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    Pobo reacted to -andrew- in How do I get a bigger grid?   
    Thanks!
     
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    Pobo got a reaction from -andrew- in How do I get a bigger grid?   
    Hi Andrew,
    It may have to do with the Extents settings of your reference plane. If you need more resolution (i.e. smaller units) for modelling a very small object (e.g. a watch, a molecule ūüôā ) then typically your total scene will be smaller so you can reduce the Extents of your grid. Typically it does not make sense to have a very large grid in combination with very high resolution and FormZ does not support this: if the Extents of your reference plane are very large, FormZ refuses to further increase the fineness of the grid.
    If you go to menu Palettes/References Plane Parameters and then reduce the Extents of your references plane, does that help?
    // Tom
     
     


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    Pobo got a reaction from pattyjs69 in [Q] My 25 year battle with export to Illustrator. Why can't this be fixed?   
    In my 25 years with FormZ, if there's one consistent frustration, it must be export to Illustrator. It has changed many times but it never seems to get better.
     
    It requires so much manual tidying up, it drives me completely up the wall.
     
    Could you please, please, please at least do something about the scaling? I'm not asking for magical auto-join, circle/bezier output, superfluous hidden line removal or anything fancy: just 1:1 output. Yes, I know I can scale proportionally in Illustrator but by the time I prepare my 27th file for the lasercutter I don't want to.
     
    This is what I do:
    - I draw a 100x100mm square in FormZ in Modeller
    - I switch off grid and axes
    - I'm happy with this: I don't want to go to Layout. That's an unnecessary extra step. This square is perfect as it is.
    - I use Export Image -> DWG
    - I import in Illustrator, 1 unit = 1 mm
    - I end up with 353.503x353.503mm square.
    - Why? I don't see any metric to imperial conversion in there.
     
    // Tom



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    Pobo got a reaction from pattyjs69 in [Q] My 25 year battle with export to Illustrator. Why can't this be fixed?   
    In my 25 years with FormZ, if there's one consistent frustration, it must be export to Illustrator. It has changed many times but it never seems to get better.
     
    It requires so much manual tidying up, it drives me completely up the wall.
     
    Could you please, please, please at least do something about the scaling? I'm not asking for magical auto-join, circle/bezier output, superfluous hidden line removal or anything fancy: just 1:1 output. Yes, I know I can scale proportionally in Illustrator but by the time I prepare my 27th file for the lasercutter I don't want to.
     
    This is what I do:
    - I draw a 100x100mm square in FormZ in Modeller
    - I switch off grid and axes
    - I'm happy with this: I don't want to go to Layout. That's an unnecessary extra step. This square is perfect as it is.
    - I use Export Image -> DWG
    - I import in Illustrator, 1 unit = 1 mm
    - I end up with 353.503x353.503mm square.
    - Why? I don't see any metric to imperial conversion in there.
     
    // Tom



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    Pobo got a reaction from pattyjs69 in [Q] My 25 year battle with export to Illustrator. Why can't this be fixed?   
    In my 25 years with FormZ, if there's one consistent frustration, it must be export to Illustrator. It has changed many times but it never seems to get better.
     
    It requires so much manual tidying up, it drives me completely up the wall.
     
    Could you please, please, please at least do something about the scaling? I'm not asking for magical auto-join, circle/bezier output, superfluous hidden line removal or anything fancy: just 1:1 output. Yes, I know I can scale proportionally in Illustrator but by the time I prepare my 27th file for the lasercutter I don't want to.
     
    This is what I do:
    - I draw a 100x100mm square in FormZ in Modeller
    - I switch off grid and axes
    - I'm happy with this: I don't want to go to Layout. That's an unnecessary extra step. This square is perfect as it is.
    - I use Export Image -> DWG
    - I import in Illustrator, 1 unit = 1 mm
    - I end up with 353.503x353.503mm square.
    - Why? I don't see any metric to imperial conversion in there.
     
    // Tom



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    Pobo got a reaction from pattyjs69 in [Q] My 25 year battle with export to Illustrator. Why can't this be fixed?   
    In my 25 years with FormZ, if there's one consistent frustration, it must be export to Illustrator. It has changed many times but it never seems to get better.
     
    It requires so much manual tidying up, it drives me completely up the wall.
     
    Could you please, please, please at least do something about the scaling? I'm not asking for magical auto-join, circle/bezier output, superfluous hidden line removal or anything fancy: just 1:1 output. Yes, I know I can scale proportionally in Illustrator but by the time I prepare my 27th file for the lasercutter I don't want to.
     
    This is what I do:
    - I draw a 100x100mm square in FormZ in Modeller
    - I switch off grid and axes
    - I'm happy with this: I don't want to go to Layout. That's an unnecessary extra step. This square is perfect as it is.
    - I use Export Image -> DWG
    - I import in Illustrator, 1 unit = 1 mm
    - I end up with 353.503x353.503mm square.
    - Why? I don't see any metric to imperial conversion in there.
     
    // Tom



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    Pobo got a reaction from pattyjs69 in [Q] My 25 year battle with export to Illustrator. Why can't this be fixed?   
    In my 25 years with FormZ, if there's one consistent frustration, it must be export to Illustrator. It has changed many times but it never seems to get better.
     
    It requires so much manual tidying up, it drives me completely up the wall.
     
    Could you please, please, please at least do something about the scaling? I'm not asking for magical auto-join, circle/bezier output, superfluous hidden line removal or anything fancy: just 1:1 output. Yes, I know I can scale proportionally in Illustrator but by the time I prepare my 27th file for the lasercutter I don't want to.
     
    This is what I do:
    - I draw a 100x100mm square in FormZ in Modeller
    - I switch off grid and axes
    - I'm happy with this: I don't want to go to Layout. That's an unnecessary extra step. This square is perfect as it is.
    - I use Export Image -> DWG
    - I import in Illustrator, 1 unit = 1 mm
    - I end up with 353.503x353.503mm square.
    - Why? I don't see any metric to imperial conversion in there.
     
    // Tom



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    Pobo got a reaction from pattyjs69 in [Q] My 25 year battle with export to Illustrator. Why can't this be fixed?   
    In my 25 years with FormZ, if there's one consistent frustration, it must be export to Illustrator. It has changed many times but it never seems to get better.
     
    It requires so much manual tidying up, it drives me completely up the wall.
     
    Could you please, please, please at least do something about the scaling? I'm not asking for magical auto-join, circle/bezier output, superfluous hidden line removal or anything fancy: just 1:1 output. Yes, I know I can scale proportionally in Illustrator but by the time I prepare my 27th file for the lasercutter I don't want to.
     
    This is what I do:
    - I draw a 100x100mm square in FormZ in Modeller
    - I switch off grid and axes
    - I'm happy with this: I don't want to go to Layout. That's an unnecessary extra step. This square is perfect as it is.
    - I use Export Image -> DWG
    - I import in Illustrator, 1 unit = 1 mm
    - I end up with 353.503x353.503mm square.
    - Why? I don't see any metric to imperial conversion in there.
     
    // Tom



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    Pobo reacted to Tech in [Q] My 25 year battle with export to Illustrator. Why can't this be fixed?   
    Pobo, 
     
    Export Image does not include scale (this is where Layout comes in).  However, if you are drawing in 2D and are in wireframe or hidden line viewing modes, go to File > Export > DWG.
     
    Import the DWG in Illustrator and choose "Original Size" and no conversions will take place.  We tested this with a 4" square and it worked for us.
     
    Note that this process will only work properly if you are drawing in 2D.  The Export DWG function will include 3D data if it is available. 
     
    Does that help?
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    Pobo got a reaction from japedkat in [Q] how do I move dimension arrows outside of leader lines?   
    Can someone help me on which setting determines whether arrow heads end up inside or outside of the leader lines?
     
    Clearly, here the 4mm dimension should have its arrow heads outside of the leader lines. I've found the 'Dimension Style' palette but I still cannot figure it out.
     
    Any help greatly appreciated.
     
     
    Tom
     
     

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    Pobo got a reaction from japedkat in [Q] how do I move dimension arrows outside of leader lines?   
    Can someone help me on which setting determines whether arrow heads end up inside or outside of the leader lines?
     
    Clearly, here the 4mm dimension should have its arrow heads outside of the leader lines. I've found the 'Dimension Style' palette but I still cannot figure it out.
     
    Any help greatly appreciated.
     
     
    Tom
     
     

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    Pobo got a reaction from japedkat in [Q] how do I move dimension arrows outside of leader lines?   
    Can someone help me on which setting determines whether arrow heads end up inside or outside of the leader lines?
     
    Clearly, here the 4mm dimension should have its arrow heads outside of the leader lines. I've found the 'Dimension Style' palette but I still cannot figure it out.
     
    Any help greatly appreciated.
     
     
    Tom
     
     

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    Pobo got a reaction from ¬Ęhris ¬£und in [Q] FormZ -> Illustrator 1:1 scale   
    Great, yes please. I was delighted to see the export to Illustrator option - no more DWG - but I'd really appreciate minimizing the number of extra steps.
     
    I do a lot of dumb work - profiles for laser cutting, elevations for communication with the modelmaker - and these aren't really projects just quick thingies. Layout mode feels like overhead, I would prefer to go straight from the Modeling workspace to an Illustrator file.
     
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    Pobo reacted to Tech in [Q] DAE export to Unity does not work?   
    Hi Pobo, 
     
    We will be announcing some news regarding FBX soon, stay tuned! 
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    Pobo reacted to Tech in [Q] FormZ 8 on White MacBook (Intel GMA 950)   
    If they are kids and only using for educational use, they could sign up for the Student Edition.  They get the choice of formZ 7 or 8 (so they can be compatible with their school -- or hardware), and v7 should run (somewhat slowly) on that computer.
     
    If you need help finding the link, just shoot us an email...
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    Pobo got a reaction from Charlesbize in [Q] FormZ 8 on White MacBook (Intel GMA 950)   
    Hi,
     
    I'm trying to run FormZ Free v8 on a white MacBook (Core2Duo 2.0GHz with Intel GMA 950).
     
    It installs and runs but I get no display.
     
    I guess this is the limitation of the video-on-the-motherboard Intel chipset. Is there any way around this? Am I out of luck?
     
     
    Tom
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    Pobo got a reaction from Charlesbize in [Q] FormZ 8 on White MacBook (Intel GMA 950)   
    Hi,
     
    I'm trying to run FormZ Free v8 on a white MacBook (Core2Duo 2.0GHz with Intel GMA 950).
     
    It installs and runs but I get no display.
     
    I guess this is the limitation of the video-on-the-motherboard Intel chipset. Is there any way around this? Am I out of luck?
     
     
    Tom
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    Pobo got a reaction from Charlesbize in [Q] FormZ 8 on White MacBook (Intel GMA 950)   
    Hi,
     
    I'm trying to run FormZ Free v8 on a white MacBook (Core2Duo 2.0GHz with Intel GMA 950).
     
    It installs and runs but I get no display.
     
    I guess this is the limitation of the video-on-the-motherboard Intel chipset. Is there any way around this? Am I out of luck?
     
     
    Tom
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