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DesignCAD Training

DesignCAD 2D/3D Training Guide

DesignCAD 2D/3D Training Guide

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DesignCAD 2D/3D Training offers training and techniques to help you get the most out of DesignCAD 3D Max. Though fully illustrated lessons, complete with video demonstrations, you’ll quickly become familiar with the DesignCAD drawing environment and all essential 2D/3D features and tools.


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Complete 2D/3D Computer-Aided Design Training

This valuable bundle offers complete 2D and 3D training and techniques for users of DesignCAD 3D Max.  It was created by DesignCAD expert Steve Maynard-Smith, and edited by DesignCAD product manager, Kevan Chapman with the latest release of DesignCAD, version 25.

Improve Productivity with Essential Training

2D Computer Aided Design with DesignCAD offers essential training and techniques to help you get the most out of your DesignCAD software. Quickly learn how to use DesignCAD 2D tools and features through 6 complete lessons, fully illustrated, and 23 video demonstrations as you work in DesignCAD along with Steve Maynard-Smith to help you quickly become familiar with DesignCAD 2D tools and features.  Lessons include:

  • Lesson 1: Start DesignCAD and Learn the DesignCAD Environment
  • Lesson 2: Drawing Basic Shapes
  • Lesson 3: Layers and More
  • Lesson 4: Hatch
  • Lesson 5: Paper Space, Drawing Release and Printing
  • Lesson 6: Putting it all together and Dimensioning the Filter

Work in the 3D World with DesignCAD 3D Max

Many companies are now relying on 3D CAD images for marketing, for project proposals, and to convey ideas.  3D Computer Aided Design with DesignCAD teaches users how to use the 3D design tools in DesignCAD 3D Max through 6 fully illustrated, complete lessons.  Video demonstrations are also provided.  Work along with Steve Maynard-Smith to help you become familiar working in the world of 3D. 

This tutorial builds on the lessons of 2D Computer Aided Design with DesignCAD with these lessons:

  • Lesson 7: Symbols/Library Parts
  • Lesson 8: Creating Section Views and Inserting Symbols
  • Lesson 9: The World of 3D
  • Lesson 10: Creating 3D Revolved Parts
  • Lesson 11: Spirals
  • Lesson 12: Fillet and Chamfers
DesignCAD 2D Training Guide

DesignCAD 2D Training Guide

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The DesignCAD 2D Training Guide offers important training and techniques to help you get the most out of your DesignCAD software. Though fully illustrated lessons with video demonstrations, you’ll quickly become familiar with the DesignCAD drawing environment and essential 2D features and tools.


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DesignCAD 3D Training Guide

DesignCAD 3D Training Guide

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The DesignCAD 3D Training Guide helps users of DesignCAD 3D Max learn to design in 3D. Through fully illustrated lessons, complete with video demonstrations of tools, you’ll quickly become familiar with the 3D tools and features.Offers training and techniques to help you get the most out of DesignCAD 3D Training Guide.


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TurboCAD® Training

2D/3D Training Guide for TurboCAD Deluxe & Expert 2017

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The TurboCAD Deluxe & Expert 2D/3D Training Guide teaches common 2D and 3D CAD skills necessary to efficiently operate TurboCAD through easy to use, step-by-step sessions. Perfect for classroom or self-study.


2D Training Guide for TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017

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2D Training Guide for TurboCAD Pro Platinum teaches common 2D CAD skills to TurboCAD Pro Platinum users. Newly updated for TurboCAD 2017, users learn through easy to use, step-by-step training sessions with video demonstrations. It's perfect for individual or classroom study.


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2D Training Guide for TurboCAD

This browser based (HTML) and video training guide teaches common 2D CAD skills through easy to use, step-by-step sessions.  Newly updated for TurboCAD 2017, it’s designed for anyone wishing to learn TurboCAD in a self-paced, structured session format, but is also appropriate for students learning CAD for the first time in a classroom setting, whether at school, college, university or any educational institution.

The Easiest Way to Learn 2D Computer-Aided Design with TurboCAD

All key 2D features in TurboCAD are presented in this learning system. Following basic introductory sessions are 14 learning sessions that introduce the following activities:

  • Session 1 ­­– the graphic editor, toolbars and palettes, the Design Director, select tool, entity layers, and brush pattern fill
  • Session 2 – starting a new drawing, grid display features, drawing tools and duplication methods
  • Session 3 – line and circle geometry, the edit node tool, the fillet modification tool, and using the selector shell’s stretch handles
  • Session 4 – the intersection snap mode, tangent lines, parallel lines, and orthogonal & radial dimensioning
  • Session 5 – chamfer, parallel lines, entity dimensioning, model and paper space layout, viewport scale, and viewport borders
  • Session 6 – shrink/extend line, parallel construction, object trim and radius dimensions
  • Session 7 – circle tangent to entities, chamfer with distances of zero, and angular dimensions
  • Session 8 – quadrant snap mode, using points as center marks, radial copy, open window mode and viewport scale
  • Session 9 – mirror, line tangent from arc, split, and extended ortho snap mode features
  • Session 10 – edit reference point, multilines, groups and blocks, rotated ellipse, polyline, polyline arc, and 2D intersect
  • Session 11 – center of extents snap mode, polygon, stretch, offset, inserting a block, and using the pick point hatch method
  • Session 12 – region, inserting a symbol from a library, using the edit content feature to modify a block, and floating model space
  • Session 13 – relocate the origin and instructs on the wall tool, wall split, and convert to wall features
  • Session 14 – introduces many new features and touches on 3D design in TurboCAD

2D/3D Training Guide for TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017

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The 2D/3D Training Guides for TurboCAD Pro Platinum teaches common 2D and 3D CAD skills necessary to efficiently operate TurboCAD Pro Platinum for Windows. Users learn through easy, step-by-step training sessions with video demonstrations. Great for a classroom or self-study.


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2D/3D Training Guides for TurboCAD

Newly updated for TurboCAD 2017, these HTML and video training guides teach common 2D and 3D CAD skills through easy to use, step-by-step sessions. It’s designed for anyone wishing to learn TurboCAD Pro Platinum for Windows in a self-paced, structured session format.  This program is also appropriate for students learning CAD for the first time in a classroom setting, whether at school, college, university or any educational institution.

The Easiest Way to Learn Computer-Aided Design with TurboCAD

All key 2D features in TurboCAD are presented in the first program. Following basic introductory sessions are 14 learning sessions. Over 220 videos are spread throughout the 14 sessions to demonstrate the activities being presented.

See session details on the 2D Training Guide Page

Once you have completed the 2D training guide, move to the 3D training guide for comprehensive solid modeling and rendering instruction. In the 3D guide, over 250 videos are spread throughout 15 sessions.

See session details on the 3D Training Guide Page

With both the 2D and 3D guide, each session begins with a task worksheet with specific instructions about the session. All sessions are single session, from start to finish, which means drawings can easily be completed in the recommended timeframe. Projects and practical sessions are also included so you can build your own projects from scratch.

TurboCAD Mac 2D/3D Training Guide

TurboCAD Mac 2D/3D Training Guide

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TurboCAD Mac 2D/3D Training Guide offer 16 self-paced work sessions in animated video format. Students watch and learn essential 2D drafting and 3D modeling skills as they complete each task.


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TurboCAD Mac 2D/3D Training

This multimedia Training program aims to provide the TurboCAD Mac user with a comprehensive learning tool which spans 2D drawing and 3D design.

This Guide is presented in a Tutorial format, allowing the user to follow the step-by-step instructions from concept to completion. All the Tutorial content in this Guide contains designs which instruct how to create 2D geometry in order to produce 3D solid models in fluid start-to finish tutorials.

Each Session contains an Introduction Sheet which illustrates in detail the sketch or model which will be produced during the Session, complete with important information, estimated session duration and a fully completed drawing sample of the session. The drawing sample can be viewed or printed as a pdf or opened using your TurboCAD Mac software.

3D Training Guide for TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017

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3D Training Guide for TurboCAD Pro Platinum teaches common 3D CAD skills necessary to efficiently operate TurboCAD Pro Platinum for Windows. Users learn through easy, step-by-step training sessions with video demonstrations. For a classroom or self-study.It is a perfect for individual


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3D Training Guide for TurboCAD

This browser based (HTML) and video training guide teaches common 3D CAD skills through easy to use, step-by-step sessions. It’s designed for anyone wishing to learn TurboCAD in a self-paced, structured session format, but is also appropriate for students learning CAD for the first time in a classroom setting, whether at school, college, university or any educational institution.

The Easiest Way to Learn 3D Computer-Aided Design with TurboCAD

All key 3D features in TurboCAD are presented in this learning system. Following basic introductory sessions are 15 learning sessions that introduce the following activities:

  • Session 1 – program and drawing settings for 3D design, the 3D menu panels, selector 2D/3D properties, standard / isometric views, the world and user-coordinate system, workplanes, and 3D thickness
  • Session 2 – mirror (3D objects), generic transform, multiple layout templates, fillet edges, and material properties
  • Session 3 – 3D box, rotated box, sphere, hemisphere, cylinder, polygonal prism, fillet edges, parametric updates, workplane by facet, using the mirror tool in a 3D application, basic material properties, and paper space layout
  • Session 4 – profile node edit, workplane by 3 points, simple extrude and quick pull, dimensioning on the workplane, and viewport layer control
  • Session 5 – 2D add, 2D subtract, generic transform, 3D add, 3D subtract, generic transform, 3D selection properties, and toggle 2D/3D
  • Session 6 – assembly by 3 points, assembly by edge & point, assembly by facets and tangents, assemble by axis, and shell solid
  • Session 7 – solid objects : torus, sphere, revolve, assemble by 3 points, and slice by workplane
  • Session 8 – imprint add and subtract, pressure load, extrusion draft angle, compound profile extrusion, extruding to a face, and flexible text
  • Session 9 – revolve, workplane intersection, 3D array, the thread tool, and adjusting the faceter mode
  • Session 10 – join polyline, assemble by 3 points, using the same profile to extrude bi-directionally, and updating object information using the selection info palette 
  • Session 11 – loft, branched and face2face lofting, edit current workplane, show/hide workplane intersections, and pressure load. 
  • Session 12 – section by closed polyline, facet editor, radial copy - 3D, place on workplane, offset, and create holes 
  • Session 13 – extrusion draft angle, compound profile sweep, twisted extrude, surface from solid, and assemble by edge and facet. 
  • Session 14 – using the Drafting Palette to do the following: selection by component / assembly, inserting views into the drawing, the view scale and hidden line view, projection views; sectional views, inserting sectional views, aligning sectional views, and multiple paper space layouts 
  • Session 15 – render modes, display hidden lines as dashed, displaying non-renderable objects, lights, camera properties, camera objects, camera movement, walk through, and render scene environment

TurboCAD 2D/3D Basic Training

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TurboCAD 2D/3D Basic Training covers the basics of 2D drafting and 3D design using TurboCAD. It offers a range of exercises covering both technical and architectural designs so you can more quickly accomplish your precision design goals.Users learn through easy, step-by-step training sessions.Great for a classroom


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About this Training Guide

TurboCAD 2D/3D Basic Training program was designed to provide an introduction into Computer Aided Design (CAD) using the TurboCAD Designer, Deluxe or Professional editions.

This Training Program covers the basics of 2D drafting and 3D design and contains a range of exercises covering both technical and architectural designs.

Advanced methods, worked examples and practical drawings are available in the TurboCAD Deluxe 2D|3D Training Guide and the TurboCAD Professional 2D|3D Training Guide.

TurboCAD 2D Training Included:

  • Starting a New Drawing
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) including customizing Palettes, Toolbars, and Menus
  • Drawing Aids including Layers and Snap Modes
  • Sketch Tools
  • Object Handling, Transformation, Duplication, and Modification
  • Spatial Information including Coordinates and Measurement Info
  • Annotation including Dimensions, Hatch, and Text
  • Formatted External Objects, Drawing Layout, and Architectural Tools

TurboCAD 3D Training Included:

  • 3D Design Environment including Views, Coordinate Systems and Workplanes
  • Creating and Extruding Profiles
  • 3D Objects including Simple Extrudes, Revolve, and Section of Objects
  • Parametric Updates
  • 3D Object Handling
  • Boolean Facet
  • Assembly Tools
  • Render Modes

Tutorial Sessions

Two 2D and two 3D practical tutorial sessions are included to introduce you to the various tools discussed in the training. Each tutorial contains all the instructions needed to complete a drawing shown in the task drawing and worksheet. The instructions flow from one task to the next and the illustrations are contained in a storyboard manner.

Live Content

As new versions of TurboCAD are released, certain aspects of this Training Guide will update. This is done to maintain compliancy and consistency between the TurboCAD program and this Training Guide. For this reason, an internet connection is required for the New & Improved Features and Modification & Updates portions of this training guide.

Multimedia Content

This training guide contains multi-media content in the form of movies and animations to demonstrate the topic discussed. MP4, QuickTime, and Flash movie formats are available to provide for the multiple media players on different laptops and browsers. The MP4 and QuickTime movies are hosted online and require an internet connection to view.

Downloadable Content

This Training Guide contains interactive content in the form of Task Worksheets, Work Examples, and Tutorial Drawings. When the TurboCAD icon appears, a sample drawing is supplied which can be opened in your TurboCAD program.

TurboFloorPlan® Training

TurboFloorPlan Mac Training & Tutorials

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Order this flexible learning program written by Patricia Gamburgo, a professional architect and TurboFloorPlan expert, to go with your TurboFloorPlan Mac software. This training is appropriate for TurboFloorPlan Home and Landscape Deluxe or Pro for Mac, version 2017 owners.


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Learn TurboFloorPlan from an Expert

TurboFloorPlan 2017 Training & Tutorials is a flexible learning eBook written by Patricia Gamburgo, a professional architect and TurboFloorPlan expert, designed to helps users of all levels get the most out of their TurboFloorPlan software. It is delivered in a downloadable PDF format  and contains all the necessary elements to learn and master the TurboFloorPlan program, so you can get started right away.  

Please note: This program was recently updated for the TurboFloorPlan 2017 Mac release and all references are regarding this version.. 

Complete TurboFloorPlan Training

Follow the complete training to learn and master TurboFloorPlan® programs. Each of the four sections include images, training guides, and tutorials to help you learn, understanding how the program “thinks” (Understanding the Walls, Understanding the Elevations, etc.), and to master even its most powerful tools. Sections include:

  1. Mastering the program
  2. Importing, Exporting, and Printing
  3. Power Tools
  4. Pat’s Advice

See what's new in “TurboFloorPlan®2017: Training & Tutorials”

  • For the first time, an entire new eBook exclusively for Mac users! 260 pages and more than 800 images dedicated to the latest TurboFloorPlan 2017 for Mac version.
  • NEW: New and current features examined with updated images reflecting the New User’s Interface.
  • NEW: a new feature in Pat’s eBooks: the Screen Guides. Browse through images of the most important screens of your program, then click on the desired feature and you will be directed to the exact topic in the eBook!
  • NEW: Visual guides allow the comprehension of the entire subject (Doors, Cabinets, etc.)
  • NEW: learn how to get the best results using the new Palettes and Plant Bar
  • NEW: explore how to use the 3D features to create Elevations and Renderings.
  • NEW: Discover how to work and select simultaneously in 2D and 3D using the 3D selector tool
  • NEW: get the best results of the new features such as Dormers, Roof Tools, and much more.
  • NEW: all the new libraries’ formats and organization reviewed with descriptions and images, including how to create and use the new 2D Plant Symbol Library.
  • NEW: create cross sections of your project using the new and powerful 3D Cutaway Tool.

Easily Jump to a Specific Topic

Need help right away on a specific topic? Simply click on that topic in the table of contents to quickly locate what you need. Topics and tools are linked on the screen, so, while you are consulting an item, you can easily access the additional information. You can search the information by content, by topic or by keyword. 

Learn Step by Step

The tutorials show the “How To” for specific uses. Learn how to start a project, how to insert a picture and landscape it, how to create a walk-out basement, how to slope a lot, and much more!

Visual Guides

TurboFloorPlan 2017 Training & Tutorials includes more than 800 color images (showing tables, examples, rendering results and screenshots) demonstrating TurboFloorPlan’s various tools.

Master TurboFloorPlan Power Tools

All the Power Tools included with the programs are individually explained with images, training guides, and tutorials. 

Expert Insight

The constructive elements include the necessary technical information. For example: the roof chapter includes a glossary explaining the names of the different parts of a roof as well as the name and development of 21 different types of roofs. Or, if you wish to develop a staircase, for example, you will find not only how to create it using TurboFloorPlan®, but also, how stairs are calculated in real life.

TurboFloorPlan Windows Training & Tutorials

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Order this flexible learning program written by Patricia Gamburgo, a professional architect and TurboFloorPlan expert, to go with your TurboFloorPlan software. This training is appropriate for TurboFloorPlan Home and Landscape Deluxe and Pro version 2017 owners, and Instant Architect 2017.


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Learn TurboFloorPlan from an Expert

TurboFloorPlan 2017: Training & Tutorials is a flexible learning eBook written by Patricia Gamburgo, a professional architect and TurboFloorPlan expert, designed to helps users of all levels get the most out of their TurboFloorPlan software. It is delivered in a downloadable PDF format  and contains all the necessary elements to learn and master the TurboFloorPlan program, so you can get started right away.  

Please note: This program was recently updated for the TurboFloorPlan 2017 Windows release and all references are regarding this version.

Complete TurboFloorPlan Training

Follow the complete training to learn and master TurboFloorPlan® programs. Each of the four sections include images, training guides, and tutorials to help you learn, understanding how the program “thinks” (Understanding the Walls, Understanding the Elevations, etc.), and to master even its most powerful tools. Sections include:

  1. Mastering the program
  2. Importing, Exporting, and Printing
  3. Power Tools
  4. Pat’s Advice

See what's new in “TurboFloorPlan®2017: Training & Tutorials

  • A new eBook with 360 pages and more than 1000 images dedicated to the latest TurboFloorPlan 2017 for Windows version.
  • NEW: a new feature in Pat’s eBooks: the Screen Guides. Browse through images of the most important screens of your program, then click on the desired feature and you will be directed to the exact topic in the eBook!
  • NEW: learn how to get the best results using the new Material Editor.
  • NEW: explore how to add automatic Shutters to your windows.
  • NEW: all the libraries’ formats and organization reviewed with descriptions and images, including how to create and use the new Plant Symbol Library.
  • NEW: create cross sections of your project using the new and powerful 3D Cutaway Tool.
  • NEW and current features examined with updated images reflecting the updated User’s Interface and Preferences.
  • NEW: get the best results of the new features such as DoorsDormers Walls, and much more.

Easily Jump to a Specific Topic

Need help right away on a specific topic? Simply click on that topic in the table of contents to quickly locate what you need. Topics and tools are linked on the screen, so, while you are consulting an item, you can easily access the additional information. You can search the information by content, by topic or by keyword. 

Learn Step by Step

The tutorials show the “How To” for specific uses. Learn how to start a project, how to insert a picture and landscape it, how to create a walk-out basement, how to slope a lot, and much more!

Visual Guides

TurboFloorPlan Training & Tutorials includes more than 1000 color images (showing tables, examples, rendering results and screenshots) demonstrating TurboFloorPlan’s various tools.

Master TurboFloorPlan Power Tools

All the Power Tools included with the programs are individually explained with images, training guides, and tutorials. 

Expert Insight

The constructive elements include the necessary technical information. For example: the roof chapter includes a glossary explaining the names of the different parts of a roof as well as the name and development of 21 different types of roofs. Or, if you wish to develop a staircase, for example, you will find not only how to create it using TurboFloorPlan®, but also, how stairs are calculated in real life.