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API Blogs

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

AEC DevBlog - ADN DevTech

Through the Interface – Kean Walmsley
AutoCAD DevBlog – ADN DevTech

Autodesk Inventor
Mod the Machine – Brian Ekins and Wayne Brill

Autodesk Revit
The Building Coder – Jeremy Tammik

Autodesk Vault
It’s all just ones and zeros – Doug Redmond

Infrastructure (Civil 3D, Map 3D and more)
Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog – ADN DevTech
Civilized Development - Isaac Rodriguez

Manufacturing DevBlog - ADN DevTech

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

Business Development
Dances with Elephants – Jim Quanci

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Platform Technologies

Learn how to get started developing with numerous Autodesk Platform Technologies – Desktop, Cloud and Mobile. AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Navisworks, Autodesk Plant 3D, Autodesk Exchange Apps store, 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk FBX, Autodesk Vault and more.

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ADN Standard and Professional membership include direct one-on-one software development support by Autodesk software engineers. Membership also provides 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 Inventor Customization
Autodesk Navisworks Customization
Autodesk Revit API
Autodesk Vault Customization

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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 to 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.

Visit the API training schedule to view webcast training sessions due to take place. Also, visit our Webcast archive to download recordings of past webcasts.

Sometimes when you are starting development on a new product or API, or you need a refresher course on existing APIs, you need a little extra help. If you want face-to-face training we also offer a range of classroom-based API sessions. Visit the API training schedule for full details.

Reach out to Autodesk Customers

ADN Open members are encouraged to publish and sell their apps on the Autodesk Exchange Store. ADN Standard and ADN Professional members can publish and sell through the Exchange Store and also benefit from increased exposure to Autodesk customers through the Autodesk Partner Products and Services website.

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.

Access Autodesk software for free

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

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 that you design, visualise, 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 to perform whole building analysis, increase energy efficiency, and to work towards carbon neutrality early in the building design process.