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    Tech got a reaction from Deroykeve 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 AHTOH in support for filenames with foreign characters   
    Hi Gentlemen,
     
    Yes, this can be an issue with some formats on some systems, and we are working on adding support for this in the near future.  
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    Tech got a reaction from Sammi in I have lost the ability to lock plane to the chosen face   
    Hi Sammi,
     
    Just check your Objects Palette -- as noted by the "green dot" column, you have turned off the snapping for all objects in the file.  Just right click that column, choose All Snappable, and your snapping will be restored.
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    Tech got a reaction from Sammi in formZ Tips and Tricks page released!   
    By popular demand, we have just released a new page on our web site (under the Support menu) that consolidates all the Tips and Tricks that we have posted on our Facebook page over the last 2 years.  A direct link can be found here:
     
    http://www.formz.com/support/tips/tip1.html
     
    Clicking on the different banner images at the top will toggle the specific tip that is displayed below, as seen here for Tip 17:
     

     
    If anyone has any additional tips or tricks they would like to share, feel free to post them in this thread:
     
    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/1994-formz-tips-and-tricks-page-released/?p=4202
     
    Happy Modeling!
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    Tech got a reaction from Welchrisk 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 Sammi in You Tube Creating contemporary 3D forms - fab :)   
    Hi Sammi,
     
    Great, glad you like it!  
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    Tech got a reaction from Deroykeve 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 Sammi in You Tube Creating contemporary 3D forms - fab :)   
    Hi Sammi,
     
    Great, glad you like it!  
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    Tech got a reaction from Welchrisk 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 Welchrisk 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 bluemonkey in 360 3d movie for google cardboard   
    Hi Gentlemen,
     
    Sorry for the delay in responding here.  Yes, these things are all on our radar and we hope to be able to make many of them available in the future.  
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    Tech got a reaction from Welchrisk in formZ 7 "Hot Fix" for OS X 10.10 Yosemite   
    formZ v8.0 fully supports OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” but if you are still using form•Z 7, we are releasing a “hot fix” which should generally make this compatible with OS X 10.10.  Please follow these steps (or upgrade to the current version):
     
    • Be sure that you have form•Z 7.3.4. This fix will only work for form•Z 7.3.4. 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 formZ 7.3.4 Application folder and locate the file “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Replace the file in your installation with the one that you downloaded. 
    • Launch form•Z 7.3.4! 
     
    libFZRT_dylib.zip
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    Tech got a reaction from -andrew- in "Basic" best practices - kitchen/bath   
    Hi Andrew,
     
    When I think of "basic best practices" I think of things like organizing objects by Layers, using Grid and Object Snaps to ensure things align properly, and such.
     
    For small custom jobs, you probably don't need to worry about Components (and while you are correct that parametric cabinetry is not yet available, we are investigating that for the future).  The only reason I would consider Components would be if you can't decide between different cabinet styles, and you could use Components to switch from one style to another, but for a smaller job, that could just as easily be done by changing the visibility of different layer(s).
     
    If you are looking at cabinets or fixtures from specific manufacturers, many companies offer 3d models that can be downloaded from their site and simply Imported into formZ.  If they include Smooth Geometry, it may be best to first set the Display Resolution to 0% before Importing (or set that in the Import Options) to reduce the total number of facets that are generated for the data.  
     
    The Object Doctor tool can be useful to diagnose (and often to fix) geometry that has been imported from other programs.   Be especially careful if you are importing data from SketchUp as it is notorious for generating bad data.
     
    Using the Mesh tool on surfaces that are to be Tiled is an easy way to generate a grid on the surface.
     
    There are many predefined materials included with formZ -- just choose them from the Material Parameters: Libraries:
     

     
    There are also many companies that offer collections of materials and textures that you can use, but which is best for you depends on the types of surfaces that you intend to use.  Perhaps some other forum members can recommend their favorites.
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    Tech got a reaction from DennisA in form•Z 8.0.2 Update Now Available   
    Hi Dennis,
     
    Just choose that library and hit the Delete Library button below the preview icons...
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    Tech got a reaction from AugustMn in formZ LAB Profiles   
    formZ’s extensions provide a powerful set of technologies for 3D generative design, task automation, and interfacing with devices.  
    Coinciding with the release of formZ 8, we're launching a new initiative called the formZ LAB. The LAB is dedicated to unlocking the potential of formZ’s extensions for architects, designers, and artists. 

    The LAB's first tool, Profiles is ready to download today. For full details, visit the LAB blog, here: 

    http://lab.formz.com 

    It's a tumblr blog, so you can follow it easily by clicking on the tumblr icon. 

    There's also a Twitter feed: 
    http://twitter.com/formZ_LAB 

    We look forward to showing you what we’ve been working on.
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    Tech got a reaction from Surfnturf in Holiday Hours   
    Please note that our offices will be closed on December 25 and December 26th.  We will also be closed on January 1st to celebrate the New Year.
     
    Happy Holidays everyone!
     

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    Tech got a reaction from AugustMn in formZ LAB Profiles   
    formZ’s extensions provide a powerful set of technologies for 3D generative design, task automation, and interfacing with devices.  
    Coinciding with the release of formZ 8, we're launching a new initiative called the formZ LAB. The LAB is dedicated to unlocking the potential of formZ’s extensions for architects, designers, and artists. 

    The LAB's first tool, Profiles is ready to download today. For full details, visit the LAB blog, here: 

    http://lab.formz.com 

    It's a tumblr blog, so you can follow it easily by clicking on the tumblr icon. 

    There's also a Twitter feed: 
    http://twitter.com/formZ_LAB 

    We look forward to showing you what we’ve been working on.
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    Tech got a reaction from Justin Montoya in Happy Holidays!   
    Thanks Bernd, same to you (and all the other formZ users)!
     
    Here's a few other links to cards from past years:
     
    http://www.formz.com/forum/old/messages/142/53122.html
     
    http://www.formz.com/forum/old/messages/16/69858.html
     
    http://www.formz.com/forum/old/messages/16/59963.html
     

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    Tech got a reaction from Justin Montoya in Happy Holidays!   
    Thanks Bernd, same to you (and all the other formZ users)!
     
    Here's a few other links to cards from past years:
     
    http://www.formz.com/forum/old/messages/142/53122.html
     
    http://www.formz.com/forum/old/messages/16/69858.html
     
    http://www.formz.com/forum/old/messages/16/59963.html
     

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    Tech got a reaction from Leonidas in Opening Large FormZ 8 File   
    Hi Leonidas,
     
    Sorry you are having trouble.  As we discussed on the phone, the model that you multi-copied many many many times contained a lot of bad geometry, and was using 100% Display Resolution, which caused more than 10 times the number of polygons necessary for each of these instances.  As far as recovering your current file, if you tried the things we suggested to you, then as we mentioned, the next step is to send in the file and we will see what we can do to help.
     
    Hi Alan,
     
    The Not Responding can occur when formZ is working on an intensive operation and generally does not indicate a problem.  (You can check the formZ Process CPU and RAM activity in the Task Manager to see if it is still working on the operation.)  Of course, if you ever have any issue that does not complete an operation in a reasonable time, or does actually crash, please let us know and we will get it corrected ASAP.
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    Tech got a reaction from gwertz in High Poly to Low Poly   
    Hi Gwertz,
     
    If you have Smooth objects, you can simply adjust their Display Resolution to change their Facetted Representation by picking the object(s), going to the Attributes Tab of the Pick Options, and changing the Basic Attributes to Display Resolution.
     
    For Facetted objects, there is a Reduce Mesh tool (on the Meshes tool row) that allows you to simplify objects, but it will result in non-planar surfaces, so you will likely also want to Triangulate the object after it has been Reduced.
     
    It is not as good as building the model at the desired resolution in the first place, but it can help.
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    Tech got a reaction from Alan Cooper in FormZ to Construction Drawings - again   
    Hi Gentlemen,
     
    Rest assured that we do pay attention to all forum posts, and that we are working on improvements to these areas for the near future...
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    Tech got a reaction from Alan Cooper in FormZ to Construction Drawings - again   
    Hi Gentlemen,
     
    Rest assured that we do pay attention to all forum posts, and that we are working on improvements to these areas for the near future...
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    Tech got a reaction from Archearer in Problem with 'Shaded Work' and 'Shaded Full' display modes   
    Actually perhaps I posted too soon.  Does this thread help?
     
    http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=448&threadid=168056&enterthread=y
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    Tech got a reaction from hirscr in modify imported STLs?   
    Yes, it is certainly possible, but the cleaner the imported geometry, the easier it will be...
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