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  1. While we are in this jovial mood, I heard two lame (but don't tell them that) jokes from the kids: 1. "Q: What did one wall say to the other? A: I'll meet you at the corner." 2. "Q: What did one cannibal say to the other when he saw a tourist bus? A: Not tinned food again!" Boom, boom......
  2. It must have a virus! Why don't you isolate it for two weeks?
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    WORKING UNITS

    I believe it is to 32 decimal places. Can support either confirm or correct this?
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    WORKING UNITS

    Love it!
  5. Support has recommended to report any issues to them directly via email. Your request will probably get missed otherwise. There is too much "noise" here!
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    WORKING UNITS

    OT. Chris your user name bugs me! Is the lower case spelling of your surname (a) intentional (b) a mistake (c) trendy or (d) none of the above?
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    WORKING UNITS

    Chris is correct. You cannot have a numeric accuracy higher than the set number of decimal places.
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    DXF IMPORT in DRAFT LAYOUT vs PRO

    I'm glad to see that there is another Eizo fan amongst us. I use self calibrating CG277 monitors. They are stunning displays!
  9. Personally, I can never find the "any" key on my keyboard, when instructed to "press any key to continue".😕
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    DXF IMPORT in DRAFT LAYOUT vs PRO

    Thanks Chris. I had seen some super wide monsters, but was never tempted by them. Great for games, but not for much else. Almost all of them are curved, for obvious reasons, which is not ideal for our line of work. Moreover, I do not fancy the prospect of all that side to side head movement. I suppose that someone will come along now to prove me wrong.
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    DXF IMPORT in DRAFT LAYOUT vs PRO

    Hi, jldaureil. This is off topic, but I'm curious about your monitor. How do you find working on something so wide? Is it curved?
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    With all due respect, such a hack should not be necessary in software approaching 30 years of age! Sometimes I wonder where we would be now, had the old Form.Z (6.7.3) been further developed instead of Bonzai? In my opinion, our present difficulties all seem to stem from that Illfounded decision.
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    I'm with jldaureil on this one. If something needs to be done, for goodness sake put on more manpower and get it done now, not in years to come. Complacency by the developers coupled with the never ending pleas of loyal users is a recipe for disaster. Remember QuarkXpress?
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    Can't use v9.0.1 layout

    d_b, try backsaving the dwg file to an older version, and then re-importing. AutoCAD 2018 is fairly new, and Form.Z may have issues with it.
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    Can't use v9.0.1 layout

    Is AutoCAD dwg file import/export working properly? Form.Z 6.7.3 included support all the way back to R12 (I think). Is this still the case?
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    formZ models exchange site!

    This may be slightly off-topic, but the Smithsonian has just released a couple of thousand (!!) free 3d meshes. They all appear to be downloadable as obj files. See here: https://3d.si.edu/cc0
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    formZ models exchange site!

    Chris, Yes it would be nice, but I am wondering if Anton will be prepared to undertake such a task on his own. Running, maintaining, and paying for a server 24/7, in addition to associated site hosting, is not for the faint of heart! It seems to me that it would be best if autodessys stepped up and offered some space on its servers and forums. How about it Z?
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    Why isn't formz more popular?

    The problem is that, compared to previous years, only a fraction of students/universities are taking on form.z now. Perhaps they are looking for software that is widely accepted, thereby ensuring future employment prospects.
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    formZ models exchange site!

    A few years ago, there was a site called form.z depot that also offered freebies. I am curious if anyone remembers anything about it, and more importantly, why it failed? A reminder would be useful now to prevent history repeating itself. Anyway, may the force be with Anton, and his venture!
  20. I wish we had some clarity about the status of V9. If it's still in beta, the software should not be offered for sale on the website, or distributed to family plan members, as it seems to be.
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    latest version

    Confusing isn't it? A couple of posts suggest that the new website will be up and running within days. It should all become clear then.
  22. I just had a look at the online manual in the hope of finding information about the new drafting workspace, and its associated toolset. Although there is a single entry in the A-Z index for "drafting", it merely links to "layout" which is not what I was hoping for. Therefore, I would like to ask support, or anyone else reading this, if V9 drafting is an improvement upon what we had in V6.7.3, or simply an LT version of it? Whether or not I upgrade hinges on this.
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    form•Z 9 beta

    The website is in a state of transition right now. Although there is no clear announcement on the front page, it is possible to purchase V9 (click purchase) but I cannot find a link to trials yet. An annual subscription is also available. Is this new to V9?
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    Why isn't formz more popular?

    Some years ago, there was talk about making form.Z modular. Perhaps that is something that should be put back on the table. Personally, I like the idea of a rock-solid, stable, crash-free core, call it "form.Z Core" or "form.Z Nucleus" if you like, at a reduced price perhaps, with a number of industry-specific plug-ins, such as architecture, industrial design, and product design, for example. Also, what are the thoughts on product naming? Pro and Free seem apt, but I am not sure about Jr. To me it brings up negative connotations such as immaturity, which is not conducive to attract the next (younger) generation of users. If the current three-tier offering is to be maintained, how about renaming Jr. to the original "form.Z Bonzai" perhaps. It has a more exotic, almost gamy feel. In fact, do we need three tiers? Is V9 in general release? My impression is that currently it is only in the hands of those who took up the pre-realease offer that ended a couple of weeks ago. Is this right?
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    Why isn't formz more popular?

    Agreed. If anything, I would personally prefer to see a simpler rock solid form.Z. I feel that adding more and more complexity is the wrong way to go. Remember "less is more"!
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