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    Duplication Offset

    Thank you for the feedback. We have the issue logged and hope to have a fix in place in an upcoming build! For now, you should be able to use the Move tool set to "Repeat copy" in the Tool Options palette to do the same thing. In the future, please send reports of issues to support@formz.com so that we can better monitor these problems.
  2. It appears that Apple dropped support for certain formats of legacy bitmap graphics in OS X 10.13 High Sierra. form•Z 6 uses this format for some of its palette graphics. To fix this you will need to replace the resource file in your current installation with a new one that contains updated graphics that are supported by OS X 10.13. Please follow these Steps: • Be sure that you have form•Z 6.7.3 installed. This fix will only work for form•Z 6.7.3. If you don't have it, you can download it here: http://www.formz.com/products/formz/update/formz_6_Upgrade_Professional.html • Download "formZ_RenderZone_Plus.rsrc.zip" below if you have a form•Z RenderZone Plus installation or "formZ.rsrc.zip" if you have a regular form•Z installation. If necessary, extract the zip file. You should now have a file named “formZ RenderZone Plus.rsrc” or "formZ.rsrc". • Locate your formZ 6.7.3 Application folder (Usually in Applications/formZ/) • Right-click on the "formZ RenderZone Plus" or "formZ" application icon and select "Show Package Contents" from the menu. • Open the "Contents" Folder. • Open the "Resources" Folder. • Replace resource file in the "Resources" Folder with the one that you downloaded. • Launch form•Z 6.7.3! formZ_RenderZone_Plus.rsrc.zip formZ.rsrc.zip
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    Form Z Free update

    Sorry this is a typo on the web page. The installer will install the latest version. Thanks for bringing this to out attention!
  4. We have updated the form•Z Tips and Tricks on the form•Z website (Support->Tips and Tricks). Now searchable and easier to navigate! http://www.formz.com/fzsite1219/manuals/TnT/index.htm#t=Front_Page.htm
  5. For many years we have had requests for a viewer app for form•Z files on a laptop or desktop computer. form•Z Viewer is a new app based on the v9 interface. More mature than a beta, but its never been out in the wild. Please let us know what you think! Click on the icon below....
  6. formZ v9.0.4 is now available. Select "Check for update" from the Help menu to be directed to the download page or use the link in the email you previously received with your v9 installer codes. form•Z v9.0.4 (#A12A) Highlights New stuff “Dynamic” is a new option in the Extend Segment tool options. When selected, the extension is made dynamically using the projection of the cursor position onto the tangent from the end of the object. General Components with Flat/Cubic/Spherical decal controls now render properly in RenderZone. Save a Copy as to v8.x now works properly for files with embedded components. The objects palette is now updated properly after Components are exploded. Changing the name of a view or layer to an existing name, no longer leads to repeated messages about the duplicate name. The fillet tool is applied to the selected point for certain objects. Import from Drafting now groups the imported objects properly. Exiting the Cone of Vision, no longer disturbs the palettes under certain conditions. Certain Sub-d tools no longer automatically apply unintended symmetry Draft/Layout Frames are now properly updated when the linked Model file is changed. The title blocks folder is selected by default when choosing a title block. The offset outline tool now works properly on closed shapes. The Image and Image fit tools now track the cursor properly when placing images. Python scripting Python scripts now work properly on some Windows 10 machines that previously did not recognize Python. A new method (material) has been added to the “face” object to retrieve the material assigned to the face (face.material). The “object” method getLocalOrigin()now returns the proper value fz.pickList() now returns a valid empty list when nothing is picked. fz.viewList(), fz.materialList() and fz.lightList() now returns a valid empty list when the project does not contain any of the respective entities. fz.revolve() angle parameter now works properly. Object methods edgeCount(), edge(), edgeList() now work as expected. A number of sample scripts have been updated.
  7. form•Z v9.0.3 (#A123) highlights New stuff “Superimpose” is a new option in the Underlay options of the Reference Plane Parameters palette. When selected, the underlay is Superimposed in shaded views instead of depth sorted. This is most useful when combined with the transparency slider to see the undelay image through a shaded image. “Give Guide Snaps Priority” is a new option in the snap options Palette. When selected, Guide Snaps are given priority over object snaps (when both are enabled). If the cursor is close to both a guide and a snappable point/edge/face, the location will be snapped to the guide rather than the point/edge/face. When this option is disabled, the opposite rule is applied. This option is now on by default by popular request as it makes the guides more functional in shaded rendering modes. The option can be controlled with a key shortcut as well (Key Shortcuts manager). General improvements Export of hidden line images to pixel based formats (TIFF/PNG/JPG etc.) now works properly. Underlay images no longer disappear when switching from wireframe to shaded full and the back to wireframe on machines with certain graphics cards. Components with Flat/Cubic/Spherical texture map controls now render properly in RenderZone. Using Reduce Mesh tool no longer crashes on certain objects. Files with mirrored components now show the components properly when saving and re-opening the file. Curve and Surface Formula tools now show all the formulas in the Interface. View navigation in the Decals and Classic Texture Map dialog now works properly. The “Pick By” and “Assign” options in the Classic Texture Map dialog now work properly. Door/Window component’s are now are placed at the proper depth. The Section tool now properly honors the Status of objects (Ghost or Delete). Windows specific The Transform tool no longer crashes when entering a second value for the Scale option. Draft/Layout Printing or exporting to PDF no longer misses some elements. Printing or exporting to PDF now includes title blocks properly. Printing from draft space now works as expected. Image elements no longer have a border when printed or exported to pdf. The Layout content tools no longer become randomly dimmed. Layout frames now update properly when the model is changed.
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    yes I am aware of that ... except that in this case I did not receive a response ...  ok covid etc ... except that if i swing a big rant on the forum the answer falls direct pity to have to arrive there once again and this was said clearly and not that by me if autodessys manages to integrate that our community is benevolent and that it is necessary to listen to it... so it will We answered you on Apr 27 (@13:08 EST) via email and you even quoted these responses in your recent posts, but we did not receive an email response back you except for the recent forum posts. Your recent posts include a lot more detail about the issues that you were encountering. Thank you for the additional information. We are investigating these and will get back to you shortly. Please use email for technical support issues as this is the best and fastest method to communicate with the support team.
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    formZ v9.0.4 Now available

    This already was fixed!!!! See post prior to your post.
  10. Tech

    formZ v9.0.4 Now available

    We determined that this can happen on some Windows systems without Python installed. We have updated the installer with a new app that handles this condition properly. Please download and re-install or you can install python 2.7 from here: https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-2718/
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    Suface solid (two sides)

    This script is now available in v9.0.4 (separate_objects_by_color.py).
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    You emailed this same list to the support team and we answered you on Apr 27 (@13:08 EST) via email. In our answer we detailed what has been fixed and asked for clarification on a few of the issues. We have not received a response from you to our email. ZTEK thank you for your detailed response which is in essence is the same as our emailed response to the questions.
  13. Tech

    Suface solid (two sides)

    Surface solids are an oxymoron! They are topologically a solid but as they have no geometric volume, they give many modeling operations fits. Surface solids served a purpose at a time when computing resources were limited and they could be used as a proxy for a wall or shelled surface. We dropped these with v7 as the effort to make special exceptions for surface solids in tools and export formats going forward out weighed their usefulness in todays computing environment. Surface solids should be cleaned and separated if they are encountered during import. setz if you have and example of these slipping through please email the details to us (support@formz.com)
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    Sorry if you feel that way. We recognize that you have given a lot of good feedback over the years and if something was missed its unintentional. In 2018 we deployed a professional CRM system to manage tech support emails to make sure nothing gets missed. This system assigns each new email a ticket number that allows for us to track the back and forth communication on requests for assistance and reported issues. Shortly after you submit an email you will get an confirmation email that contains the ticket number for your reference. We checked the system and found all of the tickets that you had initiated since we started using this system have been answered and closed. We will need a bit more time to look through older emails to determine what was missed. Please continue to give constructive feedback as it is important for us to hear the the things that we can do better.
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    Richard, We have reached out to you via email to investigate this issue.
  16. Tech

    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    Bo, We have seen this on certain combinations of graphics cards and machines. What machine and OS X version are you using?
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    We can not find any emails from you in our support system regarding this issue (but sometimes correlating forum names to email addresses is not always easy). You seem to be experiencing a problem that no other user has encountered. Please contact us via email (support@formz.com) so we can properly diagnose the issue.
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    Hugo, We have not been able to reproduce the issue you are describing regarding the dimensions or 2D graphics moving. Can you please send a file to us (support@formz.com) that exhibits the problem so we can investigate? We are working on the update speed for layout. from. v9.0.3 actually had some improvements, but we are working on more!
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    This is simply not true. Many of the issues that you reported have been addressed. Most of the other issues we could not reproduce. Sorry it took longer than normal to answer your email but please understand that we are all working in less than ideal circumstances these days! You did receive a response today.
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    Chris, This is working properly as far as we can tell. See video from 9.0.3.... 903_window.mov
  21. Tech

    formZ help videos 404

    The videos are streamed from You Tube. You Tube made a change to the way the embedded links work. We fixed this today so its fixed now (it was on the sever side so no app update is necessary).
  22. The content has been updated to be current to formZ v9 and some new items have already been added, We will be adding more over time. We still need to determine how to identify the new additions as they are released. Not to take away from Paul's memory, but to be fair the Tips and Tricks were someone else's "baby". Paul did foster the FAQ section which we are also working on updating.
  23. We have identified an issue with certain configurations of multiple screens (thanks kim for the helpful emails). You should get good results if in the System Preferences -> Displays the menu bar is on the screen you want to use formZ. Make this change when formZ is not running and delete the appSize-widthxheight.zpf file ("width" and "height" are the desktop dimension) from the formZ preferences folder. We are working on an improvement for this for the next update.
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    Type input bug

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