From DevDay Online 2016 Webinars

Last month, we held a series of webinars titled “DevDays Online 2016”. They are online version of Developer Days presentations that we gave in several cities across the world last November and December. They are intended for people who couldn’t attend the conferences in person.

I was responsible for BIM 360 API updates. If you watched a recording of the last year’s my DevCon session, the baseline of the contents are similar. But it was slightly updated with the news about the preview of Data Management API access for Docs being released.  If you are new to Forge API and interested in using the API with BIM 360 Docs and family products, this will give you a good overview of what Forge API is about in the context of BIM 360.

Here is the link to YouTube:

BIM 360 API update, by Mikako Harada

You can find the slides here.

I’m also adding links to other presentations from the same DevDays Online Webinars below:

Mikako

Forge Authentication API

As I mentioned in my previous post, BIM 360 uses the following Forge API’s:

  • Authentication (OAuth) 
  • BIM 360 (HQ) API
  • Data Management API
  • Model Derivatives API
  • Viewer

So far, my focus has been on a big picture discussion about Forge in respect to BIM 360. Let’s shift a focus a little and look at each component level. As a starting point, let’s take the first one, Authentication or OAuth.

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BIM 360 and Forge Overview

Occasionally I get requests to have a call to discuss about BIM 360 and Forge. While the context of what people are trying to accomplish are different, some people tells us that they hear conflicting information about availability of different API’s. I will try to clarify the status of API’s for BIM 360 as it stands today.

The fact that Forge is continuously evolving, in particular, Forge support for Docs is still under development, is most likely contributing to the confusion. In addition, I see there are two factors that seem to make API discussion for BIM 360 fuzzy:

  • BIM 360 is a collection of different web services. Some are Forge while others are not.
  • Forge is platform technology, which in turn a collection of component technologies that some of BIM 360 web services are built on top.

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Android App for BIM 360 Docs

I just heard that the Android version of mobile app for BIM 360 Docs finally released! It’s available for download from the Google Play Store. This is THE first Android app for BIM 360 family products (aside from the BIM 360 Team which is a branding change of A360 Team and whose Android app is already available.)

The BIM 360 Docs Android app is an free app. You can use it to access your BIM 360 Docs data. The first version focuses around viewing project documents, models, markups, and issues. More functionalities are expected to come, including the ability to download files for offline access, and more advanced issue and markup management features.

If you have an Android device, please give it a try.

bim-360-docs-android

Mikako

Materials from Forge Hackathon

Long overdue. But I myself ended up looking for the materials from the Forge Hackathon, two-month long series of online events to promote web services apps submitted to Autodesk App Store. So here is this, I’m listing them here as a reference.

Introduction to BIM 360 API (HQ API)

This is the session I did. I talked about BIM 360 API, i.e., account level API a.k.a. HQ API. BIM 360 HQ API provides comprehensive coverage. The API gives you an access to the data stored in BIM 360 Enterprise account. You can read/create/modify projects/companies/users information. In the session, I first discuss about the current scope of BIM 360 API, gives a quick product overview, followed by the detailed discussion account level API.

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