Let’s say you’ve been an Autodesk customer for a long time. You’ve got decades of your intellectual property captured in AutoCAD drawings. If you’d like to leverage that data to showcase your work to your customers, then Autodesk Forge is for you.
Forge is our application program interface (API) platform and supporting materials (sample code, manuals) as well as a community of developers who uses those APIs. Although Forge is intended for our customers and 3rd party developers to be able to use our web services, we use Forge for our development of the cloud-based services that we offer. You can leverage Forge in the same ways that we do.
Forge is defined by 5 groups of APIs:
Design Automation API
The Design Automation API gives you the ability to run scripts on your design files, taking advantage of the scale of the Forge Platform to automate repetitive tasks. The API currently works with DWG files, but private beta testing is underway for Inventor and Revit…