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Model Derivative API

Convert file formats and extract 3D model metadata

The Model Derivative API translates designs into formats like SVF and SVF2 for metadata extraction and rendering in the Viewer SDK. It also extracts object hierarchy trees, properties, and geometries for detailed insights. Additionally, the API generates thumbnails of various sizes for quick previews.


The API offers a range of tools and functionalities for working with 3D models, including rendering CAD files on the web and developing Building Maintenance Management Systems (BMMS) applications. If you're looking to explore the API further, here are some basic resources to get started.


Get step-by-step guidance to learn how you can complete the most common API workflows.

Code samples

Explore practical examples that demonstrate specific API functionality implementation and build upon the existing code to customize it according to your needs.

Community and support

Whether you’re an experienced Model Derivative API user or just starting out, this is a great place to ask questions, share tips, connect, and learn from others.