TurboCADables - How-to Guides

This page lists a number of reference materials focused on TurboCAD. Except for a book or two, there just aren't very many reference materials devoted to TurboCAD. One worthwhile option is to instead rely on 2D and 3D training guides. These guides explain the most commonly used TurboCAD keyboard commands and shortcuts, as well as providing insight into using advanced techniques and procedures. Another source of information explaining techniques and procedures is the TurboCAD user group – members' posts on the message board represent a reference knowledgebase. Finally, available as a reference guide, is a tutorial that explains how to create custom hatch patterns for use in legacy versions of TurboCAD.

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  •   Hatch Pattern Creator
    A plug-in for TurboCAD Deluxe, Professional, and Platinum that provides an easy way of creating repeating patterns to be used in your designs.
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  • Boost your working knowledge of 2D/3D design - TurboCAD 2D/3D Training Guide. 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. Can be used in classroom settings.
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Education & Training

TurboCAD 2D/3D Training Guides

The TurboCAD 2D/3D Training Guides teach new users how to use TurboCAD. The guides are organized into a number of modules, with each module covering a fundamental area of techniques used in CAD. The modules are organized into quick, easy-to-follow lessons that allow you to focus on a single aspect of TurboCAD. Following each lesson is a step-by-step exercise allowing you to immediately apply the information you learned in the lesson. In addition, the training guides contain longer, challenging exercises that are extended projects. As you complete each project at your own pace, you'll find your knowledge and confidence increasing using these guides…
  TurboCAD Win 2D/3D Training Guides - learn more
  TurboCAD Mac 2D/3D Training Guides - learn more

  TurboCAD Mac Pro

TurboCAD Pro 2D/3D Mac - the next step in CAD for the Mac.

TurboCAD Design Store

TurboCAD 2D/3D Training and Certification

TurboCAD 2D/3D Training and Certification is an online program with everything you need to master TurboCAD. This complete educational program offers easy, step-by-step training sessions, and because the training is online, you access it from anywhere at any time, even a mobile device! The assessment for certification can either be done at the end of each tutorial, or at the end of the complete course. At any stage of the assessment process, students may review their progress by clicking on "Reports" in the dashboard. Course assessments may be repeated as needed to reach a passing score of 70%…
  TurboCAD Deluxe 2D/3D Training and Certification - learn more
  TurboCAD Professional 2D/3D Training and Certification - learn more

TurboCAD LTE & LTE Pro Training

Mastering TurboCAD LTE and LTE Pro is a step by step tutorial program instructing users of all levels, from novice to CAD expert. Training for TurboCAD LTE and LTE Pro is designed for users that have little or no experience with TurboCAD LTE or AutoCAD LT. Consequently both together are quite simply one of the quickest ways to learn and retain 2D and 3D concepts in TurboCAD LTE / Pro…
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TurboCAD Furniture Maker

TurboCAD Furniture Maker is a powerful plug-in to TurboCAD Deluxe, Pro, and Pro Platinum. More than just furniture creation, TurboCAD Furniture Maker helps you quickly design and edit custom cabinets, shelves, windows and doors, as well as a variety of home and office furniture. TurboCAD Furniture Maker then makes it easy to put your completed symbols into production. It’s a must have plug-in for architects, woodworkers, or anyone using TurboCAD for interior architectural design…
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  Home and Landscape Pro

TurboFloorPlan Home and Landscape Pro - no experience required, simply drag and drop to plan!

TurboCAD Design Store

Woodworking in TurboCAD

You will see all manner of tips and tricks including how to create traditional dovetails in 3D and realistically rendered wood grains. Furthermore, the Woodworking in TurboCAD guide describes many treasured tips regarding the use of TurboCAD to design wooden products. Also discussed are woodworking resources such as materials, textures, cheat sheets, example drawings, symbols, and much more…
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TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape Pro and Training Bundle

TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape Pro has everything you need to visualize and design your dream home and outdoor living spaces. Get the most pre-designed floorplans, professionally designed room and landscape templates, and thousands of drag-and-drop symbols to quickly get started and help speed-up design. Complete with cost estimating. Includes tools to customize colors, materials, cabinets, and more. TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape Pro and Training Bundle enhances the professional power of TurboFloorPlan Pro with expert training to help users of all levels get the most out of the software…
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How-to Tutorials

Training Videos

Creating Brush Style Patterns

This guide describes how to create, modify, or add custom hatch patterns for use in legacy versions of TurboCAD v3 to v9 including LE. TurboCAD, like most CAD software, has a hatching tool that fills polygons with a brush style pattern – either a hatch or bitmap pattern. These patterns are commonly used to denote a specific property or material – glass, wood, etc. A common question asked by many users of TurboCAD is whether or not it possible to use custom hatch patterns in TurboCAD. The answer is yes…
  How-to Tutorial - brush style patterns

User Group Knowledgebase

Recent Conversations

  TurboCAD Deluxe

TurboCAD Deluxe - powerful and affordable 2D/3D CAD!

TurboCAD Design Store

The TurboCAD-File-Library is the largest independent TurboCAD user group with over 5000 members. Members discuss techniques on the Message Board, which runs in tandem with the Message Listserver. TurboCAD users are welcome to post on our publicly accessible board. To become a member, join or subscribe! The board is intended to be a public repository of peer-to-peer tips and techniques - contribute to the knowledgebase of TurboCAD by becoming a member of the group and communicate with other users…
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Search the Message Board

If you are seeking a TurboCAD technique or solution, check out the most recent messages or try searching all the messages posted on the TurboCAD-File-Library message board…
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