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    FormZ on older Macs

    Thanks for that one Des. Joe
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    form•Z 9 beta

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    please improve the underlay tool!

    Have you had any occasion to use the billboard tool? They are basically an underlay you can manipulate like any other object. I seldom use underlays anymore. Thanks, Joe
  4. Extension manager is suddenly empty, I've trashed Autodessys folder, and restarted, any suggestions? Build 10275 Thanks, Joe
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    Extensions suddenly not loading

    Andrew, Thanks for reading and responding. I just trashed this folder again & now extensions are restored. I don't know... maybe it's time for bed. Thanks, Joe
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    Can't load textures

    Okay, thanks for taking the time to test, it was just a thought. Joe
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    Can't load textures

    Jwiede, I'm not an expert on this file type, but would a progressive need to load progressively on an object as it would on a web page? If so, I can see how this might cause problems in a 3D scene. Thanks, Joe
  8. Anyone have encounter this and know a solution? Thanks, Joe
  9. Well, if anyone is interested, the issue cleared up when I unplugged may USB hub. Funny thing is, the receiver for my mouse was not in the hub, just straight into my iMac. Hub is a "Plugable" 7 port (USB-3). Thanks for reading, Joe
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    Layers AND sub layer system

    We can group our layers, beyond that, you can assign colors. Does this help? Joe
  11. My Space Mouse is drifting my modeling view on its own, anyone else ever run into this? Thanks, Joe
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    3Dconnexion Space Mouse drifting.

    I have had something resting against the mouse, but not this time. How do you clear gunk from a space mouse, never really looked for a way to get into it? Thanks, Joe
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    3Dconnexion Space Mouse drifting.

    Andrew, This is used simultaneously with a standard (non 3D mouse) it can not replace it. With this, you can snap to a point, then drag a polyline while rotating your model. This blew me away when I first started using it all those years ago. I can't imagine modeling without it. You can set it to manipulate your scene or an object. I never had an issue with accuracy. Sorry, never used the CAD mouse they offer. Hope this helps, Joe
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    3Dconnexion Space Mouse drifting.

    Okay, I had it plugged into a hub, after connecting directly into my iMac things are back to normal. Hope the helps someone. Joe
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    Fmz projects into Mobile

    Sorry, have my answer.
  16. A return to group level selection in the pick tool options would be outstanding. Thanks for reading. Joe
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    Top Ten FormZ 9 list

    I noticed this thread was started in 2017, and I posted my list one year ago, Chris seemed to like my items so since we're doing reminders, here it is again: I've removed a couple during the past year. The first two are pretty much self explanatory and found in many other 3D programs. Your thoughts are always welcome & thanks for reading. Joe UV unwrapping Symmetry tool 1) Object Name Visibility in Object Palette If a layer is hidden, then we should have the option for the objects on that layer to also be hidden in the object palette. The object palette could be greatly reduced in a flash, having only the objects of "visible" layers. A ghosted layer would have its objects names greyed out. 3) Drop down menu for operand destination layer (which, like any other, can be hidden, visible or ghosted). This should be on the uppermost level of the program with its current selection always visible (perhaps as part of the “Input Palette”) The menu could have a "delete", and "ghost on current layer". 4) Template file Manager When a new project is opened from a template file, I think the name should be something other than untitled. Perhaps call it "template: file name". Something to indicate what is being loaded without digging into the preferences. Perhaps a file menu item "Open Template File..." An option in the save dialog to "Save as Template File" would be a nice addition. 5) Change the length of the axis. Changing the size of the grid has no effect on these. In addition, a small set of axis in the corner of the modeling window would be a great help. 6) Snap option check box This was dropped moving to V7, could it return please. Simple checkbox to match the snap interval with the grid.
  18. Hi all, Whenever I open a new project, the window opens, but not on any of my screens. (the window menu shows its open). Anyone have this issue? Any ideas? Thanks, Joe
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    New project window missing.

    Thanks Andrew, I have done both of these with some success, would like a more stable fix though. Joe
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    interface lag on MacOS

    I have also noticed a decrease in performance with small models. Just rotating the view in shaded work causes jerky motion. It seemed to start after upgrading to Mojave. I am @ Build 10163 on an iMac 10.14.1, 4GH Intel Core i7 32GDB Ram. Anyone else? Joe
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    How do I create a face?

    Chris, The simplest and fastest way would be to grab the offset segment tool and select an existing segment and move it along a face. Hope this helps. Joe
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    Selection Tool

    The pick tool has a few options to help it know what you want to select. Can you post a pic of your scene including pick tool settings and let us know what you would like to select? If you "Post Pick" with another tool selected, in can know what types of objects will work with that tool. Joe
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    Selection Tool

    Danosturik, You can uncheck the drag option in the Pick tool options palette. Hope this helps, Joe
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    SketchFab exporter being utilized to market products

    John has returned! Good to read you again Sir. Joe
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    Object pallette - active object (FZ Jr)

    That could expand the list quite a bit if many objects are selected and they are not together in the list. Just my two cents. Joe