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⚠️ NOTE: Autodesk® Fusion 360™ v. 2.0.10244 (May update) introduces two bugs related to text height.


ParametricText has a workaround since v. 2.2.0 for the bug that resets text height to 10 mm.
For disappearing text (Text disappears when updated by ParametricText #24), you need to do this manual workaround: Open the text in the sketch for editing and press OK. This will rewrite the text height parameter.


ParametricText is a 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 the 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.


Full online documentation 

⭐ This add-in is free, but if you like it, please drop a review and tell us about your use case! Drop a review even if you don't like it. (The reviews will also provide feedback for future development)

You can also support me by buying me a coffee (Ko-fi link).


The add-in is licensed under the MIT license.

Informazioni sulla versione

Versione 2.3.1, 20/09/2023
- v 2.3.1 (September 2023) - Workaround for `Fusion 360™ bug when creating the edit dialog. - Update texts when the active Configuration changes. (#56)

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  • Absolutely amazing
    Troy Ostrander | novembre 04, 2023 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    So many options.

    I'm using the option to use a comment from my parameter table. The text will engrave part nubmers onto hundreds of pieces. Now the shop workers can easily find the pieces they're looking for!

  • Thank you!!
    Greg Wright | ottobre 04, 2023 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    This is just what I was looking for. This will help me quickly brand my products. Thanks!

  • Can't believe this isn't in-built already
    Alex C | settembre 30, 2023 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    I've tried to search for this function in fusion 360, but im surprised it wasn't in built already.

    It works execellently, the fact that you can link text to function values is really conveint, I effectively wanted to write the box on a box, and the box is modular.
    I linked the text to the box size and now if i change the size of the box, the text updates as well.

    Really well made, initinally was a bit confusing until i watched the video and understood what i needed to do.

    If i'd give any suggestions, that would make it more natural, it would be to somehow make the new table pop out when you're writing text.
    As currently, unless you watch the video you'll never understand how to operate it.

    Aside from that it's really well made!

  • Found a "bug"
    Nicclas Oscarsson | settembre 25, 2023 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    been using your program from quite a while now and its lovely.

    But with last update, introducing Configuration table, i had som struggle with text following switching between configurations. 

    Found out you've made an update to fix this. but this update dosnt work in manufacturing tab. is it a quick fix? 

    In other words, everything works fine in design tab. but within manufacturing it wont  update parametric text when i switch config.  Thanks

    Thomas A (Autore) | settembre 26, 2023

    If things have not changed, I don't think I can use configurations in the hobby version of Fusion 360. So maybe you can help to troubleshoot by following the instructions I wrote Jul 29, to see if there is an event that the add-in can listen to:

  • Got the hang of it and love it ..
    Kyle Kimsey | settembre 21, 2023 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Not sure why Fusion360 doesn't have something like this by default, but at least the community is here to save the day. I've been testing this with more customized Filament swatches so I can have the Brand/Type/Color/etc. on the model itself, no issues outside of quirks from F360.

    I did have to get used to using the comment block to get custom text, but that was just a training thing as it's a work-around for F360 not allowing text elsewhere.

  • A very useful add-in indeed - if you know how to use it
    Laust Nielsen | settembre 03, 2023 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    To be clear, I can totally use the add in as it is now - but my colleagues, who don't have a background in programming, do find it hard to wrap their heads around how to use it.

    Some improvements I hope to see in the future:

    • The ability to write the {} signs with the keyboard (I guess this is probably a limitation of the Fusion API)
    • The ability to insert {} at the current cursor position.
    • A textarea where you can just press enter for newline instead of having one long string with {_.newline} sprinkled in, for an even longer string.
    • A preview area that shows the result in realtime, so any mistake can be caught before pressing OK and leaving the dialog window. Or even better yet: having the result update in realtime in the actual sketch text

    Thomas A: thanks a bunch for this add in. I find it extremely useful and I am very grateful for your hard work. Any improvements from this point on is just a bonus. And I agree that this ought to be a vanilla feature of F360

  • Works Great
    Johannes Erchen | agosto 28, 2023 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    I can't understand why Fusion has not buildin it, but this plugin works great!

  • Very Well Built Add In
    thomas j robinson | luglio 27, 2023 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Like this very much, will make alot of my work easier. I would reccomend you add an automatic scale text to fit tho. Thanks Thomas

  • Works Great
    Chris Porche | giugno 24, 2023 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    This is exactly what I was looking for, surprised it isn't already included in the program.

  • What I've been looking for for years
    Daniël Eikelenboom | maggio 15, 2023 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Perfect, thanks!

  • I like it a lot
    Christian Werner | febbraio 18, 2023 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    A most useful plugin, potentially saves a lot of time and hassle! I use it to automatically engrave dimensions and version numbers onto my 3d prints  It's a pity that Autodesk didn't bother to implement parametric text feature. However, this plugin does the job really well and is probably more powerful than what Autodesk would have built.. It seemed a bit unintuitive at first, and I also forgot about that step again later, but once I found out/remembered that I just need to click the sketch text to have it replaced with the chosen expression, all is well.
    Thanks a lot Thomas!

  • So good, it should be a vanilla feature.
    C E | febbraio 17, 2023 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Works well once you watch the demo video. The grammar is easy to use and the examples on the "Change Text Params" window is a nice touch.

    I do a lot of 3D printed assemblies and having the version numbers, critical dimensions, and assmbly part# values on the geometry itself is invaluable in the field.

    Make this a default feature already, Autodesk!

  • Fantabulous!
    Iain Royle | ottobre 28, 2022 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Does exactly what it says on the tin, and makes revisioning for inscriptions super easy, barely an inconvenience!

    Ollie Townsend | novembre 27, 2022

    Your review is what sold me! I wanted something that would leave me saying Wow wow wow wow!

  • Awesome!
    Jussi Kallio | ottobre 11, 2022 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Exactly what I was looking for and it just worked!

  • Perfect!
    Dennis Fredriksson | settembre 27, 2022 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Like someone else said, why isn't this already in the base version of Fusion360?

    Anyways, excellent work! This makes my life so much easier.

  • Very useful add-in. Good work!
    Rene Hagen | settembre 01, 2022 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Should be possible with the standard functionality. Since it isn't this add-in fills the gap. Good work!

  • Where's this add-in been all my life!
    Chris Heerschap | luglio 14, 2022 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Have always wanted this ability but never thought to look at Add-Ins and today I did. Tried it on one very simple model that needed one marking driven by the key dimension, and it's done exactly what I wanted. Looking forward to making much more use of this - thank you!

  • Makes Version Tracking So Much Easier!
    Jeff Miller | giugno 20, 2022 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    I do a lot of work designing 3D printed parts. Having the ability to  automatically embed version information (dimensions, etc) onto those parts is huge for us.

    In our project, we have multiple manufacturing processes, and we have to do a lot of "trial and error" testing. A 3D print gets used to make a mold which gets used to make a casting which gets fed into a CNC process, etc.

    To keep that all straight, we include version information on the surface of each print. But maintaining that by hand was an error-prone pain.

    This plugin is really helping to tighten up our process. Thank you!!!

  • Thank you!
    Eugene Yamamoto | aprile 24, 2022 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    This is really great! Thank you so much for putting this together, it's exactly what I was looking for.

  • Version 2.3.0
    Andy Barnett | marzo 13, 2022 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Many thanks for the latest update - the {newline} feature is magic 😎

  • Does exactly what I wanted it to do!
    Rick Seiden | febbraio 12, 2022 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    I was building a sleeve for IC sockets, and wanted the number of pins to be embossed on the lid, so I wanted something that would take the parameter of the number of pins for the text to emboss.

    This does it quickly and easily.  I just had to figure out that the formatting of {pins:.0f} would get rid of the ".0" on the end.



  • Works Great!
    Ronen Shouker | gennaio 20, 2022 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    It just works.

  • Brilliant!
    Mike Cameron | dicembre 30, 2021 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    I create objects for my 3D printers to test tolerances and things of that nature. I will often have text right on the side of an object so I can tell what a certain dimension is. This will save me a lot of time by not having to go into the sketch where the text is each time and change it. Not to mention, I would sometimes change the text, but forget to change the parameter. Now I can do it all from the parameters window. Game changer.

  • Works Great
    Tyler Pope | novembre 19, 2021 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Exactly what I needed. I miss this feature after switching from Onshape. Thanks!

  • Awesome. As is the support.
    Mark Lewno | settembre 03, 2021 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Great plugin.   Excellent for embedding product revs, patt numbers, and a myriad of other uses.   Support is great as wel. 

  • Very Good!
    Yl Yang | agosto 23, 2021 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    It will be better if a parameter autofill/selector and value preview could be added.

    I have to open Change Parameters and copy the names first. Cause Fusion has the parameter autofill, I never remember the parameter names.

  • Exactly what I was looking for.
    Stephan Veigl | agosto 05, 2021 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Exactly what I was looking for.

  • Excellent! Much needed!
    Mattias Ranbro | marzo 23, 2021 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    Been looking for this! Works perfectly.

  • Deserves to be installed by default !
    Guy Capra | marzo 20, 2021 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    I can finally automatically engrave the size of pieces !

    Thank you very much dear Thomas, the editor should give you a medal (in real gold) !

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

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

  • Excellent !
    Jérémie Tarot | ottobre 01, 2020 Download verificato (Guida rapida)

    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 (Autore) | ottobre 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 (Autore) | ottobre 13, 2020

    v1.1.0 with the unit fix is now published!

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