As the end of 2013 draws near I want to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year.

2014 Happy New Year Letter Set

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The new year is fast approaching and I can’t help but feel grateful for all the people that have helped to make my business a success. Without your support Textual Creations would not be what it is today so I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

IIt is my hope that we will all find 2014 to be a year to remember, terrific in every sense of the word.


Please note that the Textual Creations Shopping Page will be closed from January 2, 2014 to January 18 as I will be away on a winter getaway rekindling my creative spark. :-)

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas (or, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, a very Happy Holiday Season).

Snowman Christmas Card DBC

As has become tradition, I have created the attached Christmas card in TurboCAD. The snowman and all his garb is 3D, as is the snow bank. The background behind the snow bank is a Render Scene Environment (background image). I did add the text and signature in Photoshop, but as you know that could have been added in TurboCAD as well.

Thanks for all your support!

Best regards,

Textual Creations is very pleased to announce the release of TurboCAD Pro V20.1 – Hub Motor.

Hub Motor Tutorial Cover Image

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TurboCAD Pro V20.1 – Hub Motor is a 392 page fully illustrated tutorial that leads the reader through every keystroke to produce the hub motor (with cutaway) that is pictured on the cover of the tutorial.

TurboCAD Pro V20.1 – Hub Motor is available on the Textual Creations Shopping Page. Sample pages are available there.

From the Introduction:

In this day and age emission friendly devices have become common place and one that stands out for those partial to bicycle travel is the electric hub motor. The hub motor is a device that integrates into the front wheel (in this case) and provides locomotion to the rider when desired.

While looking for resources to help understand the mechanisms involved in the construction of the hub motor I happened across Per Hassel Sørensen’s GrabCAD page and his Geared Hub Motor. To make tutorial creation easier I contacted Per Hassel Sørensen and received permission to use his model as the basis for this tutorial.

Check out Per Hassel Sørensen GrabCAD page and the hub motor model, if desired.

I hope that you enjoy the tutorial.

Best regards,

Within the tutorial the reader will be led through each keystroke to create the hub motor that is illustrated on the cover of the tutorial. Aside from learning how to draw in TurboCAD, the user will learn 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.