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Introducing Autodesk Forge and its role in BIM workflows: A Success Story with NBS
Stephen Hamil, Brian Roepke
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Learn about what the Autodesk Forge platform is capable of and how you can benefit from it. In this session Brian Roepke will introduce some of the features within Forge and explain how this powerful, cloud-based software platform can be the build block for your next tool or product. Dr Stephen Hamil will then demonstrate how NBS have utilized the power of Forge to allow coordinated models and specifications to be viewed through the web browser. Live demonstrations of practical customer examples will also be shown from UK architecture and engineering BIM projects.

Key Learnings

  • Introduction to Forge for AEC
  • Learn how Revit Models can be Leveraged in Custom Applications
  • See a Real Use Case with NBS
  • Understand what Forge can Do for You


Stephen Hamil
Stephen first started working on NBS products in 1999 and has played a big part in the developments of products such as NBS Building, NBS Create, and National BIM Library. He was the project lead for the development of the BIM Toolkit on behalf of the UK government’s BIM Task Group. Prior to joining NBS, Stephen studied at Durham University. His first degree was in structural engineering followed by a PhD in the digital modelling of building structures.
Brian Roepke
I have been with Autodesk for over 14 years. I'm currently the head of product management for the Autodesk Forge Developer Platform. Previously ran the Product Lifecycle Management product team as well as the Autodesk Vault product team at Autodesk. Prior to Autodesk, I was the founder and CEO of the company that developed Autodesk Vault

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