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8.10.3.14 IfcMaterialProfileSetUsageTapering

8.10.3.14.1 Semantic definition

IfcMaterialProfileSetUsageTapering specifies dual material profile sets in association with tapered prismatic (beam- or column-like) elements.

Usage with tapered building elements

The inherited attribute ForProfileSet specifies the profile and material at the start of the member, ForProfileEndSet at its end. Start and end correspond to the extrusion direction in the shape model of the shape representation of the element or element type.

Both material profile sets should refer to the same material, that is, only differ with respect to their profiles.

Usage with structural analysis curve members

IfcMaterialProfileSetUsageTapering may be used with the structural analysis idealization (IfcStructuralCurveMember) of uniform members as well as of tapered members.

In case of uniform members, ForProfileSet and ForProfileEndSet refer to the same material profile set. In case of tapered members, ForProfileSet specifies the profile and material at the start of the member, ForProfileEndSet at its end. Start and end correspond to the edge direction in the topological representation of the curve member.

8.10.3.14.2 Entity inheritance

8.10.3.14.3 Attributes

# Attribute Type Description
IfcMaterialUsageDefinition (1)
AssociatedTo SET [1:?] OF IfcRelAssociatesMaterial FOR RelatingMaterial

Use of the IfcMaterialUsageDefinition subtypes within the material association of an element occurrence. The association is established by the IfcRelAssociatesMaterial relationship.

IfcMaterialProfileSetUsage (3)
1 ForProfileSet IfcMaterialProfileSet

The IfcMaterialProfileSet set to which the usage is applied.

2 CardinalPoint OPTIONAL IfcCardinalPointReference

Index reference to a significant point in the section profile. Describes how the section is aligned relative to the (longitudinal) axis of the member it is associated with. This parametric specification of profile alignment can be provided redundantly to the explicit alignment defined by ForProfileSet.MaterialProfiles[*].Profile.

3 ReferenceExtent OPTIONAL IfcPositiveLengthMeasure

Extent of the extrusion of the elements body shape representation to which the IfcMaterialProfileSetUsage applies. It is used as the reference value for the upper OffsetValues[2] provided by the IfcMaterialProfileSetWithOffsets subtype for included material profiles.

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IfcMaterialProfileSetUsageTapering (2)
4 ForProfileEndSet IfcMaterialProfileSet

The second IfcMaterialProfileSet set to which the usage is applied.

5 CardinalEndPoint OPTIONAL IfcCardinalPointReference

Index reference to a significant point in the second section profile. Describes how this section is aligned relative to the axis of the member it is associated with. This parametric specification of profile alignment can be provided redundantly to the explicit alignment defined by ForProfileSet.MaterialProfiles[*].Profile.

Table 8.10.3.14.A

8.10.3.14.4 Formal representation

ENTITY IfcMaterialProfileSetUsageTapering
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcMaterialProfileSetUsage);
	ForProfileEndSet : IfcMaterialProfileSet;
	CardinalEndPoint : OPTIONAL IfcCardinalPointReference;
END_ENTITY;

8.10.3.14.5 References

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