# How can I safely call another addon?

How can I check to see if an operator from another addon is installed from my addon? This my current attempt.

def doCoolThing():
try:
except AttributeError:


Knowing where the addon should be found is the first thing to sort out. You can either look at the addon source and see where it attaches to, or investigate by hand. Generally you'll find it in the bl_idname of the Operator.

For example I have an addon called autoVTX for which the Operator code has these lines at the top:

class AutoVTX(bpy.types.Operator):
bl_idname = 'view3d.autovtx'
bl_label = 'autoVTX'

# ...


This Operator can be accessed from bpy.ops.view3d.autovtx()

The try/except route is fine btw, as CoDEmanX rightfully points out in the comment. If you know where an addon or operator should be when installed then this should work.

def doCoolThing():
try:
except AttributeError:


Another way is to look up the type:

if hasattr(bpy.types, "IMPORT_SCENE_OT_obj"): ...


You can locate the script like this by the way:

>>> sys.modules[bpy.types.IMPORT_SCENE_OT_obj.__module__].__file__