Author Topic: Alternatives to Autodesk's Model Derivative and Design Automation API?  (Read 58 times)

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j_e_c

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I'm a web developer developing an application to process .dwg and .dxf files using Autodesk Forge APIs. Is there any other alternative to these APIs that are at a lower cost? Seems like Autodesk's APIs are dominating the market.

All I need to do is be able to is:
1.) extract the total length of 2d dwg and dxf drawings
2.) extract total number of enclosed objects/lines (polylines, etc. All types of lines)

Questions:
1.) Are there any alternatives to Autodesk's APIs that can do what I need at a low cost?
2.) What would it take to develop a custom/private API that could do this? (e.g. will it take a big team of programmers, or can it be done easily with one or two developers?)

Thanks.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2020, 03:33:24 AM by j_e_c »

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Re: Alternatives to Autodesks's Model Derivative and Deign Automation API?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 03:29:32 AM »
have a look at the ODA, or https://www.opendesign.com/
Also BricsCAD classic will work with 2d and has an API

edit. Also, you may be able to do what you want with the data extraction command