I use TurboCADCAM which is TurboCAD V 9 Pro. I like it.
Anyone use this program? I'm thinking about buying it, as it's under $150, and seems to have a lot of features.
I can't find a trial version anywhere though.
Yeah, but that's $700-900.
I'm trying to find something more reasonable.
Get Pro version if you can, even if it is version 8 or 9. The one you mention is good, but you may be better off just picking up a slightly older version on ebay. You can always upgrade later on if you like it. From previous experience of the standard version, it has most of the tools of Pro, but is lacking the rendering and materials of the Pro version. Still a good deal though. Here is a project I made in Ver 9 Pro
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Well actually they ran a special and I got it for less. I bought V8 at Walmart for $79.00 and upgraded to TurboCadCam V2.0 for under $400. Just got an offer to upgrade to TurboCadCam V2.5 for $99.95. I liked V8 but it wasn't Pro, lot of limitations on what you can do with it.
You can get V8 for twenty bucks at www.dirtcheapsoftware.com
Don't know if there's an upgrade path available that would save you money.
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If it works like mine did, all you have to do is buy the cheap one, register it, and the upgrade offer will come. I also got V10.0 for $99.00.
Upgrade for $99. That's pretty good. They sent me an e-mail offering it for $199. I downloaded the demo- seems like an o.k. product. Seemed easy to operate. Pretty straight forward. Wouldn't mind getting it myself for $99.
Thanks everyone. Wow, $20?
So, they offer the upgrade if you register the product?
I see TurboCAD 10 Professional on ebay for $190. I just bought it.
That's a good price for V10. I don't think just registering qualifies for upgrades. I think that is just the way they promote their new products. If you register then you are in their database of users and they offer them at a reduced sale price compared to the normal sale price just because you do already use their products. I didn't need V10 because it wouldn't work with the CAM. Bought it as a gift for a friend, but V10.1 is in the TurboCadCam 2.5 package and I am wondering if I should upgrade from TurboCadCam 2.0. Since you bought V10, I bet you start getting the same offers to upgrade.
I read a thread in here about TurboCAD/CAM for $400. If I could still get that, wouldn't me just buying TC 10 Pro be a waste?