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Access design and engineering data in the cloud with the Forge platform. Whether you want to automate processes, connect teams and workflows, or visualize your data – you can now create those applications and so much more using Forge APIs.

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What is the Forge Platform?

The Forge Platform offers APIs and services that help you access and use your design and engineering data via the cloud. Check out this video to learn more.

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See what you can build with the Forge Platform

Whether you are a developer, a business owner, or both – check out some of the things you can build with Forge APIs.

For Developers

Visualize 2D & 3D models on the web

Display 2D and 3D views of your designs on your website by embedding the Viewer in a web page. Enable powerful tools that let your audience interactively control section cuts, explode assemblies, and take measurements in a browser. 

APIs used

Viewer Model Data


Explore the Viewer

Viewer Model

Run automation scripts in the cloud

The Design Automation APIs allow you to access the automation capabilities of Autodesk’s core products as cloud services. Almost any task you can automate on your desktop application can now be automated at scale using the Design Automation APIs.

Explore the APIs

Design Automation API for AutoCADDesign Automation API for InventorDesign Automation API for RevitDesign Automation API for 3ds Max


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Build apps for BIM

BIM 360 APIs allow developers to integrate with the Autodesk BIM 360 platform and extend its capabilities in the construction ecosystem.

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Account Admin




Model Coordination (beta)

Cost Management (beta)


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BIM 360 Construction

For Business Owners

The Forge Viewer in action: VINCI Facilities

VINCI Facilities used Forge to create a 3D interactive viewer that provides building operators with real-time facility visibility, helping them address issues as much as 30% faster.

Forge APIs and Autodesk services used

Viewer Model Derivative API Design Automation API Revit


Read more about VINCI’s success

TwinOps Application

Automating Inventor model creation: IMAGINiT

IMAGINiT turned to Forge to help a manufacturer accelerate time to market by using the Design Automation API to automate Inventor model creation in the cloud.

Forge APIs and Autodesk services used

Design Automation API Data Management API Inventor


See how they did it

"The new Forge-based design tool saves our engineers time on every project. More importantly, customers can complete their own designs online without knowing how to use Inventor." 

- Kelly Kokesh, Engineering Services Manager, Advanced Drainage Systems 

Integrate VR with BIM workflows: InsiteVR

InsiteVR used Forge to connect VR-powered coordination meetings to BIM 360 workflows, saving users time as they connect to up-to-date models.

Forge APIs and Autodesk services used

Viewer Model Derivative API Data Management API BIM 360 API BIM 360 Navisworks Revit


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Forge is APIs

Forge tools help companies build applications that tap into their design and engineering data.  From automated processes to alerts.  3D in-browser to virtual reality. Forge APIs can be combined with existing software systems to innovate how you work and get more from your data.


Render 3D and 2D model data within a browser. The models can come from a wide range of applications such as AutoCAD, Fusion 360, Revit, and many more.


Integrate with the Autodesk BIM 360 platform to extend its capabilities to reach segments of the construction ecosystem that don’t have direct access to BIM data.

Design Automation API

Leverage the Forge Platform to automate repetitive tasks and run scripts on your design files in the cloud.

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Forge at Autodesk University Pre-Events

Want to learn the latest in building Forge applications and brush up on your skills. Join one of these AU pre-events.





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Sept 16, 2020

Registration is now live for Autodesk University. Register early to reserve your place in this historic first ever virtual experience. This year there is no cost to attend the event, but you still need to register. So be sure to save your spot get the most out of your experience.


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Trained by Autodesk experts, these certified partners can help you deploy your custom Forge-powered solutions, systems integrations, and more.

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