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Easy To Snoop Info Item From ACC

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Introduction

Today I'd like to share a small tool I just developed that has been very helpful for me whenever I need to connect to the API services of Autodesk Platform Services.

This is a simple extension allows you to get the APS ACC URL details include:

  • Project Id : A Project in Autodesk Forge is a specific workspace within a Hub. It's where the actual design and construction data is stored. Each project contains folders, items, and versions. The project id is unique for each project within a hub.

  • Folder Urn : The folder urn is the unique identifier for a folder in a project. It is used to identify the folder in the project.

  • Entity Id : The entity id is the unique identifier for an entity in a folder. It is used to identify the entity/item in the folder.

  • Model View Id : The model view id is the unique identifier for a model view in a folder. It is used to identify the model view in the folder.

Installation

How to use

  • Install the extension
  • Open the Project in Autodesk Construction Cloud and click on the icon to get the URL details
  • Copy the URL details and share it with others, you can quickly use it in APS Toolkit
py
from aps_toolkit import BIM360
bim360 = BIM360(token)
bim360.batch_report_item_versions(projects_id, itemId)

Development

Firefox

  • Manual Install :

    • Clone the repository
    • Open about:debugging#/runtime/this-firefox
    • Click on Load Temporary Add-on...
    • Select the manifest.json file from the cloned repository
    • The extension will be installed and you can see the icon in the toolbar
    • Open ACC Project and click on the icon to get the URL details
  • Addon Online Store : URL Details

Chrome / Edge

  • Manual Install :
    • Clone the repository
    • Open chrome://extensions/
    • Click on Load unpacked
    • Select the cloned repository
    • The extension will be installed and you can see the icon in the toolbar
    • Open ACC Project and click on the icon to get the URL details

Documentation

How to get Urn from ACC

With urn, you just need use this command from console to get the info urn detail:

bash
NOP_VIEWER.model.myData.urn

output: "you derivative urn"

Now you can quick check with APS Toolkit or another tool to get the info from urn:

py
from aps_toolkit import Auth
from aps_toolkit import PropDbReaderRevit
auth = Auth()
token = auth.auth2leg()
urn = "<Derivative URN>"
prop_reader = PropDbReaderRevit(urn, token)
df = prop_reader.get_data_by_category("Ducts")
df.save_to_excel("result.xlsx")

How to snoop model name ?

let's use this command from console :

bash
NOP_VIEWER.model.getData().loadOptions.bubbleNode.getRootNode().children[0].name()

Open Source

This extension is open source and available on GitHub. I'm so lazy to write more feature, but if you have any idea, please feel free to contribute.

Change Log

1.1.0 - Initial release, ACC URL Details

1.2.0 - Add support BIM360-ACC URL Details