TFP V12 was followed by V14-V16 (no 13) that were produced for IMSI Design by Cadsoft, the makers of Envisioneer, a highly professional program produced for Architects. V17 and later editions are versions of Punch software and totally unrelated other than by name.
If you are looking for a program with the same customizability and export capabilities of TFP V12, then you will find that Personal Architect will do this. Personal Architect (now at V11) is in effect the successor to TFP V16 produced by Cadsoft but now sold directly by them (www.personalarch.com
) but with the benefit of presumably about 11 years more development! Personal Architect is totally compatible with V12, will open any V12 models you have already done, will export (and import) directly in both 2D and 3D DXF (and VRLM) for use in TurboCAD and has the same 4 decimal place precision as Cadsoft's professional version, the Envisioneer Construction Suite.
I presume you were wanting to export to TurboCAD to produce construction drawings and already have this program. However, if you do not already own it, you may want to consider buying ProArchitect instead, as it has extensive built-in 2D functionality that instantly extracts the 2D drawings straight from the 3D model, allowing you to quickly arrange the plans, elevations, sections etc onto the page layout for printing, making TurboCAD totally unnecessary. The Envisioneer Construction Suite does this also of course but both of these programs are much more expensive than the under $100 Personal Architect, yet the latter still has the same 3D modelling functionality, customization, exporting and photorealistic rendering capabilities as the more expensive programs. If you already have TurboCAD and this is a 'once only' job, then Personal Architect will probably do all you need and do it far better than TFP V12. You will find a comparison of Personal Architect, ProArchitect and the Envisioneer versions at the bottom of this page: http://www.cadsoft.com/products/
The landscape plan below (reduced size of the original so not easy to read like this) was done entirely in TFP16 so it gives you an idea what can be done within the program. The images show a couple of 3D views of it.
Hopefully that helps in making your decision which way to go.
All the best with your project.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2016, 07:50:37 PM by Allan Chesney »
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