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Hi Edge and Allan,

The TFP V17 version was discontinued a few years ago.
The current version is TFP 2017, and yes, it is compatible with Win 10.
Let me know if you have questions about TFP 2017.

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Good to hear you got it sorted. :)

I am not familiar with TFP17 but I would imagine it is compatible with Windows 10, however it is not compatible with TFP16. V17 and all later versions are, are based on an entirely different parent program.

Allan
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It does seem to be a Windows 10 phenomenon.  At the risk of stating what should have been obvious (to me at least!) this is what needs to be done if you are on Windows 10 and can't access the plant database.

Go to the program .exe file(TFP16PRO) which is at the following location (the exe suffix probably won't show but it is an "application" file).
C:\Program Files (x86)\IMSIDesign\TURBOFloorPlan3D Home & Landscape PRO 16\Bin\TFP16PRO

Right click and select "Troubleshoot Compatability".  Select to follow suggestion (essentially reverting to Windows 7).  Test the Program as suggested and if it works - as it did for me, then select the option to make the change permanent so you don't need to go back in.

PS:  Is TFPPRO17 compatible with Windows 10?
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Thank you Alan for your prompt reply.  I am guessing your frustration matches mine as this is a long saga

I have reviewed the posts and regrettably they do not help with the problem,  In fact many of them predate Windows 10 wherein the problem may lie.

Has anyone fixed this problem whilst using Windows 10?  To reiterate, I have uninstalled and reinstalled TFP Pro16  (by download so it is a "fresh" installation) and copied Garden.db to a location I created to match that indicated in the error message.  Can the tech gurus at TFP recommend a path in which to locate garden.db as it is not possible for me to see the path the program is seeking - is it the same as the error message.
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You are right, it is not new! I just did a Search for "Garden.db" and it came up with 16 references, a few of which refer to your specific issue. Hopefully some of the suggestions there will help.

I did have the issue myself once, but it turned out to be a faulty operating system. When I upgraded the OS it all worked fine.

Allan
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V17 - 2017 Looking for Help? / Re: TFP 2017
« Last post by Patricia G. on October 22, 2017, 07:57:51 PM »
Hi there,

Glad to know that you found the index. In order to search into the PDF, you can use the magnifying glass or you can use the shortcut "Control F" (Control Find) => Both open the same feature.

Regarding the old objects, as I stated, you can import them if you wish.

Regarding your image and the textures: 3D objects are composed by polygons. Certain objects, as the chair in your image, are composed by special polygons in order to create softer surfaces. In the image attached, you can see the chair edited using Wire Frame mode => you can see the triangles pointed with a red arrow
As the textures are applied on each polygon, the material was applied on each triangle, hence the odd effect. If you see the original chair, it has a seamless material, so the texture looks perfect.
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V17 - 2017 Looking for Help? / Re: TFP 2017
« Last post by abjdesigns on October 22, 2017, 07:16:22 PM »
Hi Patricia,
Found the index! I used the Search and it is on page 401. I think I missed it because of the blank pages and, to be honest, I have never (and I mean in many years of using pdf) had a need to use Search so I never used that magnifying glass until today.  :-[ Anyway, one problem solved (a major one - I'm an Index fanatic). The fact that you said it existed was enough for me to look into it once more.Thanks again!
 :D
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V17 - 2017 Looking for Help? / Re: TFP 2017
« Last post by abjdesigns on October 22, 2017, 05:18:42 PM »
Patricia,

Thank you very much for your prompt response. I agree that each program is different (and to be expected), but I hope you understand that I continued with TFP because of my affinity to the older versions and the changes are significant this time around. I have watched all of the videos/tutorials (more than once for many of them) and have read through a lot of the user guide, but still need to refer to it frequently. However, the pdf User Guide that opens up when I click 'Help' does not have 499 pages, it contains 408 pages and I get a message to that effect (the Table of Contents on page 3 does not list an Index page). Furthermore, my pdf file does not provide a 'Search' option. Again, what am I doing wrong?

I am using Custom Workshop and it has proven beneficial in many instances. It would still be nice to have some of the old, frequently used standbys. I use TFP as a hobby so making simple modifications on Custom Workshop is fine but I'm not skilled enough to create a whole lot of new stuff. :(

Learning how to edit materials is important to me (I enjoy changing existing materials). So, I am attaching a jpeg file of my "lab." As you can see the red and tan stripe on the cornice is very different from the same stripe used on the chair. Any editing done affects both items, working on one and not on the other. As you can also see on the adjacent red chair, the pattern does not work well either. It should be a simple small regular pattern. Any tips on how to work through this will be appreciated. And, of course, I am eager to know how/where to locate the completed pdf User Guide (with that elusive Index and desirable Search option). Thank you so much for your help.
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V17 - 2017 Looking for Help? / Re: TFP 2017
« Last post by Patricia G. on October 22, 2017, 03:31:25 PM »
Hi there,

I have used several TFP in the past and just purchased v. 2017. Although I was not that impressed, I still opted to upgrade, hoping that time would prove me wrong. However, now that I have had some time to work with v.2017 (a few days here and there for the past several weeks), this version is disappointing, not so much for what it may include (I'm still learning), but what is not included (or what I cannot locate). I'd love some guidance, especially if I am missing something.
The old TFP (up to V16) was discontinued a few years ago. The current versions (V17 to 2017) are not updates of the old programs, but new programs, so they have different features.
TFP, as any new program, has a learning curve. So my advice is => avoid comparisons => the best way to learn the program, IMO, is practice + practice + practice => Read and follow the manual (this is important), see the videos => try to create elements not related with your project, so you will become familiar with the commands and how to develop the different components.

Non-existent in the 2017 version are very basic things, such as a user-friendly manual (no index?!),
Of course there is a manual!. Go to Help => User guide. You will find the table of contents at page 3 and the Index at page 499. In addition, the guide is a PDF file, so it includes an amazing feature called "Search"  so you can search for the desired topic.

simple, but essential 3DS models to complete a design (available in previous versions),
The program includes thousands of objects in the furnishing library. If you prefer, you can import 3DS or Sketchup objects (File => Import). Or you can use the 3D Custom Workshop Power Tool to create new and custom objects (Design => launch Power Tool)

the ability to produce realistic rendered 3D images (shadows are awful, no mirror reflection in rendered images, etc). I
Although TFP doesn't include photorealistic renderings, take a time to learn about lighting and shadows. You will be surprised with the results.

I still cannot figure out how to get materials to look like the original (no matter how I change the dimensions and/or orientation, materials still come out distorted and chopped up- such an easy editing feature to use in previous versions).
To edit and transform the materials you can right click the thumb => Edit Material. Or copy the material to the user library => Edit Detail. If you prefer, post an image of the issue, so I can see the problem.

Why eliminate good features and, if models were available in previous versions, why aren't they available now, why should I have to now hunt on the internet (not to mention the downloading safety issue)? Are there any patches/updates which include some of these missing oldies, but goodies?
As I explained, the programs are different, therefore, the file formats are different. However, if you wish, set the desired models in a TFP file (V16) => use File => Export => 3D Model => 3DS => then proceed to import the model in the new program.

If I am wrong in my assessment, I'd more than welcome and appreciate some help. It would be great to not feel so let down with this latest version. I enjoyed the previous versions I owned, each one was, for the most part, always an improvement over it's predecessor.
I hope to read about ways to improve my experience with TFP 2017. Thank you. :)
I hope that my notes help and you take the time to learn the program. If you are interested I've a few available resources:
- I wrote an eBook exclusive for V2017 users with lots of tutorials, how to's, images, graphic guides, etc.
https://www.turbocad.com/turbofloorplan/turbofloorplan-2017-training-tutorials-windows.html
- Check the tips and resources in my website http://www.punchhelpers.com/punch_resources.htm
- Check the galleries in my website http://www.punchhelpers.com/galleries00.htm
- Check the tutorials and resources in my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/punchhelpers.links/notes

Hope this helps!  :)
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V17 - 2017 Looking for Help? / TFP 2017
« Last post by abjdesigns on October 22, 2017, 02:33:27 PM »
I have used several TFP in the past and just purchased v. 2017. Although I was not that impressed, I still opted to upgrade, hoping that time would prove me wrong. However, now that I have had some time to work with v.2017 (a few days here and there for the past several weeks), this version is disappointing, not so much for what it may include (I'm still learning), but what is not included (or what I cannot locate). I'd love some guidance, especially if I am missing something.

Non-existent in the 2017 version are very basic things, such as a user-friendly manual (no index?!), simple, but essential 3DS models to complete a design (available in previous versions), the ability to produce realistic rendered 3D images (shadows are awful, no mirror reflection in rendered images, etc). I still cannot figure out how to get materials to look like the original (no matter how I change the dimensions and/or orientation, materials still come out distorted and chopped up- such an easy editing feature to use in previous versions). Why eliminate good features and, if models were available in previous versions, why aren't they available now, why should I have to now hunt on the internet (not to mention the downloading safety issue)? Are there any patches/updates which include some of these missing oldies, but goodies?

If I am wrong in my assessment, I'd more than welcome and appreciate some help. It would be great to not feel so let down with this latest version. I enjoyed the previous versions I owned, each one was, for the most part, always an improvement over it's predecessor.
I hope to read about ways to improve my experience with TFP 2017. Thank you. :)
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