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  1. Hello formziers. I am one of the biggest enthusiasts of FormZ since 1994. I was waiting for new FormZ for years. So here it is now! And here what I see: Drafting module is useless. You can draw in it and than just throw out your hard work as you cant neither print nor interchange your drawing with modeling environment. If you try to open old Draft file with Libraries you should expect a crash as the only result. Not sure about Component system which is essential for pro architects. Doubt. Anyone tried it with any luck? Fonts do not work properly. The only ones I see are outlined shame as well as they was in v.7-8. I am tired to answer questions if I can print proper project layout. The only real change in modeling is Symmetry Tool. But you can`t draw symmetrical shapes at once but need to do some "boolean" fist and draw in doubtful way than. All the other changes are really minor ones. We all indicated tons of possible improvements in FZ Suggestion forum. Yet almost none of them where implemented. I am terribly sorry Autodessys. You lost my upgrade money and losing my loyalty. Disappointing. There is a topic here about why FormZ is not as popular as the other 3D apps say MODO or Cinema. This is why.
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    Long awaited Draft Layout App.

    Sorry for being a little harsh and sorry I did not notice that option. Yet there is a question: which way I suppose to draw in real scale and than print my blueprints? For some reason there is no interchange between Draft and Layout. Also Draft Layout mode in Draft does not do anything. Or I just did not figure out the way it works.
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    Long awaited Draft Layout App.

    But the idea of the whole thing was to interchange either way. Say my typical workflow is to make quite rough model get it to Drafting and than make precise blueprints. NOT to make precise model which is nearly impossible and totally senseless and than wait for ages it is being rendered within Layout. And than repeat and wait ones more for redraw in Layout. And again after slightest change. Sometimes (usually) it takes so long that I already read entire Internet for third time. I am not sure you guys know but CAD was created to make blueprints faster not slower.
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    Long awaited Draft Layout App.

    Dear Tech. Thank`s for your kind reply on my rough post. My participation on 9 Beta was quite calm yet: I wrote to Support about outlined fonts and was replied to change font and they (you?) don`t have any issues with is. After my second inquiry about inconsistent reply there was a silence. I wrote a post and it was supported by nicer user (sorry I don`t remember who was it) then me who kindly noted that he has either use Autocad or gets often asked about quality of his drawings in a part of fonts. This also was never noticed. I repeatedly asked about your vision as for workflow with Modeling-Drafting-Layout. For some reason you (them?) never managed to reply. My multiple critics to pity Layout implementation and superiority of a concept of outdated Drafting FormZ 6 module also was multiply ignored. Best regards, Anton Voloshin.
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    Is Thea for FormZ dead ?

    I wrote at Thea for FormZ forum about new 9. As Manolis wrote some time ago "if 9 will be developed we will consider"
  6. Or let the ones of you who does not let to know there is one. It`s name Re: construction - FormZ models sharing and it is located at http://www.formz.xyz You are welcome to download models from there for free. And you are more than welcome to upload your models there. If by some accident you might want to support this site I run you can provide me with FormZ modeling, rendering or design job . As for today I added some new models in: Lamps&Lights Appliances. As usual: "If you need to have any model with textures or Maxwell/Thea materials it is going to be as low as $10 per model. If model was submitted by another user I will send a half of the amount to him/her."
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    formZ models exchange site!

    My pleasure. I enjoyed do this for you guys. And proud to be a part of community.
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    formZ models exchange site!

    May be you right or if any of users of formz.xyz give me at least some freelance design, archivis or modeling job I`d definitely make all those models free for everyone. Permanent job proposal would be even better 🙂 Best regards, Anton.
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    formZ models exchange site!

    Hi Ariel. Yes, you right. Links don`t point to models any more as I switched this repository to paid basis. But seems like everyone already downloaded all of my models for free. So I don`t have this project in my priorities for the moment as I already paid for site support and domain about 500$ for all those years and don`t see any point to pay any more not having a penny from it. Especially when only a few users (and I appreciate this) shared their models. So to me it is like one way road: share my assets to crowd and people don`t give anything back even by means sending their models which cost nothing to them. Not speaking hundreds of hours of my own labour to fill the site. I decided if I won`t make enough money at least to pay hosting and domain I will close this site as domain and hosting will expire.
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    Offset Nurbs Edge Like in Rhino

    Than it would look like this: It also took bout 4 minutes along with render 🙂 Enjoy Sink.fmz.zip
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    Offset Nurbs Edge Like in Rhino

    Hi kmwitt. If I would be you I would not try to attach tiff files in order people to see them in browser. TIFF is not intended to that. I`d rather use JPEGs 🙂
  12. Hello everybody. I am just wondered if anyone found the fix for nasty looking outlined fonts in layout. I always feel shame when my drawings compared ones made in Autocad. I can`t explain clients and colleagues why I still use FormZ for drafts when it has so many limitations and this fonts issue is one of them. I wrote to Support but it does not look like they are aware of a problem and know how to fix it. I was offered to change line weight to print one. Ind it does not address this. Best, Anton.
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    Layout fonts outlined

    The only workaround I see to produce more or less viable drawings is: To get your model to layout in a scale (say 1:50) Save as a Copy as legacy FZ 6.5 Rename a file from .fml to .fmz Open it with FormZ 6.5 as a model Get it to a Drafting environment and work in proper made app Of course if you have old FormZ.
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    Layout fonts outlined

    Besides: I see the same outlined fonts in FormZ 9 too
  15. Hi Bo. I had have this with my Space Navigator and appears like it is a hardware problem. As soon as I replaced it with a new one problem had gone. Bad news. Sorry
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    [Q] Paper size in FormZ Layout

    Hi Pobo. Try to print at 98-99% scale. Also even better idea is to print to PDF (Open PDF in Preview) at 98% and than crop it to desired size. and than print. Also you will have PDF which is good itself. Anton.
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    formZ models exchange site!

    Hello There are some good and some bad news for you. The good one: from now and on you can share your models on paid basis. So anyone of you who will share his/her/it`s models will get paid as soon as model will be bought. The bad one: from now and on models are distributed on paid basis. This drastic step is being made to stimulate to share the ones who did not want to do it for free. Pricing Pricing is more than moderate for the moment yet anyone could claim his/her/it`s/their price for the model shared. Anyway you will get 70% of retail price of model sold via this site. Models All models will be provided with textures. All of them checked and well formed. Thinking of this I will keep my fingers crossed to see you among forms.xyz members. Best regards, Anton Voloshin.
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    Some work in progress

    Thank you Justin. Yes I still use Thea. I don`t see any sense to switch for the moment. It is fast, stable and quite fits my needs. As for the DOF: I like it myself and client felt good about it. Sorry for your eyes 🙂
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    Some work in progress

    Thank`s Alan. Yes I do my own designs. In rare cases like the one with mosque project I was doing the only modeling and rendering.
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    Some work in progress

    and some more
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    Piano WIP

    Nice!
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    Slow to respond

    Keep this off unless you really need it.
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