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  1. chrisjk

    interface lag on MacOS

    I suppose that it is possible that Apple will surprise us all in 2019 assuming they give us a new Mac Pro as promised. However, I have been rather p'eed off with the way desktops have been treated and as a result, I have been looking at building a Windows machine. The trouble is, I gave Windows up in 2006 and I basically still hate it but there is no doubt that more software of the kind I want, available for Windows. I do have both Parallels and a Vmware VM of Windows 10 but I find that CAD programs do not run very well on them, the graphics hardware in my iMac 2015 5k machine isn't sufficiently powerful.
  2. chrisjk

    interface lag on MacOS

    You are right - I missed that!
  3. chrisjk

    interface lag on MacOS

    Have you checked Activity Monitor to see what's eating CPU cycles or memory? Sometimes apparently random slowdowns can be caused by things like Spotlight indexing. Try turning this off for a while to see if there is any improvement. Other stuff like Apple Photos can do things in the background which hog resources and if you have a large sync job going on with the cloud that too can affect speed.
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    How do I create a face?

    Many thanks, very helpful!
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    How do I create a face?

    Many thanks for these replies. Joe, I confess I don't understand how offset segment might work to replace a face, as it will not traverse an open space. I must be missing something there I guess. Hugo and Des, Object doctor does indeed work, certainly for planar faces/subdivisions. I can for example easily replace the face on a cube doing that. However, on a cube which I subdivided and on which I then pulled a bulge in one face, then deleted one of the subdivisions, get stuck. I thought that perhaps the Cap tool would work but it seems to cause Formz to freeze up. The thing I was using for this test is as per the images below: The third image is what the object looks like after I have used object doctor on it. Chris
  6. I am sure this is a dumb question but as a noob, I hope you will forgive me. I want to know how to create a face in an object where I want one but doesn't have one at present. As a super simple example, if I create a cube or a cylinder say, then delete one face, how do I recreate that face (with a tool, not by simply undoing the delete action)?
  7. chrisjk

    tool bar issues

    Coincidentally, I have just stumbled into the very same problems and, I am afraid, with similar lack of a solution!
  8. I am still unable to import Sketchup 2018 models.
  9. I can import Sketchup models made with SU 2016 and earlier but not those made with SU 2018.
  10. Clones are OK but they need a "Make Unique" option like Sketchups components
  11. chrisjk

    Lines, resolution, jaggies etc.

    I have tried playing around with the settings as you suggest. I prefer Silhouette and Antialias off but the display still doesn't approach Sketchup. I agree that shaded full is quite nice but for constructing things, it renders my machine (iMac 5k core I7 4GHz with 32 GB RAM and 1TB SSD; AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4 GB) a bit too slow and moving stuff around is jerky. Wire frame is no go for construction (for inspecting stuff I really like Sketchup's X-ray mode, much clearer than wireframe for most things).
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    Lines, resolution, jaggies etc.

    Here are two screen shots; one is Formz, the other is Sketchup. At some magnifications it isn't too bad but sometimes selecting an edge can be difficult and erroneous. I was checking a dimension with the measure tool and kept getting answer that was slightly wrong, even though I redrew the part several times, I kept getting the same wrong result. I finally realised that when I magnified the area of the line I was trying to snap to, that the dimension was shown to be correct. Oddly, when things are moving around on the screen, the lines all appear much finer and more like the clean Sketchup lines but as soon as they stop, they become jagged and thick again.
  13. I have recently started using Formz and like it on the whole but the terrible appearance of the drawn objects is both very annoying and off-putting. No other 3D or 2D software presents like this these days, it looks like something drawn in ASCII from the 70s or early 80s. Is there any way to force Formz to draw lines in a clean manner that takes advantage of the native screen resolution?
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