13 Jun 2023

Updated Data Exchange GraphQL API: Embracing Consistency and Standardization

Updated Data Exchange GraphQL API: Embracing Consistency and Standardization

We are excited to announce the release of our updated Data Exchange GraphQL API, that aligns our data and APIs with Autodesk’s AEC Data Model. As promised in our previous blog post, this update signifies our commitment to consistency and standardization across our industry, plus enables more seamless data representation to streamline your workflows. Read on to explore the key changes and improvements.

Breaking Changes and Updated Schemas

The updated Data Exchange GraphQL API brings significant breaking changes and revised schemas. To understand these modifications, we recommend reviewing our developer documentation here. It provides detailed insights into the new API structure, updated schemas, and advanced filtering capabilities.

The existing API will continue to work until 31st of July 2023 as you migrate over to the new API and schema.
You can access the new DX GraphQL API using this endpoint: https://developer.api.autodesk.com/dataexchange/2023-05/graphql

Tutorials and Code Samples 

We understand that these changes can pose challenges – so to ensure a smooth transition in adopting the updated APIs, we have prepared tutorials and code samples. These resources will guide you through the APIs and showcase practical implementations. 

The release of the updated Data Exchange GraphQL API is a significant step towards standardization and consistency in the AEC industry. By aligning with the AEC Data Model, we aim to simplify how you exchange data and collaborate across the system you use. 


Your feedback is vital in helping us refine and iterate upon these changes, ensuring that the Data Exchange GraphQL API meets the diverse needs of our customer community. We are committed to actively listening and incorporating your valuable input as we continue to evolve and improve our platform. Please don’t hesitate to reach out on our Community Forum or via email at data.exchange.support@autodesk.com

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Sunmit Girme

Software Development Manager at Autodesk. Highly motivated and passionate Software Engineer with over 10 years of experience in platform design and development. A problem solver and a team builder. Software Design and Development, Micro-services, SoA, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Splunk, Monitoring and Visualisation, Product Analytics, Grafana.

Kevin Vandecar

Kevin Vandecar

Kevin Vandecar is a Forge developer advocate and also the manager for the Media & Entertainment and Manufacturing Autodesk Developer Network Workgroups. His current specialty is 3ds Max software customization and programming areas. He is also working on web development skills and exploring areas in Three.js. He is based in Manchester, NH, US.