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I need to create a few meshes where vertex index order is important. I am trying to write a script as such:

import bpy
import bmesh

mesh = bpy.context.object.data
print(mesh)

bm = bmesh.new()
bm.from_mesh(mesh)
bm.verts.ensure_lookup_table()

def switchIndices(i1, i2):
    v1 = bm.verts[i1]
    v2 = bm.verts[i2]

    bm.verts[i1] = v2
    bm.verts[i2] = v1

switchIndices(32, 4)

But when I try to write to bm.verts it says it cannot. I can assign/swap the values of v1 and v2 but then I still need to edit edges and when I try to change the two vertices of an edge I get the same write problems. I thought the whole point of the bmesh was to be able to edit it. What am I doing wrong?

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