You may have heard of the REST API as it relates to Autodesk PLM 360.
There are lots of online resources for understanding what REST is and how it works; in this video we will focus on what it can provide: a way to read and write data to & from Autodesk PLM 360 outside of the user interface. Any software or application such as Jitterbit that integrates Autodesk PLM 360 with another system (e.g., PDM, ERP, CRM) is using the REST API as its underlying method.
So it is helpful to understand a bit about REST in order to grasp how the integration software is actually working. During development of an integration solution, it also helps to use a quick & easy tool outside of the integration software to isolate and test specific REST calls. Finally, sometimes a REST call needs to be coded from within integration software in those cases where the built-in functions of an integration application just don’t cover what you want to do.
There are four “verbs” that Autodesk PLM 360 uses in its REST API: GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE. Check out the video and “GET” started using REST with Autodesk PLM 360! If you have questions about this material, or want to know more about REST API calls or integration with Autodesk PLM 360, we welcome you to contact us and start a conversation.