Posts about Tips and Tricks

November 6, 2020

Implementing Custom Markups

The Autodesk.Viewing.MarkupsCore extension provides a limited support for implementing your own kinds of markups. Let's create a "smiley face" markup! What is and isn't possible Before we...

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October 6, 2020

Mapping between sheets and 3D views of AEC models

When working with AEC models in Forge Viewer, developers sometimes need to be able to map 2D sheet coordinates to 3D view coordinates and vice versa. Let's take a look at how that could b...

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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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