We recently shared the new AEC Data Model API (details here), and we welcome 2024 with one tutorial in the very first BootCamp of the year leveraging this new API.
If you're joining the upcoming BootCamp in January (specifically the AEC Data Model API day), there are a few prerequisites you'll need to fulfill to follow along with the instructions of the January 25th tutorial.
We will describe each one of these prerequisites and why they are required below.
* Please make sure you go through all prerequisites as soon as possible in the order they appear
Firstly, you will need an Autodesk Construction Cloud account from the AMER region. The AEC Data Model API works based on Revit 2024 designs hosted on ACC hubs in the AMER region, so having a hub is required. Although the scope of this tutorial is just reading data, we recommend that you create a separate project for testing the AEC Data Model API. If you don’t have access to an AMER ACC hub, you can find options for getting a test account on this blog. Make sure you have access to an ACC hub in the AMER region and only then proceed to the next prerequisite.
Once you get access to your hub, you’ll need to enable it to generate AEC Designs from uploaded Revit 2024 files. To make this possible, the account owner of the ACC hub you’re interested in using needs to join the AEC Data Model API beta. We recommend doing this as soon as possible as this process might take up to three business days and after that, there are still prerequisites to be fulfilled before the bootcamp. So, please reach out to your ACC hub owner and ask him/her to join the AEC Data Model API beta! After your ACC account gets enabled, every time you upload a new Revit 2024 file to your hub, it will generate one equivalent AEC Design. This only works against files uploaded after your hub is allow listed. Please, reach out to us in case it takes longer than expected. The process works just like in the diagram below:
With the first two steps covered, it’s time to make our design data ready to use with the AEC Data Model API. For our tutorial, we prepared a subset of files that you can download here. You just need to download the .zip file, unzip it, and then upload the Revit files to your account at least one week before the tutorial date. We are asking this because the translation process can take some time, so if you upload your files too close to the event, they may not get translated in time. If your account is allow listed, please go ahead, download the files, unzip them, and upload them to a known project in your ACC AMER account as soon as possible. After that, you can move to our last prerequisite (we’re almost done).
You’ll also need to provision access in your ACC hub to the client id
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With that granted, you'll be ready to join the AEC Data Model API tutorial and follow the instructions.
If you have any trouble, please reach out to us through the support email email@example.com and use “Help setting up AEC Data Model” as the subject line, then please include all the details of the problems you face in the question. This will help us to give help quickly to get you up and running for the bootcamp.
We'll have a sandbox environment (ACC AMER hub) in place for those having trouble setting up the account and fulfilling the prerequisites.