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Thomas A
DirectName is an Autodesk® Fusion 360™ add-in for naming features and bodies directly after creation.

General Usage Instructions

A naming dialog will be shown automatically when new features are created.

Press Tab to navigate the inputs and press Enter when done. Press Esc to skip naming.

The object which name is being edited will be highlighted (Object does not get highlighted before an edit is made, due to Fusion 360 API limitations.)

Enable/disable the naming dialog by clicking on the DIRECTNAME button under the TOOLS tab.

The add-in can be temporarily disabled using the Scripts and Add-ins dialog. Press* Shift+S in Fusion 360 and go to the Add-Ins tab.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

Enable/Disable DirectName

Click this button to enable/disable the naming dialog.



Double-click the downloaded installer from Autodesk App Store to install the app/plug-in. 


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 Autodesk® Fusion 360™.

- Navigate to ./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).

Known Issues

  • Highlighting of objects are delayed until the name is edited if navigating with the keyboard.

  • Does not work in Direct Edit mode.


Author/Company Information

Thomas A

Support Information

Feel free to send an e-mail if there are problems with the add-in, or even better, report them here. Please describe exactly what to do to trigger the problem. Also, include any error messages.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


* v 1.2.0 * Enable/Disable button. Autodesk® store conformance. * v 1.1.3 * Enable *Run on Startup* by default. * v 1.1.2 * Highlight correct entity on mouse focus (Focusing by keyboard still only happens after text change.) * Name Section Analyses after creation. * Fix error when closing documents and exiting Fusion 360. * v 1.1.1 * Handle objects that are not selectable, due to Fusion 360™ API limitations. * v 1.1.0 * Fix highlighting of bodies that are part of components. * v 1.0.1 * Pen logo * Autodesk® store conformance. * v 1.0.0 * New logo * v 0.2.0 * Rename new bodies and surfaces * Highlight active entity when name is edited * v 0.1.3 * Change to MIT license, for app store compatibility
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