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  1. Brilliant! Thanks Nige that is a great workflow, really appreciate it. Simon
  2. Hi all, Does anyone have a work flow for getting parts designed in formz out as a flat drawing? I currently lay the parts down flat on the X Y plane and then open thefile in a top view in layout. My issue that there are always errors: It seems that any form of export from Formz has bunch of issues but this is just into Layout? I'm basically having to redraw all the parts in other apps! I'm i missing something? This is pretty run of the mill flat panel work it should be a piece of cake.
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    form•Z 8.6 Update Released

    Justin could i just as the specs of your machine?
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    form•Z 8.6 Update Released

    I've actually managed to narrow the problem down to some weird interference issue with my 3d connexion devices. I suspect the drivers.
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    form•Z 8.6 Update Released

    version 8.6.3.1 build 10163 I've got an incredibly choppy/jerky viewport in win10 using GTX 1070? It's making work very difficult anyone else had similiar issues and been able to fix it? If not what is the best way to get back to version 8.5? I have to say i'm finding Form z getting worse with every update rather than better.
  6. Hi All, I've assigned shortcut keys to the buttons on my 3d Connexion space navigator and they work in every package apart from Formz? Anyone else had this issue?
  7. Glad to hear you're working hard on v9 could we have at least some form of timescale? This year? 2019? Will it be VR (joke)
  8. I haven't been using Form Z for a few months and now i'm back using it, i'm once again finding it's lack of very basic elements as frustrating as i did last time. I understand that the development team is small but then so is Nevercenter Silo's. Is there any info on version 9? Why keep customers so in the dark? Don't get me wrong in general it's a great package, it's just a bit archaic and as i've stated frustrating.
  9. Why does the tool options info panel not show that bounding size of an object, it doesn't make any sense that the bounding size of XYZ are not their?
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    Texture mapping

    It appears to be an issue on the OSX version, it works on a PC version. Does no one check this stuff before releasing an update.
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    Texture mapping

    Hi All, Is it just me or is texture mapping a long winded process in Formz? The fact that you have to select a face, then select the Texture edit tool, then only be allowed to manipulate it in one transform say scale in y when i click I lose the controller then have to do the whole process again to do a rotation etc? Is this how Formz does it or am i missing something or bug issues on the tutorials this doesn't seem to happen? Any help much appreciated FormZ v8.6.2 OSX 10.13.4 Imac 2010
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    formZ 9

    A feature that I would find most helpful is topological cycling via shortcut and like that available in Nevercenters Silo it's simple and available. Having it accessible as an overlay within the viewport is very handy and tidy (i find formz a great tool but I've always found the UI functional but untidy ) The tool manager is very helpful on this front but the fact I cannot add the topological selection to it is a bit of a misstep as is a lack of pop ups for numerical input, I find I do an awful lot of unnecessary mouse tracking to get jobs done. A scene states feature would also be a great addition allowing for positional and may be material iterations. I use a 3dconnexion device, mouse and as little keyboard as possible.
  13. You my friend are a superstar! I'd taken to putting tiny fillets on corners.
  14. Hi, I have a cabinet design that i need to convert into a set of 2d paths for CNC cutting. The process i use is to take all the parts and lay them all flat on the XY plan, export as a .dwg the open in Autocad and use the FLATSHOT command to get a 2d representation. The problem i'm having is that FLATSHOT does not draw facetted elements from Formz only the smooth. The question i have is can i convert a facetted object (e.g a plank with 6 planar sides) into a smooth object? Cheers SJ
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    3D Connexion

    I totally agree the 3dconnexion hardware is great but their driver and configuration setup is very frustrating on the PC...yet good on a MAC.
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