We were excited to announce the release of Autodesk Takeoff API! In this first release of Takeoff API, the focus is to provide read access; in particular, to access inventory data stored in Takeoff product

Using API, you can read following information: 

  • Measurement system under project admin 
  • Classification systems 
  • Packages 
  • Takeoff types 
  • Takeoff items   
  • Content views (i.e., refers to either a 3D BIM model view or a 2D pdf sheet that a user could use to create takeoffs.) 

For more information about the Takeoff API, please check out the official API documentation on Forge developer portal. The tutorial section will be a good starting point to understand how Takeoff API works.

Documentation:

Presentation and Recording:  

Takeoff API postman collections:

Code Samples on GitHub: 

About the above two GitHub samples, their authors, Zhong Wu and Joao Martins, are planning to make blog posts with more detailed information about them. Stay tuned for more blog posts with details. 

If you have any question, feel free to contact us through our Forge support channel.

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Developer Advocate

Zhong Wu started his career in Autodesk since 2006 on AutoCAD Architecture as a software developer with more than 6 years working experience. After that, Zhong moved to Autodesk Development Network(now is renamed to Forge Partner Development) team as a Developer Advocate mainly focus on the API support/consultant for Maya/MotionBuilder, and started to contribute in Forge evangelism and support with the growing of...

João Martins

Developer Advocate, Forge

Joined the Developer Advocates team in 2020, João works mostly with .NET application. He is a Civil Engineer graduate with experience in software development. You can count on him to help you with your AEC related topics.

Mikako Harada

Mikako Harada works as an AEC technical lead and Americas manager for the Developer Technical Services (DevTech) team at Autodesk. She provides API (Application Programming Interface) technical support to the members of Autodesk Developer Network worldwide for AEC products.


Prior to joining Autodesk, she worked as a researcher for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. While at...

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