Although Autodesk Forge is our collection of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) and associated documentation with sample code, Forge is also a community of developers who create customized solutions for Autodesk customers and partners. The Forge team often features these companies on the Forge website. Their latest one is ePermitHub.
ePermitHub uses Forge to make the construction permitting and plan review process faster, more transparent, and more efficient for all stakeholders. In one customer example with the City of Grand Rapids, MI, the City estimates the Forge-based ePermitHub Digital Plan Room saves their customers up to $375,000 annually in printing costs, as well as reducing their turnaround time on regulatory reviews and approvals by weeks.
Check out the customer story on the Forge website:
Autodesk has always been an automation company. Today, more than ever, that means helping our customers automate their design and make processes. We help them embrace the future of making, where they can do more (e.g., efficiency, performance, quality), with less (e.g., energy, raw materials, timeframes, waste of human potential), and realize the opportunity for better (e.g., innovation, user experience, return on investment). Leveraging APIs to reduce printing costs, save trees, and lessen approval time is definitely something for the better.
The permitting process is alive in the lab.