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Autodesk FormIt

Postby Revit Zone » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:50 pm

If you had an iPad and you haven't yet come across this App.......

Do a search on Apple's App Store for an app called "FormIt". It is made by Autodesk and is a very simple 3D solid modeller. It is quite similar in operation to SketchUp. It is only in it's first version- but looks to be VERY, VERY promising if it continues to develop.

One of the best things about it is that that models you produce are automatically synced to Autodesk 360- and once there, a .RVT version of your model is automatically created- which you can download straight into Revit.

To be honest, I find the current version (ie the FIRST version) of FormIt to be VERY limited in it's real-world application, but it is the POTENTIAL of this App that REALLY excites me.

If you have tries the App, please let me know what you think- we can share some experience of it's use- and maybe (if we get enough interest in this thread) point Autodesk here- to give them feedback on it's future development.

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Re: Autodesk FormIt

Postby nealmac » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:08 pm

I had a look at it, and it certainly looks the business. It seems to be Autodesk's version of Sketchup.

I'll have to start buttering up my boss now. I've already gotten an iPhone, a 15k printer and Lumion 3.
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Re: Autodesk FormIt

Postby Revit Zone » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:33 pm

No matter what you think of Apple, an iPad is such a USEFUL tool in a Design Office- lots of free Autodesk Apps for the ipad. The "Autodesk 360" (formerly "Design Review") is a fantastic app to have. Used in conjunction with a VGA adapter and you have a very elegent presentation tool to take out to clients and present you BIM models interactively in 3D.

Also, I couldn't live without KeyNote on the ipad- the ability to churn out quick presentations for Team / Client meetings is brilliant.

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nealmac wrote:I had a look at it, and it certainly looks the business. It seems to be Autodesk's version of Sketchup.

I'll have to start buttering up my boss now. I've already gotten an iPhone, a 15k printer and Lumion 3.
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Re: Autodesk FormIt

Postby nealmac » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:48 pm

Revit Zone wrote:No matter what you think of Apple, an iPad is such a USEFUL tool in a Design Office- lots of free Autodesk Apps for the ipad. The "Autodesk 360" (formerly "Design Review") is a fantastic app to have. Used in conjunction with a VGA adapter and you have a very elegent presentation tool to take out to clients and present you BIM models interactively in 3D.

Also, I couldn't live without KeyNote on the ipad- the ability to churn out quick presentations for Team / Client meetings is brilliant.

Regards,
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Re: Autodesk FormIt

Postby Saw » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:57 pm

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 looks a good tablet for designers, too. It has the advantage of an active digitiser & pen.

Mike

Revit Zone wrote:No matter what you think of Apple, an iPad is such a USEFUL tool in a Design Office- lots of free Autodesk Apps for the ipad. The "Autodesk 360" (formerly "Design Review") is a fantastic app to have. Used in conjunction with a VGA adapter and you have a very elegent presentation tool to take out to clients and present you BIM models interactively in 3D.

Also, I couldn't live without KeyNote on the ipad- the ability to churn out quick presentations for Team / Client meetings is brilliant.

Regards,
Ian


nealmac wrote:I had a look at it, and it certainly looks the business. It seems to be Autodesk's version of Sketchup.

I'll have to start buttering up my boss now. I've already gotten an iPhone, a 15k printer and Lumion 3.
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