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ZTEK

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    Registered 04 - 2001

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  1. In addition to the Guide tool, there are also temporary guides that remain on screen until you delete them. The way to invoke them is only through a shortcut I think, and if I'm not wrong (I don't have my computer with me right now), you just have to place the cursor in the point where you want to place the guides and press the Command (Mac) or Control (PC) key and Space bar, after which you'll see that three guides appear in X, Y and Z in different colors to visualize them more clearly. These guides are layer independent and they remain on screen until you delete them, and to do this you also use a shortcut, which I think are the Shift, Cammand/Control keys and Space bar. You can use as many temporary guides as you need at the same time.
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    Exciting times

    +1 Congrats! 😀
  3. It's not just the Alt key... the Shift and Command keys also suffer from the same behavior. Even weirder... if you minimize and reopen the Tool Option palette from the small dark grey triangle, these keyboard shortcuts partially work again while you hold the cursor over the Palette Dock. If you move it into the working window, they stop working again even if you don't take any action. MacOS 10.13.6 + MacBook Pro Retina 15" 2012
  4. I think there’s some kind of bug associated with the Tool Option palette in the last release 9.0.0.3. In previous beta versions this shortcut worked more or less well, just with some lag at times. If I close and reactivate the palette from the Palette menu it start to work normally until I do ANY operation. I work on MacOS 10.13.6.
  5. Tech, For a long time, in my work as an architect and designer, by default I work with 6 decimals of numeric and angles accuracy, in addition to using a very strict criteria with my working methods, both in formZ for 3D modeling and in AutoCAD for 2D drawing. This way, it's very rare that I have to deal with bad formed objects, operations that don't work or geometry with undesirable decimals, among other advantages, and it's not more slow in any way. Unfortunately, working in this more precise way with 6 or 5 decimals, when I have to edit the textures with the Edit Texture Map tool, it's very common for the numbers to show an insignificant error that doesn't match the geometry and that doesn't really mean anything. Especially for the rotation, but it also happens sometimes with the origin. So, my suggestion would be to do the same thing as with the dimensions, that is, to have the option to customize the amount of decimals you wants, or just not consider more than two decimals by default, maybe?. Best, Marcelo
  6. After seeing yesterday this post from Hugo, I downloaded a new version 9.0.0.2 (build A0D7) using the same link I received when buying the upgrade.
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    Form Z making new versions

    I always use iCloud Drive for my projects and sometimes it happens to me too. Also with AutoCAD, not only with formZ. I think it's related to the quality of the wifi, but it's very erratic and I'm not sure.
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    Auto translate Units on Input boxes?

    1+ In addition... why not also improve all the measurement tools in the Measure palette with drop-down menus with the different units that formZ offers? Currently, some of them offer this possibility, for example, Mass Properties and Measure Quantities (partially). It would be very useful and I don't think it's difficult to add.
  9. Hi, I'm visiting Seattle from Santiago, Chile until the beginning of December, and I will be moving here next summer... so, I'm looking to connect with other users in the area, particularly anyone in the architectural design field... are there any other users in the Seattle area to meet up with? Best, Marcelo
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    New material naming

    +1 and... I really would like to see that FZ maintains the size of Materials, generics or textured, and not apply the default size when you copy and paste to a New Project or from one project to an other or when you import through Add To Project, etc... Thanks for listening!... and thank you ADS for this such great tool!
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    Layers AND sub layer system

    If you want to highlight the layers, as well as objects, it's possible and you just need to tick in Highlight Picked in Project Settings and Layers. Best, Marcelo
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