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#21 Posted : Sunday, July 24, 2022 5:04:18 PM(UTC)

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I am a long-time user of ViaCAD. Currently V12 2D/3D, running on a MacBook Pro / M1Pro. My needs are very modest--I do 2D drafting of model airplane plans, and these days use it strictly as a serious hobbyist. There's no money riding on my time anymore. But the amount of time it takes a simple drawing to save / autosave is just EXCRUCIATING anymore. Beyond that, the program does not save certain preferences---such as always drawing curves at superfine resolution---and it seems that every time I click on a line to copy it ---for mirroring, for instance---it appears to copy the entire DRAWING----I have duplicate lines and curves showing up everywhere. It's driving me nuts.

I've read several times on this forum that TurboCAD for Mac and ViaCAD12 are the same program. While I'd be unhappy to have to lay out more $$ for a solution to these annoyances, I'd do it if it was can anyone tell me if there are ANY differences in how TurboCAD behaves on an Apple M1 machine?
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#22 Posted : Monday, July 25, 2022 12:39:31 AM(UTC)

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There probably aren't any differences, but you could trial TC at no cost to determine that.
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specktech on 7/31/2022(UTC)
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If you guys are interested, I posted a video recently that shows off some of ViaCad's good features on Rumble. I hope to do some more videos if I get the time.

Here is the link.
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When I bought Viacad v12 pro with powerpack, I was sold on all the fancy advertising pages on the web. Really makes me sad reading that this amazing software is not getting fixed. I only have about a 1,000 dollars into it. But that was a big chunk of money for me. I have learned so many things with Viacad 12. And I feel it is my main go to program.I also have Turbocad deluxe for Windows, Alibre Atom, Moi "Moment of inspiration", Blender, ViaCad v12, DesignSpark mechanical, Rhino 5, Simplify 3d, Superslicer, CamBam, It is so much fun learning all these programs. It just amazes me to draw up something and then 3d print it. I bought a super fancy 3d printer. Elite Machine Works Ultimate Xl. And I have a small 3040 cnc machine. I really hope that ViaCad and Shark continue. The flow when using ViaCad is so amazing. But I find lots of strange errors along the way. It is really interesting reading all these forums. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. p.s. downloaded Ryno 5 it is so amazing. I will definitly be buying Ryno 7 in the future. Also Moi is absolutely perfect. It works with ViaCad so well. And Blender has to be one of the coolest out there. So much to learn. Peace out.
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