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Chad Naeger
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Username: Cnaeger

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 11:02 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I have been using Bonzai for a year now and was wondering what are the increased capabilities I get if I upgrade to FormZ 7.

I could not seem to find a chart comparing the 2 products. Love Bonzai btw.

Thanks,
Chad
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Leonard Yee
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Username: Lenyee

Post Number: 105
Registered: 05-2010
Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2012 - 11:09 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Chad,

I started out on Bonzai and had FormZ 6 to use at work. I found that I couldn't do what I needed to do with just Bonzai. I was constantly switching between the two depending on which handled the job better.
After some time, I found myself prefering the interface on Bonzai so I would find ways to complete my modeling with Bonzai.
FormZ 7 is a superset of Bonzai. I now, own both but can't see going back to Bonzai.
If you download the demo you can change the workspace to Bonzai. This will show the tools that are availible in Bonzai. Switch back to FormZ and you will see how many more tools are there.
I found that I can build the same models in both but often have a longer path in Bonzai.
I debated this as well and can tell you I don't regret upgrading. Sorry, I don't have a chart of the differences, just an opinion.

Regards,

Leonard
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support@formZ.com
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Username: Tech

Post Number: 17476
Registered: 04-2001


Posted on Friday, September 07, 2012 - 03:15 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Chad,

We are working on a comparison chart, but it is not yet complete. Perhaps the best way to decide would be to download the Trial version of formZ -- which you can sign up for here:

http://www.formz.com/products/formz/formzTrial.html

Some notable features that formZ has that bonzai3d does not are: Animation, Layout Mode, many more tools (which you will see when you are running the program as Leonard suggests).

We will see if we can put up a link to the comparison chart here as soon as it is available...