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Autodesk App Store - Information for BIM 360 Developers

This guide is for developers new to publishing compatible apps on Autodesk App Store - either free, trial or paid versions. It outlines best practices guidelines and a few requirements for publishers to follow when creating production for the Autodesk App Store. These guidelines are designed to ensure that users on Autodesk App Store have a consistent experience when downloading or activating multiple products from the store.

Requirements

You will be presented with a detailed list of requirements for publishing on Autodesk App Store when you first register to be a publisher. The information that follows is a summary. If there are any differences, then the online Publisher Agreement takes precedence.

  • Your product must be relevant to (and usable with) BIM 360 Team or BIM 360 Docs.
  • If compatible with BIM 360 Docs, your product must present a page with your app Forge Client ID and App Name so the user can add as integration. Must also present a quick help with step-by-step guidance. See tutorials section.
  • Your product must be "ready to run" as soon as it's installed (for desktop) or activated (for webapps).
  • All applications may only use publicly document production Forge APIs and only approved OAuth workflows, either 2-legged or 3-legged.
  • An application must not expose BIM 360 Data on public domain, like public or shareable links or public storages.
  • Guidelines

    Here are some user experience guidelines for your compatible app:

    • Use of Autodesk sign in: we strongly recommend that, if your app requires 3-legged OAuth authentication, the app presents the Autodesk logo followed by the "Sign in" wording.
    • Use the BIM 360 Platform thumbnail. Do not crop or otherwise modify this asset. For display of icons below 120px in width, use the small versions.

    Tutorials

  • Provisioning BIM 360 Docs - article explaining the overall provisioning key for BIM 360 Docs compatible apps
  • Security - general security recommendations for apps
  • Select account - secure selection of BIM 360 Docs Account IDs
  • More information

    The Forge team is here to help you be a successful publisher on Autodesk App Store. We'll do whatever we can to help you. The official documentation is available at the Developer Portal and the Forge Blog. You are welcome to post your question on StackOverflow with the tag autodesk-bim360.

     

    Thank you for participating on Autodesk App Store.