TurboCAD Reviews & Product Details

CC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The have different versions that meet different needs, and all versions provide a powerful set of drafting tools for a reasonable price. The program seems to be very good at handling AutoCAD files and Sketchup files; there are others it can import, but I haven't tried them out). The "lighter" versions run pretty well on older computers and laptops. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface is not as intuitive as some of the other CAD programs I use. The print dialogue is not as flexible as some of the other programs; it has trouble with printing selections and current views. The Pro version taxes some of my older computers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need to work with DWG files or other CAD formats, or are looking for a program that is very powerful but not very expensive, then TurboCAD is worth considering, in my opinion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The programs helps me to handle DWG and Sketchup files from clients and work with them when necessary. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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TurboCAD Overview

What is TurboCAD?

TurboCAD Pro Platinum is a professional 2D/3D CAD application that offers a great collection of 2D/3D design tools to design, modify, present, and document in an integrated fashion. An optional AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface with command line and dynamic input cursor helps professionals already familiar with AutoCAD easily get up to speed. Advanced technology —a powerful drafting palette, D-Cubed constraints, and ACIS® engine—enhance productivity. Advanced architectural and mechanical design tools add even greater flexibility and control, while superior LightWorks® rendering controls produce powerful presentations. Plus TurboCAD Pro Platinum is programmable and supports over 40 file formats including .DWG, .DXF, .SKP, 3D .PDF, and .STL for 3D printing. • Time Saving Features – 64-Bit Compatible Version, GPU-accelerated Drawing Engine, Multi-threading Support, Progressive, Ray-traced Rendering, New Redsdk 3.3 Rendering Engine, AutoCAD 2D work-alike mode, and more! • Precision Drafting & Detailing – A large selection of 2D and 3D tools, snaps modification, and drawing aids, powerful drafting palette, history tree with editor, advanced layer controls, PDF underlay, a full range of dimension types and styles, tables, text, viewports and more! • Powerful Architectural Tools – House wizard, self-healing walls & self aligning blocks, AutoCAD® Architecture (ACA) compatible architectural objects (parametric), section, elevation, and terrain tools, styles & style manager! • Robust Mechanical Tools – New ACIS® R24 engine, 3D solid and surface design and modification tools, geometric and dimensional constraints, assembly tools, a powerful parametric parts manager, and more! • Rendering & Visualization – Choose from wireframe, hidden line, or high quality photorealistic rendering with material editor as well as artistic render styles. Both a Lightworks and Redsdk engines are available with a universal manager.  • Outstanding File Compatibility – Open, import, or embed up to 35 file formats and export up to 28, including newly updated AutoCAD® 2013 .DWG, Adobe 3D .PDF, and many others making it an excellent companion product.

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Product Description

TurboCAD is a feature-rich solution perfect for CAD users involved in documenting the design workflow.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

We see TurboCAD Pro Platinum as a broad-spectrum CAD title which is equally appealing to professional AEC CAD users, as well as to professionals in the Mechanical CAD design space.  Accordingly, our primary competitor is AutoCAD and we position our selves against them by offering more functionality at a less expensive price, AND doing this with a UI that is can be set up to be very AutoCAD-like – Command Line, Intelligent Cursor, similar menu structure, and of course complete DWG, DXF and DWF file compatibility.


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Mechanical Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's extremely simple and easy to draw and scale, Drawing and 3D modelling is at finger tips and it's very affordable compared to other softwares Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Though the tools are very easy once you get familiar with it, It can't be learned by trial and error. It requires an expert guidance or atleast YouTube classes. And rendering takes a lot of time so you have to have the best workstation in market Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have lot of patience to master this, Then it's worth all the efforts Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

2D drawing and modelling for CNC machine, I have designed various fixtures and tools with this software for direct manufacturing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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OEM Product Designer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

If your main job is doing 2D drawings then you can't go wrong with this software. You don't need expensive hardware to run this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Does okay 3d simple drawings but there is better software out there that handles 3d imaging better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Can do what autocad can do without breaking the bank. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Civil Engineer
Construction
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The services offered by this software are so wide varied that they cover everything thus the service offered are good and focus on helping the client in all possible ways. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This platform it's difficult to use before you learn how to do it. I recommend this tool to have few drawbacks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This software its very good and fucus on helping the clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software designs architectural plans and even designs custom electric guitar body thus enabling grat file compatibility and no troubles . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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mr
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

TurboCad has been an important apparatus for me. I work with a constrained spending plan and don't invest much energy at the drafting board. TurboCad has been an entirely able program addressing the necessities that I have. I am not utilizing the most present rendition, however I am not utilizing every one of the capacities in the adaptation I am utilizing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It requires a long time to get great with it. It's a hard programming to adapt yet there is a great deal you can do with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

very good Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have generally utilized this bundle for Electrical/Electronics plan. The instruments make it simple to change over the illustrations to what ever design my clients need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director (retired)
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Ease of use. If you are new to 3D cad then you have a steep learning curve, but once you get to grip with the basics TurboCAD is very intuitive.

The drawing tools are all icon driven and most are well designed, leaving you in no doubt what they are for. Once selected the prompts at the bottom of the screen guide you further. Modify tools allow you to create complex geometry and refine 3D models. You are only limited by your imagination, I have not come across a design that I could not draw. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

TurboCAD can be extensively customised, but this is not easy to understand. Without a working knowledge of the underlying code some custom settings defy explanation and there is always this nagging doubt the adjusted parameter is actually optimised for you particular needs. Customisation is however a very powerful part of TurboCad Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Produce tooling designs for subcontractors in an engineering environment were increasingly they require the 3D model data. Also 3D prints from model to .stl format and slicing (using Cura) ready to print, all of which works very well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is simple machine to use hence not complicated .

It save it hence it does not require much time to use . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

it is expensive to buy and maintain .

It require more experts people to use it . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is very nice to use it . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Raising money to buy and to maintain that machine .

Employing more experience work to operate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Factory Engineer, Design Engineer, Research and Development Engineer
Health, Wellness and Fitness
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The program has become an extension of my creative mind. When I would try to describe the why's and what's of an idea, you cannot project my 3D vision from my head in words. As a long time engineer, used to using 2D and "projections", this has become my standard. Once one gets past the learning curve and the quirks of this software, (all software has issues) this program has everything I need and more than I need. I am very satisfied with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was better rendering. I can get it to look quite good, but not as "life like" as I want. I am looking into making my own rendering images to use in my drawings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have intelligence and a good mathematical mind this is a breeze to use. If you don't understand coordinate systems and using math, maybe not. Most engineers have those skills. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communicating concepts to the factory. Factory workers do not understand 2D drawings any more. They are not trained in "blueprint" reading as they once were. So photos and 3D is the best way to go. The precision of the drawings is great for design work. TC has no limits that I have encountered for design work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There are so many different videos or programs to help a beginner go through and learn everything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The different features can be very difficult to understand if you aren't familiar with CAD drawings. There aren't any explanations of different buttons without calling or finding a video. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Even if you don't know what exactly you are doing there are plenty of support options to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this to help draw up building schematics that would otherwise take forever in another program. It saves a lot of time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The wide range of functionalities that can be used to create the design and accomplish task. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't think there is anything specific that I disklike Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a very solid software that will meet your design needs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Drawings and design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Public Relations and Communications
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Drafting software that is not very expensive. Great for a contractor or anyone drawing plans for building. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It takes a while to get good with it. It's a hard software to learn but there is a lot you can do with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend this. Give yourself some time to work with it in the beginning. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Drawing building plans for estimates and for plan submissions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CEO
Aviation & Aerospace
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

There are three versions of the program: Deluxe, Professional and Platinum. The Deluxe version has a list price of $130. It can design objects and create photo-realistic renderings, but it only handles Surfaces, not Solids, so it is missing some of the functionality of the Professional and Platinum versions. In terms of ability, the Professional version is comparable to AutoCAD while the Platinum version adds extra Mechanical and Architectural functions.

I can quickly design (or transcribe an existing design) to get up and running quickly. The user interface is largely consistent (there are some exceptions for some of the more unusual functions), but almost totally flexible (I can place tools under pretty much any drop-down menu and get to them via mouse or keyboard). If I want, I can switch over to an AutoCAD-compatible user interface as well as importing and exporting AutoCAD-compatible files, plus a couple dozen other file formats.

You can buy or subscribe to the software. If you buy, you can use it forever (so long as the operating system supports it).

If you are a programmer, you can write DLLs that can enhance the functionality. An SDK is available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The User Manual is a bit vague on some of the functions. The User Group forum (including many of the Beta Testers) usually fill in the missing pieces. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As with any CAD software, there is a steep learning curve. Get a tutorial for the 2D and 3D functions to get up and running as quickly as possible. Also, create a free account at the User Group Forums (http://forums.turbocad.com/) for lots of free help. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I transcribe older mechanical drawings into 3D objects that can be quoted online.

I design new devices and produce conceptual drawings or photorealistic renderings in either of the two rendering engines, Redway (a V-Ray variant) or LightWorks (currently an optional add-on).

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Technical Product Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The price point is nice for small companies that need 3D models to be relevant in the industry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Updated 10/12/2016 - Travis worked with me on the phone and via screen share to address the concerns in my original post. His technical knowledge of the program is excellent. He showed that I wasn't using best practices to perform the things I wanted to do which most likely led to the issues I outlined below. He also showed me a few workarounds if the program does get hung up and crash. Overall, I am satisfied.

I can't stand the performance of this program. I have problems every single day. My UI changes normally despite saving the layout, 3D facet editing tools only work sometimes, models are slow to render at any quality, editing is a nightmare. On top of all that, when I called IMSI Design/TurboCAD for help, they don't offer any. All they do is ask me to reinstall the software and expect everything to work. I have asked several times to do a screen share so that they can see my system to see if there is anything wrong, but they refuse. I really would not recommend buying this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this software to design plastics and assemble inverters. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Physical Plant Supervisor
Higher Education
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

My first version of TurboCad was #1, back in the early 90's. I have tried maybe 10 different programs since then and I always come back to TurboCad. It is so user friendly and affordable for all the features that you get. I highly recommend the tutorials and different training that is offered. That way you know how to use more of what is available. Very powerful programs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am not very familiar with using layers. I would like to see a way to highlight things and move them to a different layer. Right now I have to delete them and start over drawing them in the layer that I should have been using. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just be sure and get as much training stuff as you can and be patient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having a hard copy of what we are trying to accomplish is so useful. A lot of the times it has to deal with angles. Using TurboCad is so easy to see the angles that we are trying to achieve. Then when we do have the item stored on our computer, we can bring it back up for future reference. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CD
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I have been using TurboCad for many years (since it came on a floppy disc!) it has always returned safe accurate CAD drawings.

I tend to design almost exclusively in 3D, over the years I have been able to provide a number of successful mechanical designs, including full size flight vehicles.

I find that the format export function works very well and I have no difficulty providing .step files for the manufacture of parts.

Recently the physical metrics capability has proved a godsend as we have defined a composite blade and dynamic system for a new full size rotorcraft.

I particularly like the fact that TurboCAD is a 'nuts and bolts' program in the sense that to get full value out of it you deal directly with the basic structure and design, unlike some more expensive programs that, in my opinion, remove the designer too far from the actual design process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I disliked the loss of Lightworks from the main program. I now have the plug-in, but my rendering processes are now not as tidy as they were before the change. I believe that this was a great mistake by the company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I can only speak from my own experience which is that the program has served me well over many years, has developed with the times. Like all high level programs there are always tricks and dodges to get full value, however, the excellent forums solve this issue.

Certainly the program meets all my needs and I am still learning what this program can do. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Design of aviation and other mechanical products. For example the ability to link the drawing process with Excel spreadsheets enabled us to design a very accurately a replacement Rootes type of supercharger for an old race car. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

pasting in documents and spreadsheets and easy editing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

cost. updates are now over $300. too much Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

none Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

TurboCAD Deluxe is excellent 2D/3D CAD software that appeals to a wide range of people. While CAD software is quite complex and always requires a learning curve, this software has tools that make learning much easier. With time-saving features like a command line and macros you can work much more efficiently. While the software and corresponding help manual aren't without flaws, the shortcomings are minimal. The TurboCAD knowledge base and video tutorials are more than sufficient, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The PDF manual covers all versions of TurboCAD software, but doesn’t provide comprehensive help for people using the deluxe edition. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We solved ease of use, some other CAD softwares are clunky and outdated. With this CAD we are able to work efficiently and projects are produced in a more timely manner. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Founder | Creative Director
Computer Games
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

this program is awesome for interior designers but the rendering is not the best. it helps with much of the math and scale of the room that you need but it really all depends on your skill with the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

like i said the rendering is not the best you can post your work over to 3Ds Max but it will still take a lot of work if you are looking for a good render. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

yes but it really depends on what they are going to use it for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

floor plans and over all look and feel of an environment before you begin work Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

As powerful as AutoCAD, but more affordable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes when I haven't used the program in awhile, I have some difficulty finding some of the commands I am looking for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I mostly use it for 2D drafting. I do not utilize the full capabilities of the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Great program I just started to use turbo cad recently and I thought it was going to be difficult but after a couple of days it was no problem

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What do you dislike?

There is nothing I would change bit the price is a little steep Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Drawing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer Intern
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

TurboCAD Deluxe has more design tools than many of the best 3-D CAD software. If you're working with architectural designs, the wall tool and the house tool will be particularly helpful in your creation process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The deluxe edition can be difficult to get handy with despite the best features that it has to offer. Also, the manual does not cover the deluxe edition. Also, there are no built-in animation features, so you won't be able to animate designs for a presentation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The best CAD software has a well-organized interface, adept design tools and plenty of support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CAD programs can be a bit tricky to use, but in the case of TurboCAD Deluxe, an easy-to-use interface makes all the difference. Because of all its features, TurboCAD appeals to a wide range of users, from inexperienced beginners to expert users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Staff Engineer
Environmental Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This software does not have much unnecessary features and also comes with features such as command line and tools that are using for drawing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

3D modeling is not fully developed in TurboCAD; if the features are developed, this will be a great options for the users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Depending on your usage, TurboCAD might or might not be a good choice because of the 3D functionality, which is quite missing in TurboCAD. However, it definitely did a good job on 2D designs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has helped and supported me in a way that the functionality of the application can be maximized. The built-in manual for the user is a plus. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Regional Landscape Designer
Facilities Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I became a designer prior to the proliferation of CAD programs and hand sketched everything. TurboCad was my first introduction to using CAD programs in 2006, and, after looking at other programs that had more features, I have always decided to stick with TurboCad. I don't have a need for a lot of 'bells and whistles', and, I need a quick turn-around time to get the designs in my customers' hands.

The libraries that are included are quite substantial, so, it can be used for many different applications. I mainly use the plant libraries, as I do landscape design, but, have used a few of the other libraries for different purposes.

I also like that I can do layers on the page, and, with a few clicks, be able to differentiate between the different aspects of the drawings. I have only needed to import AutoCad once, and it was effective. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When I want to save the document as a PDF some of the items are shrunk a bit, and, it puts the drawing on the 2nd page of the PDF document, leaving a blank page in front of it. To avoid this, I print out the page on my oversized printer and scan the document to create a true PDF. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a good sturdy product, with good technical support. The price point is very good, as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Because I do work for several branches in different cities, I am not always able to be on-site when a landscape installation is be done, and, our crews can rely on the scaled drawings without me. Design time efficiency is my biggest benefit. It is much quicker to do a scaled CAD drawing than to create a scaled 'hand' drawing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Engineer/Technologist
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the work they have done with the interface. Unlike Autocad, the way the environment works requires a lot less interactions with menus and commands. Just something like drawing multiple lines, moving or rotating an object is as simple as clicking the mouse.

Another cool feature is it makes a good multi-platform file viewer/converter. The conversion are not 100%, but are generally 90% if the drawings did not use an automation package.

If you like the Autocad commands, they have a version that operated like Autocad LT. However you can still use the features native to the product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some object properties are not intuitive. especially the TEXT properties. Other than that, this product has a learning curve like any other product.

Also, when doing a drawing that is going to be converted, it takes a while to learn what techniques to use to make a smooth export. Especially the way the native program does layers. Not really a bad thing, but a limitation if you make Autocad drawings in Turbocad Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Keep in mind as a standalone package, this product is 100%. Conversions require more work and are about 90% Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have mostly used this package for Electrical/Electronics design. The tools make it easy to convert the drawings to what ever format my customers need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Highway Engineer
Government Administration
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

TurboCad has been a valuable tool for me. I work with a limited budget and do not spend much time at the drafting board. TurboCad has been a very capable program meeting the needs that I have. I am not using the most current version, but I am not using all the capabilities in the version I am using. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have had some difficulty when saving files in DWG format. The proprietary AutoCAD format has frozen the program a couple of times. I have saved my work in the TurboCad format and been able to continue. I have used TurboCad since version 3 and have a couple of files from that version that I have not been able to open. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used TurboCad for plan preparation and for calculating lengths and areas. TurboCad has allowed me to prepare plans and modify plans with confidence in the drawings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

TurboCad is relatively easy to use and remember compared to more complex software packages such as AutoCAD or SolidWorks. It is also priced such that an individual can easily afford it. I have used AutoCAD for many years in the past and found it hard to work with unless you used it every day to stay current. TurboCAD is much easier to use and I do not need a longer relearning process after no using it for a few weeks or months. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

TurboCAD could provide better documentation and training videos, especially for covering the more advanced features. Like any CAD tool it takes some time to learn, but TurboCAD could make it much easier if they put more effort into there training material. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Like any good CAD product it will take some time to learn, but it is affordable and capable of doing most projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

TurboCAD is a good general purpose drawing tool. I use it for office, manufacturing, and warehouse floor plans, building wiring schematics, and for mechanical part design. I have also used it for creating assembly drawings of low to medium complexity projects with good success. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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