Michael Beale

Michael Beale


Michael Beale works for Autodesk Cloud Rendering team and focuses on client/server mashups that make the web-browser appear super-powered.  Starting with Autodesk Homestyler, then LMV-viewer, Prooflab and more recently a Stereo-Panorama service with webVR.

Posts by Michael Beale

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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July 24, 2020

Updates to Navisworks NWD translation engine coming

A new Navisworks engine update is coming - will this effect you ? Let's find out ! The Forge "Model Derivative Service" uses Navisworks to convert NWD files to SVF for ForgeViewer. We wil...

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February 20, 2020

add Revit Levels and 2D Minimap to your 3D

Add a 2D 'mini-map' to the corner of your forge viewer

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February 12, 2020

Beginners guide to Design Automation with Visual Studio Code

Summary: This is a quick 'no code required' introduction to Design Automation. We are going to walk through the process of converting a DWG with 5 sheets, into a single PDF, using Design ...

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January 16, 2020

Loading Multiple Models in Forge Viewer v7

With version 7 of the viewer, there is a new way to load multiple models with `loadDocumentNode`. In version 6, it was just a matter of calling `loadModel` without calling `teardown()`, b...

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January 10, 2020

Better iPad navigation for Forge Viewer

This is a quick blog post on improving the navigation experience, when you are browser models on your iPad. On an iPad, you use pinch / zoom, pan and rotate gestures using two fingers. It...

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