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  1. https://vimeo.com/392917870 The video that you found is very basic. I looked for some videos that show the power of generating complex geometry but cannot find them. I pulled out this video, it is a simple process but try it in FZ.
  2. Hugo, I agree with all your points. In terms of the dxf, I only use it -in house- I would never send a DXF to clients or a contractor? I only send pdf's out? But yes the modeler has some really cool tools. For example, the section tool in 3D modeler adds a powerful touch combined with the Scenes palette, which records the view plus layers it is really easy to create a "Detail" section or an elevational view etc. Once created you can move on and come back in a jiffy. The Palette for Layers in itself is incredible, I have yet to come across another modeler/CAD app that allows you to manipulate layers so efficiently. The one area where the tools in FZ are a bit on the slim side are in the 2D geometric side. I am sure you have looked at Rhino. They have a wonderful collection of 2D geometric tools. For other reasons, I do not like Rhino and feel that QCAD has a good enough range of these tools. Expecting one app to cover all ones needs is not realistic. My approach is to dig the best out of apps that can talk to one another. Create a workflow where you can pick and choose what you need. I am impressed with the way (you once showed some images of yours) you have manipulated FZ to work for your needs and this is why I am excited to learn more about your technique. Many thanks!
  3. Hi Hugo, Thanks to you, I use the Modeling at 300dpi and export to Publisher. But when creating detail drawings, I find that the modeler tools are limited when thinking and working in 2D, which is understandable. I cannot wait for you to produce your video 😁 Moving across the different platforms is easy - luckily they all like dxf files - the reason for using the different tools is that I am maximizing the number of tools available to me.
  4. I loved the concept of Layout and would use it as much as I possibly could because I feel it makes the FZ suite a powerful application. But I was always waiting, in the hope that ADS would get it to work properly. Two weeks ago, I had a serious setback with Layout and have decided to find an alternative. Because a lot of my decision making was done with the help of reading this forum, I thought that I would share the workflow I have created to produce my working drawings. This workflow is new and my notes were roughly made, more as a reminder to myself than as an instruction to others. It would not surprise me if there are errors in the document. Please read and use at your own peril. There is a built in redundancy going through QCAD Pro but I find it useful as QCAD has some good geometric tools. BTW the QCAD forum is really good. I also bought the QCAD intro to CAD book by Andrew Mustun. Even though it is aimed at folks coming from actual drafting to CAD, Andrew explains some of the tools really well. As most of you know, going into Affinity Publisher is unbelievable. What I love most from this app is that you can utilize not only the Publisher tools but also the Designer and Photo tools, all in the same document. If you have comments or criticisms please feel free to post. It is all part and parcel of a continuing learning process. Workflow Notes- FZ to Publisher.pdf
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    [Q] Scenes palette weirdness

    Thanks Pobo for sharing the solution.
  6. Thanks Des for the directions. I can now import Obj files into FZ. I have attached two files to show the import settings I used and the results. FZ does it again!!! 😊 Just in case anyone is interested, I am posting a link to a site run by Elliot Hartley. IMHOP he has written the best article talking about LIDAR apps for the iPhone 12 Pro. https://www.geoplanit.co.uk/?p=5638
  7. I have been experimenting with Lidar Scanning and tried various file types to import to FZ. The .stl files work okay but you cannot import texture. The .obj is a good file type for importing texture but I cannot get it to work on FZ. It works fine with Blender. FZ does not appear to be able to handle the textures. I have tried all the different methods for importing but same result. I am wondering if anyone has worked out how to import Lidar Scanned images into FZ? I have experimented with 3 of the Lidar apps: 3D Scan app, Forge and Polycam. Just an FYI, I think 3D Scan app is the best one and has more options. What is interesting is that all 3 Lidar scan apps give me the same result with FZ.
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    Have you tried Reseting your workspace? If you have customized your workspace make you have saved a copy of it before resetting.
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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.
  12. 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