Modeling is King
With formZ RenderZone Plus 6.6, ADS has pushed formZ to new heights in a professional level 3D CAD App. RenderZone Plus is beautifully integrated into formZ and offers very good global illumination capabilities. V. 6.6 adds Import capabilities for DWG 2007 and 2008 so, this negates the previous reviewers complaints. Sure, a beefy app like formZ requires 2 years time to be a power user. Of course, the same could be said for any professional level 3D app. like 3D Studio Max, Maya and others. For Hyper Realism in terms of rendering, the formZ Maxwell Plugin, v. 1.7 is truly amazing. V. 6 of formZ brought Object Animation capabilities that Greatly enhance the already robust 3D Modeling capabilities. The Next Major release of formZ should address the limitations of the Drafting module. Then an Architecture specific module with BIM features and then finally a History based modeling environment tailored for Industrial Designers, should appear on the market. Oh, and in terms of ADS, they Do have the Best Tech Support in the 3D App. Business! If you are willing to tap into this professional level product and learn it, then you will not be disappointed. If you do not need such a robust professional level 3D application. then ADS' new BonZai 3D, that will go head to head with Sketchup, should satisfy your needs and your budget extremely well.