We are pleased to announce that formZ 8.6 now available for pro, jr, free and student editions.
This version is not available through software update due a technical limitation in the update.
form•Z 8.6 uses the same registration codes as v8.5. After installing you will be prompted to register. If you are on a machine with an v8.5 installation, the codes will be pre-filled in the registration dialog. Just accept the terms and click Register.
form•Z pro users can install the 8.6 application only which is a much smaller download (Click Here). If you encounter problems or need to perform a clean install, you can use the full installer (Click Here)
form•Z jr users need to use the full installer (Click Here). form•Z jr is now 64-bit on Windows
form•Z free and form•Z Student Edition users should get get the latest version from the link found in the email you received when you registered for the software.
Note: If you have installed any of the 8.6 WIP versions, please delete the WIP application folder.
Please contact us at email@example.com or start a new forum thread if you have any feedback or issues. Enjoy!
Highlights of improvements in v8.6 this version include (but are not limited to):
o Product updated to use ACIS 2018.
o STEP file translator improved (better support specially on OS X).
o SKP file translator updated. Now supports skp 2016 and 2017 files.
o SAT file translator updated. Now supports 2018 files.
o DWG/DXF file translator updated. Now supports 2018 files.
o FBX file translator updated. Now supports 2018 files.
o FMZ files saved with versions prior to v6 can now be opened directly.
o Performance on Mac Pro models using ATI graphics cards has been improved.
o 3DS export now handles objects with more than 65535 faces or 65535 points efficiently.
o Deleting layer groups from the layers palette now works properly.
o Hatches now work properly on shapes with co-linear points.
o Zoom Options "Zoom Frame By Center" and "Zoom Frame By Corners" restored for the Zoom Frame tool.
o Materials palette context menu now has an option to select All Objects/Faces that are assigned a the selected material .
o Transform options now work properly.
o Clone options restored to the Transform and Replace tools. Unclone tool restored.
o 3DS export no longer fails when an object contains a degenerate 2 sided face.
o The context menu invoked by right-clicking on objects now has options to Select Clone Families, and make the object's Material, Layer, Line weight or Line style active.
o Undo/Redo now work properly on OS X 10.13 (High Sierra).
o Auto Save by time interval now works properly.
o SketchUp Materials now import properly.
o SketchUp 2017,2018 Now supported.
o Export DWG/DXF speed improved.
o Import KMZ files now works properly.
o The Reduce tool no longer stops when encountering an object that can not be reduced (when multiple objects are selected).
o Landform tool now works properly with grouped contour lines (keep same height).
o Dimensions and text import properly from DXF/DWG files.
o Certain 3DS files now open properly.
o Text imports properly from DXF files.
o Tool names no longer be truncated on certain OS X systems.
o UI elements are now sized properly on OS X.
o Section tool now works in Wireframe.
o Importing certain 3DS files no longer crash.
o Numerous stability and performance improvements.