Sneak Peek: Unveiling OpenBOM Design Viewer Architecture and Autodesk Platform Service Viewer

Oleg Shilovitsky
Oleg Shilovitsky
28 June, 2024 | 2 min for reading
Sneak Peek: Unveiling OpenBOM Design Viewer Architecture and Autodesk Platform Service Viewer

At OpenBOM, we believe in data openness, flexibility, and online services. These three elements form the core of our vision, enabling us to deliver innovative solutions for engineering and manufacturing. Today, I am thrilled to share an exciting development in our journey: the unveiling of OpenBOM’s viewer architecture and a sneak peek at our first viewer integration. Our initial choice for integration is Autodesk, thanks to our great partnership with Autodesk Platform Services.

Multiple Viewers and Flexible Data Model

The foundation of OpenBOM is its flexible data model, which allows users to extend and customize the data to fit their specific needs. This adaptability is critical for integrating and federating diverse content seamlessly. Introducing the new “viewer” data type exemplifies this flexibility. The viewer data type is a modified reference property that enables embedding and connecting various viewers within the OpenBOM data model and user experience.

Click on the viewer link and you get access to the viewer. The embedded visualization will be provided too. 

First Integration: Autodesk Platform Services

We are excited to announce our first viewer integration in collaboration with Autodesk and Autodesk Platform Services Online Viewer. By integrating OpenBOM with Autodesk products such as Fusion, Inventor, and Revit, we now support visualization capabilities powered by Autodesk. This integration enhances the user experience by providing robust visualization tools for all formats supported by Autodesk Online Viewer directly within the OpenBOM platform. More information on accessing these features will be provided soon.

Watch the video with a first preview of OpenBOM Design with Autodesk Online Viewer. 

Expanding Partnerships for Integrated Viewers

Our commitment to openness and flexibility does not stop here. We are actively seeking more partners to integrate additional viewers within the OpenBOM platform. This expansion will further empower our users by providing diverse visualization options and enhancing the overall usability of the platform. If you’re interested in integrating OpenBOM with a viewer, please contact us. 


Openness is paramount in modern engineering and manufacturing software. The future belongs to online services that can be seamlessly integrated, recombined, and utilized together to streamline data and processes. The introduction of the OpenBOM integrated viewer marks a significant step forward in this direction. We are excited about the possibilities this new feature brings and look forward to continuing our journey of innovation.

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Best, Oleg

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