Over the past eighteen months I have been travelling around the country visiting piers, taking photographs of them, making sketches and talking to the people looking after them. ( As well as looking after TC).
Several of the paintings are in galleries, six in Clarendon Fine Art in Mayfair, London and others in galleries across the UK, from Harrogate in the north to Rye in Sussex. One was exhibited in the Federation of British Artists Annual exhibition in The Mall this year.
I have also started collecting postcards of piers both old and new.
I’m looking for venues with associations to the coast where I can show some of the group, perhaps the piers nearest to the venue, but that does not have to be the case. So, if anyone has the right connections for such a project, it would be good to hear from you.
Below is the link to the piers section of my painting site and below that a link to an interview that I did with ITV in the south.
I have recently had the following statement from IMSI.
On or about the 5th of November, we will be launching TurboCAD Mac v11. This is a significant upgrade to the product line as now all products will have D-Cubed, 2D Geometric and Dimensional constraints. In addition, there are quite of number of 3D modeling enhancements and improved interoperability. Please find a list of the new and improved features which also details which version(s) of TurboCAD Mac in which that new feature or improvement will be available.
As I’ve never known any software launch date to be on target, don’t hold your breath, but I’d guess that it will be available by the end of November, it will be on PaulTheCAD.com as soon as I have it.
The link below will open a Word document showing all the new features and improvements in v11 versions.
Another a new development in soon to come v 2018. Extra keyboard commands under TOOLS – Customise – Keyboard.
It obviously depends on what tools you use a lot and find most useful, but here’s one example, Zoom Extends. In previous versions, you were able to assign a key, say Z to zoom out incrementally, but not to extends and as you could zoon out simply by rolling your wheel mouse there was little point. You could click on the Zoom Extends icon at the top of your screen, or there is the little trick of tapping your wheel that normally works.
However in 2018 you can assign a single key to Zoom Extend, I tried it with Z and it worked a treat. Z did have a different function by default, but not one that I ever used.
Also good to know that the Default button puts them all back to what they were doing before you started mucking about with them.
I’m very pleased to say that LightWorks is returning to TurboCAD, RedSDK is now an optional plug-in. I have not yet seen the new version, but I’d presume that LW will be its old easy to use self.
2018 is due out at the end of March, but experience tells me that this will be delayed, release dates for all sorts of software often are, so I’m sure it will be here by the end of April.
If you need help with AutoCAD on a personal level, rather than organised classes, then I have recently met a chap who used AutoCAD in his work and is now semi-retired and teaches AutoCAD. He might even be persuaded to take on projects.
His name is Clive Osmond and can be contacted by email at the address below.