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    Anwar got a reaction from AHDD Designer in Suggestions for Improving the Drafting Module   
    I completely agree.  The older drafting module was superior in many ways...
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    Anwar got a reaction from palarsen in A way to make formZ more popular (but you won't like it...)   
    In terms of AutoDesSys' products what keeps formZ competitive in the rendering arena is their V-Ray plug-in.  Interestingly what makes V-Ray powerful is it's support for NVIDIA - CUDA and RTX, and neither of these technologies is available on the Mac.  PC's are 90% of the market, Macs are 10%.
    As long as AutoDesSys continues to support the Mac it means every time they write code they have to write it twice, and test it twice, and ensure cross platform compatibility of the file formats.  So, it stands to reason that formZ could innovate twice as fast if their software engineering effort was cut by 50%.  Considering advanced rendering technologies are only available on Windows it is clearly the platform that must survive.
    As I said, you won't like to hear this, but the truth is that if you want formZ to innovate faster then dropping support for the Mac would go a long way to accomplishing this goal.
     
     
     
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    Anwar got a reaction from palarsen in A way to make formZ more popular (but you won't like it...)   
    In terms of AutoDesSys' products what keeps formZ competitive in the rendering arena is their V-Ray plug-in.  Interestingly what makes V-Ray powerful is it's support for NVIDIA - CUDA and RTX, and neither of these technologies is available on the Mac.  PC's are 90% of the market, Macs are 10%.
    As long as AutoDesSys continues to support the Mac it means every time they write code they have to write it twice, and test it twice, and ensure cross platform compatibility of the file formats.  So, it stands to reason that formZ could innovate twice as fast if their software engineering effort was cut by 50%.  Considering advanced rendering technologies are only available on Windows it is clearly the platform that must survive.
    As I said, you won't like to hear this, but the truth is that if you want formZ to innovate faster then dropping support for the Mac would go a long way to accomplishing this goal.
     
     
     
  4. Confused
    Anwar got a reaction from palarsen in A way to make formZ more popular (but you won't like it...)   
    In terms of AutoDesSys' products what keeps formZ competitive in the rendering arena is their V-Ray plug-in.  Interestingly what makes V-Ray powerful is it's support for NVIDIA - CUDA and RTX, and neither of these technologies is available on the Mac.  PC's are 90% of the market, Macs are 10%.
    As long as AutoDesSys continues to support the Mac it means every time they write code they have to write it twice, and test it twice, and ensure cross platform compatibility of the file formats.  So, it stands to reason that formZ could innovate twice as fast if their software engineering effort was cut by 50%.  Considering advanced rendering technologies are only available on Windows it is clearly the platform that must survive.
    As I said, you won't like to hear this, but the truth is that if you want formZ to innovate faster then dropping support for the Mac would go a long way to accomplishing this goal.
     
     
     
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    Anwar got a reaction from archigraphica in Modeling Speed vs. Rendering Speed   
    Hi Chris and everyone,
    Thanks for your replies.  Chris, the three operations in modeling I have found that can be painfully slow on PC's are:
    1) Moving large objects with 10s of thousands of faces
    2) Using booleans to carve up large terrain models (again, for sites more than a mile across with many thousands of faces)
    3) Generating hidden lines of scenes with objects containing 10s of thousands of faces
    Do any of these perform better on a Mac?
     
    Thanks,
    Anwar
     
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    Anwar got a reaction from Briazjoigo in Search!   
    I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but we really need the ability to search all the list palettes in formZ.  This is done in all of the lists in Visual Studio palettes since 2012, and is really needed in formZ too.

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    Anwar got a reaction from Briazjoigo in Search!   
    I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but we really need the ability to search all the list palettes in formZ.  This is done in all of the lists in Visual Studio palettes since 2012, and is really needed in formZ too.

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    Anwar got a reaction from Briazjoigo in Search!   
    I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but we really need the ability to search all the list palettes in formZ.  This is done in all of the lists in Visual Studio palettes since 2012, and is really needed in formZ too.

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    Anwar got a reaction from Briazjoigo in Search!   
    I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but we really need the ability to search all the list palettes in formZ.  This is done in all of the lists in Visual Studio palettes since 2012, and is really needed in formZ too.

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    Anwar got a reaction from qapedkat in Maximum Size of Underlay???   
    Tech,
     
    I have an underlay that is over 22,000 pixels wide, it is ariel imagery of a site for very large DEM file I have imported.  I need to underlay it on the imported surface so I can trace all the features.  However, formZ hangs and I eventually have to kill it when trying to open an underlay of this size.  What are the maximum dimensions for an underlay?
     
    Thanks,
    Anwar
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    Anwar got a reaction from Robertquade in formZ and DEMs   
    Tech,
     
    I was finally able to locate some DEM files for terrain data on a site I am interested in.  The site is approximately 22,000 feet x 17,000 feet.  When formZ imports this DEM without subsampling and triangulation, the imported data is at 10 foot x 10 foot resolution which creates a surface with 7,480,000 faces.  I tried splitting this surface into two regions with a line and formZ was unable to complete the operation in over 20 hours of CPU time.
     
    Trying again, with the subsampling import option and triangulation, the imported data is at 100 foot x 100 foot resolution which results in a surface with 74,800 faces.  Trying to split this surface into two regions with a straight line takes about 8 minutes of CPU time.
     
    The thing is that tools like ArcGIS can handle terrain data like this in a matter of seconds.  So why does formZ take so long?  What can be done to optimize this?  Is there a way to specify an intermediate subsampling scale, such as 50 foot x 50 foot grids?
     
    Thanks,
    Anwar
     
  12. Like
    Anwar got a reaction from Codiarouch in GPU in Maxwell 4   
    Does Maxwell Render use an NVIDIA GTX1070/8GB video card?  I never see my GPU running at anything other than idle speed when testing the trial version plug-in.
  13. Like
    Anwar got a reaction from qapedkat in Maximum Size of Underlay???   
    Tech,
     
    I have an underlay that is over 22,000 pixels wide, it is ariel imagery of a site for very large DEM file I have imported.  I need to underlay it on the imported surface so I can trace all the features.  However, formZ hangs and I eventually have to kill it when trying to open an underlay of this size.  What are the maximum dimensions for an underlay?
     
    Thanks,
    Anwar
  14. Like
    Anwar got a reaction from qapedkat in Maximum Size of Underlay???   
    Tech,
     
    I have an underlay that is over 22,000 pixels wide, it is ariel imagery of a site for very large DEM file I have imported.  I need to underlay it on the imported surface so I can trace all the features.  However, formZ hangs and I eventually have to kill it when trying to open an underlay of this size.  What are the maximum dimensions for an underlay?
     
    Thanks,
    Anwar
  15. Like
    Anwar got a reaction from Robertquade in formZ and DEMs   
    Tech,
     
    I was finally able to locate some DEM files for terrain data on a site I am interested in.  The site is approximately 22,000 feet x 17,000 feet.  When formZ imports this DEM without subsampling and triangulation, the imported data is at 10 foot x 10 foot resolution which creates a surface with 7,480,000 faces.  I tried splitting this surface into two regions with a line and formZ was unable to complete the operation in over 20 hours of CPU time.
     
    Trying again, with the subsampling import option and triangulation, the imported data is at 100 foot x 100 foot resolution which results in a surface with 74,800 faces.  Trying to split this surface into two regions with a straight line takes about 8 minutes of CPU time.
     
    The thing is that tools like ArcGIS can handle terrain data like this in a matter of seconds.  So why does formZ take so long?  What can be done to optimize this?  Is there a way to specify an intermediate subsampling scale, such as 50 foot x 50 foot grids?
     
    Thanks,
    Anwar
     
  16. Like
    Anwar got a reaction from Robertquade in formZ and DEMs   
    Tech,
     
    I was finally able to locate some DEM files for terrain data on a site I am interested in.  The site is approximately 22,000 feet x 17,000 feet.  When formZ imports this DEM without subsampling and triangulation, the imported data is at 10 foot x 10 foot resolution which creates a surface with 7,480,000 faces.  I tried splitting this surface into two regions with a line and formZ was unable to complete the operation in over 20 hours of CPU time.
     
    Trying again, with the subsampling import option and triangulation, the imported data is at 100 foot x 100 foot resolution which results in a surface with 74,800 faces.  Trying to split this surface into two regions with a straight line takes about 8 minutes of CPU time.
     
    The thing is that tools like ArcGIS can handle terrain data like this in a matter of seconds.  So why does formZ take so long?  What can be done to optimize this?  Is there a way to specify an intermediate subsampling scale, such as 50 foot x 50 foot grids?
     
    Thanks,
    Anwar
     
  17. Like
    Anwar got a reaction from qapedkat in Maximum Size of Underlay???   
    Tech,
     
    I have an underlay that is over 22,000 pixels wide, it is ariel imagery of a site for very large DEM file I have imported.  I need to underlay it on the imported surface so I can trace all the features.  However, formZ hangs and I eventually have to kill it when trying to open an underlay of this size.  What are the maximum dimensions for an underlay?
     
    Thanks,
    Anwar
  18. Like
    Anwar got a reaction from Codiarouch in GPU in Maxwell 4   
    Does Maxwell Render use an NVIDIA GTX1070/8GB video card?  I never see my GPU running at anything other than idle speed when testing the trial version plug-in.
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    Anwar got a reaction from qapedkat in Maximum Size of Underlay???   
    Tech,
     
    I have an underlay that is over 22,000 pixels wide, it is ariel imagery of a site for very large DEM file I have imported.  I need to underlay it on the imported surface so I can trace all the features.  However, formZ hangs and I eventually have to kill it when trying to open an underlay of this size.  What are the maximum dimensions for an underlay?
     
    Thanks,
    Anwar
  20. Like
    Anwar got a reaction from qapedkat in Maximum Size of Underlay???   
    Tech,
     
    I have an underlay that is over 22,000 pixels wide, it is ariel imagery of a site for very large DEM file I have imported.  I need to underlay it on the imported surface so I can trace all the features.  However, formZ hangs and I eventually have to kill it when trying to open an underlay of this size.  What are the maximum dimensions for an underlay?
     
    Thanks,
    Anwar
  21. Like
    Anwar got a reaction from qapedkat in Maximum Size of Underlay???   
    Tech,
     
    I have an underlay that is over 22,000 pixels wide, it is ariel imagery of a site for very large DEM file I have imported.  I need to underlay it on the imported surface so I can trace all the features.  However, formZ hangs and I eventually have to kill it when trying to open an underlay of this size.  What are the maximum dimensions for an underlay?
     
    Thanks,
    Anwar
  22. Like
    Anwar got a reaction from Codiarouch in GPU in Maxwell 4   
    Does Maxwell Render use an NVIDIA GTX1070/8GB video card?  I never see my GPU running at anything other than idle speed when testing the trial version plug-in.
  23. Like
    Anwar got a reaction from Codiarouch in GPU in Maxwell 4   
    Does Maxwell Render use an NVIDIA GTX1070/8GB video card?  I never see my GPU running at anything other than idle speed when testing the trial version plug-in.
  24. Like
    Anwar got a reaction from Codiarouch in GPU in Maxwell 4   
    Does Maxwell Render use an NVIDIA GTX1070/8GB video card?  I never see my GPU running at anything other than idle speed when testing the trial version plug-in.
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    Anwar got a reaction from japedkat in DEM Data Downloads - help needed   
    Question for anyone who can help:
     
    formZ imports DEM data, and I am trying to locate some for a map I am working on.  I cannot seem to figure out how or where to download any DEM data from anywhere on the internet.  Where do I get DEM data from?
     
    Thanks,
    Anwar
     
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