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  2. Jaakko

    Cutting and pasting

    It sometime happens to me that I paste the objects to a hidden layer and then wondering where they are. Could this be the problem?
  3. AHDD Designer

    Exciting times

    Keep on going like this 👍
  4. I have a problem when I cut and paste from one file to another. No matter what I select and copy or cut, when I paste it to the desired file the same object appears ( not the objects I just copied or cut ). This is working in FormZ 8. Some objects cannot be selected, and the object pallet behaves oddly. I cannot use V9 because we are still waiting for a new Maxwell plug-in. Object trapped the paste.fmz
  5. AHDD Designer

    Can't use v9.0.1 layout

    Aha! That is what really makes it! Sorry, but since version 9 now separates between «Layout» and «Draft» I didn't realize that I can/must switch. Nevertheless: The problem with the correct saving of the templates / preferences remains. It is now even intensified, because if I save a template with «Layout» in the foreground, then at the next program start only «Draft» is active again.
  6. d_b

    Can't use v9.0.1 layout

    Do you have this same issue when you select a New Layout instead of New Draft? When I open a New Draft file, the Content Menu is greyed out. But when I open a New Layout file, the Content Menu is active. Then I'm able to turn Draft Layout Mode off to access the standard Draft Mode.
  7. Yesterday
  8. AHDD Designer

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    Great Idea! I would support this. Or maybe Ashlar/Graphite ? I would support this.
  9. jldaureil

    .fb export

    T. H .A. N. K.S. R2D2
  10. archigraphica

    9.1 graphical issues

    I just realized I didn't have the most current version on this machine. I installed it, still has these issues.
  11. R2D2

    .fb export

    yes
  12. archigraphica

    9.1 graphical issues

    Here is a list of things that are not working correctly on my 1080ti machine. When doing an extrusion, pnt extrusion or 3D extrusion by a specified distance (not dynamic) it offsets the view to the left. Here are 4 screenshots overlayed to show the movement. When moving/copying a circle (and some other objects) the preview is a scaled distance and not actually where the circle is moving. So if it looks like you're moving it 100' it's actually only moving it 50' Where as moving a line the preview is correct. If this doesn't make sense I can make a quick video.
  13. AHDD Designer

    Can't use v9.0.1 layout

    For unknown reasons, the tool «Content Frame» remains inactive / gray. This whole group cannot be selected and therefore I cannot place any content. Also, not all presets are saved accurately in the preferences document. For example, I want to have the vertical separator lines in the palettes, but after each restart they are gone again. MacOS 10.14.6 / FormZ 9.0.1 (Build A107)
  14. jldaureil

    .fb export

    can someone tell me if the .fbx export is present in the commercial version 9? (as in 8.6.5) (I no longer have access to the beta on which (if memory serves) there was no such export format.)
  15. santa

    formZ models exchange site!

    This may be slightly off-topic, but the Smithsonian has just released a couple of thousand (!!) free 3d meshes. They all appear to be downloadable as obj files. See here: https://3d.si.edu/cc0
  16. Hugo

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    Mike, I do not believe in another 2D CAD company, because FormZ is already a program acting in the same field. (All 2D options are already in the 3D modeller) The idea of the concept working together with a company active in another field brings the benefit. As Alan Cooper said; Do things different... and go beyond 2D thinking.
  17. Mike_Concentric

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    How about an actual 2d Cad company such as PowerCADD? It would be a dream come thru for me to be able to move back and forth between FormZ (3D) and PowerCADD (2D)as was promised with OpenClip.
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  19. Hugo

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    Justin, I stopped using Adobe products, and I do not miss them at all. Since then I am using Affinity Suit with enthusiasm. Actually I do not use Layout the way ADS intended, because it is still not on par with the 3D modeller. I use for my CAD drawings 3D modeller FormZ, make a full shaded screen dump on 300dpi, and get them in Affinity Publisher to create PDF's for my clients. Perfect output with full control of WYSISWG. Try this with Layout... Pfffffff. Today I wrote an email to Serif and AutoDesSys to tell them what could be a nice idea: They should working together as they are small company's and create unique and very good tools (AF suit / FormZ 3D). I really do believe it's a way small company's could do. Small is more flexible... I am not that enthusiastic to see the Autodesks, Nemetschek's, Adobe's on this globe. Those company's became just too big.
  20. Justin Montoya

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    Hugo, I haven't used the Affinity products yet but they do look nice. Our clients are only using Adobe products so it forces us to keep them, even though there are clearly better options out there now. Affinity Publisher looks to be very similar to InDesign, which InDesign can Import the DWG/DXF/EPS/AI files by way of Illustrator. It doesn't look like the Affinity Designer can Import DWG like Illustrator though. Unfortunately, it looks like using the Serif? Affinity products is not going to work at this time as they have refused to add the DWG/DXF Import/Export as requested for years now. I think the formZ Layout product should be able to work fine for most, but if not, you should be able to use the Adobe Illustrator and InDesign to do what you desire here, just like Affinity Publisher. I think that's the first time I've ever recommended an Adobe product. If the shoe fits...
  21. Alan Cooper

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    Been using Serif software for many years. It kept getting better and better. They were good at marketing too, which could be a massive bonus.
  22. Justin Montoya

    formZ models exchange site!

    Too bad there's not a way to do this on the forum here...? We could also have a repository for textures, materials, lighting, scenes, etc.
  23. Hugo

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    I believe it would be a good idea if ADS (as a small company) work together with another small company, Serif. Instead of trying to make Layout work or copy (bad) tools/concepts from other CAD developers, ask Serif to join. ADS can focus on what they do best: making the 3D modeller. V-Ray is already on board. The only thing Serif has to do is make it possible to import DWG/DXF files and that's it. https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/publisher/ Working together in different fields make the strength of both 'small company's'. It's unique. Why I talk about Layout in this discussion? Because I think it's the metaphor of what went wrong with ADS and FormZ. On the other hand I still believe in this company ADS.
  24. Thanks all, I'll look into those and see what I find. What I am doing is drawing a little shed model to learn the Form Z way to work. In SU I could do a small shed in a matter of minutes. Trying to see the error of my ways and not retain bad Form Z habits as it were. I've watched many of the official Form Z videos so far and they have helped.
  25. jldaureil

    formZ models exchange site!

    This is exactly what I think! maintaining this kind of site for one person is a full time job!
  26. santa

    formZ models exchange site!

    Chris, Yes it would be nice, but I am wondering if Anton will be prepared to undertake such a task on his own. Running, maintaining, and paying for a server 24/7, in addition to associated site hosting, is not for the faint of heart! It seems to me that it would be best if autodessys stepped up and offered some space on its servers and forums. How about it Z?
  27. Chris lund

    formZ models exchange site!

    Santa, It was I who attempted to build it. The models of mine that I had on it, were also put here. I do have the models of the other contributors too, but wasn't sure if it would be cool to post them or not. That was about 15 years ago. combination of reasons: #1. Got busy, 2. all my computer equipment was stolen, along with all my backups. Hence the getting busy, rebuilding what amounted to my life outside of work... amongst other things. 3.I tried to run a forum on it, pretty closed, and there was a constant barrage of spam to deal with. 4.There was also a conflict with another fZ user that thought I was trying to steel his work. In retrospect, I had said some things that were ambiguous, and was interpreted in ways I did not intend. I kind of bizarre experience, which helped me back away, with all the other things going on. With no ill will intended toward that person. Water under the bridge and all. Really, I was not faced with the same issues Anton has been. It would be nice to have something of the fashion up and running. Cheers! ¢£
  28. santa

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    The problem is that, compared to previous years, only a fraction of students/universities are taking on form.z now. Perhaps they are looking for software that is widely accepted, thereby ensuring future employment prospects.
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