed of drawings containing lots of small objects has been accelerated.
Repeat Last Command. A new Repeat command allows user to repeat the previous command with a single click.
Command Line Enhancements. New options have been added to the Command Line that allows for support of the Dark user interface theme, and for scaling of the User Interface to better support visibility of icons and menus when using high resolution, 4K monitors.
Auto-Numbering. The new, Auto-numbering tool allows you to select multiple text entities and have them auto-numbered. Numbers are placed either at the end of each text block or can replace the text block.
Availability and Pricing
TurboCAD Platinum 2020 is now available for $1,499.99 USD for a full, permanent license, ($499.99/year for an annual subscription), TurboCAD Professional for $999.99 ($399.99/year for an annual subscription), TurboCAD Deluxe for $199.99, and TurboCAD Designer for $59.99.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.