"I have been using form•Z for over ten years now and it continues to be an indispensable tool in my practice. There is simply no other program that allows me the flexibility and speed to quickly provide my clients images of their projects. The ability to execute 3D visualizations in real time has become a requirement for many complicated projects. Allowing my clients to analyze the form, material, and lighting of a project from its inception has allowed them to further stretch their imagination. Furthermore it allows for an understanding by all parties involved that only rarely existed before. form•Z continues to expand in ways that open up new opportunities for me and my clients without compromising speed or stability. Technical support has been extremely helpful and patient during those rare moments of frustration and it always provides an acceptable way around a problem."
"I am a freelance illustrator based in Austria, with a focus on technical illustrations. I have been in the business for about 20 years doing jobs for KTM, Siemens, VW, Swarovski, Rosenbauer, Mille Miglia etc., trying to stay as independent as possible and have fun at the same time. I started using form•Z when my clients started giving me CAD files from different systems that I had to figure out how to handle. So I looked for a software that could deal with different file formats, was precise, and could be run on a Mac. This led me to form•Z, which I have been using since."
"Project: Rambert Dance Company" The Rambert Dance Company is Britain’s ﬂagship contemporary dance company, it needs a new home for the 21st Century that reﬂ ects these qualities. As a repertory dance company, Rambert is on the road for most of the year, but when they do return home to London it is to relax, recoup, rehearse and also develop fresh new talent. The company has outgrown its current home in Chiswick, West London, and now needs a new base in a more central London location. This would give Rambert the space it needs to create new productions and more of an opportunity to work with the community. The Rambert Dance Company archive was set up in 1982 to record and preserve the company’s repertoire for future generations but currently it has no space to display it. This new facility to house an archive / exhibition space, dance studios, café / bar and theatre in a dramatically re-modelled central London building on Clerkenwell Road designed by this student, creates a place for all the Rambert operations and dreams to ﬂourish.
“As an architect who has been using form•Z as a design tool throughout my career, I have found form•Z to be an indispensable element of the architectural, construction, and furniture design aspects of my business. I have utilized form•Z to create everything from paperclips to 16 story buildings. I value form•Z for its ability to combine creativity with accuracy - promoting innovation in thought and design. When the design process is finished, form•Z facilitates the break down of complex designs for ease of construction in the field.
form•Z has helped me to both realize my own ideas, and broaden the lines of communication between clients and myself. A concept can be virtually ‘sketched’ within the software right from the beginning phases of design. Client feedback becomes interactive - since they can be involved at any point of the design development. Having such a strong presentation tool illustrates thoughts so efficiently, clients cannot help but understand my intentions. This alone has been instrumental in pushing the design envelope.”