Export Method (String, String, ViewSet, DWFExportOptions)

Exports the current view or a selection of views in DWF format.

Namespace: Autodesk.Revit.DB
Assembly: RevitAPI (in RevitAPI.dll) Version: (17.0.484.0)


public bool Export(
	string folder,
	string name,
	ViewSet views,
	DWFExportOptions options
Visual Basic
Public Function Export ( _
	folder As String, _
	name As String, _
	views As ViewSet, _
	options As DWFExportOptions _
) As Boolean
Visual C++
bool Export(
	String^ folder, 
	String^ name, 
	ViewSet^ views, 
	DWFExportOptions^ options


Type: System String
Output folder, into which file(s) will be exported. The folder must exist.
Type: System String
Either the name of a single file or a prefix for a set of files. If a null reference ( Nothing in Visual Basic) or empty, automatic naming will be used.
Type: Autodesk.Revit.DB ViewSet
Selection of views to be exported.
Type: Autodesk.Revit.DB DWFExportOptions
Various options applicable to the DWF format. If a null reference ( Nothing in Visual Basic) , all options will be set to their respective default values.

Return Value

Function returns true only if all specified views are exported successfully. Returns False if exporting of any view fails, even if some views might have been exported successfully.


All the views must be printable in order for the Export to succeed. It can be assured by checking the CanBePrinted property of each view.


Copy C#
public bool ExportViewToDWF(Document document, View view, string pathname)
    DWFExportOptions dwfOptions = new DWFExportOptions();
    // export with crop box and area and room geometry
    dwfOptions.CropBoxVisible = true;
    dwfOptions.ExportingAreas = true;
    dwfOptions.ExportTexture = false;

    ViewSet views = new ViewSet();
    return (document.Export(Path.GetDirectoryName(pathname), 
        Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(pathname), views, dwfOptions));
Public Function ExportViewToDWF(document As Document, view As View, pathname As String) As Boolean
   Dim dwfOptions As New DWFExportOptions()
   ' export with crop box and area and room geometry
   dwfOptions.CropBoxVisible = True
   dwfOptions.ExportingAreas = True
   dwfOptions.ExportTexture = False

   Dim views As New ViewSet()
   Return (document.Export(Path.GetDirectoryName(pathname), Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(pathname), views, dwfOptions))
End Function


Exception Condition
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ArgumentNullException Thrown when the input views is a null reference ( Nothing in Visual Basic)
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ArgumentException Thrown when the input views is an empty ViewSet.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions InvalidOperationException Thrown when the current document is not modifiable.

See Also