Jeff TC Pro Platinum 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 (all with Light Works & Red SDK) & V21System: i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz, ASRock X99 Extreme4, 16GB DDR4-2133 RAM, Gigabyte GTX 970, Samsung NVMe SSD 950 (256GB), Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) SP1I use both Turbo CAD and Auto CAD Frank.I learned to draft with Turbo CAD, so learning Auto CAD felt a bit strange to me also. I think learning Auto CAD really helped me to become more efficient when working with 2D in Turbo CAD.
Other than understanding the concepts of drawing with CAD, my experience with TC was of little help in learning to use Auto CAD. At this point, I haven't gotten into 3D modeling all that much with Auto CAD but from what I've seen so far Auto CAD does not match up with Turbo CAD when it comes to creating photorealistic renders.
Regarding 3D modeling, Turbo CAD is the winner hands down in my opinion.
First of all I would like to say hi to all my old friends here on the forum.
Is it easier to use turbocad than autocad or is it that I just don't know it well enough? Auto CAD's command line interface allows a skilled user to be much faster than is possible by moving a mouse and selecting icons.
It takes a lot of effort and time to become a skilled user.