International Microcomputer Software Inc. (IMSI) has announced the release of
TurboCAD for Mac OS X. The 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software works on Mac OS X v10.2 or later and costs US$99.95. IMSI said it plans to release a second Mac version of TurboCAD, complete with 2D and 3D capabilities, later this year.
The new Mac version of TurboCAD includes more than 250 design and drafting tools with tips and customizable keyboard shortcuts, including dimensioning tools and snaps. It also has the ability to import 15 and export 11 different CAD and graphics formats. Included is TurboCAD Explorer, a tool that lets users find and use more than 8,000 different symbols and parts for layouts ranging from bathrooms to LANs.
Also included is a 3D to 2D conversion tool that allows users to create 2D wirefram and hidden line drawings from imported 3D components or assembly drawings, including AutoCAD DXF and DWG files. IMSI also announced that this release is Tiger-ready, with support for Tiger’s Spotlight search feature.
The Web site hadn’t been updated with information about the new Mac product as MacCentral posted this article.