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[[Category:Engineering format]]
 
[[Category:Engineering format]]
'''Title(s):''' TCT, TurboCAD Template
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'''Title(s):''' [[TCT]], TurboCAD Template
  
 
'''Version ID:''' 16.0 (Windows), 4.0 (Mac)
 
'''Version ID:''' 16.0 (Windows), 4.0 (Mac)
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'''Date released:''' 2009
 
'''Date released:''' 2009
  
'''Date:''' 1986
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'''Date:''' 1993
  
 
'''Creator(s):''' Stephen "Yogi" Russell
 
'''Creator(s):''' Stephen "Yogi" Russell
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'''Relationships:'''
 
'''Relationships:'''
  
* '''Previous Version(s):''' None
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* '''Previous Version(s):'''  
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**TurboCAD v15
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**TurboCAD v14
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**TurboCAD v13
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**TurboCAD v12
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**TurboCAD v11
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**TurboCAD v10
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**TurboCAD v9
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**TurboCAD v8
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**TurboCAD v7
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**TurboCAD v6
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**TurboCAD v5
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**TurboCAD v4
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**TurboCAD v3
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**TurboCAD v2
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**TurboCAD v1
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**InterCAD
  
 
* '''Contains:''' None
 
* '''Contains:''' None
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* '''Syntax Format(s):''' None
 
* '''Syntax Format(s):''' None
  
* '''Family Format(s):''' Part of the TurboCAD family of formats, which consists of [[TCW]], TCT, and TCX.
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* '''Family Format(s):''' Part of the TurboCAD family of formats, which consists of [[TCW]], [[TCT]], and TCX.
  
'''Description:''' A template serves as a starting point when beginning a new drawing.  Any TurboCAD drawing can be saved as a template, so that other drawings can extend the template.  Therefore, the TCT format adheres to the same standards as the [[TCW]] format.
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'''Description:''' <br>A template serves as a starting point when beginning a new drawing.  Any TurboCAD drawing can be saved as a template, so that other drawings can extend the template.  Therefore, the TCT format adheres to the same standards as the [[TCW]] format.
  
 
'''History:'''  
 
'''History:'''  
TurboCAD was created by Stephen "Yogi" Russell in South Africa in 1986 under the name InterCAD.  It was created to be a low-cost alternative to AutoCAD.  In late 1986, the software was released in the United Kingdom with the TurboCAD name.  Milan Systems of America also began selling TurboCAD in the United States in late 1986.  To increase interest in the product, Milan Systems began selling TurboCAD bundled with mice from IMSI (International Microcomputer Software, Inc).  IMSI licensed the source code from the original developers and released its own improved version in 1990.  In 1993, versions of TurboCAD for Mac and Windows were released.  Starting with version 4 in 1995, TurboCAD began introducing 3D support, which helped to make the software very successful.  Over the next versions, the 3D abilities were greatly increased.  In June 2006, IMSI, which had changed its name to Broadcaster, Inc., sold TurboCAD to IMSI/Design, LLC.   
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<br>TurboCAD was created by Stephen "Yogi" Russell in South Africa in 1986 under the name InterCAD.  It was created to be a low-cost alternative to AutoCAD.  In late 1986, the software was released in the United Kingdom with the TurboCAD name.  Milan Systems of America also began selling TurboCAD in the United States in late 1986.  To increase interest in the product, Milan Systems began selling TurboCAD bundled with mice from IMSI (International Microcomputer Software, Inc).  IMSI licensed the source code from the original developers and released its own improved version in 1990.  In 1993, versions of TurboCAD for Mac and Windows were released.  Starting with version 4 in 1995, TurboCAD began introducing 3D support, which helped to make the software very successful.  Over the next versions, the 3D abilities were greatly increased.  In June 2006, IMSI, which had changed its name to Broadcaster, Inc., sold TurboCAD to IMSI/Design, LLC.   
  
'''Example(s):''' [[Example::Example Template]] - Information and example models of the engineering format.
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'''Example(s):''' [http://www.turbocad.com/Showcase/tabid/124/Default.aspx TurboCAD Examples]
  
'''Identifier:''' [[Identifier::]] - A URL or other identifier that refers to the engineering format.
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'''Identifier:''' [http://www.turbocad.com TurboCAD]
  
'''Documentation:''' [[Documentation::Documentation Template]] - Information in general about the engineering format.
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'''Documentation:''' No documentation available due to proprietary protections. <br>
  
 
'''File Extensions:''' tct
 
'''File Extensions:''' tct
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* '''Native application(s):''' TurboCAD
 
* '''Native application(s):''' TurboCAD
* '''Interoperable applications:'''
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* '''Interoperable applications:''' None
  
'''Magic numbers:''' [[Magic Numbers::]] - Unique identifying characters at the beginning of files for this engineering format.
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'''Magic numbers:''' Unknown
  
 
'''Format(s):''' application/x-ole-storage
 
'''Format(s):''' application/x-ole-storage
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* '''Standardization:''' None
 
* '''Standardization:''' None
  
* '''Adoption:''' As noted in the history, the TurboCAD software and the accompanying formats were sold several times.  TurboCAD was originally developed by Stephen "Yogi" Russell.  It was then further developed by Pink Software.  Milan Systems began selling the software in the US, but did not develop it.  IMSI licensed TurboCAD from Pink Software in 1990.  IMSI changed its name to Broadcaster, Inc.  In 2006, IMSI/Design, LLC was formed to develop and sell TurboCAD and purchased the software from Broadcaster, Inc.  
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* '''Adoption:''' <br>As noted in the history, the TurboCAD software and the accompanying formats were sold several times.  TurboCAD was originally developed by Stephen "Yogi" Russell.  It was then further developed by Pink Software.  Milan Systems began selling the software in the US, but did not develop it.  IMSI licensed TurboCAD from Pink Software in 1990.  IMSI changed its name to Broadcaster, Inc.  In 2006, IMSI/Design, LLC was formed to develop and sell TurboCAD and purchased the software from Broadcaster, Inc.  
  
** '''Licensing and patent claims:''' None
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* '''Licensing and patent claims:''' None
  
 
* '''Self-documentation:''' None
 
* '''Self-documentation:''' None
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* '''External dependencies:''' None
 
* '''External dependencies:''' None
  
* '''Technical protection considerations:''' [[Technical protection considerations::]] - Any considerations that are necessary when it comes to technical protection.
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* '''Technical protection considerations:''' None
  
 
'''Typical use:''' CAD, Architectural, Mechanical
 
'''Typical use:''' CAD, Architectural, Mechanical
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'''File classification:'''
 
'''File classification:'''
 
* '''Type {Binary, Text}:''' Binary
 
* '''Type {Binary, Text}:''' Binary
* '''Raster data:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports raster data.
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* '''Raster data:'''
** '''Raster data 2D:''' - Can the format support 2D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data supports 2D raster data.
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** '''Raster data 2D:'''  
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' No
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' TurboCAD uses vector graphics to store the graphical information, instead of raster data.  However, a TurboCAD drawing can be exported as raster data.
** '''Raster data 3D:''' - Can the format support 3D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data of a 3D model supports 3D raster data.
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** '''Raster data 3D:'''  
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' No
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' TurboCAD uses vector graphics to store the graphical information, instead of raster data.  However, a TurboCAD drawing can be exported as raster data.
* '''Geometric representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports geometric representations.
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* '''Geometric representation:'''  
** '''Implicit representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports implicit representations.
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** '''Implicit representation:'''
*** '''Implicit surfaces:''' - Can the format support implicit surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, like x^2 + y^2 + z^2 * R^2 = 0, supports implicit surfaces.
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*** '''Implicit surfaces:'''  
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' No
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' TurboCAD uses a parametric form to represent objects.
*** '''Implicit curves:''' - Can the format support implicit curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, supports implicit curves.
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*** '''Implicit curves:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implict Curves - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' No
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Curves - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' TurboCAD uses a parametric form to represent objects.
*** '''Point set:''' - Can the format support point sets? Example: A format that supports surfaces and lines that are generated by points that form triangles supports point sets.
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*** '''Point set:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' Yes
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' TurboCAD can uses sets of points to store geometric figures.
** '''Mesh:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports mesh.
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** '''Mesh:'''
*** '''Manifold surface meshes:''' - Can the format support manifold surface meshes? Example: A format that supports surfaces that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
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*** '''Manifold surface meshes:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Mainfold Surface Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' Yes
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' Manifold surface meshes are supported in TurboCAD through the use of the ACIS library.
*** '''Manifold volume meshes:''' - Can the format support manifold volume meshes? Example: A format that supports volumes that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
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*** '''Manifold volume meshes:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' Yes
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' Manifold volume meshes are supported in TurboCAD through the use of the ACIS library.
*** '''Non-manifold meshes:''' - Can the format support non-manifold meshes? Example: A format that supports meshes that are not manifolds
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*** '''Non-manifold meshes:'''  
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' Yes
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' Non-Manifold meshes are supported in TurboCAD through the use of the ACIS library.
** '''Parametric representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports parametric representations.
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** '''Parametric representation:'''
*** '''Parametric surfaces:''' - Can the format support parametric surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric surfaces.
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*** '''Parametric surfaces:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' Yes
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' TurboCAD supports parametric surfaces and curves.
*** '''Parametric curves:''' - Can the format support parametric curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric curves.
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*** '''Parametric curves:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' Yes
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' TurboCAD supports parametric surfaces and curves.
** '''Contour sets:''' - Can the format support contour sets?
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** '''Contour sets:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' Yes
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' TurboCAD supports contour sets.
** '''NURBS:''' - Can the format support Non Uniform Rational Basis Splines? Examples: The engineering formats IGES, STEP, ACIS, and PHIGS
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''NURBS:'''
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Is Supported:''' Yes
* '''Multi-resolution models:''' - Can the format support models with multiple resolutions? Examples: A format that supports a highly detailed and lowly detailed model simultaneously supports multi-resolution models.
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*** '''Description:''' TurboCAD supports the ACIS library allowing it to store NURBS information.
** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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* '''Multi-resolution models:'''
** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Is Supported:''' Unknown
* '''Dynamics:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports dynamics.
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** '''Description:''' No information on this aspect could be located.
** '''Kinematics:''' - Can the format support kinematics? Example: Does the format allow model parts to rotate?
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* '''Dynamics:'''  
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Kinematics:'''
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Is Supported:''' Yes
** '''Assembly:''' - Can the format support assembly? Example: Does the format allow the assembly instructions to be explicitly specified with a model?
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*** '''Description:''' TurboCAD allows for the rotation of drawings.
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Assembly:'''
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Is Supported:''' Yes
** '''Force(s):''' - Can the format support forces? Example: Does the format support acceleration forces?
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*** '''Description:''' TurboCAD has mechanical assembly tools.
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Force - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Force(s):'''
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Force - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Is Supported:''' No
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*** '''Description:''' TurboCAD does not support forces.
 
* '''Boundary representation''' - Can the format support models with boundary representations?
 
* '''Boundary representation''' - Can the format support models with boundary representations?
** '''Manifold surface boundary representations:''' - Can the format support manifold surface boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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** '''Manifold surface boundary representations:'''  
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' No
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' TurboCAD does not support solid boundaries.
** '''Manifold volume boundary representations:''' - Can the format support manifold volume boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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** '''Manifold volume boundary representations:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' No
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' TurboCAD does not support solid boundaries.
** '''Non-manifold boundary representations:''' - Can the format support non-manifold boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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** '''Non-manifold boundary representations:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' No
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' TurboCAD does not support solid boundaries.
* '''Material transparency:''' - Can the format support transparency? Example: Does the format allow models to have a clear window in a car?
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* '''Material transparency:'''
** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Is Supported:''' Yes
** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Description:''' TurboCAD supports material transparency.
  
'''References:''' [[References::]] - A list of references regarding any aspects of this engineering format; any reading material supplemental to this page.
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'''References:''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TurboCAD TurboCAD Wikipedia], [http://www.turbocad.com TurboCAD]

Latest revision as of 09:30, 13 May 2009

Title(s): TCT, TurboCAD Template

Version ID: 16.0 (Windows), 4.0 (Mac)

Date released: 2009

Date: 1993

Creator(s): Stephen "Yogi" Russell

Contributor(s): IMSI/Design, LLC

Relationships:

  • Previous Version(s):
    • TurboCAD v15
    • TurboCAD v14
    • TurboCAD v13
    • TurboCAD v12
    • TurboCAD v11
    • TurboCAD v10
    • TurboCAD v9
    • TurboCAD v8
    • TurboCAD v7
    • TurboCAD v6
    • TurboCAD v5
    • TurboCAD v4
    • TurboCAD v3
    • TurboCAD v2
    • TurboCAD v1
    • InterCAD
  • Contains: None
  • Syntax Format(s): None
  • Family Format(s): Part of the TurboCAD family of formats, which consists of TCW, TCT, and TCX.

Description:
A template serves as a starting point when beginning a new drawing. Any TurboCAD drawing can be saved as a template, so that other drawings can extend the template. Therefore, the TCT format adheres to the same standards as the TCW format.

History:
TurboCAD was created by Stephen "Yogi" Russell in South Africa in 1986 under the name InterCAD. It was created to be a low-cost alternative to AutoCAD. In late 1986, the software was released in the United Kingdom with the TurboCAD name. Milan Systems of America also began selling TurboCAD in the United States in late 1986. To increase interest in the product, Milan Systems began selling TurboCAD bundled with mice from IMSI (International Microcomputer Software, Inc). IMSI licensed the source code from the original developers and released its own improved version in 1990. In 1993, versions of TurboCAD for Mac and Windows were released. Starting with version 4 in 1995, TurboCAD began introducing 3D support, which helped to make the software very successful. Over the next versions, the 3D abilities were greatly increased. In June 2006, IMSI, which had changed its name to Broadcaster, Inc., sold TurboCAD to IMSI/Design, LLC.

Example(s): TurboCAD Examples

Identifier: TurboCAD

Documentation: No documentation available due to proprietary protections.

File Extensions: tct

Applications:

  • Native application(s): TurboCAD
  • Interoperable applications: None

Magic numbers: Unknown

Format(s): application/x-ole-storage

Rights: Proprietary License

Sustainability Factors:

  • Standardization: None
  • Adoption:
    As noted in the history, the TurboCAD software and the accompanying formats were sold several times. TurboCAD was originally developed by Stephen "Yogi" Russell. It was then further developed by Pink Software. Milan Systems began selling the software in the US, but did not develop it. IMSI licensed TurboCAD from Pink Software in 1990. IMSI changed its name to Broadcaster, Inc. In 2006, IMSI/Design, LLC was formed to develop and sell TurboCAD and purchased the software from Broadcaster, Inc.
  • Licensing and patent claims: None
  • Self-documentation: None
  • External dependencies: None
  • Technical protection considerations: None

Typical use: CAD, Architectural, Mechanical

File classification:

  • Type {Binary, Text}: Binary
  • Raster data:
    • Raster data 2D:
      • Is Supported: No
      • Description: TurboCAD uses vector graphics to store the graphical information, instead of raster data. However, a TurboCAD drawing can be exported as raster data.
    • Raster data 3D:
      • Is Supported: No
      • Description: TurboCAD uses vector graphics to store the graphical information, instead of raster data. However, a TurboCAD drawing can be exported as raster data.
  • Geometric representation:
    • Implicit representation:
      • Implicit surfaces:
        • Is Supported: No
        • Description: TurboCAD uses a parametric form to represent objects.
      • Implicit curves:
        • Is Supported: No
        • Description: TurboCAD uses a parametric form to represent objects.
      • Point set:
        • Is Supported: Yes
        • Description: TurboCAD can uses sets of points to store geometric figures.
    • Mesh:
      • Manifold surface meshes:
        • Is Supported: Yes
        • Description: Manifold surface meshes are supported in TurboCAD through the use of the ACIS library.
      • Manifold volume meshes:
        • Is Supported: Yes
        • Description: Manifold volume meshes are supported in TurboCAD through the use of the ACIS library.
      • Non-manifold meshes:
        • Is Supported: Yes
        • Description: Non-Manifold meshes are supported in TurboCAD through the use of the ACIS library.
    • Parametric representation:
      • Parametric surfaces:
        • Is Supported: Yes
        • Description: TurboCAD supports parametric surfaces and curves.
      • Parametric curves:
        • Is Supported: Yes
        • Description: TurboCAD supports parametric surfaces and curves.
    • Contour sets:
      • Is Supported: Yes
      • Description: TurboCAD supports contour sets.
    • NURBS:
      • Is Supported: Yes
      • Description: TurboCAD supports the ACIS library allowing it to store NURBS information.
  • Multi-resolution models:
    • Is Supported: Unknown
    • Description: No information on this aspect could be located.
  • Dynamics:
    • Kinematics:
      • Is Supported: Yes
      • Description: TurboCAD allows for the rotation of drawings.
    • Assembly:
      • Is Supported: Yes
      • Description: TurboCAD has mechanical assembly tools.
    • Force(s):
      • Is Supported: No
      • Description: TurboCAD does not support forces.
  • Boundary representation - Can the format support models with boundary representations?
    • Manifold surface boundary representations:
      • Is Supported: No
      • Description: TurboCAD does not support solid boundaries.
    • Manifold volume boundary representations:
      • Is Supported: No
      • Description: TurboCAD does not support solid boundaries.
    • Non-manifold boundary representations:
      • Is Supported: No
      • Description: TurboCAD does not support solid boundaries.
  • Material transparency:
    • Is Supported: Yes
    • Description: TurboCAD supports material transparency.

References: TurboCAD Wikipedia, TurboCAD