7 years ago I tried to learn TurboCad using a book. Worked OK.
Then never used it (so I lost all the knowledge)
Recently got interested in cnc - so I started to look for CHEAP options for CAD program and training.
I got TurboCad Deluxe 15 and a full set of training videos from Rob at CadCourse.com - for $100 !
Now I believe his videos is the only way to learn CAD.
So far spend 2 hours watching and already feel like a pro !
I'd still like a book for reference.
Don't know how TC compare with other CAD programs, but for the price (and my needs) doubt you can beat this.
Rob Berry sure knows the program and how people actually use it.
I agree with you the training disc are a must for a beginner, like you I started with ver. 7 pro. and the book. Was slow in learning from the lessons that were in the book. I ordered the bundle about 1 yr. ago which was alot more than $49.95. I just added to my collection the woodworking in TurboCad with Geoff Malthouse which show you how to do dovetails and rending to make your project to look like real wood.
I would be nice if Rob would take a 1/48 scale plastic model, P40 or P51, in 3D and scale it to 1/6 of real plane.