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Suggestions for TC2019?
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* July 20, 2018, 04:58:23 PM
#50
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

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* July 21, 2018, 10:18:30 PM
#51
From author Peter-H
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  • 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.
    Tab into an Inspector Bar field, then “F2” to enable the Calculator palette. Do your calculations, then Enter to place the calculation in the Inspector Bar field. If calculating several fields, I would use “Ctrl+L” to lock the completed fields.

  • When working in 3D, show which view is selected.
    Look at the end of the drawing name at the top of the drawing. If you are in any standard view, that view name will be displayed. If you Examine or twist the view, no name is shown. Or are you looking for "Named Views" to be displayed?

  • 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.
    Go to “Options / Preferences” and turn off the “Use choice…” option.

  • When filleting a box that is surrounded by other boxes, why are you asked which box has the second edge? More pointless time-wasting.
    See “Use Choice”. Maybe this will fix the problem.

  • 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.
    Use the Dynamic Zoom feature; usually you hold the “Ctrl” key and press the mouse wheel and drag in toward or away from the drawing center area. It should be a smooth zoom movement.

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* July 25, 2018, 01:05:12 PM
#52
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.

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July 25, 2018, 11:37:06 PM
#53
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

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July 26, 2018, 05:44:03 PM
#54
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


* July 26, 2018, 09:05:12 PM
#55
I agree

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Nikki
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July 27, 2018, 02:55:41 AM
#56
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

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July 27, 2018, 02:59:34 AM
#57
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

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July 27, 2018, 03:05:38 AM
#58
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

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* August 09, 2018, 03:55:56 PM
#59
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
« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 06:09:34 PM by Kevin Taylor »

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* August 13, 2018, 02:34:02 PM
#60
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. 

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* August 13, 2018, 08:03:39 PM
#61
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

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October 05, 2018, 09:20:16 AM
#62
Whish LUMION can render TC Pro 2019 file.

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October 06, 2018, 02:58:03 AM
#63
... 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

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October 06, 2018, 04:31:08 AM
#64
Why is zooming in and out stepped rather than smooth?

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


Jeff

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* October 10, 2018, 12:15:56 PM
#65
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

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* October 10, 2018, 08:39:33 PM
#66
does this happen with all short cuts or just the forward slash?

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* October 11, 2018, 02:22:54 AM
#67
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

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* October 11, 2018, 07:03:35 AM
#68
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. 

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* October 11, 2018, 08:55:55 AM
#69
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

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* October 11, 2018, 11:52:34 AM
#70
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.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 11:57:32 AM by John R »

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October 12, 2018, 03:55:16 AM
#71
How to convert TC file to revit file?

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October 12, 2018, 04:11:44 AM
#72
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

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October 12, 2018, 09:08:47 AM
#73
Maybe through dxf i don't know. I asked about lumion too,

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* October 12, 2018, 09:42:09 AM
#74
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.

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October 12, 2018, 09:58:35 AM
#75
They have to add this festure to TC pro, it's my suggestion

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* October 12, 2018, 08:33:00 PM
#76
 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.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 10:50:09 PM by nikkipollard »

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* October 13, 2018, 10:31:49 AM
#77
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!
 
« Last Edit: October 13, 2018, 11:00:47 AM by fishlikehell »

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* October 13, 2018, 09:32:52 PM
#78
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.

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Nikki
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* October 17, 2018, 12:09:59 PM
#79
Node operations in 3D polylines, as 2D polylines. Split, join, etc.

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

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* October 17, 2018, 12:16:04 PM
#80
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?

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* October 17, 2018, 03:08:48 PM
#81
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.

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* October 17, 2018, 09:09:14 PM
#82
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.

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* Today at 01:48:44 AM
#83
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.

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