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  1. Could you give me example about ‘2d geometry side’ is slim… as I can remember 2d toolset is as good as the 3d toolset in the modeler. I just watched a video about Rhino 2d toolset, and i am not impressed about it. Maybe I do not get it… 😊 http://www.utsdesignindex.com/tools/rhino-2d-drawingtoolset-commands/
  2. Kim, the tools in the modeler are more efficient than the ones in draft. Think about the color fills faces for instance. Using colors and textures, shades etc. is also a way of communication. Think about DXF, sent to all clients they can manipulate them easily. But you are responsible for what you deliver. It becomes hard to prove when something goes wrong. DXF can be made from the modeler as well, 3D and 2D.
  3. Skip Draft and Qcad and work ONLY with the modeler, make 300dpi images from what you want to present and save those images in a folder for Aff.Pub. It’s more efficient.
  4. Hugo

    Layout and fonts. Again

    By the way, it’s a way of thinking a bit different, when using the modeller only to produce good rock solid layout. But I spoke about in other discussions in the past. When in the mood I will produce a movie about the workflow.
  5. Hugo

    Layout and fonts. Again

    Change the smallest detail is not an issue at all, when I use the Aff.Publisher. create a view or a scene in the modeller. The image size will be for instance 200x200 on 300dpi. Make the PNG image and store in the folder with images you want to use in the Aff.P. Create your layout in Aff.P. and you can easily make more sheets etc. After you change something in the modeller, save again the view/scene and override the image in the folder. Open Aff.P. And your layout will be updated manually or automatically, depending your setup AFF.P. You will have all control over your output, always. You never have with FormZ layout. There is always missing, or dimension is moving or drawing is half…. Once you get these issues twice, you cannot trust the layout anymore. So, I won’t use…
  6. Hugo

    Layout and fonts. Again

    Justin, Anton, for years now i always use ONLY the modeler and create 300dpi PNG images and use them in Affinity Publisher to produce high quality layouts. It’s so easy… and what you see is what you get!
  7. Hugo

    Layout and fonts. Again

    Anton, Forget layout version lower than version 9.1.0. The layout concept is in my opinion wrong, because all the better bells and whistles are already wonderful developed in the modeler. But, ADS decided to follow the market and ‘created’ something not workable. Is it too difficult to make rock solid print options for scale, pdf, etc direct from the modeler??????
  8. Hugo

    Layout and fonts. Again

    Ahtoh, I have tested in version 9.1.0 and although it is still very poor, text can exported as a PDF with good result. See file Untitled1 image.pdf. The other file is a direct print to PDF. That result is useless. So, exporting nor printing in a version previous to 9.1 is not gonna work. Many error files/movies already sent to the support... In version 9.1 some of the issues you mention, are solved. See also: Screen shot Draft 9.1.0.PDF as the example I printed/exported to PDF. Untitled1 image.pdf Untitled1.pdf Screen shot Draft 9.1.0.pdf
  9. Do I understood well? FormZ is coming out next week as a beta? Like v10.0.Beta???
  10. Thanks Chris for this post!!! ...read all!
  11. Actually, here my e-mail I sent to Serif and ADS on 2020.02.26. Only ADS gave me their opinion on the idea. "Dear CEO of Serif, I am writing this email because of an idea, a business idea. As an Affinity package user and being an architect/Interior Architect I also work with FormZ 3D modeller developed by Auto Des Sys (ADS) in the USA for many years. On the ADS forum (forum user Hugo) I mention frequently about the possibility of working together with Serif. Now, I thought, I write this email directly to Serif. The Affinity Publisher application is so well developed, beautiful GUI and it’s wonderful to work with. The 3D modeller Form Z made by Auto Des Sys is such a brilliant 3D modeller and also wonderful to work with. But, some tools Serif make better, much better, like Publisher. I am running my own business for more than 26 years now and when started my architect business I decided to work with the Mac for two reasons. The first one in the CAD world not many company’s (at least here in the Netherlands) worked on the Mac at that time and second the publishing/advertisement business produces the best print output. The idea to combine CAD on Mac with high publishing quality to deliver better CAD drawings, became a unique selling point within my work. CAD drawings were not really beautiful because of poor vector orientated. Still today the CAD output is limited. For this reason I believe it would be interesting for Serif and AutoDesSys to scrutinise working together. 3D modelling by FormZ and 2D layout by Affinity Publisher. Or working together to develop the GUI of the FormZ application by Serif. I believe if Affinity Publisher is able to read vector drawings on scale, most of the work is done. I hope to hear from you Kind regards / Gegroet"
  12. How interesting, this is my suggestion, more or less, in the recent past... In posts I commented I suggested to work together with Affinity, because their software/development/concept is an answer in many ways. Good to know more people know about the Affinity suite.
  13. I really like the comment Tech gave to explain about development. There are just too many people around who KNOW better and how it should be. My compliments to TECH...
  14. Hugo

    Big Sur

    ...oops, found the version.
  15. Hugo

    Big Sur

    A pre leased 9.1? where can I get that version?
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