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Andre Conlledo

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    Andre Conlledo reacted to Tech in Why isn't formz more popular?   
    Paul was a valuable member of our team as our tech support lead for many years and we miss him professionally and personally. Paul was enthusiastic and always someone who would be the champion of the end user to our team. However, he was never a developer of form•Z. False rumors like the lead programmer is dead simply do not help our situation. form•Z was created by Chis Yessios and David Kropp. Chris has retired but is still a valued advisor. David continues as president and leads the development team (not the rumored sole developer). 
    The Joint Study Program still exists and between this program, the form•Z student edition and form•Z free there is a solid install base in schools (but it could always be better). We stopped the Partnerships in learning publication as it became increasingly difficult publish, as a younger generation of faculty became less interested in providing the student feedback that made the publication interesting. In general schools no longer teach software leaving the student to pick their own solution often without much guidance. We give the software to students and faculty for free (in Switzerland as well), yet others charge (some significantly).
    We are not sure where these market share numbers come from, but form•Z is used at a lot more than 930 companies, this number is at least an order of magnitude off.
    Are we a small team at the moment? Yes. But we challenge you to find another group that is as dedicated and believe in what they do. Do we make mistakes, sure, but we will always try to address the issues as fast as possible. Are we great are marketing? No. Andrew has provided some stunning images and kindly allowed us to use them in promotional material. We need to get better at marketing and ideas are always welcome.  
    Thank you for everyone’s feedback, it will only make us better and we believe that the best is yet to come.
     
     
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    Andre Conlledo reacted to Hugo in formZ 9   
    Last few months I uploaded several movie’s with errors to ADS support, they were happy to see these bugs in a movie. It makes supporting and solving much easier, they said.  I’m using the latest version of the software and I am happy I could help them in this way. 
    Today I have read this complete thread again and again it seems we users lost our interests. More than a year ago today; no input. So I give it a little kick...
    ADS, how is it going these days with the development of the next version? Is there anything you can bring to the forum?
     
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    Andre Conlledo got a reaction from Bartjuan in Android?   
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    Andre Conlledo reacted to Tech in UI issue with Maxwell & formZ 8.6   
    We updated the v8.6 installers to v8.6.0.2 (#10027) this morning. This build includes a correction to Smooth Modeling errors and possible crashes with certain files.
     
    Links for the installers are the same : formZ pro Complete | formZ pro App Only | formZ jr Complete
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    Andre Conlledo reacted to AsOne in 8.6 updates   
    Very cool additions to FormZ...
     

     
    Thanks!!!
     
     
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    Andre Conlledo reacted to Tech in 8.6 updates   
    Glad you like it!
     
    ....and the materials palette has a new option in its context menu: Select Objects/Faces Assigned Material. This will select all of the objects/faces that use the material(s) (that are non-locked and visible).
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    Andre Conlledo reacted to Tech in UI issue with Maxwell & formZ 8.6   
    We updated the v8.6 installers to v8.6.0.1 (#10025) this evening. This build includes a correction for certain UI elements on Windows that affected Maxwell  (among others).
     
    Links for the installers: formZ pro Complete | formZ pro App Only | formZ jr Complete
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    Andre Conlledo got a reaction from Des in Support@formz.com not respoding emails   
    Paul left some big shoes to fill. 
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    Andre Conlledo got a reaction from Des in Support@formz.com not respoding emails   
    Paul left some big shoes to fill. 
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    Andre Conlledo reacted to pylon in UI issue with Maxwell & formZ 8.6   
    Hi Andre,
     
    The fix is on AutoDesSys's side (in formZ, not the plugin). A new version of formZ with the fix will be released soon.
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    Andre Conlledo reacted to Jaakko in Support@formz.com not respoding emails   
    I hope ADS holds good reputation for its excellent speedy support. Perhaps they put efforts to V-Ray integration, but sill. 
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    Andre Conlledo reacted to Smarttec in Support@formz.com not respoding emails   
    Andre,
     
    I'm surprised....
     
    All current Family Plan members have support included - so I'd be calling them about it - if this is the case and you have poor or no responses. All Family Plan members go to the top of the queue for support. That being said there is a lot of activity with the updated v8.6 coming out and V-Ray  at the moment.
     
    Rob
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    Andre Conlledo reacted to Andrew West in Support@formz.com not respoding emails   
    I am just guessing but I think they have a lot on their plates right now trying to get the new releases out.  They are very focused on the latest version of Z and the integration of V-ray.   Once that is out I hope that the response times improve.
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    Andre Conlledo got a reaction from Dwaynewees in Clock Speed vs Multiple Cores   
    Hello Z, I'm going to build a new system and was looking into the new AMD Threadripper processors. 
     
    Does formZ favor clock speeds over multiple cores?
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    Andre Conlledo reacted to Justin Montoya in Clock Speed vs Multiple Cores   
    Gotcha.  Well, since Maxwell GPU is not currently an option for you, upgrading to a faster GPU doesn't make since, nor does adding more GPUs since Maxwell can still only render with 1.
     
    CPU, you are rendering with a 4 core, which is pretty slow for pure CPU rendering.  For example, your renderings would be 4x faster with a new AMD Threadripper 1950x CPU, just based on core count at similar 4GHz.  
     
    If you are looking at upgrading your computer, that may be the best bang for your buck if using only 1 computer.
     
    The other option would be to build 2-3 render node computers for sending your renderings to while you continue to work on your main workstation.  These can be much cheaper builds since they are just going to be for CPU rendering.  I would suggest using the high core, high value AMD Ryzen 1700.  It's an 8 core, would render roughly twice as fast as your current machine, and you should be able to build these render nodes for less than $600 each.  This guide hasn't been updated in a while, but it should give you a good idea for what you could do for low cost render nodes - http://pcfoo.com/2016/08/the-500-render-node-q3-2016/
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    Andre Conlledo reacted to Andrew West in Clock Speed vs Multiple Cores   
    The simple answer is that for modeling you need faster clock speed.  For rendering you need more cores.  Especially if you use something like Maxwell to render.  The best solution is to get a computer that is one or two tiers below the fastest with as many cores as you can afford.  Then don't skimp on the graphics card.
    AW
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    Andre Conlledo got a reaction from Justin Montoya in form·Z 8.6 Pro WIP Download Available! ;)   
    Numerous stability and performance improvements. 
    That's my favorite part!
     
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    Andre Conlledo got a reaction from Dwaynewees in Palettes not displaying properly   
    After right clicking on the formZ icon and changing "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" on the Compatibility tab I had some of my formZ palletes not displaying properly. I need help getting this fixed as soon as possible! 
     
    Things I tried but didn't work:
    Reboot my computer Switch back to having "Display Scaling" ON Reset all workspaces Delete the formZ folder on C:\Users\Andre\AppData\Local\Temp On the formZ preference tab reset the defaults for "Dialogs" & "Palettes"  Running formZ with compatibility mode ON for Windows 7 Re-installing formZ  
    My system:
     
    Windows 10 PRO
    CPU Intel i7-6700K @ 4.5GHz
    Geforce GTX 980 Ti (Driver 375.63)
    32G RAM
    3840 x 2160 (27" display) 
     
     

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    Andre Conlledo got a reaction from Justin Montoya in form·Z 8.6 Pro WIP Download Available! ;)   
    Numerous stability and performance improvements. 
    That's my favorite part!
     
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    Andre Conlledo got a reaction from Justin Montoya in form·Z 8.6 Pro WIP Download Available! ;)   
    Numerous stability and performance improvements. 
    That's my favorite part!
     
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    Andre Conlledo got a reaction from Minaabilk in Maxwell and formZ8.5.3   
    New formZ update isn't working well with Maxwell -- I think we need an update for the plugin! 
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    Andre Conlledo got a reaction from Justin Montoya in form·Z 8.6 Pro WIP Download Available! ;)   
    Numerous stability and performance improvements. 
    That's my favorite part!
     
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    Andre Conlledo got a reaction from Justin Montoya in form·Z 8.6 Pro WIP Download Available! ;)   
    Numerous stability and performance improvements. 
    That's my favorite part!
     
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    Andre Conlledo reacted to Tech in form·Z 8.6 Pro WIP Download Available! ;)   
    All,

    We have been working on an update to formZ v8 and we are pleased to announce that the form·Z 8.6 Pro WIP Download is now available.

    http://www.formz.com/products/formz/update/formz_work_in_progress.html
    Please note that you need to be a v8.5 user in order to register and use this version (it will use you 8.5 codes.)
     
    We kindly request that you submit any bug reports, observations, issues, or suggestions directly to support@formz.com so we can make formZ the best it can be!
     
    For those who are wondering....our focus is on formZ v9, but we felt that these incremental improvements were too valuable to wait for.
    Thanks in advance, and Happy Modeling!
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    Andre Conlledo got a reaction from Brantheat in formZ 9   
    I'm curious about the new features formZ 9 will bring. Could we get a preview and an ETA?
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