Overview of the Design Automation API
The Design Automation API allows you to access the automation capabilities of Autodesk’s core products as cloud services. Almost any task you can automate on your desktop application can now be automated at scale using the Design Automation API. You can get work done quicker and more reliably. What’s more, because the Design Automation API is a web service, you can connect these tools with your business systems to provide complete workflows that can utilize automation to accelerate work processes, improve business flexibility, and generate new business opportunities.
Design Automation API for AutoCAD
Run add-ins and scripts to process or create DWG files
The Design Automation API for AutoCAD allows you to access AutoCAD running in the cloud as a Forge service, creating a scalable platform for you to run custom add-ins, scripts and AutoLISP routines to create, modify or process your DWGs. By leveraging the API with AutoCAD, you can automate common workflows at scale, such as generating project documentation, updating title blocks, checking CAD Standards compliance, and purging and plotting DWGs.
Design Automation API for Inventor
Run add-ins and iLogic to process or create IAM/IPT/IDW files
The Design Automation API for Inventor allows you to access Inventor Server running in the cloud as a Forge service, creating a scalable platform for you to load custom add-ins and run iLogic rules. From routine automations such as design checking (for compliance with CAD standards), generating drawings, or exporting BOMs (for integrating with pricing data or overlaying with materials), to bulk operations such as mass migration of thousands of files, you can leverage APIs to offload your automation jobs from your desktop to the cloud.
Design Automation API for Revit
Run Revit add-ins to process or create RVT/RTE/RFA data
Design Automation API for Revit is Revit’s engine running in the cloud as a Forge service. It provides access to the full Revit DB API without a Revit desktop install, so that you can build cloud-native apps and services that create, extract, and modify Revit data. Now you can create automations and customize workflows like creating custom Revit families (RFAs), exploring and analyzing model data, extracting and producing automated reports from RVTs, and automatically creating documentation. The Design Automation API enables unparalleled access to Revit data when and where you need it.
Design Automation API for 3ds Max
Run MAXScript, Python and 3ds Max plug-ins with 3ds Max Batch
The Design Automation API for 3ds Max is 3DS Max running on the cloud as a Forge Service, allowing you to load plug-ins and run MAXScript in the cloud. Using Design Automation routines, you can build custom solutions that make use of 3ds Max API capabilities for 3D data modelling, animation, rendering and simulation. Whether you're working with 3ds Max files or any of the many formats supported by 3ds Max, you can now automate 3DS Max tasks at scale using Autodesk Platform Services APIs- including optimization, rendering, publishing and more.
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The Design Automation APIs from Autodesk Platform Services gives you access to Autodesk's core products and cloud services. Learn more about design automation and what you can create with the APIs.