ParametricText

ParametricText

Mac OS, English

Thomas A
ParametricText is an Autodesk® Fusion 360™ add-in for creating Text Parameters.

General Usage Instructions

Please see the Demo video for a quick overview of ParametricText.

 

To parameterize texts, start by creating  sketch with Text features. Make sure to enter some dummy text, to make the Text features easier to select.

Open the Modify menu under e.g. the SOLID tab and click Change Text Parameters.

To specify what sketch texts to affect, click the desired row and then select the sketch texts in the design.

Enter the text in the text field. The text can contain values from parameters.

Press OK to apply the changes.

 

Refer to the full onilne documentation for more instructions, including how to use a numeric parameter value or information from the document.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

Change Text Parameters

Open the Text Parameters dialog.

Installation/Uninstallation

Install for Mac:

1. Download the installer from Autodesk App Store.

2. Right-click on the "Downloads" folder and select "Open in Finder".

3. Right-click on the "TextOnArc.bundle-macos.pkg" -> "Open With" -> "Installer".

 

Uninstall for Mac:

You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.

Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Fusion 360.

- Navigate to the ./ApplicationsPlugins folder and select the app bundle you want to uninstall

- Either drag the app bundle to the Trash or right-click and select “Move to Trash”

- Right-click on the Trash-Can and select “Empty Trash”

- If you prefer keystrokes, you can also just select the app bundle and then hit Command+Delete to move the app to Trash, then empty the Trash and the app will be removed.

Additional Information

This add-in is free, but if you like it, you can buy me a coffee (Ko-fi link).

The add-in is licensed under the MIT license.

 

Disclaimer

The software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages, or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.

Known Issues

  • { and } cannot be entered in string inputs in Fusion 360 on keyboards where they require Alt Grto to be pressed.
    • Workaround is to use the {} button.
  • The mouse pointer must be moved before clicking on the same sketch text again, to select/unselect.
  • _.filedoes not update on file rename/copy.
    • The workaround is to open the Change Text Parameters and click OK in the new document.

Also see the Issues page for new issues.

Contact

Author/Company Information

Thomas A

Support Information

Please report any issues or problems on the Issues page. Please describe exactly what to do to trigger the problem. Also, include any error messages.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.2.0

- v 2.2.0 (June 2021) - Workaround for Fusion 360™ giving error when inspecting some selections, which broke the name tracking for ``_.component``, ``_.file`` and ``_.sketch``. - Do not show an add-in error when *Compute All* fails. Instead, show an error notification. (#9) - Workaround for missing document metadata (dataFile error). Force Fusion 360™ to download metadata. (#22) - Workaround for Fusion 360™ resetting text height on text content change. (#21) - Check if multiple copies of ParametricText has been installed (will only work for this version or newer). - Show error dialog for unhandled error when updating sketch text. - New documentation See https://parametrictext.readthedocs.io/en/stable/changelog.html for older versions.
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