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    Tech got a reaction from jonmoore in many components > bad perormance   
    Hi Michael,
     
    Yes, that should definitely be faster than that!  We are actually working on more Component improvements right now, including performance.  Stay tuned for more improvements coming soon...
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    Tech got a reaction from jonmoore in Feature Request - A separate Feature Request forum   
    Ok, here you go!
     
    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/forum/6-form•z-suggestions/
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    Tech got a reaction from jonmoore in Feature Request - A separate Feature Request forum   
    Ok, here you go!
     
    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/forum/6-form•z-suggestions/
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    Tech got a reaction from AHTOH in Smoothing objects   
    Hi Des,
     
    Yes, Subdivisions will do that.  Note that you may want to manually subdivide the larger more complex face on the top of the shirt.  Subdivision cages / base objects generally work best with 4 sided faces (but that is not required).
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    Tech got a reaction from Gustavo in Problems when saving files   
    Hi Gustavo,
     
    Yes, if a backup program or anything else causes the file to be read only, you won't be able to save to that same name in the same location.
     
    When I am working with a project linked to a Layout project, one trick I actually do is to save to a different name.  That way, the Layout won't try to pick up all changes that I am making as I am working.  Then when you are ready for Layout to update, you can just resave the file to the original name (as long as it is not write protected).  Alternately, if you want to link Layout to a different project, you can do that via the File Menu: Linked Files, or Frame Parameters (accessed by right clicking on the frame and selecting Parameters from the context menu).
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    Tech got a reaction from Gustavo in FormZ 9 wish list...   
    Hi Gustavo,
     
    You can set key shortcuts for topological levels & customize the navigation currently:
     

     

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    Tech got a reaction from allanjl in form z to maya   
    Sorry, don't know what you are talking about
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    Tech got a reaction from Justin Montoya in form z to maya   
    Hi Dalestic,
     
    Sorry for the delay in responding.  Exporting as OBJ should work fine to exchange data with Maya.  Just make sure to transfer the .MTL file (that describes the textures) and any image based textures (only use plain colors or image based textures if you want to transfer to other programs).  Does that work for you?
     
    RenderZone can give quite good results if you know what you are doing.  If you want to send a file, we can see what we can do to help with that.
     
    And as Justin says, there is currently Maxwell Render, and soon Thea and VRay that will allow you to use other render engines directly within formZ...
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in form•Z 8.5.0.2 Update Released   
    We are pleased to announce that the formZ 8.5.0.2 update is now available.  This update includes a number corrections and enhancements to issues that were reported, including:
     
    •  Certain Windows Laptops with dual graphics cards now automatically utilize the “high performance” graphics
    •  OS X El Capitan: Add to Project checkbox and Import Options now available
    •  OS X El Capitan: Complex Smooth operations now work properly
    •  OS X El Capitan: RenderZone now renders properly after any alert dialogs
    •  OS X El Capitan: Closing a project window while it is maximized now works properly
    •  Ghosted and invisible components now display properly.
    •  Layout: Text between paths now works properly
    •  Derive Segments with Separate option no longer crashes with certain objects
    •  Wrap tool now works with objects in groups
    •  Volume and Surface Scatter tools speed improvements and now have progress bars
    •  Parametric Map tool speed improvements.
    •  Ghosted Components are now properly shown as Ghosted.
    •  Pasted Components that reference External Libraries assigned to that project only now properly reference that library.
    •  Component Update message no longer incorrectly appears when moving groups of components
    •  Import STEP and DWG improvements
    •  Round tool now works properly in formZ jr.

    To Update formZ 8.5.0 or 8.5.0.1, just use the formZ Help Menu: Check for Update command to automatically update your software.  
     
    If you have any issues with the automatic updates, you can download the already updated version here:
     
    http://www.formz.com/update
     
    Please contact us at support@formz.com with any feedback or issues.
     
    Enjoy!
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    Tech got a reaction from Andre Conlledo in formZ to DWG multiple lines bug   
    Hi Andre,
     
    No, this should be improved, but not completely fixed.  This is a complex issue and we are still investigating this...
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    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in FormZ 9 wish list...   
    Neurascenic,
     
    Yes, we will adjust formZ to open these old files in the future.  There is a ton of manual labor involved to do that, though (which is why it hasn't been done already).  You can also use v7.3.4 to open and resave the files if you don't want to use v6.  If you are using OS X 10.10 or later, just make sure to apply the Hot Fix:
     
         formZ 7 "Hot Fix" for OS X 10.10 Yosemite    
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    Tech got a reaction from Rudy Daverveld in Animating a flexible cable tray   
    Looks great, glad to help!
     
     
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    Tech got a reaction from Andre Conlledo in 4K   
    We are looking into automating adjustments for this for the future.  Does this help for now?
     
    http://www.danantonielli.com/adobe-app-scaling-on-high-dpi-displays-fix/
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in Dimensioning in Layout   
    Great, glad  you like it!
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    Tech reacted to Sammi in New user of FormZ 7 with a couple of issues, can anyone help?   
    Hi, 
     
    Even though I have been a member on here for a while unfortunately I only get to work in Form Z a few days in each month.
    This is a fab forum and everyone is always friendly and helpful - I always have what seem to be silly questions yet no one loses their patience with me 
     
    Sammi
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    Tech reacted to DKellitt in New user of FormZ 7 with a couple of issues, can anyone help?   
    Thanks everyone for your replies. I'm finding the amount of support received through this forum a massive surprise, really thank you all for taking the time to help me. Yes setting the interface to longer delays has sorted my auto-complete issue and I didn't realize you could move the guides! doh!! haha great that's sorted that issue out. Thanks again to everyone
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    Tech got a reaction from Sammi in Red dots at the end of things   
    Hi Dan,
     
    Yes, that is correct.  Click it, choose Add Track, and then you can animate it...
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in Thea for FormZ - Call for Beta Testers   
    Hi Richard,
     
    Yes, welcome to the new forum!  
     
    Good luck with your Renovation project and looking forward to seeing you more frequently in the future.  
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    Tech got a reaction from Surfnturf in Thea for FormZ - Call for Beta Testers   
    Hi Manolis,
     
    Welcome to the forum, and thanks for this great plugin!
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    Tech got a reaction from barblaguna in form·Z pro 8.5 released!   
    ( form·Z Family plan members will receive their upgrade in a few days )
     
    form·Z pro 8.5 released!   form·Z pro v8.5 introduces a new suite of creative design tools to enhance form generation. These tools offer a variety of ways to create new and interesting forms especially when combined with each other. These tools also work well with many existing form·Z pro tools like subdivision surfaces and deformations to make even more interesting forms. This new tools suite includes: Voronoi Diagram, Point Scatter, Surface Scatter, Volume Scatter, Parametric Map, Wrap, and Delaunay Triangulation.

    The form·Z pro Layout environment has been migrated to its own app. The new form·Z pro Layout app includes numerous improvements plus a title block feature including a library of ready to use title blocks. The title block feature can auto-fill commonly used title block text from a user defined dictionary.

    form·Z pro v8.5 includes an interface for the Augment reality app. With Augment, you can visualize your form·Z models in real world settings, at real size, in real time on OS X and Android mobile devices. See www.augmentedev.com for more details.
     
    Click Here for full details on this new version.
     
       
     
    If you would like to sign up for the Trial, you can do so here:  http://www.formz.com/home/trialLanding.html
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    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in formZ Update Wish list   
    Hi Camilo,
     
    Welcome to the forum, and thanks for your suggestions, we will consider these for the future.
     
    formZ does have an SDK so it is possible for others to create plugins for tools and features as you suggest.  Our new SDK for v8.5 is just about ready for release, but it is currently possible to use the previous v7 SDK for anything that existed in the older versions (i.e., not yet possible to modify Veronoi, but creating a custom Brick Wall would be possible).  If you have any programming inclinations, feel free to check that out:
     
    http://www.formz.com/support/formzsdk.html
     
    You can control some of the appearance of the Project Window, the tool icons and background via the File Menu: Project Settings: Appearance, or the Edit Menu: Preferences: Palettes:
     

     
    We will see if we can add further control for that for the future as well.  Please let us know if you have any further questions or suggestions, and again, welcome to the forum!  
     
     
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in New visibility idea, what do you think?   
    Thanks for your suggestion, we will consider this for the future.
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    Tech got a reaction from Surfnturf in Help! Can anyone help me export some fmz files?   
    Hi FBoySlhl,
     
    If you are a student using formZ for academic purposes, you can sign up for a free 1 year license of formZ, or you can download the formZ Free version to open and export your files.  Or, if you try formZ, you may find that you prefer it over your other software!  
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in News on Vray   
    We would contradict him if we could say more...
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    Tech got a reaction from jsiggia in Sweep Tool suggestion   
    Hi Pipo,
     
    Thanks for your suggestion, we will see if this can be improved.  For now if you don't get the desired alignment directly, the easiest way to edit a sweep is to click on the result with the Extract Controls tool.  The source shape will then be placed relative to the path, you can (move, rotate, scale, edit) adjust it as you like, and then re-sweep it with the As Positioned Alignment.  
     
    It may sound a little convoluted but it is pretty quick and easy.  And thanks again for your suggestion, we will get this adjusted for the future.
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