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    Palette Window Workaround

    A good solution for a single monitor. Thanks for the image.
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    Palette Window Workaround

    Hi Snow, I used Sidecar yesterday for the palettes and it works pretty well. But I make notes on my iPad while working so need to use the old 2nd monitor.
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    Palette Window Workaround

    Hi Andrew, Yup, I have resisted the dual monitor use for years but I think it is time to bite the bullet. Thanks.
  4. I older versions of FZ, I kept the Tool Options Palette window visible as I like to keep my eye on the options palette. The new Palette window does not allow me to keep the tool options window visible at all times. If you remove it from the palette window structure it hides the palette window below and if you place it on the side it takes up valuable window space. My work around is to place all the palettes except the layer palette on a 2nd monitor. Not a great solution, I am wondering if anyone has created more efficient layout with the palettes.
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    Stitch Round

    Yes!!! Thanks Johnalexander1571. It appears that at some point FZ combined the Trim/Split tool with the Stitch Round Tool. The good news is that you can use the Stitch round function without having to use the Trim/Split What a great way to start the week
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    Stitch Round

    Thanks Andrew for your recommendation. I will look into the lofting process, unfortunately it is a lot more work than selecting options in the old Stitch Round Tool.
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    Stitch Round

    Hi Snow, Thanks, yes the controlled rounding tool works for straight forward filleting (welding). Maybe I am using it incorrectly? I have an oval object intersecting an plane at an angle and cannot find a tool to fillet (weld) the two together. The first example is using the round face tool but the only variable is a single radius. So odd shapes are created. Stitch Round. fmz.fmz
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    Stitch Round

    Whatever happened to the Stitch Round Tool? I searched the manual but cannot find it. Does it have a new name or was it replaced by another tool? The Round between Faces does a similar operation but it does not allow for one to choose the type or size of radius as was possible with the Stitch Round? See attachment Form Z Desktop Companion version 4.0 by Kenth Agurell.pdf
  9. I am blown away with this latest update on FZ 9. I am finding it a lot smoother and faster than the previous version. Usually small updates don't make a difference but this recent update certainly has. IMHOP. I just love it when an upgrade makes my computer feel new again. Thanks to everyone at Autodesys for working so hard on improving FZ for us all. I am currently running FZ on Catalina 10.15.7, on a MBP 16 inch.
  10. Hi ZTEK, I really enjoyed your post. It made me smile as I thought I was the only person who does this kind of detailed analysis to find the best product to create a specific workflow. In my case, I reviewed Rhino and BricsCAD. I am interested in creating a workflow to go from modeling to CNC. At the end of a very long process, I concluded that Form Z is still the best product out there for my kind of work. All it needs is for Layout and Draft to be improved so that they are reliable for professional use.
  11. Thanks Des. I wish I had kept my old FZ manuals. They went into such detail - why did I throw them out??? I still have Kenth Agurell's desktop companions which are works of art. I found a workaround for trying to capture the time a project took. Every time I work on a project I make a new version. So, was able to see the time by reading the create and modified times on the meta data of the files.
  12. If I remember correctly going back to version 3.4, there used to be a tool which permitted you to look up the number of hours a modeling file had been open. This made record keeping pretty simple. I have searched FZ 9 and looked at the information management tool, but it does not have any time stamps. Is it possible to look up the hours or not? Thanks
  13. Thanks Tech for letting us know that we should stay with Catalina for awhile. Good luck with sorting out the issues with Big Sur.
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