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General Discussion / How to get the best output from TC Deluxe V8
« Last post by SuperMagnetMan on February 17, 2018, 08:49:28 AM »
This has been my number one complaint since I think version 4 when I bought it the first time.  Now I refuse to buy any future upgrades until they solve the problem of output.  I noticed the recent subject of printing to PDF and I struggled with that problem as well and never found a way to get the shading of an object out of TC - especially any text and dimensions.  Here are my 2 current methods:

#1 - I move the drawing to my 32 inch monitor and make it as big as I can and then do a screen shot and open the jpg in photoshop and add the dimensions manually in PS.  This preserves the shading and view and all the lines so that they can been seen.

#2 - I export to Adobe Illustrator where I import them but for some unimaginable reason all lines come into Illustrator as the thinnest possible line size ad so I have to select everything and set the line thickness to 1 or 2 pixels.  Of course this means that the lines that I created originally with different thicknesses are all the same and I have to change them manually.  Also, AI imports all the surfaces as a mesh of triangles.

I have been unable to find any other way to share what I get on my screen with anyone else.  I use the program to produce general sketch type drawings to send to our CAD group who uses some version of AutoCAD and they make all the final drawings.  So, I need the output as a real PDF at best or jpg at worst.  Does anyone have any better methods?

Thanks
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Problems / Re: Problem with Callout and Parallel Line tools
« Last post by mitchb on February 15, 2018, 06:25:10 PM »
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This is very frustrating as I then have to number manually,

Re-enter the start sequence number in the data window text box. Info entered into the Inspector only applies to the selected object.

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but the subsequent offsets only 'pull' in the direction i want to offset by a minuscule distance if at all.

This has been fixed but I don't remember which build, drove me crazy too. Try using the Offset tool instead. If you are on V10 then upgrade to the current build.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: Hatch Issue
« Last post by mitchb on February 15, 2018, 05:57:38 PM »
I have been doing some follow up work on your drawing and have found that hiding all the 3D elements in your drawing allows it to print/save as a pdf and allows the fill pattern to display. There is a transparent solid over the "scale", be sure to hide/delete that too.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Problem with Callout and Parallel Line tools
« Last post by Recon on February 15, 2018, 02:15:41 AM »
Good evening, this is my first post on this forum and I am hoping someone can assist.  I have been using turvocad for about 12 months.  I recently had a computer crash and have reinstalled turbocad.  The issues I am seeing were not there on the first install, but have appeared on the re install. 

When I use the call out tool to number parts and want to continue numbering in numerical order, my first version would do so 1 through 10 normally.  The second version numbers 1 correctly but when I go to number 2, the leader automatically disappears and only the extension line and the number 2 appear.  I then 'COMMAND Z" to delete and continue and it automatically numbers as 3 with the correct leader and extension line.  This is very frustrating as I then have to number manually, which can be a pain when I need to number many items.

Secondly, when I use the parallel tool, to offset multiple lines by 'x' distance, the first offset works well, but the subsequent offsets only 'pull' in the direction i want to offset by a minuscule distance if at all.  I can then type the distance offset, but cannot move the second and subsequent lines any distance manually.

Thanks for your help.
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Problems / Re: Hatch Issue
« Last post by mitchb on February 14, 2018, 10:40:07 PM »
This is an issue with the print method rendering the font. Looking at the print preview window you can see the strange K along with the boxes in front of Scale. I deleted the "Times New Roman" font and replaced it with "Times" and it cleaned that up. I was not able to get the polygon pattern to  show up just the black stripe.

Do the 3D elements belong in this view? They look out of place here.
 
Enjhoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: Hatch Issue
« Last post by JBorlaug on February 14, 2018, 01:53:13 PM »
This iz quite interesting! when on the ISO ( Aero) setting, I got that wierd letter K, but my PDF is OK! I did click my active layer to Construction, hid the solids, and the curves from (my) side view not on the z plane, then set up to print
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Problems / Re: Hatch Issue
« Last post by JBorlaug on February 14, 2018, 01:29:56 PM »
That is kinda wild lookin= opening my "new" V10 to test
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Problems / Re: Hatch Issue
« Last post by jawick on February 14, 2018, 01:13:01 PM »
Mitch,
I have attached the TurboCAD drawing file and the pdf that I created via the print menu. See the "k" in Viking and the 1/2"= 1' that have
been altered. In earlier conversions of TurboCAD files to pdfs, I have seen text that lack sharpness. This test not so much. I basically would like the highest quality reproduction that I can get when converting to pdf.
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Problems / Re: Hatch Issue
« Last post by mitchb on February 13, 2018, 09:24:10 PM »
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I am having quality issues with doing that, creating a pdf from the print menu.
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TurboCAD seems to produce a higher quality pdf for some reason that's why I asked.

Not sure what you mean by these seemingly contradictory statements. Can you post a sample drawing for us to test with?

The pdf code used by TC and Preview are both by Apple. Jpeg is a lossy format and every time you export/import then convert you can expect even more loss. Preview does have some control over the amount of loss when saving. I have no idea what quality ScreenShot uses.

If I had a drawing I could look at the settings to see if I can make a clean pdf.

Enjoy
Mitch 
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Problems / Re: Hatch Issue
« Last post by jawick on February 13, 2018, 10:50:02 AM »
Mitch,
I am having quality issues with doing that, creating a pdf from the print menu. Also when I create a jpg using screen shot and then export the jpeg into preview and then into a pdf, the quality is substandard. I just starting having this problem and it makes it hard to get nice quality pdfs to customers. The export function in TurboCAD seems to produce a higher quality pdf for some reason that's why I asked. Do you have any other suggestions that might work?
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