IMSI/Design Ships New TurboCAD Deluxe and TurboCAD Designer 2016

Architectural, Mechanical, Rendering and UI Enhancements Highlight New Releases

NOVATO, CA--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) - IMSI®/Design, the developer of the #1 best-selling CAD in retail, announced today the release of its award-winning TurboCAD Deluxe and TurboCAD Designer version 2016 CAD programs.

Topping the list of new features is a host of new and improved rendering enhancements to RedSDK GPU-accelerated drawing and rendering engine by Redway3d. 

"The rendering enhancements in TurboCAD Deluxe allow for incredible realistic visualization of your designs. The quality of rendering available in TurboCAD Deluxe is comparable to CAD packages costing orders of magnitude more," stated Bob Mayer, President of IMSI/Design. 

TurboCAD Deluxe 2016 new and improved features include:


New Slots Tools including Slot, Circular Slot, and Circular Slot By Center and Radius.

Improved 3D Slice by Facet Slice tool now includes slice by facet option.


New/Improved IFC Object Support -- The IFC file filter, used for building information management (BIM), now supports the Import and Export of Beam and Column object types. 

Improved House Wizard for quickly laying out house plans now allows you to name each room while in the tool.


New Redsdk 4.1 Engine with Photorealistic Enhancements including New Portals to designate objects as transparent to sky luminances, and New Tone Mapping Controls that are both interactive and graphical.

Improved Render Manager and workflow of rendering components including materials, luminances, environments, and advanced render styles. The render manager also now supports the Dark Theme.

Improved RedSDK Transparent fill support -- Transparent fill now works the same in both Redsdk and GDI. A solid brush pattern can also be called a fill. 

Additional Enhancements include new Active Drawing Components, improved Double Precision, and faster update of some objects in RedSDK mode.


New Highlighting of 3D objects and parts of 3D objects while using certain tools in Redsdk mode including imprinting, quick pull & 3D mirror copying.

Improved Conceptual Selector -- Users can now relocate the reference point and the rotation bars using the CTRL key. Also, scale handles are now available on the boundary boxes as in classic mode.

New Spaces -- Manage all your spaces through the design director including model space, and all paper spaces so you can handle spaces more efficiently than the tab interface allows. Available in TurboCAD Designer as well.

Additional TurboCAD Deluxe 2016 and TurboCAD Designer 2016 new and improved features include:

  • Updated AutoCAD® (DWG/DXF) read/write filters for 2016
  • Improved Copy tools new and improved Mirror copy options
  • New ISO Circle 
  • Improved Document handling
  • Improved File Buffer and Back-up

Availability and Pricing

TurboCAD Deluxe 2016's suggested retail price is $129.99; TurboCAD Designer 2016's suggested retail price is $49.99. Both products are now available. 

For more information, to download a 30-day trial, or to upgrade online, please visit or call IMSI/Design at 1.800.833.8082 (+1.415.483.8000). 

About IMSI Design

IMSI Design is the global leader in retail CAD (Computer Aided Design) and home design, and a pioneer in mobile solutions for the AEC (Architectural, Engineering, and Construction) industry. With over 16 million products distributed since 1988, IMSI Design products include the award-winning TurboCAD®, DesignCAD™, TurboFloorPlan®, TurboViewer®, TurboReview®, and TurboSite® families of precision design applications for desktop and mobile. Please visit for more information.

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