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The FormIt Team at Autodesk University 2014

Posted in news by Tom

This will be the third year that FormIt will be making a prominent appearance at the annual Autodesk University conference in Las Vegas. Team members Tom Vollaro (Senior Product Manager), Tobias Hathorn (Senior User Experience Designer) and Markus Bonn (Principal Software Engineer) will all be roaming the floor ...

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Visualization in FormIt for Web

Posted in video, web by Tom

There are some pretty nice ways to look at and study your FormIt model. There is a suite of visual style settings that can be applied quickly to give your model some pizzazz. There is also a pre-populated list of materials that can be quickly applied to give your model ...

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Model Editing in FormIt Web

Posted in video, web by Tom

Editing a model in FormIt for Web is super easy. The right-click menu pops up a radial selection of context sensitive functions that can be applied. In this video, I demonstrate how to use the typical tools like Move and Rotate. Array has gotten more robust with its ability to not only array ...

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Design is a Team Sport

Posted in Uncategorized by Tom

Design is a team sport! Are you ready to collaborate on your 3D conceptual models in real time? This is not vapor-ware. This is real. Come check out our latest update at http://beta.autodeskformit.com [YouTube Video] To get started, make sure you are logged into Autodesk 360, click Start Sharing Session and ...

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Twitter Roundup for September

Posted in Uncategorized by Tom

Here are some FormIt highlights from Twitter during September. Remember, you can always follow us @FormIt3D! https://twitter.com/rbcameron1/status/516022083843674113 https://twitter.com/FormIt3D/status/513684326857199616 https://twitter.com/FormIt3D/status/513003078128111616 https://twitter.com/dan_kugan/status/510172227825053696 https://twitter.com/FormIt3D/status/510449292838858753 https://twitter.com/adsksustain/status/509685532088340480 https://twitter.com/bim_oz/status/508249339282460673

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3D Sketching on the iPad with FormIt

Posted in iOS, news by Tom

Now for the iPad version of this new version FormIt. This version is packed with new features and some major changes! For instance, new axis snaps for X, Y, and Z! This removes the need to pre-define a work-plane when sketching and allows for much more freedom in creating shapes. ...

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Creating the Seattle Central Library with 3D Sketching

Posted in news, video, web by Tom

Last week we posted a challenge to our users to create the famous Seattle Central Library by OMA and LMN with the new FormIt. Here is a sped-up video showing how I approached the problem. I started by laying out the four basic ...

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3D Sketching on FormIt Web

Posted in web by Tom

Workplanes, who needs 'em!?! With this new update there is no longer a need to define a workplane or surface on which to place or draw your shapes. The new 3D sketching tools available allow you to draw naturally and place points aligned with the X, Y, or Z axis...conveniently ...

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A major update to FormIt Web and iOS

Posted in iOS, news, web by Tom

We are happy to announce a new version of FormIt Web beta (http://beta.autodeskformit.com) and FormIt for iOS. The entire team has been firing on all cylinders this summer to prepare for the biggest update we have ever had. This new version represents a major re-thinking of how you create and modify objects in FormIt. The list of new features is after the break.

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A FormIt Success Story from a-lab

Posted in customer, images, iOS, news by Tom

The best part of my job is speaking to our users. Even when someone is frustrated, it means I have an opportunity to listen and hopefully make it better by guiding our development process. Even after almost a decade dedicated to designing tools for architects, I am still constantly impressed ...

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