Introduction to Forma

Forma (formerly Spacemaker) is now included with AEC Collection subscriptions, creating a better-connected workflow for bringing your ideas to life. This course provides you with the skills to intelligently explore numerous design options in a way that would not be possible without Forma’s artificial intelligence and cloud computing.

Course content for Introduction to Forma

  • Understand design categories and the logic associated with each
  • Learn the different methods of designing buildings 
  • Your go-to tool for quick and easy early-phase building design
  • Understand the different terrain capabilities in Forma
  • Design simple floor plans and explore area use and other space analysis
  • Geolocate objects and terrain  
  • Use Forma’s suite of analysis tools to quickly assess risks and opportunities
  • Compare up to six analysis results side by side to view design options
  • Compare different qualities of the same design simultaneously such as sun, daylight, wind
  • Assess the qualities and key metrics of a massing study
  • Improve façade allocation for better daylight   
  • Harness Forma’s 3D Sketch to create and modify complex shapes
  • Apply 3D Sketch features to your building such as tilting a façade or pitching a roof
  • Manage Hub members and their access
  • Send your Forma model to Revit to add a greater level of detail
  • Use Testfit for smart, parameter-driven parking structure design
  • Use Shapediver to integrate your Grasshopper scripts into your Forma design
  • Send your Forma model to Revit to add a greater level of detail
  • Use Testfit for smart, parameter-driven parking structure design
  • Use Shapediver to integrate your Grasshopper scripts into your Forma design

Benefits of Introduction to Forma Training

Quickly develop and evaluate design proposals
Perform a wide array of analyses on those proposals
Work on multiple iterations of a design simultaneously
Go from initial planning to detail design with minimal disruption

Expected Outcome

After completing this course, you will be able to improve project outcomes with conceptual design and modelling tools and real-time analytics. In addition, you can log in to your personal student account and download a personal certificate.

Expected Outcome

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