A property with a bounded value, IfcPropertyBoundedValue, defines a property object which has a maximum of two (numeric or descriptive) values assigned, the first value specifying the upper bound and the second value specifying the lower bound. It defines a property - value bound (min-max) combination for which the property Name, an optional Description, the optional UpperBoundValue with measure type, the optional LowerBoundValue with measure type, and the optional Unit is given. A set point value can be provided in addition to the upper and lower bound values for operational value setting.
The unit is handled by the Unit attribute, see Table 18.104.22.168.A for an example of a bounded property:
- If the Unit attribute is not given, then the unit is already implied by the type of IfcMeasureValue or IfcDerivedMeasureValue. The associated unit can be found at the IfcUnitAssignment globally defined at the project level (IfcProject.UnitsInContext).
- If the Unit attribute is given, then the unit assigned by the Unit attribute overrides the globally assigned unit.
The IfcPropertyBoundedValue allows for the specification of an interval for the value component of the property description. If either the LowerBoundValue or the UpperBoundValue is not given, then it indicates an open bound (either a minimum value or a maximum value). The interval is by definition inclusive, that is, the value given for the LowerBoundValue or the UpperBoundValue is included in the interval.
|Name||UpperBoundValue||LowerBoundValue||SetPointValue||Type (through IfcValue)||Unit|
- If the measure type for the upper and lover bound value is a numeric measure, then the following shall be true: UpperBoundValue > LowerBoundValue.
|HasExternalReferences||SET [0:?] OF IfcExternalReferenceRelationship FOR RelatedResourceObjects||
Reference to an external reference, e.g. library, classification, or document information, that is associated to the property definition.
Name for this property. This label is the significant name string that defines the semantic meaning for the property.
URI reference to a location with semantic definition or informative text to explain the property.
|PartOfPset||SET [0:?] OF IfcPropertySet FOR HasProperties|
|PropertyForDependance||SET [0:?] OF IfcPropertyDependencyRelationship FOR DependingProperty||
The property on whose value that of another property depends.
|PropertyDependsOn||SET [0:?] OF IfcPropertyDependencyRelationship FOR DependantProperty||
The relating property on which the value of the property depends.
|PartOfComplex||SET [0:?] OF IfcComplexProperty FOR HasProperties|
|HasConstraints||SET [0:?] OF IfcResourceConstraintRelationship FOR RelatedResourceObjects||
User-defined constraints for the property.
|HasApprovals||SET [0:?] OF IfcResourceApprovalRelationship FOR RelatedResourceObjects||
User-defined approvals for the property.
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Upper bound value for the interval defining the property value. If the value is not given, it indicates an open bound (all values to be greater than or equal to LowerBoundValue).
Lower bound value for the interval defining the property value. If the value is not given, it indicates an open bound (all values to be lower than or equal to UpperBoundValue).
Unit for the upper and lower bound values, if not given, the default value for the measure type is used as defined by the global unit assignment at IfcProject.UnitInContext. The applicable unit is then selected by the underlying TYPE of the UpperBoundValue, LowerBoundValue, and SetPointValue)
Set point value as typically used for operational value setting.
The measure type of the LowerBoundValue shall be the same as the measure type of the SetPointValue, if both (lower bound and set point) are given.
The measure type of the UpperBoundValue shall be the same as the measure type of the LowerBoundValue, if both (upper and lower bound) are given.
The measure type of the UpperBoundValue shall be the same as the measure type of the SetPointValue, if both (upper bound and set point) are given.
ENTITY IfcPropertyBoundedValue SUBTYPE OF (IfcSimpleProperty); UpperBoundValue : OPTIONAL IfcValue; LowerBoundValue : OPTIONAL IfcValue; Unit : OPTIONAL IfcUnit; SetPointValue : OPTIONAL IfcValue; WHERE SameUnitLowerSet : NOT(EXISTS(LowerBoundValue)) OR NOT(EXISTS(SetPointValue)) OR (TYPEOF(LowerBoundValue) = TYPEOF(SetPointValue)); SameUnitUpperLower : NOT(EXISTS(UpperBoundValue)) OR NOT(EXISTS(LowerBoundValue)) OR (TYPEOF(UpperBoundValue) = TYPEOF(LowerBoundValue)); SameUnitUpperSet : NOT(EXISTS(UpperBoundValue)) OR NOT(EXISTS(SetPointValue)) OR (TYPEOF(UpperBoundValue) = TYPEOF(SetPointValue)); END_ENTITY;