Autodesk BIM 360



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Overview

The Autodesk BIM 360 connector in SkySync allows you to analyze, migrate, copy, and synchronize files between your Autodesk BIM 360 account and cloud storage repositories and on-premise network file shares. The first step is to create the Autodesk BIM 360 connection by providing the connection information required for SkySync to connect to the platform. The connector can be created using any user account with permissions to access the content.


Create Connection | SkySync Application User Interface

  1. Select Connections > Add connection.

  2. Select Autodesk BIM 360 as the platform on the Add connection modal.

  3. Enter the connection information. Reference the table below for details about each field.

  4. Test the connection to ensure SkySync can connect using the information entered.

  5. You will see a "Connection test succeeded" message on the Add connection modal when SkySync establishes connection. (If you don't see this message, verify the information you entered.)

  6. Select Done.


Add connection modal - Autodesk BIM 360

 

 

Field

Description

Required

Field

Description

Required

Display as

Enter the display name for the connection. If you will be creating multiple connections, ensure the name readily identifies the connection. The name displays in the application, and you can use it to search for the connection and filter lists.

If you do not add a display name, the connection will automatically be named “Autodesk BIM 360.” SkySync recommends you add a custom name if you will be creating multiple connectors you need to readily identify. 

Optional

Client ID

Enter the client ID that needs to be used to access the platform.

Required

Client Secret

Enter the client secret that needs to be used to access the platform.

Required

Account ID

Enter the account ID for the account that needs to be accessed.

Required

Region

Select the region: US or EMEA.

Required

 

Connection Test Succeeded

 

 

 


Features and Limitations

Platforms all have unique features and limitations. SkySync’s transfer engine manages these differences between platforms and allows you to configure actions based on Job Policies and Behaviors. The information below is platform specific. Use the Platform Comparison tool to see how your integration platforms may interact regarding features and limitations. 

Files and Folders

Below is list of supported and unsupported features as well as additional file/folder restrictions for the Autodesk BIM 360 connector. 

Supported Features

Unsupported Features

Other Features/Limitations

 


Create Connection | SkySync API

Create a basic Autodesk connection using the sample POST below. Replace the “name” and “auth” values with the values that apply to your Autodesk connector.

 

POST {{url}}v1/connections/

POST {{url}}v1/connections/

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 { "name": "display name goes here", "platform": { "id": "autodesk-bim360" }, "auth": { "client_id": "client ID", "client_secret": "client secret", "account_id": "account ID", "region": "region" } }

 


Create a Job | SkySync API Job Configuration Example

The sample code below shows how to create a job for an Autodesk connection created to connect as a standard user.

When creating a job with Autodesk, you must select the project and then the project directory when configuring the job location paths in order to transfer content. Otherwise the job will fail with an "Unknown failure" error.

 

POST {{url}}v1/jobs

POST {{url}}v1/jobs

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 { "name":"Simple Job", "kind": "transfer", "transfer": { "transfer_type": "copy", "source": { "connection": { "id": "Source connection ID" }, "target": { "path": "/sourceDocumentLibrary" } }, "destination": { "connection": { "id": "autodesk Connection ID" }, "target": { "path": "/project/project directory" } }, "simulation_mode": false }, "schedule": { "mode": "manual" }, "stop_policy": { "on_success": 5, "on_failure": 5, "on_execute": 25 }, "category": { "name": "Report {Name}" } }