TurboCADables - Free Downloads

This free download page was one of the very first posted on the web back in 1996 for TurboCAD resources. Most of the free downloads you'll find here are for TurboCAD. Never used TurboCAD before? No problem. Get a free trial download of TurboCAD to play around with before deciding whether or not it's worthwhile. Or scroll down to learn more about free DoubleCAD XT or free TurboCAD LE. Also available are hatch patterns and color palettes for legacy versions of TurboCAD. Visit the apps catalog to find the latest fully supported affordable design products direct from the publisher. Popular choices include CAD symbols and parts, and training guides.  

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  • CADsymbols - 30 million 2D/3D standard parts and symbols! CADsymbols includes over 30 million standard parts, symbols, and models for drafting and design, making it the most extensive collection available on one CD. Find out how to increase your design and drafting productivity.
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  • Boost your working knowledge of 2D/3D design - TurboCAD 2D/3D Training Guide. These training guides teach common 2D and 3D CAD skills through easy to use, step-by-step sessions. Learn TurboCAD in a self-paced, structured session format. Also appropriate for students in classroom settings.
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  • TurboCAD Deluxe - Powerful & Affordable 2D/3D CAD! TurboCAD Deluxe, the #1 CAD in retail, gives you more professional features per dollar than any other CAD software. Create home plans, technical drawings, mechanical designs, illustrations, school projects and more.
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Free Software

Free Trial Software

Download free trial software courtesy of IMSI/Design – TurboCAD, DesignCAD, DoubleCAD, FloorPlan, Renditioner Pro, IDX Renditioner for Google SketchUp, IDX Beam Analysis Tool, and the pdf2cad app. Why buy software without first kicking the tires? No obligation to purchase – download a software app and try it out…
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TurboCAD Mac Designer

Powerful Functionality - 2D Drafting and Design for the Mac! TurboCAD Mac Designer 2D.
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Free DoubleCAD XT

DoubleCAD XT is an AutoCAD LT work-alike. But free! It's also 5-Star Rated from the editors at CNET, and one of the most downloaded free CAD products available. Powerful 2D CAD capabilities, and great .DWG and .SKP compatibility makes DoubleCAD XT an invaluable free companion for AutoCAD and Google SketchUp users alike…
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Free TurboCAD LE (Learning Edition)

TurboCAD LE (Learning Edition) is largely based on TurboCAD v4 and has been around for a very long time. TurboCAD LE runs best on early versions of Windows. You will find it to run unreliably, if at all, on Windows XP onwards. Linux users using Wine – TurboCAD LE is a Platinum Rated app, based on LE's WineHQ AppDB entry. TurboCAD LE is NOT supported to any extent by IMSI/Design. I am providing it as a free download*, as is…
  Free TurboCAD LE - download zip file (about 16.1 Mb)

*NOTE: After downloading, unzip the file to extract the setup folder, then run setup in the extracted folder. (If the download is not successful – try again later at an off-peak time.)

Cheap Design Apps

If you do not require all the features of expensive high-end CAD software – rather than downloading one of the free apps above, consider the inexpensive design products that are available. Many can be testdriven as free trials…
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Education & Training

If you have limited experience using CAD software, learn more about available helpful educational materials to get you started. As an alternative to books, training guides are quite effective when learning to use TurboCAD and DesignCAD…
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Hatch Patterns & Color Palettes

67 Hatch Patterns

Interested in hatch patterns? This is a collection of 67 hatch patterns for legacy versions of TurboCAD – wood, siding, shingles, glass, water, stipples, textures, circles, and various geological map patterns are some of the hatches. Instructions on how to install the hatch patterns are included in the zipped download. These hatch patterns can be used in legacy versions of TurboCAD from v3 to v9 including LE…
  Free 67 Hatch Patterns - download zip file (about 10 Kb)

Renditioner Pro

IDX Renditioner - one button photorealistic rendering for use with Google SketchUp.

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TurboCAD (v3 to v9) Hatch Pattern Tutorial

TurboCAD, as does most CAD software, has a hatching tool that fills polygons with a brush style pattern; either a hatch or bitmap pattern. Such patterns are commonly used to denote a specific property or material – glass, wood, etc. This guide describes how to create, modify, or add custom hatch patterns for use in legacy versions of TurboCAD v3 to v9 including LE…
  How-to Tutorial - creating hatch patterns

Hatch Pattern Creator Plug-in

If you have TurboCAD Deluxe or TurboCAD Pro, from v17 onwards, the Hatch Pattern Creator Plugin provides an easy and fast way of creating repeating patterns to be used as Brush Patterns in your designs. There are two fundamental ways of creating hatch patterns using this plugin: By Symbol, and By Sample…
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Tweaked BrushStyle Table

This is an optional tweaked version of the TurboCAD brush style table that fixes some hatching anomalies. For legacy versions of TurboCAD v3 to v9 including LE. Instructions on how to install the tweaked brush style table are included in the zipped download…
  Free BrushStyle Table - download zip file (about 10 Kb)

Four Color Palettes

This download contains an additional four color palettes for TurboCAD. The classic Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 750C Plus 256-color Palette Demo, the Netscape-named 140-color (Windows) palette, a cross-platform (browser-safe) version of the TurboCAD 67-color palette, and a RGB version of the early ACAD 256-color palette. Instructions on how to install the color palettes are included in the zipped download. These color palettes can be used in all legacy versions of TurboCAD from v2 to v9 including LE…
  Free 4 Color Palettes - download zip file (about 10 Kb)

User Testimonials

The makers of TurboCAD have done a great job making the type of program (CAD) that I was intimidated by to be very easy to use. It has the power of other programs priced in the high hundreds if not thousands…
Cal Farley's
TurboCAD Mac is the most elegantly designed CAD program I've ever used. Its beauty is its simplicity…
Satisfied Customer
TurboCAD development has been quite dedicated in following AutoCAD's functionality and offering a bigger bang for the buck…
AEC Magazine
TurboCAD for Architects is a seriously useful tool that provides a cost-effective and easy to use bridge from 2D drawings to 3D modeling…
CAD User Magazine
Because I believe in this philosophy, I am pleased that TurboCAD Pro has gone green…
Machine Design
TurboCAD is undoubtedly the most powerful CAD program available in its price range. PlanRoom Central has completed over 500 new residential homes, residential additions, and commercial projects with TurboCAD…
PlanRoom Central
TurboCAD also saves valuable workshop time because it allows users to save in file formats that can be read directly to CNC machine tools, allowing more design time to be spent on other products…
Avalon Design Services Limited
I began using TurboCAD in 2002 and all these years later I still get excited when I think about using TurboCAD on a daily basis…
Textural Creations and Nature's Sleep
TurboCAD combines great power, a low price, and ease of use to make what you do even better…
Cadalyst Magazine

Find out if TurboCAD will work for you! Learn more by downloading a fully functional free trial of TurboCAD (other apps are available as well). Hundreds of downloads every day…
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