OpenDocumentFile Method (String)

Opens a document from disk.

Namespace: Autodesk.Revit.ApplicationServices
Assembly: RevitAPI (in RevitAPI.dll) Version: 2015.0.0.0 (2015.0.0.0)
Since: 2013


public Document OpenDocumentFile(
	string fileName
Visual Basic
Public Function OpenDocumentFile ( _
	fileName As String _
) As Document
Visual C++
Document^ OpenDocumentFile(
	String^ fileName


Type: System String
The file to be opened.

Return Value

The opened document.


This method opens the document into memory but does not make it visible to the user in any way.


Exception Condition
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ArgumentException The fileName to be opened is empty.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ArgumentNullException A non-optional argument was NULL
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions CannotOpenBothCentralAndLocalException Cannot open the local model and the central model in the same Revit session. You can close one to open the other in the same Revit session.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions CentralModelException Revit encountered serious errors while trying to open the central model.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions CorruptModelException There are too many corrupt elements to open this model.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions FileAccessException File cannot be opened in Revit LT because it was last saved in a version of Revit prior to 8.1. -or- File has an invalid extension. Try changing the file's extension and opening it again.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions FileNotFoundException The fileName to be opened doesn't exist. -or- File Not Found
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions InsufficientResourcesException This computer does not have enough memory, disk space, or other necessary resource to open the model.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions InvalidOperationException Open is temporarily disabled. -or- The document can not be opened.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions OperationCanceledException Opening was canceled by the user or by an API event callback.

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