IfcRelConnectsWithRealizingElements defines a generic relationship that is made between two elements that require the realization of that relationship by means of further realizing elements.
An IfcRelConnectsWithRealizingElements is a specialization of IfcRelConnectsElement where the connecting operation has the additional attribute of (one or many) realizing elements that may be used to realize or further qualify the relationship. It is defined as a ternary relationship.
EXAMPLE It may be used to describe the attachment of one element to another where the attachment is realized by a 'fixing' element such as a bracket. It may also be used to describe the mounting of one element onto another such as the requirement for the mounting major plant items onto builders work bases and/or anti-vibration isolators.
HISTORY New entity in IFC2x2.
NOTE Regarding bridge prestressing, the tendon conduits and the tendon anchors are aggregated into the concrete elements, but not always the tendon itself (as the tendon may pass through several elements). Therefore, it is good practise to use RelConnects relationships between the tendon and the tendon conduits and the tendon anchors.
The connection types for bridges include:
|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.|
|5||ConnectionGeometry||OPTIONAL IfcConnectionGeometry||The geometric shape representation of the connection geometry that is provided in the object coordinate system of the RelatingElement (mandatory) and in the object coordinate system of the RelatedElement (optionally).|
|6||RelatingElement||IfcElement||Reference to a subtype of IfcElement that is connected by the connection relationship in the role of RelatingElement.|
|7||RelatedElement||IfcElement||Reference to a subtype of IfcElement that is connected by the connection relationship in the role of RelatedElement.|
|8||RealizingElements||SET [1:?] OF IfcElement||Defines the elements that realize a connection relationship.|
|9||ConnectionType||OPTIONAL IfcLabel||The type of the connection given for informal purposes, it may include labels, like 'joint', 'rigid joint', 'flexible joint', etc.|
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 IfcRelConnectsWithRealizingElements SUBTYPE OF (IfcRelConnectsElements); RealizingElements : SET [1:?] OF IfcElement; ConnectionType : OPTIONAL IfcLabel; END_ENTITY;