Switching Tower Tutorial Video Series
Don Cheke has a new Architectural tutorial on the market. Don’s tutorials are excellent, he’s the man who taught me just about all I know about TurboCAD. Below I have copied Don’s description of his new tutorial. You can find tutorials for all sorts of projects on his site.
Within the tutorial the reader will be lead through each keystroke to produce all the switching tower components utilizing many of the TurboCAD Architectural tools. The reader will also learn how to insert standard lighting, will learn how to utilize render scene luminance and establish a render scene environment. The reader will learn how to render their model and save it in a high resolution image format.
Occasionaly customers have had trouble loading software, getting a message saying that there is not enough disk space, while there clearly is. Below are two solutions that have worked for a couple of my TC customers.
Firstly, 7 Zip is a free piece of software that I presume takes up less space loading TC. I have not had to try this, so unfortunatly can not give more detail, but an engineer who is not a techi type assures me that it is reasonaby simple to use.
Secondly and to quote – ‘I resolved it by manually extracting the files from the installer using WinRAR instead of just double clicking it and then running the setup file directly, did the trick, it seems to be an issue with the file size & windows 10’s default archive processing’.
When the DMG from either the DVD or download is launched, a window appears with the program Icon and an application folder. To properly install it, the customer must drag the program icon over to the application folder and let go. This copies the program into the application folder. However, you can double click on that Program icon in the window and the program will launch. In doing this though, the program is not installed, its simply running off the installer.
User Interface & Usability
1: Customizable Ribbon Configuration
TurboCAD 2019 (All versions)
Users now have the ability to fully customize the Ribbon Interface. You can now Add and Rename Tools, Groups and Tabs. In addition, Tabs may be hidden or renamed, and manually created XML Config files can be directly imported into TurboCAD. UI Themes are also fully supported in the Ribbon, Read More
Upgrading from a Trial version
If you have previously installed a different, or trial version of the TurboCAD 2018 program you may then need to do the following to completely delete that version before installing.
- Exit TurboCAD and uninstall the program via the control panel
- Download the following zip file and run its contents to clear the other trial license …
Be sure to click the “Clear License” option.
You can then reinstall
I now have links and serial numbers for TurboCAd Mac v11s.
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.