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ifcopenshell.api.material.edit_layer_usage.edit_layer_usage(file, usage=None, attributes=None) None

Edits the attributes of an IfcMaterialLayerSetUsage

This is typically used to change the offset from the reference line to the layers.

For more information about the attributes and data types of an IfcMaterialLayerSetUsage, consult the IFC documentation.

  • usage (ifcopenshell.entity_instance) – The IfcMaterialLayerSetUsage entity you want to edit

  • attributes (dict, optional) – a dictionary of attribute names and values.



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# Let's start with a simple concrete material
concrete = ifcopenshell.api.run("material.add_material", model, name="CON01", category="concrete")

# If we have a concrete wall, we should use a layer set. Again,
# let's start with a wall type, not occurrences.
wall_type = ifcopenshell.api.run("root.create_entity", model, ifc_class="IfcWallType", name="WAL01")

# Even though there is only one layer in our layer set, we still use
# a layer set because it makes it clear that this is a layered
# construction. Let's say it's a 200mm thick concrete layer.
material_set = ifcopenshell.api.run("material.add_material_set", model,
    name="CON200", set_type="IfcMaterialLayerSet")
layer = ifcopenshell.api.run("material.add_layer", model, layer_set=material_set, material=steel)
ifcopenshell.api.run("material.edit_layer", model, layer=layer, attributes={"LayerThickness": 200})

# Our wall type now has the layer set assigned to it
ifcopenshell.api.run("material.assign_material", model,
    products=[wall_type], type="IfcMaterialLayerSet", material=material_set)

# Let's imagine an occurrence of this wall type.
wall = ifcopenshell.api.run("root.create_entity", model, ifc_class="IfcWall")
ifcopenshell.api.run("type.assign_type", model, related_objects=[wall], relating_type=wall_type)

# Our wall occurrence needs to have a "set usage" which describes
# how the layers relate to a reference line (typically a 2D line
# representing the extents of the wall). Usages are special since
# they automatically detect the inherited material set from the
# type. You'd write similar code for a profile set.
rel = ifcopenshell.api.run("material.assign_material", model,
    products=[wall], type="IfcMaterialLayerSetUsage")

# Let's change the offset from the reference line to be 200mm
# instead of the default of 0mm.
ifcopenshell.api.run("material.edit_layer_usage", model,
    usage=rel.RelatingMaterial, attributes={"OffsetFromReferenceLine": 200})