Navisworks API

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Search Item > Icon = "Composite Object"

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06-14-2012 04:23 AM

I'm trying to write a plugin that exports all elements RevitIDs along with their timeline data.


In order for it to work (on doors, windows etc.) I have to eliminate all Revit Types.


The only property I could have found for this is the Icon


Item > Icon = "Composite Object" vs. Collection and Geometry.

Is there any other more practical way for that?


Second is no matter how much I've examined sample codes and tried to write a search for this I couln't figured it out.


Please help me write a search condition for Item > Icon = "Composite Object"


Thanks in advance..

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Re: Search Item > Icon = "Composite Object"

06-14-2012 04:29 AM in reply to: m.p.diker

From navisworks creating a search for it works fine. When I export the search out as xml

"Composite Object" data type shows as NAME. And I couldn't find a way to mimic this search in the Api..

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Re: Search Item > Icon = "Composite Object"

08-03-2012 03:23 AM in reply to: m.p.diker



If I understand correctly, you want to create a search with the condition if the item is composite object? You could use Search + LINQ to do so. e.g.


   // assume you have define a search

    IEnumerable<ModelItem> finalItems = 

        search.FindAll(activeDocument,false).Where(x=> x.IsComposite);


Hope this helps.

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