AutoDesSys form·Z 8.5 Pro

  • FormZ

form·Z 8.5 Pro 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 form·Z , it can also ignite discoveries of forms that you may not have thought of otherwise.

main features of form·Z 8.5 Pro

   
  • 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 forms that can be further manipulated at any time after their initial generation.

  • A Reshape tool that, by capitalizing on real time Boolean operations, offers more sculpting actions that produce robust solid models that can easily be fabricated.
   
  • Totally overhauled suite of NURBS tools combines unprecedented ease of use and power. The new NURBS analysis features aid 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 form•Z drafting and modeling environments found in previous versions have been merged combining the power of both in a unified environment. This powerful combi-nation yields long desired features such as dimensions, hatching and line styles to 3D.
   
  • 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.
   
  • 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 form•Z, has further been enhanced with updated translators and a new Rhino import feature.

  • Models can be animated within form•Z to produce movies for presentation purposes. Or they can be fabricated using any of the contemporary 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, CNC, or Milling machines.

main features of RenderZone 8.5

   

Final Gather

Final gather creates ambient light by distributing it non uniformly. It does this by calculating a single bounce of light in the scene. As a result, areas which are otherwise not reached by light directly are now illuminated. If one desires, a more accurate illumination can be calculated through radiosity, by allowing light to bounce more than once. Final gather will incorporate the extra illumination from radiosity together with light from advanced light types, such as environment and atmospheric lights to create illumination with a high degree of realism. It may be combined with ambient occlusion for images of the best quality.

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AutoDesSys form·Z

upgrade + trade up pricing

formZ 8.5 upgrades
Pricing until 30th November 2017

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System Recommendations

The following are real-world system recommendations for running form·Z 8.5 Pro. In some demanding cases, we would suggest a more capable machine than is described by these recommendations. Some form·Z features require an active internet connection. The form·Z 8.5 Pro user experience is always improved by faster processors, video card and additional RAM.

form·Z 8.5 Pro System Recommendations - Mac
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.12+ (El Capitan)
Processor: 2.1+ GHz Intel™ processor
RAM: 4 GB Recommended, 1 GB RAM Minimun
Hard-Drive Space: 5 GB+ Hard drive space, 2 GB Minimum
Video Card: 512+ MB of memory or higher
Additional Options: Internet Connection: required for product activation, software updates and access to on line manuals and tutorial videos.

DVD Drive: required for software installation for orders delivered on DVD disc.

form·Z 8.5 Pro System Recommendations - Windows
Operating System: Windows 10 ; Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 7
Processor: 2.1+ GHz Intel™ processor
RAM: 4 GB Recommended, 1 GB RAM Minimun
Hard-Drive Space: 5 GB+ Hard drive space, 2 GB minimum
Video Card: 512+ MB of memory or higher
Additional Options: Internet Connection: required for product activation, software updates and access to on line manuals and tutorial videos.

Note: form·Z is supported on dual/multiple processor cores with Full Raytrace Rendering Mode.
form·Z will work on Windows computers that have HyperThreading (HT) enabled. However this will generally slow down the RenderZone renderings. Therefore, unless you need this enabled for other applications, we would generally recommend that you disable this (from your Bios or Setup).

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*prices and specifications subject to change without notice eligibility for reduced upgrade or subscription pricing dependent on ownership of qualifying existing licence and serial number all systems come with 90 days teletech support as standard terms and conditions apply