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Lev Mishin
Gridfinity bins/baseplates generator

General Usage Instructions

GridfinityGenerator includes two commands allowing you to create either a bin or a baseplate. Below are the general steps you need to take to start working with the Add-In. For more detailed information on each parameter description refer to the project documentation (detailed description of bin generator optionsbaseplate generator options). 

  1. Install the Add-In: Begin by downloading and installing the GridfinityGenerator Add-In from the Autodesk® Fusion 360® App Store. Once the installation is complete, launch Fusion 360.
  2. Access GridfinityGenerator: Within Fusion 360, navigate to the DESIGN workplace. In the toolbar, find the SOLID section and click on the CREATE dropdown list. You will now see the new "Gridfinity bin" or "Gridfinity baseplate" menu options. Select the appropriate option based on your requirements.
  3. Specify Parameters: After selecting the "Gridfinity bin" or "Gridfinity baseplate" menu option, a dialog with parameters will open. Here, you can specify the required parameters for your bin or baseplate design. Adjust the dimensions, grid layout, hole sizes, and other settings to match your desired specifications.
  4. Generate the Design: Once you have defined the parameters, click on the OK button within the GridfinityGenerator Add-In dialog. The app will then create a body with the specified features, representing your bin or baseplate design.
  5. Customize the Design: If necessary, you can easily edit the generated body. Simply select the feature you want to edit in the timeline or apply your own features on top. Make adjustments to dimensions, hole placements, or any other parameters as needed. The changes you make will be immediately reflected in the design, allowing you to iterate and refine it effortlessly.
  6. Export for 3D Printing or Other Software: When you're satisfied with your design, it's time to export it for manufacturing. You can use Fusion 360 export functionality.


With GridfinityGenerator, you can streamline the creation of bins and baseplates, and customize them to your specifications. Unlock the full potential of your designs and enhance your workflow with the intuitive features provided by the GridfinityGenerator Add-In.


Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

Gridfinity bin

When you select the "Generate Bin" command, a dialog box will appear on your screen, presenting various input fields and options to customize the bin's properties. These parameters allow you to define the dimensions, box grid layout, internal compartments, and other essential aspects of the bin body.

Gridfinity baseplate

When you select the "Generate Baseplate" command, a dialog box will appear on your screen, presenting various input fields and options to customize the baseplate's properties. These parameters enable you to define the dimensions, baseplate design type, and some other parameters.



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 "GridfinityGenerator_macos.pkg" -> "Open With" -> "Installer".



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 ~/Library/Containers/com.autodesk.mas.fusion360/Data/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins 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.

Known Issues


Author/Company Information

Lev Mishin

Support Information

If you encounter any issues, have questions, or would like to engage in discussions about the GridfinityGenerator Add-In, we encourage you to take advantage of the support resources available to you.

  1. Issue Tracker: For bug reports, feature requests, or any other technical issues, please visit the GridfinityGenerator Add-In repository on GitHub. You can open a new issue by navigating to the repository at Click on the "Issues" tab and then select the "New Issue" button to provide details about your concern.
  2. Discussion Forum: To engage in conversations and discussions with fellow users and the development team, the GridfinityGenerator Add-In repository on GitHub offers a discussion forum. Visit the repository's Discussions section by clicking on the "Discussions" tab. Here, you can start new discussions, ask questions, share ideas, or offer feedback. It's a great place to connect with the community, seek guidance, and share your experiences.
  3. Documentation and Guides: The GridfinityGenerator Add-In repository may also include documentation and user guides to assist you in getting started and making the most out of the app's features. Check the repository's README file and the "Wiki" sections for any available documentation. These resources can provide step-by-step instructions, tips, and examples to help you navigate the Add-In and address common challenges.

We are committed to providing comprehensive support to ensure you have a seamless experience with the GridfinityGenerator Add-In. Your feedback and engagement are valuable to us, and we appreciate your contributions to the community.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

- feat: baseplates now support customisation of both base width and length units separately - feat: reworked settings saving workflow, now it uses 3 buttons: "save" for persisting settings locally as new defaults, "reset" restoring settings to previously saved defaults, "factory reset" for wiping all custom settings restoring clean installation state. Now all inputs are always preserved over the period of a session. - feat: extended persisting settings workflow to baseplates generator - feat: added info section with a link to github page to simplify finding documentation
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