Autodesk Forge

Cloud-based development platform for agile product development

Autodesk Forge

Autodesk Forge is a cloud-based software platform that enables the agile product development of software applications, workflows and integrations. The cloud platform provides application programming interfaces (APIs) / web services that allow access, manipulation and visualization of design and engineering data via the cloud – stationary and mobile.

Cloud-based Development Platform for agile Product Development

Use Autodesk Forge to program individual Autodesk products such as AutoCAD, Inventor or Revit, or to automatically adapt them to your own requirements. Cloud-based features enable cooperation between internal and external partners, or your teams, anytime and from anywhere in the world.


Carmen Joesten-Machado, Customer Success Manager

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Use Cases

Autodesk Forge helps transform a previously data silo-based value chain to a market-driven supply chain. Experience the variety of cloud-based application options for yourself. Find out more about it.

Risk Assessment

Benefit from virtual safety briefings and virtual assessments, for example, using a rotatable 3D model and a toolbar-based risk editor.



Autodesk Forge enables documentation and retrieval of additional CAD model views at any time.



Maintenance / Training

Use Editor in real time or asymmetric communication to maintain and train directly on virtual models.




Part Webshops

Search and order the required replacement part using digital twins. Replacement-part web-shops can be linked to any ERP system and are fully configurable.



Product Features

Visualize Data

Impress with facts, and by also using the right images. Use Forge to quickly and easily visualize and analyze data and processes. 

Digital Twin

Stay on the "safe side" and avoid risks in real operation. Use Forge to create digital twins of designs and components and to validate concepts and ideas. 

Augmented & Virtual Reality

Use Forge, a user-centric platform, to save time and money. Benefit from virtual reality for efficient risk assessments, documentation or simply cloud-based training from anywhere in the world.

SaaS Integration

Stay flexible by utilizing Forge's ability to integrate with other CAD applications, such as Inventor or CAD.  


At a click, convert ideas and solutions into impressive online catalogs in a variety of formats. 

Product Configuration

Use Forge to simplify product configuration and benefit from the option to easily develop web-based 3D online configurators. 

Your Benefits

Autodesk Forge is a cloud-based platform for datafication, networking and integration of software products that includes a wide range of APIs. Benefit from it in daily operation. Find out more about it here. 

Scale Applications

Access Autodesk applications, such as Inventor or AutoCAD, directly in Forge. Quickly and easily customize them according to your requirements.

Reduce Programming

Forge is highly compatible and minimizes the effort required for programming. Save time and focus on the essentials – your project. 

(Visually) Benefit from IoT

Make IoT "hands-on" for your project. Conduct analysis and process data from the Internet of things (IoT) for your reports – in 3D and using graphical visualization.

Develop New Ideas

Start the future today. Link design and IoT data with Forge and develop new ideas, services and digital applications – anywhere and anytime thanks to the cloud.

Our Added Values

CIDEON advises and supports companies in optimizing their product development processes - from conception and engineering to manufacturing and service. We stand for:

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical knowledge in system integration and process consulting. CIDEON understands your business challenges in digital transformation and supports you with unique solutions along the entire value chain.

Customized Engineering

Benefit from customized solutions with CIDEON software and interfaces. Integrative, powerful and perfectly tailored to your individual requirements in day-to-day business.


End-to-End Process Consulting

Transform your digital requirements into corporate (added) value. We simplify your processes, map them digitally and make them economically viable - across functions and divisions throughout the entire product development process.  

International Cooperation

Place your trust in a strong group of companies. CIDEON is part of the family-run, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is guided by the principles of customer-focused and sustainable corporate management. 

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CIDEON Support

Quality, speed and reliability in engineering play a crucial role in your success. All-round services are therefore as important as committed specialists and powerful software.

CIDEON Support gives you quick and easy answers to your questions, detailed information about products and solutions, and helpful tips and tricks.

Managed Services take us one step further: This service enables us to maintain an overview of your CAD/PDM/PLM environment and thus ensure your software's long-term operational reliability. You can then always be sure that your systems are always up to date and operable.

CIDEON Locations

CIDEON Headquarters

Cideon Software & Services GmbH & Co. KG
Lochhamer Schlag 11, 82166 Gräfelfing



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