Posts about Tips and Tricks

June 2, 2021

Temporary workaround for mapping between SVF1 and SVF2 IDs

If you're one of our hard-core fans who like living on the edge, and you're experimenting with the new, heavily optimized SVF2 format, you have probably noticed that when converting the s...

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May 31, 2021

Proxying Forge Viewer

When building Forge applications with multi-tenancy support or custom authentication, it is important to be able to proxy requests to Forge, for example, to ensure that a specific user ca...

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May 24, 2021

Material swatches in Forge Viewer

When developing a configurator-like application using Forge Viewer, perhaps you would like to allow your users to apply different types of materials to individual elements of their models...

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January 7, 2021

Serverless Forge applications in Azure

Recently we've been getting questions around the same topic: "What would be the most cost-effective way to run my Forge application on Microsoft Azure?" To address that question, let's ta...

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December 16, 2020

Forge & Progressive Web Apps

Quoting Wikipedia: A progressive web application (PWA) is a type of application software delivered through the web, built using common web technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript....

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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

EDIT: Ever since this blog post has been published, the AEC utilities in Forge Viewer (including the 2D to 3D mapping) have been refactored. If you're using one the latest versions of the...

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