Stephen Preston

Stephen Preston has been with Autodesk since 2000, focusing on providing programming support, consulting, training and evangelism to external developers. He started his career in the UK and now lives in California in the US. Stephen’s current position is Global Manager of Developer Technical Services (DevTech), the worldwide team of API gurus providing technical services through the Autodesk Developer Network.

Stephen started his career as a scientist, and has a D.Phil. in Atomic and Laser Physics from the University of Oxford. When he’s not programming, he is an avid and eclectic reader, and loves to get out and about running or hiking in the Northern California countryside.

Posts by Stephen Preston

April 13, 2020

Forge Pricing Explained #3 - What does each Forge API cost?

This is the last of my three blog posts explaining the Forge business model. The three posts are: How to Access Forge Forge and Cloud Credits What does each Forge API cost? (This post) So...

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April 10, 2020

Forge Pricing Explained #2 - Forge and Cloud Credits

This is my second of my three blog posts explaining the Forge business model. The three posts are: How to Access Forge Forge and Cloud Credits (this post) What does each Forge API cost? F...

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April 8, 2020

Forge Pricing Explained #1 - How to Access Forge

The first post in series of three explaining the Forge business model. In this post I explain how to enable your access to Forge.

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February 20, 2020

Design Automation V2 API Retirement

V2 of the Design Automation API will be retired on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020. If you haven't yet migrated your application to V3, you have until then to do so before your application stops ...

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October 10, 2019

Cross-industry classes at Forge DevCon

Perhaps buildings give you a buzz. Maybe machines make you misty-eyed. Whatever your industry preference, don't completely ignore the classes in the 'other' tracks at Forge DevCon. Most o...

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September 24, 2019

Business-Related Classes at Forge DevCon

Next in our series of class recommendations for different audiences at Forge DevCon, is our list of classes relevant to business decision makers (a.k.a. people who don't end every sentenc...

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September 19, 2019

Mechanical Design & Manufacturing Classes at Forge DevCon

As promised in my last blog post, this is the first in a series of posts from our Forge DevCon Las Vegas class selection team with class recommendations for different audiences at Forge D...

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