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TurboCAD Deluxe 17 Newbie wanting to learn
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* May 16, 2010, 03:03:09 PM
Hello.

Can anyone recommend a book or repository for learning TurboCAD? I have purchased TurboCAD Deluxe 17 and watched through a downloaded copy of the tutorial video and started reading the help text. However all this explains the "how" and none of the "why".

As a one-man business I need to get productive very quickly. My interest is in light engineering and sheet metal. I wish to learn how to create simple engineering drawings and how to use TurboCAD for creating 3D models for design work.

Any help is much appreciated.

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* May 16, 2010, 04:07:46 PM
#1
Hello.

Can anyone recommend a book or repository for learning TurboCAD? I have purchased TurboCAD Deluxe 17 and watched through a downloaded copy of the tutorial video and started reading the help text. However all this explains the "how" and none of the "why".

As a one-man business I need to get productive very quickly. My interest is in light engineering and sheet metal. I wish to learn how to create simple engineering drawings and how to use TurboCAD for creating 3D models for design work.

Any help is much appreciated.

http://www.textualcreations.ca/ would be a good place to start.

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DonCW
2017 Pro with Light Works Plug in
2018 Platinum

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


* May 17, 2010, 03:30:10 AM
#2
Thank you for the quick reply.

Yes, I had already looked at this site. I read the forward in the tutorials for TuboCAD 16 onwards clearly state that the "Pro" version is required. I take it that I would not be able to complete the tutorials since a number of tools would be missing from the Deluxe version.

I bought TurboCAD Deluxe 17 as IMSI promote it as "easy to use". To the novice it presents a bewildering array of tools and no instruction book, getting started guide or tutorials.

How is anyone supposed to start using this software for the first time?

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* May 17, 2010, 04:02:30 AM
#3
I have just discovered that an official 2D/3D training guide is currently bundled with TurboCAD Deluxe 17. For some reason it was not included when I purchased my copy. I have now ordered it at additional cost.

Just one of the frequent problems of buying software in the UK rather than the US I guess.

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May 17, 2010, 06:37:16 AM
#4
Yes, I had already looked at this site. I read the forward in the tutorials for TuboCAD 16 onwards clearly state that the "Pro" version is required. I take it that I would not be able to complete the tutorials since a number of tools would be missing from the Deluxe version.
There are some Deluxe Tutorial there if you ever need: http://www.textualcreations.ca/Textual%20Creations%20Shopping%20Page.html#Deluxe_Index The two V16 ones should be doable in V17 without any issue (not too much difference between v16 & V17 Deluxe).


* May 17, 2010, 06:37:52 AM
#5
re: ...it presents a bewildering array of tools and no instruction book, getting started guide or tutorials.

There should be a "Getting Started" PDF in the Windows "Start / Programs…" menu; along with the Help PDF.

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2019
Designer, Deluxe, (Professional, Expert, Basic), Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro (1903), 64-bit


May 17, 2010, 09:13:57 AM
#6
Getting started guide did not make it into Deluxe.  Here are the files zipped up.

http://downloads.imsidesign.com/training/GSG.zip

Also there are several training programs available from our website.

http://www.turbocad.com/TurboCAD/TurboCADWindows/Training/tabid/558/Default.aspx
« Last Edit: May 17, 2010, 09:16:45 AM by turbotech »

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Rip Fowler
IMSIDesign LLC


* May 17, 2010, 01:13:10 PM
#7
I would highly recommend http://www.textualcreations.ca/ as a great way to learn. Email Don and let him know what you're trying to do and he will recommend the tutorials best suited to your needs. They are very good and walk you through, step by step, a lot of the tools available in TurboCAD and the different ways to access and use them.

I'm on my third and will very likely purchase his newest one since it covers something I'll be doing a lot of.

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Dave
TC 2017 Pro 64
Win 10 64


* May 24, 2010, 12:29:21 PM
#8
Thanks everyone who offered suggestions.

The problem was that the UK download site, from which I purchased my TC 17, did not offer or promote the otherwise bundled 2D and 3D learning package.

I have now purchased this separately and I am working through it. Things make much more sense now.

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