This lab is designed to give users hands-on experience with FormIt software. We will go step-by-step through creating geometries in FormIt, bringing geometries in from other programs, modeling them together to form a cohesive model utilizing basic and advanced tools, creating and applying materials, adding levels, reporting different object properties, grouping objects, arraying objects, running energy and daylight analyses, starting a sharing session with others, and then transitioning the model to Revit software. You will gain firsthand experience with utilizing this new and powerful toolset that can literally travel anywhere with you.
Architects and designers focusing on pre-design and schematic design
Humans are constantly searching for new and better tools. And yet, the pen still remains one of the most used tools by nearly everyone on earth. Come see how the pen is being used across a range of industries by people such as digital artists to mechanical engineers and architects. We’ll have representatives from Autodesk Sketchbook with Thomas Heermann, Director of Digital Arts, Autodesk FormIt with Tom Vollaro, Senior Principal User Experience Designer, and Lenovo to discuss how these technologies are evolving to meet the growing demands of users.
This class will showcase new high-performance building design workflows from Autodesk, Inc., and their applications in the early design stages. We will explain and explore through the case study application current technology and new features in FormIt 360 software and Revit software. This class will cover processes and best practices for using conceptual analysis tools as integrated, iterative, and collaborative parts of the design process from a Design Team’s point of view. It is critical to use performance analysis tools early when aiming for high-performance design goals. New high-performance building design workflows are making analysis tools more accessible and easier to use earlier in the design process than ever before. Analysis tools can go a long way toward informing design decisions, saving time, and improving the usefulness and validity of your design.
<p>For years there has been a conceptual massing part of Revit software that could enable designers to do many of the things they can do in Trimble’s SketchUp modeling program directly inside of Revit software, but this has never really caught on and designers keep returning to SketchUp for ease of use. Now with the help of FormIt software you can take your project from conceptual design all the way to construction documents with these 2 connected products without having to leave the .RVT file format. You can begin the conceptual design in FormIt software and once the design is settled continue the working drawings process inside Revit software. There is also the added benefit of being able to work in FormIt software on your iPad or any computer in a web-based version, enabling for anytime-anywhere design to happen. FormIt software also has a feature that enables real-time team collaboration on a design. This means the multiple members of a team can be simultaneously working on the same file from different locations and different FormIt platforms.<br>
Architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, Building Information Modeling (BIM) managers—they’re all critical to the success of a high-performance building-design project. However, accountability and responsibility for performance are not always evenly distributed among these roles. How can we facilitate a discussion between these groups, and how can we get everyone on board with high-performance targets like Architecture 2030? Through collaboration and early analysis. Join us for a design charrette where we will work together to achieve Architecture 2030 targets for a project. This design exercise aims to encourage the adoption of conceptual-analysis tools and sustainable design practices early in the process through collaboration.
In today’s competitive landscape it can be hard to find the time or the budget to keep up with the current technology. But what if there were inexpensive tools that were easy to use and could solve your problems with project communication and design? This session will look at the tools that are available to the small firm, as well as at the workflows that can streamline and take advantage of those tools. We will focus on how we can take advantage of these tools to be more competitive, provide additional services for new revenue streams, and pull currently outsourced workflows back in-house. With tools and services at your disposal like Revit LT software, Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform, and 123D software, you really can do things that were only possible before with the budget of a larger firm.
As a designer you need to perform on the fast track. What would you do if you had a very intuitive user-friendly interface? If you need or want a simplified high-performance workflow at several project phases, this session is for you. We’re going to see together how technology has impacted design in a big way. We will see FormIt software in action during client meetings or being used for highly collaborative communication with others internally or externally. You will learn about different approaches and best practices for using FormIt software as an early part of your design processes. At the end of this session you’ll be able to craft a successful plan for design goals.
With the integration of hand sketching into the digital workflow, we are no longer bound to the finite limitations of our tools. Step through an integrated design process, utilizing laptops and iPads in conjunction with SketchBook Pro software, FormIt software, Fusion 360 software, Revit software, and Dynamo visual programming language extension. In this course, learn how to integrate and capitalize on the power of design sketching in fluid conjunction with the Building Information Modeling (BIM) model. Learn how to utilize SketchBook Pro in the IOS/iPad to create initial sketch concept(s) and import into FormIt software as background for underlay and development of design into a 3D massing model. Develop the massing model utilizing cloud-based FormIt software in conjunction with further overlays and sketching in SketchBook Pro on a pen/tablet interface. Utilize FormIt conceptual energy modeling to orient and refine the initial design concept. Using Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform and Revit Model software within the massing environment, models and concepts are shared with the Production Team and distributed to the contractor/owner teams.