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Turbocad Deluxe V14 [OLD VERSION]

Windows Vista / XP
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • IMSI Design TurboCAD Deluxe 14

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000OZJXQ8
  • Item model number: 00TCD514CC01
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 26, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,702 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Packed with hundreds of professional drafting tools, incredible file support, video and interactive tutorials, photorealistic rendering and millions of symbols, TurboCAD Deluxe delivers everything you need. Quickly create presentation-ready home plans, technical drawings, mechanical designs, artistic illustrations, crafts, school projects and more.

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95 of 96 people found the following review helpful
By C. Good
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I ordered TurboCAD Deluxe V14 (for Windows) because my family and I needed a good drawing program that could calculate things like area and angle and that didn't cost the earth. I had used AutoCAD about 10 years ago and knew that it had those capabilities, but I was reluctant to pay the hundreds of dollars required for just AutoCAD LT. Fortunately, TurboCAD Deluxe 14 does all that I need and more, and for a very reasonable price.

TurboCAD Deluxe 14 has a very smooth and quick installation. As with most programs this size, the user is allowed to choose a minimum (2-D tools only), standard, full, or custom install. A full install includes a software development kit for more custom applications.

Also available with the installation is a separate building materials scheduler for architects and builders who want to quickly produce a quote for a project. This program is included on the TurboCAD Deluxe 14 CD.

There are two more CDs that come with the package. One is a very comprehensive TurboCAD tutorial, which starts from the very basics (how to set your screen for 1024x768 resolution), and goes through all the standard CAD drawing features (layers, snaps, grids, dimensioning, etc.) and into more advanced topics like custom templates. The other CD is a library of common CAD symbols.

TurboCAD Deluxe 14 itself is very nice to use. The interface is about as configurable as you can imagine, with standard toolbars that can be moved all around the screen, docked at the sides, minimized, or whatever else you want, and the ability to create custom toolbars.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chief strong point is its low entry price. January 21, 2008
I learned CAD via AutoCADR9 and got disgusted with AutoDesk by ACADR13.
TurboCAD was a pleasant substitute. The major drawback was a steep learning curve to get acquainted with TCAD, as its formalism is very different from ACAD.

Installation is typical, with a registration step required within thirty days on insertion onto your hard drive. One note for CAD beginners: Get as big a monitor that will fit in your workspace. The typical engineering CAD interface is very cluttered. You could configure your interface to eliminate all the tablet features, but you'll bring them back as you go through your drafting tasks, anyway. The actual drawing area is quite small on smallish (15 to 17 inch) monitors. Be advised.

With TCAD12, came online tutorials, which answered many questions, like how he heck do I do whatever in TCAD? TCAD12 was also the first version to supply an excellent rendering engine, and TCAD14 sports enhanced
rendering and textures. Your TCAD14 package will have a CD-based tutorial, but go to the website for more helpful lessons.

TCAD14 will open and edit, layer for layer, any AutoDesk format DXF/DWG file. However, some TCAD-edited files may not display properly in ACAD.

If you are new to CAD, the supplied documentation and online tutorials will get you started in engineering drafting. You must spend a lot of time learning these new skills; CAD proficiency has no shortcuts. If you came from an AutoDesk background, be prepared for a lot of frustration; you will have to unlearn many ACAD tricks.

However, consider how much money you have saved by avoiding AutoDesk.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Turbocad 14 Deluxe - February 8, 2008
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As a hobbyist who is interested in home design and construction I have been using CAD software since the days of DOS.

For many years I had used QuickCAD from Autodesk, the makers of AutoCAD but when I moved to Vista (probably a mistake) I was forced to find an alternative CAD program as Autodesk apparently no longer offers low end drafting software.

I first tried ViaCAD from Punch and found that it was simply not to my liking. Kudos to Punch for promptly honoring their 90 day money back guarantee.

So I ordered TurboCAD with fairly low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Kudos here also to Amazon. Somehow I accidentally ordered two copies. When I contacted Amazon, they said simply refuse shipment on the second order and we'll issue a refund. I did and they did.

With any drafting software, it takes a while to get a sense of what you are trying to accomplish and how to best go about it. I had a bit of difficulty switching from the QuickCAD paradigm to TurboCAD's but I'm happy that I made the switch.

The one frustration I have with TurboCAD Deluxe us that many of the features found in TurboCAD Pro are not available. Two that I have found missing that cause frustration are the inability to import an image and the inability to modify a line style or a cross hatch style.

IMSI does give you several line and crosshatch styles but I find that I need more dense (closer together dashes etc) styles to accurately represent my ideas.

In general, the ability to snap to a variety of objects or positions on objects is very good as is the ability to modify objects by trimming, etc.

I've yet to learn how to position construction lines accurately and I miss the ability to trim to the extent of a non-adjoining line.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Less than worthless
I have used AutoCAD since 2.6 and MicroStation since 4.0. What a waste of money this was. I gave it one star only because this page would not accept zero stars.
Published on April 5, 2011 by kevin
2.0 out of 5 stars unless you spend some time with it
I bought the program because I also have an old crooked house that I am fixing up. I had a bunch of sketches that I used to figure out projects and I thought that I could learn... Read more
Published on April 11, 2010 by A. Preiss
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Published on February 3, 2010 by Robert F. Littlefield
4.0 out of 5 stars Steep learning curve.
If you used a Computer CAD program then you will probably do ok. If not this program has a steep learning curve. It came with a training cd, too little information for me. Read more
Published on September 12, 2009 by P.C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable program for $15
When I worked as a building and structures supervisor, I had use of AutoCad program costing $1200. I have since retired and missed the hands on design and developement at my... Read more
Published on August 16, 2009 by Scott R. Swager
5.0 out of 5 stars What a bargain!!!
All I was looking for was a simple CAD program to lay out floor plans, etc. but at the price for this product I thought "What the heck" and ordered it. What a bargain! Read more
Published on June 13, 2009 by William C. Pilcher
4.0 out of 5 stars TurboCAD Deluxe 14
TurboCAD Deluxe 14 is well worth the $14.00 I paid for it.
It does quite a lot, from 2D to limited 3D work with steady perspective views and nice rendering ability. Read more
Published on June 4, 2009 by DG
1.0 out of 5 stars If you love autocad, you'll hate this.
I thought this would be a nice subsitute for autocad after leaving my drafting career this would be a fun replacement, but it doesn't work very well and is missing some obvious... Read more
Published on May 16, 2009 by Steven
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to install and use
TurboCAD ver14 is very easy to load and use on Windows Vista. Other versions caused errors but this is truly compatible. Great product for light drawing in any category.
Published on May 3, 2009 by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Turbo Cad V14
I have been using a limited version of Quick Cad for several years now and really would have been happy to acquire a key to unlock the expanded version of same, but was not able to... Read more
Published on April 26, 2009 by J. Knight
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