Posts about Tips and Tricks

September 15, 2020

Snappy viewer tools

Have you ever thought: "man, I like how the Forge Viewer tools like Markups or Measure snap to different parts of 2D drawings, I wish my viewer extension could do that, too"? Well, wonder...

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August 10, 2020

Accessing design metadata without the Viewer

Sometimes, developers need to be able to access the metadata of their designs in Autodesk Forge without necessarily using the viewer. In this post we will take a look at some of the optio...

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July 30, 2020

Custom shader materials in Forge Viewer

Applying custom shader materials to your model elements in Forge Viewer is not an officially supported feature but - as with many other customizations - there are ways to get this done wi...

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January 22, 2020

Automation Test & Automate workflow with Postman Collection Runner

Follow @JohnOnSoftware Postman collection is used pretty frequently to quick check with Restful API, and we also provide some Postman collections for you to do a quick check, please see t...

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January 22, 2020

Postman Collections for BIM 360 Cost Management API

Follow @JohnOnSoftware As we just announced the public beta release of BIM 360 Cost Management API at blog post, and I also prepared the 2 following samples to show the possibility that y...

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December 17, 2019

How to fix ngrok reconnecting (x509 certificate signed by unknown authority)

In our forge learning tutorial sample for listening to callbacks we use ngrok, some developers are facing "x509: certificate signed by unknown authority". To fix this you need to create a...

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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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