formZ 9 is a powerful 3D design application featuring a variety of modeling personalities and tools with an easy to use interface to express and communicate your imagination. It is based on advanced 3D solid and surface modeling methods that maintain accurate representations as you progress from design to visualization, layout, animation and fabrication.
Available for MacOS X 10.11 or later and Windows 7/8/10.
Surface Modeling tools including Booleans, NURBS and Subdivision Surfaces.
Native support for 64 architecture on OS X allows for more content creation.
Exports SKP, DWG, DXF, SAT, STEP, DAE, and STL for 3D printing.
SIMMETRY Object Symmetry creates a plane of symmetry for an object. Subsequent operations to the object maintain symmetry by updating the opposite sides of the model to match. This functionality has special consideration for NURBs curves, NURB surfaces and Sub-D objects.
REFERENCE FILES Reference Files are simply data from one project displayed inside another project. Reference files allow for complex static data to be maintained in external files and supports collaboration where files can be shared between team members as a design evolves.
SCRIPTING Python scripts in form•Z are an easy way to extend the functionality of form•Z to add your own utilities or create a custom design design tools. Most of the form•Z functionality is available to a form•Z python script.
CREATIVE DESIGN TOOLS Enhance form generation with tools a new suite of tools, including: Voronoi diagram, Point Scatter, Surface Scatter, Volume Scatter, Parametric Map, Wrap tool and Delaunay Triangulation.
NURBS TOOLS A comprehensive suite of NURBS tools combines unprecedented ease of use and power. The NURBS analysis features aid in the evaluation and refinement of your design.
PARAMETRIC GENERATION Fully parametric and dynamic generation of 3D forms that can be further manipulated at any time after their initial generation.
INTERACTIVE DISPLAY The form•Z interactive display takes advantage of modern OpenGL capabilities. This is most noticeable in Shaded Full display mode with real time ambient occlusion, bump mapping, soft shadows and multi sampling features.
FORMULA TOOLS 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.
SUBDIVISION TOOLS Shaping and sculpting of subdivision surfaces with simple, easy to use controls. Subdivisions are useful for tensile structures; organic surfaces ranging from exotic roofs to character meshes, these tools make form•Z a versatile modeling tool.
ROUNDING AND BLENDING Advanced rounding and blending operations enable the creation of smooth transitions between surfaces. Advanced features like variable radius and hold line rounding make it possible to create unique solutions.
ANIMATION form•Z projects can be fully animated in form•Z Pro. This includes animation of the camera, objects and lights. Animation tracks can be created for the individual parameters of the parametric objects which allows for craetion of dynamic designs.
LAYOUT form•Z Draft Layout is a 2D application that is used for the preparation of drafted documents of 3D projects. This application has both world scale a paper scale working environments and includes a suite of predefined title blocks in standard pater sizes.
3D PRINTING The internal water tight modeling representation used by form•Z means that form•Z models are ready for 3D printing. Models can be directly exported to industry standard formats for transfer to any 3D printer, CNC or milling process.
COMPONENTS Components make it easy to reuse and share frequently used content. Components can be embedded in the form•Z project or stored externally in directory of project files. Components can be easily be created and modified in form•Z. A library of entourage components is provided.
MATERIALS form•Z includes an extensive library of materials that are ready to use. The Materials editor allows you to create your own materials and materials groups.
DYNAMIC INTERFACE The form•Z intelligent interface 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.
RESHAPING The Reshape and offset tools capitalizes on real time Boolean operations to offer sculpting actions that produce robust solid models from interactive actions.
DYNAMIC CLIPPING PLANES Dynamic clipping planes Dynamic clipping planes allow for non-destructive cutting of models. This real-time dynamic interface allows for complete inspection of a design.
SUN STUDIES The 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.
VR - AUGMENT form•Z Includes an interface for the Augment reality app. With Augment, you can visualize your form•Z models in real world settings, at real size, in real time on OS X and Android mobile devices. Click Here for more details.
VR - SKETCHFAB Sketchfab a Free platform to publish, view and find 3D models online. With the form•Z an interface for Sketchfab you can upload your textured models directly to the Sketchfab community. Click Here for more details.
Educational License Features
AutoDesSys formZ 9Educational Student Version is for faculty and students.
formZ 9Educational Student Version:
does not expire nor have any limitations.
may be used in an office environment.
becomes a professional licenses upon graduation.
The license is not transferable.
is upgradable - at corresponding price pending academic qualification at time of upgrade.
Limit one per student or faculty.
Schools may order multiple licenses to use for educational purposes.
Academic qualification a prerequisite.
Proof of Academic Status
Students, Faculty, Staff & Schools Proof of academic qualifications may be requested via email at any time during the license period. Failure to provide proof of valid qualification documents will result in the cancellation of the license.
Sending the Proof Information regarding where to send your Proof of Educational Status will be automatically e-mailed to you upon receipt of your order. You can also check our Educational Orders FAQ.
Technical Support Novedge does not provide technical support for educational versions of the software. If you need technical support please refer to the manufacturer website for additional information.
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Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly run formZ are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i5
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO P620
Hard Drive: 500GB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Novedge, in partnership withHigh Speed Computing, can also provide the perfect hardware for your design needs,pre-installed with your software, at a very competitive price. Contact us to discuss custom-configured workstations and laptops.