Autodesk Developer Network

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API Blogs

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

Cloud and Mobile
Cloud & Mobile DevBlog – ADN DevTech
The 3D Web Coder – Jeremy Tammik
The 360 View – Mikako Harada
Mod the Machine – Brian Ekins and Wayne Brill

The Building Coder – Jeremy Tammik
The 360 View – Mikako Harada
AEC DevBlog - ADN DevTech
Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog – ADN DevTech
Civilized Development - Isaac Rodriguez

Mod the Machine – Brian Ekins and Wayne Brill
It’s all just ones and zeros – Doug Redmond
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

Business Development
Dances with Elephants – Jim Quanci

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, Autodesk Exchange Apps store, 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk FBX, Autodesk Vault, and more.

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

ADN Standard and Professional membership 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
Web Services API

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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.  

Our DevTV recordings are aimed at users who have knowledge of programming but are new to a particular Autodesk product. You’ll find these recordings in each of the product listings in the Platform Technologies section of the Developer Centre.  

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).

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 Exchange Store.

Calendar of Events

Our ADN software engineers and business evangelists regularly attend different meet up and hackathon events across the globe. We’d love for you to join us at these events whenever you can as it’s a great opportunity for you to get quality face time with the Autodesk ADN/DevTech team. Visit our calendar to find your nearest event.

ADN Open Overview

Jim Quanci, 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.


Subscribe to our ADN Partner Channel on YouTube for training, tutorials, and tips and tricks videos.

Contribute to future releases

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

Autodesk Cloud Technologies

Autodesk View & Data Web Service
Add viewing for over 100 file formats – including over 60 3D file formats – to your web pages. Supports all the major browsers on both desktop and mobile devices. Includes access and easy searching of metadata embedded in models and drawings. Zero client and web standards based with REST and Javascript APIs with WebGL and open source three.js foundation. Check out the View & Data web service on GitHub too.

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.

Run your AutoCAD apps on the Cloud whether to batch process DWG files or create Cloud based app that uses AutoCAD as an engine. Based on the AutoCAD Console which means high performance and robustness. Check out the AutoCAD I/O GitHub too.

Autodesk ReCap Web Service
Use the ReCap web service to turn your customers' photos into point clouds and meshes (OBJ). Check out the ReCap Web Service GitHub too.

Autodesk AutoCAD 360
Free cloud-based viewing and editing of AutoCAD DWG files – in a collaborative work environment – through your web browser (clientless) or mobile device. AutoCAD 360 (formerly AutoCAD WS) is web page embeddable and files can be stored anywhere via its WebDAV interface. Autodesk ReCap Photo

A360 is a cloud-based platform that gives you access to file storage, a collaboration workspace, and cloud services to help you dramatically improve the way you design, visualize, simulate, and share your work with others anytime, anywhere.

Autodesk Green Building Studio
The Autodesk Green Building Studio cloud-based energy analysis service can help architects, designers and engineers perform whole building analysis, increase energy efficiency, and work toward carbon neutrality early in the building design process.

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.