TurboCAD: How-to Guide

CAD Self-Training

Listed this page are a number of reference materials focused on CAD — mostly relevant for TurboCAD. A time-tested method to learn CAD is to self-train using 2D and 3D training guides. These guides explain the most commonly used TurboCAD keyboard commands and shortcuts, as well as providing insight into using advanced techniques and procedures. The CAD Library is a potential source of information – members’ conversations represent a peer-to-peer knowledgebase. Finally, available as a reference guide, is a tutorial that explains how to create custom hatch patterns for use in legacy TurboCAD versions and the Linux WineHQ compatible TurboCAD LE.

Education & Training

TurboCAD 2D/3D Training

Boost your working knowledge of 2D/3D design - TurboCAD 2D/3D Training Guide.

The TurboCAD 2D/3D Training Guides teach new users how to use TurboCAD. The guides are organized into a number of modules, with each module covering a fundamental area of techniques used in CAD. The modules are organized into quick, easy-to-follow lessons that allow you to focus on a single aspect of TurboCAD. Following each lesson is a step-by-step exercise allowing you to immediately apply the information you learned in the lesson. In addition, the training guides contain longer, challenging exercises that are extended projects. As you complete each project at your own pace, you’ll find your knowledge and confidence increasing using these guides…
Training guides for TurboCAD Windows | Training guides for TurboCAD Mac

TurboCAD 2D/3D Training & Certification

TurboCAD 2D/3D Training and Certification is an online program with everything you need to master TurboCAD. This complete educational program offers easy, step-by-step training sessions, and because the training is online, you access it from anywhere at any time, even a mobile device! The assessment for certification can either be done at the end of each tutorial, or at the end of the complete course. At any stage of the assessment process, students may review their progress by clicking on “Reports” in the dashboard. Course assessments may be repeated as needed to reach a passing score of 70%…
Traning with certification for TurboCAD

Mastering TurboCAD LTE and LTE Pro

Mastering TurboCAD LTE and LTE Pro by Kevin Doucette is a step by step tutorial program instructing users of all levels, from novice to CAD expert. Designed for users that have little or no experience with TurboCAD LTE or AutoCAD LT. One of the quickest ways to learn and retain 2D and 3D concepts in TurboCAD LTE / Pro…
Mastering TurboCAD LTE and LTE Pro

TurboCAD Plugins

TurboCAD Furniture Maker is a powerful plug-in to TurboCAD Deluxe, Pro, and Pro Platinum. More than just furniture creation, TurboCAD Furniture Maker helps you quickly design and edit custom cabinets, shelves, windows and doors, as well as a variety of home and office furniture. TurboCAD Furniture Maker then makes it easy to put your completed symbols into production. It’s a must have plug-in for architects, woodworkers, or anyone using TurboCAD for interior architectural design…
Plugins for TurboCAD Windows | Plugins for Turbocad Mac

CAD STEM Education

You will see all manner of tips and tricks including how to create traditional dovetails in 3D and realistically rendered wood grains. Furthermore, the Woodworking and Design curriculum describes many treasured tips regarding the use of TurboCAD to design wooden products. Also discussed are woodworking resources such as materials, textures, cheat sheets, example drawings, symbols, and much more…
STEM Education – CAD curricula: home & landscape, woodworking, architectural

Discussion Forum CAD Library

CAD Library is the largest independent CAD user group with over 3000 members. TurboCAD users are welcome to post on the publicly accessible group. The board is intended to be a public repository of peer-to-peer tips and techniques – contribute to the knowledgebase of any CAD application by becoming a member of the group and communicate with other users. If you are seeking a TurboCAD technique or solution, check out the most recent messages or try searching the messages posted on the CAD Library message board…
CAD Library – peer-to-peer knowledgebase

How-to Tutorials

Creating Brush Style Patterns

This guide describes how to create, modify, or add custom hatch patterns for use in legacy versions of TurboCAD 3 to 9 including the Linux WineHQ compatible TurboCAD LE. TurboCAD, like most CAD software, has a hatching tool that fills polygons with a brush style pattern – either a hatch or bitmap pattern. These patterns are commonly used to denote a specific property or material – glass, wood, etc. Often asked by users of legacy TurboCAD is the frequently asked question whether or not it is possible to use custom hatch patterns in TurboCAD. The answer is yes…
How-to Tutorial – brush style patterns

Training Videos

A handpicked selection of training videos to give you an idea of how easy it is to get up and running with TurboCAD…

Produced by the TurboCAD Design Group ...
TurboCAD Quick Start Tutorial:

2D Entities: Lines and Circles:

Modifying 2D Entities:

3D Primitives:

Produced by Legacy Woodworking Machinery ...
Class 1 Orientation:

Class 2 Basics Part 1:

Class 2 Basics Part 2:

Class 3 Practice: