Autodesk Forma: Cloud-based software for early-stage planning and design

Improve project outcomes with conceptual design and modeling tools, and real-time environmental analytics.

Latest Forma features and news


The power of Autodesk Forma and Revit combined

Maximize the performance of your conceptual design studies with this interoperability.


What’s new in Autodesk Forma – April 2024 Update

Discover the many updates we’ve released between January and April. 


Introducing the flexible House tool

How Forma’s House tool simplifies the creation of low-density housing.

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What you can do with Autodesk Forma

Solar energy potential analysis in Forma

Better decision support with real-time analytics

Uncover greater insights into your site and its surroundings in real time with AI powered analyses for key factors such as sun hours, daylight potential, noise, wind, and microclimate. Better insights mean better outcomes.

Comparing analyses in Autodesk Forma

Make, evaluate, and optimize for better projects

Model complex design concepts in full 3D in just minutes. Test and evaluate multiple design solutions, and optimize for a multitude of constraints.

Interoperability features in Autodesk Forma

Bring your data and designs downstream

Connect your favorite design tools to Forma through extensions. Starting with file-less sync with Revit, Autodesk Forma helps project teams fluidly move proposals from planning into detailed design.

Other capabilities of Autodesk Forma

Automatic datasets

Forma sources specific datasets such as terrain, buildings, and boundaries (select markets only).

Smart design tools

Draw fluidly in 2D and 3D with dynamic tools that automate functions and takeoffs while you design.

Parking design

Rapidly get relevant parking metrics including number of parking spots and access driveways.

Powered by cloud computing

Continue to design while you run analyses in the cloud. See the results in seconds or minutes.

Import and export

With support for file formats, including IFC and OBJ, move your work to and from other AEC software.

Free viewer access

Share your projects in the cloud with team members, regardless of subscription status.

Save with Autodesk Forma in the AEC Collection*

The AEC Collection provides a cost-effective bundle of CAD, BIM, and cloud software for those who design, build, and make. Save big on Forma, Revit, AutoCAD, and more in the AEC Collection versus standalone.

The Collection provides designers, engineers, and contractors a set of useful tools that support projects. *Compared with purchasing included products separately

Discover the power of Forma in the AEC Collection

Video: Interoperability features in Autodesk Forma

Connect your BIM to data-driven design

Connect your design workflow from Forma to Revit and back again, from desktop to cloud.

Revolutionize your site planning

Win more projects by rapidly studying your sites with real-time key figures and design tools.

Stay updated on the latest releases

Forma users benefit from continuous feature updates throughout the year.

Forma resources


Video tutorials for Forma

Discover curated video playlists for enhancing your Forma learning journey, customized for different learning stages and needs.


Get to know Forma

Discover our learning resources, and get started with Forma in just a few simple steps.



Our vision for Forma

Learn about Autodesk’s vision for the Industry Cloud, and how it will unite teams, workflows, and data.


Autodesk Forma: Make tomorrow’s cities

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Autodesk Forma?

Released in 2023, Autodesk Forma is the first set of capabilities of the industry cloud for AEC. This first offering expands the BIM process to the early planning and design phase. Conceptual design capabilities, predictive analytics, and automations help planning and design teams make solid foundations for projects.

Who uses Autodesk Forma?

Currently, anyone who is involved in early-stage planning. Whether you’re an architect, urban planner, or real estate developer, Autodesk Forma helps you make solid foundations for your projects.

How is Autodesk Forma different from Autodesk Platform?

The Autodesk Platform consists of industry clouds and a set of common, cloud-based services that will provide a single environment that connects the tools, data, and capabilities you and your partners need at every phase of a project.

Autodesk has released Autodesk Forma, an initial set of capabilities of the AEC industry cloud for early-stage planning and design. Conceptual design capabilities, predictive analytics, and automations help planning and design teams to make solid foundations for projects.  In the future, Forma will unify workflows across teams that design, build, and operate the build environment. Read more here (US Site).

What is the pricing and availability of Autodesk Forma?

The price of an Autodesk Forma subscription is monthly, annually, or for 3 years.

Autodesk Forma is also available through the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection. The price of the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection subscription is monthly, annually, or for 3 years. Please visit to learn more.

How do I log into Autodesk Forma?

If you have an active subscription, you can log into Forma with your Autodesk account at

Not a subscriber? You may be eligible for a free trial

How do I convert my Autodesk Forma free trial to a paid subscription?

Buy Autodesk Forma here. When buying your subscription, enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial. Learn more about converting a trial to a paid subscription.

How secure is Autodesk Forma?

Visit the Autodesk trust center (US Site) to understand how we build trust, secure your assets, respond to security incidents, and protect your data.

Who do I speak to about my existing Spacemaker subscription?

All Spacemaker subscribers will continue to have access to the software, now named Forma. If you have any questions about your existing Spacemaker subscription, please contact us here.

How does Autodesk Forma connect with other Autodesk products and external applications?

Autodesk Forma has import/export support for a range of AEC software, including support for IFC and OBJ, as well as two-way file-less sync with Revit.

In which locations does Autodesk Forma offer automated data?

Available data sources vary across from country to country. You can find a breakdown of what is available in your market here.

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