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#FormItFriday for the Griswolds

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I watched one of my favorite Christmas movies this week - National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. I love the scene where Clark Griswold is holding his model pool. This always appeals to the Architect in me - A scale model! Imagine doing sun studies! What if Alvaro Siza designed the ...

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FormIt at Autodesk University 2014 - a recap

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Well, another Autodesk University has come and gone. The FormIt team had a wonderful time interacting with our users and attracting some new ones! Here were some of the highlights:

  1. We moderated a full-capacity panel discussion with three amazing speakers. It is always great to have passionate users tell the story of your product! The video has been posted and is available on the Autodesk University website.
  2. We launched an updated version of FormIt for iOS and FormIt for web that includes our revolutionary real-time collaboration system.
  3. We launched a re-design of our website, that includes a public gallery where you can  share images of your FormIt work and interact with other users! Go check it out and post some of your best images!
  4. We demoed. We demoed. and when our voices let out, we demoed some more (hey, who needs to talk, FormIt practically demos itself!)
  5. And most important of all, we met so many of our passionate users! You never fail to inspire us! We look forward to next year (that is, once we have had a year to recover!)

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Design is a team sport - iOS version

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In October, we announced our revolutionary real-time collaboration system for conceptual modeling on the web. Never satisfied, we are excited to announce today that we have just launched an update to FormIt for iOS that allows you to collaborate with your colleagues. Now you can do sessions with ...

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Introducing the new FormIt Gallery

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Want to share your wonderful FormIt-created designs with the world! We are happy to introduce our brand-new public Gallery and new home on the web: http://formit.autodesk.com! Just log in with your Autodesk 360 ID and upload some images. If you happen to be attending Autodesk University this week, ...

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The FormIt Team at Autodesk University 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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