Autodesk Forge is an on-demand web services platform. That means you need to be online to connect to the Autodesk servers to use the various Forge APIs. However, the Autodesk Forge Viewer can work with multiple online, as well as offline sources. There are times where an offline workflow is preferable because of lack of connectivity, security concerns, or performance. In this lecture, we will explore how to optimally use the Forge Viewer in an offline mode, and how to cache and synchronize the data with the server for Mobile and Web applications requiring temporary offline mode capabilities.
- Understand Forge workflows and learn how to take advantage of them
- Learn how to deploy an offline (or balanced) solution using the Forge Viewer
- Learn how to develop new tools and processes around Forge
- Learn how to consume data from different sources and assemble them in a desirable context
Michael graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a Diploma of Technology, CAD/CAM and in 2002, earned his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems. He has over 25 years of experience working in engineering and manufacturing firms, specializing in management of Autodesk and other engineering tools. Always seeking to maximize the benefits of Autodesk tools for users, he began his career writing software to automate user tasks and moving data from CAD to ERP and back, and then distributing CAD data on demand to downstream users. He has extensive experience developing business systems and solutions in and out of engineering, on desktop, web and mobile. As a developer of custom Inventor, AutoCAD and Vault add-ins, he has published numerous apps in the Autodesk Store and Microsoft Store. He is committed to supporting the developer community and presents on software development topics at local meetups.
Software Engineer for visualization at Autodesk. More to come twitter: @micbeale slack: #bealem blog: https://forge.autodesk.com/author/michael-beale