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class ifcopenshell.api.material.edit_profile.Usecase(file, profile=None, attributes=None, profile_def=None, material=None)#

Edits the attributes of an IfcMaterialProfile

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



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# Let's create a material set to store our profiles.
material_set = ifcopenshell.api.run("material.add_profile_set", model,
    name="B1", set_type="IfcMaterialProfileSet")

# Create a couple steel materials.
steel1 = ifcopenshell.api.run("material.add_material", model, name="ST01", category="steel")
steel2 = ifcopenshell.api.run("material.add_material", model, name="ST01", category="steel")

# Create some I-shaped profiles. Notice how we name our profiles based
# on standardised steel profile names.
hea100 = self.file.create_entity(
    "IfcIShapeProfileDef", ProfileName="HEA100", ProfileType="AREA",
    OverallWidth=100, OverallDepth=96, WebThickness=5, FlangeThickness=8, FilletRadius=12,
hea200 = self.file.create_entity(
    "IfcIShapeProfileDef", ProfileName="HEA200", ProfileType="AREA",
    OverallWidth=200, OverallDepth=190, WebThickness=6.5, FlangeThickness=10, FilletRadius=18,

# Define that steel material and cross section as a single profile
# item. If this were a composite beam, we might add multiple profile
# items instead, but this is rarely the case in most construction.
profile_item = ifcopenshell.api.run("material.add_profile", model,
    profile_set=material_set, material=steel1, profile=hea100)

# Edit our profile item to use a HEA200 profile instead made out of
# another type of steel.
ifcopenshell.api.run("material.edit_profile", model,
    profile=profile_item, profile_def=hea200, material=steel2)