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DrawingItemExport Method

Exports the drawing item in the catalog to given file name. If path is not given drawing is exported to model folder. If filename is empty drawing name is used as filename.

Namespace:  Tekla.Structures.Catalogs
Assembly:  Tekla.Structures.Catalogs (in Tekla.Structures.Catalogs.dll) Version: 2020.0.0.0 (2020.0.55582.0)
public bool Export(
	ref string filename


Type: SystemString
The export file name of the drawing item.

Return Value

Type: Boolean
True on success.
using System;
using Tekla.Structures.Catalogs;

public class Example
       public void Example1()
           DrawingItem item = new DrawingItem();

           if (item.Select())
               string filename = System.IO.Path.GetTempPath() + item.Name;
               if (item.Export(ref filename))
                   Console.WriteLine(item.Name + " exported successfully");
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