Thanks much for the suggestion to send a message to Dave T. I will get that done.
Effective software development projects maintain a database to track bugs/issues (includes fixes and enhancements). One of the attributes tracked is when the bug fix was added to a software release, so producing such reports should be very easy.
To answer your questions:
1. A notice of an update was pushed to my desktop yesterday. I have been having significant issues with screen renderings of 2D walls, so I wanted to install it and see if any improvements had been made. However, I have been at the application development game (as PM) for long enough to know the importance of understanding what the update will fix. So, I looked for a list of fixes for the update and couldn't find one. I also could not find any announcement of an update to V19.1 Professional x64 on the TC website nor the TC Forum, and that also seemed strange to me. Perhaps I do not know where to look.
2. I tend keep up with that stuff (build numbers), especially when I am having continuing issues and am not receiving timely responses from Technical Support. For example, there are times when my entire screen clears after editing a block and coming back to model space. I am forced to restart the application to get the contents of the model space to reappear. Annoying! I have several active trouble tickets on this and similar issues.
3. The version and build number is found in Help -> About TurboCAD. Look at the top line of the window.
It is pretty cool you are very productive using V 11.2. When was that version first released?? Geeks tend to hop on the "latest and greatest" version of an application 'cause it has *got* to be better than an older version---right??? Naw, t'aint necessarily so.
Kate, you wrote--> "A notice of an update was pushed to my desktop yesterday.
" What does that mean?--- "pushed
to ... dektop"?
If I remember correctly, version 11 came out about late '04 to early '05. Intending to be one of those people that kept up with the upgrades (I started with TurboCAD in yr. 2000, version 6.5- same time I purchased my first computer and taught myself Quickbooks for my contracting business
), I upgraded immediately from my ver. 10.5 when ver. 11 became available; version 11 had two major updates, 11.1 &11.2 . In the 2D world, version 11.2 does all I need it to do, and most
it to; additionally, I have found a lot of use and benefit from it using it's 3D capabilties. Although I bought Henry's books, I never did spend any real amount of time or effort on self-educating on rendering & photo-realistic modeling
- i.e.: lighting and materials.
This TurboCAD Forum is very fortunate to have you as an added member, Kate; the Forum should hope that you stick around for the long-term. Your education, professional/career background, experience offers a great deal of intelligent insight, perspective, and queries that is such a welcome addition to this Fourm- not to mention what comes across as your affable
nature being a breath of fresh air
Once my version 19 trial-period expires, I will be spending a lot less time on the Forum. It's not fun- and is actually frustrating- not to be able to Open and work with the files that other Users upload for help with, and not having the most recent version to reference when reviewing and interacting with the discussions.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2012, 10:44:56 AM by 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)