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Autodesk India conducts its first Forge Accelerator Workshop

November 8, 2017

By Anand Pujari

14 creative developers from seven companies got the unique opportunity to participate in India’s first Autodesk Forge Accelerator Workshop last month.

During the intense week-long Workshop in Bangalore, the developers worked on their chosen projects with the help of Autodesk Forge experts to turn a great idea for a new product into a working prototype using Autodesk application program interfaces (APIs) and software development kits (SDKs).

Companies submitted their applications to join the Forge Accelerator Program, and those with a great idea for a web service product using an Autodesk web service API were invited to join Forge Accelerator Workshop

Specifically, participants in the inaugural India Workshop learned to use the following Forge APIs:

  • Forge Data Management API: Manage data across A360, Fusion 360, and Autodesk’s native Object Storage Service
  • Forge Model Derivative API: Translate design files from one format to another, prepare them for online viewing, and extract geometry data
  • Forge Viewer: Show off design files in a web-based viewer
  • Forge Design Automation API: Run scripts on design files at cloud scale
  • Forge BIM 360 API (beta): Automate and integrate with the Autodesk BIM 360 products
  • Reality Capture API: Generate 3D textured meshes from photographs
  • Fusion 360 Client API: Fusion 360 applications

With SaaS delivery quickly outpacing traditional software product delivery methods, analysts like IDC expect that cloud software models will account for $1 of every $5 spent on software by next year.

By partnering with developers and innovators to expand opportunities and connect all the steps to design, make and use the next generation of products, Forge will help advance a cloud connected ecosystem in support of the future of making things.

Companies that participated in the inaugural Forge Accelerator Workshop in India were Atkins, Hi-Tech Software Solutions, Monarch Innovation, Neilsoft, Risersoft, Smarter Dharma and Unifize.

Want to join a Forge Accelerator Workshop in a city near you? Upcoming Accelerator dates and venues are posted on and on the Forge Community Blog.

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    Great work Anand !, your support and dedication through out the Forge Accelerator is worth praising 🙂 I wish India will host many such events in coming years.