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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

 

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Forge Viewer models

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.

 
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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

Issues

Docs

Checklists

Model Coordination (beta)

Cost Management (beta)

 

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Forge for construction

For Business Owners

Stunning synchronized sales configurators

Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems employs the Forge platform to share and synchronize design information with customers over the internet. The company stores all project data in Forge and integrates data between a sales configurator, used to define specifications, and the design systems that house the CAD tools (Revit, AutoCAD, and Inventor).

 
Forge APIs and Autodesk services used

Design Automation API Viewer Revit Design Automation API for AutoCAD Inventor

 

See how Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems did it

Collect and consolidate data in the cloud

AECOM uses Forge to move data to the cloud, storing it in a single location and removing the burden from local computers. This ensures that project stakeholders have on-demand access to data from any device and location, creating a better level of transparency.

 
Forge APIs and Autodesk services used

BIM 360 API BIM 360 Revit

 

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Forge AECOM dashboards

Integrate VR with BIM workflows: Resolve

PIRO CIE saw an opportunity to build on its work and bring 3D models and AR/VR environments to the construction site, all on mobile devices—while removing the need for heavy software systems entirely. 

 
Forge APIs and Autodesk services used

BIM 360 API Data Management API Model Derivative API Viewer Design Automation API Design Automation API for 3ds Max Design Automation API for AutoCAD BIM 360 Inventor Maya Navisworks Revit

 

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Augmented reality

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.

Viewer

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.

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Integrate with the new unified Autodesk Construction Cloud platform to create seamless construction and field management workflows with builders’ critical documents and 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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Featured Event

Forge at Autodesk University

Autodesk University is back for another global, digital conference in 2021! It's free, virtual, and will be held during the following dates below. 

October 5-7 Americas

October 6-8 EMEA and India

October 13-14 APAC and Japan

 

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Featured Blog

Forge Online Bootcamp this September

July 30, 2021

Back again and in time for Autodesk University is the Forge Online Bootcamp. The event is recommended for software developers who are either just getting started with the Autodesk Forge platform, or looking to refresh or improve their skills in this area. Register now for free. 

 

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