Posts about Design Automation API

December 9, 2019

Forge on Node-RED - Visual Programming for Forge

Node-RED is a powerful tool for building Internet of Things (IoT) applications with a focus on simplifying the ‘wiring together’ of code blocks to carry out tasks. It uses a visual programm...

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December 2, 2019

Run additional programs inside a WorkItem

The main purpose of using Design Automation API's is to run various Autodesk products on the cloud. However, you may have some existing programs that are needed in order to implement a requ...

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November 1, 2019

Run command from an AutoCAD AppBundle

There is a sample for running a WorkItem on Design Automation API for AutoCAD (DA4A), but since it's using a shared Activity, it's not clear how DA knows which command to execute. The tutor...

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October 30, 2019

Run iLogic Rule without AppBundle

The way you usually work with Design Automation API is that you: 1) Create an AppBundle 2) Create an Activity which uses the AppBundle 3) Run a WorkItem based on the Activity However, if yo...

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October 21, 2019

Open file from zip

Opening a model from a zip file that you provided as one of the inputs for a WorkItem is really easy. You just have to add "zip": true for the input parameter in your POST activities reques...

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September 27, 2019

Forge DevCon @ AU Germany – a must go

For those of you who haven’t yet signed up, there’s still a little time left to register for this year’s European Forge DevCon being held on October 14th 2019. The event runs the day before...

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September 24, 2019

Pass path to Design Automation

Depending on what your AppBundle and Activity is designed to do, it may need a relative path for some of the files. On Windows the backslash '\' is used as the directory separator character...

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