IFC (IFC4X3_ADD2) under development IfcAxis2Placement2D

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The IfcAxis2Placement2D provides location and orientation to place items in a two-dimensional space. The attribute RefDirection defines the x axis, the y axis is derived. If the attribute RefDirection is not given, the placement defaults to P[1] (x-axis) as [1.,0.] and P[2] (y-axis) as [0.,1.].

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Figure — Axis2 placement 2D

Figure illustrates the definition of the IfcAxis2Placement2D within the two-dimensional 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.

IfcPlacement (2)
1 Location IfcPoint

The geometric position of a reference point, such as the center of a circle, of the item to be located.

* Dim IfcDimensionCount

This attribute is formally derived.


The space dimensionality of this class, derived from the dimensionality of the location.

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IfcAxis2Placement2D (2)
2 RefDirection OPTIONAL IfcDirection

The direction used to determine the direction of the local X axis. If a value is omitted that it defaults to [1.0, 0.0.].

* P LIST [2:2] OF IfcDirection

This attribute is formally derived.


P[1]: The normalized direction of the placement X Axis. This is [1.0,0.0] if RefDirection is omitted. P[2]: The normalized direction of the placement Y Axis. This is a derived attribute and is orthogonal to P[1]. If RefDirection is omitted, it defaults to [0.0,1.0]

Table Formal propositions

Name Description

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SELF\IfcPlacement.Location.Dim = 2

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No description available.

(NOT (EXISTS (RefDirection))) OR (RefDirection.Dim = 2)
Table Examples Formal representation

ENTITY IfcAxis2Placement2D
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcPlacement);
	RefDirection : OPTIONAL IfcDirection;
	 P : LIST [2:2] OF IfcDirection := IfcBuild2Axes(RefDirection);
	LocationIs2D : SELF\IfcPlacement.Location.Dim = 2;
	LocationIsCP : 'IFC4X3_DEV_a2a825a.IFCCARTESIANPOINT' IN TYPEOF(SELF\IfcPlacement.Location);
	RefDirIs2D : (NOT (EXISTS (RefDirection))) OR (RefDirection.Dim = 2);

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  • where rule, LocationIs2D
  • where rule, RefDirIs2D
  • where rule, WR1
  • where rule, WR2 IFC4.3_DEV_a2a825a

  • where rule, LocationIsCP