Autodesk Developer Network

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API Blogs

Get news, expert tips and insider resources directly from Autodesk software engineers. 

Cloud and Mobile
Forge Developer Blog – ADN DevTech
Mod the Machine – Brian Ekins and Adam Nagy

The Building Coder – Jeremy Tammik
AEC DevBlog - ADN DevTech
Field of View - Mikako Harada

Mod the Machine – Brian Ekins and Adam Nagy
Manufacturing DevBlog - ADN DevTech

Media & Entertainment
Around the Corner - Cyrille Fauvel
GetCOREInterface – Kevin Vandecar    
The 3ds Max SDK Blog – Christopher Diggins

Platform Technologies
Through the Interface – Kean Walmsley
AutoCAD DevBlog – ADN DevTech

Platform Technologies

Learn how to get started developing with numerous Autodesk Platform Technologies – Desktop, Cloud and Mobile. AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Navisworks, Autodesk Plant 3D, 3ds Max, Autosee links in the left hand columndesk Maya, Autodesk FBX, Autodesk Vault, Autodesk App Store, and more.

Need Direct Development Support and Development Software? ADN Standard and Professional Membership

ADN is a developer program for Autodesk desktop software. ADN Standard and Professional memberships include direct one on one software development support by Autodesk software engineers, and access to most Autodesk products for use in developing, testing, supporting and marketing your solutions that work with Autodesk products – as well as marketing support. Learn more about the various Membership Options of ADN.

API Forums

Take part in active API forums moderated by Autodesk software engineers.

Featured Forums:
AutoCAD ObjectARX
AutoCAD Civil 3D Customization
Autodesk Fusion API
Autodesk Inventor Customization
Autodesk Navisworks Customization
Autodesk Revit API
Autodesk Vault Customization
FBX Forum
3ds Max Programming
Maya Programming

Browse all Forums

Community based support for Autodesk Forge APIs is provided through StackOverflow. Visit the Forge Get Help page for more information.

API Training

My First Plug-In series
“My First Plug-in” series are self-paced tutorial guides for a smooth introduction into the programming world. They are “one-stop shop” learning paths for users who know Autodesk products but are absolutely new to programming and are thinking about taking the plunge.  

Recordings of past Developer Course Webcasts can be found in the Useful Links sections in each of our DevBlogs (see links in the left hand column,search by ‘webcast’ keyword),or in the page of the corresponding products in Platform Technologies, or in AU courses for advanced topics.

Reach out to Autodesk Customers

All ADN partners, whether they are Open, Standard or Professional, are encouraged to publish and sell their apps on the Autodesk App Store.

ADN Open Overview

Jim Quanci, Senior Director Autodesk Developer Network, talks about the philosophy of ADN Open

Social Media @ Autodesk

Stay connected with ADN Open. Find out more about free learning events and marketing opportunities by following us through our dedicated ADN Open Facebook and Twitter pages. Or subscribe to our ADN Partner Channel on YouTube to see how other software developers are customizing and extending Autodesk products.


Contribute to future releases

Participate in our beta program for future releases of Autodesk software through our ADN beta portal.

Autodesk Cloud Technologies

Autodesk Forge
All the information and resources needed to use Autodesk cloud-based software and components in your own web and mobile applications can be found on the Autodesk Forge Developer Portal. Get easy access to Forge APIs and documentation, tutorials, GitHub samples, support and more.

Autodesk Fusion 360
Extend the capabilities of the next generation Cloud based mechanical design tool Autodesk Fusion 360 using Javascript and Python scripts and add-ins.  Check out the Fusion 360 Github too.

Access Autodesk software for free

Trial versions
Trial versions are available for most Autodesk products. Download your free 30-days trial version today. You can obtain Autodesk desktop software for development use on an on-going basis by joining ADN at the Standard or Professional membership level too.