This addon calculates result polygons based on the input polygons and the operation that is carried out on them.
Compatibility: introduced in ARCHICAD 21:There are operations for polylines as well.
Input polygons are identified by a name when passed to the addon and are stored in a previously defined container.
Result polygons are automatically named by the addon and are stored in a second, target container.
Input and result polygons are thus stored in different containers.
Multiple polygons, possibly with an even greater number of contours, can be created by a single operation.
These will be administered as individual polygons in the target container.
As a result, these polygons can be accessed in subsequent polygon operations.
The principle is the same as with the Solid Geometry Commands (see in the section called “Solid Geometry Commands”).
Input polygons must be contiguous.
A polygon is defined by several contours, each of which is an uninterrupted sequence of connected vertices.
The first contour is the outer boundary.
The subsequent contours must all be inside the first, they may not overlap, and they create cutouts of the first polygon.
Polylines don’t have to be closed, but can’t have multiple contours.
ch = INITADDONSCOPE ("PolyOperations ", "", "")
Opens a channel. The return value is the ID of the opened channel.
CreateContainer
PREPAREFUNCTION ch, "CreateContainer", "myContainer", ""
DeleteContainer
PREPAREFUNCTION ch, "DeleteContainer", "myContainer", ""
EmptyContainer
Emptying an existing container.
PREPAREFUNCTION ch, "EmptyContainer", "myContainer", ""
SetSourceContainer
Set container as source container.
PREPAREFUNCTION ch, "SetSourceContainer", "mySourceContainer", ""
SetDestinationContainer
Set container as destination container.
PREPAREFUNCTION ch, "SetDestinationContainer", "myDestinationContainer", ""
Store
Stores the polygon “poly1” with the given parameters in the actual source container.
PREPAREFUNCTION ch, "Store", "poly1", nVertices, nContours, vertArray, contourArray [, defaultInhEdgeInfo, inhEdgeInfosArray]
vertArray:
Array containing exactly nVertices items that describes all contours of the polygon. Two dimension array of (x, y, angle)records where x, y, and angle is real value. The angle parameter is the viewangle (deflection) in case of arched edges.
This is a signed value, reflecting the orientation. Zero value means straight edge.
contourArray:
An array which contains the index of the last vertex of the ith contour. It must have exactly nContours items.
defaultInhEdgeInfo:
One piece of inherited edge information.To the brand new edges (not created with split) this information will be attached in operations performed.
This data helps tracing newly created edges after complex operations. (Optional)
inhEdgeInfosArray:
Array containing information attached to edges. It must of contain exactly nVertices integer type items.If an edge splits into more than one new edge in an operation, this information will be inherited without change to all new edges created.
Can be used to store the side angles of a roof, for example. (Optional)

Polygons can have holes and curved edges though these curved edges can be only circlearcs.

The first vertex must be always repeated in the last for all contours.
So in this representation, a triangle have four vertices, where the first and the last vertex is identical. 
The first contour is the main contour, and it must contain the others.
StorePolyline
Stores the polyline “polyline1” with the given parameters in the actual source container.
PREPAREFUNCTION ch, "StorePolyline", "polyline1", nVertices, vertArray, [, defaultInhEdgeInfo, inhEdgeInfosArray]
vertArray:
Array containing exactly nVertices items that describes the polyline. Two dimension array of (x, y, angle)records where x, y, and angle is real value. The angle parameter is the viewangle (deflection) in case of arched edges.
This is a signed value, reflecting the orientation. Zero value means straight edge.
defaultInhEdgeInfo:
One piece of inherited edge information.To the brand new edges (not created with split) this information will be attached in operations performed.
This data helps tracing newly created edges after complex operations. (Optional)
inhEdgeInfosArray:
Array containing information attached to edges. It must of contain exactly nVertices integer type items.If an edge splits into more than one new edge in an operation, this information will be inherited without change to all new edges created.
Can be used to store the side angles of a roof, for example. (Optional)
Dispose
Deletes the polygon / polyline “poly1” from the container “myContainer”.
PREPAREFUNCTION ch, "Dispose", "poly1", "myContainer"
HalfPlaneParams
Set the half plane in 2D to be used in the “PolyCut” operation.
PREPAREFUNCTION ch, "HalfPlaneParams", "", ca, cb, cc
Defining inequality for the half plane: ca * x + cb * y > cc.
OffsetParams
Set the offset parameters used in “OffsetEdge”, “ResizeContour” and “PolylineOffsetVectors” operations.
PREPAREFUNCTION ch, "OffsetParams", "", itemIdx, offsetValue
itemIdx:
Index of the edge to be translated for “OffsetEdge” operation. Index of the resizable contourfor “ResizeContour” operation. Always 1 for “PolylineOffsetVectors” operation.
offsetValue:
Distance of the translation. Negative and positive offset values make the edge move inside and outside,respectively. If the offset is big, the neighboring vertices can be cut out.
MultipleEdgeOffsetParams
Set the offset parameters used in “OffsetMultipleEdges” and “PolylineOffsetVectors” operations.
PREPAREFUNCTION ch, "MultipleEdgeOffsetParams", "", nOffset, offsetArray
offsetArray:
Array containing nOffset items that describe edges to offset. Two dimensional array of (edgeIndex, offsetValue) records,where edgeIndex is 1based index of the edge, offsetValue is the distance of translation.
For open polylines, it is positive to the left, negative to the right (viewed in the direction of the edge).
PolylineOffsetVectors
Set the end offset parameters used in “OffsetPolylineWithVectors” operation. “OffsetParams” or “MultipleEdgeOffsetParams” have to be set separately.
PREPAREFUNCTION ch, "PolylineOffsetVectors", "", sx, sy, ex, ey
In the following polygon operations the “poly1”, “poly2” source polygons and “polyline1” source polyline are located in the source container.
The resulting polygons / polylines are stored in the destination container with an unique name started with “resPolygonID” or “resPolylineID”,
where “ID” is a number. These names are generally returned in an array.
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Executes the “OP” operation with “poly1” and “poly2” polygons and puts the new values into the given parameters. The return value is the
number of the generated polygons
dim resPolyIDArray[] nPgon = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "poly1 OP poly2", "", resPolyIDArray)
ClipPolyline
Clip a polyline with a polygon
dim resPolyIDArray[] nPline = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "ClipPolyline", "polyline1 poly1", resPolyIDArray)
CopyPolygon
Copying a polygon / polyline from the source container to the destination container
dim resPolyIDArray[] nPgon = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "CopyPolygon", "poly1", resPolyIDArray)
Regularize
Regularizing a polygon – Making it geometrically valid.
dim resPolyIDArray[] nPgon = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "Regularize", "poly1", resPolyIDArray)
PolyCut
Intersecting the polygon with a halfplane.
The halfplane must be set with a “HalfPlaneParams” command. The result will be regularized.
dim resPolyIDArray[] nPgon = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "PolyCut", "poly1", resPolyIDArray)
OffsetEdge
Translating an edge of a polygon perpendicularly to its direction.
The edge index and translation offset must be set with an “OffsetParams” command. The result will be regularized.
dim resPolyIDArray[] nPgon = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "OffsetEdge", "poly1", resPolyIDArray)
OffsetMultipleEdges
Translating multiple edges of a polygon perpendicularly to its direction.
The edge indices and translation offsets must be set with an “MultipleEdgeOffsetParams” command. The result will be regularized.
dim resPolyIDArray[] nPgon = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "OffsetMultipleEdges", "poly1", resPolyIDArray)
OffsetPolyline
Translating all edges of a polyline perpendicularly
The translation offset must be set with an “OffsetParams” command.
dim resPolyIDArray[] nPline = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "OffsetPolyline", "polyline1", resPolyIDArray)
OffsetPolylineWithVectors
Translating all edges of an open polyline perpendicularly, and moving the endpoints along a vector
The translation vectors and offset must be set with “PolylineOffsetVectors” and “OffsetParams” commands.
dim resPolyIDArray[] nPline = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "OffsetPolylineWithVectors", "polyline1", resPolyIDArray)
Gives Input argument error for closed polylines
ResizeContour
Enlarges or shrinks a contour of a polygon.
The contour index and translation offset must be set with an “OffsetParams” command. The result will be regularized.
dim resPolyIDArray[] nPgon = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "ResizeContour", "poly1", resPolyIDArray)
CentreOfGravity
Computes the centre of gravity of a polygon. Compatibility: introduced in ARCHICAD 22 update 5003
n = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "CentreOfGravity", "poly1", x, y)
Returned values:
GetSourcePolygons, GetSourcePolylines
Getting all polygon / polyline names from the actual source container.
dim resPolyIDArray[], resPolylineIDArray[] nPgon = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "GetSourcePolygons", "", resPolyIDArray nPline = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "GetSourcePolylines", "", resPolylineIDArray
GetDestinationPolygons, GetDestinationPolylines
Getting all polygon / polyline names from the actual destination container.
dim resPolyIDArray[], resPolylineIDArray[] nPgon = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "GetDestinationPolygons", "", resPolyIDArray) nPline = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "GetDestinationPolylines", "", resPolylineIDArray
GetVertices, GetPolylineVertices
Getting the resulting polygon / polyline vertices after any polygon operation call.
The polygon / polyline with name “polygonID” or “polylineID” is located in the destination container.
dim resVertices[], resPolylineVertices[] nVertices = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "GetVertices", polygonID, resVertices) nVertices = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "GetPolylineVertices", polylineID, resPolylineVertices)
GetContourEnds
Getting the resulting polygon contour end indices after any polygon operation call.
The polygon with name “polygonID” is located in the destination container.
dim contArr[] nContours = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "GetContourEnds", polygonID, contArr)
GetInhEdgeInfos, GetPolylineInhEdgeInfos
Getting the resulting polygon / polyline contour information after any polygon / polyline operation call.
dim inhEdgeInfosArr[], polylineInhEdgeInfosArr[] nEdgeInfos = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "GetInhEdgeInfos", polygonID, inhEdgeInfosArr) nEdgeInfos = CALLFUNCTION (ch, "GetPolylineInhEdgeInfos", polylineID, polylineInhEdgeInfosArr)
The polygon / polyline with name “polygonID” or “polylineID” is located in the destination container.