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  2. It seems as though your GFX card isn't getting used for the render. Open your V-Ray Settings palette and click the arrow in the bottom right corner next to Utilities. From that drop-down menu, select GPU Device Selection. Then choose your Nvidia card in the next window. Make sure you click Set Devices, then try a render. The artifacts should be gone. In the future, please contact us at support@formz.com for quicker response times.
  3. Hello world. No one ? @Tech: can you confirm this working for you ?
  4. Hugo

    Drafting and more

    I use scenes in my 3D model frequently, measuring also in my 3D model. Then make an image on 300 dpi let's say 200x200mm. The image is stored in a folder. Affinity Publisher (AP) update the images when they are updated. I don't care about similar workflow, in all my more then 25 years working for my own and with many programs from CAD to DTP, switching between the programs and different shortcuts... I realise those became all together as if it is 1 program I use.
  5. Very impressive sheet setz.. technical art 😮
  6. 7. Improved memory capacity for drawings with lots of imported images. Addition of transparency for images. 8. Option to automatically import both a scaled vector Hidden Line drawing and an internally generated Full Shaded image, cropped and aligned with the Hidden Line in one step. Ability to edit generated images in external image software and have the image update upon save, as is now possible in the Modeler with Texture Maps In Materials. I'm including a simple sample sheet which shows how I typically set up drawings. Here is a link to the V6 file: https://we.tl/t-eNLZQwxCPQ
  7. setz

    Drafting and more

    Thx, for the info. I prefer the idea of using a single software, similar workflow, key shortcuts, etc. so I am interested in ADS' solutions first. I already own Affinity Photo, will look into Publisher. How does it handle dimensioning?
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  9. AsOne

    Change recording of scenes

    +1 for Save a Scene and not Auto-Record. Maybe better would be Save Scene and Auto-Record Scene as an option for those that want it. I had had issues with this as well. My solution has been to lock the Scene. Of course I have to still remember to turn off the scene and re-lock it once finished, but it helps me remember. Otherwise I forget to uncheck it and it records changes I do not want. In reality the Auto-Record does not save any time. At the end of recording one has to either turn off the red button or lock the Scene. May as well just Save the Scene and have it operate the same way as Views do in my opinion.
  10. Hugo

    Drafting and more

    I just posted my comment on the Affinity forum as well: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/84027-dwgdxf-export-option/
  11. Hugo

    Drafting and more

    Setz, probably no coincident that you wanted to start a new discussion about layout, me too, but a bit different. I had the idea to post a movie about my workflow related to 2D output. But, my workflow is skipping Layout completely, instead using Affinity Publisher to create nice output. However, the discussion is welcome in any way. My suggestion is about ADS and Affinity-Serif could working together to bring the best tools to the users. In my opinion this could be easily done when vector line out with 3D modeller is perfect through PDF. Affinity Publisher is great to do all work to get perfect output in a very easy way, with automatically updating etc. FormZ could made Layout at least more workable but at this moment a few tweaks could be made in the 3D modeller to produce perfect drawings (vector line based). Then in combination with Affinity Publisher (very good program in my opinion and not expensive at all! ...although still in beta. Suggestion: Take a look at their website https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/publisher/). If Affinity create the option to export to DWG/DXF... done! Well, for at least many... 🙂 For the discussion: FormZ should make some options better in 3D modeller (PDF vector line output, Hidden line copy and paste, plot frame for scale output), working together with Affinity, then the problem for 2D is solved for 90%. (because, why inventing the wheel if others done that before...)
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  13. AsOne

    Drafting and more

    The Layout app works quite well for to scale export. Of course one has to set it up of course. I have a pre-built template file with standard drawings already set, which saves time exporting from FormZ and re-setting up Layout for each file.
  14. Andrea. Robot vintage.mov
  15. First off I should say that while I have tried many times to use V8 for Drafting I repeatedly return to V6 to generate my construction documents. I am very biased towards the older version. I understand that I am a lot more familiar with it, so of course it would be a lot faster and easier for me to use. Over the years I have made many attempts to switch and have found too many impediments to be able to be able to produce drawings in the way in which I want them to look. While V8 has some great new features and more of an automated feeling, it all comes at an unacceptable expense in flexibility. I think that the older version had a superior foundation. It would be great to begin with that foundation and then to include the beneficial features from V8. There are some serious issues and bugs in V6 Drafting which needed correcting. My suggestions will include pointing out both the problems and the benefits unique to V6 and V8. If anyone has ideas of how to combine the two versions where issues conflict, they would be very welcomed. Please feel free to add to the list as I too will be doing so in the coming days/weeks. 1. V6 had a Draft / Draft Layout workflow format which was a lot more flexible than the Page / Frame format in V8. While I appreciate the automatic updating of the Frames to reflect the state of the current model, I was losing a lot of time in going back and forth between the 3D and the 2D world and having to wait long periods of time for all the many frames in my drawings to update. I got into the practice of "freezing" the Hidden Line renders to break the file linking but this felt tedious and counterproductive in V8's workflow. In addition, I miss having an "offscreen" area [Draft] in which I could organize and hold variations etc. off to the side and which was hidden from view in the Frames [Draft Layout] on the final printed sheet, but which was still easily accessible and editable by switching to the Draft Mode. That being said, having a pages palette added on top of the old system would be a great addition. 2. I like the way that frames were not limited to rectangular shapes in V6, but could be polygonal, like the shape of an "L" or "T" for example. It enabled you to nest details around each other and gave you a lot more flexibility in organizing information on a page. Round and oval Frames would be helpful options for detail insert bubbles. 3. V6 had bugs in Repositioning dimensions which often caused them to fly off the screen when adjusted. V8 has no Reposition Tool which is dearly needed to quickly and efficiently edit either single dimensions or whole strings of dimensions which have been pre-selected. 4. I prefer the (Horizontal/Vertical and Dimension Parallel) Dimension Tools with a double click to signify the completion of a string of dimensions rather than using a separate tool to create Multi-Dimensions. 5. I miss being able to quickly select and move the associated/unassociated points of dimensions without having to show them first as in V8. These were invisible until selected in V6 which worked well. 6. Reintroduce the Colors Palette and the Color Tool in Drafting. Only being able to adjust Line / Hatch colors via Attributes is a limitation in comparison to V6.
  16. setz

    Drafting and more

    Hey JL! Yup, I too am looking forward to a new/revised Draft module in FZ and similar to you I am still using V6 in combination with Plylon's Plug-ins - Kudos Ben! I am now generating my HL drawings in V8 because it is much faster and cleaner, although the export is not to scale and requires an extra step to resize, which is a bummer. I know that ADS is open to and interested in hearing about users ideas so please do post or write to them with suggestions. I have been busy lately, but soon I will begin documenting my current workflow from Model to Construction Documents and I will include pros and cons to this workflow and I will have suggestions for how the Draft Module could be augmented and modified to be faster, more efficient, and more flexible. Perhaps a new thread in the forum would be useful for discussion. Actually I will start one now.....
  17. setz

    The formz change I would most like to see.

    I use the current behavior as a tool, to replace objects, I select them prior to the paste, to add objects, I deselect everything prior to the paste. Works great. If a new paste option is added, please insure that it does not conflict with the current implementation of standard key shortcuts.
  18. jsiggia

    Fmz projects into Mobile

    Sorry, have my answer.
  19. I have been using the FormZ Layout app to export hidden line to DWG. I setup a template file with plans, elevations, and sections at 1:1 scale. Once setup it is easily repeatable for multiple projects with minimal effort. So far it is working well. There is an additional step of having to go into Layout to export, but it then exports everything at once (all drawing types).
  20. jldaureil

    Drafting and more

    I've sent my email by message on this forum. And SOOORRY for the email. I will see what I can do..
  21. pylon

    Drafting and more

    I have not received an email from you... Can you remove my email address from your post? Thanks
  22. jldaureil

    Drafting and more

    Hi Thank you very much ! I've sent an email.
  23. pylon

    Drafting and more

    Hi JL I am touched that you still use Live Section, etc.. I last opened formZ 6 about 5 years ago, so I may not be of much help, but feel free to email me and I can re-send your license info & the formz serial your plugins were authorized for.
  24. jldaureil

    Drafting and more

    Hello everyone I renew the machines of the office we are looking forward to our new machines but we have already installed formZ 8.6 AND 6.7.3 on a laptop under windows 10 (compatibility mode win xp sp2) we work EVERY DAY with formz 673 for drafting on windows 10 (64bits) we installed in 32 bits we can not install the old pylon plugin ... the installation seems possible but the tools are not available (customize tools) IF somebody bas an idea.... Moreover for a reason that escapes me completely open dialogue does not allow access to network drives ?! drag a .fmz on the open application does not open the file !!? I am very worried to work with Z 673 for the draft with our new machines ... I hope that formz 9 will bring us a layout of much better quality (at least at the sketchup level) if form 673 does not work completely on win 10 and if Z 9 does not bring anything new for the drafting I am afraid of having to find another soft for the draft it's hot what are the options?
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  26. AsOne

    The formz change I would most like to see.

    It used to cause me issues from time to time, but now I have taught myself to deselect before copy/paste. Paste + Paste & Replace would be a nice option to see implemented. After all my more pressing suggestions of course! 😉
  27. santa

    Image Options

    Justin, up until a couple of days ago I was trialling Form.Z on a HP ZBook with a 4GB Quadro graphics card. After an 18 year absence, I am once again returning to Form.Z, and am in the process of registering with sales. As soon as I get the chance, probably over the coming Easter break, I will install Form.Z on "the beast", which is my Dell T7910 workstation with two 18 core Xeon processors (72 threads in all), 128 GB of ECC RAM, and two Quadro graphics cards containing 12GB of RAM each (24 in all). I do not expect that this will resolve the shaded full shadow issue, however. Shaded full is a rasterizer, not a raytracer and in all probability, the jaggies will persist. Only a complete rewrite of the code will fix it, which I do not see happening. Other rasterizers, such as Eevee, do a much better job I'm afraid!
  28. setz

    Image Options

    I use Soft Shadow, Massive Map, and I turn off shadow receiving and casting on as many objects as possible to maximize the quality of the map. Sometimes shadows get thin where small objects touch the ground but I live with that. Turning off visibility of objects not seen in the view can also help with quality. Whatever issues are left are quickly cleaned up in Photoshop. It's also to be noted that I use these images for getting design approvals rather than as finished Client Renders. Using a GeForce 980TI so decent, but not crazy hi-end video card.
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