additions | where_rules | SameDim |

deletions | where_rules | WR41 |

modifications | attributes ClosedCurve definition | Changed from logical to IfcLogical |

modifications | attributes Degree definition | Changed from integer to IfcInteger |

modifications | attributes SelfIntersect definition | Changed from logical to IfcLogical |

The *IfcBSplineCurve* is a spline curve parameterized by spline functions.

Figure 1 illustrates a B-spline curve.

NOTE Figure quoted from ISO 10303-42.

NOTE Definition according to ISO/CD 10303-42:1992

A B-spline curve is a piecewise parametric polynomial or rational curve described in terms of control points and basis functions. The B-spline curve has been selected as the most stable format to represent all types of polynomial or rational parametric curves. With appropriate attribute values it is capable of representing single span or spline curves of explicit polynomial, rational, Bezier or B-spline type.Interpretation of the data is as follows:

All weights shall be positive and the curve is given by

k+1 |
= number of control points |

P_{i} |
= control points |

w_{i} |
= weights |

d |
= degree |

The knot array is an array of (*k*+*d*+2) real numbers
[*u*_{-d} ... *u*_{k+1}], such that for all indices j in
[-*d*,*k*], *u*_{j} <= *u*_{j+1}. This array is obtained from the knot
data list by repeating each multiple knot according to the multiplicity. *N ^{d}_{i}*, the

Let *L* denote the number of distinct values among the *d*+*k*+2
knots in the knot array; *L* will be referred to as the 'upper index on knots'. Let *m _{j}*
denote the multiplicity (number of repetitions) of the

All knot multiplicities except the first and the last shall be in the range 1 ...
degree; the first and last may have a maximum value of degree + 1. In evaluating the basis functions, a knot *u*
of e.g. multiplicity 3 is interpreted as a string *u, u, u,* in the knot array. The B-spline curve has 3 special
subtypes (*Note: only 1, Bezier curve, included in this IFC release*) where the knots and knot multiplicities
are derived to provide simple default capabilities.

NOTE Entity adapted from

b_spline_curvedefined in ISO10303-42.HISTORY New entity in IFC2x2.

# | Attribute | Type | Description |
---|---|---|---|

IfcRepresentationItem | |||

LayerAssignment | SET [0:1] OF IfcPresentationLayerAssignment FOR AssignedItems | Assignment of the representation item to a single or multiple layer(s). The LayerAssignments can override a LayerAssignments of the IfcRepresentation it is used within the list of Items. > IFC2x3 CHANGE The inverse attribute LayerAssignments has been added. > IFC4 CHANGE The inverse attribute LayerAssignment has been restricted to max 1. Upward compatibility for file based exchange is guaranteed. | |

StyledByItem | SET [0:1] OF IfcStyledItem FOR Item | Reference to the IfcStyledItem that provides presentation information to the representation, e.g. a curve style, including colour and thickness to a geometric curve. > IFC2x3 CHANGE The inverse attribute StyledByItem has been added. | |

IfcGeometricRepresentationItem | |||

IfcCurve | |||

Dim | INVALID | The space dimensionality of this abstract class, defined differently for all subtypes, i.e. for IfcLine, IfcConic and IfcBoundedCurve. | |

IfcBoundedCurve | |||

IfcBSplineCurve | |||

1 | Degree | IfcInteger | The algebraic degree of the basis functions. |

2 | ControlPointsList | LIST [2:?] OF IfcCartesianPoint | The list of control points for the curve. |

3 | CurveForm | IfcBSplineCurveForm | Used to identify particular types of curve; it is for information only. |

4 | ClosedCurve | IfcLogical | Indication of whether the curve is closed; it is for information only. |

5 | SelfIntersect | IfcLogical | Indication whether the curve self-intersects or not; it is for information only. |

UpperIndexOnControlPoints | INVALID | The upper index on the array of control points; the lower index is 0. This value is derived from the control points list. | |

ControlPoints | INVALID | The array of control points used to define the geometry of the curve. This is derived from the list of control points. |

ENTITY IfcBSplineCurve ABSTRACT SUPERTYPE OF (ONEOF (IfcBSplineCurveWithKnots)) SUBTYPE OF (IfcBoundedCurve); Degree : IfcInteger; ControlPointsList : LIST [2:?] OF IfcCartesianPoint; CurveForm : IfcBSplineCurveForm; ClosedCurve : IfcLogical; SelfIntersect : IfcLogical; DERIVE UpperIndexOnControlPoints : IfcInteger := (SIZEOF(ControlPointsList) - 1); ControlPoints : ARRAY [0:UpperIndexOnControlPoints] OF IfcCartesianPoint := IfcListToArray(ControlPointsList,0,UpperIndexOnControlPoints); WHERE SameDim : SIZEOF(QUERY(Temp <* ControlPointsList | Temp.Dim <> ControlPointsList[1].Dim)) = 0; END_ENTITY;