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Turbocad Versus Turbofloor Plan
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* April 06, 2012, 06:27:28 PM
Having drawn houses using both TC pro and FP 16 I am now convinced that Turbocad is simpler & easier to use & produces a better product. I know that Jack will not agree with me or other turbofloor plan specialists. The big advantage drawing with TC is that the elevations are simply produced from the 3d drawing as well as the working drawings. Do other uses share my sediments. Attached drawing shows a house produced in approx 2 hours.

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Robert Burgess. Using Platinum 21 - Windows 7
Australia


April 07, 2012, 07:59:08 PM
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Hi Bob,

Yes, I share your "sediments" ;D
I've used both pieces of software and I find TC easier and so much more versatile.
Nice pic....just noticed you're a fellow Aussie...I thought the house design looked "familiar" (22.5 degree roof pitch...)
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie...

Gaz
« Last Edit: April 07, 2012, 08:01:29 PM by The CAD man »

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The CAD man
Garry Wilson
Crips-CAD Creations
TC version 20 Pro Platinum + Animation Lab


* April 08, 2012, 08:03:08 AM
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Start in TFPlan at 9:27
Finish Exterior of Model at 9:50
Adjust materials , finish render 9:59

Post

Yes, I like TFPlan  :)

Be right back, estimated time 25 min.

Jack


* April 08, 2012, 08:48:55 AM
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Exported dxf Elevations from TFPLAN to TCAD Template... cleaned up 'some' lines.

Added a few dims and text.( Working Drawings do require some clean up and additional notes but all shown in the attached pdf as far as model elevations are directly from TFPlan , even hatch patterns. )


Printed from Paperspace to PDF.... took a tad bit longer than expected ...


Training Videos and Template here:

http://3dhousedesigns.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32&Itemid=27  

Jack
« Last Edit: April 08, 2012, 08:51:10 AM by Jack Zimmer »

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* April 08, 2012, 04:23:43 PM
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Jack, nice work. The 2 hours included the plan and elevations, as attached. The elevations had to be slightly modified which took about 20 minutes. Jack, the thing that bugs me with Turbofloor Plan is aligning elements in the drawing, TC,s construction lines make it so much easier and accurate, and the snaps are far superior.

Gaz, yep a fellow aussie, living on the North Coast near Coffs Harbour. where do you live? It was good to know that you prefer TC as well. When I posted this thread I was wondering how many other draftsman / architects used TC in preference to FP.

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Robert Burgess. Using Platinum 21 - Windows 7
Australia


* April 08, 2012, 06:18:38 PM
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the thing that bugs me with Turbofloor Plan is aligning elements in the drawing, TC,s construction lines make it so much easier and accurate

Hi Bob,

Snap Track activates when you have Object snap 'On'. With Ortho or Angle Snap on you can control Snap Track. Or just use the line tool as a Construction line.

 There are things that TCAD does better and others that TFPlan does better.

Even though I use the full Envisioneer program with Working Drawings built in, I find the number of changes that occur in any project is better handled in TFPlan. Move a wall and floors automatically up date as do ceilings and roofs. Change the 1st floor ceiling height from 8' to 9' (or reverse) in Building Locations and other floors adjust elevation. And TCAD can't touch TFPlan's roof tool.

Bottom line is what ever works for you , go for it.

Jack
« Last Edit: April 08, 2012, 08:34:23 PM by Jack Zimmer »

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April 08, 2012, 10:19:35 PM
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Hey Bob,

I'm a draftsman in Adelaide, and although the industry here uses (insert another rival company name here) software, I often use TC, then save in a format that the other program can open, for final presentation.  I find TC a lot more powerful, faater and easier and versatile to use.

Had a peek at your website...nice work.

Gaz

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The CAD man
Garry Wilson
Crips-CAD Creations
TC version 20 Pro Platinum + Animation Lab