Updates to the Forge platform in advance of the DevCon


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In anticipation of next week’s first Forge DevCon, the Forge platform has just been updated. Here’s a quick look at what’s new and changed:

Forge Platform APIs

You’ll notice there’s a new Data Management API, which allows you to access data stored in A360, Fusion 360 and Autodesk’s Object Storage Service. This is going to make it much easier to keep things simple and consistent when developing applications requiring access to design data.

The Model Derivative API is another new API that does a few different things. Firstly it allows you to translate models into SVF – which is consumed by the Forge Viewer – as well as a few other “published” formats such as OBJ and STL. It also provides access to the data in the translated models – it’s the “Data” that was formerly part of the the “View & Data API”.

On the changed side of things, the viewing component from the View & Data API is now simply called the Forge Viewer (or just the Viewer). As it’s really a…

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