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What is the best TurboCAD version
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* December 22, 2017, 01:12:17 AM
What is the best 64bit TurboCad version by IMSI?

TCW V21, 2016-2018 PP, Animation Lab V5, TurboPDF V2-V3 & LightWorks Rendering Engine mostly.

* December 22, 2017, 01:47:21 AM
2017 in my opinion


V18, V19, V20, V21, 2015/ 16/ 17/ 18 Pro. Platinum
Deluxe V20, V21, 2015/ 16/ 17
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Home Premium 64 bit, 32 GB
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780m, 1 GB

* December 22, 2017, 03:05:31 AM
v21 (in my view)

## Edited ## I should have added - my reasons are biased because I use AnimationLab and don't I use Lightworks in subsequent versions - in v21 everything worked, it wasn't perfect but it worked consistently,     I like the active drawing area which is now available, but it broke AnimationLab, indeed each time new things are added to TC, something else breaks.

I'm also biased because I don't use Architectural tools so many may find the improvements of great benefit, I've no use for them, same with point clouds.   so my reply is obviously based on which one in recent times gets my vote on stability and what works / doesn't work. ## End Edit ##         
« Last Edit: December 22, 2017, 04:32:36 PM by Andy H »


December 22, 2017, 04:20:11 AM

December 22, 2017, 05:02:21 AM
There is no definitive answer, IMHO.

It depends so much on your needs, ability and bank balance.
For instance, Designer is a brilliant, cost-effective 2-D program, which may satisfy many purchasers.

Platinum Pro has all the bells and whistles, but comes with higher learning and financial costs.
Every version, whether 64-bit or not, can have issues for some, but not others.

It's a bit like answering "how long is a piece of string?"

Just my two cents.  :)

Regards Tim

You can design without engineering, but you cannot engineer without design.
Using Win 10 with Designer 2017 and TurboCAD Pro. Plat. 2016/2017/2018 + Lightworks (64-bit versions) + AnimationLab.

* December 22, 2017, 09:59:22 AM
I have to agree with Tim; it depends.

I like Version 21 on my old machine, but not so much in Windows 10; especially when I was running at native 4K resolution (3840×2160). The one ‘good thing’ with 21, it came with LightWorks.

I also like Version 24 (TurboCAD 2017). More new or improved tools. I like the new way of editing Materials. I can tweak materials in individual drawings without changing the ‘master’ material or make a newer material. The 4K options are okay for a single screen, but doesn't make it with multiple monitors. I had to dumb down my monitors to 1920×1080 in order to use 2017 (which helped to make V21 easier to work with).

I like Designer, except for the fact that it doesn't have the Isoplane Grid tools that they put in Platinum through Deluxe. The one edition that could benefit from these 2D tools and they put them in all their 3D programs; DUMB.

John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2019
Designer, Deluxe, (Professional, Expert, Basic), Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro (1803), 64-bit

* December 22, 2017, 06:57:14 PM
My personal preference is 2017 Platinum for all the reasons that have been mentioned and that its the most stable version ever.

Hope this doesnt get the ire of the moderator but is some willing to sell V21 pro platinum ( the license keys ) to me?

TCW V21, 2016-2018 PP, Animation Lab V5, TurboPDF V2-V3 & LightWorks Rendering Engine mostly.