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  1. AC1000

    please improve the underlay tool!

    There should be easier way to import files into FormZ - including raster images. In Sketchup you can now drag and drop all supported file types directly into your modeling window. Very nice.... but SU is not my tool. šŸ˜
  2. AC1000

    snap - project on reference plane

    Actually there is still problem when you try to snap in 3D view: http://www.formz.com/forum/old/messages/16/61008.html Snap is ok with projection view but 3D it doesn't work like in Rhino.
  3. Hi everyone and Tech Is this option still unavailable in perspective mode? I know there is "Lock To Plane Through First Point" check box available but sometimes you need the other option too. AC
  4. I am using both FormZ and Rhino (and Archicad) on Mac. FormZ is the fastest modeller on market but I started to "program" macros for Rhino and now I have for example DubFaceborder, Offset, Split Face in same command. It is almost same with insert option in FormZ. When you want to show your basic ideas quickly nothing beats FormZ and Vray. When you are modelling complex architectural projects using blocks, Rhino is best. But I believe FormZ 9 will challenge Rhino again.
  5. AC1000

    Live Boolean - again

    In fact, Clipping Plane is true non-destructive boolean tool. It might be the starting point in this case.
  6. Are other users interested in this feature? Some programs have this option, but there is still room for improvement. I think this is the only big shortage of FormZ. In Archicad, I use the non-destructive liveboolean (or SEO=solid element operation) feature for exploring and scaling the pathways of a constructed environment and also for basic massing. But FormZ would be much faster for that kind of job. What do you think, Tech? Here are a few links that tell you more about this. ZBrush: ArchiCad: http://www.weareenzyme.com/seo-vs-boolean-operation-in-archicad/
  7. AC1000


    Wow! Fantastic!
  8. AC1000


    Today I had to switch to Sketchup to use Laubwerk.... This plugin should be available for FormZ. What do you think AutoDesSys? This year perhaps?
  9. AC1000

    Sun settings not updating

    Thats true, you can't control intensity from light panel for some reason. But you can control it from VRay Settings entering values into Multiplier number box.... Actually not the same thing....hmmmm.
  10. AC1000

    Sun settings not updating

    The problem is with the automatically generated V-Ray sun. If you create your own light source and switch it to V-Ray sun the Sun Position works as it should.
  11. AC1000

    Referenced CAD files

    Yes, referencing (Xref in AutoCad) is the same as Linking (Rhino) or Hotlink (ArchiCad).
  12. AC1000

    Referenced CAD files

    In Rhino you can link all imported 3d formats. I have file that contains linked blocks from FormZ, Sketchup and AutoCad. AutoDesSys should copy that method to FormZ - without hesitation.
  13. AC1000

    8.6 bugs

    ASONE, you are right. And actually Graphisoft/Archicad is also part of Nemetschek Group. BIM is already the industry of a few companies. Archicad, Revit and a few other programs have left flexible modeling to others and focused on linking free-form objects to BIM system. Moreover, BIM takes extreme amount of resources from the machine due to the maintenance of the database. Fluent modeling is often clumsy with these programs. Creative design is not natural with BIM programs. But in production it is imperative.
  14. AC1000

    8.6 bugs

    The forums are pretty quiet nowadays. Vray has been a big achievement. However, did the product get too late for the community? Software manufacturers have surprised with the desire to combine their programs' ability to collaborate with others. Graphisoft's Archicad and McNeels Rhino with Grasshopper are one of the success stories. Bidirectional Live link system is great between AC and Rhino. FormZ could be one party in this kind of project. The ability to link files is important in such a case.