Rosko, it's not that the Mac version is so bad it's just that they have chosen to use different developers for it's publication! If you are a newbie as far as cad and Mac are concerned, the difference won't be a factor for you!
I apologize if I scared you about turbo Cad and the same to anyone else. It's just that I have used turbo Cad since (I think it was 1987) when I got my first version, of turbo cad for windows. At about the same time I bought a bunch of "penny stocks that happened to be turbo cad". If I remember correctly it was 30,000 shares that have since been sold, that's how much I was and still am, impressed with the program!
I just switched to Mac 3 years ago and was using my windows laptop for turbo cad. I have now gotten to the place where I need to use cad again on a much more regular basis and want to do it on the Mac!
I have bought the CAD COURSE.COM instruction for Turbo Cad for Mac ver. 4 but the guy that does the moderation on it is so monotone that it's hard for me to listen to him for more than 10 minutes at a time. If he had a little bit of voice inflection it would be a lot easier for "me" to listen to. Someone else may not have a problem with it!
The commands are just not where I would expect them to be, sometimes not even under the same heading! For you that should not even come into the learning curve. Sometimes they are not even there they are compounded with another command and it takes a (for me) lot of searching to get to it.
Again it's not that I am knocking Turbo Cad it's just the way they presented the Mac version with such a difference in procedures! "I WILL LEARN IT" not yelling just being positive! And then I won't have to put up with having windows on my MAC!
Rosko don't shy away from Turbo Cad it's a great program, powerful enough to do anything that is needed, by many people!