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The new FormIt iPad app from Autodesk uses real-world site information to create forms in context and support early design decisions with real building data. The app enhances BIM workflows by allowing users to synchronize designs in the cloud for further refinement using Autodesk Revit software products and other applications. Easy-to-use tools and a gallery of shapes enable users to quickly create forms and directly manipulate them using gestures for model changes. Designs can be saved to the cloud for easy access and sharing and can be transferred to desktop applications via RVT or SAT file formats for a more continuous BIM workflow. Layers such as maps and satellite images of the site can be added to enhance the value of the model. A location-aware Shadow Study tool allows users to explore the effects of the sun.
The Autodesk FormIt app is available for free in the iTunes App Store.