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Updated on August 4, 2017

Turbocad v 16 professional

Welcome to turbocad design software I use it as a hobby now but all the things on here we used to make and believe me it was a very tedious job as we had to draw everything by hand and when we had done that we had to draw it all again in indian ink so the profile machine magic eye could follow it. If we needed an attachment for a bigger machine it was back to the drawing board, Well with cad you do not need to redraw the thing again just three clicks of the tab key and everything is scaled.

facebook fame ha ha

Well a bit of recognition this week on facebook as turbocad have done a little spread about me and what I use turbocad for. Most seem to use use it for arty farty stuff which is ok I suppose but I never could see how you could make a few quid with it using it like that.

rehandling grab

scrap metal grab created in turbocad
scrap metal grab created in turbocad
holding a girder "sweeping up
holding a girder "sweeping up

Scrap metal grabs

The real thing after manufacture
The real thing after manufacture

waste handling grab

materials rehandling
materials rehandling

concrete beam splitter

well we only ever made one and it was fitted to the first long reach caterpillar excavator in the uk the 245 model 70 tonnes in weight. The actual attachment weighs about 4 tonnes.

Beam splitter

First one in the uk fitted to 70 tonne caterpillar
First one in the uk fitted to 70 tonne caterpillar
Dimensions in turbocad
Dimensions in turbocad
Exploded view
Exploded view
Some more dimensions from the side view
Some more dimensions from the side view
Full dimension ability in turbocad
Full dimension ability in turbocad
Rotation was achieved by tapping against the building and was a big saving on powered rotation
Rotation was achieved by tapping against the building and was a big saving on powered rotation
Another view with the jaws open
Another view with the jaws open
Jaws closed i can now work out the ram stroke
Jaws closed i can now work out the ram stroke
Big mounting bolts
Big mounting bolts
Semi exploded view
Semi exploded view

rock breakers

rock breaker in turbocad v15
rock breaker in turbocad v15
concrete breaking in turbocad
concrete breaking in turbocad
gold rock breaker
gold rock breaker
top view of breaker on 80mm pins so normally fitted to twenty tonne machine
top view of breaker on 80mm pins so normally fitted to twenty tonne machine

RIPPER TOOTH

TOP VIEW 80MM PINS
TOP VIEW 80MM PINS
ANOTHER COLOUR
ANOTHER COLOUR
RIPPER TOOTH SIDE VIEW
RIPPER TOOTH SIDE VIEW
TURBOCAD RIPPER TOOTH
TURBOCAD RIPPER TOOTH

Ripper tooth

A ripper tooth we made for a local quarry operator
A ripper tooth we made for a local quarry operator

Concrete pulverizer

concrete pulverizer for twenty tonner
concrete pulverizer for twenty tonner

Concrete pulverizor

These attachments revolutionised the processing of concrete beams and save thousands in damage to conveyor belts
These attachments revolutionised the processing of concrete beams and save thousands in damage to conveyor belts

3d graphics

Well thought I would do a bit of 3d graphics just to show the versatility of turbocad they are after all a great marketing tool, The twitter graphic turned my google traffic up by 68% but they are not of much interest to me.

Top soil screen

Top soil screen designed in turbocad professional v 15
Top soil screen designed in turbocad professional v 15
The actual screen when manufactured
The actual screen when manufactured

twitter graphic

twitter graphic in turbocad
twitter graphic in turbocad

Echoloops

echoloops social network. i had big hopes for this but it never took off
echoloops social network. i had big hopes for this but it never took off

A plug for stugod "WHAT"

Get your name in where you are not supposed to via putting it into a jpeg
Get your name in where you are not supposed to via putting it into a jpeg

A new project for me recycle genius

recyclegenius.blogspot
recyclegenius.blogspot

Patriotic chore

Patriotic chore and boy is it
Patriotic chore and boy is it

blogcatalog

blog catalog dashboard
blog catalog dashboard

Hydraulic pumps

This drawing is a hydraulic pump created in turbocad professional v 15. It uses the gears tool in turbocad and face to face lofting to create the mounting flange. The pump is then rendered with lightworks. This one is in a gold render

Hydraulic pumps

Hydraulic pump created in turbocad v 15 professional
Hydraulic pump created in turbocad v 15 professional

another plug

under side view
under side view

start the ball rolling

start button
start button

cnc control in turbocad v 15 professional

Prototype cnc control in turbocad v 16 professional
Prototype cnc control in turbocad v 16 professional

Data time

Well the most exciting part about turbocad is the actual file associated with the picture.

This data can then be used to make each part via a cam program and once you have designed it you have it forever, As long as you back it up to disk of course. Turbocad supports 30 different file types so it is a very versatile piece of software.

The images created are photorealistic and there are dozens of different light settings including spot lights, head light, ambient light and a million other things.

The properties tab can be used to make your image out of anything from wood, plastics, metals etc etc.

New arrival springer spaniel "jasper"

This picture was taken after the puppy got a wire frame ornament caught in his collar and smashed my plasma tv to bits
This picture was taken after the puppy got a wire frame ornament caught in his collar and smashed my plasma tv to bits

my dead television

A bit of a distraction this month

The so called crossbow cannibal has struck in Bradford three dead prostitutes
The so called crossbow cannibal has struck in Bradford three dead prostitutes

Wall to wall police and news teams

The cost of illicit sex has gone through the roof.. SO I AM TOLD !!!
The cost of illicit sex has gone through the roof.. SO I AM TOLD !!!

The overtime costs do not bear thinking about

wall to wall cops
wall to wall cops

The crossbow cannibals residence

Another fruit loop locked up
Another fruit loop locked up

Step daughters after education

Clever clogs
Clever clogs

Step daughters after alcohol

Not so clever clogs
Not so clever clogs

Hells angels

Had a bad dream that hells angels were in my garden..THEY ARE !!!!!!!
Had a bad dream that hells angels were in my garden..THEY ARE !!!!!!!

Wyke Bradford

The bible in turbocad v15 professional

One my earliest attempts at a book.
One my earliest attempts at a book.

Emmerdale farms the woolpack

went looking for the dingles but they were not in, The drink is tonic water yuck
went looking for the dingles but they were not in, The drink is tonic water yuck

nosey old mare josie

A bit of lifestyle for you
A bit of lifestyle for you

A bit of horsing around

Scooby wondering what all the fuss is about
Scooby wondering what all the fuss is about
recycling metals in an extreme manner
recycling metals in an extreme manner

Some big construction equipment

Demolition equipment
Demolition equipment

Technology

Well it is time I explained why I started doing all the typing. Because I have always had my feet in two camps, Demolition and Demolition equipment manufacture. Metal prices for most of my life have remained pretty stable except in recessions. Scrap metal prices have gone through the roof in the last few years and are currently at about £250 per tonne. Now that is only the start of it as the scrap metals then have to be processed melted down rolled etc.

So it stands to reason if you are going to manufacture anything at all you need a competitive edge.

That is where the computer comes in and a bit of kit called a cad program.

Once done in cad you have it forever, make sure you back it up of course.

We use a magic eye profile cutter so once the drawing is printed off it is just a matter of placing the drawing on the table for the machine to follow.

What is the down side then. Well I found it very hard to learn but I was used to doing things the old school way.

If you have been doing some thing one way it is very hard to change .

Implementing new technology whilst running a busy shop Is just not going to happen. Why did I do it.

Well an old mate and brilliant engineer Mike Reynolds died a few years ago virtually penniless and that is hard fact to swallow.

He would never embrace new technology and would not know how to turn a computer on.

Many can not see what learning fairly complex software would do for them but believe me it is worth the effort.

You can sit back easy now as I do not sell any type of cad program but there is loads out there and nearly all offer free trials.

So if you would rather sit and watch tv ok fine but you have been warned.

On bbc tv last week was a leading business man saying that we do not have enough cad and cam engineers. Well I do not need telling twice.

A gas welding torch designed in turbocad
A gas welding torch designed in turbocad

Cutting out parts from a turbocad drawing

Active search results

Well here is a link to Active Search Results. They are no affiliation to me but after reading a bit about them I decided to put some links up.

They purport to give asr ranking points to people who are active on the net. "doing things" So to an old school grafter like me that sounded like a good proposition.

I can not recommend them yet as I am still giving them a try. I am no internet guru so i thought well at least if I am actively doing a bit of something it can not hurt so here they are ASR. Even rhymes.http://www.activesearchresults.com/addwebsite.php

How to design things

Computer Aided Design seems to be a very misunderstood subject in general. The images created are true photo realistic quality and most people tend to think that is the end of line. In actual fact the file that accompanies the drawing can be used to make the particular item. At this point I should point out that some items on here are purely for the eye. In the case of some of the construction equipment the drawings are printed out and parts are cut from the printed drawing.

You must of course consider the fact that once you have created a drawing you have it forever, Always back your designs up of course. I have just finished watching the tv show American Chopper which ended up with the computer getting smashed to pieces after it crashed during the final stage of designing an air filter box.

Turbocad has an auto save program running in the back ground so it has never been an issue to me.

Well today is my first day on the new sub domain at hubpages so I will have to look through what I have already posted and do a bit of editing. Look forward to your comments (nice ones) lol. And happy hubbing.

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      Windsor  6 years ago

      I really thanks to you for sharing this information on Hydraulicpumps. I have been looking for the same.