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dirk scurani
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Username: Scurani

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 03:47 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Is there a "real" drafting mode coming back in the near future?

Half of my projects are pure drafting, with huge site plans, 2d symbols, hundreds of solid color hatches, lots of Layergroups etc . I was able to manage all this with ease and without autocad since form.z 3.0 and now it is all gone.

If I open a simple drawing, the hatches are gone, all the arcs are huge circles , the textstyles and the layergroups are gone. Even the layernames are lost.

"Draw in Order shown" was pure genius for controlling the layers of background colors in complex drawings.

I like the new possibilities in modeling but the new "drafting" means for me that I have to stay with v.6.6 or change to autocad.
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support@formZ.com
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Username: Tech

Post Number: 17370
Registered: 04-2001


Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 04:24 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi Dirk,

Welcome to the forum!

Your drafting files should open properly into formZ 7, but the Hatch patterns have changed so these would need to be reset.

We are not aware of the other problems that you report, so can you send a file or two that is not working properly for you so we can look into this?

(Thanks in advance.)

And of course if you like formZ 6.6 drafting, you can continue using this on your current projects -- and perhaps just use formZ 7 for your new projects...
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dirk scurani
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 05:14 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Thank you for the quick response.

A sample fmz-file from an older project is on the way to support@formz.com.

I have added a pdf-file. This is how it should like.

Kind regards,

Dirk
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support@formZ.com
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 05:25 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi Dirk,

Thanks for sending your file, we will investigate this and report back...
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support@formZ.com
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Post Number: 17378
Registered: 04-2001


Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:26 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi Dirk,

Thanks again for sending in your file. We will correct these issues so that in the future you will be able to open your form•Z 6.6 files in form•Z 7 and continue working on your projects.

Do you have any files that currently show arcs becoming circles? We are working on reproducing that here, but so far this is working properly.