This is somewhat of a return to the forums after a ~6 year hiatus. I'm Ben, I've been an employee at Dakatec since 1996. Some of you may remember us from the Beta forums some years back. We stayed with Tcad up to v14 and hit a standstill since we were having too many issues past v11.1... which we currently use. Yep, we're behind a bit. haha
For those that don't know or remember us - Dakatec is an illustration firm who specializes in black and white line art drawings for inventors. We draw vector illustrations of inventions that are filed along with the patent applications. We had really close ties to TurboCAD/IMSI from v2 up until v14. The focus of the program moved to 3d (understandably so) and left some of the issues we found/had with 2d largely unresolved... it's 2d, who uses that for serious or extensive work besides us? Right? haha
I'm running through v19 Deluxe and testing it as a potential upgrade for the office and I am impressed so far. It seems to run lighter and faster in some ways, even on my clunky XP box here at the office.
It's nice to be able to join in the fun again, play with features and breaking them and reporting so we can help TurboCAD maintain its awesomeness. I'll have to find a copy of Pro Platinum for home use. I build motorcycles in my spare time and design parts, it looks like v19PP can handle organic shapes now.... that'll be fun for designing tanks and fenders.