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  1. I never understood the point of product bashing. It seems you like blender better, if so then why spend money on FormZ? Go back to blender and stick with it. Personally I have no problems with FormZ here. I did take the time and read through the manual on the tools. Reading is a powerful function many don't bother and would rather flame a product than learn how to use it as it was intended. I have been doing 3d modeling since the early 90's, been on beta teams for major brands.
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    Why isn't formz more popular?

    I believe as a small user that many of the FormZ users are individuals or small companies. My guess is many that dabble in the 3d realm search for free software like Blender. Schools tend to push Autodesk products who have aggressive advertising. Very large machine shops and product design shops go for integrated packages like PTE and Solidworks. Ideally maybe make the Free FormZ version a little more robust and start targeting the small individuals that often have 3d printers. Alternatively maybe develop a 3d printer application that can do model repair and slicing for many of the popular desktop printers might get some good market recognition.
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    Top Ten FormZ 9 list

    I believe that LSCM might only be possible on poly models and not nurbs or solids. Wonder if they could have a plug-in made for Ultimate Unwrap 3d? UU3d supports many formats and has just about every uv tool in it's arsenal.
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    interface lag on MacOS

    Does it lag on a new blank file? I had a similar issue but had too many ghost operands. Clearing them did the trick for me.
  5. 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.
  7. 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?
  10. 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.
  12. 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

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