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TurboCad - Why I like it

TurboCad - Why I like it

TurboCad - Why I like it

I got chastised by the authors of this website for my rants about AutoCad.  That is why this forum got started.

I know and use AutoCad.  Good enough program.  Just don't like it!!  But one of my old bosses made me do it!!
  1.  Too expensive - TurboCad - FULL price is $1000 and you can often negotiate that down.  Updates are quite cheap!!

  2.  For most people A/C is like killing a fly with an Atom bomb.

  3.  I could teach a trained monkey to use T/C and yes I am the trained monkey

  4.  A/C crashes computers around here all the time.

  5.  T/C can read almost any CAD file in existence - A/C just reads their own

  6.  I am not paid by T/C - just been using it for 20++ years -  since the DOS days.

So if anyone wants to chime in - be my guest.......


RE: TurboCad - Why I like it

I have used TurboCAD, mostly for conversions that AutoCAD couldn't do.
To the limited extent that I tested it, it worked okay, i.e., typical Windows user interface, and I don't recall any horrid crashes.

I don't regard the Windows interface as a particular virtue, because I learned AutoCAD before it was available on Windows, and still prefer to drive it that way, instead of cluttering the screen with icons.

TC's asking price does indeed come way down when you express a little sales resistance. ... but nothing is cheaper right now than Dassault's Draftsight, which does 2D and a useful amount of 3D.

As for being 'good enough', well, none of them are as good as they could/should be.
My programmer friend George says they're all the same stuff underneath. ... but he didn't use the word 'stuff'.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: TurboCad - Why I like it

Never heard of Draftsight and I thought I knew them all. Will look into it


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