Kevin Vandecar

Kevin Vandecar

Principal Developer Advocate

Kevin Vandecar is a Forge developer advocate and also the manager for the Media & Entertainment and Manufacturing Autodesk Developer Network Workgroups. His current specialty is 3ds Max software customization and programming areas. He is also working on  web development skills and exploring areas in Three.js. He is based in Manchester, NH, US. 

Posts by Kevin Vandecar

May 17, 2022

Fusion Data API now in beta release!

Fusion Data is the first full data model coming into the Forge data platform. You’ve heard us talking about the Forge data idea for the past few months and now it is a reality. Fusion Dat...

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April 12, 2022

Data Exchange Released! Forge Data Exchange APIs now available in Public Beta

We are very happy to announce the release of Data Exchange and a public beta for the Forge APIs. Data Exchange was released in Autodesk Docs, Revit 2023 and Inventor 2023 products last we...

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November 23, 2021

Model Derivative SVF2 enhancements - Part 2 Metadata

SVF2 and Metadata API Endpoints We have added some additional functionality to help with metadata/properties access. To start, let’s explain the difference between SVF and SVF2 metadata. ...

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July 13, 2021

UPDATE: SVF2 GA: the new streaming web format for Forge Viewer is now production ready!

Anyone working with the Forge Model Derivative service knows that SVF is meant for streaming design data for online viewing with the Forge Viewer. A new version of this format, SVF2, has ...

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October 21, 2020

SVF2 Public Beta: a new optimized viewer format

Last year at Autodesk University 2019 we discussed a new Forge Viewer format code-named ‘OTG’. This format was introduced in the BIM 360 service and you can find a short mention about thi...

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August 19, 2020

Call for private beta testers - SVF performance enhancements

If you or your customers have been using Forge Viewer with very large models, you may have encountered performance and scalability issues; e.g., The Viewer may be taking too long to load,...

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November 10, 2019

New RVT->SVF Model Derivative parameter generates additional content, including rooms and spaces.

In early September, an update of Model Derivative API service was released. The release notes are here: https://forge.autodesk.com/en/docs/model-derivative/v2/change_history/changelog/ Th...

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