Autodesk Platform Services (APS)

Autodesk Platform Services bundles a variety of APIs and services that enable you to accelerate software applications, workflows, and integrations. Access your design and construction data via the cloud and make it visually usable – stationary and mobile.

Autodesk Platforem Services: APIs And Services For Agile Product Development

Use Autodesk Platform Services (formerly Autodesk Forge) to program individual Autodesk products, such as AutoCAD, Inventor or Revit, individually or adapt them automatically to your own needs. With cloud-based functionality, you can collaborate with internal and external partners or your teams at any time and from anywhere in the world.


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Use Cases

Autodesk Platform Services 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 Platform Services 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.



Autodesk Platform Services (APS) Product Features

Visualize Data With Autodesk Platform Services

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

Digital Twin With Autodesk Platform Services

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

Augmented & Virtual Reality

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

Your Benefits With Autodesk Platform Services

Autodesk Platform Services 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 Autodesk Platform Services. Quickly and easily customize them according to your requirements.

Reduce Programming

Autodesk Platform Services 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 Autodesk Platform Services and develop new ideas, services and digital applications – anywhere and anytime thanks to the cloud.

Video: Autodesk Platform Services at CIDEON

Autodesk Platform Services create integrations between computer-aided design (CAD) and engineering and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, such as SAP. This enables better decision-making at all stages of the product development process and manufacturing through a bi-directional link between CAD and ERP.

Stefan Schaarschmidt, Head of Software Development at CIDEON and speaker at Autodesk University 2022, explains how Autodesk Platform Services are used at CIDEON. 

Uniting Information. Using New Perspectives.

Autodesk Platform

Autodesk Platform is a new cloud-based environment that connects industry-specific data and tools. Autodesk Fusion, Autodesk Flow and Autodesk Forma combine to create a unique digital ecosystem that enables you to digitally map every phase of your project throughout its lifecycle.


Autodesk Platform Services (APS), formerly Autodesk Forge, offers a variety of advanced APIs and services that allow you to integrate your data and tools into 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. 

CIDEON Sparify

Spare parts management made easy: With CIDEON Sparify, you provide a modern medium for spare parts sales to your customers. Our solution is supplied with existing CAD data and meta data from your PDM system. The result: a digital spare parts catalog for your end customers. This makes ordering spare parts incredibly easy. Find out more about the advantages of our web application!

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Our Business Areas

You know your market? We know your industry!

Use our know-how and get more out of your business area. Our industry-specific solutions and products at a glance.

Machine Building

Make development more efficient. Realize production faster.

Plant Construction

Create data consistency. Simplify document and supplier management.


Manage requirements efficiently. Realize individual solutions in series.

Design Offices

Provide flexibility. Leverage customer requirements.

Metal Construction

Simplify construction tasks. Process changes more efficiently. Speed up logistics.


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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