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  1. snow

    Importing 3rd party models

    I think a lot of people on this discussion would agree to this statement, which is sad for us long time users as well as formZ in general. At this point the program's buggy nature and unreliability is overshadowing it's legacy as being the first 3D CAD software on the market. I often wonder what formZ could become if it was acquired by another company and worked in conjunction with non-direct competitors. For example, the Foundry doesn't seem to have a basic solid modeler and a lot of people here praise Modo, but can't make the permanent move. Imagine the two programs working side-by-side similar to Vectorworks/C4D. It's fun to speculate, but daydreams are daydreams for a reason. "It's better to burn out than to fade away."
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    Phantom numbers

    this has been a problem for years. just save, close, and relaunch is my advice.
  3. I'm giving some thought to Octane and it's standalone application. I don't want to hijack this Lumion thread, but I'm curious to see your work!
  4. snow

    Duplication Offset

    Instead of setting Duplicate Offset to 0,0,0 why not just Pick, Copy, Paste?
  5. snow

    FBX export - no layers

    FormZ's FBX exporter also seems to ignore groups which is equally frustrating.
  6. I've never had a problem with editing objects in a group or even objects in a group within a group. Components, however, are a different story.
  7. snow

    V9 update

    This probably isn't the best thread to ask this question, but does anyone know if export FBX with textures still produce duplicate image files? I'm still on 8.6.5.
  8. snow

    what's new webinar

    This has been in my mind for some time... Or, at the very least, consult a marketing agency for re-branding and actually getting the formZ name out there beyond the current user base. Gone are the days of using prestige and namesake for marketing and/or deployment.
  9. snow

    Paste in place

    it would be nice to see both in action: a paste that keeps the objects coordinate from which is was copied, and a paste that will insert the geometry wherever the user chooses based on the cursor location like in SketchUp.
  10. snow

    Exploded 3D Drawings

    This would be great. Or perhaps something along the lines of model configurations like in SolidWorks or Rhino would be really beneficial. Duplicating a model to show an exploded version is not ideal in terms of data (or convenience). If you could assign configurations (and name the configurations) it would save a lot of headaches and duplicate geometry.
  11. snow

    what's new webinar

    looks like it's available on mac and windows too...
  12. snow

    System Shortcut Conflicts

    2013 MacBook Pro (personal) running stronger than a 2019 Dell Precision 7530 (work) here. But I suppose if IT actually purchased something with a price tag things would be different.
  13. snow

    Object selection

    I have various keyboard shortcuts (m = move, r = rotate, p = pick, etc.) and I found they work about 60-70% of the time, so your 50/50 isn't far off. If the shortcut doesn't work I'll usually hit the space bar and start typing the tool to pull it up. after this maneuver then the shortcuts work. And yeah, I don't understand two pick tools either. I imagine if you have a frame type selected you should be able to choose Lasso or Polygonal as well within the same tool.
  14. snow

    Object selection

    in wireframe mode, go to Edit and make sure "2 Click Face / Outline Selection" is checked.