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HI,  I am getting myself in muddle with Wall, Door and Window styles.

I predominately use TC for mech design, but am having to catch up on architetural drawing.

I wish to save a small selection of door and window templates.  I cannot understand how I can reate a *.tct file for a specific door or window and then import it into my drawing.  Or have I got this wrong and have to create a new *tct file that contiains all the various doors and windows that I require? 

The help file simply says to save the revised door as a *.tct but presumably that saves the whole drawing, wheras all I want to do is to save just that particular style of door and import it into an existing drawing.  The issue is how can I prepare a series of doors and windows and then import them as I require?

I probably have got this wrong and I have, in effect, to preload the drawing with appropriate doors, windows and wall styles before I start. I realise I can always add a new style and then save the whole as a *.tct.  I was hoping for a more flexible way of working.

Kind regards and thanks in advance
Problems / Disappering Cursor
« Last post by wilbur9 on Today at 08:10:30 AM »
Good Morning All,

I got a new Laptop from HP... the HP ProBook 470 G5, The Specs are 32GB Ram, i7-8500, 2GB Discrete Nvidia Graphics - 1LR92AV GPU. NVidia GeForce 930MX (2GB DDR3) 106.            

 In TurboCad PP 2017 and some previous versions say my Video System Information is:
 Renderer:GeForce 930MX/PCIe/SS2
 GPU chipset: nVidia G400
 Driver version: NVIDIA Forceware 397.93
 OpenGL version 4.6.0 NVIDIA 397.93

Currently running TC2017PP and the problem is with RedSDK under options/preferences I get no Drawing cusor options...
What i mean is that I can only choose the arrow cursor, all other options will not work, whether I select them or not. Also when I select to show Crosshairs or show isometric the cursor disappears when I move it into the drawing. When I move the cursor out to the edges to select something I see the arrow again. But it disappears again when I move it into the drawing.
    I can go back to GDI and everything goes back to normal, I see isometric cursor when in the drawing. But I do not have the Lightworks plug in, so I can't do any rendering except in draft mode.
I have un-installed, re-installed, and also tried repair.... Nothing seems to correct it.
   Is there anything I can do to fix this?
   Thank you for any replies........
General Discussion / Dimension with Letter for value for dimension
« Last post by TINMAN on Today at 06:59:20 AM »
I am trying to set up an example to use for a formula I am creating for a shape- I would like one of the dimensions to have an X for the value for the dimension another to have a Y etc.  Depending on what you input for these values a formula on an excel spreadsheet would calculate other dimension on the image I have created.

How can I create a dimension with a text value where the dimension value would be created?

Another option would be to create a dimension leader which I can place to look like a dimension?

I am basically trying to create an image in TurboCAD which I can paste in Excel to show the user what the input values represent.  I have attached an image to illustrate this.  What i am trying to do is have the 1/2" value replaced with an X the 1/4" value replaced with a 1/2X and he 3/4" replaced with a Y for thickness.

Any thoughts on how I might do this?   
Gallery / Re: REDsdk exterior scene - Pabellon Barcelona
« Last post by Darrel Durose on Today at 06:55:15 AM »
Well, that is annoying.  The entire purpose of a GPU is to get better results, faster, not worse results, slower.  What was RedWay thinking?


It is early days for GPU with RedSDK but with each build they are improving the performance and options available. Many render engines that offer both GPU and CPU render options have quality differences as they handle approximations, materials and lighting differently...
With Majo's drawing the materials that have high glossiness for realistic values, which if the GPU cannot perform the roughness approximation, then the materials become to reflective as one example.
All these things could be improved by adjusting the render settings, setting up the render manager to preview the material using the GPU etc but it currently depends on what your priorities are speed vs quality results.

General Discussion / Re: Match Properties
« Last post by alanhhhhh on Today at 06:41:12 AM »
Thanks to both
General Discussion / Re: Moving Objects in Paperspace
« Last post by Darryl W on Today at 04:36:10 AM »
Jeff n murray never tried either in paperspace but that sounds good. Thanks.
General Discussion / Re: Moving Objects in Paperspace
« Last post by murray dickinson on Today at 03:46:33 AM »
Transform tools give full movement in paperspace without having to manipulate anything. 
General Discussion / Re: Workspace
« Last post by Torfinn on Today at 02:20:45 AM »
You could do something like John R have, all the tools in different Groups in a Palette

General Discussion / Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
« Last post by Darryl W on Today at 02:16:27 AM »
with item 6:
A integrity check of TurboCAD file(s) / drawings to verify no problems are lurking within.
General Discussion / Re: Suggestions for TC2019?
« Last post by Torfinn on Today at 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 ;);)

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