The IfcIndexedPolyCurve is a bounded curve with only linear and circular arc segments defined by a Cartesian point list and an optional list of segments, providing indices into the Cartesian point list. In the case that the list of Segments is not provided, all points in the IfcCartesianPointList are connected by straight line segments in the order they appear in the IfcCartesianPointList.
In the case that the list of Segments is provided, it is interpreted as such:
EXAMPLE Figure 2 illustrates a bounded open IfcIndexedPolyCurve having straight and arc segments. In this example, the straight segments only have two points and one edge, however more then two indices into the Cartesian point list can be includes, defining a multi edge polyline segment.
EXAMPLE Figure 2 illustrates a bounded open IfcIndexedPolyCurve having only straight segments. In this example, no list of Segments is provided, hence the points are drawn in the order of their appearance in the IfcCartesianPointList.
The IfcIndexedPolyCurve represents an open or a closed curve depending on the following condition:
HISTORY New entity in IFC4 ADD1
|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.
|Dim||INVALID||The space dimensionality of this abstract class, defined differently for all subtypes, i.e. for IfcLine, IfcConic and IfcBoundedCurve.|
|1||Points||IfcCartesianPointList||A list of points, provided by a point list of either two, or three dimensions, that is used to define the poly curve. If the attribute Segments is not provided, the poly curve is generated as a poly line by connecting the points in the order of their appearance in the point list. If the attribute Segments is provided, the segments determine, how the points are to be used to create straigth and circular arc segments.|
|2||Segments||OPTIONAL LIST [1:?] OF IfcSegmentIndexSelect||List of straight line and circular arc segments, each providing a list of indices into the Cartesian point list. Indices should preserve consecutive connectivity between the segments, the start index of the next segment shall be identical with the end index of the previous segment.|
|3||SelfIntersect||OPTIONAL IfcBoolean||Indication of whether the curve intersects itself or not; this is for information only.|
ENTITY IfcIndexedPolyCurve SUBTYPE OF (IfcBoundedCurve); Points : IfcCartesianPointList; Segments : OPTIONAL LIST [1:?] OF IfcSegmentIndexSelect; SelfIntersect : OPTIONAL IfcBoolean; WHERE Consecutive : NOT(EXISTS(Segments)) OR IfcConsecutiveSegments(Segments); END_ENTITY;