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    DaveVT got a reaction from Jaakko in form•Z v9.1 with Twinmotion and Unreal support   
    Just tried Twinmotion with FZ 9.1. No problems with the 9.1 upgrade. Very easy install of the FZ plug-ins for Twinmotion.
    The exports are very quick and effortless however some texture maps do not come over accurately. Had a couple that did not export or exported as a different material and a couple that exported as glossy when that is not the case when rendered as smooth shaded or in V-Ray.  Install of Twinmotion and Unreal Engine required a few tries but after that it is a very short learning curve. Adding landscape is fantastic and adds much to the image quality. Wish their vegetation library was available in FZ.
    Tried 2 different architectural models (.fmz) with detailed interiors and furniture one at 37Mb and one at 351 Mb


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    DaveVT reacted to jeffgrune in Please sort out the component system   
    I am running into this problem with Components. I've been using formZ for 20 years and the Symbol system was always reliable. Files with placed symbols were compact. The Symbol Library file could be opened, edited and the changes would be reflected in all instances of the symbol anywhere it was placed.
    Now, with the Component system, every placed Component becomes embedded, increasing the file size. What was a 3 MB file in FormZ 6.5 has become a 202 MB file in FormZ 8.5. Changing a layer a Component is on brings a dialog about changing the original Component. It shouldn't matter to the original what layer a Component is on in a scene and the Components bring their layer info with them and add it to the list of layers in the scene.
    Other serious problems are happening when I edit a Component in the original library and the edit is not duplicated in the embedded Component, so the change doesn't show up in the renderings.
    The purpose of embedded Components is to make the file portable so the original library is not necessary for someone else to work on it in a different location.
    I have no need for portability of my FormZ files. I don't want embedded Components in my scenes. I do have a need for more compact file sizes and bulletproof synchrony with the original. Component Library.
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    DaveVT got a reaction from etroxel in Architectural Reflected Ceiling as a standard view.   
    In both modeling and layout environments the ability to view/extract a reflected ceiling plan is a necessary ability for architects to create construction documents, and design drawing packages for communicating with clients and consultants. It also assists with working out the design of everything occurring on the ceiling surfaces such as lighting, sprinkler head layouts, ceiling material geometry, HVAC elements etc.
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    DaveVT got a reaction from Michaelhokig in Clipping Plane Representation   
    Sorry if this has already been addressed. Is there a toggle that can be set to over ride the representation of solids being cut by the plane to a single selected color like white, grey or black?  If not could it be added?
     
    Thank you.
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    DaveVT got a reaction from etroxel in Architectural Reflected Ceiling as a standard view.   
    In both modeling and layout environments the ability to view/extract a reflected ceiling plan is a necessary ability for architects to create construction documents, and design drawing packages for communicating with clients and consultants. It also assists with working out the design of everything occurring on the ceiling surfaces such as lighting, sprinkler head layouts, ceiling material geometry, HVAC elements etc.
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    DaveVT got a reaction from Michaelhokig in Clipping Plane Representation   
    Sorry if this has already been addressed. Is there a toggle that can be set to over ride the representation of solids being cut by the plane to a single selected color like white, grey or black?  If not could it be added?
     
    Thank you.
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    DaveVT got a reaction from Robertquade in Edit popup for placed component   
    I have been having problems when using the very logical and consistent Change Layer tool on ordinary geometry elements in the model. However, when using it to move a component to a different layer than the one it was placed on I get a popup asking if I want to change the component definition and all instances or create a new component. This appears illogical. I am not in the component edit mode. I am only trying to move a component on Layer 2 for instance to layer 5.  this seems very easy and consistent. Is there a way to do this now that I have not found. If not could a change component instance tool be added that would keying edits of all of a components attribute values. For a component instance this would include the component name. Layer placed on, and the transform, rotation, and scale x,y &z values.
     
    I know I can work around this by deleting and placing another instance on the correct layer but resetting all the attribute data when only one is changing is frustrating.
     
    Thank you.
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    DaveVT got a reaction from Michaelhokig in Clipping Plane Representation   
    Sorry if this has already been addressed. Is there a toggle that can be set to over ride the representation of solids being cut by the plane to a single selected color like white, grey or black?  If not could it be added?
     
    Thank you.
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    DaveVT got a reaction from etroxel in Architectural Reflected Ceiling as a standard view.   
    In both modeling and layout environments the ability to view/extract a reflected ceiling plan is a necessary ability for architects to create construction documents, and design drawing packages for communicating with clients and consultants. It also assists with working out the design of everything occurring on the ceiling surfaces such as lighting, sprinkler head layouts, ceiling material geometry, HVAC elements etc.
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