29 Aug 2017

Resolving Leveraged Autodesk Forge to Meet the Project Demands of the Construction Industry

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Autodesk Forge is our collection of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) that we use to develop our own web services. As part of our Autodesk Forge efforts, we share those APIs (including documentation and code samples) with customers and 3rd party developers (the Forge community) that want to leverage years' worth of legacy and current data associated with projects.

Resolving develops a collaborative mobile platform to address full project management needs associated with construction. Theirs is a solution to manage operations with risks reduced by trusted information exchange and progressive analysis. Resolving is based on Forge. 

Their solution features:

  • Collaborative BIM platform
  • Forge integration
  • Mobile and multi-screen compatible
  • Private and public BIM-ready
  • Spans multiple industries
  • Adaptable to each actor from big projects to small
  • Operations are all autonomous

Using Autodesk Forge allows Resolving to connect BIM to the field. This includes viewing in 3D and 2D.



Here's how:

data flow

  • Data Management API

    The Data Management API gives Resolving a unified and consistent way to access data in BIM 360 Team. The APIs also allows them to download and upload raw files (such as PDF, DWG, or RVT).

  • Model Derivative API

    The Model Derivative API lets Resolving represent and share designs in different formats, as well as to extract valuable metadata into various object hierarchies. With this API, Resolving can translate a design into SVF for extracting data and for rendering files in the Viewer.

  • Viewer

    The Viewer is a WebGL-based, JavaScript library for Resolving's use in 3D and 2D model rendering. The Viewer communicates natively with the Model Derivative API to fetch model data, complying with its authorization and security requirements. The Viewer requires a WebGL-canvas compatible browser:

    • Chrome 50+
    • Firefox 45+
    • Opera 37+
    • Safari 9+
    • Microsoft Edge 20+
    • Internet Explorer 11

    This is a hassle-free way for Resolving to share data to their customers without having to deal with all of the peculiarities of these various browsers.

It's great to see 3D and 2D data along with schedule, cost, and task assignment all in one place.


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