Turbocad Screen Shots by EverettFain690


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									Turbocad Screen Shots
I have decided to post some screen shots of the software in action. I should stress I am no affiliation
to turbocad and the screen shots are purely for people interested in the subject who might like to then
go and try it.
The screen shots here are showing my own customised workspace and different screen options can
be loaded from the program.
You can alter the layout of the interface to suit your own needs.
These working environments can be loaded from defaults that are pre set or to your own
requirements. In the following I will show you how to open a normal metric template and layout the
grid and setting some vertical and horizontal construction lines. Be warned yours may not look
anything like mine.

The next picture is how to open a normal metric template. I use metric almost exclusively now as I
can barely remember imperial (honest). The templates form the basis of your drawing and lots of
different ones are available.
Selecting the horizontal construction line. Sounds simple enough ?
Well you would think so, A number of keyboard short cuts are available though and these are big time
savers for fast and accurate drawing. Pressing the letter G will cause the construction line to jump to
the nearest grid line. You must first get the line as near as possible to the line you want to snap to. At
this stage you should notice the ruler at the side of the page. This goes from negative numbers to
positive numbers. At the centre point is zero I usually start from here.
Pretty much the same as setting the horizontal line. The ruler is the same and features positive and
negative numbers again select the zero point so you have positive and negative numbers to either
side and G snap to the nearest grid line at zero.
The following picture shows me snapping to the grid at the zero point on the side ruler. When I get as
close as I can to the zero point I will use the keyboard short cut by pressing the letter G this will snap
the construction line to that grid line.
Now I have my vertical and horizontal construction lines I can turn the grid off to give me a cleaner
looking work interface. Indeed I do not usually need the grid from this point on. I can simply deselect
the grid by pressing on the icon for it (shaded in a slightly darker blue)
Well if by now you are scratching your head and thinking what the hell is this guy going on about. ?
Hang on a minute cad is the first stage of a process in manufacturing things (lots of things) Formula
one teams use it Aerospace companies use it. NASSA uses it and lots more besides. Once you have
designed it you have it forever. It will never cost you another penny in your costs after the initial
purchase(warning not all cad is free for life). The information that goes with the picture is data to
make each particular item. Via a cam program or profile cutter as we do. If you need a bigger item it
is three clicks of the tab button and maybe a bit of tinkering. With the economic climate as it is I can
not think of a better subject for people to learn. You can sell anything if you make it for the right price
and cad can certainly help you achieve that.

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