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What are we to do with Forge?

What are we to do with Forge?

Automate repetitive tasks, render 2D and 3D models in a web browser, generate reports on consumption, usage and contract details, and convert images into high-res meshes, point clouds and orthophotos. It all sounds a little dreamy, doesn’t it? Perhaps a little out of reach?
We’re here to tell you all this may be in your work space sooner than you think. In fact, it’s already at your fingertips! Cue Forge, a relatively new tool from Autodesk, providing us with a way to unlock the powerful functionality in Autodesk’s products. It’s designed in a way that allows you to pick and manipulate a variety of tools Autodesk has provided, to bring to life your imagination in ways never before possible. All this is created through using a set of API’s and services handled by a platform intuitively called Forge. But before we start casually throwing around sophisticated acronyms like API and SDK, let’s take a minute to understand some of the foundational (and admittedly…

Uninstalling Autodesk Software with the WMIC Utility

It’s not uncommon to have two or three versions, of ten or more Autodesk products installed on a typical workstation. Each one of those products having language packs, libraries, enablers, add-ons etc. This can result in dozens of installed Autodesk applications. Even uninstalling one release year of those products, done manually could mean running through thirty or more uninstallation wizards. This blog post, updated from one I did back in 2013, will guide you through making this process much easier, faster, and less work.
WMIC Uninstall The most versatile way to uninstall is by using the WMI command-line (WMIC) utility. (Windows Management Instrumentation Command) This utility can be used for a wide variety of tasks, one of which, is uninstalling applications using the CALL command. This command can be customized to uninstall any selection of applications by searching based on two types of criteria; Vendor, and Name. To select Autodesk applications, you can make a call for any app…