Navisworks API

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NavisworksViewerControl to view/open an IFC file

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12-21-2012 02:10 AM



I’ve got a question about the navisworksviewercontrol which we want embedded in our software.


What is needed to use this control and open and view an ifc model? So how can we use this control to open and view ifc file and what is needed on the client side.


Hope the question is clear.


Kind regards,



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Re: NavisworksViewerControl to view/open an IFC file

01-07-2013 10:10 PM in reply to: Irvin



The help reference has indicated it:


ApplicationControl has a ApplicationType property that allows developers to specify how many DocumentControls will be used in a given application. If this property is set to ApplicationType.SingleDocument, non-native file loaders and the Presenter materials will also be available. However using an additional DocumentControls will throw 'InvalidOperationException' exceptions when accessing the Documents of the additional DocumentControls.`


i.e. when you want to work with any type of files in a view control application, you must set  ApplicationType.SingleDocument.

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