LE stands for Learning edition, it is actually Turbocad v4, the last 2D Turbocad version. v5 & up are all 3D. Was distributed as a free promo edition by imsi, was withdrawn because of problems with Win XP. Now available from Turbocadables instead of freecad but but I cannot get the URL listing to edit.
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All drawing functions work OK.
File Save OK.
Insert file (*.bmp,*.wmf files) function does not work.
Occasional problems using the "Options->Program Setup_>General menu" for setting default file locations etc. Changing these settings is usually successful if attempted immediately following startup of the program.
Previous problems withe dimensioning which required the use of native windows mcvcrt.dll have been corrected with wine version 0.9.54.
See how-to's below regarding object reference points when moving objects and regarding importing QCad files.
There are two upgrades available from http://www.softdevspb.com/v2/ts_downloads.html
neither of these has been tested.
What does not
Edit->Insert of files, pictures or objects &
Help Files...No help files are included with Turbocad LE.
What was not tested
Tools->Database and Tools->Run Scripts functions &
Upgrades from IMSI technical support
Would rate gold except for the occasional problems with the Setup->General Menus functions.
(this is a TurboCad how to, not a wine issue)
Relocating an object reference point appears to have been deactivated when TC version 4 was released as TC LE.
This is a fairly important function so luckily there is a workaround:
Suppose you want to move a line so that it joins to the end of another line. Normally you would relocate the reference point of the first line to the endpoint (vertex) then move the line to snap to the vertex of the second line. Since you cannot relocate the reference point in TCLE, you must do the following:
First draw a temporary object (eg circle) large enough to completely enclose the line you wish to move. Now move this circle snap to the vertex of the line. Now add the line to the selection...the reference point does not move provided the circle is large enough to enclose the entire line. Now move the both selected objects snap to the vertex of the second line. Now remove the temporary circle.
Importing from QCAD
Turbocad LE will open files created by QCad but only if they are saved as .dxf(R12), not .dxf(2000)
There is an upgrade to Turbocad v 4.1 available from www.softdevspb.com/plugins/TC/TCAD_downloads.html#patches
TCLE is no longer available from freecad.com, however it is now available from TurboCadables http://turbocadables.com/download.php#turboCADLE
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FILE SAVE BEWARE
by Ted Hansen on Sunday January 7th 2007, 10:56
Do not save files using .tcw format with wine version 0.9.25, it will make an unreadable file. .dxf & /dwg formats appear to be OK
Last version known to work properly is 0.9.20.
0.9.21 to 0.9.24 have not yet been tested for this bug.
comments on Aug 27 testing data
by Ted Hansen on Tuesday August 29th 2006, 22:03
Using wine 0.9.15, windows version set to win 2000 and dll override of MSCVRT.DLL to native only, I have not had the problem with the blank filetype extension field occur with either Debian SID or with Kanotix 20005-04. (Kanotix system has been completely upgraded to latest unstable version).
I have had problems with saving program option settings but the problem is not consistent..sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Simple changes, like changing the background colour, seem to work OK but I have only been able to set the default file location by browsing to the new location from MY_COMPUTER\Z:\~~~new location, not from N(home):\(symbolic link to new location). Perhaps TC is unable to follow links.
I agree, bronze rating is appropriate.
I have been unable to import .bmp files or pictures. I am adding this to your test results as a 'does not work' rather than making a whole new test results submission. If you can figure out how to make this work please add a correction.