Get to know your fellow C&M programmers and members of the C&M Engineering Team
Learn how to integrate Autodesk C&M solutions into your own product (desktop or C&M)
Learn how to identify new opportunities for your business and develop your own C&M solutions
Get the answer to those C&M programming questions that have been bugging you for so long
Ask your programming questions to our panel of hardcore cloud and mobile experts from our Forge Platform development teams. If you are writing solutions that are based on these technologies or you are just about to start and want to know more, then this is the perfect forum to get to know the people who create the APIs and services you work with and your fellow programmers who use those APIs. Come and ask questions, add your expertise to the discussion, or just listen and learn. This session features Forge and A360.
The intended audience for this lecture would be Software Developers who wants to understand web services development and technologies, who also are 3D enthusiasts with the desire of taking their Web apps to the next level,
Cyrille Fauvel got his first computer when he was 12 years old, and as he had no money left to buy software, he started writing code in assembly code. A few years later, he wrote code in Basic, Pascal, C, C++, and so on, and he’s still doing that. He’s been with Autodesk, Inc., since 1993, joining the company to work on AutoCAD software originally. He’s passionate about technology and computers. At Autodesk he’s worked in various roles, from the design side to manufacturing and finally to games and films. He is now an evangelist for the Forge API (application programming interface) and web services, and he has a desire to deliver the most effective creative solutions to partners using these APIs and web services.
Ben Cochran, Forge Software Architect has been developing and designing, software and hardware focused on connected distributed systems for more then 18 years. This includes software systems and hardware for distance learning, news media distribution and distributed design collaboration.
As the Directory of PaaS Strategy for Autodesk’s Cloud Platforms team, Shawn is focused enabling a vibrant ecosystem to reach new customers and new markets by combining the strengths of Autodesk and its partners. Specifically, he is defining a vision, strategy and execution plan for how Autodesk can enable partners to build new solutions and apps using Autodesk Forge Platform and SaaS application API’s. Shawn has 28 years of industry experience with 15 in product management, business and strategy roles.
Mikako Harada works as an architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) technical lead and Americas manager for the Developer Technical Services (DevTech) Team at Autodesk, Inc. She provides API (Application Programming Interface) technical support to the members of Autodesk Developer Network worldwide for AEC products. Prior to joining Autodesk, she worked as a researcher for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. While at ETH, she worked with projects involving the development of web-based collaborative environment with the Swiss building industry and web-based visualization projects for business data archive systems, aiming to enlarge knowledge by providing a means of visualizing a large amount of information. Harada was also a researcher at The Engineering Design Research Center of Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Scott Fahlman’s lab, and the Artificial Intelligence Cognitive Systems group at General Motors Technical Center. Her interests are in the areas of interactive techniques, optimization, and layout synthesis.
Dominique Pouliquen is the Senior Manager, Business Development for the ReCap Team at Autodesk. He is also leading ReCap Fly, Autodesk’s unmanned aerial systems initiative. He is based at Autodesk global headquarters in San Francisco, California. Dominique co-founded and was the CEO of REALVIZ, a company acquired by Autodesk in May 2008. REALVIZ computer vision technologies were successfully integrated into several Autodesk products, including 123D Catch®, Autodesk ReCap® and Autodesk Memento. REALVIZ was created in 1998, leveraging technologies developed at the National Research Institute for Computer Sciences and Automatics (INRIA). Dominique holds a Masters in Engineering from Ecole Superieure d'Electronique de l'Ouest in Angers, France.
Dominique Pouliquen is the Senior Manager, Business Development for the ReCap Team at Autodesk. He is also leading ReCap Fly, Autodesk’s unmanned aerial systems initiative. He is based at Autodesk global headquarters in San Francisco, California. Dominique cofounded and was the CEO of REALVIZ, a company acquired by Autodesk in May 2008. REALVIZ computer vision technologies were successfully integrated into several Autodesk products, including 123D Catch®, Autodesk ReCap® and Autodesk Memento. REALVIZ was created in 1998, leveraging technologies developed at the National Research Institute for Computer Sciences and Automatics (INRIA). Dominique holds a Masters in Engineering from Ecole Superieure d'Electronique de l'Ouest in Angers, France.
Stephen Preston is worldwide manager for Autodesk, Inc.'s, worldwide Developer Advocate Team. He and his team have 2 jobs: to help you use Autodesk’s APIs to build applications and add-ins that incorporate Autodesk technology, and to tell the Product Development Teams at Autodesk what APIs you need to build those applications. Preston lives in California with his wife, a dog, 2 cats, and 4 chickens.
Tom Winter has been with Autodesk, Inc., since 2013. With 13 years of experience in software development, great passion, and early adoption of mobile technologies, Tom has gained his expertise in mobile development (with emphasis in iOS). Prior to joining Autodesk he developed numerous mobile apps for a wide range of industries. Today he is the software development manager for A360 cloud-computing platform and Fusion 360 software mobile apps. Tom and his team lead the ongoing mobile development in the Cloud Platforms Group, driving best practices and uncompromising user experience.
This class will present how project teams can collaborate to develop information on a BIM project. We will initially look at setting up a plan of work to give clarity on which team members are delivering what information and when. Following this we will look at how designers can develop their designs using standardised BIM objects in Revit. Practical examples will then be given on how to link these objects digitally to the associated specification to better coordinate this information and reduce risk. We will finish by exploring the role of the cloud and big data in future workflows and show practical examples of how the Forge platform can accelerate this. Stephen was part of the team that developed the UK government’s BIM Level 2 standards and tools. As director of research and innovation at NBS, he has been fundamental in developing the products that led to NBS being the first UK Autodesk Solution Associate in 2016.
Collaboration in construction is challenging. How can you organise the quality in data and geometry with all these different parties and models? Which software do you use to check your model: Navisworks or Solibri? An IFC workflow with Solibri provides you with insights into the different clashes and the possibility to check in a rule-based manner. But how do you create reports and collaborate with team members? Does Navisworks manage a better workflow with more possibilities for everybody? With Navisworks you are free of file format. It is easy to append and update Revit, IFC, RCP or DWG files to a federated model in a single file. Check model geometry, duplicates, and data in a standardised way with Collaborea, the rule-based model checker for Navisworks. A report is no longer necessary because all the issues are visible and editable on a cloud platform using Autodesk Forge. Checking and collaborating becomes easy and editing the models in an Autodesk workflow is simple.
You’ve heard the buzz about this exciting new Autodesk platform called Forge. But what exactly is Forge? Forge is a platform of web service APIs that allow you to integrate Autodesk SaaS products (such as Fusion Team, BIM 360 Docs, etc.) into your workflows and/or to embed some of the components used in those Autodesk products into your own web or mobile applications. In this presentation I will explain in more detail what Forge is (and what it isn’t) - and show you examples of how to use Forge to enhance your on workflows and applications. This class is suitable for software developers, CAD & IT managers and decision makers.
Learn about what the Autodesk Forge platform is capable of and how you can benefit from it. In this session Brian Roepke will introduce some of the features within Forge and explain how this powerful, cloud-based software platform can be the build block for your next tool or product. Dr Stephen Hamil will then demonstrate how NBS have utilized the power of Forge to allow coordinated models and specifications to be viewed through the web browser. Live demonstrations of practical customer examples will also be shown from UK architecture and engineering BIM projects.
Your Building Information Modeling (BIM) data increases significantly in value the more you make use of it. Cloud-based technologies make this extremely easy. We explore how to connect the desktop and the cloud to make any BIM data you choose available to anyone you choose, including optional round-trip real-time editing of selected properties and features. This class discusses extracting information from your Revit Models, enhancing Collaboration for Revit workflows, new additions to the growing suite of The Building Coder desktop-BIM-cloud samples, AEC related Forge APIs such as the Viewer and the Model Derivative API. The latter enables easy translation of design files to different formats and extracting data from them to use almost anywhere. Using demonstrations and dissections of sample applications, we show how these programming tools can easily and vastly enhance your BIM workflows. This is an advanced class for experienced programmers. This session features Revit and Forge. AIA Approved
The aim of this roundtable is to gather individuals who are excited about how the future of making things is shaping the building and construction industry. We will look at how the industry has progressed from an age of 2D flatland data production, to the more advanced age of optimization of 3D digital data, to the present-day era of interoperability and collaboration in a new age of connection. We will focus on how we conceptualize, share information, collaborate, construct, and deliver smart buildings that can be analyzed, rated on performance, monitored, and maintained. The roundtable will look at how the present and future Autodesk, Inc., cloud technology—including Forge Platform—is set to radically change and revolutionize this process by making the transition from conceptual Building Information Modeling (BIM) to constructional BIM as smooth and seamless as possible. We will focus on how to optimally connect the digital data around designing, constructing, and managing buildings with reduced risk and improved outcomes. This session features BIM 360 Docs and Forge.
In this class, we will introduce you to BIM 360 Docs software’s API. BIM 360 Docs software is a cloud-based document management system tailored specifically for construction projects. As the document at the center of BIM 360 family products, BIM 360 Docs software promises to play an important role for unified development of the BIM 360 mobile and web platform. BIM 360 Docs software provides an API as a part of the Forge Platform Data Management API. Using the Forge Platform API, you can access documents stored in BIM 360 Docs software, display models using the Viewing API, and search data in the model. Using the API, for example, you can automate updating models from external applications, make a report to keep track of a team’s progress, and connect your own web services applications with BIM 360 Docs projects. We will show you how to get started with the BIM 360 Docs API, share examples of use cases, and demonstrate what you can do using the BIM 360 Docs API. This session features BIM 360 Docs and Forge. AIA Approved
We invite customers who have a need to simulate thermal management of electronics to attend this roundtable. We plan on discussing and discovering common electrical computer-aided design (ECAD) and mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) workflows, going from ideation, conceptual layout, and final design. Thermal management fits in this design process throughout and we will present some mockups on how we see the next generation of simulation fitting into the design process. We hope to gain insight from the roundtable regarding how participants currently manage the ECAD data and use it along with MCAD data to perform thermal simulation, where their struggles are, and what could be done to make everything easier. This session features CFD, Forge, and Fusion 360.
Learn how to unleash data hosted on Autodesk, Inc., with the Forge Data Management API. We will cover how to access, create, and share using Node.js sample coding on web-based apps. You’ll also learn how to integrate with other data providers, from both Autodesk and third parties. This session features Forge.
The Research Team at Autodesk, Inc., has been developing technology for the Internet of Things (IoT) since before people called it that. Project Dasher is a building performance management tool that displays historical and real-time sensor data inside a building model. The Research Team has taken the learning acquired while developing Project Dasher and used it to create technology that addresses the needs of the broader IoT market. This session will look at how IoT APIs (application programming interfaces) from Autodesk Research can be used to display information in websites integrating the viewer from the Forge Platform to inform the design process and even power generative design. This session features Forge and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
This class will introduce the Forge platform from the perspective of an early adopter – starting with business aspects, paradigm shift, cloud concepts, and the future of Autodesk cloud platform strategy. We will cover some of the technical challenges with web programming from the perspective of someone migrating from a desktop programming environment to the cloud, and discuss how to overcome them. We will then walk through some simple yet representative code samples helping you to get started with the Forge platform through the Viewer, Model Derivative API and Design Automation APIs. This session features Forge. AIA Approved
The Web world has changed. Now that all the most popular web browsers support WebGL, 3D on the web is a reality. With this Lab, Full Stack web developers who also are 3D enthusiasts will be able to create interactive web application and also get a head start to VR apps. The Forge Model Derivative API and zero-client Viewer allow developers to create interactive websites for all kinds of different markets where 3D CAD interaction could be added, and also full access to the metadata becomes available. This is a workshop on how to set up a Node.js server and client-side JS code to display and interact with any filename extension 3D model (CAD) using Forge - View and Data API. I will guide attendees through the entire process of building a simple application, including writing a node.js server, use of npm, hosting the web application and interacting with the 3D model by running different viewer JS extensions. This session features Forge.