In this class, we introduce you to the BIM 360 Glue API. The Glue API is composed of 2 parts: a web services API and a display component (viewer). The web services API is REST-based. It allows you to access BIM 360 project data in the cloud, such as users, models, and actions. The display component (or viewer API) can be embedded in your application. It provides additional control to its user interface and allows you to customize the viewing experience. Using the Glue API, you can, for example, automate updating projects and models from external applications. BIM 360 Glue keeps track of user's actions as data in addition to traditional model-centric information, which can be used for progress tracking, health monitoring of projects, and so on. As BIM 360 Glue is totally cloud-based, you can connect your own web services applications with the Glue projects. We also show you examples of use cases and demonstrate what you can do using the Glue API. This class assumes you have a basic understanding of web programming, such as web services. Working knowledge of the REST API is helpful for understanding the discussion.
Developers who are interested in learning the BIM 360 Glue API and are planning to build web services and client applications using Glue
Manu Venugopal joined the BIM 360 team in 2012, where he led the API level development and integration of BIM 360 Glue collaboration platform with technologies and services for AEC industry. Currently Manu is working with Autodesk Consulting, designing and architecting system integrations and solutions based on BIM 360 platform. Prior to joining Autodesk Manu worked as a researcher with various industry organizations in developing BIM standards, workflows and implementations. Manu finished his Doctoral degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focused on developing BIM and technologies for virtual design and construction and data interoperability standards. Manu has authored more than 20 peer reviewed publications.
Mikako Harada works as an AEC Technical Lead and Americas Manager for the Developer Technical Services (DevTech) team at Autodesk, providing API technical support to Autodesk Developer Network members worldwide primarily for AEC products. Prior to joining Autodesk, Mikako was a researcher at universities and private research labs and worked in the areas of interactive techniques, optimization and layout synthesis. She is based in the Autodesk office in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.
Have you ever heard someone in your office say, That's the BIM guy's job, not mine.? The role of BIM in construction is changing. Soon BIM will be ubiquitous across all of our operations. Currently, most third-party training materials focus on the complete package of tools within the software. Many times this training revolves around the key strokes that are needed to achieve outcomes as designed by the software manufacturer, but fails to meet the specific necessities of the contractor. Instead, we need to adapt our training strategy to focus on how BIM integrates into our current project delivery workflows. By educating our personnel on the process first, we can then break down the technical content to support the idea of just-in-time training. In this roundtable session, we share experiences and lessons learned through our efforts to motivate and influence adoption of model-based project delivery within our operations groups, and we also share examples of ways to track enterprise-level progress.