Just curious. Is there a way to create a rectangle shape within the IFC schma by using C# or Python?
Absolutely, you can use the free and open-source IfcOpenShell library for Python. It works cross-platform. It’s also very easy, and is only three lines of code:
import ifcopenshell f = ifcopenshell.file() f.createIfcRectangleProfileDef('AREA', None, None, 2, 4)
Actually assigning that rectangle profile to a shape representation and finally to an IFC object is a little bit more involved, but if you need help, we can help guide you with that
If you need more complex geometry easily generated, you can use BlenderBIM, a free and open source software that uses IfcOpenShell and can generate very complex shapes. It is open-source, so you can see how BlenderBIM generates and manipulates geometry too! All in Python.
Thanks Moult. Will definitely check out.