Posts about Tips and Tricks

September 24, 2019

BIM360 Docs: Setting up external references between files (Upload Linked Files)

Translate composite Revit models on BIM360 Docs, just like the "Upload Linked Files" of the BIM360 Docs Web UI does!

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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 charact...

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May 31, 2019

Deploying to Design Automation from Visual Studio

Since pretty much all the Design Automation v3 engines require Windows environment for building their addins or plugins, wouldn't it be great if we could automatically deploy build artifact...

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May 9, 2019

Quick deployment of Forge applications to Azure

Microsoft Azure has recently introduced Azure Resource Manager (or ARM ) - a service for centralized deployment and management of resources such as virtual machines, databases, or web appli...

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April 23, 2019

ID's in the Data Management API

When debugging things it can be useful to know what the various id 's in the Data Management API look like - see above picture. You can use the https://derivatives.autodesk.io/ sample as we...

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March 18, 2019

Debug access rights issues from access token

You can run into various issues by trying to access a resource that does not belong to you or by using the wrong scopes when requesting an access token. See Setting the scope for the access...

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