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TurboCAD 2021 New Features Suggestions required
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* May 20, 2020, 07:41:57 PM
#50
Please..fix the clock so it only works when the program is in use.

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DonCW
2017 Pro with Light Works Plug in
2018 Platinum
2020 Platinum

Windows 10
There's so much to learn and not much time left to learn it.


May 20, 2020, 11:40:09 PM
#51
From DonCW: Please..fix the clock so it only works when the program is in use.

Agree, so when its not the active drawing then stop the clock counter.

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Daz
TCW V21, 2015-2020 PP, Animation Lab V5.2 & Redsdk enabled, LightWorks rendering mostly.


May 21, 2020, 01:49:08 AM
#52
Please..fix the clock so it only works when the program is in use.

Oh, yes, please.  Some of my workload is hourly and it would be so much better for me if the clock only advanced when the TurboCAD program window is active and the screen blanker is not. (also include the blank times between being active if they are less than a couple minutes; this assumes I am getting information to be used in the drawing)


Jeff

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May 21, 2020, 02:44:23 AM
#53
Add an option under Edit/Undo, to allow a user to select a preferred item to undo (those that were still possible).
This would help remove the many tedious steps, sometimes needed at the moment.
I believe it was Andy H whom posted this idea recently.

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You can design without engineering, but you cannot engineer without design.
Using Win 10 with Designer 2017-2020 and TurboCAD Pro. Plat. 2018-2020 + Lightworks (64-bit versions) + AnimationLab 5.2.
Windows 10 Pro (1909) 64-bit


* May 21, 2020, 05:45:04 AM
#54
I often Fillet too early in the design process and, when modifications are needed, I don't have an earlier version to swap in that doesn't require a lot of changes.  So, I'd like to be able to delete Fillets (with no ACIS History available) with greater freedom than is currently possible.

In the attached images, I had to remove a portion of a buttress to allow insertion of another part during packaging and I was unable to get rid of the filleting.


Jeff

Did you try facet editor, Jeff?  That's what it's for. 

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May 21, 2020, 01:59:57 PM
#55
Did you try facet editor, Jeff?  That's what it's for.

I edit facets frequently, but that approach doesn't always work.  I demonstrated that here: https://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,26974.msg157730.html#msg157730


Jeff

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* May 21, 2020, 05:12:07 PM
#56
Some versions of TC Mac and PunchCAD have an untrim tool, found in higher-end programs too, which exposes underlying surfaces without holes or edge trim curves.  They have solid defeaturing tools as well, similar in action to facet editor; they untrim, but with logical reference to adjacent faces as well as the primary face.  It can be useful to convert a solid to surfaces and untrim them to diagnose these sorts of issues.     

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* May 23, 2020, 02:08:36 PM
#57
Add a "Select by" button/icon to the Blocks palette: If the user selects a Block in the palette and clicks the "Select by" button, all copies of that Block in the drawing will be selected. (Alternatively, provide a "Select by" option in the Local Menu--just as one can select everything in a designated Layer in the Design Director palette.)

Henry H

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May 23, 2020, 03:22:55 PM
#58
Add a "Select by" button/icon to the Blocks palette: If the user selects a Block in the palette and clicks the "Select by" button, all copies of that Block in the drawing will be selected. (Alternatively, provide a "Select by" option in the Local Menu--just as one can select everything in a designated Layer in the Design Director palette.)

Henry H

I concur.  Right now, I am using the Select_By/Attribute feature*; being able to do what Henry suggested has always made sense to me.
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In the Blocks Palette, I double-click on the Block to bring up it's Name/Description editing mini-box; I go into the name field and do a CTRL+A (or just drag over to highlight/select), CTRL+C (or right-click for the Copy command); then in Select_By/Attribute, I CTRL+V (or right-click for the Paste command).

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* May 24, 2020, 06:08:11 PM
#59
I'd like to see TC Plat licensing return to the flexible license that was applied up until around 2015, that it be able to be installed on multiple PCs but only one install be used at any time, or to have that available as a licensing option over the current standard license.   I use a number of different PCs that I use in different contexts, and the older license format was great for that.  Is there any evidence that that license was abused or that the change has been financially advantageous to IMSI to outweigh possible loss of goodwill?

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* May 25, 2020, 09:07:32 AM
#60
I agree with Murray, I have a computer in my home, a computer in my shop and a laptop that I take to the museum (Restoration). The select "Undo" and a Untrim tool are something I would be interested in.

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* May 25, 2020, 10:28:18 AM
#61
I'd like to see TC Plat licensing return to the flexible license that was applied up until around 2015, that it be able to be installed on multiple PCs but only one install be used at any time, or to have that available as a licensing option over the current standard license.   I use a number of different PCs that I use in different contexts, and the older license format was great for that.  Is there any evidence that that license was abused or that the change has been financially advantageous to IMSI to outweigh possible loss of goodwill?

I agree with Murray.

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DonCW
2017 Pro with Light Works Plug in
2018 Platinum
2020 Platinum

Windows 10
There's so much to learn and not much time left to learn it.


May 25, 2020, 02:11:35 PM
#62
I'd like to see TC Plat licensing return to the flexible license that was applied up until around 2015, that it be able to be installed on multiple PCs but only one install be used at any time...

I'd like this, too.  I occasionally have to do work off-site and my primary system is not what anyone would call portable, so multiple temporary installations would be useful.


Jeff

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May 25, 2020, 02:21:12 PM
#63
I'd like to see TC Plat licensing return to the flexible license that was applied up until around 2015, that it be able to be installed on multiple PCs but only one install be used at any time, or to have that available as a licensing option over the current standard license.   I use a number of different PCs that I use in different contexts, and the older license format was great for that.  Is there any evidence that that license was abused or that the change has been financially advantageous to IMSI to outweigh possible loss of goodwill?

The 3D/2D design/drafting program that the pool design/construction company I used to work for used-- Pool Studio by Structure Studios-- was very strict about their licensing.  Here's what they incorporated:

Before signing off of your session, you "Transfer" the license.  When you get to your other computer, you "re-register" using that new computer.  Pretty useful.  And seemed fair and ethical.
See below.
(Structure Studios; Pool Studio; Transfer License)
« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 02:22:53 PM by Alvin Gregorio »

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* May 25, 2020, 02:52:03 PM
#64
Smooth edges and Normals for all Turbocad surface objects.
I’ve been working with TurboCad and SketchUp for many moons. Turbocad and SketchUp work well with each other and there have been many improvements over the years.
SketchUp has a “Smooth normal” and Soften coplanar” tool that does a great job for smoothing surfaces. I know Blender does as well.
Currently in TurboCad we have a “Smooth’ option for surface objects but it’s limited to specific objects.
It would be great if TurboCad could update the “Smooth” option so it works on all types of surface objects. Currently in TC we need to go through a whole trial and error process to smooth surface objects and the "Smesh' objects are resource Hogs ;D
See attached images > it’s quite obvious which spheres have been “Smoothed” in SketchUp.
I created the drawing in Turbocad and exported in SketchUP format and rendered in SketchUp.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 03:00:56 PM by Dean »

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