Turbocad LE

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 Was distributed as a free promo edition by imsi, was withdrawn because of problems with Win XP.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.

Application Details:

Version: TurboCad LE
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0-rc6

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Test Results

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Additional Comments

A very old but very good 2D CAD program.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 25 20172.0-rc6Yes Yes PlatinumTed Hansen 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 19 20151.4.1Yes Yes PlatinumTed Hansen 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 21 20101.2.2Yes Yes PlatinumTed Hansen 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch"Dec 19 20081.1.10Yes Yes PlatinumTed Hansen 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Feb 04 20080.9.54.Yes Yes SilverTed Hansen 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


(this is a TurboCad how to, not a wine issue) For users familiar with later versions of TurboCad: "Edit Reference Point" command is not available using rt-click drop down menu but IS avaiable using the key command "D".

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
New Source

TCLE is no longer available from, however it is now available from TurboCadables


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

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.
by Ted Hansen on Sunday January 7th 2007, 13:41
Bug appears to be fixed with 0.9.28.
by Ted Hansen on Thursday February 19th 2015, 19:28
Has not been a problem with later versions of wine....
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.
RE: comments on Aug 27 testing data
by Steve on Wednesday August 30th 2006, 15:47
Havinfg checked further RPCRT4 dll overide was unnecessary, and I also found that the chooser extension list function seemed to work. Therefore, I think that should be removed as an issue, unless it turns out to be an intermittent.

The Options save problem is definitely intermittent. Intermittents are hard to describe or fix, but one possibility might be an interaction with the autosave feature -- this is enabled by default for every ten minutes. I've removed autosave, and haven't noticed an option list freeze-up since. I haven't done this enough to confirm it -- again it's an intermittent problem, hard to prove.....Sometimesan autosave can cause problems of super slowdown rather than a true freeze, but seems frozen to the user. I believe that one time I left Turbocad to do something else while frozen, came back later and it was working again. Can't be sure.
TurboCAD LE - Dimensions problem
by zbf on Monday May 1st 2006, 21:45
To fix the dimensions problem use native msvcrt.dll (I used one from a win98 PC).