Thomas A



NOTE: ParametricText v. 2 is nearing completion

ParametricText v2 beta has an improved selection engine, support for using component name as parameter and correctly carries over parameters when copying components. Please help out by testing it at and reporting any issues. Note that files converted to version 2 cannot be used with version 1. Uninstall the store version before installing the beta.


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


Text parameters can be pure text or use parameter values by using a special syntax. There is also a special parameter, that contains information about the document’s version and saves date.


All parameters are stored within the document upon save. The texts are always “rendered” in the sketches, so they can be viewed without having the add-in. However, to correctly update the values, the add-in is needed.


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.

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Version 1.1.0, 10/26/2020
* v 1.1.0 * "" for retrieving document save the date. * Workaround for Fusion 360 bug when using Autodesk SHX fonts. * Informative error when a text has a negative angle. * Don't re-evaluate texts when the Change Parameters dialog is closed without any changes. * Handle unit-less parameter values. * v 1.0.1 * Fix error when using "_.version" in documents that have never been saved. * Redesign logo to comply with the app store. * v 1.0.0 * Out of beta! * v 0.2.1 * Set the table height to 10 rows. * Fix #1. Handle unsaved documents. * v 0.2.0 * Basic support for Python format specifiers. * "Insert braces" button. * Selection tooltip, to show all selections when the text is truncated. * Hide "select control". Integrate the clear button into the table. * Use correct unit/scaling when showing parameter value. * Quick reference in the dialog. * v 0.1.1 * Enable "Run on Startup" by default. * v 0.1.0 * First beta release

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  • Fills a void in Fusion 360
    Zobel Junk | October 15, 2020

    Glad to finally have this basic functionality to version my parts and embed paramentric details.

  • Excellent !
    Silopolis Silopolis | October 01, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Hi thanjs for this nice and handy app !
    Used for engraved text on part and makes text update much more easy and fast.
    Only issue I've met is it seems to choke on parameters without units:

    Fusion 360
    Copy this message using Ctrl+C:

    C:\Users\tarax\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\ParametricText.bundle\Contents\thomasa88lib\ failed:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "C:/Users/tarax/AppData/Roaming/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/ParametricText.bundle/Contents\thomasa88lib\", line 141, in catcher
      File "C:/Users/tarax/AppData/Roaming/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/ParametricText.bundle/Contents/", line 356, in map_cmd_execute_handler
      File "C:/Users/tarax/AppData/Roaming/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/ParametricText.bundle/Contents/", line 377, in save
        sketch_text.text = evaluate_text(text)
      File "C:/Users/tarax/AppData/Roaming/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/ParametricText.bundle/Contents/", line 458, in evaluate_text
        shown_text = SUBST_PATTERN.sub(sub_func, text)
      File "C:/Users/tarax/AppData/Roaming/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/ParametricText.bundle/Contents/", line 442, in sub_func
        value = design.fusionUnitsManager.convert(param.value, "internalUnits", param.unit)
      File "C:/Users/tarax/AppData/Local/Autodesk/webdeploy/production/81fe16c330656df1a293195f4c169d3f2a29c315/Api/Python/packages\adsk\", line 15775, in convert
        return _fusion.FusionUnitsManager_convert(self, *args)
    RuntimeError: 3 : Bad units parameter


    Thanks for sharing. Keep the good code coming :-)

    Thomas A (Publisher) | October 03, 2020

    Hi, thank you for reporting this. Believe it or not, I actually hit the exact same problem today. I'm planning to submit the next version in the coming days, but it might take 1-2 weeks due to the review process. However, if you want to, you can try the beta here: You will need to uninstall the version downloaded from here and then follow the instructions in the readme: If you don't uninstall the store version first, you will get errors when the beta and the released version tries to run at the same time.

    Thomas A (Publisher) | October 13, 2020

    v1.1.0 with the unit fix is now published!

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