Plug-Ins
Use the Plugin Manager to install useful plugins from the FormIt Team, or learn how to build your own FormIt plugins.

The FormIt Plugin Manager works as a hub for discovering and managing Formit plugins.
The Plugin Manager is loaded automatically when FormIt starts, as long as FormIt has access to the internet.
You can access the Plug-In Manager by clicking its tab icon on the right side of the application window:

  • Installed plugins
  • Recommended plugins
    • Plugins that the FormIt team recommends to expand FormIt's core functionality and unlock new workflows.
    • Community-developed plugins will appear here after being approved by the FormIt team. More details to come on this in the future.
  • Public plugins
    • Plugins built by the community, but which have not been reviewed or approved by the FormIt team.

  • Managing Plugins:
    • Click on a plugin name to see its description.
    • Toggle the switch to install or uninstall it.
      • The plugin will manifest as a toolbar at the top of the application, a panel on the right side, or a dialog in the middle, depending on the plugin type.
  • If you're developing your own plugin, you can add its private URL into the field at the bottom and hit (+):
The FormIt Plugin Manager

  • Plugins are web-based and available in FormIt for Windows and FormIt for Web.
  • Plugins are comprised of a series of files and folders hosted on GitHub, or on a local server when building your own.
  • External plugins (plugins not hosted locally) require an internet connection to initially load, which means:
    • External plugins will not load if no internet connection is detected when FormIt starts.
    • Once loaded, some external plugins can continue to work in offline mode for that session, but others might break until connectivity is restored.
    • External plugins load the latest code on the server at every run, so their functionality will update whenever the author pushes a change.
  • Plugins are loaded asynchronously, which means the order of the plugins in the FormIt interface may change with each new session.
  • The Plugin Manager uses registry keys on Windows to store your installed repositories and plugins.
    • If you need to reset your Plugin Manager to its defaults, delete the following registry key:
      • Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\FormIt 360\Plugins
      • Note this will uninstall all user-added repos and plugins, resetting the Plugin Manager to include only the built-in repos and plugins.
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The FormIt Plugin Manager
The Plugin Manager categorizes different types of plugins:
The Plugin Manager is designed using a series of expandable and collapsible interfaces, which makes managing plugins and their repositories easy:
How Plugins Work