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.
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 Display data from one project inside another project, to maintain complex static data external files and share them with team members as a design evolves
Scripting Python scripts in formZ are an easy way to extend functionality and add your own utilities or create custom design tools
Creative Design Tools Enhance form generation with new forms, 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
Parametric Generation Fully parametric and dynamic generation of 3D forms that can be further manipulated at any time after their initial generation
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 Create complex curves and surfaces based on mathematical formulas with ease. A predefined library of shapes is a launching point for a whole new method of form creation
Subdivision Tools Shape and sculpt subdivision surfaces with simple, easy to use controls. Subdivisions are useful for tensile structures, from exotic roofs to character meshes
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.