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  1. I use either Cute PDF pro which supports full postscript or Foxit. FZ is the only program that seems to have a problem producing pdfs with the print command. I exported the model out as a step, brought into MOI 3d and exported my pdf's with no issues. I was able to snap angles and get proper numbers, ie 60 degrees was 60 degrees and not 60.02 as they showed in FZ Layout. Besides the pdf export issued I would like to know why there was a numeric error of .02 in Layout when the original model in FZ was rotated at 60 degrees with a numeric entry. Also would like to know why the snap options don't work. Running Windows 10 64 bit
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    FormZ buggy on Win10

    I wouldn't recommend a upgrade install but rather a clean install no matter what version of Windows your going to. Drivers are always a big issue with a new OS no matter what machine you have ie PC or Mac etc.
  3. I am trying to export out vector pdf of my project that I have in Layout so I can put in the dimensions within Corel because for some stinking reason the snaps will not work properly in Layout. I try to print a pdf from either Cute PDF pro or Foxit and neither are able to produce a file. Basically nothing happens. I try to export a pdf but it doesn't come in clean at all. Would be nice if the snaps worked in layout and gave me accurate measurements but even turning them off the dimensions still snap to spots that are not accurate. IE angle tool with constraint to 30 degrees produces a numeric run-out at 60 degrees. Very frustrating because I was hoping to use Layout to produce suitable material for the paten office. Any tips are welcomed Thanks
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    FormZ buggy on Win10

    FZ is worse on Win 7 pro, I constantly have issues with it crashing and am forced to work on my dinky laptop. I believe it is mostly because AMD has horrible drivers since other programs that are gpu intensive also are unstable. Oddly my laptop has built in Intel video and only problem I run into is it tends to run out of memory on sine I only have 8gb on it.
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    SubD mirror / symmetrical modeling

    I wish FZ had symmetry. Could have used it on my last model. Even though there are work arounds it is much easier with that as an option. Something I used quite a bit in Amapi Pro and Hexagon. Maybe add it in next release?
  6. I use a laptop most of the time and the project control panel is clipped off. Would be good if we could resize the window to fit the screen and add a scroll bar to access options how other panels work.
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    2D CAD functionality

    Why not check out Affinity Designer from Serif? It has some excellent 2d vector tools that you can export out for FZ. No sub, think it runs around $50 or so. I use Corel Draw here mainly because I do a ton of color separation work for screen printing industry. They do have a higher end version for cad work that also allows import of 3d models for annotations, product sheet development etc. Not sure what your budget is.
  8. Export out as version 8 ai. Newer ai files after that have garbage meta data that is used to talk back to Adobe for fonts, user, user id and every other piece of data mining garbage they can possibly think of tossing in. There are many other better programs that produce cleaner files other than CC, Corel Draw, Affinity Designer, even Inkscape. I use CD for vector work and never have issues even on my laser.
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    2D CAD functionality

    I usually end up using Corel Draw then importing the ai rather than struggle with the clunky line tools in FZ. Don't get me wrong, for the most part, FZ drawing tools are adequate for basic line work but when modeling something like a coin or emblem that has text and logos it can be just too tedious.
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    Lighting design render

    Thanks!
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    Lighting design render

    Where is the option to make an object glow in the materials properties for those who use Renderzone?
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    Lighting design render

    There is a light type called line that you can use for that. You will have to fiddle with the brightness and fall off to get the effect. Unfortunately I can't seem to get the light itself to show when rendered so you may need to put an object in it's place. Would be nice if you could make an object emit light, this would save you the hassle. I had done that in EIAS a long time ago and worked well.
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    Referenced CAD files

    That would be handy. That is how most publishing software works with linking. I used to use proxies in Electric Image back in the day then swap them out with the real deal for rendering.
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    formZ on touchscreens

    That would be cool I use FZ on my touchscreen laptop and a wacom intuos pro med tablet. Be nice to have more of the touch features especially for orbiting and selecting. A sticky selection would be handy. Something that MOI3d has and works really well since you don't need to hold the shift key for multiple selections.
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    8.6 bugs

    8.6.0.2 on Windows 7 and 10 64bits both seem to be working fine here. Is this just a Mac bug with this release?
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