when a new FZ version is about to be released, it's an exciting time and at the same time makes me think why certain requests never make it into the new version.that's why i would like to open a thread with this topic and let revive those old requests. let's post some of the never fulfilled wishes of us old and new FZ users, hoping that FZ developers find a way to implement them ;-)
* import options (especially DWG): autocenter and presets
i'd start right away with an old request for an import dialog which can handle the fact that many CAD files (as such we use mostly DWG here) have large origin offsets (because they are using custom internal studio setups). with each new client we have it is a time consuming trial and error procedure to import the scene at the right scale and with the correct offset. we have to use a process which includes separated x and y negative coordinate copying from the coordinate window into the import 'move' coordinate boxes. takes time and is error prone. a solution to this would be to implement an 'autocenter drawing' button (with an option to keep z coordinates as they are), and additionally a preset function to store the scame and move factors for consistency when reimporting the DWG's.
* facetting options based on number of circle subdivisions.
i am still badly missing this, since the whole facetted/smooth modeling paradigm in FZ6 was changed to 'display resolution schemes' with FZ7. in FZ6 you could build entire facetted models based on the number of facets per circle, which is still quite relevant if you build models for the gaming industry, for example. i remember you promised to bring back those V6 options when further developing V7 but i never did see any improvement on this one. i can live with custom schemes setups but this is definitely a missing option which needs me to go back to version 6 sometimes.
to be continued... pleas feel free to add your own requests to this list...