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This guide is for developers and content providers new to publishing plug-ins and other content on the Autodesk App Store—either free, trial or paid versions. It outlines best practice guidelines and a few requirements for publishers to follow when creating products for the Autodesk App Store. These guidelines are designed to ensure that users on the Autodesk App Store have a consistent experience when downloading multiple products from the store.
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.
Most of the information we need from you is collected via the web form you complete when submitting your content. This includes gathering information to create an HTML quick start page that is included with the download of your product and viewable online. Other requirements are:
Your product must be relevant to (and usable with) Robot Structural Analysis 2022 and run on all Windows operating system supported by the Robot Structural Analysis 2022 product. If you indicate compatibility with one or more vertical products, you are responsible for testing your App with that product.
The documentation information you provide when submitting your app will be used to create a standard format HTML page and must allow the user to quickly understand how to use your product. You can reference additional information (for example, additional help files posted on your website) from the standard HTML documentation.
We strongly recommend you make use of the standard Autodesk App Store installer we create for you. The default user privilege for the store apps is Windows 7//Windows 8.1/Windows 10 Admin User. The installer we create for your app will require elevated user privileges to install. If you don’t use our standard installer template to install or if you do not wish to have elevated user privileges for your app installer, then this must be very clearly documented in the description of your product displayed on the store.
Your product must be ready to go as soon as it’s installed. It must not require the user to manually copy or register files, or manually edit Robot Structural Analysis settings (such as support paths).
Your product should be stable, and not behave or alter the behaviour of Robot Structural Analysis in a way that we deem unsuitable (for example, blocking standard Robot Structural Analysis functionality, blocking the functionality of another plug-in, causing data loss, and so on).
There are no additional requirements for products that are not integrated with Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis. Such products might include eBooks, video tutorials, industry specific calculators, and the like.
The following sources provide additional information on some of the topics covered in this guide.
Software Development Kit containing a wide range of tutorials, user guides and code examples covering all aspects of Robot Structural Analysis API. The Robot Structural Analysis SDK is available with the installation of RSA is as well available for a separate installation.
The ADN team is here to help you be a successful publisher on Autodesk App Store. We’ll do whatever we can do to help you. If you have any further questions after reviewing these guidelines and the other documentation on www.autodesk.com/developapps, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for participating on the Autodesk App Store.