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5.1.3.18 IfcPropertyTemplateDefinition

ABSTRACT This definition may not be instantiated

5.1.3.18.1 Semantic definition

IfcPropertyTemplateDefinition is a generalization of all property and property set templates. Templates define the collection, types, names, applicable measure types and units of individual properties used in a project. The property template definition can be either:

  • Property set template - IfcPropertySetTemplate, a collection of property templates that determine the definition of properties used within a project context.
  • Property template - IfcPropertyTemplate, a single template that determines the definition of a particular property used in the same project context. The template may determine the name, description, data type, the unit, or a standard expression for each property that is based on that template.

The subtypes of IfcPropertyTemplateDefinition are declared within a project context. The uppermost template definition (e.g. the IfcPropertySetTemplate including several IfcPropertyTemplate's) should be related to the context, either IfcProject, or IfcProjectLibrary, using the inherited HasContext inverse attribute.

5.1.3.18.2 Entity inheritance

5.1.3.18.3 Attributes

# Attribute Type Description
IfcRoot (4)
1 GlobalId IfcGloballyUniqueId

Assignment of a globally unique identifier within the entire software world.

2 OwnerHistory OPTIONAL IfcOwnerHistory

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,

3 Name OPTIONAL IfcLabel

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.

4 Description OPTIONAL IfcText

Optional description, provided for exchanging informative comments.

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IfcPropertyDefinition (2)
HasContext SET [0:1] OF IfcRelDeclares FOR RelatedDefinitions

No description available.

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.

Table 5.1.3.18.A

5.1.3.18.4 Concept usage

Concept Usage Description
IfcRoot (2)
Revision Control General

Ownership, history, and merge state is captured using IfcOwnerHistory.

Software Identity General

IfcRoot assigns the globally unique ID. In addition it may provide for a name and a description about the concept.

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Table 5.1.3.18.B

5.1.3.18.5 Formal representation

ENTITY IfcPropertyTemplateDefinition
 ABSTRACT SUPERTYPE OF (ONEOF
	(IfcPropertySetTemplate
	,IfcPropertyTemplate))
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcPropertyDefinition);
END_ENTITY;

5.1.3.18.6 References

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