Is there any way of differentiate a beam from a polybeam when exporting geometries from Tekla to GH? From a polybeam I can extract the contour points but obviously not from a beam, that is why I want to differentiate between them since the number of options are different within the expand object comand.
Hi @bbalbastre ,
Yes, non-grasshopper native components solution, would for example be to check if the object has some property.
PolyBeams do not have starting and ending points but Contour instead. Inputting the ‘Beam’ Tekla parameter to Ghpython component and checking:
if hasattr(beamOrPolyBeam, 'Contour'):
Third, and probably the most programmatic way would be to directly check the type of the beamOrPolyBeam objects: