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6.1.2.7 IfcColumnTypeEnum

6.1.2.7.1 Semantic definition

This enumeration defines the different predefined types of columns that can further specify an IfcColumn or IfcColumnType.

6.1.2.7.2 Type values

Type Description
COLUMN

A usually vertical member that may be load bearing and requiring resistance to vertical forces by compression but also sometimes to lateral forces.

PIERSTEM

An individual vertical part of a pier, may be a simple column, i.e. no breakdown into segments or separate structural parts such as flanges and web(s), or may be an aggregation of segments and/or parts.

PIERSTEM_SEGMENT

A vertical segment of a pier column.

PILASTER

A column element embedded within a wall that can be required to be load bearing but may also only be used for decorative purposes.

STANDCOLUMN

A column transmitting vertical loads from superstructure to an arch below it.

USERDEFINED

User-defined linear element.

NOTDEFINED

Undefined linear element.

Table 6.1.2.7.A

6.1.2.7.3 Formal representation

TYPE IfcColumnTypeEnum = ENUMERATION OF
	(COLUMN
	,PIERSTEM
	,PIERSTEM_SEGMENT
	,PILASTER
	,STANDCOLUMN
	,USERDEFINED
	,NOTDEFINED);
END_TYPE;

6.1.2.7.4 References

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6.1.2.7.5 Changelog

  • item, PILASTER
  • item, PIERSTEM
  • item, PIERSTEM_SEGMENT
  • item, STANDCOLUMN