Forge platform surpasses 4,000 applications, demonstrating high demand
for connected design and engineering experiences
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 2016--
At Autodesk University, Autodesk,
Inc. (Nasdaq:ADSK) announced that developers and customers of all
sizes are adopting its Forge platform to build and deploy apps and
services for making the world around us. The company also introduced new
AR/VR capabilities to drive immersive real-time industry experiences and
shared its plans to use Forge as its common data environment and engine
for simplifying its own product offerings.
Since announced at Autodesk University 2015, Autodesk Forge has expanded
to include more robust integrations to manufacturing and construction
enterprise systems to streamline collaboration, integrate with
manufacturing and BIM workflows and make it easier to get things made.
The more than 4,000 apps and services created on Forge span a variety of
business needs ranging from part inspection to sub-sea surveying, from
managing mines with drones to turning cost estimation into a competitive
Autodesk has aggressively broadened the Forge platform and ecosystem in
the past twelve months. The most recent platform enhancements and future
AR/VR – Added Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality support into
the Forge 3D browser and mobile viewing experience. Data preparation
and connectivity services (similar to what LIVE
Design does with Revit data) to connect data and ease the asset
pipeline between real-time AR/VR applications and Autodesk’s native
design solutions will be available in the future.
Rendering – The Autodesk Rendering service recently surpassed
50 million renderings. A new Forge Render API will soon be available,
which will extend rendering power to any application.
Data Management – Enhanced to support access projects and files
managed in support for BIM 360 Docs and Fusion.
Security and Reliability – Autodesk is pursuing industry
standard security compliance such as SOC2 to maintain robust security
and data protection controls, so customers can focus on creating
services with high confidence.
“Autodesk relies on Forge as the foundation for its own cloud services
like Fusion 360 and BIM 360, and we want both developers and our end
customers to benefit from creating lightweight applications that fit
their business needs,” said Amar Hanspal, SVP products at Autodesk.
“Forge is empowering companies to build and deliver all sorts of
industry applications, and we are thrilled to see the range of connected
experiences created with our platform in just one year.”
Forging the Future Together
Autodesk invests in and partners with companies developing innovative
solutions and services on the Forge Platform. JE Dunn, MakeTime and
Seebo are a few of the companies using Forge for building apps and
Dunn is at the forefront of the digital revolution in
construction, and over the past year used Forge APIs to custom build
Lens--a model-based estimating application. Lens harnesses and
maximizes the value of information-rich models, combined with
cutting-edge visualization technology to connect design data to
elements of estimates. It brings together advanced functionality
delivered through Forge, and integrates with Dunn Dashboard and
Autodesk BIM 360, creating a seamless, transparent and connected
an online platform that simplifies the process of getting machined
parts made in America. MakeTime matches part orders from manufacturers
to available CNC machines at pre-qualified shops across the United
States. The result is simplified supply chain management & empowered
expansion for both manufacturers and machine shops alike. MakeTime is
plugged into Fusion 360, Autodesk 360 and the Forge initiative to
connect engineers to an expansive network of modern machine shops and
on-demand CNC machines.
provides a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for developing
Internet of Things (IoT) and smart, connected products. Seebo’s
technology intuitively connects Autodesk design apps like Fusion 360
and enables users to drag and drop components (connectivity, motion
and location features, etc.) into a product design framework to
transform simple products into smart technology.
“We’re very excited about the integration between Autodesk Forge and
Seebo, which will provide Autodesk customers with access to some of the
most cutting edge IoT development tools available. The joint platform
allows manufacturers to tap into the world of IoT efficiently and cost
effectively,” said Lior Akavia, Co-Founder and CEO of Seebo.
Forge for Autodesk
Cloud-native and always connected, Forge is the platform in which
Autodesk is building three industry specific experiences that span
design, make and use for each of our major industries. Each offering is
built on a common data environment with a set of lightweight
applications and experiences that work across multiple platforms such
and personas. Whether used internally by Autodesk for development and
simplification or externally by companies to deliver and deploy apps and
services, the Forge platform is the backbone to make anything. To learn
more about Forge, visit https://forge.autodesk.com/.
Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever
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smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what
millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk
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