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The plot ratio problem

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We would like to explore design variants of towers with different forms using a parametric model. The key challenge is that we want to constrain the total floor area to not exceed a certain maximum value.

Currently, we have the model working in SideFX Houdini, but we would like to know if it is possible to do this in ArchiCAD.

The procedure works as follows:
We define a number of horizontal section curves.
The tower form is created by lofting these section curves.
The floors then get generated one by one, starting at the bottom. For each floor, the floor plate is generated by intersecting a horizontal plane with the lofted surface. When the maximum floor area is reached, the floors stop getting generated.
This procedure basically guarantees that number of floors can vary, but that the total floor area will not exceed the predefined maximum.

In Archicad, it seems to be possible, except for the floor area constraint. Is there a way of doing this?
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