Parameter I/O

Parameter I/O

Autodesk, Inc.
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Description

Enables the user to Import/Update parameters from or export them to a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file. When importing/updating parameters from a CSV file the data in it needs to be in a specific format: <parameter name>, <unit>, <value>, <comment>

 

The easiest way to make sure your CSV file follows the correct format might be to first export the parameters into a file and then have a look at its content - the import will require the data in the same format.  

 

When importing parameters from a file, if a parameter with the given name already exists, then its unit, value and comment will be updated, otherwise a new user parameter will be created with the provided values.

 

When exporting parameters to a file, all available parameters will be exported, not just the user parameters. 

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About This Version

Version 1.2.0, 5/25/2016
Added support for unitless Model Parameters and commas in the Parameter Comments

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  • Great Plugin - Possible Bug Found
    William Urinoski | November 11, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks for the great plugin - However, I seem to have found a bug. When the Expression field of a Parameter contains a formula/equation like "BaseLength - ( CameraRampFrontOffset + cameraRampRearOffset )" the Python script chokes and stops importing - but in Notepad it looks like the exported CSV is valid and correct. Also, I can open an exported CSV with several of theses complex Expressions and their contents appear in the correct spreadsheet columns.

    I'm surprised that AutoDesk hasn't picked up on this great idea, it would be a great for AutoDesk to fully support parameters in a library with named groups of params. Maybe also implementing an include verb or a series of includes in a parent parameter list. Like C, Java, etc.

    Thanks to you, though, we have this great tool in the meantime.

    Thanks again!


  • Good Start, but....
    Rojer Wisner | November 05, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Initial thoughts - THANK YOU!

    Now - why don't I see the NAMES I gave the parameters?
    Maybe I did something wrong (clicked on the wrong side of "NO" (=Export) and then clicked on the wrong side of "YES" (=Import).

    That in and of itself is odd - can't rename the buttons to "Import" and "Export" instead of "Yes" and "No"?

    It's an excellant start but seems as if it might be an 80% fullfilment.

    But Thank you.


    Adam Nagy (Publisher) | November 06, 2018

    Glad you like it! :) These samples were the very first ones to kick off the App Store and their main purpose was to show the capabilities of the API. It's open source, and you're welcome to modify it as you wish :)


  • Little buggy, but great plugin
    Daniel Kitchen | November 03, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I tried to import parameters I just exported from another file, but it kept throwing exceptions. I found the issue, you cannot have an expression reference a parameter.

    Example of when error is thrown:

    "dimension_1","in","1.5 in",""

    "dimension_2","in","dimension_1",""

    However, if the parameter is operated on while achieving the same result, it imports without errors:

    "dimension_1","in","1.5 in",""

    "dimension_2","in","dimension_1+dimension_1-dimension_1",""


    Adam Nagy (Publisher) | November 06, 2018

    Tested those exact parameters and it seems to work for me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKpALd_Ys7E


  • Exporting
    Dakota Bowman | September 10, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Im tring to export an airfoil (2D) into a csv to compare with xfoil. I am getting errors and it is not a parametric design. How can I fix this?


  • Wonderful!
    W.P. Ginfo | August 24, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Just what I needed!!
    Thnx,

    Willem


  • Perfect!!!!
    Johannes Mã¼hlbach | June 25, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thank u so much!

    This is exactly what i needed!


  • Very usefull
    Valsua Valsua | June 07, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Many many thanks! Essential working with more versions of the same project and you want to synchronise parameters in all.


  • I can't import .csv file! Help! [Fixed]
    Daniel Kim | April 06, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thank you for providing the functionality you really need. I tried to load a .csv file today. The following error appears. I want you to know how to solve it.
    Addin Stop Failed: Traceback (most recent call last ) : "C:/user/henry/appdata/roaming/autodesk/applicationPlugins/ParameterIO.bundle/Contents/ParameterIO.py", line 226, in readTheParameters
        commentOfParam = row[3]
    IndexError : list index out of range

    ---------
    Thank you i fixed!

    Have to fill in comment low. I didn't fill in before, so i had error.


    Dustin Foster | September 11, 2018

    Thanks, Daniel. This saved me some time!


  • thanks for adding parameter sharing
    D Clark | January 06, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    without this the parameters capability in F360 is pretty meaningless. great to be able to share parameters between sketches. helps maintain uniform naming. i have a general purpose csv for each design that i use with shopbot. fantastic!


    Shawn Doughtie | January 19, 2018

    The parameters capability might seem meaningless without this, but once you consider the parameters as global variables, you can see how useful the capability is. For example, I'm working on a model featuring four holes bored in a surface in a rectangular pattern, and each hole has a diameter, x position, and y position. There are four sketches that feature these holes by themselves, so that makes 4 sketches * 4 holes * 3 dimensions, so if you had to change all of the bores, you'd have to make 48 separate modifications. Using parameters to size and position the bores, you only have to modify the three parameters (and you won't inadvertently miss one).


  • doesn't work now
    Christopher Moll | January 01, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    errors are thrown when importing


    Ian Syndergaard | January 14, 2018

    Are you trying to share parameters between different files? If so, these errors are likely because some of your model's automatically generated Model Parameter names will be the same as some of the Model Parameter names you are uploading, causing your model to change those values to the uploaded ones. Try opening up the CSV file in Notepad and deleting everything except for the User Parameters.


    Christopher Moll | January 26, 2018

    @Ian Syndergaard No I use it to only adjust parameters in current model. The add in doesn't export or import the data correctly. It clumps it all in one row in the csv. file.in excel. It looks correct in notepad except there are extra commas being added for some reason.


  • Value Parameter
    Nick Hemer | November 28, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is a great add in for what I want to use Fusion for. Is it possible to include the 'Value' Parameter in the CSV file, or replace the 'Expression' Parameter with the 'Value' Parameter?


    Adam Nagy (Publisher) | December 11, 2017

    I'm glad you like this sample add-in. I don’t think it will be updated in the near future to include this functionality. :( However, the source code is available with the add-in and you are welcome to modify it as you wish.


  • almost extremely perfect
    Lander Pinson | December 01, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    this is an amazing tool of you want to have weird measurements like i do, and experiment with them. My only question: would it be possible to rearrange the list of parameters (now the added parameters are just chronologically, and if you add one later, that one cannot be put in the row and that becomes inconvenient when copy pasting the values in the cvs file... ) or is that a question for the Change Paramters plugin...


  • Auto-update
    Tomasz Zając | November 28, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Is it possible to auto-update project without opening it?


    Adam Nagy (Publisher) | November 29, 2016

    Could you be a bit more specific on what exactly you'd need? You mean updating parameter values from a CSV file automatically?


    Tomasz Zając | November 30, 2016

    Yes, Without clicking 'Import CSV' inside I/O Parameters Script. Something that will work like linked to CSV file and updating model parameters real time when I will change its.


  • Great plugin, But.
    Matthew Curran | June 03, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is a wonderful plugin that will really help me out because sometimes I am dealing with close to 200 user parameters. But it would not accept an expression that uses other parameters to calculate a value. This is huge for me since a lot of my parameters are used this way. If it is not too difficult to add that in it would be great!


    RC DrCola | October 13, 2016

    This functionality is (or can be) implemented, but it is within Fusion 360 itself. The parameters will just update accordingly. There are great tutorials on YouTube, but in a very simple way; you could have dimensions accept other dimensions as values and use math expressions on those. The result would be automatically shown in the parameters window as a dimension value. EX: Say d1 =10 and d2 =30, then d3 = d1+d2 which will show 40 as the value. Alternatively, use Excel to crunch the numbers and import the results.


  • This adds a lot of higher-end-CAD functionality
    Konstantinos Froudarakis | May 08, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    An excelent plug in, running very reliably. The only requirement is that the .csv file you input has the variables in the correct format, which is very easy to make sure, since you can just make the variables in Fusion, export and then start tweaking. Super easy, and EXTREMELLY helpful. Big "Thank You!!!" to the creator. P.S. OCD moment here. The only issue I have is that I'd like the icon to go away fromt the main toolbar (next to the redo), since I have it in the modify toolbar anyway.


    Adam Nagy (Publisher) | May 11, 2016

    The latest release 1.2.0 solves that and does not place an icon in the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)


  • Immediately threw exception
    Jeff Peterson | March 04, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Throws a runtime error InternalValidationError: pComplexUnit when I try to export my parameters.


    Adam Nagy (Publisher) | May 11, 2016

    The latest release 1.2.0 solves that.


  • Great plugin.
    Neal Wallace | November 07, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I find when I use Undo/Redo it affects the parameters as well. This plugin allows me to quickly save and load parameters.

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