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Posts posted by AHTOH

  1. On 9/18/2020 at 2:29 AM, SJD said:

    btw, even though the videos lean heavily towards working in 3D shaded mode it is just as easy to revert back to working in wireframe and traditional orthogonal views if that's what you're used too. I find I switch between them a lot depending on what I'm modelling

    Hi SJD.

    Yes you are right. Nowdays formZ as majority of 3D apps are way more to be graphically oriented. Ind this is big advantage. Since V7 you can fluently operate it. And as you get aquitted with it you will find great modeling speed improvement. When it comes to me I find myself more modeling than drafting with formZ as I upgraded from 6 to 7. Drafting in v6 is still way far better then the one in current version.

  2. 11 hours ago, Tech said:

    You can. In Model app select "Import From Drafting" from the File Menu, in Draft Layout select "Import From Modeling" from the File menu.

    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.

  3. 42 minutes ago, Tech said:

    You can interchange your drawing with the modeling environment

    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.

  4. 26 minutes ago, Tech said:


    Sorry that you feel this way. You participated in the v9 beta and yet never mentioned these issues you are encountering. We found 3 tickets regarding v9 issues: 1 was about your registration code and two about palette issues (which have been resolved).

    There are many additional features besides symmetry not to mention the overall performance improvements. Did you see the list here?

    You can interchange your drawing with the modeling environment (see Import from Drafting in the file Menu). Also printing and opening classic Draft files with Libraries work with our tests. We would be happy to investigate the issue further to see why these are not working for you. Please email the details to support with the files that are causing problems and we will get to the bottom of the issue.

     A number of the new features in v9 were suggested in the forum. We could not possibly implement all of the suggestions so If there are specific features that are important to you please be clear in what they are rather than the vague reference in your post.

     We are working on a couple of other issues that have been reported in v9 layout. We would be happy to work directly with you in a constructive manner to resolve the issues you are encountering.

    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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  5. 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.


    There is a topic here about why FormZ is not as popular as the other 3D apps say MODO or Cinema. This is why.

  6. On 1/14/2020 at 5:45 PM, Des said:

    Maybe Autodessys should do something for you?

    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,


  7. On 1/5/2020 at 4:31 PM, ariel said:

    Hi Anton. Thanks for great work.

    unfortunately the site isn't loading anything for me. is it under maintenance or something ?



    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.

  8. On 12/12/2019 at 6:29 PM, rmulley said:

    Oh I have the same problem and I was apologizing just yesterday to my CNC guy. I feel like I battle Layout evefrytime I have to produce a drawing for production and just when I think I've got it figured out it throws up some weird shit that wants me to throw my laptop out the window!



    The only workaround I see to produce more or less viable drawings is:

    1. To get your model to layout in a scale (say 1:50)
    2. Save as a Copy as legacy FZ 6.5
    3. Rename a file from .fml to .fmz
    4. Open it with FormZ 6.5 as a model
    5. Get it to a Drafting environment and work in proper made app

    Of course if you have old FormZ.

  9. 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.



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  10. 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 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.



    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.

  11. On 10/13/2019 at 9:30 PM, Justin Montoya said:

    Nice Anton!  Still using Thea it looks like?  The only thing I would change would be to reduce the DOF effect, as it messes with my eyes a bit.  But that's a personal thing, the images and design are really cool!

    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 🙂

  12. On 10/13/2019 at 8:50 AM, allanjl said:

    Nice modelling. Do you do your own designs, or are you only producing for someone?

    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.