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  1. santa

    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    Which Threadripper are you running? I am asking, because it may be responsible for some of your woes. Technically, Windows is restricted to 64 cores per processor, BUT the problem is that it sees threads as cores. Because of this anything over 32 cores (64 threads) will give you grief. I have been running dual Xeon workstations for a number of years now, with plenty of RAM, and have never run into anything similar to what you describe. NOTE that I am not a Microsoft evangelist, and am not writing this in order to promote Windows. Yes, it does have issues, but so do the offerings from Apple or Linux! In the end it does come down to personal preference I guess!
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    Easter Greetings

    HAPPY EGGSMAS everybody! Don't forget, it's Tax Day in the US this coming Monday. Be honest, otherwise.....
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    Off topic-sort of... Metric system users.

    That's not a bolt.....this is a bolt! In all seriousness, is this for real? I do not believe that even bridges employ anything approaching bolts of this size. What would something like this be used for? Is it an advertising prop perhaps?
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    Off topic-sort of... Metric system users.

    I think that is your problem! The in-between drills are almost certainly custom made (proprietary) and therefore without published information on the internet. Most of what I find online is standards based, ISO in case of the metric system. I did find, however, some good information on ISO 724 including coarser/finer threads and associated tap sizes at: https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/metric-threads-d_777.html I also found "the Bible", a useful PDF catalogue on everything drill related, which is too large to post here, but the following link will take you there: https://www.stanleyengineeredfastening.com/-/media/web/sef/resources/docs/spiralock/spiralock-catalog--2019.pdf Boy! I'm all tapped out (get it?) after all that. I reckon that for an architect I will make a great grease monkey when I grow up!
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    Off topic-sort of... Metric system users.

    One more..... TapDrillSizes.pdf
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    Off topic-sort of... Metric system users.

    Will this do? Sutton-Tools-Tapping-Drill-Size-Chart.pdf
  7. santa

    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    Hear, hear! There is nothing to fear like fear itself! ADS must be more transparent to maintain user confidence.
  8. santa

    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    Form Z 10? Do tell!
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    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    If I was running ADS, I would seriously consider developing a simple FZ add-on for the likes of Blender. Why? Because it currently lacks good, CAD-like modelling functionality, and it has a VAST user base. The opening is there, and at $50 - $100 a pop, it would sell like hotcakes! Who knows, some of that user base may even progress to our beloved full-fat version as a result! We desperately need fresh blood! From what I see, only a tiny handful of diehard existing (or previous) users frequent this board over and over again, which is a real shame! Where are the other supposed thousands that are meant to exist? The answer is that they have almost certainly gone elsewhere! It's a minute to midnight.....
  10. I missed page 3 of the column tutorial. Here it is with a bonus chair. Column Tutorial Extra Page.pdf
  11. It appears that the resolution was not preserved in the above two images. Here is a PDF instead. Column Tutorial.pdf
  12. How about like this.....
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    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    Absolutely! I never could understand the fervour of the zealots on either side. I started on the Mac and loved it. Unfortunately, the ability to run certain CAD software required me to switch to the PC and I grew to love it too. Sure, the Mac was more refined, easier to use, and ran on sexier hardware, but so what? Perhaps Linux will conquer both one day!
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    Where to report issues and bugs?

    It wasn't always like this.....
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    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    This has been brewing for years, in the form of the secretive Microsoft E2 project which took a different approach to the way processors handle data. A technique called EDGE (Explicit Data Graph Execution) splits data instructions and handles them individually, thereby resulting in far greater throughput when compared to anything offered by Intel. Windows and Linux were successfully ported to this chip as long ago as 2018, but development is still ongoing it seems. Intel shareholders must be getting very nervous indeed!
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    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    I own a Ferrari, but my daily driver is a Hyundai!
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    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    Puh-leeze.....the OS wars are so last century!!
  18. @Justin Montoya Yeah, I know. It's like buying a car only to be told that you must borrow the keys from the dealer. They can afford to do what they like, however. At the last cgarchitect user survey V-Ray was dominant with an almost 65% market share. Impressive! See https://www.cgarchitect.com/features/articles/a9976335-2020-architectural-visualization-rendering-engine-survey-results
  19. Unless you want to use V-Ray offline!
  20. This will also complicate future Windows releases of FZ. Is Metal backwards compatible with OpenGL, or are we about to experience a period of very messy (or non-existent) interoperability? This has the potential to affect not only FZ, but also other non compliant software!
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    Mandolorian now flies formZ N-1 Starfighter

    But.....in its heyday FZ was used in other big budget Hollywood films! Here are a couple of scans from the 2002 issue of "in.form.Z".
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    Happy Holidays!!!

    HO, HO, HO!!!
  23. santa

    Please welcome PowerCADD

    I had a thought: how will the existing PowerCadd user base fit into all this? I can see three possibilities: 1. The CAD functionality will become fully integrated into FZ, ideally as a direct replacement of the current Drafting/Layout module. This is great for us, but not so much for PoweCadd users because they will be required to purchase FZ in order to continue using their old software. 2. The CAD functionality will be offered as a plugin. This is too messy for my liking, because both apps will need to become plugins to the other. Frankly, I can't see FZ being reduced to plugin status. 3. The CAD functionality will be offered as a completely new standalone, but fully compatible new software product This seems to be the cleanest solution to both sides, but likely to cost $$. The most recent price of PowerCadd was $US995 on the Mac, I believe. Any takers if this becomes the case? Interesting times ahead! Any further thoughts?
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    Decals are not rendered

    @AHDD Designer Apologies for the canned response, but have you contacted support directly? They usually respond fairly quickly, but judging by the answers above, it can't be done at present. You may have to "fake it", unfortunately!