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Autodesk has established a set of cloud services, APIs, and SDKs, so developers can quickly create the data, apps, experiences, and services that power the future of making things.

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Forge Platform

Imagine an ecosystem with frictionless connections between every touch point of the product development lifecycle, from early stage design to engineering to operations. We’re building a platform that enables the rapid development of this ecosystem.

The Forge Platform contains an expanding collection of web service components that can be used with Autodesk cloud-based products or your own technologies. From visualizing data to 3D printing, take advantage of Autodesk’s expertise in design and engineering.

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Join our community of developers and innovators

"The Fusion 360 API offers scaffolding for a platform that integrates design, manufacturing, and supply chain. Making way local production in small entrepreneurial shops doing fulfilling work."

—Ted Hall, CEO & Founder of ShopBot Tools, Inc.

"We are excited to use the Autodesk Fusion 360 API to provide an end-to-end service for IOT or electronic hardware developers that shortens the time to product commercialization and scaling up manufacturing production with the resources of the global supply chain."

—Lucas Wang, CEO, HW Trek

"Our partnership with Autodesk provides a true end-to-end manufacturing solution for turning design-led ideas into reality by connecting the Fusion 360 community to our virtual machine shop of scalable CNC machining and production services from qualified U.S. suppliers."

—Drura Parrish, CEO and Founder of MakeTime

Learn more about Forge

Forge Program

We’re dedicated to supporting our community with valuable resources, from one-on-one support to forums and events.

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Forge DevCon

Meet—and get inspired by—one of the largest communities of cloud developers, and learn about the tools that will help you capitalize on the future of making things.

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Forge Fund

Autodesk has established an investment fund of up to US $100 million to accelerate advances in the future of making things. Are you changing the way things are designed, made, and used?

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