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Every month, we and our partners are hosting many events both online and offline, as well as attending conferences that might be relevant for many of you.
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Check out this video tutorial demonstrating the bi-directional data transfer between Rhino and Forma through the Rhino add-in.
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We'd like to tell you all about 22 updates that we've added to Forma since last monthly update and say a little about where we're headed next. Available now: Forma for Rhino improvements and easier download,  pile of new extensions (including Dynamo and AI tools), Proposal timelines for scrolling through your design history, SOC2 certification, More and better terrain for more locations ... and more!
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In this episode, I share the steps required to get original geometry from both Revit and Rhino into Forma. This includes using a public beta Rhino connector Autodesk developed to streamline the process while still being able to track area metrics in Forma!
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Forma's 2nd User Group Event on October 26th featured a sneak peek of the upcoming AU class, "Simplify Sustainable Design with Autodesk Forma." The event showcased exciting developments, including a Rhino to Forma Workflow demo, and a comprehensive lecture on AI tools for conceptual design. 
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Starting today, you can see the changes to a proposal visualized in the proposal timeline. You can go back in time and branch out from a past point in time, save snapshots, and view analyses ran on past proposals. 
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In this first episode, Dan shares the basic steps required to get started with Forma. then developing a design using massing tools that track floor and parking area metrics, and once the concept model is complete, the newly released Solar Energy analysis feature is presented. 
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Feature update for Explore: Roads and vegetation are now included! :railway_track: ️:deciduous_tree: Starting today, when you use the Explore feature, you'll not only generate basic buildings, but also discover roads and lush tree areas!
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Follow these suggested steps to begin your self-serviced learning journey with Forma
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Discover two efficient methods for creating parking designs in Forma and save valuable time. 
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This guide shows how to create a Forma project, add contextual data and populate your proposal and scenario layers.   
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This guide will teach you how you can quickly draw design options on a site in order to run a massing study.
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This guide explains the difference between proposals, proposal layers, scenarios and scenario layers, and how to work with these in a Forma project.  
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This guide shows how you can improve facade allocation for better daylight early in the design phase for a more sustainable project.
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Hello! See this 20 min demo of Next Gen projects.  Learn how to create a project and prepare the site, design new proposals and run analyses on the design.    See the timestamps in the link above for easier access to the parts you are most interested in.    Enjoy!
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