Forma Community Knowledge Center
Share and learn how-to tips, workflows, and general knowledge articles about sustainability
Sort by:
A few weeks ago, I posted on LinkedIn about an Apartment Calculator Dynamo Script I had created using the Dynamo Player in Forma Beta. That post went viral – it has since been liked over 400 times and has been seen by close to 35,000 people! 
View full article
Last week we tried a fun experiment using Forma ..... ... And we were happy surprised with the results!!
View full article
We are happy to announce that we have just released the housing feature in Forma.   With our flexible housing feature, you can swiftly populate your site with diverse range of housing types and quickly iterate on your design. This feature accommodates low-density housing developments such as row houses, single housing, and duplexes.   I would also like to thank everyone who has provided valuable feedback on the housing prototype over the past three weeks (link). We have learned a lot from this feedback and it has surely enhanced the quality of our initial release.   Please try the new feature and let us know what you think!   Best regards, The team: Ragnhild, Ensi, Vegard, Kjetil, Pål, Martin and Arne  
View full article
🤓More personalized onboarding tailored to your unique needs 👩‍💻 The debut of our first generative design iteration 🤓More personalized onboarding tailored to your unique needs 👩‍💻 The debut of our first generative design iteration 💥 Open beta launch for Solar panel analysis 💚 Closed beta rollout for Carbon analysis 💣 Forma API Forum is set to go public next Monday
View full article
The FenestraPro for Forma extension will enable early stage understanding of the impacts of the building envelope on the internal spaces of the building, and how they relate to energy performance and carbon impacts.
View full article
We'd like to tell you all about 20 updates that we've added to Forma since last monthly update and say a little about where we're headed next. Available now: LoD2 buildings in parts of Germany Data provider map More detailed OSM Buildings
View full article
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.
View full article
We're excited to announce this release which greatly increases the reliability in Rhino interop and gets us another step closer to full release.   Critical fixes in pursuit of a wider distribution  - Fixed conflicts with other add-ins (including Speckle) - Install with or without admin rights for single or all users - Fixes many dropped geometry problems sending buildings from Rhino to Forma including files containing geometry with interior holes - Fixed problems receiving surrounding building context data - Fixed a potential port conflict with other local services - Removed the "Push Continuously" feature for now (we'll look at restoring it once the platform supports live updates more thoroughly)
View full article
Hello, We are thrilled to announce that we are celebrating the Forma Launch worldwide with our community. We would be delighted if you could join us in the nearest city to you at the following locations: Oslo, London, San Francisco, Paris
View full article
This guide will teach you how you can quickly draw design options on a site in order to run a massing study.
View full article
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!
View full article
We'd like to tell you all about 16 updates that we've added to Forma since the last monthly update and say a little about where we're headed next.  
View full article
 AU 24 was awesome and full of amazing classes from our community. Here is the best of it.
View full article
We are excited to announce the release of the initial set of terrain editing capabilities in Forma! With this update, you can now easily flatten the terrain in specific areas and apply grading around the designated footprints.  
View full article
This guide shows how to create a Forma project, add contextual data and populate your proposal and scenario layers.   
View full article
This guide explains the difference between proposals, proposal layers, scenarios and scenario layers, and how to work with these in a Forma project.  
View full article
On March 12th, the Forma community members gathered for their 3rd Community Event in the Netherlands. The gathering was hosted by Heembouw.  
View full article
Ever wondered what happens during a hackathon? Or why developers love the concept so much that they will travel to a different country and even sacrifice a good night sleep to be part of it?  If so – this one is for you!    
View full article
Try out our new tool for measuring distances in 3D space!
View full article
Check out this video tutorial demonstrating the bi-directional data transfer between Rhino and Forma through the Rhino add-in.
View full article