FormIt for Windows

v17.3

June 13, 2019

Enhancements

    • Added AutoSave, which creates a backup copy of your model while you work.
      • This backup file can be used to recover data if FormIt closes with unsaved changes. Learn about AutoSave.
    • Added weather stations, temperature graphs, and wind rose charts to the Set Location dialog.
    • Added support for SketchUp 2019 files.
    • Added an on-screen indicator when Touch Mode is active, and disabled preselection highlight in Touch Mode.
    • Added an in-canvas indicator when satellite imagery cannot be loaded due to no internet connection.
    • Enhanced Group bounding boxes to align with the orientation of the Group’s local coordinate system.
    • Enhanced Non-Uniform Scale to align its grips to the parent Group’s coordinate system.
    • Enhanced the Material Eyedropper to match the sampled Material’s orientation accurately in more cases.
    • Enhanced FBX exports to include Group and Group instance name information.

Fixes

    • Improved performance when opening large models with many Groups.
    • Improved performance when opening large OBJ files.
    • Improved performance when placing a new Group in a large model with many Groups.
      • This includes when using the Content Library, the Dynamo panel, the Section Plane tool, import, and copy/paste.
    • Improved the handling of units when importing or exporting OBJ, STL, and FBX files.
    • Improved the usability of BIM 360 Docs dialogs.
    • Improved BIM 360 Docs messaging accuracy and consistency with other FormIt platforms.
    • Fixed an issue where importing satellite imagery could result in a blank image when Bing Maps didn’t have data for that zoom level.
      • FormIt will now automatically zoom out to the next available zoom level, and will provide a message when this condition is encountered.
    • Fixed an issue where opening SketchUp files saved with certain camera properties would result in a grey screen in FormIt.
    • Fixed an issue where importing DXF files would result in some geometry appearing unexpectedly rotated in FormIt.
    • Fixed an issue where importing an OBJ file with many triangles could result in incorrect shadows.
    • Fixed an issue where embedded color information in OBJ files was ignored.
    • Fixed an issue where placing Dynamo objects from the Dynamo panel would occasionally result in an empty application window appearing.
    • Fixed an issue where editing Dynamo sample files in Dynamo would fail to show live updates in FormIt in some cases.
    • Fixed an issue where closing Dynamo without saving changes would result in an incorrect warning message the next time a Dynamo object is placed in FormIt.
    • Fixed an issue where placing a single Group from the Content Library would not use the Group’s LCS origin as the placement point.
    • Fixed an issue where refreshing the Content Library in a nested folder would unexpectedly return to the top-level parent folder.
    • Fixed an issue where the Content Library would fail to default to the previous directory/location when FormIt was restarted.
    • Fixed an issue where 0-values for Material texture dimensions would result in the Material appearing black.
    • Fixed an issue where hovering over or selecting geometry with an active Section Plane would cause the ground plane and grid to unexpectedly get clipped.
    • Fixed an issue where faces would fail to highlight when selected inside a mirrored Group.
    • Fixed an issue where faces would fail to highlight in other identical instances of the Group being edited.
    • Fixed an issue where faces would fail to highlight when selected as part of a guided selection tool, like Shell Solids and Offset Solids.
    • Fixed an issue where Drag Face (extrude) or Move operations on a solid with flipped faces could result in the solid unexpectedly disappearing.
      • This also generally improves auto-repair for solids with flipped faces, when using Drag Face or Move.
    • Fixed an issue where moving a Mesh containing only edges resulted in the original location drawn unexpectedly while the Move tool was active.
    • Fixed an issue where certain tools would allow selecting Meshes, even though Meshes are not valid for the tool.
    • Fixed an issue where moving a circle resulted in the boundary curve being unexpectedly exploded into its constituent segments.
    • Fixed an issue where extruding arcs, circles, and splines would result in the final geometry losing the original arc/circle/spline attribute unexpectedly.
    • Fixed an issue where splitting a solid with a cylinder attribute, then selecting one of the split pieces, would result in both pieces highlighting as one unexpectedly.
    • Fixed an issue where opening a file and making no changes (or only camera changes) would result in an unexpected “unsaved changes” dialog when ending the session.
    • Fixed an issue where the current file name would not be auto-populated in the save dialog when saving to or from BIM 360 Docs in some scenarios.
    • Fixed an issue where saving a new file locally would default the location to the FormIt install directory, instead of the user’s Documents folder.
    • Fixed an issue where hitting enter/return in a plugin would result in the plugin unexpectedly reloading, instead of submitting the value.
    • Fixed an issue where the Autodesk Material Library dialog was too large for some screens.

v17.2

May 14, 2019

Enhancements

    • Added Dynamo inputs (sliders, boolean toggles, number inputs, string inputs) to the FormIt Properties panel when editing a Dynamo Group.
    • Added the ability to use FormIt while geometry is being generated by Dynamo.
    • Added the ability to use FormIt while editing a Dynamo graph.
    • Added the ability to see geometry changes appear in FormIt while editing a Dynamo graph.

Fixes

    • Fixed an issue where the Content Library and Dynamo panels would initialize blank when FormIt started.
    • Fixed issues with Dynamo sample files:
      • Storefront/Curtainwall
        • Added logic to automatically clean up mullions that intersect other mullions.
        • Fixed incorrect horizontal mullion generation in some cases.
        • Improved reliability of adding a door opening in some cases.
      • Stairs
        • Added logic to allow multiple middle landings.
        • Improved reliability when cleaning up overlapping shapes.
    • Fixed an internal tracking issue.

 

v17.1

March 19, 2019

Fixes

    • Fixed an issue where starting a 30-day trial of FormIt Pro was failing on the sign-in screen.
    • Fixed an issue where deployment creation was failing in the installer.
    • Fixed an issue where BIM 360 Docs accounts with many linked accounts or projects would be unable to scroll down in the picker to see all available accounts and projects.
    • Fixed a missing message when no valid BIM 360 Docs project is detected.

v17.0

February 20, 2019

Enhancements

Service Changes

    • Switched to BIM 360 Docs for cloud file hosting, which enables Open/Save/Export operations to multiple BIM 360 Docs accounts and projects.
    • Switched to Bing Maps for Location and Satellite Imagery services.
      • Thanks to this change, Satellite Imagery will no longer be excluded when exporting images from FormIt.
    • Switched to a new login system to improve reliability when logging in to FormIt for Windows.
    • Migrated Materials, Collaboration, Energy Analysis, and login services to new Autodesk servers to improve security and stability.
    • Improved the Energy Analysis service, and fixed an issue where running Energy Analysis twice on the same file name would fail.

Fixes

    • Improved performance in large files, especially during continuous operations (Move, Rotate, Extrude, Scale...) and while editing Groups.
    • Improved performance of Undo/Redo operations in large models.
    • Improved performance of DWG files by automatically importing them as Meshes.
    • Improved performance of Extrude Edges by previewing the result instead of applying the result in real-time.
    • Fixed issues that would prevent FormIt models from opening in some scenarios.
    • Fixed a crash when multi-extruding faces that resulted in a deleted mass.
    • Fixed a crash when quick-copying geometry using Move + Ctrl in certain cases.
    • Improved model lighting calculations, so models should appear slightly brighter, shadows are more accurate, and in the case of imported SketchUp files, ambient lighting should match the original file more closely.
    • Fixed an issue where shadows would not render correctly on the ground plane for certain models, especially those originating from SketchUp.
    • Fixed an issue that would result in shadows not displaying correctly for objects far away from the origin.
    • Fixed an issue where faces would not split as expected in some scenarios, including when offsetting a face and importing certain SketchUp models.
    • Fixed an issue where Shell Solid would result in unexpected geometry when the original solid had split faces painted with different Materials.
    • Fixed an issue where skewed geometry in SketchUp wouldn't convert correctly to FormIt.
    • Fixed an issue where using Cut Geometry to split a solid into two would result in two solids, but the selection tool would still treat them as one solid.
    • Fixed an issue where Levels could not be applied to masses in certain conditions.
    • Fixed an issue where Ungroup would result in an "Exception caught" error in some cases.
    • Fixed an issue where Copy and Paste/Paste in Place would occasionally fail when copying Materials between different windows of FormIt.
    • Fixed an issue where opening/importing DWG geometry that is very far from the origin wouldn't draw on-screen. In these scenarios, FormIt not moves the far-away geometry to the origin so it's visible.
    • Fixed an issue where importing a DWG file with polyline curves would fail to import the polyline curves as expected.
    • Fixed an issue where importing DWG files into FormIt that are also open in AutoCAD would result in a "file is locked" message. These files can now be imported into FormIt even when open concurrently in AutoCAD.
    • Fixed an issue where satellite imagery could temporarily disappear when invoking certain modeling operations.
    • Fixed an issue where plugins would not display their name as expected in the Window menu.
    • Fixed an issue where the drop-down UI in the Content Library would disappear when a folder with a long name was linked, and the panel was at its minimum width.
    • Fixed an issue where the dimension readout would be misaligned with the gap in the leader lines.
    • Fixed an issue where Group bounding boxes would display in the wrong location when using the Model Tree (Edit > Preferences > Development > Show Development Windows).
    • Fixed an issue where certain Windows DPI settings would result in truncated text or icons in messages and dialogs.
    • Fixed an issue where all toolbars would be unexpectedly enabled in some scenarios. If you have duplicate toolbars enabled, you can reset them to the default configuration:
      • Window > Reset Toolbars

v16.4

October 9, 2018

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

April 2, 2018

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

January 31, 2018

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

September 8, 2017

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

April 20, 2017

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

v17.3

June 13, 2019

Enhancements

    • Restored the ability to import local FormIt files, without a BIM 360 Docs subscription.
    • Enhanced Group bounding boxes to align with the orientation of the Group’s local coordinate system.
    • Enhanced Non-Uniform Scale to align its grips to the parent Group’s coordinate system.

Fixes

    • Improved performance when opening large OBJ files.
    • Improved the performance and reduced required bandwidth for BIM 360 Docs thumbnails.
    • Improved the handling of units when importing OBJ, or exporting OBJ/STL files.
    • Improved BIM 360 Docs messaging accuracy and consistency with other FormIt platforms.
    • Reduced memory usage when saving large files.
    • Fixed an issue where placing a single Group from the Content Library would not use the Group’s LCS origin as the placement point.
    • Fixed an issue where faces could fail to highlight when selected inside a mirrored Group.
    • Fixed an issue where faces would fail to highlight in other identical instances of the Group being edited.
    • Fixed an issue where Drag Face (extrude) or Move operations on a solid with flipped faces could result in the solid unexpectedly disappearing.
      • This also generally improves auto-repair for solids with flipped faces, when using Drag Face or Move.
    • Fixed an issue where importing an OBJ file with many triangles could result in incorrect shadows.
    • Fixed an issue where embedded color information in OBJ files was ignored.
    • Fixed an issue where moving a Mesh containing only edges resulted in the original location drawn unexpectedly while the Move tool was active.
    • Fixed an issue where moving a circle resulted in the boundary curve being unexpectedly exploded into its constituent segments.
    • Fixed an issue where extruding arcs, circles, and splines would result in the final geometry losing the original arc/circle/spline attribute unexpectedly.
    • Fixed an issue where splitting a solid with a cylinder attribute, then selecting one of the split pieces, would result in both pieces highlighting as one unexpectedly.

v17.0.2

March 7, 2019

Fixes

    • Fixed an issue where Save to Files was not working with a file originating from BIM 360 Docs.
    • Fixed an issue where satellite imagery would disappear unexpectedly on Save As locally.
    • Fixed an issue where AirDrop would share a screenshot instead of the FormIt file.

v17.0

February 22, 2019

Enhancements

    • A new geometry type: Meshes. Meshes are great for improving performance of high-polygon entourage like furniture, trees, people, and signage, as well as complex DWG files. Objects can be converted to Meshes and back with no data loss. Also added Meshes to the Selection Filter menu.
    • Added orthographic elevation views: view your FormIt model in 2D orthographic elevation, and combine with Section Planes to enable section-elevations.
    • Added a Non-Uniform Scale tool.
    • Added support for standalone vertices, and added Vertices to the Selection Filter menu.
    • Added an interactive Sun Editor to visualize the sun's position in the sky.

Service Changes

    • Switched to BIM 360 Docs for cloud file hosting, which enables Open/Save/Export operations to multiple BIM 360 Docs accounts and projects.
    • Switched to Bing Maps for Location and Satellite Imagery services.
      • Thanks to this change, Satellite Imagery will no longer be excluded when exporting images from FormIt.
    • Migrated Materials, Collaboration, Energy Analysis, and login services to new Autodesk servers to improve security and stability.
    • Improved the Energy Analysis service, and fixed an issue where running Energy Analysis twice on the same file name would fail.

Fixes

    • Improved performance in large files, especially during continuous operations (Move, Rotate, Extrude, Scale...) and while editing Groups.
    • Improved performance of Undo/Redo operations in large models.
    • Improved performance of Extrude Edges by previewing the result instead of applying the result in real-time.
    • Fixed an issue where placing an object when the placement grip was on the bottom resulted in unexpected behavior.
    • Fixed issues that would prevent FormIt models from opening in some scenarios.
    • Fixed an issue where OBj import would fail.
    • Fixed a crash when saving an image.
    • Fixed a crash when multi-extruding faces that resulted in a deleted mass.
    • Fixed a crash when quick-copying geometry using Move + Ctrl in certain cases.
    • Improved model lighting calculations, so models should appear slightly brighter, shadows are more accurate, and in the case of imported SketchUp files, ambient lighting should match the original file more closely.
    • Fixed an issue where shadows would not render correctly on the ground plane for certain models, especially those originating from SketchUp.
    • Fixed an issue that would result in shadows not displaying correctly for objects far away from the origin.
    • Fixed an issue where faces would not split as expected in some scenarios, including when offsetting a face and importing certain SketchUp models.
    • Fixed an issue where Shell Solid would result in unexpected geometry when the original solid had split faces painted with different Materials.
    • Fixed an issue where skewed geometry in SketchUp wouldn't convert correctly to FormIt.
    • Fixed an issue where using Cut Geometry to split a solid into two would result in two solids, but the selection tool would still treat them as one solid.
    • Fixed an issue where Levels could not be applied to masses in certain conditions.
    • Fixed an issue where Ungroup would result in an "Exception caught" error in some cases.
    • Fixed an issue where the dimension readout would be misaligned with the gap in the leader lines.

v16.4

October 9, 2018

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

April 6, 2018

Fixes

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

v16.2

January 31, 2018

 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

September 8, 2017

 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

April 20, 2017

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

You'll need an updated 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. 

v17.3

June 13, 2019

Enhancements

    • Added thumbnails to the BIM 360 Docs Gallery.
    • Added the ability to adjust more Visual Styles, including ambient brightness, contrast, shadow intensity, and sky/ground plane colors.
    • Added the ability to open STL/OBJ files directly.
    • Restored  weather stations, temperature graphs, and wind rose charts to the Set Location dialog.
    • Enhanced Group bounding boxes to align with the orientation of the Group’s local coordinate system, and enhanced Non-Uniform Scale to align its grips to the parent Group’s coordinate system.

Fixes

    • Improved interface and usability of BIM 360 Docs dialogs.
    • Improved BIM 360 Docs messaging accuracy and consistency with other FormIt platforms.
    • Improved the handling of units when importing or exporting OBJ and STL files.
    • Fixed an issue where importing satellite imagery could result in a blank image when Bing Maps didn’t have data for that zoom level.
      • FormIt will now automatically zoom out to the next available zoom level, and will provide a message when this condition is encountered.
    • Fixed an issue where importing an OBJ file with many triangles could result in incorrect shadows.
    • Fixed an issue where embedded color information in OBJ files was ignored.
    • Fixed an issue where placing a single Group from the Content Library would not use the Group’s LCS origin as the placement point.
    • Fixed an issue where faces could fail to highlight when selected inside a mirrored Group.
    • Fixed an issue where faces would fail to highlight in other identical instances of the Group being edited.
    • Fixed an issue where faces would fail to highlight when selected as part of a guided selection tool, like Shell Solids and Offset Solids.
    • Fixed an issue where Drag Face (extrude) or Move operations on a solid with flipped faces could result in the solid unexpectedly disappearing.
      • This also generally improves auto-repair for solids with flipped faces, when using Drag Face or Move.
    • Fixed an issue where moving a Mesh containing only edges resulted in the original location drawn unexpectedly while the Move tool was active.
    • Fixed an issue where moving a circle resulted in the boundary curve being unexpectedly exploded into its constituent segments.
    • Fixed an issue where extruding arcs, circles, and splines would result in the final geometry losing the original arc/circle/spline attribute unexpectedly.
    • Fixed an issue where splitting a solid with a cylinder attribute, then selecting one of the split pieces, would result in both pieces highlighting as one unexpectedly.
    • Fixed an issue where shortcuts would fail to work immediately after scaling an image.

v17.1

March 19, 2019

Fixes

    • Fixed an issue where BIM 360 Docs accounts with many linked accounts or projects would be unable to scroll down in the picker to see all available accounts and projects.
    • Fixed an issue where Export locally displayed an incorect dialog indicating the file would be overwritten, when it wouldn't be.
    • Fixed an issue where the "Saving to BIM 360 Docs..." message was not displayed persistently while the upload was in progress.
    • Improved the UI for elevation/orthographic views by consolidating them into one flyout menu.

v17.0

February 20, 2019

Enhancements

    • Significantly improved app loading time, especially when the app was run previously in the browser and a cache from the previous session exists.
    • A new geometry type: Meshes. Meshes are great for improving performance of high-polygon entourage like furniture, trees, people, and signage, as well as complex DWG files. Objects can be converted to Meshes and back with no data loss. Also added Meshes to the Selection Filter menu.
    • Added orthographic elevation views: view your FormIt model in 2D orthographic elevation, and combine with Section Planes to enable section-elevations.
    • Added a Non-Uniform Scale tool.
    • Added support for standalone vertices, and added Vertices to the Selection Filter menu.
    • Added the ability to use Tab to pre-select edge loops on 3D shapes. Learn more about Smart Selection.
    • Added an interactive Sun Editor to visualize the sun's position in the sky.

Service Changes

    • Switched to BIM 360 Docs for cloud file hosting, which enables Open/Save/Export operations to multiple BIM 360 Docs accounts and projects.
    • Learn about this change and how to download your data from A360 Drive.
    • Switched to Bing Maps for Location and Satellite Imagery services.
      • Thanks to this change, Satellite Imagery will no longer be excluded when exporting images from FormIt.
    • Migrated Materials, Collaboration, Energy Analysis, and login services to new Autodesk servers to improve security and stability.
    • Improved the Energy Analysis service, and fixed an issue where running Energy Analysis twice on the same file name would fail.

Fixes

    • Improved performance in large files, especially during continuous operations (Move, Rotate, Extrude, Scale...) and while editing Groups.
    • Improved performance of Undo/Redo operations in large models.
    • Improved performance of Extrude Edges by previewing the result instead of applying the result in real-time.
    • Fixed issues that would prevent FormIt models from opening in some scenarios.
    • Fixed a crash when multi-extruding faces that resulted in a deleted mass.
    • Fixed a crash when quick-copying geometry using Move + Ctrl in certain cases.
    • Improved model lighting calculations, so models should appear slightly brighter, shadows are more accurate, and in the case of imported SketchUp files, ambient lighting should match the original file more closely.
    • Fixed an issue where shadows would not render correctly on the ground plane for certain models, especially those originating from SketchUp.
    • Fixed an issue that would result in shadows not displaying correctly for objects far away from the origin.
    • Fixed an issue where faces would not split as expected in some scenarios, including when offsetting a face and importing certain SketchUp models.
    • Fixed an issue where Shell Solid would result in unexpected geometry when the original solid had split faces painted with different Materials.
    • Fixed an issue where skewed geometry in SketchUp wouldn't convert correctly to FormIt.
    • Fixed an issue where using Cut Geometry to split a solid into two would result in two solids, but the selection tool would still treat them as one solid.
    • Fixed an issue where Levels could not be applied to masses in certain conditions.
    • Fixed an issue where Ungroup would result in an "Exception caught" error in some cases.
    • Fixed an issue where Copy and Paste/Paste in Place would occasionally fail when copying Materials between different windows of FormIt.
    • Fixed an issue where the dimension readout would be misaligned with the gap in the leader lines.

v16.3

April 2, 2018

Fixes

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

v16.2

January 31, 2018

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

September 8, 2017

 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

April 20, 2017

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

v17.3 (1.9.8.0)

June 13, 2019

    • Added support for SketchUp 2019 across all Revit versions.

v17.1 (1.9.7.0)

March 19, 2019

    • Added support for SketchUp 2018 across all Revit versions.
    • Improved SketchUp conversion reliability across all Revit versions.

v16.0 (1.9.4.0)

April 20, 2017

    • Added the ability to import Materials from FormIt to Revit (Revit 2018 and newer only).
    • Added error messages which report Group names for identification and resolution in FormIt (Revit 2018 and newer only).
    • Improved success rate of import by automatically cleaning malformed geometry and using DirectShape (Revit 2018 and newer only).
    • Improved usability by "un-nesting" FormIt Groups and creating "un-nested" Revit Families.

Important notes:

Revit 2018 and newer supports material import, but older versions do not.

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