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  • Using form•Z with Revit - fast, easy-to-use 3D modeling program to complement Revit, easy interface, organic shapes are breeze to model, available in 3 versions: pro, jr, free, Michael Anonuevo, CADdigest.com, Apr 7, 2015
  • form•Z pro 8 Brings New Modeling Concepts to Architects - impressive dynamic sections, layout tool, realtime rendering engine, materials library, real-time Boolean features, automatic plane, subdivision surfaces, Bill Debevc, CADdigest.com, Mar 20, 2015
  • Q&A with Chris Yessios, CEO of AutoDesSys - first release of formZ, meaning of it, sales in US vs overseas, formZ's suitability for architect's workflow, generating 2D drawings from 3D models, future plans, details of software lineup, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, March 12, 2015
  • The New and Dynamic formZ 8 - has new subdivision surfaces modeling tools, bridging command, twist tools, rendering technology based on updated OpenGL, grouping structure helps users organize project's materials, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 20, 2014
  • Create a 3D Church with formZ - multimedia tutorial on modeling church and related terrain using formZ RenderZone Plus, Novedge, Aug 2007
  • An Interview with Chris Yessios, CEO of auto.des.sys (formZ) - Chris talks about "generic" features of form.Z, why to choose it, more, Franco Folini, Novedge Blog, May 21, 2007
  • form*Z 6.0 - easy-to-use, full-fledged 3D modeling, rendering and animation application, but lacks support for 2D plans and sections, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, November 30, 2006
  • Make it Real - visualization software reviewed: Artlantis Studio, V-Ray for Rhino 1.0, form*Z 6, Modo 201, LightWave 3D v9, Penguin for Rhino and AutoCAD, NuGraf and PolyTrans, Entourage Arts Libraries and AliasStudio 13 PLE, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, October 1, 2006 (more form*Z reviews, LightWave reviews, NuGraf reviews, StudioTools reviews)
  • Preliminary Design Tools - important tools for AEC industry: Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Sketch Book Pro 2, Wacom Cintiq, Scan2CAD, IDEAL Scanners & Systems, PlanTracer, Google SketchUp 5, AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop 2007, Autodesk Building Systems 2007, ArchiCAD 10, Form*Z 6, and Rhino, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, July 1, 2006 (more Adobe Photoshop reviews, Sketch Book Pro reviews, tablet pc reviews, Scan2CAD reviews, IDEAL Scanners reviews, PlanTracer reviews, SketchUp reviews, AutoCAD reviews, ADT reviews, ABS reviews, ArchiCAD reviews, Form*Z reviews, Rhino reviews)
  • New form.Z Release Makes Object Animation Part of the Modeling Process - available for both Windows and Mac, form.Z version 6.0 has new object animation feature for 3D modeling; other features are: model morphing, parametric deformations, branched and skinned lofting, and 3D printing, Randall S. Newton, AECnews.com, June 21, 2006
  • Plugging in Prefab - form*Z used to design prefabricated building elements applied to a subsidized-housing project, Bill Jordan, Architecture Week, August 3, 2005
  • AEC From the Ground Up - Top Tools for Preliminary DesignTools for Preliminary Design - various tools that can help the architect with preliminary design include Wacom Cintiq, Alias Sketch Book Pro, Photoshop, Plan Tracer, SketchUp, form Z 5.0, Autodesk VIZ, 3ds max, Alias Maya and Studio, ArchiCAD, Architectural Desktop and Revit, for preliminary design, H.Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst AEC, April 1, 2005
  • form Z 5.0 - great creative tool but no substitute for production CAD software, Steven S. Ross, Cadalyst, April 1, 2005
  • form*Z 5.0 - what's new in this full-fledged 3D modeling, rendering and animation application, which can be used to create highly detailed and accurate models across a variety of design fields, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes Newsletter, February 15, 2005
  • Macworld 2005 - a report from the recent gathering on what's new and noteworthy in the Macintosh AEC- and CAD-related industry, including the release of the new low-priced Mac Mini, and updates on form*Z, VectorWorks and SketchUp and Microspot, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes Newsletter, January 12, 2005
  • New Hardware and Software Seen at SIGGRAPH 2004 - reviews of  Rhino 4.0, form*Z 4.5, SensAble's new haptic system, and 3D displays, Joe Greco, Cadalyst MCAD Tech News #127, August 19, 2004
  • AEC From the Ground Up: Multimedia Presentation Tools - reviews of SketchUp 4.0, Autodesk VIZ 5, form*Z 4.0, SketchBook Pro 1.1, Toshiba Tablet PC, Wacom Cintiq, QuadriSpace Presenter and Presenter Pro and ArchVision's RPC, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, August 16, 2004
  • Visualize This! - reviews of rendering and visualization software: ImageStudio 1.0, StudioTools 11, Autodesk VIZ 2005, form*Z, Piranesi 3, NuGraf Rendering System, AccuRender 3 and 4 and Rhino 3, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, August 16, 2004
  • form*Z 4.1 - an overview of the capabilities of this general-purpose 3D modeling, rendering and animation application, and a look at some of its new features, Rick Bernstein, Architosh, June 22, 2004
  • What's New in 3D Design Software - brief reviews of Alibre 6.0, AutoCAD 2004, form*Z 4, trueSpace 6.6, TurboCAD Professional 9.5, Rhino 3.0 and VectorWorks 10.5, John E. Wilson, Cadalyst, February 12, 2004
  • auto*des*sys form*Z 4.0 - advancements in modeling and renderings make this tool a strong contender to all of the competing product lines, RenderNode Magazine, January 13, 2004
  • Share Your Vision - CAD Visualization Tools - roundup of visualization software: Artlantis, form*Z RadioZity 4.0, 3ds max 6, LightWave 3D 7.5b, NuGraf Rendering System 4, AccuRender 3.1 and Rhino 3.0/Flamingo 1.1, Ron LaFon, CADALYST, August 2003
  • 5 MCAD Companions for 3D Design - reviews of Argon v5, form*Z 4.0, Rhino, truespace and VectorWorks 10, Joe Greco, DE Online, November 2002
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