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  1. I have a similar issue especially when using my 3D connexion space mouse, a toggle views from axonometric and 3 point perspective or the other way round solves it for me.
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    Can't use v9.0.1 layout

    Can I tag onto this post my issue since updating: Since updating to v9.0.1 the space bar doesn't bring up the favourite tools after a few minutes of running the app. Restoring keyboard shortcuts to default doesn’t work nor does deleting prefs files on the Mac. Restarting the app it works but again only for a period of time requiring yet another restart!
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    Rounding issue

    Hi All, I've spent much the afternoon attempting to get a simple form have rounding applied. If the shape is tapered it works but if it is tapered with a waist it is not possible. Any pointers appreciated, offending file attached. Thanks in advance Andrew www.gyro.co.nz Rounding Issue.pdf Rounding Issue.fmz
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    Grid sometimes appears/disappears

    Unrelated but is there any way of drawing a rectangle from the centre rather than the workaround of using a 4 sided polygon?
  5. I think I've have solved the problem along with help the replies submitted. Basically I need to choose between non planar faces, non planar edges, or edges where the facets intersect not aligning. I've chosen the latter as I can sand of the overlapping areas still keeping the points of to outside skin colinear. I've attached a file if anyone is interested or has some feedback. In answer to you last comment vva apparently a 5 axis circular saw is capable of cutting non planar faces to a small degree, but I suspect cutting 2 parts wouldn't result in a perfectly mated join between faces. Failing all the above I'll just cut steeper angles and use a thixotropic adhesive to bond them and act as a gap filler. Replied Andrew Body Sections Test.fmz
  6. Hi All, I think I have it following Alan's comments but stayed in the same file, image attached I'd be interested if there is a more streamlined solution. Thanks again for all your help. PS Every time I attempt anything in Fusion 360 I end up back at FZ!
  7. We are building an autonomous vehicle with a body consisting of tessellated planes. I’ve created the panels as a series of planes and now want to fabricate the body from a 12mm substrate. I need to create a file conprised of each panel as a solid object for CNC cutting with a 5 axis circular saw. The problem I’m having is finding the angle where the facets meet. If I thicken each facet select the top and bottom faces and loft between them I end up with edges that are twisted planes. Is theres way to create the file using any of the tools in FormZ? I’ve attached a file of a few of the surfaces that make up a section of the body. Any help much appreciated. Thanks in advance Andrew www.gyro.co.nz Cowl_Test.fmz
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    resize off-screen layers palette

    I'm having a similar issue, upon opening any file the palettes across the top of the screen do not keep their position resulting on the tools palette dropping down, this requires rearranging multiple palettes every time Formz is relaunched. I've trashed every preference (OSX) I can, reset workspaces all to no avail, any help appreciated. Thanks in advance Andrew aka Gyro
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    Circle or Arc - TTR method

    Related question, sorry to hijack your thread. How to draw a square from the centre rather than drawing a 4 sided polygon which measures by radius. Thanks Andrew
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    menu palettes inactive

    Hi there, Whilst on the subject rather than starting another thread, every time I launch the app the Tool Dock is twice as deep as it needs for be in any workspace which means 4 operations of moving palettes to get my real estate back. Deleted all the FromZ files in System Library, (Mac) to no avail. Also now when I select Prefs or Keyboard Shortcuts from the apple menu it opens Safari with the manual, whereas using keyboard this doesn't occur. Any help appreciated. Thanks Andrew
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    Palettes not displaying properly

    I'm having a similar experience on a Mac, the tool dock always opening deeper than when saved as a work space. Followed advice regarding toggling save between sessions, saving a work space upon opening a new file, eletedprefs etc. Any help most welcome as constantly readjusting palettes upon opening FormZ. Thanks Andrew
  12. Ribbon work in progress. Hi there, After much fiddling I have a scan of the artist model imported into FormZ and made a rough ribbon by drawing a path along each edge. But hard to get a natural looking ribbon form. But unsure on the best way forward to get a twisting ribbon with constant width. Any guidance appreciated. Thanks in advance Andrew