Following on from the recent release of Formit. There are a host of add-ins within Revit that can support to extend workflows to support your business on projects. Further links are included at the bottom of this article.
The latest release of Autodesk Formit provides an enhanced user experience and useful features and functionality. I want to touch on a short summary of the latest Must-Knows:
Orthographic Elevation Views
View your FormIt model in 2D orthographic elevation and combine with Section Planes to create section-elevations.
More Visual Styles Customizations
Customise more Visual Styles than ever before! Tweaks to overall scene brightness and contrast, shadow intensity, and background/sky/ground plane colours. (FormIt for Windows only)
A New Geometry Type: Meshes
Meshes are great for improving the 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. We also added Meshes to the Selection Filter on all platforms.
Adjust Material Placement on Faces
Override the default Material position, scale, and orientation on a per-face basis using the Adjust Material Placement dialog. (FormIt for Windows only)
Visualise the sun's placement in the sky and move the sun directly by dragging it along its path to change the time of day.
Plugins enable custom 3D workflows and bespoke modelling functionality using the FormIt API. Use the built-in Plugin Manager to easily install plugins from the FormIt team and learn how to make your own plugins. (FormIt for Windows only)
Service Changes - BIM 360 Docs
BIM 360 Docs is replacing A360 Drive for cloud file storage. Open, Save, and Export your FormIt data to multiple BIM 360 Docs accounts and projects for better collaboration, and take advantage of BIM 360 Docs features previously not available to FormIt customers.
Integration with Dynamo now allows designers to connect their BIM workflows up for early conceptual design in ways that broaden the creative horizons.
Dynamo is now integrated with FormIt for Windows as a desktop application, enabling graph authoring and execution from inside FormIt using your local Dynamo files. (FormIt for Windows only)
2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.