IFC 4.3.x development

8.8.3.14 IfcExtrudedAreaSolidTapered

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8.8.3.14.1 Semantic definitions at the entity

IfcExtrudedAreaSolidTapered is defined by sweeping a cross section along a linear spine. The cross section may change along the sweep from the shape of the start cross section into the shape of the end cross section. The resulting solid is bounded by three or more faces: A start face, an end face (each defined by start and end planes and sections), and one or more lateral faces. Each lateral face is a ruled surface defined by a pair of corresponding edges of the start and end section.

NOTE  Given that the start and end section is provided by a polygon, the corresponding vertices of the start and end cross section are connected, forming a quadrilateral polygon between each pair of corresponding vertices. The surface defined by the bounding quadrilateral polygon is a ruled surface, that could be approximated by triangulation.

The linear spine is defined by:

The start cross section is defined by SELF\IfcSweptAreaSolid.SweptArea:

  • A bounded planar surface lying in the XY plane of the position coordinate system defined by SELF\IfcSweptAreaSolid.Position.P[1] and SELF\IfcSweptAreaSolid.Position.P[2]
  • The linear spine starts at the plane of the start cross section. The spine is not necessarily perpendicular to the plane.

The end cross section is defined by EndSweptArea:

  • A bounded planar surface lying in the XY plane of the position coordinate system defined by translating the start position coordinates provided by SELF\IfcSweptAreaSolid.Position along the spine direction by the spine distance. The plane of the end cross section is coplanar to the plane of the start cross section.
    • The end cross section is topologically similar to the start cross section (i.e. having the same number of vertices and edges).
    • The end cross section can either be defined by the same paramteric profile using different parameter values, or by a 2D Cartesian transformation of the start profile within the end cross section plane.

In case of two parameterized profiles the shape is constructed as follows:

  • The end profile, defined by a cross section based on the same profile paramterization as the start profile, is translated by the spine distance along the spine direction.
  • It may be shifted within the XY plane of the end postion coordinate system and may be twisted using the rotation parameter.
  • The shift and rotation parameter are provided by the end cross section being of type IfcParameterizedProfileDef, where
  • Corresponding vertices of the start and end cross section are connected. Lateral faces are constructed as ruled surfaces between corresponding edges of start and end cross section.

In case of Cartesian transformation of the start cross section the shape is constructed as follows:

  • The cross section curve, which starts as a curve in the XY plane of the position coordinate system, is first scaled about the origin by the scale parameter. It is then translated by the spine distance along the spine direction. It maybe twisted by using the rotation parameter.
  • The scale and rotation parameter are provided by the end cross section being of type IfcDerivedProfileDef, where
  • Corresponding vertices of the start and end cross section are connected. Lateral faces are constructed as ruled surfaces between corresponding edges of start and end cross section.

HISTORY  New entity in IFC4.

Informal Propositions:

  1. Mirroring within IfcDerivedProfileDef.Operator shall not be used

8.8.3.14.1 Attributes

# Attribute Type Description
IfcRepresentationItem
LayerAssignment SET [0:1] OF IfcPresentationLayerAssignment FOR AssignedItemsAssignment 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
IfcSolidModel
Dim INVALID The space dimensionality of this class, it is always 3.
IfcSweptAreaSolid
1 SweptArea IfcProfileDef The surface defining the area to be swept. It is given as a profile definition within the xy plane of the position coordinate system.
2 Position OPTIONAL IfcAxis2Placement3D Position coordinate system for the resulting swept solid of the sweeping operation. The position coordinate system allows for re-positioning of the swept solid. If not provided, the swept solid remains within the position as determined by the cross section or by the directrix used for the sweeping operation.

> IFC4 CHANGE  The attribute has been changed to OPTIONAL with upward compatibility for file-based exchange.
IfcExtrudedAreaSolid
3 ExtrudedDirectionIfcDirection The direction in which the surface, provided by SweptArea is to be swept.
4 Depth IfcPositiveLengthMeasure The distance the surface is to be swept along the ExtrudedDirection.
IfcExtrudedAreaSolidTapered
5 EndSweptArea IfcProfileDef The surface defining the end of the swept area. It is given as a profile definition. The position coordinate system of the EndSwptArea is generated by translating the _SELF\IfcSweptAreaSolid.Position_ along the _SELF\IfcExtrudedAreaSolid.ExtrudedDirection_ by the distance of _SELF\IfcExtrudedAreaSolid.Depth_.

8.8.3.14.2 Entity inheritance

dot_inheritance IfcExtrudedAreaSolidTapered IfcExtrudedAreaSolidTapered IfcExtrudedAreaSolid IfcExtrudedAreaSolid IfcExtrudedAreaSolidTapered->IfcExtrudedAreaSolid IfcSweptAreaSolid IfcSweptAreaSolid IfcExtrudedAreaSolid->IfcSweptAreaSolid IfcSweptAreaSolid_children 3 more... IfcSweptAreaSolid_children->IfcSweptAreaSolid IfcSolidModel IfcSolidModel IfcSweptAreaSolid->IfcSolidModel IfcSolidModel_children 4 more... IfcSolidModel_children->IfcSolidModel IfcGeometricRepresentationItem IfcGeometricRepresentationItem IfcSolidModel->IfcGeometricRepresentationItem IfcGeometricRepresentationItem_children 24 more... IfcGeometricRepresentationItem_children->IfcGeometricRepresentationItem IfcRepresentationItem IfcRepresentationItem IfcGeometricRepresentationItem->IfcRepresentationItem IfcRepresentationItem_children 3 more... IfcRepresentationItem_children->IfcRepresentationItem

8.8.3.14.3 Formal representations

ENTITY IfcExtrudedAreaSolidTapered
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcExtrudedAreaSolid);
	EndSweptArea : IfcProfileDef;
 WHERE
	CorrectProfileAssignment : IfcTaperedSweptAreaProfiles(SELF\IfcSweptAreaSolid.SweptArea, SELF.EndSweptArea);
END_ENTITY;