FormIt for Windows

v16.4

Fixes

    • Fixed an issue preventing download of Google Maps satellite image data
    • Fixed an issue where FormIt's UI was overlapping with Google Maps UI in the Set Location dialog

v16.3

Fixes

    • Fixed an issue where files saved to A360 Drive may fail to show up in the A360 gallery
    • Fixed an issue preventing SSO sign-in for some users
    • Fixed an issue that could prevent sign-in for users with proxy servers
    • Fixed an issue preventing files from saving in specific cases
    • Fixed an issue where Ungroup All would fail in specific cases

v16.2

Enhancements

    • Improved reliability of SketchUp import, including:
      • Added a Flatten Faces tool to address surfaces becoming unexpectedly faceted on Import
      • Added SketchUp 2018 support
      • Improved handling of surfaces cut by SketchUp Components with the “Cut Hole” option enabled
      • Improved reliability of custom texture positioning when surfaces are cut by SketchUp Components with the “Cut Hole” option enabled
      • Maintain custom texture positioning when splitting, flattening, or drawing edges attached to faces
      • Improved reliability of Materials importing as expected, including converting unsupported image types to supported types automatically
      • Improved messaging when importing SketchUp files that are saved in a new or unsupported version
    • Improved performance, including:
      • File > Open or File > New when a large model is already open
      • Model navigation
      • Tools like Drag Face and Move
      • Groups Tree
    • Improved support for modeling using millimeters
    • Improved support for customers using Metric units, including using the previously-set Unit as the default setting in new sessions
    • Improved reliability of tools when modeling far away from the origin, including:
      • Drag Face
      • Offset Face
    • Improved accuracy of area/window selection
    • Improved functionality of the Spline tool, by removing the limitation that required Splines to be planar
    • Added an error message when importing DWG files that are locked by AutoCAD running concurrently

Fixes

    • Fixed several crashes, including:
      • When loading certain Dynamo graphs
      • In certain Sweep situations
      • When editing a Group in Top View whose Workplane is perpendicular to camera
      • When importing a DWG with geolocation set
    • Fixed an issue where decimals were unexpectedly rounded in Scale and Scale Face tools
    • Fixed issues with DWG import that could result in scattered and incorrectly-scaled geometry
    • Fixed an issue where closing the app with Touch Mode on resulted in area selection malfunctioning in subsequent sessions
    • Fixed an issue where placing primitive shapes inside a rotated Group didn't align with the Group LCS as expected
    • Fixed an issue where shadows would fail to draw for Groups that were mirrored or rotated such that they were upside-down
    • Fixed an issue where the Material Eyedropper tool would return the wrong Material when used on surfaces with Materials on both sides
    • Fixed an issue where reorganizing Layers or Materials in the palettes when a scrollbar was present would place the selected item in an unexpected location
    • Fixed an issue where Tilt Face and Rotate UI was reversed inside a mirrored Group

v16.1

Enhancements

    • Global Undo/Redo
      • When editing the Main Sketch (not inside a Group), Undo/Redo now works globally and chronologically, so the last change will always be affected, even if that change happened inside a Group
      • When editing a Group, Undo/Redo is still per-Group as before

Fixes

    • Fixed several crashes, including:
      • Launching the app when offline
      • Opening certain files in some situations
      • Running Solar Analysis in some situations
      • Refreshing the Gallery in some situations
      • Undoing in some situations
    • Improved the Orbit algorithm to be more consistent, especially with selections that are behind (or partially behind) the camera
    • Improved the Solar Analysis workflow when Weather Station data has errors or is unavailable, and when the app is offline and can't download or repair the Weather Station data
    • Fixed an issue where canceling insert from Content Library prevented insert of the same object the next time
    • When importing a model (via File > Import or Content Library) that contains Section Planes, the Planes are now discarded to avoid potential issues
    • Fixed an issue where 3D offset/shell tools may have unexpected results when the solid has a void
    • Fixed an issue where opening a file Saved with History doesn't restore the histories properly

v16.0

Materials

    • Materials are now organized as a flat list, and update the entire model at once - no longer organized per Group
    • Material edits are reflected live in-canvas for more holistic editing
    • New Material tools
      • Eyedropper
      • Select All Painted With This Material
      • Purge Unused
    • New Material Interactions
      • Single-click thumbnail to Paint selection or launch Paintbrush
        • Materials palette + Properties palette
      • Double-click thumbnail to launch Editor
        • Materials palette + Properties palette
      • Resizable thumbnails
      • Material names are editable from Material palette
      • New helpful indicators in Materials palette
        • Which Material is loaded in the Paintbrush
        • Which Material is used in the current in-canvas selection
        • Which Materials are unused in the sketch

Performance

    • Performance improvements with:
      • File Open/Import
      • Model navigation
      • Group edit/exit
      • Layer toggling

Group workflows

    • Group navigation
      • Exiting Group Edit mode returns you to the parent Group, not the Main Sketch
        • Group Edit Toolbar
        • Single click/tap in space
        • ESC
    • Group hide/isolate
      • Hide elements outside of the currently edited Group

Modeling

    • Tapping Ctrl key during Move makes a quick copy (no need to press and hold Ctrl key)
      • Works also with Edges and Faces
    • Section Tool
      • Place Section Planes to cut your model
      • Can have up to 6 planes active at once
      • Control cut and indicator visibility through Layers and Scenes
      • Poche and Edge color options
    • Ability to turn off the Ground Plane

Import DWG

    • Layers are imported
    • Blocks become Groups

Revit interop

    • Materials now translate to your Autodesk Revit models using the new FormIt Converter add-in for Revit 2018

Plugins

    • JavaScript Plugin API is available to the public
      • Create toolbars, HTML UI panels, and custom scripts

         

 

FormIt for iPad

v16.4

Fixes

    • Fixed an issue preventing download of Google Maps satellite image data
    • Note: starting with this version, FormIt for iPad supports only 64-bit iPads. 32-bit iPads (2013 and earlier) will not receive this or any forthcoming FormIt updates.

v16.3

Fixes

    • Fixed an issue preventing files from saving in specific cases
    • Fixed an issue where Ungroup All would fail in specific cases

v16.2

 Enhancements

    • Improved support for direct-selecting a mix of object types
    • Added ability to filter selections when using the Lasso tool
    • Improved support for modeling using millimeters
    • Improved support for customers using Metric units, including using the previously-set Unit setting as the default in new sessions
    • Improved reliability of tools when modling far away from the origin, including:
      • Drag Face
      • Offset Face
    • Improved functionality of the Spline tool, by removing the limitation that required Splines to be planar
    • Added a Flatten Faces tool 

Fixes

    • Fixed issues caused by iOS 11 incompatibilities, including:
      • Error when using inches symbol in dimension dialogs
      • Crash when importing images
    • Fixed an issue where the View/Navigation menu was unexpectedly hidden in Group Edit mode
    • Fixed an issue where decimals were unexpectedly rounded in Scale and Scale Face tools
    • Fixed an issue where shadows would fail to draw for Groups that were mirrored or rotated such that they were upside-down
    • Fixed an issue where placing primitive shapes inside a rotated Group didn't align with the Group LCS as expected
    • Fixed an issue where Tilt Face and Rotate UI was reversed inside a mirrored Group

v16.1

 Enhancements

    • Global Undo/Redo
      • When editing the Main Sketch (not inside a Group), Undo/Redo now works globally and chronologically, so the last change will always be affected, even if that change happened inside a Group
      • When editing a Group, Undo/Redo is still per-Group as before

Fixes

    • Improved the Orbit algorithm to be more consistent, especially with selections that are behind (or partially behind) the camera
    • When importing a model (via File > Import or Content Library) that contains Section Planes, the Planes are now discarded to avoid potential issues
    • Fixed an issue where opening a file Saved with History doesn't restore the histories properly 

v16.0

Materials

    • Materials are now organized as a flat list, and update the entire model at once - no longer organized per Group
    • Material edits are reflected live in-canvas for more holistic editing
    • New Material tools
      • Select All Painted With This Material
      • Purge Unused
    • New Material Interactions
      • New helpful indicators in Materials palette
        • Which Material is loaded in the Paintbrush
        • Which Material is used in the current in-canvas selection
        • Which Materials are unused in the sketch

Performance

    • Performance improvements with:
      • File Open/Import
      • Model navigation
      • Group edit/exit
      • Layer toggling

Group workflows

    • Group navigation
      • Exiting Group Edit mode returns you to the parent Group, not the Main Sketch
        • Group Edit Toolbar
        • Single click/tap in space
    • Group hide/isolate
      • Hide elements outside of the currently edited Group

Modeling

    • New Arc by Center, Radius tool
    • Ability to turn off the Ground Plane

Revit interop

    • Materials now translate to your Autodesk Revit models using the new FormIt Converter add-in for Revit 2018

 

 

FormIt for Web

Browser requirements: You must be running a recent version of either Google Chrome or Firefox to run FormIt Web. Other browsers that support WebGL (such as Safari on Mac OS) may work, but are not officially supported. 

v16.3

Fixes

    • Fixed an issue preventing files from saving in specific cases
    • Fixed an issue where Ungroup All would fail in specific cases

v16.2

Enhancements

    • Improved support for modeling using millimeters
    • Improved support for customers using Metric units, including using the browser locale to determine the default Units setting
    • Improved reliability of tools when modeling far away from the origin, including:
      • Drag Face
      • Offset Face
    • Improved accuracy of area/window selection
    • Improved functionality of the Spline tool, by removing the limitation that required Splines to be planar
    • Added a Flatten Faces tool 

Fixes

    • Fixed an issue where decimals were unexpectedly rounded in Scale and Scale Face tools
    • Fixed an issue where using high-res images for Materials could result in a silent crash
    • Fixed an issue where, after creating or importing a new Material, the Materials Palette failed to switch to the In-Sketch tab
    • Fixed an issue where adding too many Layers or Scenes resulted in the Project Bar getting pushed off screen
    • Fixed an issue where ESC didn't cancel the dimension dialog box
    • Fixed an issue where some materials from the Material Library had incorrect reflection values set
    • Fixed an issue where shadows would fail to draw for Groups that were mirrored or rotated such that they were upside-down
    • Fixed an issue where placing primitive shapes inside a rotated Group didn't align with the Group LCS as expected
    • Fixed an issue where importing via Content Library fails to show Materials in the Materials Palette as expected
    • Fixed missing cursor icon for Swivel
    • Fixed an issue where Tilt Face and Rotate UI was reversed inside a mirrored Group

v16.1

 Enhancements

    • Global Undo/Redo
      • When editing the Main Sketch (not inside a Group), Undo/Redo now works globally and chronologically, so the last change will always be affected, even if that change happened inside a Group
      • When editing a Group, Undo/Redo is still per-Group as before

Fixes

    • Fixed an issue where using unsupported image types as Material Bump/Cutout maps would result in a crash
    • Fixed an issue where canceling the Open dialog could result in a silent crash
    • Improved the Orbit algorithm to be more consistent, especially with selections that are behind (or partially behind) the camera
    • Fixed an issue where Spacebar unexpectedly scrolled the Project Bar at the top away from view in Firefox
    • Fixed an issue where importing Images in Web could bloat the AXM file size unexpectedly
    • Fixed an issue where dragging 'n dropping an image onto the canvas didn't create a Material
    • Fixed an issue where importing the same file multiple times, or using the same image multiple times as a Material map, would result in nothing new drawn on the screen
    • Fixed an issue where canceling insert from Content Library prevented insert of the same object the next time
    • Fixed an issue where inserting from Content Library during Collaboration wouldn't draw the inserted geometry for other collaborators
    • When importing a model (via File > Import or Content Library) that contains Section Planes, the Planes are now discarded to avoid potential issues
    • Fixed an issue where 3D offset/shell tools may have unexpected results when the solid has a void
    • Fixed an issue where opening a file Saved with History doesn't restore the histories properly 

v16.0

Materials 

    • Materials are now organized as a flat list, and update the entire model at once– no longer organized per group 
    • Material edits are reflected live in-canvas for more holistic editing 
    • Edit Material dialog is movable and Material edits appear live in the canvas 
    • New Material tools 
      • Eyedropper (Ctrl toggle in Paintbrush tool) 
      • Select All Painted With This Material 
    • New Material interactions: 
      • Single-click thumbnail to Paint selection or launch Paintbrush 
      • Double-click thumbnail to launch Editor 
      • Material names are editable from the Material list 
      • New helpful indicators in Materials canvas 
        • Which Material is loaded in the Paintbrush 
        • Which Material is used in the current in-canvas selection 

Performance 

    • Performance improvements with: 
      • File Open/Import 
      • Model navigation 
      • Group edit/exit 
      • Layer toggling 

Group workflows 

    • Group navigation 
      • Exiting Group Edit Mode returns you to the Parent Group, not the Main Sketch 
        • Group Edit Toolbar 
        • Single click in space 
        • ESC 
    • Group hide/isolate 
      • Hide elements outside of the currently edited Group

Modeling 

    • Tapping Ctrl key during Move makes a quick copy (no need to press and hold Ctrl key) 
      • Works also with Edges and Faces 
    • Ability to turn off the Ground Plane 

Revit interop 

    • Materials now translate to your Autodesk Revit models using the new FormIt Converter add-in for Revit 2018 

 

 

FormIt Converter Revit Add-in

v16.0 (1.9.4.0)

  • Revit 2018: Materials from FormIt import to Revit
  • Revit 2018: Success rate of import is improved by automatically cleaning malformed geometry
  • Revit 2018: Error messages on import report the FormIt group name for identification and resolution in FormIt
  • All versions: The FormIt converter will "un-nest" FormIt groups and create "un-nested" families in Revit 

Important note:

Revit 2018 supports material import, but Revit 2017 and Revit 2016 does not.

In Revit 2017 and Revit 2016 the FormIt converter will attempt to create native Revit solids if they are simple extrusions, Revit 2018 will not.

 

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