formZ 7 Released

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formZ 7 Released!

August 8, 2012

 

 

formZ 7 logo

FormZ 7 has arrived and Smart Technology is providing an easy upgrade path for existing users of formZ or users of bonZai3D to upgrade. FormZ offers a form generating environment much more powerful, dynamic, intelligent, yet easier to use than any of its previous editions. Not only can you build any form you imagine with formZ, it can also ignite discoveries of forms that you may not have thought of otherwise.

 

 

Here are the main ingredients in formZ 7: To download the formZ 30 day Trial: download
  • You start with a smart interface that senses what you intend to do and protects you from unwanted actions. This includes automatic picking and automatic guides that assist you in drawing accurately.
  • Fully parametric and dynamic generation of 3D formsthat can be further manipulated at any time after their initial generation.
  • Reshape tool that, by capitalizing on real time Boolean operations, offers more sculpting actions that produce robust solid models that can easily be fabricated.
Faucet Nurbs Blend
Reshape Example
  • Totally overhauled suite of NURBS tools combines unprecedented easy of use and power. The new NURBSanalysis features aide in the evaluation and refinement of your design
  • Powerful formula tools create complex curves and surfaces based on mathematical formulas with ease. The included predefined library of shapes is a launching point for a whole new method of form creation.
  • Components are enhanced symbols that include the ability to edit the component directly where it is placed. Components are also embedded in project’s making them less dependant on external library files.
  • The complete interface and the tool palettes are fully customizable, including the newly introduced favorites palette, where you may place the tools you use frequently for instant access.
  • Newly introduced workspaces group related tools and palettes together making it easy to switch between tasks. User defined workspaces allow for creation of custom workspaces.
  • The traditional formZ drafting and modeling environments found in previous versions have been merged combining the power of both in a unified environment. This powerful combination yields long desired features such as dimensions, hatching and line styles to 3D.
Interface Example
Interface Example 

  • Layout sheets can be used to compose different views of a model and/or sections and/ or construction details together with notes and dimensions and have it printed to send to the construction site.
  • The modeling interface has been enhanced with a new shaded working environment. Traditional wire frame, hidden line, shaded full and doodle rendering are included. Photorealistic, global Illumination and sketch rendering is available with the optional RenderZone plugin.
  • Dynamic clipping planes allow for non-destructive cutting of models. This real-time dynamic interface allows for complete inspection of a design.
Interface Example

  • The new Sun Palette enables the quick evaluation of natural light in a building on any given day or time. Quickly create animation of the sun light through a day or an entire year.
  • Present your designs interactively on line with the new VR creation features. These allow you to create web ready interactive panoramic and 360 object movies of your design.
  • Interoperability, a traditional strength of formZ, has further been enhanced with updated translators and a new Rhino import feature.
  • Models can be animated within formZ to produce movies for presentation purposes. Or they can be fabricated using any of the contemporary 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, CNC, or Milling machines.
Metro Rail
Come ride along with us!
Metro Rail
formZ 7 Trial version HERE.FREE use of formZ for 30 days

Learning simplified with Webinars Available On Demand

Watch and learn formZ anytime, at your leaisure. Click HERE to select a session to familiarize yourself and master the tools at your command!

formZ 7 Upgrades

form•Z Users on the family plan and those that have purchased formZ 6.7 recently qualify for an automatic upgrade to form•Z 7. Instructions on how to download your software along with new installation codes will be emailed to you shortly. If you are interested in purchasing an upgrade please visit the Smarttec purchase page here or contact sales@smarttec.com.au  and for those that BUY or upgrade before August 31 and use the Voucher code ‘formz7‘ at checkout will get a 10% discount.

Image CreditsFormula Surface and Faucet Blend, by Matthew Holewinski; Taiwan DayformZ Interface and Mongol Junk, by John Alexander; Willow2D to 3D, by Matthew Holewinski; Metro Train, by Matthew Holewinski.

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