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icon14.gif  3D CAD for Macintosh [message #1175] Tue, 02 September 2008 11:02 UTC Go to next message
avatar Turbo3d  is currently offline Turbo3d
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For those who work on Mac, I have found a very powerfull 2D/3D program :
Turbo3d . Visit the download page
Dont worry if it is a french page, the software perfectly works in English.
If you work on an Intel mac , download the Universal version. The other version if dedicated to G5 machines.
The program imports a lot of 3D formats ( OBJ included) and has an STL export for stereolithography. This is what we need , isnt'it ?
Re: 3D CAD for Macintosh [message #1260 is a reply to message #1175 ] Tue, 09 September 2008 15:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sounds good, but be aware that the licenses are quite expensive:

http://turbo3d.online.fr/pricelist

Cheers,

Bart

PS: Turbo3D, are you the creator of this application?


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Re: 3D CAD for Macintosh [message #1301 is a reply to message #1260 ] Fri, 12 September 2008 21:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Turbo3d  is currently offline Turbo3d
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Really ?
That's quite a subjective matter ! :

AutoCAD 2008 : 4775 ¤
AutoCAD LT 2008 : 1200 ¤
Autodesk Inventor Suite 2008 : 6200 ¤
Autodesk Inventor Routed Systems Suite 2008: 7725 ¤
Autodesk Inventor Simulation Suite 2008: 7725 ¤
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2008: 9300 ¤
AutoCAD Mechanical 2008: 5275 ¤
AutoCAD Electrical 2008: 5850 ¤
Autodesk® Revit® Building 9 (1 Yr Sub) 6200 ¤
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Revit® Series 9 (1 Yr Sub) 6645 ¤
Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2007 (1 Yr Sub) 6000 ¤

Turbo3D PRO 2800 ¤
Turbo3D PLUS 2050 ¤
Re: 3D CAD for Macintosh [message #1305 is a reply to message #1175 ] Sat, 13 September 2008 09:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar fx  is currently offline fx
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Fortunately, they all works on Mac ! Laughing
I could add to your list:
TurboCAD MAC 2D/3D PRO NIB:~$50 on Ebay

[Updated on: Sat, 13 September 2008 12:54 UTC]

Re: 3D CAD for Macintosh [message #1338 is a reply to message #1305 ] Tue, 16 September 2008 11:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Turbo3d  is currently offline Turbo3d
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... the Lego Toys, Lego Technics, Toolo, Duplo... are all designed with Turbo 3D ...
... the greening of the White House have been done with Turbo3D...
... the Yerba Buana gardens and the Mosconi Center in SF have been designed with Turbo3D...
...Many parts of the CERN LHC have been designed with Turbo3D....
... and so many others...

So, for sure we are not playing in the same sports ground... Laughing

Turbo3D is a professional software.
Re: 3D CAD for Macintosh [message #1800 is a reply to message #1175 ] Wed, 29 October 2008 04:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have found Punch viaCAD 2D/3D to be a good program.

It's a Solid modeler so it does rounding, shelling and saves .STL

In my opinion, it's better for more CAD-type modeling; jewelry, mechanical parts, molds, etc...

It costs $100. There are several more powerful versions you can upgrade to for more features.

Mac OS X (PPC & Intel) and Windows (XP & Vista) compatible.

Product page here:

Discussion Forums here:

[Updated on: Mon, 03 November 2008 02:34 UTC]

Re: 3D CAD for Macintosh [message #1836 is a reply to message #1800 ] Thu, 30 October 2008 23:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Willc2,

thanks for pointing that one out. Until know I never heard about Punch. Would you be interested to make a tutorial for us?

Some text and pics showing how to make a cube and exporting in in STL? We can include it in the tutorial section, perhaps that could help others.

thanks,
Peter
Re: 3D CAD for Macintosh [message #1864 is a reply to message #1836 ] Sun, 02 November 2008 21:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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How do I format and submit a tutorial?
Re: 3D CAD for Macintosh [message #3422 is a reply to message #1175 ] Thu, 19 March 2009 04:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I tried out VIA CAD. I guess it was neat. I wanted to try TurboCAD, but the demo wouldnt download. And i just tried using blender.

Anyone know how to get the middle mouse button to work with these programs? haha.

Naturally, its set up to automatically bring up the dashboard. Ive tried messing with the system preferences, but that does do what i want it to do.

But yeah, I thought VIA CAD was cool and TurboCAD looked cool...lots more expensive....

it REALLY sucks being so used to using high end stuff like SolidWORKS and SolidEDGE that we use here at school haha.

whatever, i guess thats the difference between $10,000 and $100 software. haha


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Re: 3D CAD for Macintosh [message #3474 is a reply to message #1175 ] Sun, 22 March 2009 22:16 UTC Go to previous message
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I like ViaCAD, too. Maybe not as much features as in the more expensive programs, but very good and clean user interface and snap ideas. I've never used it before and I'm a beginner in 3D design, but I was able to learn it and to create this model in one day (but I know the Adobe Flash authoring tool and some things are familiar).

 
   
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