Have downloaded turbocad before, am I right in saying it won't let you print
off your drawings, I also remember it being very difficult to learn how to use.
I was prepared to pay this time, just need basic plans which i have already
done on MS Visio but Visio won't produce any elevations, I know I should have
paid an architect weeks ago, but i do like being in charge of my own properties
design, cheers Tel
I haven't been able to crack 3D TurboCAD but find it great for
2D drawings. When I first started, years ago, I struggled,
mainly because I was trying to draw lines in the right place and
to the right length first time. The tip that made it all work
for me was to put a couple of baselines in (o/s of side and back
walls of house or whatever) and use the parallel line tool to
place other lines. Then go back and use the meet two lines at
corner etc tools to bring it all together.
Tony Bryer SDA UK 'Software to build on' http://www.sda.co.uk
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It isn't free, is it?
Iused Autosketch for years at work, I think it was version 5 for dos I
finihed on - it was wonderful.
When I was retired I nicked my copy but it wouldn't print on windoze, so I
bought the windows version.
It was utter rubbish - I gave it to a charity shop to spread the suffering.
Turbo cad lite is IMO very good, but does sort of need previous cad
experience or being willing to work at learning it
I use IntelliCad 2001 which was a free download at the time. (I would think
that they are now at a later number now).
It supports most of the AutoCAD functions of the time and there are plenty
of 3rd party developers who have add on blocks just waiting to be downloaded
for nothing. One that I down loaded was an "A" frame programme that not
only drew the frames between the outside walls, but also gave a printout of
I have old versions of TurboCad and TotalCad both by IMSI which I think both
came from the CDs with PCPlus magazine.
I prefer Turbocad and have used it to plan my kitchen layout. It also happens to
be compatible with what is probably the original version of Autocad that I also
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