This sample application demonstrates how to plot an AutoCAD drawing on your BIM360 or Fusion account, into a PDF document. The sample code demonstates 3-legged OAuth to BIM360 / Fusion, a simple viewer extension and code to convert AutoCAD drawing into a PDF document file.
For using this sample, you need to log into your Autodesk developer account. Visit the Forge Developer Portal and sign up for an account, then create an app. When asked for the 'callback URL' in your new app, use http://localhost:3000/api/forge/callback/oauth. Finally take note of the Client ID and Client Secret.
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/mazerab/design.automation-nodejs-pdf.exporter
To run it, install the required packages, set the enviroment variables with your callback URL, 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 FORGE CLIENT CALLBACK URL>> 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 FORGE CLIENT CALLBACK URL>> 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 & redirect_uri 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 the correct callback URL.
Watch this video on how deploy this sample to Heroku.
All Autodesk Forge NPM packages are included by default, see complete list of what's available at NPM website. OAuth, Model Derivative, Design Automation 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 bootstrap and jquery.
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.
After installing Github desktop for Windows, on the Git Shell, if you see a error setting certificate verify locations error, use the following:
git config --global http.sslverify "false"