IMSI Design Releases TurboCAD Mac 15

This latest release entails a range of editions for the Macintosh platform: Designer, Deluxe, Pro, and Platinum.

This latest release entails a range of editions for the Macintosh platform: Designer, Deluxe, Pro, and Platinum.

TurboCAD Mac 15 comes with more than 100 new features and improvements. Image courtesy of IMSI Design.

IMSI Design, maker of CAD software solutions, released TurboCAD Mac 15 family of products. This latest release entails a range of editions for the Macintosh platform: Designer, Deluxe, Pro, and Platinum. TurboCAD Mac still provides tools for mechanical, 3D printing and maker communities.

TurboCAD Mac 15 comes with more than 100 new features and improvements.

AI-Powered TurboCAD Mac Copilot Technology

The TurboCAD Mac Copilot feature introduces an AI-driven companion engineered to elevate the design journey. It serves four primary purposes:

  • Responding to help related queries on how to use the software.
  • Delivering data-driven insights about CAD files.
  • Using an extensive AI knowledge base for a range of questions.
  • Using Text to Image AI to create textures and backgrounds for photo rendering.

This integrated AI tool streamlines navigation, expedites the project’s progress, and enhances design endeavors with analysis, the company reports. TurboCAD Mac Copilot supports two levels: TurboCAD Mac Copilot Help (free 1-year-subscription for all TurboCAD variants) and TurboCAD Mac Copilot Professional (available as 1-year-subsription service).

TurboCAD Mac Copilot Professional includes “Talk to your CAD Data,” general AI access, and Text to Image. TurboCAD Mac Copilot Professional can handle multilingual requests.

“TurboCAD Mac Copilot supports queries not only into documentation but also into the mathematical properties and attributes unique to CAD objects in a file. TurboCAD Mac Copilot can find problems, locate unusual values, or create custom tables of any property,” says Tim Olson, vice president of IMSI Design.

Introducing TurboCAD Mac Platinum

TurboCAD Mac 15 introduces Platinum as an enhanced option for mechanical design, for those needing more advanced surface and solid modeling tools. The Platinum edition includes blending options such as curvature, three-face, and thumb weights. Enhanced edge treatments are available with features like flange, lips, and grooves. Surface modeling now includes commands such as tangent n-sided covers, pressure deform a surface/face, curvature blends, curvature edge matching, rebuild, insert know, and elevate. 

Precision Tools and Enhanced Modeling Capabilities

TurboCAD Mac 15 includes new and improved features:

  • Split at Discontinuity: Intelligently splits curves at points of discontinuity to ensure smooth modeling operations.
  • Blend Version Control: Revert to previous blend settings for more control over design processes.
  • Convert Text to Surface: Easily transform text into ACIS surface faces, expanding creative possibilities.
  • Shear Transform: Apply shear transformations to curves, surfaces, and solids with precision.
  • Verify Clearance: Accurately calculate the spatial clearance between solids for perfect component fits.

Advanced Layer Management

New to TurboCAD Mac 15, Layer Sets allow for management of layers, view orientations, and zoom levels, enhancing project transitions.

Fastener Library

The Fastener Library, now integrated within the Symbol tab, simplifies the insertion of ANSI-standard nuts, bolts, and washers into designs.

Enhanced User Experience and Interoperability

The in-app help system has been updated. Clicking on a tool now displays associated help context in a dedicated help palette. The new startup screen and default-enabled Gripper enhance accessibility and user-friendliness.

Availability and Pricing

TurboCAD Mac 15 is now available, offering design tools to meet the needs of various users and budgets. Product lineup includes:

  • TurboCAD Mac Platinum: Our premier package, priced at $1,299.99.
  • TurboCAD Mac Pro: Comes with a robust set of tools for intricate design work, available for $799.99.
  • TurboCAD Mac Deluxe: Provides a comprehensive toolkit for a multitude of design projects, for $279.99.
  • TurboCAD Mac Designer: Dedicated to 2D design, this is an ideal choice for those starting out, at an affordable $99.99.

For those seeking a more dynamic design experience, TurboCAD Mac Copilot Professional is offered with a 1-year-subscription for $199.99.

For more information, to download a 15-day trial, or to upgrade online, visit

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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