TurboCADables - Free Downloads
This free download page was one of the very first posted on the web back in 1996 for TurboCAD resources. Most of the free downloads you'll find here are for TurboCAD. Never used TurboCAD before? No problem. Get a free trial download of TurboCAD to play around with before deciding whether or not it's worthwhile. Or scroll down to learn more about free DoubleCAD XT and free TurboCAD LE. Also available are hatch patterns and color palettes for
legacy versions of TurboCAD. Visit the apps catalog to find the latest fully supported affordable design products direct from the publisher. Popular choices include CAD symbols and parts, and training guides.
CADsymbolsincludes over 30 million standard parts, symbols, and models for drafting and design, making it the most extensive collection available on one CD. Find out how to increase your design and drafting productivity.
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Drag and drop 12,000 2D/3D symbols and parts. DXF, DWG and Adobe Illustrator file formats are supported, all available on one CD for the Mac. Find out how to increase your design and drafting productivity.
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Import existing designs from popular CAD and graphic design file formats, including new AutoCAD. Just as easily, export your precision designs and technical drawings to popular desktop publishing formats.
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These training guides teach common 2D and 3D CAD skills through easy to use, step-by-step sessions. Learn TurboCAD in a self-paced, structured session format. Also appropriate for students in classroom settings.
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Free Trial Software
Download free trial software courtesy of IMSI/Design – TurboCAD, DesignCAD, DoubleCAD, FloorPlan, Renditioner Pro, IDX Renditioner for Google SketchUp, IDX Beam Analysis Tool, and the pdf2cad app. Why buy software without first
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Free DoubleCAD XT
DoubleCAD XT is an AutoCAD LT work-alike. But free! It's also
5-Star Rated from the editors at CNET, and one of the most downloaded free CAD products available. Powerful 2D CAD capabilities, and great .DWG and .SKP compatibility makes DoubleCAD XT an invaluable free companion for AutoCAD and Google SketchUp users alike…
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Free TurboCAD LE (Learning Edition)
TurboCAD LE (Learning Edition) is largely based on TurboCAD v4 and has been around for a very long time. TurboCAD LE runs best on early versions of Windows. You will find it to run unreliably, if at all, on Windows XP onwards. Linux users using Wine – TurboCAD LE is a
Platinum Rated app, based on LE's WineHQ AppDB entry. TurboCAD LE is NOT supported to any extent by IMSI/Design. I am providing it as a free download*, as is…
Free TurboCAD LE - download zip file (about 16.1 Mb)
*NOTE: After downloading, unzip the file to extract the setup folder, then run setup in the extracted folder. (If the download is not successful – try again later at an off-peak time.)
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Education & Training
If you have limited experience using CAD software, learn more about available helpful educational materials to get you started. As an alternative to books, training guides are quite effective when learning to use TurboCAD and DesignCAD…
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Hatch Patterns & Color Palettes
67 Hatch Patterns
Interested in hatch patterns? This is a collection of 67 hatch patterns for
legacy versions of TurboCAD – wood, siding, shingles, glass, water, stipples, textures, circles, and various geological map patterns are some of the hatches. Instructions on how to install the hatch patterns are included in the zipped download. These hatch patterns can be used in
legacy versions of TurboCAD from v3 to v9 including LE…
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TurboCAD (v3 to v9) Hatch Pattern Tutorial
TurboCAD, as does most CAD software, has a hatching tool that fills polygons with a brush style pattern; either a hatch or bitmap pattern. Such patterns are commonly used to denote a specific property or material – glass, wood, etc. This guide describes how to create, modify, or add custom hatch patterns for use in
legacy versions of TurboCAD v3 to v9 including LE…
How-to Tutorial - creating hatch patterns
Hatch Pattern Creator Plug-in
If you have TurboCAD Deluxe or TurboCAD Pro, from v17 onwards, the Hatch Pattern Creator Plugin provides an easy and fast way of creating repeating patterns to be used as Brush Patterns in your designs. There are two fundamental ways of creating hatch patterns using this plugin: By Symbol, and By Sample…
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Tweaked BrushStyle Table
This is an optional tweaked version of the TurboCAD brush style table that fixes some hatching anomalies. For
legacy versions of TurboCAD v3 to v9 including LE. Instructions on how to install the tweaked brush style table are included in the zipped download…
Free BrushStyle Table - download zip file (about 10 Kb)
Four Color Palettes
This download contains an additional four color palettes for TurboCAD. The classic Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 750C Plus 256-color
Palette Demo, the Netscape-named 140-color (Windows) palette, a cross-platform (browser-safe) version of the TurboCAD 67-color palette, and a RGB version of the early ACAD 256-color palette. Instructions on how to install the color palettes are included in the zipped download. These color palettes can be used in all
legacy versions of TurboCAD from v2 to v9 including LE…
Free 4 Color Palettes - download zip file (about 10 Kb)