24 May 2024

May 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.


DevCon Munich and DevConX in Boston Recap

DevCon season has officially kicked off with DevConX in Boston and the flagship DevCon event in Munich! Autodesk DevCon was the event for software developers and business innovators to learn about Autodesk's Design and Make Platform vision, our new Data Strategy, and how to leverage the power of Autodesk APIs and services to build innovative new solutions. Check out this blog post for a full recap of these two events.

Autodesk Design & Make Awards

Shine a spotlight on your achievements! Submissions are open for the Autodesk Design & Make Awards. This year, we'll highlight a special Autodesk Platform Services (APS) use case at the awards ceremony at AU2024. Submit your favorite APS story by June 14.

Call for feedback: No more ZIP files when downloading Revit Cloud Models from Docs

Does your application download Revit models from Autodesk/BIM 360 Docs? If so, you are probably aware that sometimes a Revit model is downloaded as ZIP. The Revit team is planning to change that. Head to our blog to learn more and provide feedback. 

ACC Cost Management: Budgets-Contracts Link API 

We are pleased to inform you about the availability of a new API endpoint to link multiple budgets to multiple contracts for Cost Management in Autodesk Build. Now, with the new API, you can create multiple links using a single endpoint, making easier to use. Learn more

ACC Cost Management API: Deprecating "budgets" field in POST/PATCH contracts

Recently, Autodesk added a new endpoint POST budgets-contracts:link. This endpoint allows API users to batch-create multiple budgets to multiple contracts links. If you are using the budgets field in POST contracts or PATCH contracts/{contractId} endpoints please migrate to use POST budgets-contracts:link by October 15th, 2024, at which point the budgets field will be removed. Find more info on our blog.

Autodesk Data Exchange connectors and SDK now support BIM 360

We are happy to announce that Data Exchanges can now be stored within BIM 360 Docs in addition to the original ACC Docs storage. Customers with existing BIM 360 projects can now utilize Autodesk Data Exchange to unlock coordination and collaboration workflows by simplifying data interoperability across multiple Autodesk and non-Autodesk applications. Learn more.


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

Architects 49 Ltd. (A49)

A49 built a custom plug-in for Autodesk Forma that validates code compliance in real-time. Using the Forma API, A49 links zoning regulations from its server to Forma’s AI-powered design engine. Designers can review design compliance while exploring a wide range of options that optimize building footprint and volume, open space, area efficiency, and other variables. Read the story


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.

Data Model Bootcamp online July 16-17

Autodesk Platform Services (APS) Online Bootcamp is an online training for software developers in the basics of APS development. If you are just getting started with Autodesk Data Model APIs or looking to refresh your APS development skills, this event is for you!  Learn more about the prequisites and sign up.

Upcoming Accelerator: Barcelona

Benefit from dedicated time to develop your Autodesk Platform Services application – with direct help and training from APS engineering experts in Barcelona, Spain.

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.

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