Tips and Tricks for TurboCAD Windows
By Rip Fowler, Technical Support
Did you know dimensions remain associative to lines when they are inserted using the Segment Dimensioning tool? After choosing either the parallel or orthogonal dimension tools right click and choose segment dimensioning. Click on the line you would like to dimension then place the dimension where you like. Any time you edit the line the dimension will automatically update.
Did you know about the new Fillet Corners option of the rectangle tool in TurboCAD 16? With the rectangle tool selected right click and choose filet corners.
You can change the radius in the inspector bar.
Did you know the meet two lines and fillet tools can be used to add constraints? Turn auto constraints on in the modes then use the meet two lines or fillet tool on two lines.
The meet two lines tool will add a points coincident constraint. The fillet tool will add tangent constraints and points coincident constraints.
Tips and Tricks for TurboCAD Mac
By Michael Onizuka, Technical Support Tech
Did you know that you can change the grid size? To set the grid sizes go to file in the main menu select preference in the preference menu select grid. Once in the menu of grid properties, the size of the grid can be changed by setting the grid size.
Did you know that you can create new symbols? To create a new symbol open TurboCAD for Mac v4 and create the drawing or import a drawing that you want to make a symbol. Once the drawing is created or imported into TurboCAD Mac save this file as a .TC file format. After the file has been saved place this file in the symbols folder in the TurboCAD application folder. The location of the folder is Application> TurboCAD Mac> symbols> sample symbols. This new symbol can be added to an existing symbols folder or a new folder can be created and the new symbol can be placed there. After the symbol has been saved to the new location TurboCAD will need to be shut down and restarted before TurboCAD will recognize the new symbol.
Did you know you can create title blocks? A title block can be created and saved in TurboCAD Mac by creating the title block in the drawing area and saving the title block as a symbol. To create a symbol follow the intermediate instructions for creating a symbol in TurboCAD. Once the drawing is saved as a .TC file place the saved file in the symbols folder. After the file is saved in the symbols folder the file can be retrieved through the symbols manager.