30 min.

Visualizing building performance data with Forge

Module overview

The focus of this module is Autodesk's Forge platform that provides access to Autodesk software via the Internet. Forge is a web-based API or Application Programming Interface. Through Forge, users can run popular Autodesk software, like Revit, from a web browser or other application. In this module, you will create a Forge application for Revit. You will connect to this application using Postman, an easy-to-use software for connecting with web-based APIs. You will then take the data returned from the Forge app and create a dynamic report using Power BI. 

This module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Explain REST APIs and how they apply to the Forge platform
  • Describe the steps required to create a Forge app
  • Demonstrate how to use Postman to connect to a Forge app
  • Create a dynamic report of the Forge data using Power BI

Module pre-requisites

This module requires user-level knowledge of Forge and is focused on best practices and its industry applications. If you don't have experiences with this product, we recommend you to take foundational training using one of the resources below:

About the author

This module was created by Michael Kilkelly.

Before you start

  • Please make sure you have the Forge software loaded.
  • If you have technical difficulties, please reach out to product support

Module outline

  • Introduction