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Getting Help

There are several ways to get help on any TurboCAD topic.

Default UI Menu:


Ribbon UI Menu:


Online Help

The Help menu provides access to the online help, which basically contains the same content as this book. The help is also context-sensitive, which can be accessed in several ways:

  • Click the Help button (question mark icon), then click on the tool button, menu item, tab, or palette in question.
  • Place the cursor over a button, menu item, or palette, or highlight a menu item, and press F1.
  • Press F1 while using a tool or window.
  • Press the Help button on a window.

To see a tool tip for an icon, hold the cursor over the button for a second or two. The tool tip will appear, showing the name of the tool.

Tip: Look in the Help menu to see a list of keyboard shortcuts.Look in the Help menu for the Tip of the Day for helpful hints.

Web Tutorials

Default UI Menu: Help/Getting Started Videos

Ribbon UI Menu:


There are several online demo tutorials that can be accessed from the page that appears in the Internet Palette. You need the Macromedia Flash plug-in to view these tutorials. These short, animated demos demonstrate some basic concepts about the user interface, and show you how to use some of the TurboCAD tools.