Hi dear Formz Team,
i am a very old formz user from v2.x times, and after many years are pleased to come back, the v8.6 proofs very nice so far and i like it much and can imagine to use it for many modelling tasks here, for which i used rhino over the last years. many things i feel are actually better solved in formZ (rounding, work flow, interactive work planes etc) with also V-Ray coming to formZ i can imagine it gets more attraction again and you did a great job with v8,6- so thanks a lot for it!
one question i have though after testing if it fits as my tool set:
a<feature i i am very used to at modelling, and which i cannot find in formZ is how i can look the current direction of a line or like moving objects etc (not the length only the direction)
this is one of the most important rhino commands used all time. there it works simply by hitting the "tab" key.
is this feature somewhere available in formZ?
i found many great snapping features, but this basic one seems missing yet, or do i just oversee it?
i try to give an example:
i draw a line in a free angle(not via numeric input)
then i would like to lock exact this angle, to have the directions, but be able to snap to other points or objects(that might not be in exact line direction where i am drawing.
the closest i found is at extruding a shape, where i can keep that vertical but still can snap to other object point on the side to get the right high interactively. but this seems not possible for other operations
this is a very intuitive tool and speeds up modelling a lot. i see how i can make temporary guidelines to other objects, but not how to make the for the direction of the current operation.
i hope i did explain it ok enough so it is understandable?
thanks for help!
p.s if that not exist this would be a big feature request from my side:)
attached a simple example from rhino. this is in axis directions but that also works in free angles or vertical to plane there which is very helpfull