Textual Creations is very pleased to announce the release of TurboCAD Deluxe V21 – Caboose.

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TurboCAD Deluxe V21 – Caboose is a 325 page fully illustrated tutorial that leads the reader through every keystroke to produce the caboose that is pictured on the cover of the tutorial.

TurboCAD Deluxe V21 – Caboose is available on the Textual Creations Shopping Page. Sample pages are available there.

From the Introduction:

There is something romantic about the Caboose. It conjures up all kinds of feeling about the past, about solitude and life on the rails. Many folks have a fascination with railroading and the author is no exception, so a tutorial to create such a thing seemed the perfect way to introduce new users to TurboCAD.

An HO scale wide vision Caboose, purchased from the local hobby store, will be used as the basis of the tutorial. The reader is not required to purchase one, as the author will measure and provide the required dimensions.

Within this comprehensive tutorial the reader will be led through each keystroke to produce all components of the caboose and track that is illustrated on the cover of the tutorial. The reader will learn how to create each object by manipulating 2D profiles and 3D primitive shapes. The reader will learn how to set up their drawing, how to insert standard lighting and how utilize render scene luminance. The reader will learn how to establish a render scene environment and the reader will learn how to render their drawing and save it in a high resolution image format.

Textual Creations is very pleased to announce the release of Textual Creations 100th TurboCAD tutorial – TurboCAD Pro V21 – Executive Jet.

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TurboCAD Pro V21 – Executive Jet is a 306 page fully illustrated tutorial that leads the reader through every keystroke to produce the executive jet that is pictured on the cover of the tutorial.

TurboCAD Pro V21 – Executive Jet is available on the Textual Creations Shopping Page. Sample pages are available there.

From the Introduction:

Lofting profiles in TurboCAD to create organic shapes is usually the route taken to create such things as airplanes, boats and cars. Since TurboCAD is not a NURBS based 3D modeling package it is not always easy to get the desired results and most often a user must live with a lesser degree of precision. Be that as it may, these organic shapes can be created in TurboCAD to some degree with some planning, some experimentation and a strong desire to make it happen.

The executive jet in this tutorial will be approached more like one would proceed with a modeling program than one might with precision CAD software. Much of the detail will be created by ‘tracing’ strategically positioned and scaled images. As such, a reader may find that the input data listed within the tutorial may not be exactly as what is seen on their own desktop. This does not mean that the tutorial cannot be followed, but the reader must be aware that this is the case and that they must use their data in place of what is written in the tutorial. This will become clearer as the tutorial progresses and it is not something that should cause any grief.

Those who have worked through the Textual Creation tutorial known as Airliner (from v15) will notice many similarities in this tutorial. Be that as it may, a number of areas in this tutorial are approached differently and some areas expanded upon. This tutorial also includes a short boat hull lofting lessen at the end to demonstrate a different form of lofting, one not used while creating the Executive Jet.

Within the tutorial the reader will be lead through each keystroke to produce every component of the executive jet that is illustrated on the cover of the tutorial. Aside from learning how to draw in TurboCAD, the user will learn how use materials (including UV wrapping), how to insert standard lighting and how to utilize render scene luminance. The reader will learn how to establish a render scene environment and the reader will learn how to render their drawing and save it in a high resolution image format.

Textual Creations is very pleased to announce the release of TurboCAD Pro V21 – Architectural Presentation.

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TurboCAD Pro V21 – Architectural Presentation is a 459 page fully illustrated tutorial that leads the reader through every keystroke to produce the house that is on the cover of the tutorial (including three views and one paper space page).

TurboCAD Pro V21 – Architectural Presentation is available on the Textual Creations Shopping Page. Sample pages are available there.

From the Introduction:

Without a doubt, one of the larger fields where CAD software is employed regularly is within the architectural industry and its myriad faces. As such, any means to make the process of architectural presentation quicker and easier is most certainly welcome. With such thinking driving the development of TurboCAD, this awesome program continues to evolve and provide users a formidable way to achieve pleasing and functional plans and renderings in a very timely and professional manner.

TurboCAD Pro V21 – Architectural Presentation is a fully illustrated tutorial that leads the beginner through every keystroke necessary to transform IMSI/Design’s 2D Marion floor plan into the fully detailed 3D model presented on the cover of this tutorial. The furnishings are not created during the tutorial, but they are supplied and inserted into the house during the tutorial.  This tutorial was originally written for TurboCAD version 11 and then revised for version 15 and again for version 17. Due to its popularity it has now been fully revised for version 21, integrating new program processes and some new design ideas.

Also within the tutorial, the reader will learn how to set up their drawing, how to insert standard lighting and how utilize render scene luminance. The reader will learn how to establish a render scene environment and the reader will learn how to render their drawing and save it in a high resolution image format. Three different views will be established and one paper space page will be created.

I hope that you enjoy the tutorial.

Best regards,
Don

Textual Creations is very pleased to announce the release of TurboCAD Pro V21 – Drawing Template.

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TurboCAD Pro V21 – Drawing Template is a 129 page fully illustrated tutorial that leads the reader through every keystroke to produce four TurboCAD drawing temples with four separate ANSI (A, B, C & D) sheets.

TurboCAD Pro V21 – Drawing Template is available on the Textual Creations Shopping Page. Sample pages are available there.

From the Introduction:

One of the fundamental tenets of any CAD package is to never draw the same thing twice. This is very sound advice and a user would be wise to broaden this tenet to its fullest definition. This not only includes using blocks and symbols while drawing but it includes devising ways to approach the more mundane things such as repeating text and establishing tool properties or styles. One way to address much of this is to create a drawing template(s) where many properties have been pre-established and which includes at least one paper space page that has a reusable title block.

Within the tutorial the reader will be led through each keystroke to produce four ANSI size reusable TurboCAD templates with title blocks. These are based on the mechanical style the author uses in his daily work with one client within the manufacturing industry. The reader will find much discussion within the pages of this tutorial that will hopefully provide good insight into choices that are made.
I hope that you enjoy the tutorial.

Best regards,
Don

Textual Creations is very pleased to announce the release of TurboCAD Pro V21 – Workplanes.

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TurboCAD Pro V21 – Workplanes is a 102 page fully illustrated tutorial that leads the reader through every TurboCAD workplane tool.

TurboCAD Pro V21 – Workplanes is available on the Textual Creations Shopping Page. Sample pages are available there.

From the Introduction:

One of the fundamental concepts in TurboCAD, when it comes to drawing in 3D, is the use and understanding of workplanes. Most new users are initially overwhelmed by this concept, but once the user puzzles out what workplanes are all about they quickly realize that they weren’t that complex after all.

Each workplane tool, complete with a user-friendly explanation and example, will be illustrated within this tutorial and this will be done by having the reader work through various examples keystroke by keystroke. By the time the reader reaches the end of this tutorial any confusion about workplanes should have lessened significantly.

I hope that you enjoy the tutorial.

Best regards,
Don