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A Plea to Turbocad
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* March 24, 2012, 08:27:16 PM
Working in software, I know that that whenever you change the user interface, you get complaints. We changed a button from red to silver and got complaints.

My plea, if you are going to change things can you update the documentation.

I am looking for Shell Solid. On my old TC I could find it at

Modify>Shell Solid

I look on TC 19 and it is not there. I go to the documentation, for Shell Solid


There is no description of where the button has been moved to. Could someone PLEASE put


into the documentation for all the functions?
« Last Edit: March 24, 2012, 08:50:01 PM by bigjimslade »


* March 24, 2012, 10:33:19 PM
Shell Solid — In the DoubleCAD Default interface, it can be found at "Modify / Modify 3D Objects / Facet editing / Shell Solid". What Shell Solid has to do with Facet Editing is a head-scratcher. Plus you have to go through so many sub-menus to find it.

You would probably be better off going to "Tools / Customize—›Options" page and load the "1024x768pro_pre19" Workspace. The tools are set up like they were before.

There is a list in the Wiki for V19: TurboCAD Commands V19. This is the same layout as found on the Commands page. At least you can search the webpage, if needed. They will never put a list of the Commands into their User Guide.

see also: Transitioning to V19
« Last Edit: March 24, 2012, 10:37:40 PM by John R »

John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2019
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March 27, 2012, 04:26:52 AM
I also notice, in some cases, multiple ways to do things.

A case in point is, in (TC 17 anyway), the "Region" command is the same as a "Boolean 2D add". Things like this only make the program larger, and more confusing to the new user.

Harry in Harrisburg
TC  21.2 Professional, Build 59.2.
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* April 03, 2012, 12:04:08 PM
After a couple of weeks, still, I am repeatedly unable to find things that have moved.