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    Tech got a reaction from AHTOH in Revolving nonlinear shapes error   
    Bobbku,
     
    Yes, as Anton notes, you don't want to revolve a shape whose parts are coincident with the axis of revolution.  If you Delete the segment on the axis of revolution, and then Revolve, you should get a properly solid (as long as the end points of the open shape are on the axis of revolution).
     
    Does that do what you want?
     
    Anton,
     
    You really do NOT want to make a hole in the center unless you specifically want that geometry.  Just move a copy of the "axis" segment, then Delete it from the source shape, and revolve...  Then you will have a proper solid with no holes...
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    Tech got a reaction from khabardar1 in form•Z Mobile Viewer Video   
    We published a video of the viewer in action on an iPad Air: https://youtu.be/ycSVmzRiBjs
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    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in Notes   
    Hi Setz,
     
    Thanks for your suggestion, we will consider this for the future.  
     
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in custom reference plane crash   
    Hi Joe,
     
    Yes, we should have an update released soon that will address this.  
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    Tech got a reaction from Alan Cooper in Convert Surface Solids or Partial Surface Solids to Solids or Surfaces   
    Hi Setz,
     
    Ok, thanks in advance.  Yes, it should not be possible to create this kind of bad geometry in formZ.  (Just making sure...)
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    Tech got a reaction from ivsim in Some workflow (workaround) inquiries or how do you do it in FormZ   
    Hi Ivsim,
     
    Welcome to the forum!
     
    1.  Generally you should organize your objects by Layers.  You can also create Layer Groups, which you could name Floor 1, Floor 2, etc -- and just put the associated layers inside that group.  Then you can easily adjust the visibility at the Group level.
     
    NOTE that if your Floor groups should have similar layers, create them for Floor 1 first, then right click on Floor 1, choose Duplicate -- and rename it as desired.  (This will ONLY duplicate the Layers -- and not the objects on it -- which can be Duplicated (or Copy, Deselect, Paste) independently.
     
    2.  You can also Ghost the Layer Group.  Then right click on any Object Snap, choose Snap Options, and check the Snap to Ghosted option.  (You can also control Object Snapping at the Layer, or Layer Group level.)
     
    3.  Yes, you can create and load Autocad .PAT files to create your own custom hatch patterns.  Just follow the tutorials for Autocad for how to do this, and Load them in the Hatch Palette (using the folder icon at the bottom).
     
    And if you haven't studied the formZ Migration Guide, you should check that out here:
     
    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/19-formz-v7-8-migration-guide-interface-improvements-from-formz-6/
     
    Does that help?
     
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in Chris Yessios Retirement announcement   
    Dear formZers:
     
    After 25 years, it is with highly mixed feelings that I announce my retirement from the position of President and CEO of AutoDesSys Inc. Alexandra Yessios, VP for Marketing and Sales is also retiring. But I am happy to let you know that I leave my post in good hands, to David Kropp who is taking over as President and CEO of the company.
    I have been working part time the last couple of years as my wife and I gradually transitioned into spending more time with our children and grand children away from Columbus. Dave, as the co-founder of AutoDesSys and fully knowledgeable of the state of affairs in the company, has been running it quite efficiently and successfully, which confirms that AutoDesSys is in good hands.
     
    I wish to take this opportunity and wholeheartedly thank you all for your support and love for form•Z over the past 25 years and I like to think that all of us here at AutoDesSys were able to contribute a bit to your professional achievements with the 3D tools we offered. It has been a joyful ride full of excitement and discoveries. So many techniques the younger users take for granted today became causes for celebrations in the past, as we pioneered major steps in the development of the digital tools. I have no doubt that the evolution is still in progress and I am hopeful that I may still contribute some while away from the routine of the daily practicalities.
     
    I wish you the best in the pursuit of your objectives and goals.
     
    Chris I. Yessios, PhD
    Past President and CEO
    AutoDesSys, Inc.
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    Tech got a reaction from Rudy Daverveld in Way to approach such an object?   
    Hi Rudy,
     
    What about drawing those lines and generating NURBS by Boundary Curves (or perhaps UV curves if you need additional interior details for the patches)?
     
    NOTE that you will need to set a Display Resolution and Convert to Facetted (or use the Polygon Mesh tool to do this) before Unfolding.  The following tutorial will also likely be helpful for the unfolding part:
     
    ftp://ftp.formz.com/pub/formz/PDF_files/tutorials/compound_surface.pdf
     
    Does that get you going in the right direction?
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in Arrangement of objects on a flat plane for production   
    Hi Sönke,
     
    formZ will arrange the parts on the plane in general, but it currently does not try to optimize the layout of the parts as best as possible.  We will see if such a feature can be added in the future, but for now you may need to move a few parts to get an optimal layout on a sheet...
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in Chris Yessios Retirement announcement   
    Dear formZers:
     
    After 25 years, it is with highly mixed feelings that I announce my retirement from the position of President and CEO of AutoDesSys Inc. Alexandra Yessios, VP for Marketing and Sales is also retiring. But I am happy to let you know that I leave my post in good hands, to David Kropp who is taking over as President and CEO of the company.
    I have been working part time the last couple of years as my wife and I gradually transitioned into spending more time with our children and grand children away from Columbus. Dave, as the co-founder of AutoDesSys and fully knowledgeable of the state of affairs in the company, has been running it quite efficiently and successfully, which confirms that AutoDesSys is in good hands.
     
    I wish to take this opportunity and wholeheartedly thank you all for your support and love for form•Z over the past 25 years and I like to think that all of us here at AutoDesSys were able to contribute a bit to your professional achievements with the 3D tools we offered. It has been a joyful ride full of excitement and discoveries. So many techniques the younger users take for granted today became causes for celebrations in the past, as we pioneered major steps in the development of the digital tools. I have no doubt that the evolution is still in progress and I am hopeful that I may still contribute some while away from the routine of the daily practicalities.
     
    I wish you the best in the pursuit of your objectives and goals.
     
    Chris I. Yessios, PhD
    Past President and CEO
    AutoDesSys, Inc.
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    Tech got a reaction from crazyask in Performance Test Thread -- How fast is your computer?   
    (If you want your results added to this post, please post your information in the following format!)
     
    Performance Test Results:
     
    09:06      Xeon     2.4 GHz  E5-2665 8 Cores                    Win 7
    11:28      XEON   3.46ghz 12-Core Mac Pro                      OS 10.9.5     v7
    11:51      i7          3.4ghz     3770                                        Win 7    
    12:23      i7          4 GHz quad core  2014 iMac                  OS 10.10.1
    13:35      Xeon     3.5 Ghz   2013 MacPro 6 Core              OSX 10.9.5           v7      
    15:35      Xeon     3.3ghz W3680 Dellintosh                       OSX 10.9.5    
    16:22      i7          3.5ghz     late 2013 iMac                        OS X 10.10.1
    16:46      i7          3.3ghz     Xeon 1230v3                           OS X 10.9.5
    17:25      i7          2.8 Ghz , MacBook Pro  mid 2014          OSX 10.10.1
    17:46      i7          3.1ghz     late 2012 iMac                        OS X 10.8.5
    20:37      i7          2.3 GHz quad core  2012 Mac Mini        OS 10.9.5
    23:16      i7          2.8ghz     930 cpu                                   Windows 8.1
    24:30     XEON   2,66 Ghz Quad-Core MacPro 2009        OS X 10.9.5
    25:49      i7          2.6 GHz   2012 Mac Mini                        OS 10.9.4
    26:15      i7         2.5GHz quad core 2011 Macbook Pro    OSX 10.9.4  FZ7
    74:32                  2.4Ghz MacBook Pro 15" late 2008        OS X 10.10.1
    77:23      Xeon    3.2ghz     2x 4x  early 2008 Mac Pro       OS X10.10.1
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    Tech got a reaction from crazyask in Performance Test Thread -- How fast is your computer?   
    By popular demand, here is a file that can be used to gauge the relative performance of different computers:
     
    ftp://ftp.formz.com/pub/formz/formz/fz8/Forum_Files/Performance%20Test%20files.zip
     
    Download the archive above, unzip it, open your formZ Application folder, and run the formZ Imager application.
     
    Click the Add button at the lower left corner of the Imager Set, select the .FMZ file, and add the Interior View.
     
    Change the Rendering Type to RenderZone, and click Generate.  When the rendering finishes, double click on the Complete Status, and the render time will be displayed.  Post this time, along with the OS, processor, and speed of the processor.  We will tabulate the results in the following post.
     
    EDIT 1 -- Please post your statistics just as we have below so we can copy and paste from your postings into the Results thread...
    ​EDIT 2 -- We will assume that you are testing with formZ v8 (which is somewhat faster than older versions) unless you specify otherwise…
                    (A v7 file was added to the download folder.)
    EDIT 3 -- Please only post your results in this thread.  If you have any comments, please post them here:
                    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/198-performance-test-comments/
    EDIT 4 -- Comments posted to this thread will be deleted.  Please post to the thread immediately above if you want a response.
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    Tech got a reaction from crazyask in Fmz projects into Mobile   
    Dennis,
     
    You are likely exceeding the memory capacity of the device with the 240 GB model file. Unfortunately memory on iOS devices is not virtually unlimited like is with OS X. When an app uses too much memory, iOS just terminates the app without warning (thank you very little). The memory on the device that affects the ability to load the model is the RAM as opposed to the storage (flash) on the device (this distinction can be confusing and RAM is often not featured in device specs). Current iOS devices that we support have 1, 2, or 4 GB of RAM. iOS devices do not have dedicated graphics memory so the RAM must hold the video display, the operating system, the Viewer app itself in addition to the loaded model and the OpenGL ES resources needed to display the model.
     
    The 12.9" iPad Pro is the only device with 4 GB of RAM (but it also has the largest display so it needs the extra RAM). What device are you using?
     
    We invested a lot of effort in tuning memory efficiency in the viewer app and we continue to look for ways to conserve RAM and graphics resources to allow of the display of larger models. You can also reduce your file size by purging unused materials, unneeded layers, ghosted objects, reducing texture sizes and reducing the display resolution of smooth objects.
     
    If you could send your model to support, we might be able to identify why it is exceeding the device capacity.
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in form•Z Mobile Viewer Released   
    We are pleased to announce that the formZ Mobile Viewer has now been released.  
     
    Please see the announcement in our new forum topic here for more details:
     
    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/4013-formz-mobile-viewer-released/
     
    Enjoy!  
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in form•Z Mobile Viewer Released   
    We are pleased to announce that the formZ Mobile viewer for iOS is now officially released.  
     
    This app is a great tool for sharing your designs with colleagues and clients. form•Z mobile viewer opens native form•Z files from form•Z pro, form•Z jr, form•Z free and form•Z Student Edition (v7.0 or later) and displays them in real time interactive interface. You can recall saved views and scenes to quickly show your project from various vantage points and design alternatives. The form•Z interactive clipping planes create real time sections to reveal the interior spaces of your design. The measure tool displays accurate distances within the model. The app also includes control for layers and lights.
     
    Please see this link for complete details:
     
    http://www.formz.com/support/ipad/mobile_viewer.html
     
    Please use this forum discussion category to share any feedback, suggestions, or issues.
     
    Enjoy!  
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in form•Z Mobile Viewer Released   
    We are pleased to announce that the formZ Mobile Viewer has now been released.  
     
    Please see the announcement in our new forum topic here for more details:
     
    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/4013-formz-mobile-viewer-released/
     
    Enjoy!  
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in Chris Yessios Retirement announcement   
    Dear formZers:
     
    After 25 years, it is with highly mixed feelings that I announce my retirement from the position of President and CEO of AutoDesSys Inc. Alexandra Yessios, VP for Marketing and Sales is also retiring. But I am happy to let you know that I leave my post in good hands, to David Kropp who is taking over as President and CEO of the company.
    I have been working part time the last couple of years as my wife and I gradually transitioned into spending more time with our children and grand children away from Columbus. Dave, as the co-founder of AutoDesSys and fully knowledgeable of the state of affairs in the company, has been running it quite efficiently and successfully, which confirms that AutoDesSys is in good hands.
     
    I wish to take this opportunity and wholeheartedly thank you all for your support and love for form•Z over the past 25 years and I like to think that all of us here at AutoDesSys were able to contribute a bit to your professional achievements with the 3D tools we offered. It has been a joyful ride full of excitement and discoveries. So many techniques the younger users take for granted today became causes for celebrations in the past, as we pioneered major steps in the development of the digital tools. I have no doubt that the evolution is still in progress and I am hopeful that I may still contribute some while away from the routine of the daily practicalities.
     
    I wish you the best in the pursuit of your objectives and goals.
     
    Chris I. Yessios, PhD
    Past President and CEO
    AutoDesSys, Inc.
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in Chris Yessios Retirement announcement   
    Dear formZers:
     
    After 25 years, it is with highly mixed feelings that I announce my retirement from the position of President and CEO of AutoDesSys Inc. Alexandra Yessios, VP for Marketing and Sales is also retiring. But I am happy to let you know that I leave my post in good hands, to David Kropp who is taking over as President and CEO of the company.
    I have been working part time the last couple of years as my wife and I gradually transitioned into spending more time with our children and grand children away from Columbus. Dave, as the co-founder of AutoDesSys and fully knowledgeable of the state of affairs in the company, has been running it quite efficiently and successfully, which confirms that AutoDesSys is in good hands.
     
    I wish to take this opportunity and wholeheartedly thank you all for your support and love for form•Z over the past 25 years and I like to think that all of us here at AutoDesSys were able to contribute a bit to your professional achievements with the 3D tools we offered. It has been a joyful ride full of excitement and discoveries. So many techniques the younger users take for granted today became causes for celebrations in the past, as we pioneered major steps in the development of the digital tools. I have no doubt that the evolution is still in progress and I am hopeful that I may still contribute some while away from the routine of the daily practicalities.
     
    I wish you the best in the pursuit of your objectives and goals.
     
    Chris I. Yessios, PhD
    Past President and CEO
    AutoDesSys, Inc.
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in Chris Yessios Retirement announcement   
    Dear formZers:
     
    After 25 years, it is with highly mixed feelings that I announce my retirement from the position of President and CEO of AutoDesSys Inc. Alexandra Yessios, VP for Marketing and Sales is also retiring. But I am happy to let you know that I leave my post in good hands, to David Kropp who is taking over as President and CEO of the company.
    I have been working part time the last couple of years as my wife and I gradually transitioned into spending more time with our children and grand children away from Columbus. Dave, as the co-founder of AutoDesSys and fully knowledgeable of the state of affairs in the company, has been running it quite efficiently and successfully, which confirms that AutoDesSys is in good hands.
     
    I wish to take this opportunity and wholeheartedly thank you all for your support and love for form•Z over the past 25 years and I like to think that all of us here at AutoDesSys were able to contribute a bit to your professional achievements with the 3D tools we offered. It has been a joyful ride full of excitement and discoveries. So many techniques the younger users take for granted today became causes for celebrations in the past, as we pioneered major steps in the development of the digital tools. I have no doubt that the evolution is still in progress and I am hopeful that I may still contribute some while away from the routine of the daily practicalities.
     
    I wish you the best in the pursuit of your objectives and goals.
     
    Chris I. Yessios, PhD
    Past President and CEO
    AutoDesSys, Inc.
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in Chris Yessios Retirement announcement   
    Dear formZers:
     
    After 25 years, it is with highly mixed feelings that I announce my retirement from the position of President and CEO of AutoDesSys Inc. Alexandra Yessios, VP for Marketing and Sales is also retiring. But I am happy to let you know that I leave my post in good hands, to David Kropp who is taking over as President and CEO of the company.
    I have been working part time the last couple of years as my wife and I gradually transitioned into spending more time with our children and grand children away from Columbus. Dave, as the co-founder of AutoDesSys and fully knowledgeable of the state of affairs in the company, has been running it quite efficiently and successfully, which confirms that AutoDesSys is in good hands.
     
    I wish to take this opportunity and wholeheartedly thank you all for your support and love for form•Z over the past 25 years and I like to think that all of us here at AutoDesSys were able to contribute a bit to your professional achievements with the 3D tools we offered. It has been a joyful ride full of excitement and discoveries. So many techniques the younger users take for granted today became causes for celebrations in the past, as we pioneered major steps in the development of the digital tools. I have no doubt that the evolution is still in progress and I am hopeful that I may still contribute some while away from the routine of the daily practicalities.
     
    I wish you the best in the pursuit of your objectives and goals.
     
    Chris I. Yessios, PhD
    Past President and CEO
    AutoDesSys, Inc.
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in Chris Yessios Retirement announcement   
    Dear formZers:
     
    After 25 years, it is with highly mixed feelings that I announce my retirement from the position of President and CEO of AutoDesSys Inc. Alexandra Yessios, VP for Marketing and Sales is also retiring. But I am happy to let you know that I leave my post in good hands, to David Kropp who is taking over as President and CEO of the company.
    I have been working part time the last couple of years as my wife and I gradually transitioned into spending more time with our children and grand children away from Columbus. Dave, as the co-founder of AutoDesSys and fully knowledgeable of the state of affairs in the company, has been running it quite efficiently and successfully, which confirms that AutoDesSys is in good hands.
     
    I wish to take this opportunity and wholeheartedly thank you all for your support and love for form•Z over the past 25 years and I like to think that all of us here at AutoDesSys were able to contribute a bit to your professional achievements with the 3D tools we offered. It has been a joyful ride full of excitement and discoveries. So many techniques the younger users take for granted today became causes for celebrations in the past, as we pioneered major steps in the development of the digital tools. I have no doubt that the evolution is still in progress and I am hopeful that I may still contribute some while away from the routine of the daily practicalities.
     
    I wish you the best in the pursuit of your objectives and goals.
     
    Chris I. Yessios, PhD
    Past President and CEO
    AutoDesSys, Inc.
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in Chris Yessios Retirement announcement   
    Dear formZers:
     
    After 25 years, it is with highly mixed feelings that I announce my retirement from the position of President and CEO of AutoDesSys Inc. Alexandra Yessios, VP for Marketing and Sales is also retiring. But I am happy to let you know that I leave my post in good hands, to David Kropp who is taking over as President and CEO of the company.
    I have been working part time the last couple of years as my wife and I gradually transitioned into spending more time with our children and grand children away from Columbus. Dave, as the co-founder of AutoDesSys and fully knowledgeable of the state of affairs in the company, has been running it quite efficiently and successfully, which confirms that AutoDesSys is in good hands.
     
    I wish to take this opportunity and wholeheartedly thank you all for your support and love for form•Z over the past 25 years and I like to think that all of us here at AutoDesSys were able to contribute a bit to your professional achievements with the 3D tools we offered. It has been a joyful ride full of excitement and discoveries. So many techniques the younger users take for granted today became causes for celebrations in the past, as we pioneered major steps in the development of the digital tools. I have no doubt that the evolution is still in progress and I am hopeful that I may still contribute some while away from the routine of the daily practicalities.
     
    I wish you the best in the pursuit of your objectives and goals.
     
    Chris I. Yessios, PhD
    Past President and CEO
    AutoDesSys, Inc.
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in custom reference plane crash   
    Hi Setz & Mali,
     
    We have found a computer where we can reproduce this, so we now have what we need to get it corrected.  Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we will get this addressed ASAP.
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    Tech got a reaction from AHTOH in group objects and join objects   
    Hi Win,
     
    If you want to be able to edit parts of Groups, either right click on the group and choose Edit Group from the context menu, or select Unlock Groups from the Edit Menu.
     
    Do these options allow you to do what you want?
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    Tech got a reaction from Justin Montoya in Another stupid question / survey for you guys   
    Hi Dennis,
     
    We made some improvements for this with v8.5.4.  Please recheck your times, you should find that more cores can be faster with this correction.  
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