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    Tech got a reaction from Alan Cooper in An open letter to AutoDesSys regarding the interface   
    Gentlemen,
     
    Rest assured that we are paying attention and heard your comments and concerns.  We look forward to many more improvements in the future! 
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    Tech got a reaction from bogdan in Possible improvement to the Offset Outline tool   
    (And it is now fixed:)
     
    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/2456-form•z-85-beta5-now-available-build-9593/
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    Tech got a reaction from jonmoore in High Quality Smoothing option in latest 8.5 Beta - initial impressions   
    Hi Jonathan,
      Thanks for your analysis and report.  Good to hear that the High Quality Smoothing option is working a lot better for you in general.   Yes, per y our additional email, we either need make the Export: Smooth Options: Display Resolution setting and the High Quality Smoothing work together, or make them mutually exclusive (preferably the former).   We will also see what we can do to improve the vertices / normal issues -- and your other suggestions for the future.   Thanks again for your feedback.
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    Tech got a reaction from Alan Cooper in form•Z 8.5 Beta5 now available (build 9593)   
    Hi Nano,
     
    Glad the update worked well for you.  We have not had other reports of patching issues -- unless you have files in your formZ folder that have read only permissions.  Perhaps you should make sure that you have read / write permissions before applying the updates in the future?
     
    Hi Alan,
     
    Good to hear that this update solves the issues you were having, and we will continue working on the interface with 8.5 and 9...
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in form•Z 8.5 Beta5 now available (build 9593)   
    We are pleased to announce that the formZ 8.5 Beta5 version is now available.  This update includes a number corrections and enhancements to issues that were reported, including a fix for certain Smooth Modeling operations and STEP Import for Windows, Updating of Maxwell Material icons, and other corrections
     
    To Update, just use the formZ Help Menu: Check for Update command to automatically update your software.  If you have any issues with the automatic updates, if you have waited until your Beta version has expired, or if you haven't tried the beta yet, you can download the already updated version here:
     
    http://www.formz.com...e_App_Only.html
     
    Documentation, Title Blocks for Layout, and Tutorials are also available at the link above.
     
    Please contact us at support@formz.com with any feedback or issues.
     
    Enjoy!
     
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in form•Z 8.5 Beta5 now available (build 9593)   
    We are pleased to announce that the formZ 8.5 Beta5 version is now available.  This update includes a number corrections and enhancements to issues that were reported, including a fix for certain Smooth Modeling operations and STEP Import for Windows, Updating of Maxwell Material icons, and other corrections
     
    To Update, just use the formZ Help Menu: Check for Update command to automatically update your software.  If you have any issues with the automatic updates, if you have waited until your Beta version has expired, or if you haven't tried the beta yet, you can download the already updated version here:
     
    http://www.formz.com...e_App_Only.html
     
    Documentation, Title Blocks for Layout, and Tutorials are also available at the link above.
     
    Please contact us at support@formz.com with any feedback or issues.
     
    Enjoy!
     
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    Tech got a reaction from AHTOH in form•Z 8.5 Beta4 now available (build 9587)   
    We are pleased to announce that the formZ 8.5 Beta4 version is now available.  This is now available for both Professional and Student Editions.
     
    This update includes many corrections and enhancements to issues that were reported.  It also adds a few features including:
     
    •  Export 3d File Formats like FACT and OBJ now include an option: High Quality Smoothing, which will give much better smooth shading data for smooth objects from formZ.  
    (Note that this option can be considerably slower for certain files, and you can always turn it off if you like.)
    •  Numeric Entry has been improved so you can just type the desired numbers when you want to start drawing and they will automatically be entered in the X field.  Pressing the Tab key will also go to the X field when appropriate.
    •  An option to specify the number of backup copies (FZB files) has been added to the Preferences.
     
    To Update, just use the formZ Help Menu: Check for Update command to automatically update your software.
     
    If you have any issues with the automatic updates, if you have waited until your Beta version has expired, or if you haven't tried the beta yet, you can download the already updated version here:
     
    http://www.formz.com...e_App_Only.html
     
    Documentation, Title Blocks for Layout, and Tutorials are also available at the link above.
     
    Please contact us at support@formz.com with any feedback or issues.
     
    Enjoy!
     
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    Tech got a reaction from AHTOH in form•Z 8.5 Beta4 now available (build 9587)   
    We are pleased to announce that the formZ 8.5 Beta4 version is now available.  This is now available for both Professional and Student Editions.
     
    This update includes many corrections and enhancements to issues that were reported.  It also adds a few features including:
     
    •  Export 3d File Formats like FACT and OBJ now include an option: High Quality Smoothing, which will give much better smooth shading data for smooth objects from formZ.  
    (Note that this option can be considerably slower for certain files, and you can always turn it off if you like.)
    •  Numeric Entry has been improved so you can just type the desired numbers when you want to start drawing and they will automatically be entered in the X field.  Pressing the Tab key will also go to the X field when appropriate.
    •  An option to specify the number of backup copies (FZB files) has been added to the Preferences.
     
    To Update, just use the formZ Help Menu: Check for Update command to automatically update your software.
     
    If you have any issues with the automatic updates, if you have waited until your Beta version has expired, or if you haven't tried the beta yet, you can download the already updated version here:
     
    http://www.formz.com...e_App_Only.html
     
    Documentation, Title Blocks for Layout, and Tutorials are also available at the link above.
     
    Please contact us at support@formz.com with any feedback or issues.
     
    Enjoy!
     
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    Tech got a reaction from Rudy Daverveld in please restore the old mapping window   
    Hi Andrea,
     
    Yes, the new mapping features are a lot better (as Smart Tec probably indicates) but there are some features of the old dialog that had some advantages.  Therefore we do plan to restore this functionality for the future.  
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    Tech got a reaction from jonmoore in octane render plugin for FZ?   
    Hi Gentlemen,
     
    Thanks for your suggestions, we will consider these for the future.  With regards to the Smooth Shading artifacts that can occur with certain shapes when exporting, we have added a new option for High Quality Smoothing to the next beta -- that should solve this issue.  Stay tuned for an announcement (coming soon) for when this is available.
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    Tech got a reaction from jonmoore in octane render plugin for FZ?   
    Hi Gentlemen,
     
    Thanks for your suggestions, we will consider these for the future.  With regards to the Smooth Shading artifacts that can occur with certain shapes when exporting, we have added a new option for High Quality Smoothing to the next beta -- that should solve this issue.  Stay tuned for an announcement (coming soon) for when this is available.
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    Tech got a reaction from Alan Cooper in Snap to centre of object   
    Hi Alan,
     
    You can also Snap to Centroid in Shaded mode as well.  Just make it visible via the Display Options, and position your cursor in the correct location and you will see the snap.  Of course, using a Transparent Material will allow you to see the Centroid, and thus make snapping to it easier if you are using the Shaded Display...
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    Tech got a reaction from AHTOH in 8.5 cost?   
    Hi Anton,
     
    We expect to release v8.5 later this month, but exactly when is not yet set...
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    Tech got a reaction from Steve Price in Axial Sweep - As Positioned   
    Hi Steve,
      Thanks for posting your file.  Yes, you are correct that this case is not being handled properly.  If the path has more than 2 points, or if you Sweep as Smooth, or if you Sweep with other Alignment options, then it works properly.  So you could either Sweep this As Positioned with the Smooth option (and then Convert it to Facetted if desired), or you could simply extrude the shape to create this object.   Thanks for your report, we will get this corrected.
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    Tech got a reaction from jonmoore in 8.5 cost?   
    Sorry for the delay in responding.  Yes, generally we do not discuss pricing on the forum, but we will make an exception in this case.
    We have finalized the price of the formZ 8.5 update at $125.  

    The Family Plan is generally a great value as it not only includes the costs of all updates that are released during the year, it also offers priority technical support, and a free training class.  Often times the Family Plan pays for itself based on the upgrade costs alone, and at the current special discounted price, this is an even better value.  

    We might note that we are not forcing anyone into a subscription plan (as is becoming common these days), so each user may decide for themselves which they prefer, but the current deal on the Family Plan is a very good option to consider.

    We will also be releasing an 8.1 update that includes many of the corrections (but not new features) found in 8.5 that do not require certain internal architectural changes found in 8.5. This will be released as a free patch around the same time as the release of 8.5 
     
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    Tech got a reaction from jonmoore in 8.5 cost?   
    Sorry for the delay in responding.  Yes, generally we do not discuss pricing on the forum, but we will make an exception in this case.
    We have finalized the price of the formZ 8.5 update at $125.  

    The Family Plan is generally a great value as it not only includes the costs of all updates that are released during the year, it also offers priority technical support, and a free training class.  Often times the Family Plan pays for itself based on the upgrade costs alone, and at the current special discounted price, this is an even better value.  

    We might note that we are not forcing anyone into a subscription plan (as is becoming common these days), so each user may decide for themselves which they prefer, but the current deal on the Family Plan is a very good option to consider.

    We will also be releasing an 8.1 update that includes many of the corrections (but not new features) found in 8.5 that do not require certain internal architectural changes found in 8.5. This will be released as a free patch around the same time as the release of 8.5 
     
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in form•Z 8.5 Beta 2 now available for Pro and SE   
    (The new Beta is now available):
     
    form•Z 8.5 Beta3 now available for Pro and SE versions
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in form•Z 8.5 Beta 2 now available for Pro and SE   
    Hi Evan,
     
    In addition to Rob's suggestions, if you just click Cancel for locating the Preference File, that should also launch properly.  Then go to Preferences and designate a proper Preference File (or save a new one).
     
    Yes, an updated Beta is coming soon!
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    Tech got a reaction from AHTOH in Hatch bug   
    AHTOH,
     
    Thanks for the report. We were able to reproduce this in formZ 8.0.2 and this should already be corrected in formZ 8.5 beta 2 (build 9535).
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    Tech got a reaction from RobertPn in form•Z 8.0.2 Update Now Available   
    form•Z v8.0.2 has been released. Updates are available for form•Z pro, form•Z jr, form•Z free and the form•Z Student Edition. You can update your software by selecting Check for Updates in the Help Menu in form•Z and following the prompts for downloading and patching. Details on what is new in this version can be found here:
     
    formZ 8.0.2 release notes.pdf
     
    If you are unable to update with this method, please refer to the original email you received with the product download details to download and insall this latest version directly from the release page.  (If you have any questions regarding features or installation, please contact support@formz.com or call us at 614-488-8838 between 9am - 6pm EST.)
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    Tech got a reaction from RobertPn in bonzai3d 3 "Hot Fix" for OS X 10.10 Yosemite   
    We are working on support for OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” for bonzai3d 3. Until we are able to release a fully qualified patch, we are releasing a “hot fix” which will fix the major problem of a crash at startup on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Please use this with caution and carefully follow the following steps to install the hot fix: 

    • Be sure that you have bonzai3d 3.2.4. This fix will only work for bonzai3d 3.2.4. If you don't have it, you can download it here:  www.formz.com/update 

     • Download libFZRT.dylib.zip. If necessary extract the zip file. You should now have a single file named “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Locate your bonzai3d 3.2.4 Application folder and locate the file “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Replace the file in your installation with the one that you downloaded. 
    • Launch bonzai3d 3.2.4! 

    NOTE that there may still be issues running under Yosemite with bonzai3d. If you do encounter any issues, please send details to support@bonzai3d.com so we can address them as best as possible.
     
    libFZRT_dylib.zip
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    Tech got a reaction from 3dworks in FZ8 select by normals, still no way?   
    Hi Markus,
     
    Yes, formZ Lab is working on updating these older scripts.  One way you could Unify the Normals now would be to Extrude these perpendicular to the plane, and then derive the bottom faces from the extrusions if you wanted...
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    Tech got a reaction from Andre Conlledo in formZ 8.5 pro beta is now available   
    Hi Andre,
     
    Yes, a new version will be released before the current one expires...
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    Tech got a reaction from Alan Cooper in An open letter to AutoDesSys regarding the interface   
    Gentlemen,
     
    Rest assured that we are paying attention and heard your comments and concerns.  We look forward to many more improvements in the future! 
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    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in Layer highlight   
    Chris,
     
    Just set the desire project options in your Template File...
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