Natural language names
Pipe Segment Type Enum
Enumération des types de tronçon de tuyauterie
Change log
IFC2x3 to IFC4
Semantic definitions at the type
Type definition

This enumeration is used to identify the primary purpose of a pipe segment. This is a very basic categorization mechanism to generically identify the pipe segment type. Subcategories of pipe segments are not enumerated.

HISTORY  New enumeration in IFC2x2.
Enumeration definition
CULVERTA covered channel or large pipe that forms a watercourse below ground level, usually under a road or railway.
FLEXIBLESEGMENTA flexible segment is a continuous non-linear segment of pipe that can be deformed and change the direction of flow.
RIGIDSEGMENTA rigid segment is continuous linear segment of pipe that cannot be deformed.
GUTTERA gutter segment is a continuous open-channel segment of pipe.
SPOOLA type of rigid segment that is typically shorter and used for providing connectivity within a piping network.
USERDEFINEDUser-defined segment.
NOTDEFINEDUndefined segment.
Formal representations
XML Specification
 <xs:simpleType name="IfcPipeSegmentTypeEnum">
  <xs:restriction base="xs:string">
   <xs:enumeration value="culvert"/>
   <xs:enumeration value="flexiblesegment"/>
   <xs:enumeration value="rigidsegment"/>
   <xs:enumeration value="gutter"/>
   <xs:enumeration value="spool"/>
   <xs:enumeration value="userdefined"/>
   <xs:enumeration value="notdefined"/>
EXPRESS Specification
TYPE IfcPipeSegmentTypeEnum = ENUMERATION OF (

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References  References: IfcPipeSegment IfcPipeSegmentType

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