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Creating the Seattle Central Library with 3D Sketching

Posted in news, video, web

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

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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

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

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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FormIt and Revit, Beautiful Together Pt. 2

Posted in a360, Android, iOS, revit, video, web

I was invited to present FormIt to the audience of Revit Radio. RR is an open invitation Goto meeting hosted by Reviteers Brian Mackey (The Revit Geek), Brian Juge, and Stan Hennigh. If you'd like to benefit from their ...uhhh... "wisdom", check it out each month! My demonstration ...

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New update for FormIt for Android

Posted in Android, news, video

Our Android client has just gotten much closer to true feature parity with the iOS client. A new update went live on the Google Play Store today. Here are the significant updates in the update:
  • Real-time tracking of gross area and floor area ratio
  • Import and edit image layers (transparency, vertical order)
  • Save images of your sketch to your device photo gallery
  • Import existing 3D models (OBJ) from other programs into the sketch
  • Save OBJ files to Autodesk 360 so that you can share them with others
  • Editable dimensions to create more precise geometry
  • Fixed bugs in gallery and in sketch area
Check out the videos highlighting the new features. And as always, follow us on Twitter @FormIt3D and post any bugs or requests at our GetSatisfaction site. [YouTube Video]

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Weather data comes to FormIt

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We are happy to announce an exciting update for our iOS client. We continue to invest in leveraging our unique and powerful cloud solutions to  building performance analysis tools to FormIt. We started at Autodesk University last year with the Energy Cost Range. Now, we are happy to announce ...

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FormIt at RTC and AIA 2014

Posted in news, revit

The FormIt team will be attending the upcoming architectural conferences in Chicago! Check us out at RTC - Scott D. Davis will be presenting (with some remote collaboration from Tobias Hathorn) a sneak peek at the next evolution of FormIt. The class is scheduled as part of Session 15 on Saturday, ...

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Practical Design with FormIt

Posted in images, news

Let's face it. Design is not always sexy. Sometimes you just need to get the outhouse built. Markus Bonn, one of the Principal Software Engineers (and former architect) on our team used FormIt to design and build this very practical piece of architecture. It is interesting to note that he ...

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3D Printing, FormIt Web Beta, #FormItFriday

Posted in 3dprinting, iOS, Uncategorized, web

The latest version of FormIt on iOS has an awesome new feature to smooth out 3D printing workflows. After you've created your model, you can export to an OBJ file. The OBJ opens directly with MakerWare for printing on a MakerBot! photo I built this FormIt model as a simplified homage to Tadao Ando and his amazing Church of Light in Japan. I also wanted to celebrate a friend's good news by making a scale souvenir for him. His dog is named Ando, so you know he's a big fan. 3DPrint ...

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