Forge Design Automation API (formerly known as AutoCAD I/O API)

Welcome! Forge Design Automation API is powered by the AutoCAD Core Engine and provides web developers a new HTTP (REST) API set that enables applications to query, create, update, project, and transform DWG content.

Through these APIs you can perform operations on DWG content. For example, you could:

Here is an overview of what Forge Design Automation API is all about.

For specific information on the API, check out our API docs. We include application samples.

Tutorials will help you get started.

You'll be needing a developer key - request one via the Autodesk Forge website.

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