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C is for Corbu and D is for DeStijl

Posted in images, news by Tom

I am still catching up with ArchDaily's A to Z Modernism - they just posted E through H! So here are C and D. The Villa Savoye model is something I had been working on for awhile. But the new texture map feature allowed me to add some realism to ...

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B is for Bauhaus

Posted in a360, images by Tom

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Image courtesy of Placesonline.com

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A is for Aalto

Posted in images, news, video by Tom

The wonderful blog ArchDaily posted last week "A to Z" Modernism on their Facebook page. The second Wednesday of every month they will profile four modernist icons. They started, of course, with one of my favorites: Alvar Aalto. Specifically the Wolfsburg Center near Berlin. I decided to try and keep up with them and re-create all 26 projects using FormIt.

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FormIt wins Best In Show for the AIA conference from Architosh

Posted in Uncategorized by Tom

Architosh Magazine has awarded FormIt "Best in Show" in the mobile category at the recent AIA 2013 conference expo!

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BIM Enabled Conceptual Design

Posted in news by Tom

My flight from Boston to Denver just landed. I am psyched to be attending the AIA conference and expo for the first time. Our team at Autodesk has some great new releases and exciting news about what is to come. We are delivering a variety of conceptual design tools that enable ...

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FormIt + MakerBot

Posted in 3dprinting, images by Tom

We have been experimenting with printing models from FormIt on our Replicator2. If you are at the AIA conference this week, stop by the Autodesk booth (#3717) and check out the results yourself! FormIt + MakerBot 20130618-110019.jpg

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Ronchamp par FormIt

Posted in images, Uncategorized by Tom

We had a little "bug bash" today in the office as we prepare to launch the next version of FormIt. Its always fun to see what our users and colleagues come up with. This one comes from Trey Klein in the Revit QA group: Which of the images below is a photo of Le Corbusier’s Ronchamp, and which is actually a FormIt model of the masterpiece?  Hmmm? ...

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Even MORE fun and useful stuff you can do with FormIt

Posted in images by Tom

Here in the U.S. it is Memorial Day. So many of us are enjoying some time off with our families (and our grills, weather permitting.) Keeping with our recent theme of cool stuff you can do with FormIt - this one comes from the inside. Markus Bonn is a Principal Software Engineer on the FormIt team. He is also the rare breed of software developer with a background in architecture and a great sense of design. From Markus:

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Another great customer video

Posted in Uncategorized by Tom

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I wanted to share another great video of FormIt being used by one of our customers. This one by José Maria Coelho Bassalo (who has a few other FormIt videos worth watching.) He demonstrates how to sketch on the iPad using Noteshelf, import the sketch into FormIt for modeling, and then round trip a screenshot back into Noteshelf for further sketching. Great work José! This is exactly how we envisioned FormIt being used! BTW, we have some new features coming soon that will help you in this workflow. How about everyone else? Do you have great videos and/or screenshots of work you have done with FormIt? What about bringing FormIt models into Revit or Vasari using Autodesk 360? Post examples in the comments or tweet us at @AutodeskVasari and we may profile them here!

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What can I make with FormIt?

Posted in Uncategorized by Tom

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Wondering what kind of building models you can make with Autodesk FormIt? Emmanuel Di Giacomo, Autodesk BIM Solutions Expert (of Revit Utopic City fame), shows you. Ranging from a small house, to an entire urban block, and even a French landmark (no, not that one) This video shows you the breadth of models that can be created right on your iPad with FormIt.

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