Import Method (String, DWGImportOptions, View, ElementId)

Imports a DWG or DXF file to the document.

Namespace: Autodesk.Revit.DB
Assembly: RevitAPI (in RevitAPI.dll) Version: 2015.0.0.0 (2015.0.0.0)


public bool Import(
	string file,
	DWGImportOptions options,
	View pDBView,
	out ElementId elementId
Visual Basic
Public Function Import ( _
	file As String, _
	options As DWGImportOptions, _
	pDBView As View, _
	<OutAttribute> ByRef elementId As ElementId _
) As Boolean
Visual C++
bool Import(
	String^ file, 
	DWGImportOptions^ options, 
	View^ pDBView, 
	[OutAttribute] ElementId^% elementId


Type: System String
Full path of the file to import. File must exist and must be a valid DWG or DXF file.
Type: Autodesk.Revit.DB DWGImportOptions
Various options applicable to the DWG or DXF format. If a null reference ( Nothing in Visual Basic) , all options will be set to their respective default values.
Type: Autodesk.Revit.DB View
The view into which the file wil be imported.
Type: Autodesk.Revit.DB ElementId %
The id of imported instance after a successful import.

Return Value

True if successful, otherwise False.


Exception Condition
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ArgumentException Not a valid file for DWG import (.dwg and .dxf files are valid). -or- ThisViewOnly cannot be true when importing a DWG|DGN drawing into a 3D view -or- One or more strings describing layer selection is invalid or empty. -or- The array of line weights is not valid; either it contains less than expected 255 values, or one or more values are out of range 1 to 16 -or- The scale is not valid as a CustomScale for use during import. -or- NullOrEmpty -or- The view is not printable.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ArgumentNullException A non-optional argument was NULL
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions FileArgumentNotFoundException The given file does not exist.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions InvalidOperationException Import is temporarily disabled.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ModificationForbiddenException The document is in failure mode: an operation has failed, and Revit requires the user to either cancel the operation or fix the problem (usually by deleting certain elements). -or- The document is being loaded, or is in the midst of another sensitive process.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ModificationOutsideTransactionException The document has no open transaction.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions OptionalFunctionalityNotAvailableException The DWG Import/Link module is not available in the installed Revit.

See Also