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8.5.3.1 IfcEventTime

8.5.3.1.1 Semantic definition

IfcEventTime captures the time-related information about an event including the different types of event dates (i.e. actual, scheduled, early, and late).

All given values should be provided by the application, that is, the IFC schema does not deal with dependencies between process time values. At this stage there is also no consistency check through where rules that guarantee a meaningful population of date values. Thus, an application is responsible to provide reasonable values and, if an application receives event dates, has to make consistency checks by their own.

IfcEventTime furthermore provides a generic mechanism to differentiate between user given time values and time values derived from user given time values and other constraints such as work calendars and assigned resources (derived from the process graph). The data origin flag is provided as a single attribute applying to all date time related attributes of IfcEventTime.

8.5.3.1.2 Entity inheritance

8.5.3.1.3 Attributes

# Attribute Type Description
IfcSchedulingTime (3)
1 Name OPTIONAL IfcLabel

Optional name for the time definition.

2 DataOrigin OPTIONAL IfcDataOriginEnum

Specifies the origin of the scheduling time entity. It currently differentiates between predicted, simulated, measured, and user defined values.

3 UserDefinedDataOrigin OPTIONAL IfcLabel

Value of the data origin if DataOrigin attribute is USERDEFINED.

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IfcEventTime (4)
4 ActualDate OPTIONAL IfcDateTime

The date on which an event actually occurs. It is a measured value.

5 EarlyDate OPTIONAL IfcDateTime

The earliest date on which an event can occur. It is a calculated value.

6 LateDate OPTIONAL IfcDateTime

The latest date on which an event can occur. It is a calculated value.

7 ScheduleDate OPTIONAL IfcDateTime

The date on which an event is scheduled to occur. The value might be measured or somehow calculated, which is defined by ScheduleDataOrigin.

Table 8.5.3.1.A

8.5.3.1.4 Formal representation

ENTITY IfcEventTime
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcSchedulingTime);
	ActualDate : OPTIONAL IfcDateTime;
	EarlyDate : OPTIONAL IfcDateTime;
	LateDate : OPTIONAL IfcDateTime;
	ScheduleDate : OPTIONAL IfcDateTime;
END_ENTITY;

8.5.3.1.5 References

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