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 Was distributed as a free promo edition by imsi, was withdrawn because of problems with Win XP.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

Tested with dll overides of n,d for MSVCRT.dll and RPCRT4.dll

Almost everything works perfectly other than one minor and one major problem, below.

Tested were drawing functions in a new drawing, saving and loading drawings in .tcw and .dxf formats

What does not

Minor: When doing a file save, the lower field of the filename chooser window which normally shows the extension types available (.twc, .dxf, etc) is blank.

Major: When attempting to set any program options in the Options screen you can change values (or not) but attempting to save them causes the program to freeze.

The options in this CAD program are extensive and important to its operation. Because of this and the need for dll overides, it is being degraded to bronze.

(added by Ted Hansen) Unable to import files, pictures (.bmp) or objects.


What was not tested

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

the Kanotix 2005-04 standard install was upgraded from Wine 9.1 to 9.15 -- the latest available deb at this time for a Debian distro. The Turbocad LE program would not load a saved .tcw format file (it's native format) under Wine 9.1, but did not have this problem in 9.15.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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