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    ¢hris £und got a reaction from santa in WORKING UNITS   
    b.  Never thought to change it.   Noticed another discussion the other day I was having, that they mentioned they changed theirs.   Didn't even occur to me to change it then.
     
    Since, this is the way I like to sign it.  Now it is assigned.   Better?
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    ¢hris £und got a reaction from jsiggia in Exporting from Affinity Designer to Form Z   
    I never needed to look for it, but an import from SVG IMHO, should be included in fZ.
     
    ¢£
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    ¢hris £und reacted to setz in Picked object while rotating the model causes the movement to become jumpy   
    This card allows me to "Export Images" using Shaded Full Display in sizes greater than 8192x8192.  Probably 95% of my work is presented using Shaded Full Display currently. Sample attached but jpeg quality is reduced because of file upload size maximums in posting to forum.

     
    Hey!  I Posted an 8K image but it saves as tiny!  Here is the full image:
    Victorian House.jpg.zip
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    ¢hris £und got a reaction from jsiggia in Exporting from Affinity Designer to Form Z   
    I never needed to look for it, but an import from SVG IMHO, should be included in fZ.
     
    ¢£
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    ¢hris £und reacted to kim in Exporting from Affinity Designer to Form Z   
    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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    ¢hris £und reacted to jldaureil in DXF IMPORT in DRAFT LAYOUT vs PRO   
    that's exactly the principle ...
    The less pallets are needed the more they are placed to the right
    As my monitors are not wide (at the time overpriced) it amounted to a wide use (as on a recent monitor in 2560 x 1440)
    The area to the left of the right screen corresponds to the dock palette of version 9 in its workspace by default ...
    Except that the dock palette is the screen on the right .. much larger and more comfortable ...
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    ¢hris £und reacted to Des in Cleanup Show Palettes command + Hide form•Z...   
    Thanks for this, I've always wanted to be able to hide FormZ with a shortcut...... still learning 😄
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    ¢hris £und got a reaction from Des in Cleanup Show Palettes command + Hide form•Z...   
    Edit:  Drafting up in the midst of your last response: I will include anyway.
    Gary,
    1.  The +1  means I am adding my vote to your suggestion.  I agree and would like to see that too, especially if a key shortcut could be applied.  Forum vernacular, I guess.
    2.  The notation is meant to be steps, not folders.      the "/"  denotes the next step or click:   so in long-form.
    • Apple icon top left corner.
    • System Preferences...
    • keyboard
    • shortcuts tab/button
    • App Shortcuts
    • + key at the bottom of the larger pane
    • Application: ____Other___   at the dropdown
    • Menu Title: "Hide form•Z® pro"    don't include the quotes
    • Keyboard Shortcut: Enter your desired that does not conflict with an existing fZ shortcut so that you do not have a conflict.   If you do have a conflict, then fZ's shortcuts appear to have precedence and your OS assigned shortcut will appear to nothing because in effect it is doing nothing.
    Cheers!
    ¢hris £und
     
     
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    ¢hris £und reacted to santa in Cleanup Show Palettes command + Hide form•Z...   
    Personally, I can never find the "any" key on my keyboard, when instructed to "press any key to continue".😕
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    ¢hris £und reacted to Gary Jackson in Cleanup Show Palettes command + Hide form•Z...   
    Picky, picky, eh? Period-period-period.
    –Will try to remember that!
     
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    ¢hris £und reacted to Gary Jackson in Cleanup Show Palettes command + Hide form•Z...   
    Wow, here's a new process...   I just wanted to add my name at the bottom like this:
          ~ Gary

    By the way, I'm going to change my User Name from my business name to my actual name: Gary Jackson.
    Cheers!
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    ¢hris £und reacted to Tech in formZ v9.0.4 Now available   
    formZ v9.0.4 is now available. Select "Check for update" from the Help menu to be directed to the download page or use the link in the email you previously received with your v9 installer codes.
    form•Z v9.0.4 (#A12A) Highlights
    New stuff
    “Dynamic” is a new option in the Extend Segment tool options. When selected, the extension is made dynamically using the projection of the cursor position onto the tangent from the end of the object.
    General
    Components with Flat/Cubic/Spherical decal controls now render properly in RenderZone. 
    Save a Copy as to v8.x now works properly for files with embedded components.
    The objects palette is now updated properly after Components are exploded.
    Changing the name of a view or layer to an existing name, no longer leads to repeated messages about the duplicate name.
    The fillet tool is applied to the selected point for certain objects.
    Import from Drafting now groups the imported objects properly.
    Exiting the Cone of Vision, no longer disturbs the palettes under certain conditions.
    Certain Sub-d tools no longer automatically apply unintended symmetry
    Draft/Layout
    Frames are now properly updated when the linked Model file is changed. 
    The title blocks folder is selected by default when choosing a title block. 
    The offset outline tool now works properly on closed shapes. 
    The Image and Image fit tools now track the cursor properly when placing images. 
    Python scripting
    Python scripts now work properly on some Windows 10 machines that previously did not recognize Python. 
    A new method (material) has been added to the “face” object to retrieve the material assigned to the face (face.material).
    The “object” method getLocalOrigin()now returns the proper value
    fz.pickList() now returns a valid empty list when nothing is picked.
    fz.viewList(), fz.materialList() and fz.lightList() now returns a valid empty list when the project does not contain any of the respective entities.
    fz.revolve() angle parameter now works properly.
    Object methods edgeCount(), edge(), edgeList() now work as expected.
    A number of sample scripts have been updated.
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    ¢hris £und got a reaction from Mike_Concentric in Learning Python with fZ slant   
    Ok, So, I have a pretty good map of what to provide.  
    But, we need a couple or a few simple projects.  The first one we will do is a duplication of the Attention script from the old days. If anybody has enhancements for it, we can do that too.  Keep in mind, not all projects are doable at this time due to the limited API.  Even if they aren't we can work on parts that are doable.
     
    ¢£
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    ¢hris £und reacted to Des in Being optimistic   
    I like to visit this forum very often to pick up tips, see what others are doing and if I can help other users in any way, it's like a daily habit. As an avid user for many years, I can't help but notice that there has been a lull in the amount of modelling tips, queries regarding to the actual 3d modelling and rendering. I realise that many users here have been around a long time, are seasoned users of FormZ and don't need the advice as much as before, but there is so much talent at our disposal here relating to varying disciplines.
    I think ADS need encouragement too and it'd be nice to see some good things now and again from the users (Antons FormZ models and Pipos WIPs for example), especially in the times we're in at the moment. I know some of you are trying to help ADS with bug submissions and suggestions but maybe try to deliver it in a more positive way? Some here are like spoiled kids crying because they have to do four clicks instead of one and expecting a magic red button that does all..
    And no, I'm not having a bad day today 😁
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    ¢hris £und got a reaction from graham_g in Learning Python with fZ slant   
    Thanks for the input, it shall happen then.
    To start, I think I will just do some bite-sized videos.  At least until I figure out what my stride will be, as I have never done anything like this.
    Input will be welcome.
    Cheers!
     
    ¢£
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    ¢hris £und got a reaction from Mike_Concentric in Learning Python with fZ slant   
    Hey all,
    I am considering creating a starter series for python in youTube.  There are of course many many such, this however would be specific to fZ.  And would walk through the process of starting out programming in python.
    Would anybody be interested?
    ¢£
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    ¢hris £und got a reaction from graham_g in Learning Python with fZ slant   
    Thanks for the input, it shall happen then.
    To start, I think I will just do some bite-sized videos.  At least until I figure out what my stride will be, as I have never done anything like this.
    Input will be welcome.
    Cheers!
     
    ¢£
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    ¢hris £und reacted to graham_g in Learning Python with fZ slant   
    Hi Chris,
    Yes - I am interested..
     
    Graham Griffin
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    ¢hris £und reacted to ZTEK in Learning Python with fZ slant   
    Great idea, Chris... I'm interested, too.
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    ¢hris £und reacted to Des in Learning Python with fZ slant   
    I'm interested too Chris..
    Des
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    ¢hris £und reacted to Hugo in Learning Python with fZ slant   
    yes, interested too.
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    ¢hris £und reacted to setz in Learning Python with fZ slant   
    Excellent, you know i'll watch them!
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    ¢hris £und got a reaction from Mike_Concentric in Learning Python with fZ slant   
    Hey all,
    I am considering creating a starter series for python in youTube.  There are of course many many such, this however would be specific to fZ.  And would walk through the process of starting out programming in python.
    Would anybody be interested?
    ¢£
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    ¢hris £und reacted to setz in Import REALLLLY old keyboard shortcuts file to 8.5   
    FZ has changed so much since V6.  Rebuilding will give you an opportunity to rethink which shortcuts are still necessary and which keys should be replaced with one of the many, many new tools and commands.  It's still an ongoing process for me tweaking my shortcuts for efficiency.
    As a side note setting key shortcuts for the Snaps has a hidden (I believe) feature.  If you set regular keys for the snaps they become cumulative, while if you set CMD+key they become exclusive.  E.G.  If you have a snap selected like Center of Face and you trigger a regular key shortcut assigned to Point, you will then have both Center of Face and Point snapping selected.  If you have Center of Face selected and you trigger a CMD=key for the Point Snap Shortcut, FZ will turn off all selected snaps and only utilize Point snapping.  Because of this my key shortcuts for snaps are: F1 for Point, CMD+F1 for point exclusive etc, etc.
    And Chris, here is a model I am working on for a Halloween Display, will be 3/8"=1'-0" - about 18" tall.  Gatorboard core, wood siding, grown detail parts.  I ordered an LCD Resin printer yesterday to augment my FDM printers.  Sculpting a scary tree to grow next.

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    ¢hris £und reacted to Recombatant in Bend along path tool   
    Hi Chris,
    When I bend your twisted and joined wires, it works and the cables all stay 'nested' or wrapped in place, and they don't overlap into the same space. Perfect!  They lose color, but if I separate them, i can color them and regroup. This is a win for me today. Thanks again for helping me. I hope I can do something good for you someday.
    I've attached a image of a model I just finished. I'm 3d printing it now.
    Sincerely,
    -Craig

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