Autodesk Formit: Planning Sites from DWGs
- on November 23, 2020
- Categories: Construction
Sometimes taking a DWG Site Plan in Autodesk FormIt and turning it into a 3D geometry can be a difficult process. However, portraying the site as both accurate and visually appealing can really make a building stand out. Find out how through this in-depth tutorial.
If you’ve tried to bring a DWG site into FormIt to create a Site from, you may have encountered an issue with parts of it staying grouped even when you use the Ungroup All command. This is because layers can come in as nested groups and meshes that FormIt’s basic “Ungroup All” command is unable to resolve from DWGs.
Thankfully, FormIt has a plug-in to resolve this issue, Mesh + Unmesh All. If you haven’t used a FormIt plug-in before, don’t worry! All plug-ins are already loaded in the Plug-In side menu.
Find the icon on the side menu that looks like a plug, click on it to open the menu of plug-ins, find the one that says “Mesh + Unmesh All”, click the checkbox to turn it on.
Now you will notice a new icon on the side menu. The icon will resemble the Context Menu icon for converting Objects to Meshes. With this tool turned on, we are ready to go.
Working with Site contours in FormIt can be a simple task with the right tool! Being able to sculpt and sketch Sites in FormIt gives you the ability to make more detailed sites easier. It adds dimension to projects.