17 Jul 2023

July 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

This is an event you don't want to miss. The conference that brings together software developers building with Autodesk Platform Services is back. And this time we're on boats. Both in San Francisco and Munich, we will host 200 developers that want to learn about the latest APIs and SDK releases you can use to build applications and solutions with your Design and Make Data. 

Some of the classes you can expect are:

  • AEC including Forma APIs
  • Manufacturing including Fusion
  • Data at the center with Autodesk Data Models
  • Executive classes on digitizing your business
  • Hack the planet and how APS enables sustainability

Space is limited and we expect this event to sell out. So 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 


APS at Autodesk University

Autodesk University is our flagship event is back in Las Vegas this year on November 13-15. Registration is now open. Get your ticket early to take advantage of early bird pricing.

Call For Action: Design Automation for AutoCAD

A new version of AutoCAD Engine is deployed on preproduction URL. You can duplicate or update the existing activity’s Engine Version to 24.3 and test with preproduction URL. Learn more.

AEC Updates

Use the open Forma API to add custom extensions and contextual data

Earlier this year we released our first offering of Autodesk Forma, and revealed our long term vision to develop an industry cloud that connects workflows across the entire AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations) industry. We knew from the outset that this ambitious plan meant creating a platform that is open and extendable – and we are now able to enable this through the Forma API, currently in public beta.  

There are many exciting ways developers can benefit from the Forma API. Read on to see some ways you can start conceiving and creating custom extensions and new solutions for the industry. 

ACC Reviews API: Call for Beta Testing Participation

Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC) and BIM 360 Reviews feature allows project administrators to define and set up approval workflows for project members to follow before project-related documents are sent out as final, approved documentations. The programmatic access to the reviews is highly demanded.

We are planning to conduct private beta testing for reviews API near future. The scope will be read/write of reviews and workflows. The API is compatible for ACC and BIM 360. At this point, we are hoping to start beta testing around mid-August. If you are interested in and willing to test and give us feedback, please contact us. Learn more.

ACC Admin API: GET Projects and Project Users

We are excited to announce the 1st set of ACC Admin API public beta release, the 1st API set includes 4 GET endpoints to list information of ACC projects and project users. Check out the blog to learn more.

BIM 360 Issues (v1) API - New Deprecation Date

Does your application use BIM 360 Issues (v1) API? Autodesk plans to retire eleven (11) BIM 360 Issues (v1) API endpoints. Recently we have released the version 2 of BIM 360 Issues APIAction required: If you are using any of the eleven (11) Issues (v1) API endpoints with BIM 360, please migrate to Issues (v2) API by August 15th, 2023, at which point the Issues (v1) API endpoints will be deprecated and stop functioning. Failure to migrate in a timely manner will result in breaking the workflow in your application. Read this blog for more details.


Data Updates

Fusion Data API

Through the Fusion Data APIs, you can read, write, and extend  your design model through cloud-based workflows. All this without the need for desktop authoring applications like Fusion 360. Learn more about how manufacturing design data is stored in the cloud, in a granular, transparent, and accessible way.

Physical Properties, Geometry in STEP format and Project Admin Tools now available via Fusion Data APIs

We're excited to announce the release of three new Fusion Data APIs in public beta, that will help you automate your design & make workflows and get your products to market faster than ever before. Check them out!

Augment Fusion Data With Custom Properties: Call for private beta participation

We are excited to announce the next evolution of the Fusion Data APIs and invite you to participate in our beta program! This feature builds upon the valuable feedback we received from our previous beta and addresses feature requests, concerns, and bugs from the last iteration. Get involved 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.


Customer Stories

TestFit: AI-powered parking configurator connects to Autodesk Forma

TestFit is the real estate feasibility platform that makes it easy to do site planning for real estate developers, architects, and contractors who want to maximize site potential and get the right deals done faster. They leveraged Autodesk Forma to build a parking configurator extension. Read the story to get inspired.

Symetri: Industry wide collaboration with Autodesk Docs and Data Exchange API

Symetri is a leading global digital consulting practice that specializes in providing services and leading-edge technology that drives efficiency and sustainable design for the owner, design, engineering, construction, and manufacturing industries. They're an Autodesk Platform Services Certified Partner and have been involved in our Vanguard Beta Program, experimenting with our Data Exchange Connectors for Revit, Rhino, and more to streamline interoperability and collaboration between apps.



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 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 July 20th.


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