IfcRectangularPyramid

Natural language names
Rechteckige Pyramide
Rectangular Pyramid
Semantic definitions at the entity
Entity definition

The IfcRectangularPyramid is a Construction Solid Geometry (CSG) 3D primitive. It is a solid with a rectangular base and a point called apex as the top. The tapers from the base to the top. The axis from the center of the base to the apex is perpendicular to the base. The inherited Position attribute defines the IfcAxisPlacement3D and provides the location and orientation of the pyramid:

As shown in Figure 343, the pyramid is positioned within its own placement coordinate system. The origin is the center of the bottom rectangle, that lies in the XY plane. The apex lies on the positive z axis at [0, 0, Height].

pyramid

Figure 343 — Rectangular pyramid geometry

HISTORY  New entity in IFC2x3

Texture use definition

On each triangular side face, textures are aligned facing upright. Textures are stretched or repeated to the extent of the base of each face according to RepeatS. Textures are stretched or repeated towards the top point according to Repeat T, where the top point has coordinates of (0.5,1.0) if RepeatT is False.

On the bottom face, textures are aligned facing front-to-back.

Figure 344 illustrates default texture mapping with a clamped texture (RepeatS=False and RepeatT=False). The image on the left shows the texture where the S axis points to the right and the T axis points up. The image on the right shows the texture applied to the geometry where the X axis points back to the right, the Y axis points back to the left, and the Z axis points up.

 

texture
Side Normal Origin X Origin Y Origin Z S Axis T Axis
Left -X 0 +YLength 0 -Y (towards top point)
Right +X +Xlength 0 0 +Y (towards top point)
Front -Y 0 0 0 +X (towards top point)
Back +Y +XLength +YLength 0 -X (towards top point)
Bottom -Z +XLength 0 0 -X +Y

Figure 344 — Rectangular pyramid textures

Attribute definitions
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescription G
2XLengthIfcPositiveLengthMeasure The length of the base measured along the placement X axis. It is provided by the inherited axis placement through SELF\IfcCsgPrimitive3D.Position.P[1].X
3YLengthIfcPositiveLengthMeasure The length of the base measured along the placement Y axis. It is provided by the inherited axis placement through SELF\IfcCsgPrimitive3D.Position.P[2].X
4HeightIfcPositiveLengthMeasure The height of the apex above the plane of the base, measured in the direction of the placement Z axis, the SELF\IfcCsgPrimitive3D.Position.P[2].X
Inherited definitions from supertypes
Entity inheritance IfcCsgPrimitive3D IfcGeometricRepresentationItem IfcRepresentationItem
Attribute inheritance
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescriptionG
IfcRepresentationItem
LayerAssignmentIfcPresentationLayerAssignment
@AssignedItems
S[0:1]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.
X
StyledByItemIfcStyledItem
@Item
S[0:1]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.
X
IfcGeometricRepresentationItem
IfcCsgPrimitive3D
1PositionIfcAxis2Placement3D The placement coordinate system to which the parameters of each individual CSG primitive apply.X
Dim
:=3
IfcDimensionCountThe space dimensionality of this geometric representation item, it is always 3. X
IfcRectangularPyramid
2XLengthIfcPositiveLengthMeasure The length of the base measured along the placement X axis. It is provided by the inherited axis placement through SELF\IfcCsgPrimitive3D.Position.P[1].X
3YLengthIfcPositiveLengthMeasure The length of the base measured along the placement Y axis. It is provided by the inherited axis placement through SELF\IfcCsgPrimitive3D.Position.P[2].X
4HeightIfcPositiveLengthMeasure The height of the apex above the plane of the base, measured in the direction of the placement Z axis, the SELF\IfcCsgPrimitive3D.Position.P[2].X
Formal representations
XML Specification
 <xs:element name="IfcRectangularPyramid" type="ifc:IfcRectangularPyramid" substitutionGroup="ifc:IfcCsgPrimitive3D" nillable="true"/>
 <xs:complexType name="IfcRectangularPyramid">
  <xs:complexContent>
   <xs:extension base="ifc:IfcCsgPrimitive3D">
    <xs:attribute name="XLength" type="ifc:IfcPositiveLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="YLength" type="ifc:IfcPositiveLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="Height" type="ifc:IfcPositiveLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
   </xs:extension>
  </xs:complexContent>
 </xs:complexType>
EXPRESS Specification
ENTITY IfcRectangularPyramid
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcCsgPrimitive3D);
  XLength : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
  YLength : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
  Height : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
END_ENTITY;

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