An end-to-end FormIt workflow

I know many of you have already caught the FormIt bug. But if you find yourself trying to explain the value of FormIt to colleagues and friends, maybe this video will help. I created this to present to our internal sales teams and I thought I would share it with you. Its a bit long, but it steps through an entire FormIt workflow and shows off its value.

FormIt and Revit, Beautiful Together

Here is a video showing the Villa Savoye model I have been working on to highlight our interop with Revit. Here is a copy of the model. Download the AXM file and load it into the FormIt folder in your Autodesk 360 drive and refresh your gallery in FormIt to load it.

The wonderful Revit model of Villa Savoye at the end was created by Autodesk Technical Sales Specialist, Samuel Macalister. He has been creating some fantastic cross-product workflow models using FormIt, Revit, 3DS Max and more over at the BIM Toolbox - including the “1 Hour Tower”. All of his models can be download from his Behance page.

Villa Savoye – buit in Revit and rendered in Autodesk 360 Rendering. By Samuel Macalister.

New Twitter and Instagram feeds

We finally decided to grow up an get our own Twitter account. We will be tweeting @Formit3D. And, because all of the kids are doing it, we also set up on Instagram where we will be posting images of stuff we are building around the office. You know, like when we get hungry. Hashtag #FormIt3D on both and share some of your best FormIt models!

Ronchamp par FormIt

We had a little “bug bash” today in the office as we prepare to launch the next version of FormIt. Its always fun to see what our users and colleagues come up with. This one comes from Trey Klein in the Revit QA group: Which of the images below is a photo of Le Corbusier’s Ronchamp, and which is actually a FormIt model of the masterpiece?  Hmmm?

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Want to know how he did it? You have to wait a bit to find out…

Another great customer video


I wanted to share another great video of FormIt being used by one of our customers. This one by José Maria Coelho Bassalo (who has a few other FormIt videos worth watching.) He demonstrates how to sketch on the iPad using Noteshelf, import the sketch into FormIt for modeling, and then round trip a screenshot back into Noteshelf for further sketching. Great work José! This is exactly how we envisioned FormIt being used! BTW, we have some new features coming soon that will help you in this workflow. How about everyone else? Do you have great videos and/or screenshots of work you have done with FormIt? What about bringing FormIt models into Revit or Vasari using Autodesk 360? Post examples in the comments or tweet us at @AutodeskVasari and we may profile them here!