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  1. Des

    Shadow study issue

    I've just compared V8.0.1 with v6.7.3 side by side and I can't see any discrepancies, but that is not to say that a file created in v6 and then opened in v8 won't give problems. But just to be sure, I would create a new sun and delete the old one. There may be a translation thing going on. I've compared multiple cities and all match up. As Dennis says, support will help you out better when they get back. Des
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    Working with scanned drafts

    Great! Thanks Anton How did I not think of that before? Des
  3. +1 for Gravity! Soooo handy for populating planting on terrains.. Cheers, Des
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    Just wondering if/when a gallery is being set up on the new web-site? If so, can it be split into separate industries (Architecture, Product, etc.) instead of by user? And, maybe have a voting/popularity function so the best of the best can be bumped to the top by other users. That way FormZ would be showcased better.. Just a thought........ Des
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    Help with repair Object

    Hi Walter, I think it'd be quicker to redraw that object! If you turn on "show face normals", you will see that all the faces have reversely coincident faces (arrows pointing two directions from the same face). And if you run object doctor on it, you will see the amount of faces that need to be triangulated (non planer faces). Just ghost it's layer and use it to retrace a new model, that's what I would do... Des
  6. Also, maybe you should remind users to copy their plugins across as well, before they dump the old version
  7. In version 6.x.x one could mirror an object with "make clone" checked in the copy dialog. So for example, if you had half a car mesh and mirror cloned it, any changes you made to the original would update automatically on the mirrored copy. I know it's not exactly the same, but is very useful if you still have a copy of version 6. I really miss the clones in version 6, any chance that function could be reinstated at some stage support? I know components could be used as well for bastardised mirror editing, but seems a very cumbersome way to do it (not live).. Des
  8. Hi support, I just want to mention that the update went fine other than if the startup action (in formZ prefs) is set to "open" instead of "new project". One has to go to file > New Project > to make the register dialogue come up. It had me stumped for a few minutes there.... Regards, Des
  9. Hi Jon, Your input to this forum is excellent and thank you for the comparison, keep it up. You know your stuff and I enjoy reading your posts. I cannot blame Fz for being a bit defensive however, after all it's only been a few days since Fzfree was released. If there is one company who listens to it's users, it's Autodessys. Their support is the best, even if the uZers community is small compared to the SKP one. I've been a long term user of FormZ and have been watching it's development. But in the last few years, the improvements and changes have been stellar, obviously AutoDessys have a long term plan they are pretty much sticking to. I have to admire their tenacity. I'm sure that FzFree will move forward alongside it's big brothers and that it'll evolve to being a real alternative option (I believe it already is btw) to SKP. On a side note; I use FormZ Pro now exclusively. It took me a while to readjust from v6 to v7, but my workflow and speed while modelling has increased no end. In fact, a client of mine who uses contractors has said to me that the FormZers produce models faster with cleaner geometry, so he prefers to use them rather than others. So, for that reason among others, I think there is a great future for AutoDessys, albeit getting a bigger megaphone to get the word out will definitely help. Des
  10. Hmm... it seems that the word has got out. Archicad is now 3000 over Fz! Even Allplan is way ahead now...
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    Welcome to our New Forum!

    Wow! I got a shock, but a good one! Looks great and well done..... Des