Maybe I am asking the wrong question, maybe I should ask, "How do I start my drawings to be able to ether view or convert them to 3D drawings or models. I am fairly new to turbo cad. I did learn quite a lot already but this 3D stuff still beats me. The reason why I bought turbo cad is because of the why they advertise it on the box, and according to that you can almost become a pilot with this paogram, you just need a license.
Louis, if you're asking how to convert an old-fashioned 3-view 2-dimensional drawing into a 3D model, it really can't be done -- not even if the drawing was made in TurboCAD. If you need a 3D model, you must create 3D objects. Many kinds of 3D objects, however, are made by extruding, or lofting, or revolving 2D profiles
. Other 3D objects, called primitives
, can be created directly with the appropriate tools. These include spheres, cones, cylinders, boxes, and more.
The Architectural tools let you create walls and roofs and to add doors and windows. These tools are unique in that you can create 3D objects with them, but the result looks exactly like a traditional 2D drawing when seen in Plan view.
Finally, there are ways to modify and/or combine individual 3D objects to make more complex models.
To learn more about creating 3D objects, I'd suggest that you start by experimenting with the primitives. Then read the Help about extruding, revolving, and lofting. And, as you work with any tool, remember to watch the instructions which appear at the lower left of your screen.