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Autodesk App Store—information for BIM 360 developers

This guide is for developers new to publishing compatible apps on the Autodesk App Store—either free, trial or paid versions. It outlines best practices guidelines and a few requirements for publishers to follow when creating production for the Autodesk App Store. These guidelines are designed to ensure that users on the Autodesk App Store have a consistent experience when downloading or activating multiple products from the store.

Requirements

You will be presented with a detailed list of requirements for publishing on the Autodesk App Store when you first register to be a publisher. The information that follows is a summary. If there are any differences, then the online Publisher Agreement takes precedence.

  • Compatibility

    Your product must be relevant to (and usable with) BIM 360 Team or BIM 360 Docs.

  • HTML help page

    If compatible with BIM 360 Docs, your product must present a page with your app Forge Client ID and App Name so the user can add as integration. Must also present a quick help with step-by-step guidance. See tutorials section.

  • Ready to run

    Your product must be ready to run as soon as it's installed (for desktop) or activated (for webapps).

    All applications can only use publicly documented production Forge APIs and only approved OAuth workflows, either 2-legged or 3-legged.

    An application must not expose BIM 360 data on public domain, like public or shareable links or public storages.

Guidelines

Here are some user experience guidelines for your compatible app:

    • Use of Autodesk sign in: we strongly recommend that, if your app requires 3-legged OAuth authentication, the app presents the Autodesk logo followed by the "Sign in" wording.

Tutorials

More information

The Forge team is here to help you be a successful publisher on Autodesk App Store. We'll do whatever we can to help you. The official documentation is available at the Developer Portal and the Forge Blog. You are welcome to post your question on StackOverflow with the tag autodesk-bim360.

Thank you for participating on the Autodesk App Store.

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