|modifications||where_rules CurveIsNotPcurve definition||Changed from not('ifc4.ifcpcurve' in typeof(Curve3D)) to not('ifc4x1.ifcpcurve' in typeof(Curve3D))|
|modifications||where_rules CurveIsNotPcurve definition||Changed from not('ifc4x1.ifcpcurve' in typeof(Curve3D)) to not('ifc4x2.ifcpcurve' in typeof(Curve3D))|
|modifications||where_rules CurveIsNotPcurve definition||Changed from not('ifc4x2.ifcpcurve' in typeof(Curve3D)) to not('ifc4x3_rc3.ifcpcurve' in typeof(Curve3D))|
An IfcSurfaceCurve is a 3-dimensional curve that has additional representations provided by one or two pcurves.
NOTE Definition according to ISO/CD 10303-42:1992
A surface curve is a type of curve, that is a curve on a surface. The curve is represented as a curve (curve_3d) in three-dimensional space and possibly as a curve, corresponding to a pcurve, in the two-dimensional parametric space of a surface. The ability of this curve to reference a list of 1 or 2 pcurves enables this entity to define either a curve on a single surface, or an intersection curve which has two distinct surface associations. A `seam' on a closed surface can also be represented by this entity; in this case each associated_geometry will be a pcurve lying on the same surface. Each pcurve shall be parametrised to have the same sense as curve_3d. The surface curve takes its parametrisation directly from either curve_3d or pcurve as indicated by the attribute master representation.
NOTE Entity adapted from surface_curve defined in ISO 10303-42.
HISTORY New entity in IFC4 Add2.
|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 this abstract class, defined differently for all subtypes, i.e. for IfcLine, IfcConic and IfcBoundedCurve.|
|1||Curve3D||IfcCurve||The curve which is the three-dimensional representation of the surface curve.|
|2||AssociatedGeometry||LIST [1:2] OF IfcPcurve||A list of one or two pcurves which define the surface or surfaces associated with the surface curve. Two elements in this list indicate that the curve has two surface associations which need not be two distinct surfaces. Being a pcurve, it also associates a basis curve in the parameter space of this surface as an alternative representation of the surface curve.|
The master_representation takes one of the values Curve3D, PCurveS1_ or PCurveS2_ to indicate a preference for the 3D curve, or the first or second pcurve, in the associated geometry list, respectively. Multiple representations provide the ability to communicate data in more than one form, even though the data is expected to be geometrically identical.
>NOTE The master representation attribute acknowledges the impracticality of ensuring that multiple forms are indeed identical and allows the indication of a preferred form. This would probably be determined by the creator of the data. All characteristics, such as parametrisation, domain, and results of evaluation, for an entity having multiple representations, are derived from the master representation. Any use of the other representations is a compromise for practical considerations.
|BasisSurface||INVALID||The surface, or surfaces on which the IfcSurfaceCurve lies. This is determined from the AssociatedGeometry list.|
ENTITY IfcSurfaceCurve SUPERTYPE OF (ONEOF (IfcIntersectionCurve ,IfcSeamCurve)) SUBTYPE OF (IfcCurve); Curve3D : IfcCurve; AssociatedGeometry : LIST [1:2] OF IfcPcurve; MasterRepresentation : IfcPreferredSurfaceCurveRepresentation; DERIVE BasisSurface : SET [1:2] OF IfcSurface := IfcGetBasisSurface(SELF); WHERE CurveIs3D : Curve3D.Dim = 3; CurveIsNotPcurve : NOT ('IFC4X3_DEV.IFCPCURVE' IN TYPEOF(Curve3D)); END_ENTITY;