IFC 4.3.x development

8.10.3.18 IfcMaterialUsageDefinition

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8.10.3.18.1 Semantic definitions at the entity

IfcMaterialUsageDefinition is a general supertype for all material related information items in IFC that have occurrence specific assignment parameters to assign a set of materials with shape parameters to a reference geometry item of that component.

There are two ways of assigning a set of materials with shape parameters:

  • a layer set to a reference curve - assigning a material layer set with material layers having a sequence and thickness parameter to a reference curve of an element - represented by the 'Axis' shape representation of that element
  • a profile set to a cardinal point - assigning a material profile set with assigned profile geometry and insertion points to a reference curve by an offset, called "cardinal point" - the reference curve is represented by the 'Axis' shape representation of that element

Each instantiable subtype of IfcMaterialUsageDefinition has to be assigned to a subtype of IfcElement by using the objectified relationship IfcRelAssociatesMaterial; it is only valid in conjunction with an element occurrence.

HISTORY  New entity in IFC4

Informal Propositions:

  1. It is illegal to assign a subtype of IfcMaterialUsageDefinition to a subtype of IfcElementType, it shall only be assigned to an element occurrence.

8.10.3.18.1 Attributes

# Attribute Type Description
IfcMaterialUsageDefinition
AssociatedToSET [1:?] OF IfcRelAssociatesMaterial FOR RelatingMaterialUse of the IfcMaterialUsageDefinition subtypes within the material association of an element occurrence. The association is established by the IfcRelAssociatesMaterial relationship.

8.10.3.18.2 Entity inheritance

dot_inheritance IfcMaterialLayerSetUsage IfcMaterialLayerSetUsage IfcMaterialUsageDefinition IfcMaterialUsageDefinition IfcMaterialLayerSetUsage->IfcMaterialUsageDefinition IfcMaterialProfileSetUsage IfcMaterialProfileSetUsage IfcMaterialProfileSetUsage->IfcMaterialUsageDefinition

8.10.3.18.3 Formal representations

ENTITY IfcMaterialUsageDefinition
 ABSTRACT SUPERTYPE OF (ONEOF
	(IfcMaterialLayerSetUsage
	,IfcMaterialProfileSetUsage));
 INVERSE
	AssociatedTo : SET [1:?] OF IfcRelAssociatesMaterial FOR RelatingMaterial;
END_ENTITY;