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Title: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Zunair Attif IMSI on May 17, 2018, 12:20:27 AM
Dear All Please share the suggestions for TC2019 here.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Darrel Durose on May 17, 2018, 02:14:54 AM
Rendering.
On the rendering side it would be great to have more live controls in RedSDK like have a live curve graphic. Even Lightworks, which is now the default render engine again, can have this but it has never been implemented.

Blocks and Library Symbols.
If we drag in a Symbol and it has blocks that already exist in the working drawing we should be able as users to either replace or use the existing one. Maybe three options would be nice. Replace, Inherit existing, Make unique... Game changer for me for my Kitchen and Bedroom designing!

Warning Dialogs.
I would be nice to have these so they collate in just one Dialog rather than it keep holding up the loading of a drawing or when we hit render and we either keep clicking or click do not show again. Just been notified of the solution from Vlad... The Event Viewer does this!... There should be something on the Warning Dialog help page to link and mention it though - http://doc.imsidesign.com/articles/#!turbocad-2018-user-guide-publication/event-viewer-1/q/event%20viewer/qid/1293/qp/1

To Be continued....
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Andy H on May 17, 2018, 02:41:04 AM
Dear All Please share the suggestions for TC2019 here.

Is this thread, in addition to the Wish List (http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/board,5.0.html) , or instead of the wish List.  i.e. do we copy wishes and paste them here.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Zunair Attif IMSI on May 17, 2018, 05:06:34 AM
Dear All Please share the suggestions for TC2019 here.

Is this thread, in addition to the Wish List (http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/board,5.0.html) , or instead of the wish List.  i.e. do we copy wishes and paste them here.

Yes you can paste wish list here
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: nikkipollard on May 17, 2018, 05:24:27 AM
The ability to extract data from PPMs via database reports - something like block attributes for PPMs.

The ability to link 2 different PPMs with parameters of the same name to each other - similar to normal window/ door styles.
For instance, If there are 3 custom windows, change the frame type of one window and all other windows linked to that window with the same frame parameter would change even though they are different parametric symbols.

3d parametric points in PPMs.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Andy H on May 17, 2018, 05:58:23 AM
Changes to UNDO buffer, "What I would like is the ability to select what to include in the undo buffer - i.e. do-not include layer switching in the undo buffer."  wish list post (http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,22788.0.html)
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Torfinn on May 17, 2018, 10:55:34 AM
PPM v2 ;);)

GetPoint(s), from drawing that PPM can use to calculate from when making a symbol, aka a rectangle have 4 corner, get x and y values from this 4 corners and use them inside the ppm automaticly.

Like Nikki, possebilty to change multiple ppm's in one selection/ time

A sort of Menu/ Submenu system inside the ppm, like if i make a ppm house that have several choise for roof system in example, i dont want to see all the parameter values from the roofs systems i dont want to have, i dont need them and only make the user of the ppm confused for what part they should put value in to.

Possebility for use/ extract the P pace name in to a Titlefield for that P space in example, and like John R mention just a couple of days ago, possebility to make comment in Design Director/ Space and maybe also extract that info in to the P Space itself.
Possebility to get/ print the full file path on the drawing in P space like we can in Excel and Words in example (Top/ Bottom txt)

Possebility to change the x and y center value for muntins, as not all muntins are stand/ or calculated from the center of glass.
It's very boring and timeconsuming to use Blocks for this kind of muntins like we have to do now.

Possebility to move sash in a Window if we use" Auto adjust to the wall", in real life they are never standing in the center, at least not in my part of the world ;)
Maybe a tickbox for moving them to stand flush with the frame's outer side or a value +/-

Torfinn
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: DonCW on May 17, 2018, 11:56:43 AM
Fixing the Editing Clock so it stops when the file is not in use and the ability to delete the time when opening a template to create a new drawing, I'm a one person company and this feature would be a great asset.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: John R on May 17, 2018, 01:53:47 PM
In Designer, I would like to see…
In Help…
Title: Edit tool/node edit enhancements
Post by: murray dickinson on May 21, 2018, 03:05:28 PM
(1) Using the "selector mode" option for the edit tool, the D SEKE ought to work with the edit tool/node edit as it does with select|edit.   Current behaviour for the edit tool using selector mode is that editing the reference point can only be invoked from "edit reference point" in the context menu, while expecting it to behave like select|edit and hitting the D has unintended consequences.  A related improvement would be to have a node delta move by vector, working like transform|move, where you select the nodes, invoke the delta move, and can then snap "from" and "to" features.   It can be done with selector mode, but that requires editing the reference point....see above!   
   

(2)  Using edit tool with compound profiles, provide an option analogous to deform face's "linked neighbouring faces".  When that option's checked and a segment is picked for node editing, neighbouring segments or the complete profile should be activated/picked too, behaving as a polyline, so that coincident end nodes are manipulated together, instead of being separated and breaking the profile     My most recent version is 2016.  I thought that I'd read in the release notes of a recent version that join polyline no longer exploded curves, and it is possible to join beziers, but I often use compound profiles with 3D splines that aren't suitable for joining or chaining.  This option would enable more convenient handling in those use cases. 
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Darryl W on May 26, 2018, 01:49:22 AM
1. Anything that helps productivity
2. Type ahead in dialog boxes
3. Change the behaviour of Spaces for print reports, where the list shows the Named view rather than just a standard "ViewPort1" etc.
4. Render speed with improved use of GPU
5. IMSI / TurboCAD recommended graphics card. If not why not?
6. Audit checking for files so they can be tested outside of a running TurboCAD program ( allow checking for errors / problems before crashes )
7. Tabbing inside created tables and dialog boxes
8. Splash screen so we know its starting up!!!!!!!!!!!
9. Repair option inside TurboCAD, maybe in the About help are.
10. Simplifying some tools awkward procedures to achieve a result  ( ask Henry )
11. Capturing and error checking with at least some feedback for the user.
12. Smaller app productivity tools that run independent from the main app.
13. Capturing an error before it causes a crash.
14. A proper tutorial written by the KEY render engine programmer/company for all to benefit??
15. More videos and howto's for the new guy, and a list of all videos published on youtube and posted to the general discussion as a dedicated list. Not the video just what they do as a 1st reference
 :o
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Torfinn on May 26, 2018, 02:15:37 AM
Option for Treshold on doors and set material option for treshold
Possebility to set where muntins are calculated from, as we dont always want them calculated from center
In general, that you guy's take a look at Archicad's door and window options, maybe as a plugin ;);)

Torfinn
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Darryl W on May 26, 2018, 02:16:27 AM
with item 6:
A integrity check of TurboCAD file(s) / drawings to verify no problems are lurking within.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on May 26, 2018, 03:02:04 PM
An optional setting when creating 3D Boxes where the first click is the Center of Extents and the second click is on one of its facets.  The result, of course, would be a Cube for the default operation.

I would suggest that this be implemented as follows: The second click can be placed on the Workplane (Grid Snap or whatever works), which would result in the Cube's facets being parallel or orthogonal to the Workplane, or the second click could be snapped to some object in 3D space such that the resulting facets would neither be parallel nor orthogonal to the Workplane.

Perhaps a subordinate option would allow the Box to only extend from the first click point to the second, with the length of the side panels being determined with a third click (or, of course, via the Inspector Bar) specifying the length of the sides.


Jeff
Title: Assembly and Part Files
Post by: JoeM on May 27, 2018, 06:29:06 PM
Would it be possible to expand the reference file capability of TurboCad so that selecting an object from and open reference file would make it the active file, i.e. allow editing on that file?

In effect, the distinction between the active file and the reference files would go away; whichever file you select an object in would be the "active" file and the others would automatically be treated as "reference" files.

This would let you build assemblies in TurboCad using "part" and "assembly" files (actually not different file types at all, only the content would be different) with the ability to edit  the various parts from within the one "assembly" file.  For  mechanical design applications, this would make keeping drawings up to date much easier.

BricsCad was able to do this within the .dwg file structure; would it possible to do this within the framework of the .tcw file structure?

If so, how difficult would it be?

I realize this is big request, but I think it would be a major advance for TurboCad, rather than a niche feature.

Thanks,

JoeM
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: murray dickinson on May 28, 2018, 07:41:35 PM
BricsCAD, and the .dwg format, aren't history-based, BricsCAD has a pretty good 2D/3D constraints solver that they bought with the Russian LEDAS company, but that works internally in BricsCAD as a direct edit capability.  None of that capacity is recognised or carried by .dwg, and AFAIK, the only associations .dwg carries are associative dimensions.    BricsCAD doesn't have an assembly and part file facility like SW, and in fact, TC's capacity to save a selection set of part with tree as a separate file is much more powerful than BricsCAD's capacity to save blocks as separate files, which is like exporting neutral dumb solids.   BricsCAD really doesn't have the capability that you're asking for, which sounds like having x-refs and master file open at the same time, with active auto-refresh of x-ref links and interactive minimise/restore between them.  In TC, with files with part trees of any size, that would be really hungry for RAM to have any sort of fluidity.   
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: nikkipollard on May 28, 2018, 09:44:41 PM
Oh I thought Joe was asking for the ability to cross over xrefs. ie in drawing A have an Xref of B and in drawing B have an xref of A.
You can do that in autocad as long as you use overlays. This doesn't work in TC you cant save the drawing.
This video explains why and how it works
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPGqeKS39Ms it is acad tho

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Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: nikkipollard on May 28, 2018, 11:02:58 PM
The ability to delete repeated lines.
When you use a 3d model to generate 2d - sections elevations etc. There are always a lot of repeated lines. I would like to be able to remove all the repeated lines with a single command.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: sauerkraut2018 on May 30, 2018, 06:16:16 AM
Suggestion:

A Thumbnails or Thumbnailviewer in/for Windows-Explorer

Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: JoeM on May 30, 2018, 01:46:01 PM
BricsCAD, and the .dwg format, aren't history-based, BricsCAD has a pretty good 2D/3D constraints solver that they bought with the Russian LEDAS company, but that works internally in BricsCAD as a direct edit capability.  None of that capacity is recognised or carried by .dwg, and AFAIK, the only associations .dwg carries are associative dimensions.    BricsCAD doesn't have an assembly and part file facility like SW, and in fact, TC's capacity to save a selection set of part with tree as a separate file is much more powerful than BricsCAD's capacity to save blocks as separate files, which is like exporting neutral dumb solids.   BricsCAD really doesn't have the capability that you're asking for, which sounds like having x-refs and master file open at the same time, with active auto-refresh of x-ref links and interactive minimise/restore between them.  In TC, with files with part trees of any size, that would be really hungry for RAM to have any sort of fluidity.   

How recently have you experimented with BricsCad?  I downloaded the trial and it definitely was able to edit multiplle "reference" files from within a "master" file, i.e. exactly what you are saying it can't do.  It was like having assembly files and part files, but more flexible.  You could edit any referenced part within an assembly from the file that included the reference, but you could also have an entire assembly within one file (organized by layer, for instance).  This has nothing to do with historical or parametric data, only with the ability to edit reference files from within a master file.

For me, it would greatly simplify keeping drawings up to date.  Now there a many copies of parts in assemblies that serve different functions.  I would much rather have a single part file that, when updated, would show up correctly in all the assemblies.  But you need to be able to make the design change "in place" in the assembly drawing  and the way reference files currently work, you can only make changes on the isolated part file.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: John R on May 30, 2018, 03:09:05 PM
Suggestion:

A Thumbnails or Thumbnailviewer in/for Windows-Explorer

This has been available for the last 15+ years. Look in the Windows Start menu for the "Thumbnails Setup".
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on May 31, 2018, 01:50:57 AM
3D Scanning is becoming more and more common.  Dealing with less-than-pristine scans inside TurboCAD is, currently, difficult.

I would like to be able to sweep-select all of the facets whose Normals project in the general direction of the current view, with a user-selectable threshold.

The purpose of this would be to make it easier to smooth poor scans that have been imported (say, in STL format).  Once the necessary facets have been selected, the desired Normal could be specified (in practice, this would re-position each Node to be on a temporary Workplane that could be determined automatically or specified by the user).  Also, it would be nice to rotate the entire object so that the average of the selected Normals is aligned on a specified axis.

This would also require the ability to adjust the View to either be aligned with the average of the selected Normals or via the Inspector Bar or by a selected Facet.


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: sauerkraut2018 on June 01, 2018, 06:23:56 AM
Suggestion:

A Thumbnails or Thumbnailviewer in/for Windows-Explorer

This has been available for the last 15+ years. Look in the Windows Start menu for the "Thumbnails Setup".

Sure? At February 04, 2011, 04:06:00 PM you have wrote: " I don't get anything in Windows Explorer (Vista) but a TC Icon."
Look here: http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,5433.msg30920.html#msg30920

Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: John R on June 01, 2018, 08:43:18 AM
Suggestion:

A Thumbnails or Thumbnailviewer in/for Windows-Explorer

This has been available for the last 15+ years. Look in the Windows Start menu for the "Thumbnails Setup".

Sure? At February 04, 2011, 04:06:00 PM you have wrote: " I don't get anything in Windows Explorer (Vista) but a TC Icon."
Look here: http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,5433.msg30920.html#msg30920

Things have improved over the years. This is what I see in Vista today, though I stopped at 2017 because TurboCAD no longer supports the older operating systems (Vista or earlier). For TurboCAD 2018 and into the future, I use Windows 10.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: nikkipollard on June 06, 2018, 06:09:44 AM
The ability to update a report is great - thankyou.
I would like it to improved a bit. Often when you have a table in a drawing you need to edit the nodes of the table to improve on the layout. I would like the data in the table to be regenerated without changing the nodes back to the original position.

The opening modifier for Windows (created from blocks or ppms) seems to be in the wrong position when saving as an IFC file.
I would like groups, blocks, and ppms to be saved as one IFC element when saving to the  IFC format - the same way that a TC window or a TC rail saves as one element even though there is more then one component. At the moment the data from property sets assigned to blocks or groups isn't copied to the IFC file because they are separated into lots of elements.
Title: Tools for weaning
Post by: YOUSSOUF BERTHE on June 06, 2018, 06:50:43 AM
I want to know if it's possible to get a tool for weaning line.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Tools for weaning
Post by: John R on June 06, 2018, 08:15:57 AM
I want to know if it's possible to get a tool for weaning line.
Thank you.

Could you describe what you mean by "weaning line". I'm not sure what you're looking to do.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: YOUSSOUF BERTHE on June 06, 2018, 09:32:45 AM
I mean to twist lines like a piece of cloth.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: nikkipollard on June 07, 2018, 02:33:53 AM
Are you looking for a line type that looks like rope? Or do you need a surface that looks like it has been twisted?
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: YOUSSOUF BERTHE on June 07, 2018, 05:25:40 AM
Yes i need surface with twisted lines like cloth.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on June 08, 2018, 01:12:24 AM
Yes i need surface with twisted lines like cloth.

Unless you intend to 3D print something that appears to be cloth, the time it takes to generate the structure would be prohibitive (in my mind).

Better to apply a cloth image Material for rendering.


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: nikkipollard on June 08, 2018, 04:28:49 AM
I was going to suggest some sort of lofting. I presume it is for an architectural application.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: YOUSSOUF BERTHE on June 08, 2018, 08:32:24 AM
It's for architectural application( wire- netting) and something like it.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Henry Hubich on June 08, 2018, 09:36:54 AM
You can use "Curve from Law" to create a sine wave with many cycles, then Explode it and arrange copies as needed.

Henry H
Title: Maintain selection focus for undo/redo
Post by: murray dickinson on June 08, 2018, 09:27:41 PM
In some circumstances, TC inconveniently drops selection focus.  These circumstances include copying or node editing when you want to undo then redo the edit, with a different transformation value.  It's especially inconvenient when you're working with multiple selections in a crowded drawing or with a subset of nodes on a spline or polyline, they then have to be reselected to redo the edit.   It would be helpful if the original selection status could be restored when a single action is undone, perhaps with an option key.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Henry Hubich on June 13, 2018, 08:21:59 AM
When an object is selected in 3D mode, its X, Y, and Z axes are displayed and labeled. Please make those labels larger, as they're almost impossible to see.

Henry H
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: John R on June 13, 2018, 10:49:05 AM
When an object is selected in 3D mode, its X, Y, and Z axes are displayed and labeled. Please make those labels larger, as they're almost impossible to see.

Henry H

I also don't like that the size of the "nodes" were reduced in 2018. From what I can tell, the nodes went from 10 pixels down to 4 pixels. Trying to find a rotation handle when mixed in with many fat highlighted lines and blue nodes makes it difficult to edit.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Majo on June 16, 2018, 07:39:03 AM
My suggestion/wish is ... Real Improving opening/saving the Files!

Example:

I have a lot of files with size from 100MB (one room with accessories) to 900MB (full furnished house) last times. I usually making visualizations! The input file is 3ds/obj file often. And for comparison I used Blender. Yes I know is not a CAD application. And we are talking about full size files, non compressed.

(Info about the 3ds file: 2,5 millions Faces, 826 objects with informations about materials)

1. Opening 3ds file 70MB ->  in TC 2:35 min -> in Blender 0:29 min
2. Saving this file to native format -> Save as TCW 0:27 min (219MB) -> Save as .blend 0:03 (280MB)
3. then close the programs
4. Opening native format -> TC - TCW 0:47 min -> Blender - .blend 0:03 min

Conclusion: TC is worse in this operations by IMPORT - 5 times, Save as - 9 times, Opening - more than 15 times

This is area where I see space where TC can be much better as is now.

And this has a continuing...

One project needs around 10-15 hours clean time work. I have "autosave" set up to 5 min. This means that 5:40 min is only "autosave" / hour x 10 hour = 54 min on project is "autosave" function! It is a bad number because I have to working by the one hour more. And if we will calculating 20-30 projects per year ... then we get a really scary big number - 18 hours / more then 2 works days takes only "AutoSave"! Only this one operation.
Title: Conceptual selector functions and improvements available in GDI/LW
Post by: murray dickinson on June 23, 2018, 12:53:31 AM
Some of the functionality in the conceptual selector could be added to. I suggest that grabbing the scale grips should make the appropriate data box active, so that entering the numerical ratio factor goes to that box, press enter and done.   Grab the larger uniform scale grip and it activates "keep aspect ratio", grab any of the transform or rotate arrowheads or rotation handles and then type numerals, they're entered into the appropriate data box indicated by the handles, press enter to confirm.  RedSDK is now optional, the conceptual selector functions need to be migrated to GDI/LW selector bars too. 
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on June 26, 2018, 01:11:14 PM
My suggestion/wish is ... Real Improving opening/saving the Files!

Example:

I have a lot of files with size from 100MB (one room with accessories) to 900MB (full furnished house) last times. I usually making visualizations! The input file is 3ds/obj file often. And for comparison I used Blender. Yes I know is not a CAD application. And we are talking about full size files, non compressed.

I agree wholeheartedly.  TurboCAD does not load files using multi-core (let alone multi-thread).  I expect that part of the problem is that the files are being loaded from disk as encountered.  It would be better to copy the entire file into RAM and extract from there.


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: sauerkraut2018 on July 12, 2018, 09:09:51 PM
Hi,

in Constraints: Colinear

align two (or more) lines colinear.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: nikkipollard on July 12, 2018, 09:37:28 PM
If you make the lines parallel and set a coincident (not point coincident) with the endpoint of the one line and the middle of the other line
 they should be colinear.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: sauerkraut2018 on July 13, 2018, 05:14:44 AM
Hi nikkipollard,

thanks for answer.

 :D  But I'm not paid for clicks, but construct for that. Please try it yourself.   :D
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: nikkipollard on July 13, 2018, 11:50:55 PM
I am not really sure what you mean by that.
But obviously I wouldn't have answered if I didn't know that it worked.
see attached file
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: sauerkraut2018 on July 14, 2018, 12:33:09 AM
Hi nikkipollard,

thanks for answer.

What I mean is that in your approach I first have to do the lines in parallel and then align again. So I always have to execute two commands. This is very expensive.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: denis1024 on July 19, 2018, 02:37:35 AM
Hi,
Sometimes I need to give the STEPs of my drawings, but I don't want to give a complex model (the details Inside the model have no interest and make the file too big). My solution is to redraw the external enveloppe of the model, but I must do that each times the model changes.

So I would like a tool that makes only the external "skin" of the model (model is made from many parts). Or maybe "fill solid from Inside to external surface".
 
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: murray dickinson on July 19, 2018, 06:05:46 AM
Boolean addition does it, so does facet editor.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Tim Stewart on July 19, 2018, 09:08:57 AM
Hi Zunair,

    I would like to see the path, for opening a file, to be tied to any open/ed drawing, which has focus in the TurboCAD Workspace window.
    This could usefully be made an option under Program Setup?

Regards Tim
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: denis1024 on July 20, 2018, 12:13:13 AM
Thanks Murray, but I'm not sure that it works in my case :
v1 : internal view of the model : made with groups, imported STEPS … complex
v2 : what I want to get : just the external surfaces of the box plus usb socket plus the external surfaces of the part which is cutted, on the top of view v1.
If I remember well, solidworks does that.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Peter-H on July 20, 2018, 02:03:42 AM
Here are some really basic things-
Improve the snappiness of snaps, especially on 3D objects, and with dimensions. There seems to be a hierarchy where lines will snap to most things, followed by other drawing objects, followed by dimensions. Also, stop letting things snap to dimensions.
Enable calculations in the boxes on the bottom of the drawing. Many is the time that I have to get out the calculator out to do a simple sum. Alphacam has been doing this for at least ten years.
When working in 3D, show which view is selected.
Stop the default door being the one least likely to be wanted- a double door? Really?
Make rendering easier. It's very hard, and things like lights are very difficult to use and don't bear much relation to reality- a 5watt lamp can completely bleach a rendering.
More snaps- if two or more snap points are at the same place, why does TC ask which to snap to? Wastes a lot of time.
When filleting a box that is surrounded by other boxes, why are you asked which box has the second edge? More pointless time-wasting.
Why is zooming in and out stepped rather than smooth? I often find that I can't get the right size due to this. I have tried with a smooth scrolling mouse, and it's the same.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: steve323 on July 20, 2018, 04:58:23 PM
Here are my suggestions:

1) A splash screen that displays right away.  On my machine, starting TC seems to take at 20-30 seconds.  The splash screen doesn't appear for about 10 seconds.  By that time, I may sometimes start TC a couple of times thinking that I didn't double click the icon fast enough.

2) The ability to convert a 2D object into a 3D object by simply assigning a Z-size.  This would be much easier than selecting the object and entering a Z-size through the properties tool.  Also, it would be nice to be able to scale the Z-size without going back into the property tool.

Steve
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: John R on July 21, 2018, 10:18:30 PM
From author Peter-H
not allowed to Quote.

Title: paperspace border.
Post by: Andy H on July 25, 2018, 01:05:12 PM
It may be just me, but what I would find occasionally useful, is the same as my DTP program does.  The ability to drag items into the border area outside the paperspace 'paper',  and have it available for other paperspaces, i.e. the item remains in the border even if one switches to a new paperspace.

As I say, it may be just me, but I use this method often in DTP (desk top publishing), to move things around.  And occasionally it would come in handy in TC.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on July 25, 2018, 11:37:06 PM
So I would like a tool that makes only the external "skin" of the model (model is made from many parts). Or maybe "fill solid from Inside to external surface".

This would be useful for making cutaways in an object that contains a smaller object (the one used to make a filled solid), so I would like it, too.


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Don Cheke on July 26, 2018, 05:44:03 PM
I would love to have an easy way to make a cut-list in TurboCAD. See linked video for how easy it is in SolidWorks. IT just seems that it should be a relatively simple procedure to determine bounding box sizes and put them in a table.

Yes I know we can create such things in TurboCAD, but it is a huge pita. Yes, I know we have the layout tools in TurboCAD, but it is not sufficient. I just want a tool that is automated and fully reliable in TC.

DropBox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mg5qkxb1c4oawfk/Box%20Sample%20DBC.mp4?dl=0
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: nikkipollard on July 26, 2018, 09:05:12 PM
I agree
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on July 27, 2018, 02:55:41 AM
When an object is selected in 3D mode, its X, Y, and Z axes are displayed and labeled. Please make those labels larger, as they're almost impossible to see.

I'd like the RedSDK axis display/manipulation capabilities duplicated for all display modes.


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on July 27, 2018, 02:59:34 AM
My suggestion/wish is ... Real Improving opening/saving the Files!

Example:

1. Opening 3ds file 70MB ->  in TC 2:35 min -> in Blender 0:29 min
2. Saving this file to native format -> Save as TCW 0:27 min (219MB) -> Save as .blend 0:03 (280MB)
3. then close the programs
4. Opening native format -> TC - TCW 0:47 min -> Blender - .blend 0:03 min

I agree.  File Load/Save/Import could be (should be) vastly improved.  I would think that duplicating the file to a temporary RAMDisk and reading from that would greatly improve speeds over reading structure by structure from a spinner.


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on July 27, 2018, 03:05:38 AM
I'd like the option of having the Audit function immediately notify me when I create something that raises a red flag (aka "exclamation mark").  I was surprised to see a dozen flags in the ACIS History of an in-process object (meaning they were added one upon the other).

By the time I noticed all the flags, it was easier to go back to my 2D profiles and do it over (the resulting STL file was, literally, half the original).


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Kevin Taylor on August 09, 2018, 03:55:56 PM
Keyshot rendering integration would be awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFGq2Qhr60

Here is how the keyshot works with solid works:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9w7gZCNnBk
Title: behaviour consistency between node edit selection mode and global selection edit
Post by: murray dickinson on August 13, 2018, 02:34:02 PM
If you're node editing a selection set by dragging the bounding box bars, both sides of the bounding box move in or out from the reference point.  In standard selection editing, only the side being dragged moves.  For consistency and capability, both modes should be available in both edit modes, perhaps with a toggle key or option check box to enable/disable.  My preference is a toggle key.   
I'm also reminding developers about something that's been asked for occasionally over the years: a key sequence finish like Alt + F for those tools that have only been given a "finish" flag in the context/right-click menus.    I can't recall all of the tools that have this, but generic transform is one of them.  Generic transform actions can be completed after indicating one pair of before-and-after features, or two or three.  Three pairs finishes the action automatically, finishing with one or two pairs has to be flagged.  Assembly-by-three-points has the same behaviour, and the same finish flag. 
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Henry Hubich on August 13, 2018, 08:03:39 PM
In the Design Director palette in v2018, using the "TurboCAD Classic" UI, the lines denoting rows and columns are almost impossible to see. Please fix this.

Henry H
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: YOUSSOUF BERTHE on October 05, 2018, 09:20:16 AM
Whish LUMION can render TC Pro 2019 file.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on October 06, 2018, 02:58:03 AM
... stop letting things snap to dimensions.

Got to disagree here.  When I try to get dimensions off of images, the ability to snap to a Dimension marker helps maintain consistency.


Enable calculations in the boxes on the bottom of the drawing.
When working in 3D, show which view is selected.
Stop the default door being the one least likely to be wanted- a double door? Really?
Make rendering easier. It's very hard, and things like lights are very difficult to use and don't bear much relation to reality- a 5watt lamp can completely bleach a rendering.

I agree with these.  Calculations in the Inspector Bar would be useful.  I rarely use Architecture, but the Double Door is an odd selection for default.

I especially agree with the rendering.  I upload 3D models to various web sites and they are always well lit (better than TC's Draft render).


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on October 06, 2018, 04:31:08 AM
Why is zooming in and out stepped rather than smooth?

It'll still be stepped, but those steps are at your control.


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: TedTheCarpenter on October 10, 2018, 12:15:56 PM
I like to use single character keyboard shortcuts but the number of keys available is limited because TurboCAD does not disable all of the shortcuts when entering text. For example, I've assigned the draw line command to the forward slash key (/) but using it when inputting text stops the text input and jumps to the shortcut (draw line). I'd like all keyboard shortcuts disabled when inputting text in TC2019 (or a maintenance release of TC2018).

Ted
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: nikkipollard on October 10, 2018, 08:39:33 PM
does this happen with all short cuts or just the forward slash?
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: TedTheCarpenter on October 11, 2018, 02:22:54 AM
does this happen with all short cuts or just the forward slash?

It happens to any of the punctuation marks, brackets, braces, etc. on the right side of the qwerty keyboard.

Ted
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: lemel_man on October 11, 2018, 07:03:35 AM
When changing the workplane (eg. when using by-facet) I would like to have the display changed automatically to be normal to that plane. Yes, I know there is a way to do it with a few keystrokes, but it's unnecessarily tedious. 
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Andy H on October 11, 2018, 08:55:55 AM
When changing the workplane (eg. when using by-facet) I would like to have the display changed automatically to be normal to that plane. Yes, I know there is a way to do it with a few keystrokes, but it's unnecessarily tedious.

I'd agree adding it as an extra option would be good. But personally, I would not want the existing 'by facet' changing, as a lot of times I do not want the view to change
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: John R on October 11, 2018, 11:52:34 AM
When changing the workplane (eg. when using by-facet) I would like to have the display changed automatically to be normal to that plane. Yes, I know there is a way to do it with a few keystrokes, but it's unnecessarily tedious.

I'd agree adding it as an extra option would be good. But personally, I would not want the existing 'by facet' changing, as a lot of times I do not want the view to change

I have both commands, By Facet (Shift+Alt+F) and By WorkPlane (Ctrl+Shift+W), on the PopUp-3 toolbar above the Local Menu. To me, this is easier than typing in hotkeys.
I agree with Andy. I wouldn't want to automatically change my current view after changing the WorkPlane.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: YOUSSOUF BERTHE on October 12, 2018, 03:55:16 AM
How to convert TC file to revit file?
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on October 12, 2018, 04:11:44 AM
How to convert TC file to revit file?

I miss out on a fair amount of work not being able to read/write Revit files.


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: YOUSSOUF BERTHE on October 12, 2018, 09:08:47 AM
Maybe through dxf i don't know. I asked about lumion too,
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: mpavelek on October 12, 2018, 09:42:09 AM
How to convert TC file to revit file?

Very good question!
I will reply - can be done via ifc or dwg, but a lot of important in the file is lost.

I'm more interested in importing Revit families.
Product libraries are available from manufacturers only for Revit or Archicad. Without this, Turbocad will be unusable for construction in a few years. Thought on a professional level.

Likewise, I would like to add a functional dgn file filter.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: YOUSSOUF BERTHE on October 12, 2018, 09:58:35 AM
They have to add this festure to TC pro, it's my suggestion
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: nikkipollard on October 12, 2018, 08:33:00 PM
 IFC for BIM.
IFC files are supposed to be the universal translator for all BIM programs (revit, archicad etc.). The equivalent of DWG or DXF for drawings
 The theory being that you can use the software of your choice. I would be happy if the developement team improved that filter.
Although you might be pleased with it as it is.
We are so close to being BIM compliant and yet so far.

We have the ability to make parametric symbols (families) - PPMs- (similar to archicad symbols) -but we are unable to read the information in those symbols to generate reports. Why not?

Scripted symbols (PPMs)are very easy to write in Turbocad at the moment although I would like a few extra tools to be added.
The ability to loft and some of the advanced features of the TC revolve tool would be nice.

When you save as IFC the symbols save perfectly but they are split up into separate components and the intelligent information is lost.
They are also given a general category we need to be able to assign the correct IFC category to IFC files.
Another issue I have is that for some reason the opening modifier - used for blocks, openings or PPMs doesn't translate well when saving to IFC its moved randomly so that the opening is in the wrong place.
The ability to constrain objects to workplanes  would be great.
I have attached a file with a few PPMs. and an IFC file to show the problem I have when saving to IFC.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: fishlikehell on October 13, 2018, 10:31:49 AM
Keyboard shortcuts for the Inspector bar when it is active (mostly for altering entity properties, not for all the tool specific fields)

I would like to jump to specific fields in the inspector bar (for entity properties) without tabing a hundred times nor using the mouse (Like the "Rotation" fields!)

I would like either:
- A subset of temp shortcuts that are active when the inspector bar is active that will jump to a field based on location/order in the IB.  For instance "alt+1" through "alt+9" to jump to field 1 through field 9.  (maybe alt+0 for field 10).  Currently when the IB is active, hitting "tab" accesses the menu bar hotkeys which is not very relevant if you are screwing around in the IB.

- Dedicated keyboard shortcuts to directly access specific fields in the inspector bar.  Like hitting "CTRL-R" while an entity is selected to directly alter it's rotation in the IB.

Either one of those something similar. Thanks!
 
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: nikkipollard on October 13, 2018, 09:32:52 PM
I agree.
it would be even better, if you select the x rotation bar and hit the tab key once it automatically goes to the z rotation field. (or whatever you need to do) That way we wouldn't need to remember a lot of short cut keys because the program would be doing the .work.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: IanC on October 17, 2018, 12:09:59 PM
Node operations in 3D polylines, as 2D polylines. Split, join, etc.

And bring back VBA - even as a paid-for optional add-on!
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: IanC on October 17, 2018, 12:16:04 PM
Projection of a raster image onto a 3D solid, similar to the way Google Earth works.

I had wanted to project an aerial image (from a drone at high altitude) onto a terrain model, but could not find a simple way to do this. Surely there should be?
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Andy H on October 17, 2018, 03:08:48 PM
Ian.   Just for curiosity, I'm wondering about what differences you wish, which isn't included in Lightworks wrapped image, or RedSDK textures.  The Maps-Plugin, can (usually) auto create a terrain and wrapping, but I'm guessing that's not what you mean.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: John R on October 17, 2018, 09:09:14 PM
Node operations in 3D polylines, as 2D polylines. Split, join, etc.

And bring back VBA - even as a paid-for optional add-on!

In TurboCAD 2018…
You can use the "Split" tool on a 3D Polyline, provided it is ‘flat’ on the 'plane (like a 2D Polyline). Split won't work if the 3D Polyline has a node(s) with height or there is a curve from the Fillet3D tool.
When you use the "Join Polyline" tool, activate the "2D/3D" option first, then select and Finish.
Platinum has a "Fillet3D" tool.
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Andy H on October 18, 2018, 01:48:44 AM
And bring back VBA - even as a paid-for optional add-on!

See This post  (http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,17381.msg115869.html#msg115869)from Dave Taylor a couple of years ago.

## Edited ## Link now works,  Thanks Jeff  ## End Edit ##
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on October 18, 2018, 06:43:50 PM
And bring back VBA - even as a paid-for optional add-on!

See [urlhttp://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,17381.msg115869.html#msg115869]This post [/url]from Dave Taylor a couple of years ago.

  http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,17381.msg115869.html#msg115869 (http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,17381.msg115869.html#msg115869) will work.


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on October 20, 2018, 01:59:24 AM
Just experimenting with the Pattern on Sphere utility and it is taking FOREVER (metaphorically, at least)!  In actuality, several minutes have been added over and above the time it took to render before it was added.  Also, it's only using 1 processor core.

I would like the ability to identify objects that are computationally intensive.  Best implemented with a list of objects and the ability to click on each item in the list to highlight the respective object.


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on October 20, 2018, 02:21:52 AM
And bring back VBA - even as a paid-for optional add-on!

Looking for Visual Basic always points me towards Visual Studio.  I'm not familiar with either, but isn't it possible that the VBA scripts can be translated?  I found this page for installing a VBA addon to Visual Studio that says, "This package provides syntax highlighting and snippets of VBA."

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=spences10.VBA (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=spences10.VBA)


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on October 20, 2018, 04:10:44 AM
I'd like a Pattern on Curved Surface function added to the group.

As can be seen in the attached images, a 3D object would be placed at regular intervals on a selected curved surface (aka CS).  Selecting the CS would be the same as done in Facet Edit.

The function itself would work by placing copies of the 3D object in the grid seen when you turn Degenerative Faceting off in Wireframe mode.  That's how I placed these spheres (using V-snap).

User options would include:
1. Adjusting the grid pitch, preferably in two directions (long axis and short axis).
2. Choosing to place the 3D object on every grid intersection or on alternating intersections that themselves alternate between each 'line'; said another way, choose between rectangular and diamond patterns.
3. Set a margin from the facet's boundary, possibly two or three different margins (longest dimension, shortest dimension and corners)
4. Set the orientation of each inserted object to be normal to the CS at point of insertion, or to maintain the original orientation (which is linked, of course). <== ADDED

Personally, I don't think this would be too time-consuming to add.  I have already V-snapped several spheres to the grid, so I know it's feasible (and, yes, I verified that it was actually V-snapping).


Jeff
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Andy H on October 20, 2018, 04:39:10 AM
And bring back VBA - even as a paid-for optional add-on!

Looking for Visual Basic always points me towards Visual Studio.  I'm not familiar with either, but isn't it possible that the VBA scripts can be translated?  I found this page for installing a VBA addon to Visual Studio that says, "This package provides syntax highlighting and snippets of VBA."

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=spences10.VBA (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=spences10.VBA)


Hi Jeff.   I think what Ian means, is integration (which won't happen) back into TC.  When TC had VBA one could produce macro's directly from the vba window, these where these were saved as a file called .tcm.  This allowed operations to be carried out without producing any stand-alone tools, and allowed easy testing at each stage.  in a similar way the macro palette does now, but with a lot more control and they also allowed dialog boxes.  something which VB script (as used in AnimationLab) and Macro palette do not allow.  For anything like that one would have to use Iron Ruby, which essentially died in 2011.

For standalone tools which Visual studio creates, people tended to use VB6 (and some probably still do). 
Title: Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
Post by: Jeffin90620 on October 20, 2018, 06:00:28 AM
I design enclosures and other objects that will be cast poured, injection molded, etc.

For best extraction from molds, vertical surfaces are best made not-quite-vertical.  This is commonly known as a Draft Angle and the preferred angle varies from foundry to foundry (1°-2° is most common).  American foundries usually have sophisticated software to add a Draft Angle to the models, but this is not always the case.

This enclosure I designed is a good example.  While the holes in the mounting pylons can be easily created with the Draft Angle option in Quick Pull, the main body of the enclosure was opened up with the Shell Solid command.

I would like the Shell Solid command to have the option to add a user-specified Draft Angle starting at the 'omitted' face (the one that gets opened up).  If multiple faces have been chosen, then the user could be prompted to select the desired face, or it could be automatically chosen by the active Z axis (and that could be the default choice when the user is prompted).


Jeff

BTW: I've been having more problems with the Captcha not following through after confirming that I'm not a robot.  It would be nice if this were fixed.