One of the things that I like the most about TurboCAD is the way you can assemble pieces and parts and things like that. I was getting into coffee tables and entertainment centers and what not. Those were easy with TurboCAD because of the assembling capabilities, unlike with AutoCAD that I couldn't figure out.I like TurboCAD over any other CAD program out there.
I use TurboCAD 90% hobby and 10% work. I got into it with v8 standard, then v9 Pro and used Pro ever since, the only version I missed was v12.5. I found it quite easy to learn; I don’t use fancy stuff like xref’s, layersets, fancy lighting and only touched constraints occasionally - just never needed to learn them.TC does everything I need: my work includes drawings for a 70 page gas fittings catalogue (35 double sided), a few street maps, and a couple of simple architecturally type drawings, but as I said 90% is hobby use and although I do put my gas drawings up at work I don’t get paid so it’s classed as hobby. I stick with TC as I feel comfortable with it, it’s basically a friendly program with everything logically set out [...] that does exactly what I want.
In spite of having the latest versions of other mainstream CAD packages, [TurboCAD] is the first that I dive back into when I need to produce a quick drawing or model…it is so easy… TurboCAD has another major thing going for it, namely its compatibility with AutoCAD at a far lower price.You can beef up the number of CAD seats you have in a company at a very reasonable rate. And, if you are a young designer on a limited budget, you can crack away knowing that your efforts will be accessible to your prospective manufacturers. What’s more the compatibility doesn’t just end with AutoCAD, as the software comes with over 40 different formats, greatly increasing its collaboration capabilities.
I am the Technical Director at Omaha Playhouse, a producing theatre in Omaha, NE. We produce 10 shows per season, all drawn in TurboCAD. I mostly create shop drawings for the shop foreman and carpenters to use in the construction of set pieces so almost all of the work I do is in 2D.
As busy as our season is, TurboCAD has increased my productivity immensely, and its ease of use has allowed changes on the fly when concepts or ideas change.
Prior to TurboCAD, everything was hand drafted. I bought my first copy of TurboCAD at an Office Depot store some years back. Each update has brought more power and tools to the program until it’s matured into a program that rivals AutoCAD and Vectorworks. Except it’s MUCH easier to learn and to use, and at much less the cost.
My archives show a count of 23,151 drawings I’ve created using TurboCAD. I could go on and on about the program but I won’t. I’m just a very satisfied customer who uses this program every workday.
I just love how TurboCAD is an all-purpose CAD application. That means that I can meet the needs of most of my clients using this single product. I can switch from creating trade show booth designs one minute to any of the other things I do most days of the week. This includes mechanical designs for manufacture, furniture design and assembly instructions and even retail outlet store renders (interior and exterior).
The very best part is that TurboCAD has integrated render capabilities and I can experiment with materials right in my drawing and watch the changes live. I can even modify my models at the same time and see the updated changes as I work. I also find that TurboCAD is relatively easy to learn. It seems to be built with the general public in mind and, as such, is not insanely complex as some of the other more costly CAD applications are.I have tried a number of CAD applications now just to compare and TurboCAD is always, without a doubt, my first choice. An awesome gift for the creative in all of us!
I purchased my first copy of TurboCAD (Version 7 Standard) in 2000 for hobby use. I was machining parts for radio-controlled cars in my garage and was looking for a more accurate method to design them. I hadn’t used CAD software before then, but was immediately hooked. Before long I upgraded to Version 8 Pro and started learning more about rendering. In 2005 the skills I had gained using TurboCAD earned me a fulltime job drafting plans for a local homebuilder. I learned AutoCAD on the job and have since gained a great appreciation of the tool set available in TurboCAD. I’m CAD Manager for the company I currently work.For a long time now I’ve wanted to work fulltime growing my own business and on August 1st of this year that is what I’ll be doing. I know, who gives up a perfectly good job these days? Now TurboCAD will be a key part of my business and my success. Things have changed quite a bit for me since 2000. Who knows how different today would be had I not picked up that first copy of TurboCAD Standard?
TurboFloorplan is a well rounded, easy to use 2D / 3D program that is versatile and customizable. It provides 2D representation of anything from a basic home to a fantasy project and also provides a variety of 3D viewing and display options.Speed, accuracy, customization are available for the Design Phase of a project. Takeoffs, Schedules, Quantities, BIM, Plans, Elevations, Sections, Sites, Landscaping are all available for the Construction Phase of a project.
What I like about TurboFloorPlan, is the simplicity and speed with which you can create a 3D model of almost any building, decorate it, furnish it, walk through it, and produce photorealistic images that show you exactly how it will look.You can model anything, from a garden shed to a city skyscraper. Simply click and drag to draw the walls, choose doors and windows and drop them into the walls. Choose a ceiling - one click inserts it, choose a roof and one click inserts that too, the floor is automatic and you are finished - what could be easier?
I am an Architect / Designer and I can't think or design just using 2D drawings!! TurboFloorPlan provides immediate 3D visualization of a floor plan, or interior design ideas, or outdoor living. In addition, I can check the project's interferences before the real construction begins, showing the results and options in real time 3D.It is, indeed, a powerful tool for a small price!