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ComponentItemExport Method

Exports the custom component item in *.uel-format to the to given file name. If path is not given custom component is exported to model folder. If filename is empty custom component name is used as filename.

Namespace:  Tekla.Structures.Catalogs
Assembly:  Tekla.Structures.Catalogs (in Tekla.Structures.Catalogs.dll) Version: 2022.0.13611
public virtual bool Export(
	ref string filename


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

Return Value

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

public class Example
       public void Example1()
           ComponentItem item = new ComponentItem();
           int version = 0;
           string componentName = "General_Tie";
           if (item.Select(componentName, -1))
               string filename = System.IO.Path.GetTempPath() + "\\" + componentName;
               if (item.Export(ref filename))
                   Console.WriteLine("Custom component exported successfully");
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