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Content Library!

Posted in Windows, web, iPad, training, new features by Tobias Hathorn a year ago

One of my favorite features in FormIt is the uber-flexible Content Library. Read on, and download these examples.

The Content Library is a visual list of FormIt models ready to be dropped into your design. There are so many great uses for this feature, I wanted to cover a few, and illustrate how to do this yourself!

Content Library of Furniture

The Content Library is useful because you can...

  • Start a new project fast with template basics like a material library, furniture library, and entourage library of trees, and people.
  • Prepare a kit of parts for large scale planning and programming, then play with lego blocks and area.
  • Play your very own game of Tetris when you need to clear your mind in the middle of a design. 

Content Library of Tetris pieces

How do I make a great Content Library?

  • Define the structure of your library! Create and organize your folders by project, or by category, or both.
  • Choose the visual style for the thumbnail preview. Display in color, or monotone, with shadows, and a dramatic camera angle, Zoom extents, then Save.
  • Place your library in A360 drive /FormIt/Content to share between iPad, Web, and Windows. Or link a local library which will load faster.

Where can I get content REALLY fast?

  • FormIt uses the Revit Add-in to convert Revit Families to FormIt, then you can place these in your Content Library.
  • Browse the SketchUp Warehouse, find what you want and then import into FormIt for Windows, or convert with the Revit Add-in.
  • Download some of the examples that I've listed above! Thanks for reading the whole blog post, you're welcome!

Comments:

Tobias a month ago

Thanks for pointing that out Olivia - you can click the content in the panel - and then click again in the canvas - you should have a nice blue preview to help you with content placement. This is for Windows... on iPad you have to tap the content in the panel, then swipe your finger on the canvas to see the preview. Picking up your finger will 'place' the content.

Oliivia   Thu Jul 20 2017 23:56:14 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Helpful, but you didn't tell us how to actually place the furniture.

Oliivia a month ago

Helpful, but you didn't tell us how to actually place the furniture.

Buseong Gim a month ago

thank you

Lirio a year ago

I was looking for outside site content, things like trees and found some nice stuff. Thanks for sharing

Tobias Hathorn a year ago

Great - Thanks for reading, David - we still have plenty of bugs unfortunately so if you need support with anything post on the forums - we are pretty good about getting back to people there. http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/formit-360-general-discussion/bd-p/142

David Bogle   Sat Jul 09 2016 19:45:17 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Thanks for the tips and content! (Looking for glitch fixes, and found your post.)

Tobias a year ago

Hi Kal - I think you can do this now with the Measure tool - available on the web and windows apps. This tool is cool because you can then edit the dimensions and PUSH the elements like you can with Revit temp dims. These dims work on Edges, Faces, Solids, and Groups! Sounds like I need to make a blog post about this workflow :-)

Kal Houhou   Thu Jul 21 2016 20:05:17 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Thanks for the bonus content Tobias...looking forward to more features like measuring length between groups

Kal Houhou a year ago

Thanks for the bonus content Tobias...looking forward to more features like measuring length between groups

David Bogle a year ago

Thanks for the tips and content! (Looking for glitch fixes, and found your post.)


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