The Autodesk Forge Data Management API unifies data across A360, Fusion 360, and the Object Storage Service; it can be used to generate a bill of materials or to obtain an ordered structure of items within third party applications. It is composed of the project, data, schema, and object storage services. The Data Management API is REST based, exchanges information in JSON format, and uses OAuth 2 for authentication. Autodesk is a California based design and business firm that provides industry leading software such as AutoCAD, Maya, and Fusion 360.
Autodesk announced several updates to the Forge platform including the release of three new APIs; Data Management API, Model Derivative API, and 3D Print API. The company also announced that 3D Robotics (3DR), MakeTime and Seebo are the initial investees of the Autodesk Forge Fund.