22 Aug 2023

August News Recap


We don’t want you to miss any of this month’s updates. Below you’ll find a full recap of this month's major announcements, new code samples, documentation updates, events, and more.


Register for Autodesk DevCon

Our Munich DevCon event on 9/11-9/12 is currently two spots away from being sold-out, but we still have some space available to attend the San Francisco DevCon 9/6-9/7! This is an event you don't want to miss. The conference that brings together software developers building with Autodesk Platform Services is back. Learn about the latest APIs and SDK releases you can use to build applications and solutions with your Design and Make data. Don't miss the boat and get your ticket today.

Register for San Francisco 9/6-9/7

Register for Munich 9/11-9/12 

You can now add collaborators to your app or transfer ownership to a colleague

We’re excited to announce the release of the Add Collaborators and Transfer Ownership application features on Autodesk Platform Services. This new functionality improves collaboration between teams during application development and gives you more control over who can view and edit app information. Learn more here.

Getting a Token with PKCE - Single Page App

The purpose of this blog is to share a quick way to test and obtain your three legged tokens using PKCE method in the context of a single page app (you can refer here for more details). Read the blog here.

Introducing the New Token Estimator Tool from APS

Autodesk Platform Services (APS) offers a suite of APIs and web services that help you tap into your Design and Make data to make some awesome applications. With these tools you can build 3D Viewers, Digital Twins, Configurators, enterprise integrations, dashboards, and so much more. The model is simple. Most of the APS APIs are free to use, except when you make API calls to Premium APIs, you will be charged a fee per usage. But how do you estimate and forecast these costs? Read on to learn how.

Call for feedback - .NET SDK Beta

We are looking for early adopters to help us with the Beta program for .NET SDK, including Data Management with OSS, Model Derivative and Webhooks. Interested in experimenting? Learn more about how you can participate here.

Introducing Interactive Viewer Examples using Codepen

The viewer documentation has been enhanced with the introduction of a fresh collection of interactive examples. These examples are designed to provide you with hands-on demonstrations of various features and functionalities. This addition aims to offer a more engaging and immersive learning experience, allowing users to explore and grasp the usage of viewer in a practical manner.  Read on.


Data Updates

Fusion Data API is now called Manufacturing Data Model API

The ‘Fusion Data API’ has a new name. Starting 19 Jul 2023, the new name will be 'Manufacturing Data Model API’. Autodesk delivers collaboration, data management, and enhanced product workflow capabilities to our customers, through Design and Make Data.  The Autodesk Platform will use the Autodesk Data Model to manage, organize, and connect your design-and-make data across our industry clouds, to enable new workflows and possibilities for your business. Learn more here.


Code Samples and tips

Check out our latest code samples to jumpstart your application.

Continue to learn more with all previous code samples here.


Autodesk Developer Network

Autodesk Product Collections now available to order

Submit your requests using the software request form on the ADN members extranet – for more details click here.


Customer Stories

Staticus & Blogic: Business data and construction models united in real-time progress reports

Staticus is one of the largest façade contractors in Northern Europe, specializing in united curtain wall systems. Staticus relied on manual processes to integrate business data with model data from design to manufacture to install. They sought a pre-built solution that links model data with business data. They chose Blogic’s Vcad, an integration that connects BIM to PowerBI’s analytics and visualization tools.

Artelia: Simulation and sustainability - Bringing carbon impact into view for building design

Artelia is an international multidisciplinary engineering and project management company with services that span the project lifecycle. In more than 40 countries, Artelia serves clients in the transportation, water, energy, building, and industrial sectors. They built a web app that fills data gaps to provide carbon footprint analysis early in the design process. The app overlays the building model with color-coded simulation that represents high/low cost and high/low CO2 footprint. 



We want you to get the most out of Autodesk Platform Services. We're here to provide you the best learning opportunities and materials. From informal group chats, week-long events to 1 on 1 help, and beyond, we have a resource for everyone.

APS at Autodesk University

Autodesk University is our flagship event is back in Las Vegas this year on November 13-15.Check out this blog to learn more about where you can find APS at AU this year including at our APS Forum, in the expo hall, in Theater Talks, and many classes. Registration is now open. 

APS Tuesdays

Autodesk Platform Services (APS) Tuesdays is a free weekly webinar for anyone interested in powering digital transformations, digital twins, insightful dashboards, enterprise integrations, automations, and more. Come join our 45-minute introduction to learn the basics of Autodesk Platform Services, what people are building, and ways you can benefit. Learn more and save your spot here.

Coffee Break

Every 2 weeks, join Autodesk Developer Advocates to chat about what's new and in development, over a cup of coffee.

The Doctor is In

Book an appointment with our team of experts and receive live answers to your technical or business questions. We're here to help!   

Coffee without Commitment

A developer coffee break just for our Portuguese developer community! Join us for our next chat on September 21st.


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