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* February 04, 2010, 12:04:27 PM
Hello.  This is my very first "post" on any message board, so I hope I do it correctly;

I have what I think may be the first version of Turbocad.  It's entitled TurboCAD Designer v1 for Windows.  I had to buy a new machine because my old one's motherboard died.  Hard drive still works and I can access it.  All of my drawings are still on it.  But I cannot install the software on my Windows 7 machine.  Any drivers or workarounds out there?

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* February 04, 2010, 01:15:15 PM
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I have what I think may be the first version of Turbocad.  It's entitled TurboCAD Designer v1 for Windows.  I had to buy a new machine because my old one's motherboard died.  Hard drive still works and I can access it.  All of my drawings are still on it.  But I cannot install the software on my Windows 7 machine.  Any drivers or workarounds out there?

Ok, so tech support says my first step is to obtain TurboCAD Designer v2.  Can anyone help me out there?  Thanks!

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* February 04, 2010, 01:28:08 PM
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Ok, so tech support says my first step is to obtain TurboCAD Designer v2.  Can anyone help me out there?  Thanks!

You might find one on eBay. They go cheap.

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February 04, 2010, 01:31:17 PM
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Why V2?  TurboCAD Designer V16 can be had for $40 from IMSI and less on eBay.

Is it because only V2 can load a V1 file?

Jeff

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* February 04, 2010, 01:38:12 PM
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Jeff - yes, that's what they tell me.

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* February 04, 2010, 02:06:52 PM
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Thank you for your help Jeff.

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* February 04, 2010, 02:50:56 PM
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re: Version 2

Version 2 used to be available from IMSI/Design, but they finally stopped support on the very old app's. You can unzip this and run the "Setup.exe" file. Whether it will install into Windows 7 is another question. If it does work, open copies of your files and Save them in V2. If the saved copies work OK in V16 (or whatever newer version you have), then you can convert the rest.

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* November 09, 2013, 11:34:54 PM
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Thanks for the help - I had a complete computer meltdown and am just recovering files that are essential.

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* August 16, 2015, 07:31:22 PM
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Conversion of .TCD files:

You will require Windows version TCad 3.01. It is free to download (3.8 MB) The password is 'box'.

Install and open any version of TurboCAD you have available, v12.5 Pro or v15 or v19 etc. Anything for which you have a key.
Install v3.01 for Windows in a shell in Windows 10 configured to 32 bit OS with a processor below 133 MHZ or on a 32 bit version of Windows on an old computer. Use the last option if you have no idea how to create a shell for running legacy programs in W10.

TurboCAD 3.01 for Windows will probably not open any files. It will run, but you cannot open or save files. Locate the executable file and close the program.

Open Explorer and locate the xxx.TCD you want to recover.
Right click and select Open With... and point to the v3.01 executable (not the installation disk/file!)
It will start v3.01 with the file open. It cannot do much, however.  If you try to save it as a TCW it will crash.
Press CTRL+A to Select All.
Press CRTL+C to Copy all

Press Alt+TAB to go to the other TCad version you already have running. Press CTRL+V to paste the entire drawing.
Save as you need it.

If you are using an old version like 12.5 save it as a DXF or DWG. Then it can be opened by anything.

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