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TurboViewer for iPad
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* June 08, 2011, 10:34:40 PM
It looks like IMSI/Design has a useful app for the iPad; TurboViewer. It's free. ;D

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John R.

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June 09, 2011, 02:12:54 AM
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I hope this means that they are going to release a veiwer for pc's as this is what I could use more.

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* June 09, 2011, 12:53:00 PM
#2
This is fantastic !  Though I had hoped it literally made viewable .TCW files,  DWG and DXF can work out also.   Thank you for posting this.  - Al

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* June 09, 2011, 07:59:52 PM
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I don't see any tools other than the originals that where initial version of the viewer. For now AC version have to work :-\


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* June 16, 2011, 08:35:41 AM
#4


In addition to iPad, TurboViewer is now available on iPhone, iPod Touch.  Android version coming soon.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turboviewer/id440584381?mt=8

Thanks.

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February 18, 2012, 04:39:48 AM
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Android version coming soon
Is there a chance to have a TurboViewer on Symbian?

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February 18, 2012, 09:17:55 AM
#6
TurboViewer Android version is here, check announcements from IMSI/Design: http://imsidesign.com/Company/InTheNews/tabid/365/Default.aspx

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Best regards,
Lars
www.lm-illustration.dk

(TurboCAD PRO PLATINUM v2018 64bit)


* March 18, 2012, 03:55:46 PM
#7
I bought a 7" tablet from China.  It's not a phone, wifi only, but an IPS screen (wide view angle, like iPad's) and latest and greatest Android 4, HDMI output too, and once my son-in-law and I had managed workarounds to get Google's market (now called "Play") on it, got Turboviewer Pro.  I quite like 3D pdf to show stuff to customers, but neither Android nor iOS do 3D pdf, and not too many retail-level CAD produce 'em.  I considered Flash, but iOS doesn't do it, Android is hit and miss, depending on version, and Adobe is saying that Android 4 is Flash-for-mobile's Last Stand. Autodesk's got an impressive publisher/viewer/animator for Inventor, but, honestly, $5K?  Dwg, OTOH, is near universal.  For the price point and performance, Turboviewer's right on the mark.  I think the view styles are more pleasing to the eye for standard files than those that Acrobat reader does for .pdf, and the combinations of layer switches, renders, edge definitions, x-ray (transparency), lighting and views hit the sweet spots.  IMO, price is very reasonable.  The only time performance is a little sluggish, even on this single CPU-with-GPU 1GHz ARM 8, is loading rendering, the provided "reductor assembly" file taking about 20 secs to load the render, but after that, there's no hesitation in swinging it about.  The only hiccup that I can see is that some fillet surfaces disappear/become transparent in rendered views without 2-sided lighting.  Pretty impressive, IMSI/Design.  
« Last Edit: March 18, 2012, 06:10:06 PM by murray dickinson »

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March 18, 2012, 07:32:30 PM
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I got the Pro version for my Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android Phone) and it works great. Pulling up plans or models in the field is a handy feature. Panning, zooming and orbiting are all pretty smooth on this device (1.2GHz). I suppose that can be more file specific than device specific though. All in all, nice work IMSI/Design! Adding Dropbox to the mix makes it even more useful.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2012, 07:39:25 PM by Brad Easterday »

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BradE [ dean3Design ]
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March 08, 2013, 10:46:22 AM
#9
I guess I'll revive this post..... Just bought a new Ipad retina for the biz, and was wanting to have a Tcad viewer to show presentations to my vendors.. anything new out their you folks know of?

Aram ;D

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March 08, 2013, 11:30:46 AM
#10
Many of our IOS products can open up TCW files and they all can open up DWG.  For more info visit http://www.turboapps.com/ or for demos check out our youtube Chanel.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF263374BEE24A768

Oh and if you don't have a tablet all of our Android apps can be run on your Windows or Mac PC under Bluestacks.

http://www.bluestacks.com/



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* March 08, 2013, 05:53:12 PM
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After deliberation and trial, the ultimate Turboviewer is an 8" tablet that runs Pro Plat.  With USB or two, SD slot, and HDMI.

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May 06, 2013, 12:19:42 AM
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Does Turbocad viewer open .tcw files or just .DWG/dxf ?

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Nick
(United Kingdom)
TurboCAD 20 Pro Platinum.
Windows 7 64 bit.


* May 06, 2013, 12:54:13 AM
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re: Does TurboCAD viewer open .tcw files or just .DWG/DXF?

See Opening 20+ Supported CAD File Formats in the on-line Help.

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John R.

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May 06, 2013, 01:49:31 AM
#14
Just downloaded both the free version first, then the pro version which I had to pay for. When I try opening a .TCW file I just get a blank page with nothing on it. I'm using it on my Google Nexus 7.  :-\

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Nick
(United Kingdom)
TurboCAD 20 Pro Platinum.
Windows 7 64 bit.


* May 06, 2013, 04:03:05 AM
#15
None of the Turboapps do TCW natively, Nick, not even the iOS versions or the primo Turbosite.  They tout it for Turboreview for iPad, but as I understand it, they do cloud conversion to dwg/dxf on their server.   

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May 06, 2013, 04:17:37 AM
#16
Yes I thought that Murray. I thought it was going to convert the TCW file but it does nothing.It just shows a blanki screen. It seems to be about much use as a chocolate fire guard :-)

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Nick
(United Kingdom)
TurboCAD 20 Pro Platinum.
Windows 7 64 bit.


* May 06, 2013, 04:50:52 AM
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The dwg/dxf thing  is a tacit tip of the hat to the universality of AutoCAD's format, but I think that it shows the features that you want to show off with phone or tablet pretty well, and the navigation's better than TC's walk through tools on a tablet.

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* May 06, 2013, 05:34:58 AM
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Just downloaded both the free version first, then the pro version which I had to pay for. When I try opening a .TCW file I just get a blank page with nothing on it. I'm using it on my Google Nexus 7.  :-\

Nick,
Check your view style settings.

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May 06, 2013, 08:40:27 AM
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I tried the view settings but it didn't make any difference. I looked in the help files and it says it will go online and convert the TCW file online but it doesn't do anything  :(

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Nick
(United Kingdom)
TurboCAD 20 Pro Platinum.
Windows 7 64 bit.


* May 06, 2013, 09:26:12 AM
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I tried the view settings but it didn't make any difference. I looked in the help files and it says it will go online and convert the TCW file online but it doesn't do anything  :(

Is your device connected to the internet?
I use turbo viewer pro and turbo review all the time and have never  experienced what you are describing, aside from the apps view settings.

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May 06, 2013, 01:09:19 PM
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Yes, at the time I was connected via the Internet at the pub!

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Nick
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TurboCAD 20 Pro Platinum.
Windows 7 64 bit.


* May 06, 2013, 01:41:43 PM
#22
Yes, at the time I was connected via the Internet at the pub!

Well, :) I guess if I am ever in the united kingdom I'll stop by the pub and see if my turbo viewer app works. >

 Have you experimented with all the different visual styles and background colors ?  Under visual styles if gray scale is on check your edge factor setting. 

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May 06, 2013, 11:10:09 PM
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Hi Dean, yes you should. A nice pub in Cambridge called The Eagle  ;D. I'll try those things you suggest but I will also try it with another file to see if it's a corrupt file problem. What make of tablet do you use it with?

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Nick
(United Kingdom)
TurboCAD 20 Pro Platinum.
Windows 7 64 bit.


* May 07, 2013, 04:40:09 AM
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Hi Dean, yes you should. A nice pub in Cambridge called The Eagle  ;D. I'll try those things you suggest but I will also try it with another file to see if it's a corrupt file problem. What make of tablet do you use it with?

Hi Nick,
 I use  Turbo review and turbo view pro on  A Ipad  > ios 5.1 and turbo view pro on  a I phone 4.  As I said before they both work great for conveying information. 
The visual styles don’t have a default setting, meaning when you open a new file in the app the visual style is set at the last one used prior to closing the app.

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May 07, 2013, 06:42:01 AM
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Well, I've tried this software on both a 7" Google Nexus running Android and a Sony Tablet running Android. The Sony will open a DWG file but not the TCW. The Google Nexus will not open either. Just sits with a blank screen  >:(

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Nick
(United Kingdom)
TurboCAD 20 Pro Platinum.
Windows 7 64 bit.


* May 07, 2013, 08:20:31 AM
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Well, I've tried this software on both a 7" Google Nexus running Android and a Sony Tablet running Android. The Sony will open a DWG file but not the TCW. The Google Nexus will not open either. Just sits with a blank screen  >:(

Nick,
Can you post the .tcw file you are having the problem with and I'll see how it works with my setup.
I don't know anything about the turbo view apps compatibility with the nexus and sony tablet.

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May 07, 2013, 08:29:32 AM
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Here it is:

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Nick
(United Kingdom)
TurboCAD 20 Pro Platinum.
Windows 7 64 bit.


* May 07, 2013, 09:09:32 AM
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Nick,
Though I am not in the  :)Eagle Pub the tcw file was converted in about 10 secs and opened from my email inbox in Turbo view pro and turbo review on my ipad. It also opened in turbo view pro on my iphone4, looks great! I can activate all the different views . layers  and layouts you created too… I don’t know what else to tell ya. maybe try imsi support.

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May 07, 2013, 10:08:39 AM
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OK Dean, thanks for trying. Go and try it in your local pub. Much more fun  ;)
I'll give it a try when I've got some more time!

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Nick
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TurboCAD 20 Pro Platinum.
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