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  1. Just worked out a workaround. Lock the layer objects on that are being dimensioned.
  2. I am trying to dimension a simple 3D model but find that the dimension tool selects and dimensions them automatically. I am trying to start the dimension at the end point of the segment but not dimension the segment. I must have a setting chosen which is doing this. Cannot figure out how to stop it. Anyone have a rough idea? Thanks
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    fZ + Python + CO2

    Hope it works out for you. I have heard good things about the Chinese lasers. And please keep posting your review of the laser. Glad to hear that Lightburn runs on Mac, I am getting tired of running VM ware :-).
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    fZ + Python + CO2

    An exciting combination. A 100W laser is pretty powerful and can do a lot more than just engraving. Cannot wait to see your creations. The photo looks like a Preenex ?. Enjoy!
  5. FZ 9.0.4.2 on MBP graphic card AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB and Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB on LG 4K Monitor - using scaled - running Catalina 10.15.5 Went in to Tool Manager to edit my heads up display. Just wanted to add a tool but the tool manager was not displaying the set up correctly. I changed the scale of the set up and the tool manager lost all the tools I had in the heads up display. I think it reverted to FZ standard??? Anyone else having this problem? Thanks
  6. Have gone back to using multi view windows and had a quick reminder why I stopped using this feature. When the cursor moves over the window it automatically selects the window. This is a cool feature but if you want to work in one of the lower windows and decide to change the view or change the display from wire to shaded this is a tough task, as the cursor moves over the upper displays they get selected and thus changed but not the lower window. I was wondering if anyone has a work around for this problem? Or if changing windows could be a key stroke that froze a selection? Thanks
  7. Hi Hugo, I was in the process of setting up a proper tutorial showing this method and to my horror have discovered that in one of the updates between the tree apps, this system no longer works. The vector lines from Affinity are now turned into what look like small rectangles - depending on the line weight used. SVG standards can vary depending on who is using it. I suspect that the conversion process is no longer doing a simple conversion. Last year, I was using this system without any problems. Will need to look for another converter as the only vector export capability from Affinity is SVG.
  8. I move vectors from Affinity Designer to FZ by using a 3rd Party application. The app that has worked for me, available from the Apple App Store is "The Vector Converter". I simply export my vector design from Affinity Designer using SVG file format. After opening The Vector Converter I drop the exported SVG file into The Vector Converter and then I select dxf file format for the conversion. The conversion takes place online so you have to be linked to the internet. Once the file is converted it will be downloaded onto your system. Once the converted file is downloaded I import it into my FZ model, Draft or Layout window. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-vector-converter/id973738775
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    Why isn't formz more popular?

    Hi Joe, I started a separate question to answer your question. The short answer here is yes.
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    Unexpected behavior, Slice tool

    trying to slice this shape using heal on - not able to do it? Untitled1.fmz
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    Unexpected behavior, Slice tool

    Slice tool is still misbehaving as mentioned above? Running FX 9.0.2 on Mac Catalina 10.15.4
  12. If the cursor just moves over the tool dock, all the tool windows just open and stay open creating a lot of clutter. When choosing the Don't pop up Tool option then in order to open a tool window from the tool dock, you need to click on it. This opens the selection of tools available and then you need to click on the tool. But again, it all stays open and clutters the window. In previous versions of FZ if you held the cursor over the tool icon it would open the tool dock window but if you moved on, it would close. This is a long way of saying that the tool dock is not working so well.
  13. When using Reference files for projects they tend to have similar names, if not the same names. When attaching a reference file to a project the layer palette does not differentiate the reference file layers from the file layers. This makes working with a reference file really difficult. It would be helpful if the Reference File Layers were separate to the working file and maybe Prefixed REF or something like that. Maybe it could look like this? REF: Layer 1 REF: Layer 2 REF: Layer 3 Layer 1 Layer 2 Layer 3 If you added more than one reference file then the system should realize this and then the layers would read as follows: REF A: Layer 1 REF A: Layer 2 REF A: Layer 3 REF B: Layer 1 REF B: Layer 2 REF B: Layer 3 Layer 1 Layer 2 Layer 3
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    Palette Window

    Thanks Justin and Lund for your suggestions. Yes, I have started using the Nesting of palettes. My arrangement started off with the following: Layers and Objects Scenes, Views, Clipping Planes, Reference planes Trying to keep them nested in terms of relationships. Problem is that I am a layer junkie, so my layer palette is extremely long and I like to see as much of it as possible. This is where I need to start controlling myself. FZ 9 is pushing me to rethink my workflow and hardware, which at the end of the day may actually be to my benefit?
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