Hogalised Drawings 3

 

Hogalised Drawings 3

This is (very much) work in progress... 25.10.12

will tidy up and organise this all into more defined sections later. At the moment it's all one long single page.

 

 

Starting from scratch with TurboCAD. In this tutorial hogal is using TurboCAD Deluxe 17, and me I am using TurboCAD Deluxe 16.

There are only very minor differences. These following screenshots are all from hogal on v17.

 

 

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Section 1 : Setting up program defaults and making a template.

 

First, open the workspace using Open – New from scratch. Then start making the settings as follows. Here are some screenshots of the dialog boxes as they appear:

These first 3 are from  the ‘Options – Program Setup’ dialogue box: 

 

These next 5 are from the ‘Options – Drawing Setup’ dialogue box:

 

These last 2 are from the ‘File – Save As’ dialogue box:

 

Ok, template is saved.

Here, I’ve saved the template as 'WMD Template' but clearly the title you choose is up to you. Now, next time you start up TurboCAD with: ‘File – New – New from template’ this template will be in the list.  A good idea here is to re-name the template to (say) ’01_WMD’ ...then it will always appear at the top of the list.

 

 

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Section 2 : Setting up the toolbars.

 

Like all Microsoft programmes the toolbars consist of groups of instructions. TurboCad has loads and they are all visible through ‘View-Toolbars’

On opening up a tool bar it can either sit on the drawing board (floating) or it can be docked to the Top (Group1), Side (Group 2) or Bottom (Group 3). To move a floating tool bar, left-click and hold it, then drag.

The ones I use are:

Group 1. Top:
Menu Bar
Property
Standard
Measurement
Align

Group 2. Side:
Drawing tools

Group 3. Bottom:
Inspector Bar
Snap

 

Here they are, docked in the working layout that we will use from now on:

 

 

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Section 3 : Setting up the Palettes.

You’ll notice the toolbars have not been docked on the right hand side of the screen.  This is because I like to dock my palettes there. 

On the Menu bar ‘View’  there is a separator line under ‘Toolbars’.  All items under here are Palettes.  The ones we will be using are ‘Library’, ‘Calculator’ and ‘Colours and brushes’:

 

Clicking on them will park the palette on the right hand side of the screen.  I am not sure how exactly they will open for you, but they can be pinned to remain open or shrunk.  If they have opened full size there is a drawing pin icon at the top right of the dialogue box, clicking on that will allow them to shrink:

 

I’ve also given you an indication of what could be in the library.  It may be an idea to draw a couple of small items and put them in here before letting you loose on the plan.   Clicking on the small cross next to the docking pin will close the palette, you will have to follow step one to get it back.

Here we see all the pallets open before docking them:

 

And here they are docked. This is the final layout of your template. Save it.

 

I hope you've managed to follow everything – don't forget, you can use the F1 key at any time to see the manual.

 

 

 

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...not finished yet.