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New version of FormIt is now available!

Posted in news, video by Tom

The new version is here! We just got confirmation from Apple that new version of FormIt has been approved. The FormIt team has been working really hard and we are psyched to see what you will do with it. Share some images with us on Twitter and give us feedback ...

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What else can I make with FormIt? 3D printing and other Friday fun

Posted in 3dprinting, images, vasari by Tom

A brand new MakerBot Replicator2 showed up at our office recently. Of course we started thinking about what we could print from FormIt. I started printing out pieces of the Villa Rotunda model that I posted back in March. But I wanted to print something useful - ...

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What have you been up to with FormIt?

Posted in images, news, video by Tom

Here is another teaser of what is to come in the next version of FormIt. Just some things we have been working on. What about you? What have you been up to with FormIt? Share your work in the comments or on Twitter @AutodeskVasari #FormIt

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Things are getting sketchy

Posted in Uncategorized by Tom

FormIt is under constant development here at the factory. As product owner, a lot of really cool screentshots and videos are crossing my desk. I could not resist sharing this one. Caveats, of course. This is still under development and not in the released app.

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FormIt on RevitCommunity.com

Posted in news, revit, vasari by Tom

Check out this recent article from RevitCommunity: Take Conceptual Design Everywhere with Autodesk FormIt

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Congratulations to the winner of the DesignByMany "FormIt University" challenge

Posted in images, news by Tom

Congratulations to Jeff Cramer, the winner of the DesignByMany "FormIt University" challenge! I thought Jeff did a fantastic job using all of the FormIt features. Modifying edges and faces can create some strange tessellations, but Jeff was able to wrangle them into some really compelling forms. The landmark is also a great ...

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Introducing FormIt 2.0

Posted in news, video by Tom

Since releasing FormIt at Autodesk University late last year, the team has been working hard to follow up with some great new features. We are happy to announce today that FormIt has been updated on the Apple App Store with some new features ...

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Vasari Talk

Posted in Uncategorized by Tom

This past Wednesday, my colleague Lilli Smith and I re-introduced FormIt as part of our ongoing Vasari Talk webinar series. In this webinar, we demonstrated the capabilities of FormIt, including how to share your data via Autodesk360 with colleagues using Vasari or Revit. The recording is shown below:

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Model to win with DesignByMany

Posted in Uncategorized by Tom

Autodesk and the design challenge site DesignByMany have initiated a challenge to the design community. Top prize is a license of Revit Architecture 2013. So fire up FormIt and get to modeling!

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Get your Revit files!

Posted in news by Tom

FormIt + ( Vasari OR Revit ) = Sweet! Happy 12/12/12 ! Starting today, each new FormIt file you create (or old one you edit) will be converted to a RVT file - in addition to the SAT file you currently get. Of course, this all requires that you use your free Autodesk 360 account. Each RVT file contains the following

  • an in-place mass with a form element for each object that can be edited using the Revit/Vasari conceptual massing tools. That is, it has a clear extrusion between two profiles. All other objects (boolean cuts and joins and objects with edges modified in two or more axes) will come in as non-editable imports. 
  • The latitude and longitude of the location - if you set one in FormIt.
  • Sorry, no images yet.

You have two options for interacting with these files

  • For Revit, you will need to browse to Autodesk 360 and download the file from your FormIt folder.
  • For Vasari, using the new Beta 2, you can open the files from the V menu > Open and then click the Autodesk 360 button in the Open dialog to view the contents of your FormIt folder.

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