# ExportwithOrigin in RhinoScriptSyntax (Python)

How would I script ExportwithOrigin in rhinoscriptsyntax Command()?

This won’t work:

rs.Command('-_ExportWithOrigin (1,2,3) "c:/folder/filename.3dm" _EnterEnd')


What am I doing wrong?

Thanks all.

Hello - something like this"

rs.Command("_-ExportWithOrigin " +"1,2,3 " + " " + chr(34)+ “C:\Users\Student\OneDrive\Desktop\Junk” + chr(34) )

-Pascal

Sorry, but I can’t imagine this being right.
It would concatenate to:
rs.Command("_-ExportWithOrigin 1,2,3 " “C:\path\to\file.3dm” " )
Python cannot use left and right quotation marks in code, only straight ones.

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I might do it this way:

import rhinoscriptsyntax as rs
filepath=r"C:\Users\username\Desktop\testfile.3dm"
ip=rs.coerce3dpoint([1,2,3])
rs.Command('_-ExportWithOrigin {} {}'.format(ip,filepath))

• You need to use a raw string ('r' prefix) for the file path, or escape the backslashes by using double backslashes.
• The format method will automatically format your 3d point as a string.
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@Helvetosaur thanks!

@Helvetosaur
Sorry, maybe you know what’s happening, because the filename is asked for:

Also the Insertion Base Point seems to be one value instead of a coordinate?

What does your filename/path look like? It needs to be the full path to the file including name and extension, as a raw string.

So whatever you are putting in there is a single number, not a 3dPoint. Either you need to supply it with a string "x,y,z" or you need to get the coordinates of the 3dpoint and convert that to a string (rs.Command only accepts text strings). The format method above does this automatically, there are other ways such as rs.Pt2Str(pt)