This sample application demonstrates how to extract properties from elements and generate a project dashboard
Project based on Jim Awe - LMVNavTest (Depracated) https://github.com/JimAwe/LmvNavTest
- BIM 360 Account: must be Account Admin to add the app integration. Learn about provisioning.
- Forge Account: Learn how to create a Forge Account, activate subscription and create an app at this tutorial.
- Visual Studio: Either Community (Windows) or Code (Windows, MacOS).
Clone this project or download it. It's recommended to install GitHub desktop. To clone it via command line, use the following (Terminal on MacOSX/Linux, Git Shell on Windows):
git clone https://github.com/autodesk-forge/bim360appstore-viewer-nodejs-visual.reports
To run it, install the required packages, set the enviroment variables with your client ID & secret and finally start it. Via command line, navigate to the folder where this repository was cloned and use the following:
Mac OSX/Linux (Terminal)
npm install export FORGE_CLIENT_ID=<<YOUR CLIENT ID FROM FORGE DEVELOPER PORTAL>> export FORGE_CLIENT_SECRET=<<YOUR FORGE CLIENT SECRET>> export FORGE_CALLBACK_URL=<<YOUR CALLBACK URL FROM FORGE DEVELOPER PORTAL>> npm run dev
Windows (use Node.js command line from Start menu)
npm install set FORGE_CLIENT_ID=<<YOUR CLIENT ID FROM FORGE DEVELOPER PORTAL>> set FORGE_CLIENT_SECRET=<<YOUR FORGE CLIENT SECRET>> set FORGE_CALLBACK_URL=<<YOUR CALLBACK URL FROM FORGE DEVELOPER PORTAL>> npm run dev
Open the browser: http://localhost:3000.
Important: do not use npm start locally, this is intended for PRODUCTION only with HTTPS (SSL) secure cookies.
To deploy this application to Heroku, the Callback URL for Forge must use your
.herokuapp.com address. After clicking on the button below, at the Heroku Create New App page, set your Client ID, Secret and Callback URL for Forge.
Watch this video on how deploy samples to Heroku.
All Autodesk Forge NPM packages are included by default, see complete list of what's available at NPM website. OAuth, Model Derivative and OSS are used. Some other non-Autodesk packaged are used, including express and its session/cookie middlewares (express-session and cookie-parser) for user session handling. The front-end uses bootsrap and jquery.
Tips & tricks
For local development/testing, consider use nodemon package, which auto restart your node application after any modification on your code. To install it, use:
sudo npm install -g nodemon
Then, instead of npm run dev, use the following:
npm run nodemon
Which executes nodemon server.js --ignore www/, where the --ignore parameter indicates that the app should not restart if files under www folder are modified.
Cannot see my BIM 360 projects: Make sure to provision the Forge App Client ID within the BIM 360 Account, learn more here. This requires the Account Admin permission.
error setting certificate verify locations error: may happen on Windows, use the following:
git config --global http.sslverify "false"
Jaime Rosales D.
Forge Partner Development
Forge Developer Portal