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    Long awaited Draft Layout App.

    So because Reference files do not have this feature (which is a good idea BTW), you are going to forgo all the other improvements? Really? Components received an overhaul in v9. Did you even try them?
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    what's new webinar

    We had some technical issues with the recording plus we are cleaning up some rough edges (and prepping for this weeks webinar!). Please be patient, its coming but as these views tend to have a long shelf life so we want to get it right.
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    Long awaited Draft Layout App.

    AHTOH, 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.
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    FormZ Free

    We identified an issue that can happen on some systems. We have posted an updated installer that should fix this issue. Please download again and re-install.
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    FormZ Free

    This is caused by the width of your browser window. If you expand the window, the graphics will be fine. We are looking into why this is not dynamically adjusting properly in some browsers. Thanks for the additional feedback. Not as widespread as you made it sound, but obviously things that we needed to correct.
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    FormZ Free

    We certainly do not see the issues you are describing. What browser are you using? What page do you observe the graphics and link issues?
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    FormZ Free

    There was a server cache issues as we transitioned to the live version of the new site. Please reload the page. You may need to force reload the page with shift key while selecting reload depending on your browser. You should now get the proper links.
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    form•Z v9.0.1 - UI Typo Inaccuracies

    Thanks for your feedback. We will be working on this going forward. The newer Mac OS SDK we are using in v9 has had a number of subtile changes that we are still working through. There is a lot of behind the scenes tweaking to make things look good on all the languages, operating systems, and versions we support. Can you detail why you would want to be able to reset the coordinates to 0? If we add this id would need to be a button or icon as check box UI element indicates a "state" not an "action".
  9. Simply amazing work Chris! Thanks for sharing.
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    FormZ Free

    form•Z free v9 is available today (Click Here). formZ Student and Faculty Edition (SE) v9 is also available (Click Here). Existing form•Z SE users will receive an email in the next few days with download instructions.
  11. form•Z v9.0.1 (#A107) We have posted v9.0.1 today to address some reported issues with formZ v9. This version can be now installed using the link you received with your v9 codes. Here is a list of some of the more important improvements: • When the favorites menu is invoked (Space bar by default), pressing the space bar again will open and position the tool options palette on the screen at the location of the favorites tools. This makes for an easy way to access the Tool Options without needing to navigate to the location of the palette. The palette is returned to its original state when the mouse moves out of the newly positioned tool options palette or the favorites menu shortcut is selected again. • Pop-up Tool Options is a new key shortcut available in the Palettes group of the Key shortcuts manager. This invokes the tool options at the mouse location as with the favorites menu without needing to go through the favorites menu first. There is no default key combination assigned for this option. • The color popup in the Attributes tab of the Inspector now works properly when clicking on the arrow indicator. • Export PSD no longer generates empty files under certain situations. • The palette dock is now maintained in the Cone Of Vision environment. • Shaded work and shaded full now show the proper color when Copy and paste of objects which have materials with matching names. • Certain geometry no longer causes a crash when using object snaps and the mouse rolls over the object. • Create Reference File no longer includes references to other attached reference files in the newly created reference file. • Create Reference File now warns when replacing a reference file that is already being referenced by the project. • Create Reference File now handles single object reference files properly. • Docking and undocking certain palettes now works properly. • Editing Components in the project window has been improved. • The parameters tab of the inspector now works properly with components. • Components placed with the “Place on Active Layer” option now explode properly. • The “Getting Started” tutorials are now accessible from the startup screen again. • Holding Command/Ctrl and dragging docked palette will allow precision
placement/force placement OS X specific • Installer now works better on OS X 10.15.3 • Animations played in the form•Z window now display properly. • Closing the Inspector palette, no longer leads to crashes. • Changing the direction of the Arc 3 again works with tapping command key. Windows specific • Hide palettes no longer leads to extra margins shown around the palettes when un-hiding. Draft Layout • Title blocks now work as expected. • The place image tool now works as expected. • Components update properly when a layout file is opened. • Paste from Model/Paste from Draft have been improved. • Compounds from v6 files are now converted properly. Additional stability and performance improvements.
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    form•Z v9.0.1 now available

    This is most likely coated by a fire wall or other internet issue that is blocking access to our updater message. We will see if this message can be improved.
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    Can't use v9.0.1 layout

    We have not observed or been able to reproduce this behavior. Are you on OS X or windows? How long does it take before it stops working?
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    Can't use v9.0.1 layout

    So far we are not able to reproduce the problems that you are experiencing with the temples or title blocks. Can you please send your temple file and the title block that you are using to support@formz.com so we can test with your files? Also we can not reproduce the problem with the linked 3D model files not updating. Are you working off of a local drive or on a network or cloud service?
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    form•Z v9.0.1 now available

    This forum is open (ie you do not need to log in just to read) and as such it is readable by bots that scan the web and look for links and email addresses etc. we prefer these links not be subject to DNS and other types of attacks that will inevitably slow or limit your access to the download. The update item in the Help menu can be used to check for a new version and direct you to the download page. By default form•Z will auto check for updates every 7 days (this can be controlled in the preferences).
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    form•Z v9.0.1 now available

    V 9.0.1 is the latest version (it is newer than v9.0.0.3). This version can be installed from the link you received with your v9 codes (ie this page always has the latest installers). The update item in the menus will notify you when there are new versions and direct you to the download page. We can no longer update the software with the patching system that we have used in past as changes to application security on both Mac OS and Windows have made this method obsolete.
  17. We have only observed this on some Mac OS systems. If you make a text field active (like the "X' field of the input palette), then the key should work. Not ideal but its a workaround for now. We have not encountered this on Windows. The same issue happens with the ARC 3 tool to change direction with the key and the same workaround works as well. We are working on a solution for this!
  18. formZ v9 is not in beta, however, there are a few minor issues that have been reported in the release. We are working on these as fast as possible. We have identified and fixed an issue with the Import from Model feature that causes some models not to Import properly. This adjustment will be included in the next update. If you are encountering other difficulties please email support@formz.com and we will get them addressed ASAP!
  19. Apple made significant security changes to Gatekeeper in macOS 10.12 Sierra that affects the installation of form•Z. Please read and consider the following if you are contemplating upgrading to macOS 10.12 Sierra. form•Z v8.5 is compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra. Older form•Z versions through v6 have not been extensively tested with macOS 10.12 Sierra. These versions functioned properly in limited testing and are expected to function well (but are not guaranteed to do so). Installation (or reinstallation) of form•Z onto a machine running macOS 10.12 Sierra is affected by the new security restrictions imposed by Gatekeeper in macOS 10.12 Sierra as follows: form•Z 8.5 can be installed on macOS 10.12 Sierra using the form•Z 8.5.6 disk images (which were released on 10/6/16). These disk images can be accessed using the installation links in your original license information email. form•Z 8.0, form•Z 7.x and any version of bonzai3d cannot be installed on macOS 10.12 Sierra. You will need to upgrade to 8.5 or install on a machine with 10.11 (or earlier) and copy the installation to the macOS 10.12 Sierra machine. form•Z 6 is not affected by the OS X 10.12 Sierra security changes as this version is not a native OS X (macOS) application (however form•Z 6 has not been extensively tested with OS X 10.12 Sierra). In general, any version of form•Z (or bonzai3d) that is installed on a machine prior to upgrading to macOS 10.12 Sierra will function, but be aware of the installation limitations should re-installation become necessary.
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    Where's the info on 9?

    Yes. You should have received an email with your codes by now. Please contact sales@formz.com and we can check that we have teh correct contact information for you (please include your serial # in the email).
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    Form Z pro v9.0.0.2 issues

    Wee have not had the reports of this symptom. What OS version are you using.You are using 9.0.0.3 correct?
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    Form Z pro v9.0.0.2 issues

    Can you please give us some more details? Are you using OS X or Windows? Have you updated to 9.0.0.3? Have you emailed support (support@formZ.com)?
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    V9 release for family plan members

    Family Plan members should have received their codes by now. If you have not received it yet, please email sales@formz.com so we can track it down. Please be sure to include your serial #.
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    License Server woes

    5.3 is the latest license server. Are you installing on 10.15? Open the Security and Privacy Preferences and you should be able to open from there. We are reaching out to CG to investigate. It looks like the DMG is not fully signed (which 10.15 is picky about).
  25. form•Z v9.0.0.3 (#A0F0) We have posted v9.0.0.3 today to address some reported issues with formZ v9. This version can be now installed using the link you received with you v9 codes. Here is a list of some of the more important improvements.: General • The on-line manual has an updated interface including a better Index and search features, and loads properly from the application. • The Action palette shows the active tool as expected. • The “Keep Proportional” option now works properly in the place component tool and the Component parameters of the Inspector palette. • Editing object names that are inside groups in the objects palette now show in the proper locations. • Resizing a palette while editing a text field no longer causes top edit field to move to the wrong location. • A detached Modeling tool palette can now be reinserted in the dock by dragging the palette such that the cursor inside the dock while pressing the Command (Mac OS) or ctrl (Windows) key. • Preview renderings for RenderZone or V-Ray for form•Z no longer hang or crash when clicking in the Materials or Material parameters palette before the preview rendering is complete. • Export to .skp no longer crashes when Keep textures is NOT selected. Windows Specific • The icon for “Delete Component” and “Delete Library” now shows properly. • Drag and drop now works properly in the Objects palette. OS X specific • Switching to another application and back to form•Z when there is more than one project open, no longer switches the active project. • The “options” button in the export file dialog no longer crashes on 10.14 and later. Draft Layout • Import from Modeling now available in File menu of Draft Layout app. This converts the model to drafting space using the current view or optional parameters defined in the new Import from Modeling options. • Import from Drafting now available in Modeling app imports the drafting space of a .fml file onto the current reference plane of the model. • Title blocks now show properly after loading a layout file. • Switching between layout and Draft spaces refreshes the window properly. Thank you for your feedback and patience as we work through these issues.
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