Win32 alternative Python

Hey,

So I would like to automatically export the warnings html from revit, then read it as part of a dynamo graph.

To do this, I need to use a postable command, define a path, then hit Export…

In this c# example, they use Win32 to hit Export…

But that doesn’t ship with our default IronPython2.7, so I’m wondering if there is another way we can do it?

Any thoughts welcome!

Cheers,

Mark

P.S I know there are other ways of accessing warnings, but this is what I want to do :smiley:

Have you tried doing something like this?

import clr    
clr.AddReferenceToFileAndPath(r'C:\Windows\System32\user32.dll')

It looks like they’re just accessing the user32.dll, so you should be able to add a reference to the DLL, import the proper namespaces, and go from there.

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Will have a look! Thanks :slight_smile:

Hi,
if installing additional python libraries is an option (I never did that with Dynamo) then there is this thingy called ‘autoit’ and has python bindings:

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I have used it with selenium for some web automation, if you want to kick start here is some sample code.

It actually does what you need - focuses on window (standard file dialog), fills the file path and then hits a button. You just have to figure out how to find a window handle (can be by window title fortunatelly) and button / edit field names (if they would be different for some reason).
Althoug you might get away even without looking for a handle, as usually if you hit a button window that pops out is active.

handle = “[CLASS:#32770]”
autoit.win_active(handle)
time.sleep(2)
autoit.control_send(handle,“Edit1”,image_path)
time.sleep(1)
autoit.control_click(handle, “Button1”)

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hello
an other way to export/write warnings to html file with GetWarnings() method

import clr
import datetime
clr.AddReference('RevitAPI')
import Autodesk
from Autodesk.Revit.DB import *

clr.AddReference('RevitServices')
import RevitServices
from RevitServices.Persistence import DocumentManager
doc = DocumentManager.Instance.CurrentDBDocument

import System
from System.IO import Directory, SearchOption
datenow = datetime.datetime.now().strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')
exportfolder = System.Environment.GetFolderPath(System.Environment.SpecialFolder.MyDocuments)
reporthtmlfile = exportfolder + "\\report_"+ datenow.replace(':','_') + ".html"

warnings = doc.GetWarnings()
htmllst = []
htmllst.append("<html><p><center><h1>  Error Report {} {}  </h1></center></p>".format(doc.Title, datenow ))
htmllst.append("<p><table border=on>  <th style='width:'50%'; vertical-align:top;'> <center>  Errors  </center> </th>")
htmllst.append("<th style='width:'50%'; vertical-align:top;'><center>  Elements  </center> </th>")

for warn in warnings:
	descript = warn.GetDescriptionText()
	htmllst.append("<tr>  <td style='vertical-align:top;'>  {}  </td>".format(descript))
	htmllst.append("<td>")
	for elemId in warn.GetFailingElements():
		elem = doc.GetElement(elemId)
		elemType = doc.GetElement(elem.GetTypeId())
		try:
			if doc.IsWorkshared:
				wks = doc.GetElement(ElementId(elem.WorksetId.IntegerValue))
				wksName = wks.Name
			else: 
				wksName = ""
			if elemType is not None:
				htmllst.append("{} : {} : {} : {} : ID {}".format(wksName, elem.Category.Name, elemType.FamilyName, elem.Name, str(elemId)))	
			else:
				htmllst.append("{} : {} : {} : ID {}".format(wksName, elem.Category.Name, elem.Name, str(elemId)))	
		except:
			htmllst.append("{} : ID {}".format(elem.Category.Name, str(elemId)))		
		htmllst.append("<br>")
	htmllst.append("</td>  </tr>")	
htmllst.append(	"</table>  </html>")

with open(reporthtmlfile, 'wb') as f:
	f.writelines(htmllst)
OUT = exportfolder, warnings, reporthtmlfile
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Hey guys,

I didn’t think I’d get 1 response so really grateful for your replies :slight_smile:

Hmm… so i get the error ‘The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.’ which a quick google suggests is not easily fixed…

if installing additional python libraries is an option

thank you for those really interesting posts, unfortunately I am trying to avoid it…

an other way to *export* /write warnings to html file with [GetWarnings()](https://www.revitapidocs.com/2018.2/4774613d-600a-e1b5-b5aa-f1ee3b14394c.htm) method

thanks for posting, that is a really interesting bit of Python, unfortunately the GetWarnings wasn’t returning every element for me, so I wanted to use the brute force hacky method… when I run your code a get a message AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘FamilyName’ would you be able to suggest an error catching method for that? thanks

Cheers,

Mark

Hi @Mark.Ackerley
i update the code try this


is it possible to see the native html report?

Edit:
new correction

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Hey,

Really good of you to stick with this :slight_smile: Just to give a bit more background, I got the same error as these guys…

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-api-forum/revit-api-quot-get-warning-quot-method-does-not-get-parent/td-p/9193191

Some elements were not returned with the getwarnings method… hence me looking at the brute force method. I was interested to see that you are able to export info to HTML, but I don’t want you to spend time on this when we won’t reach a satisfactory outcome. If you are really keen, I got a different error this time…

File “”, line 34, in
AttributeError: Name

Thanks again for your efforts.

Mark

Edit, here’s an updated html renamed to a txt to allow me to upload it… SBC-TAH-HTA-A-ZZ-M3-EXT_Mark.txt (164.3 KB)

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Ok I understand better with the report.
Unless I’m mistaken, this is a temporary report following the automatic creation of elements.
Indeed, all warnings are not signaled in the revision warning messages once the window is closed because Revit apply “some corrections”

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