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R2D2 last won the day on December 3 2020

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  1. Looking good...thanks !
  2. I have not used Illustrator in a long time but it used to be able to import DWG . Heres two quick shots: 1.: FZ Layout Frame, 2.: DWG export opened in Vectorworks (>export dwg, not >export image/dwg) This maintains scale, thickness, style/colour it seems, so it might be worth trying DWG instead of eps. Some cleanup (triangulation) has to be done still but for a quick shot its not bad. Also try the different settings for Graphics in the "Frame Parameters" in Layout. Once you have this set up it will always auto update from your modeling file after you hit save.
  3. I think from V6 on there are no shaded view surfaces to export anymore. Exporting to .eps from a hidden line view directly out of FZ will give vectors but no scale (line/dash, no surfaces) From Layout you will also get colors and scale, but still no fillings - it takes a moment but works quite well, and once setup will auto update which is nice.
  4. Some years later...Bump... 😆 Also the "Profiles_Diagrams.tif" previews seem nor to appear in 9.1 - is this a common issue ?
  5. Test from 9.1 export 2700/1760 to jpg here;
  6. Also check the image options, if your graphics card is somewhat newer and you have 2-3 seconds of patience this allows for much higher resolution output. (may need better mapping quality and check for line-thicknesses) Is that what you're looking for ?
  7. R2D2

    union bug

    Maybe you accidentally moved the upper points of the long roof ? If you don't want to move/rotate all stuff around (and assuming the gable is meant to be centered) extrude the bottom face by 20cm (to point on side) then use "offset segment" (snap to mid of the new object), then move that segment up. Edit: the boolean is still odd: reason is that the bottom Face is not rectangular, one of the long sides is 2mm shorter than the other... fix that and it should work.
  8. So the „Short story“ is: „can I haz your filez....“ ?
  9. The issue is this dialog that I guess many longtime users have experienced; Script: Actor 1: „What 3D Software are you using“ Grumpy old man: „FormZ“ „Oh, what’s this ?“ „It’s software I can do a lot of cool stuff with; like ….this…that…also this …and even that too, plus this…., and… „(Continues) „WTF - awesome - why didn’t´I even know about FormZ?“
  10. Its also a Win vs. OS X appearance issue imo. Icon size, double checkboxes, space, frames... When I open Fz on Win I get to better understand some of the GUI criticism here - which do not apply 1:1 on OS X, where it seems to work a lot better. Yes I`d like some interface improvements and fresh icons (preferably an option again to swap for more "classic" simplified icon design, as we used to have, standard one column on the left), but for OS X I think it works quite well and above all its stable.
  11. This has zero attention obviously - to close it off there is an App called "Meshlab" which converts .stl meshes to .obj (and others), it is freely available on osX and win.
  12. This is an evergreen and interesting topic, if you do a search on the Forum for i.e. "future", interface", "GUI" etc. you will find lots of interesting discussions over the years, ranging from "oh no, this is not as it was in V2.9 anymore" to " we need a complete redesign, it has to be like xyz but better"..., plus lots of actually proactive proposals by users to contribute to those points. side note: "Der Ton macht die Musik"
  13. Interesting thoughts... I use Vectorworks to make Layout / Sheets from my FZ Models, it is pretty simple to set up and generates drawings from imported dwg`s from FZ quite well. (if geometry not too heavy/complex, don't know about nurbs etc..) Downside is when changing stuff you need to reload the file into VW and tweak a few things again, but once its all set up this works pretty quick (Needs "architect" version of VW though which is a bit overpriced imo.) My BIM adventure is the dynamo/revit route, which is really interesting. ACIS Sat and dwg can be imported into revit and turned into parametric objects. Downside is that revit is not much fun .... Dynamo is great and does what we would the python scripts want to do in FormZ. In fact if FZ free would be able to export ACIS/SAT it would make a great startup - companion to revit as even simple modeling is quite an effort there. FZ and Dynamo can be used for non-destructive editing / booleans, Variations etc., so if you own FZ pro its worth a shot (dynamo sandbox is free); generate geometry variations based on your FZ data and import back into FZ. +1 for that, and now with dynamo its +2 😎
  14. R2D2

    New update 9.0.6

    I have no reference file but 135MB FZ file works fine here. Radeon RX570 , Catalina Have you tried turning off the "snap to key point" snaps - I found this helps performance
  15. R2D2

    Dimension tool sooooo slow

    Hm not for me... are you using Build A286 ? Win/OSX?