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General Discussion / Re: slow disk access
« Last post by lcemoore on December 18, 2018, 12:17:47 PM »
I completely understand why graphic manipulation software is slow to load, but I was surprised when deleting the history cache made a difference in application startup time. It's almost like it builds the history graphics data twice, at program start and again when opening the dialogs.  Just saying, but thanks for the reply.
Problems / Re: problem with the woodworking create layout tool
« Last post by Elmo on December 18, 2018, 09:02:54 AM »
I am having a problem with the Woodworking Tool. I click on Tools>Woodworking>Layout and complete all the required entries to Create Layout and Finish. The help for this feature says that I should "Click in the drawing to bring in the board layout." I click on the drawing and nothing happens. Nothing shows up in drafting. Where do I get the board layout? I am using TurboCAD Pro 21.
3D Printing and TurboCAD / Need someone who has a 3D printer
« Last post by Ken Simmons on December 18, 2018, 08:39:06 AM »
Hi guy's, I have 3D data for two brackets for a Commodore C64C computer. These brackets allow a Ultimate64 board to be mounted inside a C-64C. I will pay you for the material and time and the cost of shipping to Calif. I can email the files (readme, stl files and photo's.) In the Readme doc. has the following info.:
# Print Settings
Printer Brand: XYZprinting
Printer: da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro
Rafts: Yes
Supports: Yes
Resolution: 0.2
Infill: 30%
Using 0.2 at 30% seems rigid enough for me.

Ultimate64 Keyboard Mounting Brackets by crashmeplease is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
FAQs / Re: Distance dimension is grayed out it doesn't work
« Last post by Andy H on December 18, 2018, 06:33:03 AM »
One thing I have wondered is.  why does the tool not create any constraint markers (Block marks), if the objects do not already contain markers.  These are normally a visual indication that two objects are constrained together.
General Discussion / Re: Deluxe vs Expert
« Last post by Jeffin90620 on December 18, 2018, 06:16:21 AM »
The comparison chart doesn't list every command that Expert adds over Deluxe, so it is not as helpful as one would want.

I don't know what you do with CAD, so it is difficult to recommend anything, but it has been my attitude that I appreciate the advantages long after I have forgotten the cost.

Perhaps if you described what you are doing and what you might like to see improved, then people could advise you better.

FAQs / Distance dimension is grayed out it doesn't work
« Last post by Shumaila Hassan IMSI on December 18, 2018, 06:11:07 AM »
1-Draw a single line and enable parallel line.
2-Click on line to create a parallel line.
3-Go to dimension and see "Distance" dimension is greyed out it doesn't work.

Distance tool is active if switch on "Modes\Auto add constraints" options.
Tool uses constraint manager
General Discussion / Re: slow disk access
« Last post by Jeffin90620 on December 18, 2018, 06:08:30 AM »
Something you could try.  When the open dialog finally arrives, at the top of the left pane is a drop down box for history, drawings, templates, custom.  Is your set to History.  If so, use the vertical slider in the left pane to count how many history items it looks for, the default I think is 20, but can be set as desired by right clicking in the pane, and choosing Define history length.  too high a value could slow things down.

My default was 50.  I changed it to 3 and the time it took to get to the New Drawing popup was reduced by some 7-10 seconds (now at 30 seconds).

Based on my understanding, the cause of this delay is the fact that TurboCAD is written to reference DLLs (Dynamic Linked Libraries) to bring up the various program functions.  There are literally thousands of DLLs (2,236, in my installation) in the Program64 folder and only one processor core loads everything while booting.

I don't know how many of the 2,236 DLLs are loaded to get to the New Drawing popup, but I do know that running everything through one processor core and loading many, many different files is not going to be fast (even with the NVMe M.2 memory card I use as my boot device).  My LabVIEW program takes about the same amount of time to load.

FAQs / Wall with zero height displays Height=0.00001 in Schedule
« Last post by Shumaila Hassan IMSI on December 18, 2018, 06:02:53 AM »
1-Open attached "Wall_Sched.TCW" file.
2-Go to Options,Space Units and Set Precision=5 and click ok.
3-Open Architecture,Schedule,Add Object to Schedule.
4-Select the Schedule then select the Wall.
5-Select finish from local menu.
6-The Wall with zero height displays Height=0.00001 in the Schedule.

The library which we use to work with the ADT object. (wall, window, ..) does not allow you to create a wall with a height of == 0, height must be > 0. When we show the height of 0, in fact it is a 0.00001.
1) File/New/New from Scratch
2) Options/Background Color. Set blue Background Color and press OK
3) View/Camera/Properties. Set Draft Rendering=ON, Rendering Type=Redsdk and press OK
4) In Luminances Palette, select "Fluoresc Architec AV" category -> select any Luminance (e.g. "2AV 2 CF40 MDL Warm")
5) Local Menu/Set Luminance.
White box appears in the point (0,0)

The issue exists for "Fluoresc Architec AV" Luminances only.

RedSDK's luminance "2AV 2 CF40 MDL Warm" contains 'Rectangular Physical light'
see https://turbocaddoc.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/TC2016UG/pages/43811367/Editing+RedSDK+Luminances

To avoid "white rectangle" one can set off option "Visible geometry"
1) Select File/Open. Select the file "Draw_w_cut.tcw" and open it in Redsdk mode.
2) Right click in drawing area and launch Draft Redsdk Render from the pop up. It works fine.
3) Right click in drawing area and launch Quality and Advanced Redsdk render one by one from the pop up.
There is Cutting Plane only. Rest of the drawing disappears.

Currently the cutting plane functionality is fully working only in RedSDK Draft mode. In other RedSDK modes and in GDI Wireframe only the cutting plane graphic can be shown, but the real cutting is absent.
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