IFC 4.3.x development

8.17.3.8 IfcQuantityVolume

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8.17.3.8.1 Semantic definitions at the entity

IfcQuantityVolume is a physical quantity that defines a derived volume measure to provide an element's physical property. It is normally derived from the physical properties of the element under the specific measure rules given by a method of measurement.

EXAMPLE  A thick brick wall may be measured according to its volume. The actual size of the volume depends on the method of measurement used.

HISTORY  New entity in IFC2x. It replaces the calcXxx attributes used in previous IFC Releases.

8.17.3.8.1 Attributes

# Attribute Type Description
IfcPhysicalQuantity
1 Name IfcLabel Name of the element quantity or measure. The name attribute has to be made recognizable by further agreements.
2 Description OPTIONAL IfcText Further explanation that might be given to the quantity.
HasExternalReferencesSET [0:?] OF IfcExternalReferenceRelationship FOR RelatedResourceObjectsReference to an external reference, e.g. library, classification, or document information, that is associated to the quantity.

> IFC4 CHANGE New inverse attribute.
PartOfComplex SET [0:1] OF IfcPhysicalComplexQuantity FOR HasQuantities Reference to a physical complex quantity in which the physical quantity may be contained.
IfcPhysicalSimpleQuantity
3 Unit OPTIONAL IfcNamedUnit Optional assignment of a unit. If no unit is given, then the global unit assignment, as established at the IfcProject, applies to the quantity measures.
IfcQuantityVolume
4 VolumeValue IfcVolumeMeasure Volume measure value of this quantity.
5 Formula OPTIONAL IfcLabel A formula by which the quantity has been calculated. It can be assigned in addition to the actual value of the quantity. Formulas could be mathematic calculations (like width x height), database links, or a combination. The formula is for informational purposes only.

> IFC4 CHANGE Attribute added to the end of the attribute list.

8.17.3.8.2 Entity inheritance

dot_inheritance IfcQuantityVolume IfcQuantityVolume IfcPhysicalSimpleQuantity IfcPhysicalSimpleQuantity IfcQuantityVolume->IfcPhysicalSimpleQuantity IfcPhysicalSimpleQuantity_children 5 more... IfcPhysicalSimpleQuantity_children->IfcPhysicalSimpleQuantity IfcPhysicalQuantity IfcPhysicalQuantity IfcPhysicalSimpleQuantity->IfcPhysicalQuantity IfcPhysicalComplexQuantity IfcPhysicalComplexQuantity IfcPhysicalComplexQuantity->IfcPhysicalQuantity

8.17.3.8.3 Formal representations

ENTITY IfcQuantityVolume
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcPhysicalSimpleQuantity);
	VolumeValue : IfcVolumeMeasure;
	Formula : OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
 WHERE
	WR21 : NOT(EXISTS(SELF\IfcPhysicalSimpleQuantity.Unit)) OR
   (SELF\IfcPhysicalSimpleQuantity.Unit.UnitType = IfcUnitEnum.VOLUMEUNIT);
	WR22 : VolumeValue >= 0.;
END_ENTITY;