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,
Don

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.

http://grabcad.com/per.hassel.sorensen

http://grabcad.com/library/golden-motor-250w-geared-hub-motor-for-front-bicyclewheel-minimotor

I hope that you enjoy the tutorial.

Best regards,
Don

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.

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

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TurboCAD Pro V20.1 – Gear Reducer is a 368 page fully illustrated tutorial that leads the reader through every keystroke to produce the gear reducer that is pictured on the cover of the tutorial.

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

From the Introduction:

While tooling around GrabCAD one day looking for tutorial inspiration I came across the work of Verislav Mudrak and his very cool gear reducer. Having been impressed by the model, and thinking that it would be an ideal mechanism to create during a TurboCAD tutorial, I contacted Verislav and asked for permission to use his model as the basis for a new tutorial. I am happy to say that Verislav replied in the affirmative and this tutorial has come about due to his willingness to share. Thanks Verislav!

Check out Verislav’s GrabCAD page and the reducer model, if desired.

http://grabcad.com/verislav.mudrak/about

http://grabcad.com/library/reducer–3

I hope that you enjoy the tutorial.

Best regards,
Don

Within the tutorial the reader will be led through each keystroke to create the gear reducer 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.

Textual Creations is very pleased to announce the release of TurboCAD Pro V20.1 – Sheet Metal Box (with UV Wrapped Texture)

Sheet Metal Box Tutorial Cover Image

TurboCAD Pro V20.1 – Sheet Metal Box is a 175 page fully illustrated tutorial that leads the reader through every keystroke to produce the sheet metal tissue box and drawing that is pictured on the cover of the tutorial.

TurboCAD Pro V20.1 – Sheet Metal Box is available on the Textual Creations Shopping Page. Sample pages are available there.

From the Introduction:

The Sheet Metal Box tutorial is a narrow focus tutorial that looks specifically at two processes. The first is the ability to bend sheet objects and the second is the ability to wrap an image texture to the bent results. Although the ability to bend sheets, via the Bend tool, has been available in the Platinum version of TurboCAD for a number of versions the ability to effectively wrap these bent objects has not, at least not in an easy and efficient manner. With the arrival of TurboCAD V20 and its new UV Wrapping tools the user now has the ability to effectively wrap these bent objects. As with any new tool, the process has a bit of a learning curve and it is the hope of the author that this short tutorial will help users come to grips with the new process.

Please be advised that the Platinum edition of TurboCAD V20 is required to create sheet metal box. A 3D box is supplied, however, for those who want to learn about UV Wrapping but only possess the basic version of TurboCAD Pro

Within the tutorial the reader will be led through each keystroke to create the tissue box 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 render their drawing and save it in a high resolution image format. The reader will also learn how to utilize paper space to create a drawing that illustrates the pre-bent sheet.