Course info
April 25, 2017
2h 17m

Have you ever wanted to produce a conceptual 3D model that would be loose and flexible, using an intuitive set of modeling tools that didn't get in the way of your creative flow, and at the same time provided seamless transfer of data between software platforms such as Revit, Infraworks 360, Insight 360, and others? In this course, Introduction to Conceptual Design in Autodesk FormIt 360 Pro, you'll learn how to produce a conceptual model of a pool and pool house, using the same skills required to produce any conceptual 3D model using a real-world project. First, you'll set the stage for your conceptual model by specifying a geographic location, perfect for site analysis. Next, you'll begin producing your conceptual model as you learn to place and mold objects into conceptual form. Finally, you'll add materials preparing your model for presentation. When you're finished with this course, you'll not only be familiar with the fundamental skills necessary to produce conceptual models in FormIt 360 or FormIt 360 Pro, but you'll also be able to apply those skills in producing highly informative conceptual models, geographically located, prepared for site and energy analysis, and ready for presentation. Software required: FormIt 360, FormIt 360 Pro.

About the author
About the author

Shane, is the Design & Visualization Coordinator for Guernsey in Oklahoma City. He has been producing construction documents on CAD and BIM platforms for over 18 years, and enjoys the work. He also has several years of experience teaching architectural design on a collegiate level, and considers teaching a passion.


Hi everyone, my name is Shane Foote and welcome to my course Introduction to Conceptual Design in Autodesk FormIt 360 Pro.

I’m the Design and Visualization Coordinator at Guernsey and have been practicing and teaching 3D modeling and design in the AEC industry for over 20 years. And, I thoroughly enjoy it!

FormIt 360 is becoming a preferred conceptual modeling tool in the industry due to its seamless integration with Autodesk’s Revit, Infrawork’s 360, and Insight 360 software solutions. This course is designed to get you modeling quickly and proficiently in FormIt 360, enabling you to develop complex designs for site and energy analysis as well as for presentation purposes.

The topics we will be covering in this course are applicable to both the FormIt 360 and FormIt 360 Pro versions of this software.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  1. User Interface Navigation
  2. Georeferencing the project
  3. Basic and Advanced Modeling Tools
  4. Adding Materials for Presentation
By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid understanding of the tools and concepts necessary to create visually engaging conceptual models for analysis and presentation purposes.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn FormIt 360 with the Introduction to Conceptual Design in Autodesk FormIt 360 Pro course, at Pluralsight.