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  1. Hugo

    type input bug

    Toggle input does not work on my MacPro, but works on the MacBook Pro. I deleted all preferences and setup FormZ 9.0.5. but I cannot use my TAB key to input distance to move the object after move selected. What a disappointment again... pfffff
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    what's new webinar

    Yesterday I started to discover BricsCAD, and I have to say, it looks good. Their approach to get a BIM model is what I like compared to what Revit, Archicad, Vectorworks, etc. doing, because modeling is prior to a database with codes and it is working with Grasshopper as well. Maybe I will get myself a 30 day trial version. 😊 I also feel there is not much of development or news about FormZ. Since my last bugs upload to the def team, I think the latest version is poor. All the bugs and more are still in it, not solved at all. Unfortunately! This is my motivation to seek for serious alternatives.
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    I have many issues with this version. Although I know it’s better to report to the support team instead to complain on the forum. It’s just too frustrating.... The main complain is that many ‘solved bugs’ just not solved at all. It’s like a tube filled with balls, representing ‘solved errors’. As soon they put another ‘solved error’ ball in this tube, at the end a ‘solved error’ falls out. This process is going on and on.... I believe there is something fundamental wrong with the process of solving problems.
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    Asone, i do the same. I felt it has to do with flexibility to change habits. Always handy to be flexible... 😉 Not really complains about the UI... only complains I have about Layout, is the whole concept of layouts...
  5. I create a master layer too, works well. Interesting is you can change a layer under the master layer too. For instance I always make everything white, except the glass layer for windows. This one gets override glass material. Looks wonderful.
  6. Of course, please add it... +1
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    My personal experience is I got always a respond on what I send to the support. It doesn’t mean the issue is immediately solved. ADS is doing their best I conclude about their answers.
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    Suface solid (two sides)

    Andrew, I follow you perfectly. +1
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    Being optimistic

    When Des started this thread I asked myself could I add something positive... In the beginning I thought hold on, we are talking about a commercial company ADS is and they deliver software for professionals. It should just work! And of course there will be some reasons why on this forum users get frustrated. Maybe the development team become frustrated as well. And sometimes I think I do understand why. For example I believe the concept draft/layout is just wrong, therefore maybe they are not able to fix things in a reasonable time. Anyway, today I saw a very inspiring presentation on Youtube. I know I know, it's from another company, and maybe far away from 3D modeling software. Although I doubt... The reason I add this post is to inspire the def team with ideas/concepts they could implement in FormZ or to help to get a clue why certain software just works seamlessly. So my point here is to inspire ADS dev team or anyone else on the forum to think a little bit out of the own area/box and combine solutions in a unique way. Not copy them because we are used to... The presentation made me happy! and I saw an interesting approach that could be used to make FormZ just better. Hopefully we see this post as a positive one, one that inspires.
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    Tech, The update speed, actually it was not updating at all, had to do with synchronizing the file in Dropbox to the MacBook. The files only stored in the cloud, will not update automatically. You have to store the files ALSO on the computer. The other issues I could not reproduce yesterday either. It's strange, anyway. Today I sent you an answer with issues ADS said they should have been solved. Unfortunately...
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    Layout is a bit better, but not great... - dimensions disappear and after reopen the 2D file again, some of the missing dimensions are placed far outside the sheet in an empty area. - takes minutes before layout updates the 3D model. - 2D graphics move within the frame after reopen the 2D file. + printing is better to PDF, nice lines. + 2D looks better. Less missing lines. ADS, thank you for the update. I will continue testing...
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    Lumion plugin

    TwinMotion, could be a wonderful plugin in FormZ.
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    Learning Python with fZ slant

    yes, interested too.
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    Graphics settings - OpenGL?

    about those bugs. You can jump to 9 at this moment. Most of the bugs in 9 you get in 8 as well. But, 9 is the better choice...
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    Suface solid (two sides)

    When do you use this option surface solid? or for in what situation it is handy?
  16. Tech, as you probably saw in your mailbox, I have sent issues about v9.0.2.1. For those who want to know I will summarize here what they are. Tech got my links to the movies, as usual. 1 component error: issues about components; just disappear, rotating without intention, 2D information as part of the component is moving outside the component in the model in full shaded mode. If placing a component with the 2d in it, after saving the file and opening again all components are moved to the x0y0z0 position. Then, you can't move them anymore, they jump back to 0,0,0 the point I used when created the component. 2 material duplicates: If placing a component made on a layer which is also stored in my template file, the component will use the same layer as already there in my template file. This is not gonna happen with materials. The material in my template is a Maxwell reference file and is the same one for the objects I created using that material. I created a component with Maxwell material A, the same material A as stored in my template file. Import the component will make a copy and will not use the Maxwell material A from the template file, instead it will use the shaded FormZ material. Not what should, because the render result is not what was intended. 3 snapping error: The component placed in the file is loosing the snap options. What I found out sometimes is, zoom out the model, snapping is visible, but sometimes we have to zoom in closer to snap to the point we want. And this is not working. 4 solid boolean difference error: The solid object is damaged after difference with an other solid object. It lost a face of the object. 5 tap key: I found out the TAB key (or was it the option) is not working, if we want to toggle between options like single copy, multiple copy etc. 6 shaded and full shaded: if working in a model and there are many objects in it, and you are modeling in a part of the model, shaded and full shaded are inverting the objects. Zoom fit and zoom in again will solve. 7 tools in the UI disappear: after switching to edit cone of vision, the tools at the top of the screen disappear. Quit and open the file will solve. Normally I am not communicating these findings on the forum, but now I was wondering if someone else recognizes these issues. Hopefully nobody else got these errors! Hear from you users... And stay all in good health.
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    v9.0.2.1 errors...

    Chris, if tech tell us components are much better compare to the previous version 8,5, then i become curious... testing v9 and found out that i still will not using them.
  18. very nice to have this. +1 tech
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    Locking onto an axis issues

    Yes, if it works like Asone explain, that would be very nice.
  20. In 9.0.2 the whole dock on top of the screen gets empty. no option available at all, only grey dock. After a while, sometimes a crash, restart the program and the tools are back in place. Tech, believe me, more people here having the same problems...
  21. last week I got version 9.0.2 as an update, I am working with MacOs 10.15.4 and I have to say: It's not getting better... even worse. I could start again making video's about all the crashes, bugs and so on. But I do not have the energy at the moment. So, +1 for Andrew and others who are asking... why, why, why...
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    key shortcuts stop working

    I work with and the issue mention still exist.
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    key shortcuts stop working

    Actually, yes this happens here as well. v9 on MacOs 10.15.3