An IfcSurface is a 2-dimensional representation item positioned in 3-dimensional space. 2-dimensional means that each point at the surface can be defined by a 2-dimensional coordinate system, usually by u and v coordinates.
NOTE Definition according to ISO/CD 10303-42:1992
A surface can be envisioned as a set of connected points in 3-dimensional space which is always locally 2-dimensional, but need not be a manifold.
NOTE Entity adapted from surface defined in ISO 10303-42.
HISTORY New entity in IFC1.5
|LayerAssignment||SET [0:1] OF IfcPresentationLayerAssignment FOR AssignedItems||Assignment of the representation item to a single or multiple layer(s). The LayerAssignments can override a LayerAssignments of the IfcRepresentation it is used within the list of Items.|
> IFC2x3 CHANGE The inverse attribute LayerAssignments has been added.
> IFC4 CHANGE The inverse attribute LayerAssignment has been restricted to max 1. Upward compatibility for file based exchange is guaranteed.
|StyledByItem||SET [0:1] OF IfcStyledItem FOR Item||Reference to the IfcStyledItem that provides presentation information to the representation, e.g. a curve style, including colour and thickness to a geometric curve.|
> IFC2x3 CHANGE The inverse attribute StyledByItem has been added.
|Dim||INVALID||The space dimensionality of IfcSurface. It is always a three-dimensional geometric representation item.|
> IFC4 CHANGE Derived attribute promoted from subtypes.
ENTITY IfcSurface ABSTRACT SUPERTYPE OF (ONEOF (IfcBoundedSurface ,IfcElementarySurface ,IfcSectionedSurface ,IfcSweptSurface)) SUBTYPE OF (IfcGeometricRepresentationItem); DERIVE Dim : IfcDimensionCount := 3; END_ENTITY;