FME Transformers: 2024.1



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(Deprecated) Accesses BIM 360 Docs and Autodesk Construction Cloud to upload, download, or delete files and folders or list file/folder information.

Note  This transformer has been deprecated. It has been replaced by the AutodeskDocsConnector, found in the Autodesk Docs Package.

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Typical Uses

  • Manage files on BIM 360 Docs and Autodesk Construction Cloud by uploading, downloading, and deleting files and folders.
  • Transfer a file's contents into or out of an attribute in FME.
  • Retrieve file and folder names, paths, and other information from BIM 360 Docs and Autodesk Construction Cloud to use elsewhere in a workspace.

How does it work?

The AutodeskBIM360DocsConnector uses your Autodesk account credentials (either via a previously defined FME web connection, or by setting up a new FME web connection right from the transformer) to access the file storage service.

Depending on your choice of actions, it will upload or download files, folders, and attributes; list information from the service; or delete items from the service. On Upload and List actions, links and file/folder information are added to the output features as attributes.


The AutodeskBIM360DocsConnector uses an oauth web service defined FME web connection. It is recommended to create a new web connection using the Autodesk BIM 360 Docs (safe.autodesk-bim360docs) web service. It is also recommended to replace the included FME Forge app client with your own Forge application by updating the client id and secret in Autodesk BIM 360 Docs (safe.autodesk-bim360docs). At minimum, the Forge app must have access to the BIM 360 and Data Management APIs.

It is also required to add the chosen Forge App as a custom integration on the BIM 360 Hub page. A hub admin can do this by logging in and going to Account Admin > Settings > Custom Integrations > Add Custom Integration and entering the client ID of the connected Forge App. For the included FME Forge app, this is visible by examining the Autodesk BIM 360 Docs (safe.autodesk-bim360docs) web connection settings.

See also: How to create a BIM 360 Document Management Web Connection

Usage Notes

  • This transformer cannot be used to directly move or copy files between different BIM 360 Docs or Autodesk Construction Cloud locations. However, multiple AutodeskBIM360DocsConnectors can be used to accomplish this, by downloading files/folders and re-uploading them to a new location.


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The remaining parameters available depend on the value of the Action parameter. Parameters for each Action are detailed below.

Editing Transformer Parameters

Transformer parameters can be set by directly entering values, using expressions, or referencing other elements in the workspace such as attribute values or user parameters. Various editors and context menus are available to assist. To see what is available, click beside the applicable parameter.

For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.


Processing Behavior


Feature Holding


Dependencies BIM 360 Account, recommended to have a Forge App with access to the BIM 360 API and the Data Management API
Aliases AutodeskConstructionCloudConnector
History Released FME 2020.2

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