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:
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.
HISTORY New entity in IFC4.
|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, |
> NOTE only the last modification in stored - either as addition, deletion or modification.
> IFC4 CHANGE The attribute has been changed to be OPTIONAL.
|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.|
|HasContext||SET [0:1] OF IfcRelDeclares FOR RelatedDefinitions|
|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.|
IfcRoot assigns the globally unique ID. In addition it may provide for a name and a description about the concept.
Ownership, history, and merge state is captured using IfcOwnerHistory.
ENTITY IfcPropertyTemplateDefinition ABSTRACT SUPERTYPE OF (ONEOF (IfcPropertySetTemplate ,IfcPropertyTemplate)) SUBTYPE OF (IfcPropertyDefinition); END_ENTITY;