FormIt for Windows

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

v16.1

 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. 

v16.1

 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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