This year marked our fourth Autodesk University conference as the FormIt team - and the third 'birthday' of the product! This year was all about adoption. We had at least nine customer-driven classes focused on FormIt 360 and a number of other classes where the app was used
A common question we receive is 'Can I import a DWG file into FormIt 360?' While we do not yet have a DWG import feature, I thought of a bit of a workaround: fill regions of your DWG so that they can be exported as surfaces. This method will work
[YouTube Video] Today we have a nice video from our friend and colleague Sam Macalister - Senior Technical BIM specialist in Australia. He does a really nice job of showing how to leverage groups and materials to quickly generate some nice renderings via Revit and Cloud Rendering. Check out some of Sam's other
While we do not have a FormIt Friday webinar this week, we DO have another great design from our Principal Software Engineer (and architect) Markus Bonn. He showed us another practical design with FormIt last year.
This is a deck chair, loosely modeled after the Corbusier Chaise Lounge, but intended to be built out of wood. The structure is out of cedar with ipe seat boards. The curved sides are made up of a pair of cedar boards. The top edge of the inner board is offset by the thickness of the seat to allow for a mounting surface. The FormIt Offset Face tool worked perfectly for that. The seat is designed to swivel over the two horizontal rails to change the position form upright to horizontal (i.e. from 'while drinking beer' to 'after drinking beer”).
Hello FormIteers! As we prepare for our massive v9 release (Seriously. Our web and iOS apps have drastically evolved since v8 when we introduced collaboration) we wanted to tell you about one change that we are pushing live this week. Our FormIt to Revit conversion
It is the first FormIt Friday of the new year! I knowits not actually the first Friday in the new year, but the FormIt team has been digging ourselves out of a mountain of email after a much needed two-week break. This year, we are going to use these Friday posts to
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
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