The long-awaited public beta phase for Design Automation for Revit (aka Revit IO and DA4R) has finally arrived!
The public beta is here today.
Design Automation for Revit makes the power of the Revit API available as a Forge-based service.
Using Design Automation for Revit, you can create, edit, and extract data from Revit models without a local Revit install. Because Design Automation is a cloud service, you can use it to create cloud-native applications that work with Revit data. Examples of ways you can use this API include: creating models automatically by entering parameters, validating specified design criteria and generating reports, and automatically modifying the model. It is also possible to extract model data not accessible with the Forge Model Derivative API.
For a high-level introduction, watch the AU class recording.
Our previous discussion of Design Automation for Revit at AU and in public highlights both that class, FDC226894, by the Autodesk Revit API development team, and another, AS226079, on managing Revit digital content using DA4R, by external alpha phase developers.
The official Forge Design Automation documentation has been updated to include the new Revit functionality.
It includes a tutorial providing a good starting point to understand how DA4R works.
We also encourage you to join the DA4R beta forum to see announcements and connect with the development team as well as other partners & customers.
More tools and samples to help you get started with DA4R are in the works. Stay tuned...
That means that you can start experimenting with the service today.
To recapitulate, here are some of the main steps:
- Sign up for a Forge account if you haven't already
- For a high-level intro to the service, watch the AU class recording
- Read the Design Automation documentation and overview
- Look at the step-by-step guide and tutorial to run your first application
- Join the beta forum to see announcements and connect with the development team as well as other partners and customers
- For questions, please use StackOverflow with the
autodesk-designautomationtag or reach us directly via [email protected]
For more news and samples in the future, follow the Forge blog.
We hope to see you on the beta forums soon. Happy automating!
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