TurboCAD Training for Beginners
The aim of this new 3 hour TurboCAD Training for beginners is to provide first time users the essential information to the preparation and planning of designs. The features that are explained in this course will give new TurboCAD users quick access to the fundamentals of TurboCAD and will provide them with a quick overview of the features which are discussed in greater details in the 2D and 3D training. In these 3 hourse we will on a high level look at features like:
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- The Graphic Editor
- Open a new drawing
- Model and Paper Space
- Toolbar and Pallets
- Selection tool
- Preference settings
- Some keyboard functions (snap modes)
- Circle Center and Point tool
- Concentric Circle tool
- Where to find and use Construction lines
- Use snap modeI for Intersection
- Double Point Circle tool
- Use construction lines
- Draw two concentric circles
- Draw tangent lines
- Use Modify tools
- Create a View Port in Model Space
- Insert a View Port in Paper Space
- Put in some dimensions in the drawing.
TurboCAD 2D and 3D Training
TurboCAD 2D Training
TurboCAD 2D Training is aimed at teaching new users how to harness the powerful TurboCAD design tool.
The TurboCAD training covers the fundamental aspects of learning the software. Each feature that is discussed is accompanied by an overview of the exercise, an observation or issue of interest and a task. There are also hints and tips along the way to insure that the user stays on the right track.
The training gets you started with CAD concepts; an overview of TurboCAD, by introducing the user to the graphics editor, toolbars, menus and palettes and the keyboard and mouse actions and the interface of TurboCAD and viewing and drawing options.
The preparation and planning of your design is done by Here are a few of the other numerous features of TurboCAD:
- Manipulating and selecting Objects
- The grid feature refers to the vertical and horizontal lines displayed in the graphics editor.
- The drawing tools
- The snap mode toolbar which contains most of the objects, or target snap points
- required to snap to specific points of geometry in a drawing.
- Copy tools duplicate the object which is selected and includes linear, array and radial type copies. Coordinates feature is used to determine points of reference within the graphics editor, for purposes of specifying distances or angles.
Preparation and planning design
- Creating and saving templates
- Layering facility (creating new layers for a template and assigning colour and linestyle to the template).
- Groups , Blocks and Symbols are compound entities which have either been formatted in the current drawing (Groups & Blocks) or inserted from an external source (Symbols)
- Measurement tools give dimensional and measurement information from drawing objects
Editing and layout of design
- Hatching- TurboCAD provides the option to either fill a selected object with a pre-defined hatch pattern, or to create a hatched area within specific boundaries.
- Dimensions and setting can create linear (horizontal and vertical) dimensioning or dimensioning between aligned points.
- Model and paper space Model Space is the area in which the user creates the geometry of the 2D or 3D model of the drawing. Paper Space is the area where the viewports of the model will be assembled. Text notes and title blocks are also inserted into the Paper Space area.
TurboCAD 3D Training
- TurboCAD 3D Training is aimed at introducing users to the drawing environment of 3 dimensional design.
- The TurboCAD training builds on from the 2D TurboCAD training in that it assumes that the user is comfortable with the interface of the software and the capabilities of the tools.
- The training gets you started with setting up a 3D design environment which is slightly different to that of a 2D design with specific settings and additional toolbars which need to be added.
- The preparation and planning of your design is done by Here are a few of the other numerous features of TurboCAD:
3D TurboCAD Basics
- Work plane can be explained as a sheet of glass upon which all objects in 3D model space can be drawn. Objects above and below the work plane can be seen but cannot be worked on.
3D Object identification & manipulation
- Selector properties used when objects are to be manipulated in 3 dimensional model space, useful when working with 2D profiles and 3D objects.
- 2D profiles to 3D objects, giving a 2D profile thickness, height and depth
- Solid Objects are free standing objects, created without any dependence on 2D profiles e.g. 3D Box, Sphere, Hemisphere and Torus.
- Profile objects are objects which create a 3D object from a single, pre-drawn 2D object by extruding or revolving the profile e.g. Cone, Normal / Rigid Extrude, Prism and Revolve.
Modifying 3D Objects
- 3D Modifying tools such as Move, Rotate, Scale etc, assume similar methodology to that used in 2D drawing, depending on the position of the User CS.
Modification to solids and surfaces
- Boolean tools is the name given to the method of combining or separating objects which intersect or are adjacent.
- Models space to paper space: Model Space is the area in which the geometry of the 2D or 3D model of the drawing is created. Paper Space is the area where the viewports of the model will be assembled.
- Views are created in model space in order to assemble this view at a more realistic scale in the Paper Space layout.
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