IFC (IFC4X3) development IfcSweptAreaSolid

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An IfcSweptAreaSolid represents the 3D shape by a sweeping representation scheme allowing a two dimensional planar cross section to sweep through space.

The swept area is defined by a cross section, represented by a subtype if IfcProfileDef, that is provided as a closed two-dimensional boundary on an implicit plane. The swept area is defined in the xy plane of the object coordinate system. The sweeping operation is applied to the swept area as defined within the subtypes of IfcSweptAreaSolid, some subtypes require an implicit transformation of the swept area to the start position of the sweep.

The optional Position coordinate system allows for re-positioning the resulting swept solid relative to the object coordinate system. Entity inheritance Attributes

# Attribute Type Description
IfcRepresentationItem (2)
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.

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.

IfcSolidModel (1)
* Dim IfcDimensionCount

This attribute is formally derived.


The space dimensionality of this class, it is always 3.

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IfcSweptAreaSolid (2)
1 SweptArea IfcProfileDef

The surface defining the area to be swept. It is given as a profile definition within the xy plane of the position coordinate system.

2 Position OPTIONAL IfcAxis2Placement3D

Position coordinate system for the resulting swept solid of the sweeping operation. The position coordinate system allows for re-positioning of the swept solid. If not provided, the swept solid remains within the position as determined by the cross section or by the directrix used for the sweeping operation.

Table Formal propositions

Name Description

The profile definition for the swept area solid shall be of type AREA.

SweptArea.ProfileType = IfcProfileTypeEnum.Area
Table Formal representation

ENTITY IfcSweptAreaSolid
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcSolidModel);
	SweptArea : IfcProfileDef;
	Position : OPTIONAL IfcAxis2Placement3D;
	SweptAreaType : SweptArea.ProfileType = IfcProfileTypeEnum.Area;
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  • where rule, SweptAreaType
  • where rule, WR22
  • attribute Position optional, Is now optional