FME Transformers: 2024.1



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Accesses Autodesk Docs to upload, download, or delete files and folders or list file/folder information.

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Typical Uses

  • Manage files on Autodesk Docs 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 Autodesk Docs to use elsewhere in a workspace.

How does it work?

The AutodeskDocsConnector 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 AutodeskDocsConnector uses an oauth web service defined FME web connection. It is recommended to create a new web connection using the Autodesk Docs (safe.autodesk-docs) 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 Docs (safe.autodesk-docs). At minimum, the Forge app must have access to the Data Management API.

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 Docs (safe.autodesk-docs) 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 Autodesk Docs locations. However, multiple AutodeskDocsConnectors can be used to accomplish this, by downloading files/folders and re-uploading them to a new location.


Input Ports

Output Ports


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 Autodesk Docs, Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC), or Autodesk BIM 360 Account, recommended to have a Forge App with access to the Data Management API
History Replaces the AutodeskBIM360DocsConnector

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