FormIt is available for free on iOS and in your browser. A FormIt Pro subscription is required to use FormIt for Windows, the most powerful and feature-rich version of FormIt. The FormIt Pro subscription also enables additional features on iOS and Web, like Solar and Energy Analysis. FormIt Pro is included in the Autodesk AEC Collection.
What happened to FormIt for Android?
In an effort to streamline the FormIt product offering, we had to make the hard decision to discontinue the Android app. If you have it installed, it will continue to run, but it is no longer available from the Play Store.
Starting in 2016, Revit ships with an add-in for working with FormIt data. When you import a FormIt AXM file into Revit, this add-in looks at each object in the file and re-creates it in Revit using the API. By default, everything in FormIt is categorized as Mass.
The FormIt Converter takes each Mass object and creates a Mass family in Revit using the Direct Shape API.
Direct Shape is a non-editable object used in IFC workflows. Although it is not editable, it has the distinct advantage of transferring full material textures between FormIt and Revit. Here is a tutorial that explains the FormIt to Revit workflow in more detail.
Can FormIt create walls, floors and other Revit system families?
Not directly. As stated above, each object defaults to Mass category. To create walls, floors, etc. you should import the model into Revit using the converter add-in and use native Revit tools to create system families from the underlying mass model.
Can Revit send data back to FormIt?
Yes. To import data back into FormIt, export all or, preferably, part of your Revit file to the SAT file format. There is usually no need to send ALL of your Revit data to FormIt. Instead, create a filtered view in Revit that only includes the minimal data (for instance, floors and walls) before saving to SAT.
Working with other apps
Why is the default file format ".AXM"?
The internal codename before FormIt was officially named was XModeler - so the file format we created was Autodesk X Modeler, or AXM for short.
Yes! FormIt for Windows has a completely editable keyboard map. Many common SketchUp shortcuts are already there by default, but you can edit them in the Edit > Preferences menu.
Can I use my DWG files?
Yes! FormIt imports 2D and 3D DWG files.
Common support questions
How do I get support?
You can start with your Autodesk reseller, or find us on the FormIt forum. It's best to search for the question you have first, and if it hasn't been answered, post a new topic and the FormIt team will respond.