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    Tech got a reaction from Des in Mac OS BigSUR With Issues, Render Zone Not Working   
    "Check for update" now shows 9.0.6 as available. Please note that we always wait 24-48 hours after posting a new version before updating the "check for update" notification just to be sure the distribution is sound before mass installations begin. You can always install the latest version from the link you received with your latest license codes. 
    Here are the highlights of this version. form•Z v9.0.6 (#A283):
    New stuff
    SKP translator updated to import/export SketchUp 2020 files. Plus these improvements:
    - Import performance significantly improved. 
    - Objects will be surfaces by default unless “Construct Solids” is enabled (which is now on by default for new installations). 
    - Import now maintains layers and materials properly. 
    - Non-Roman characters in file names now supported for import and export.
    - Non-Roman characters in layer name and Material names are now supported.
    - Import now includes wire objects.
    - Exporting files with metric units works as expected.
    General
    Contour Sections no longer affected by manipulating corresponding Transform Controller
    Conflicts resolved that could cause Key Shortcuts to stop working.
    Arc 3 can be inverted with the CMD/Ctrl (Mac/Win) key.
    Objects created by Duplicate (Edit menu) remain selected.
    Reference Files window displays correct name.
    DXF export and import now supports Non-Roman characters in the file name.
    Exporting DAE and KMZ files works properly
    Windows
    Check for Update works as expected no on systems with certain Windows settings.
    Alt key tap key works as expected
    Draft Layout
    Grid Snap now works as expected when combined with the Guide snap
    Python scripting
    unfold.py script now works as expected.
    Scripts are maintained in the Extensions menu and are sorted properly.
    The getLayer() and setLayer object method have been improved.
    Additional performance and stability improvements.
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    Tech got a reaction from Des in Mac OS BigSUR With Issues, Render Zone Not Working   
    We do not recommend using Big Sur with form•Z yet. We are still investigating a few issues that have been reported.We hope to have more details on this soon.
    We will eventually be able to support the new Apple arm64 chips natively, however please understand that this will take some time. While the Rosetta 2 feature of Big Sur allows non-native code to run on arm64, the system prevents you from mixing arm64 code and x86_64 code in the same process. While we could make a native version of form•Z rather quickly, it will take some time for all of the vendors that we work with for extensions and plugins to make arm64 versions of their technology available. This will mitigate the usefulness of a native form•Z app in the short term.
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    Tech got a reaction from Des in Mac OS BigSUR With Issues, Render Zone Not Working   
    We do not recommend using Big Sur with form•Z yet. We are still investigating a few issues that have been reported.We hope to have more details on this soon.
    We will eventually be able to support the new Apple arm64 chips natively, however please understand that this will take some time. While the Rosetta 2 feature of Big Sur allows non-native code to run on arm64, the system prevents you from mixing arm64 code and x86_64 code in the same process. While we could make a native version of form•Z rather quickly, it will take some time for all of the vendors that we work with for extensions and plugins to make arm64 versions of their technology available. This will mitigate the usefulness of a native form•Z app in the short term.
  4. Like
    Tech got a reaction from Des in Mac OS BigSUR With Issues, Render Zone Not Working   
    "Check for update" now shows 9.0.6 as available. Please note that we always wait 24-48 hours after posting a new version before updating the "check for update" notification just to be sure the distribution is sound before mass installations begin. You can always install the latest version from the link you received with your latest license codes. 
    Here are the highlights of this version. form•Z v9.0.6 (#A283):
    New stuff
    SKP translator updated to import/export SketchUp 2020 files. Plus these improvements:
    - Import performance significantly improved. 
    - Objects will be surfaces by default unless “Construct Solids” is enabled (which is now on by default for new installations). 
    - Import now maintains layers and materials properly. 
    - Non-Roman characters in file names now supported for import and export.
    - Non-Roman characters in layer name and Material names are now supported.
    - Import now includes wire objects.
    - Exporting files with metric units works as expected.
    General
    Contour Sections no longer affected by manipulating corresponding Transform Controller
    Conflicts resolved that could cause Key Shortcuts to stop working.
    Arc 3 can be inverted with the CMD/Ctrl (Mac/Win) key.
    Objects created by Duplicate (Edit menu) remain selected.
    Reference Files window displays correct name.
    DXF export and import now supports Non-Roman characters in the file name.
    Exporting DAE and KMZ files works properly
    Windows
    Check for Update works as expected no on systems with certain Windows settings.
    Alt key tap key works as expected
    Draft Layout
    Grid Snap now works as expected when combined with the Guide snap
    Python scripting
    unfold.py script now works as expected.
    Scripts are maintained in the Extensions menu and are sorted properly.
    The getLayer() and setLayer object method have been improved.
    Additional performance and stability improvements.
  5. Like
    Tech got a reaction from Jaakko in V-Ray update   
    We are actively working on V-Ray 5 for form•Z. Its up and running and looking really good. We are very excited about this new version. We hope to have a beta in December.
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    Tech got a reaction from Jaakko in V-Ray update   
    We are actively working on V-Ray 5 for form•Z. Its up and running and looking really good. We are very excited about this new version. We hope to have a beta in December.
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    Tech got a reaction from Jaakko in V-Ray update   
    We are actively working on V-Ray 5 for form•Z. Its up and running and looking really good. We are very excited about this new version. We hope to have a beta in December.
  8. Like
    Tech got a reaction from Jaakko in V-Ray update   
    We are actively working on V-Ray 5 for form•Z. Its up and running and looking really good. We are very excited about this new version. We hope to have a beta in December.
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    Tech got a reaction from Des in V9 update   
    We are actively exploring the issue where the key shortcuts stop working. For those experiencing the issue, do you happen to be using custom key shortcuts to activate navigation tools? If so, could you please save your Key Shortcuts through 'Edit > Key Shortcuts' within form•Z and submit the shortcut file to support@formz.com?
     
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    Tech got a reaction from Des in V9 update   
    We are actively exploring the issue where the key shortcuts stop working. For those experiencing the issue, do you happen to be using custom key shortcuts to activate navigation tools? If so, could you please save your Key Shortcuts through 'Edit > Key Shortcuts' within form•Z and submit the shortcut file to support@formz.com?
     
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    Tech reacted to Des in Duplication Offset   
    Since the last update to FormZ 9, the Duplication Offset only works once per action.
    Select an object and use the shortcut for duplicate (command D), it duplicates only once before the object has to be selected again.
    It used to be great to use this to duplicate a set distance in any direction by just hitting the shortcut and I realise there are many ways to get around this by using the Transform Move Duplicate or array but I think it should be restored to how it worked before. It may just be a new bug.
    Des
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    Tech got a reaction from f700es in 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!
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    Tech got a reaction from palarsen in form•Z Tips and Tricks updated   
    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
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    Tech got a reaction from palarsen in formZ v9.0.4 Now available   
    This already was fixed!!!! See post prior to your post.
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    Tech got a reaction from palarsen in formZ v9.0.4 Now available   
    This already was fixed!!!! See post prior to your post.
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    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in formZ v9.0.4 Now available   
    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.
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    Tech got a reaction from ZTEK in 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.  
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    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in formZ v9.0.4 Now available   
    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.
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    Tech got a reaction from ZTEK in Suface solid (two sides)   
    This script is now available in v9.0.4 (separate_objects_by_color.py).
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    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in formZ v9.0.4 Now available   
    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.
  21. Like
    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in formZ v9.0.4 Now available   
    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.
  22. Like
    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in formZ v9.0.4 Now available   
    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.
  23. Like
    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in formZ v9.0.4 Now available   
    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.
  24. Like
    Tech got a reaction from Mike_Concentric in 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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    Tech got a reaction from andrew in 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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