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General Discussion / Hatch Creator
« Last post by garytreible on June 22, 2017, 11:50:35 AM »

I'm using TC Mac Pro V9

Is there a hatch pattern creator plugin for the Mac version like there is for the Windows version?  Hatch files appear to be .CUX files.  Is there another way to make them?


Problems / Re: Turbocad cad 8 deluxe Mac fill pattern not working
« Last post by mitchb on June 21, 2017, 11:43:33 AM »
Hi phifunk,

Welcome to the forum.

All fills are associated with a Smart Polygon. If a filled area is created from a series of single lines then a Smart Polygon will be generated to contain the fill/pattern.

To change a fill color or pattern you need to select the smart polygon then use the "Fill Properties" icon in the Inspector to make the changes. If a fill region can't be found by the program, try holding down the shift key and select each line forming the desired polygon. Should there be lines that overrun each other then consider using the "Region Trim" tool to clean them up.

If the fills overlap you can use the "Arrange" option in the "Edit" menu to select the order the fills appear.

If this doesn't get you going then post a sample drawing for us to look at.

Problems / Turbocad cad 8 deluxe Mac fill pattern not working
« Last post by phifunk on June 21, 2017, 02:35:27 AM »

initially the simple fill patterns were working on simple polygons and now it is just a solid color no matter what I do. Any thoughts on how to fix?

thank you

General Discussion / Re: Outside - Inside Walls and Rendering
« Last post by jmpcad on June 17, 2017, 05:18:05 AM »
Outstanding! Thanks Mitch!
General Discussion / Re: Outside - Inside Walls and Rendering
« Last post by mitchb on June 16, 2017, 11:32:19 PM »
When applying renders to just one side of a wall use the "Apply Normal" tool. This will render the selected surface only. If you want more than one texture on a wall then add a surface and texture that, be sure the added surface is a tiny bit away from the wall surface or you will get a striped effect because the program will not be sure which surface is on top and will alternate between them.

General Discussion / Outside - Inside Walls and Rendering
« Last post by jmpcad on June 16, 2017, 07:28:30 PM »
Hello All - I recently started using the wall creation tools in TurboCad for Mac, I think they're very useful and certainly shortcut your design time. My question is this: If I have an Outdoor Wall that on the outside will be rendered in brick and on the other side (which is the inside) will need to be rendered in a different material, is there a way to create this using one wall, or does this have to be handled with two different walls side-by-side, each with their own rendering materials applied?

Any help is always appreciated, thanks.
Problems / Re: Down load issues
« Last post by mitchb on June 15, 2017, 10:47:46 AM »
Hi saopedro,

Welcome to the forum.

Try to download TC Deluxe here:


When asked to activate, apply your serial number and activation code from your purchase e-mail. This is the current released version.

Problems / Down load issues
« Last post by saopedro on June 15, 2017, 03:15:32 AM »
I have purchased a download copy of TurboCAD deluxe V10 for Mac. When I download the DMG file I get 'image not recognised' error message. I have tried to download several time with the same result. I have tried to use the Disk doctor but does not help. emails to support or customer support at IMSI are being rejected.

Any Ideas?

Problems / Re: error in extracting
« Last post by mitchb on June 13, 2017, 04:55:23 PM »
Johnny is right on this. As to the colors both the layer and line color are red, plus at least for me, my select color is red. The easiest way to fix that line was to change it to arcs using the "Arcs from Curves" tool. It extruded after that. Checking the line object also gives a self-intersect warning.

Problems / Re: error in extracting
« Last post by JBorlaug on June 13, 2017, 12:33:11 PM »
There are some reconstructs needed here, I took a closeup of 1 spline  ( i couldn't get the colors to play, so I placed on a new layer), and found the symetries are off "quite a bit", as the opposite location has the line not intersecting the point.
 If this was a dloaded dxf, the origin was not created in high quality status, these are the micro details that kill a proper extrude. cover surface etc.
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