19 Jan 2020

BIM 360 Cost Management API - Public Beta is Here

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BIM 360 Cost Management API is here. 

Today we’re announcing the availability of BIM 360 Cost Management API as public beta. 

BIM 360 Cost Management API (Cost API for short) provides full read/write access to the data stored in BIM 360 Cost Management module, which that allows you to manage cost and budget changes to your projects. You can access budgets, contracts and change orders information through the API.

Using the Cost API, you can:

  • Read, create, update and import (i.e., bulk create) budget items.
  • Read, create, and update contract packages.
  • Read, create, and update change orders and cost items.
  • Upload and download attachments to a budget, contract, change order, and cost item.
  • Download documents or file packages generated from change orders and contracts.

Using API, for example, you can extract budgets data to export to external system and import back to the BIM 360 Cost module. 

For information about the product features, see the BIM 360 Cost Management help documentation.

For more information about the Cost API, please check out the official API documentation on forge developer portal. The tutorial section will be a good starting point to understand how Cost API works.


Code Samples on GitHub: 

Recordings and Presentations:  

Regarding two GitHub samples, their author, Zhong Wu, is planing to make bog post with more detailed information in coming days. Stay tuned for more blog posts by him to follow. 

If you have questions, feel free to ask question through our normal forge support channel:  


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Mikako Harada

Mikako Harada

Mikako Harada works as an AEC technical lead and Americas manager for the Developer Technical Services (DevTech) team at Autodesk. 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...

Zhong Wu

Zhong Wu started his career in Autodesk since 2006 on AutoCAD Architecture as a software developer with more than 6 years working experience. After that, Zhong moved to Autodesk Development Network(now is renamed to Forge Partner Development) team as a Developer Advocate mainly focus on the API support/consultant for Maya/MotionBuilder, and started to contribute in Forge evangelism and support with the growing...