The IfcPropertySet is a container that holds properties within a property tree. These properties are interpreted according to their name attribute. Each individual property has a significant name string. Some property sets are included in the specification of this standard and have a predefined set of properties indicated by assigning a significant name. These property sets are listed under "property sets" within this specification. Property sets applicable to certain objects are listed in the object specification. The naming convention "Pset_Xxx" applies to all those property sets that are defined as part of this specification and it shall be used as the value of the Name attribute.
In addition any user defined property set can be captured. Property sets that are not declared as part of the IFC specification shall have a Name value not including the "Pset_" prefix.
An IfcPropertySetTemplate may define the underlying structure, i.e. the required name, the applicable object or object types to which the property set can be attached, and the individual properties that can be included. Property sets are related to other objects by using the relationship object that refers to the corresponding object:
- Occurrence Object: IfcRelDefinesByProperties using the inverse attribute DefinesOccurrence.
- Type Object: using a direct link by inverse attribute DefinesType.
- Underlying template: IfcRelDefinesByTemplate using the inverse attribute IsDefinedBy.
- External reference: subtypes of IfcRelAssociates are used to provide a link to a classification system, or external library providing further reference to the property set. Accessible by inverse attribute HasAssociations.
Assignment of a globally unique identifier within the entire software world.
Assignment of the information about the current ownership of that object, including owning actor, application, local identification and information captured about the recent changes of the object,
Optional name for use by the participating software systems or users. For some subtypes of IfcRoot the insertion of the Name attribute may be required. This would be enforced by a where rule.
Optional description, provided for exchanging informative comments.
|HasContext||SET [0:1] OF IfcRelDeclares FOR RelatedDefinitions||
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|HasAssociations||SET [0:?] OF IfcRelAssociates FOR RelatedObjects||
Reference to the relationship IfcRelAssociates and thus to those externally defined concepts, like classifications, documents, or library information, which are associated to the property definition.
|DefinesType||SET [0:?] OF IfcTypeObject FOR HasPropertySets||
The type object to which the property set is assigned. The property set acts as a shared property set to all occurrences of the type object.
|IsDefinedBy||SET [0:?] OF IfcRelDefinesByTemplate FOR RelatedPropertySets||
Relation to the property set template, via the objectified relationship IfcRelDefinesByTemplate, that, if given, provides the definition template for the property set or quantity set and its properties.
|DefinesOccurrence||SET [0:?] OF IfcRelDefinesByProperties FOR RelatingPropertyDefinition||
Reference to the relation to one or many object occurrences that are characterized by the property set definition. A single property set can be assigned to multiple object occurrences using the objectified relationship IfcRefDefinesByProperties.
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|5||HasProperties||SET [1:?] OF IfcProperty||
Contained set of properties. For property sets defined as part of the IFC Object model, the property objects within a property set are defined as part of the standard. If a property is not contained within the set of predefined properties, its value has not been set at this time.
The Name attribute has to be provided. The attribute is used to specify the signifier of the property set. The properties that are allowed to be attached to a particular property set may be given within the property set definition part of the IFC specification. Those property set definitions are references in the semantic definition section of the individal subtypes of IfcObjectDefinition.
Every individual subtype of IfcProperty within the property set shall have a unique Name attribute value.
Ownership, history, and merge state is captured using IfcOwnerHistory.
IfcRoot assigns the globally unique ID. In addition it may provide for a name and a description about the concept.
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ENTITY IfcPropertySet SUBTYPE OF (IfcPropertySetDefinition); HasProperties : SET [1:?] OF IfcProperty; WHERE ExistsName : EXISTS(SELF\IfcRoot.Name); UniquePropertyNames : IfcUniquePropertyName(HasProperties); END_ENTITY;