...running into a small issue. 8.5 pro sees my Daz3D library fine, however when I load Genesis or a Gen5 character, the scale of the figure is incredibly tiny. and impossible to work with.
Most likely you’ve started a new scene at the large scale where the units of measure are in hundreds and thousands of feet and miles. Try starting with a medium scale scene. It is still easy to get the magnitude of a mountain range into a medium scene, but the working grid, camera and light avatars and camera movement are more DAZ/Poser scaled.
That being said, if your figure is six feet tall in a medium scene, it will still be six feet tall in a large scale scene, it will just look tiny in relation to the working grid and the lights and cameras. Want to feel like you have a giant? start a small scale scene and lod in you six foot figure and it will look like a giant in the working grid.