IfcWorkControl

Natural language names
Arbeitskontrolle
Work Control
Contrôle des travaux
Semantic definitions at the entity
Entity definition

An IfcWorkControl is an abstract supertype which captures information that is common to both IfcWorkPlan and IfcWorkSchedule.

HISTORY  New entity in IFC2x
CHANGE IFC4  Corrected assignment of resources to work control in documentation. Assignment of tasks to work control updated based on changes of task time definitions and the introduction of a summary task. Identifier has been renamed (now Identification) and promoted to supertype IfcControl

A work control may have resources assigned to it. This is handled by the IfcRelAssignsToControl relationship. A work control should also define a context that gives further information about its usage. If no special context information is required then the IfcProject instance as a global context should be used instead. An explicit link between the work control and the IfcProject via IfcRelDeclares should then be provided.

The attribute IfcWorkControl.Purpose is used to define the purpose of either a work schedule or a work plan. In the case of IfcWorkPlan, the purpose attribute can be used to determine if the work plan is for cost estimating, task scheduling or some other defined purpose.

Attribute definitions
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescription G
7CreationDateIfcDateTime The date that the plan is created.X
8CreatorsIfcPerson? S[1:?] The authors of the work plan.X
9PurposeIfcLabel? A description of the purpose of the work schedule.X
10DurationIfcDuration? The total duration of the entire work schedule.X
11TotalFloatIfcDuration? The total time float of the entire work schedule.X
12StartTimeIfcDateTime The start time of the schedule.X
13FinishTimeIfcDateTime? The finish time of the schedule.X
Inherited definitions from supertypes
Entity inheritance IfcWorkPlan IfcWorkSchedule IfcControl IfcObject IfcObjectDefinition IfcRoot
Attribute inheritance
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescriptionG
IfcRoot
1GlobalIdIfcGloballyUniqueId Assignment of a globally unique identifier within the entire software world. X
2OwnerHistoryIfcOwnerHistory? Assignment of the information about the current ownership of that object, including owning actor, application, local identification and information captured about the recent changes of the object,
NOTE  only the last modification in stored - either as addition, deletion or modification.
IFC4 CHANGE  The attribute has been changed to be OPTIONAL.
X
3NameIfcLabel? Optional name for use by the participating software systems or users. For some subtypes of IfcRoot the insertion of the Name attribute may be required. This would be enforced by a where rule. X
4DescriptionIfcText? Optional description, provided for exchanging informative comments.X
IfcObjectDefinition
HasAssignmentsIfcRelAssigns
@RelatedObjects
S[0:?]Reference to the relationship objects, that assign (by an association relationship) other subtypes of IfcObject to this object instance. Examples are the association to products, processes, controls, resources or groups.X
NestsIfcRelNests
@RelatedObjects
S[0:1]References to the decomposition relationship being a nesting. It determines that this object definition is a part within an ordered whole/part decomposition relationship. An object occurrence or type can only be part of a single decomposition (to allow hierarchical strutures only).
IFC4 CHANGE  The inverse attribute datatype has been added and separated from Decomposes defined at IfcObjectDefinition.
X
IsNestedByIfcRelNests
@RelatingObject
S[0:?]References to the decomposition relationship being a nesting. It determines that this object definition is the whole within an ordered whole/part decomposition relationship. An object or object type can be nested by several other objects (occurrences or types).
IFC4 CHANGE  The inverse attribute datatype has been added and separated from IsDecomposedBy defined at IfcObjectDefinition.
X
HasContextIfcRelDeclares
@RelatedDefinitions
S[0:1]References to the context providing context information such as project unit or representation context. It should only be asserted for the uppermost non-spatial object.
IFC4 CHANGE  The inverse attribute datatype has been added.
X
IsDecomposedByIfcRelAggregates
@RelatingObject
S[0:?]References to the decomposition relationship being an aggregation. It determines that this object definition is whole within an unordered whole/part decomposition relationship. An object definitions can be aggregated by several other objects (occurrences or parts).
IFC4 CHANGE  The inverse attribute datatype has been changed from the supertype IfcRelDecomposes to subtype IfcRelAggregates.
X
DecomposesIfcRelAggregates
@RelatedObjects
S[0:1]References to the decomposition relationship being an aggregation. It determines that this object definition is a part within an unordered whole/part decomposition relationship. An object definitions can only be part of a single decomposition (to allow hierarchical strutures only).
IFC4 CHANGE  The inverse attribute datatype has been changed from the supertype IfcRelDecomposes to subtype IfcRelAggregates.
X
HasAssociationsIfcRelAssociates
@RelatedObjects
S[0:?]Reference to the relationship objects, that associates external references or other resource definitions to the object.. Examples are the association to library, documentation or classification.X
IfcObject
5ObjectTypeIfcLabel? The type denotes a particular type that indicates the object further. The use has to be established at the level of instantiable subtypes. In particular it holds the user defined type, if the enumeration of the attribute PredefinedType is set to USERDEFINED.
X
IsDeclaredByIfcRelDefinesByObject
@RelatedObjects
S[0:1]Link to the relationship object pointing to the declaring object that provides the object definitions for this object occurrence. The declaring object has to be part of an object type decomposition. The associated IfcObject, or its subtypes, contains the specific information (as part of a type, or style, definition), that is common to all reflected instances of the declaring IfcObject, or its subtypes.
IFC4 CHANGE  New inverse relationship, change made with upward compatibility for file based exchange.
X
DeclaresIfcRelDefinesByObject
@RelatingObject
S[0:?]Link to the relationship object pointing to the reflected object(s) that receives the object definitions. The reflected object has to be part of an object occurrence decomposition. The associated IfcObject, or its subtypes, provides the specific information (as part of a type, or style, definition), that is common to all reflected instances of the declaring IfcObject, or its subtypes.
IFC4 CHANGE  New inverse relationship, change made with upward compatibility for file based exchange.
X
IsTypedByIfcRelDefinesByType
@RelatedObjects
S[0:1]Set of relationships to the object type that provides the type definitions for this object occurrence. The then associated IfcTypeObject, or its subtypes, contains the specific information (or type, or style), that is common to all instances of IfcObject, or its subtypes, referring to the same type.
IFC4 CHANGE  New inverse relationship, the link to IfcRelDefinesByType had previously be included in the inverse relationship IfcRelDefines. Change made with upward compatibility for file based exchange.
X
IsDefinedByIfcRelDefinesByProperties
@RelatedObjects
S[0:?]Set of relationships to property set definitions attached to this object. Those statically or dynamically defined properties contain alphanumeric information content that further defines the object.
IFC4 CHANGE  The data type has been changed from IfcRelDefines to IfcRelDefinesByProperties with upward compatibility for file based exchange.
X
IfcControl
6IdentificationIfcIdentifier? An identifying designation given to a control It is the identifier at the occurrence level.
IFC4 CHANGE Attribute unified by promoting from various subtypes of IfcControl.
X
ControlsIfcRelAssignsToControl
@RelatingControl
S[0:?]Reference to the relationship that associates the control to the object(s) being controlled. X
IfcWorkControl
7CreationDateIfcDateTime The date that the plan is created.X
8CreatorsIfcPerson? S[1:?] The authors of the work plan.X
9PurposeIfcLabel? A description of the purpose of the work schedule.X
10DurationIfcDuration? The total duration of the entire work schedule.X
11TotalFloatIfcDuration? The total time float of the entire work schedule.X
12StartTimeIfcDateTime The start time of the schedule.X
13FinishTimeIfcDateTime? The finish time of the schedule.X
Definitions applying to General Usage

 Instance diagram


Concept usage

Property Sets for Objects

The Property Sets for Objects concept template applies to this entity as shown in Table 17.

PsetNameProperties
Pset_WorkControlCommon
TemplatePropertyNameValue
Single ValueWorkStartTimeIfcTime
Single ValueWorkFinishTimeIfcTime
Single ValueWorkDayDurationIfcDuration
Single ValueWorkWeekDurationIfcDuration
Single ValueWorkMonthDurationIfcDuration

Table 17 — IfcWorkControl Property Sets for Objects



Control Assignment

The Control Assignment concept applies to this entity.

From IFC4 onwards the assignment of tasks to the work control is handled by the IfcRelAssignsToControl relationship. IfcRelAssignsTasks as used in previous IFC releases has been deleted and can not be used any longer. Another change in IFC4 is that it is not necessary to assign each task to a work control as it is regarded to be sufficient if the summary task (root task in the task hierarchy defined through IfcRelNests relationships) is assigned to a work control.



mvdXML Specification
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ConceptRoot xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" uuid="a3c1f71a-625c-42a7-9ac4-f2e7054279f9" name="IfcWorkControl" status="sample" applicableRootEntity="IfcWorkControl">
  <Applicability uuid="00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000" status="sample">
    <Template ref="ec4d38ec-00e7-4d9e-9134-df5db2ca9e37" />
    <TemplateRules operator="and" />
  </Applicability>
  <Concepts>
    <Concept uuid="0457a865-6e94-4ec1-b1ee-9dbd3fd244e9" name="Property Sets for Objects" status="sample" override="false">
      <Template ref="f74255a6-0c0e-4f31-84ad-24981db62461" />
      <TemplateRules operator="and">
        <TemplateRule Parameters="PsetName[Value]='Pset_WorkControlCommon'" />
      </TemplateRules>
    </Concept>
    <Concept uuid="753ccf83-1a21-47da-a687-a4a56c4d7f38" name="Control Assignment" status="sample" override="false">
      <Template ref="813e73fe-5641-4648-a680-8887cf4359f1" />
    </Concept>
  </Concepts>
</ConceptRoot>
Concept inheritance

#ConceptTemplateModel View
IfcRoot
IdentitySoftware IdentityGeneral Usage
Revision ControlRevision ControlGeneral Usage
IfcObjectDefinition
Classification AssociationClassification AssociationGeneral Usage
IfcObject
Object User IdentityObject User IdentityGeneral Usage
Object Predefined TypeObject Predefined TypeGeneral Usage
Object TypingObject TypingGeneral Usage
Property Sets with OverrideProperty Sets with OverrideGeneral Usage
IfcWorkControl
Property Sets for ObjectsProperty Sets for ObjectsGeneral Usage
Control AssignmentControl AssignmentGeneral Usage
Formal representations
XML Specification
 <xs:element name="IfcWorkControl" type="ifc:IfcWorkControl" abstract="true" substitutionGroup="ifc:IfcControl" nillable="true"/>
 <xs:complexType name="IfcWorkControl" abstract="true">
  <xs:complexContent>
   <xs:extension base="ifc:IfcControl">
    <xs:sequence>
     <xs:element name="Creators" nillable="true" minOccurs="0">
      <xs:complexType>
       <xs:sequence>
        <xs:element ref="ifc:IfcPerson" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
       </xs:sequence>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:itemType" fixed="ifc:IfcPerson"/>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:cType" fixed="set"/>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:arraySize" use="optional"/>
      </xs:complexType>
     </xs:element>
    </xs:sequence>
    <xs:attribute name="CreationDate" type="ifc:IfcDateTime" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="Purpose" type="ifc:IfcLabel" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="Duration" type="ifc:IfcDuration" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="TotalFloat" type="ifc:IfcDuration" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="StartTime" type="ifc:IfcDateTime" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="FinishTime" type="ifc:IfcDateTime" use="optional"/>
   </xs:extension>
  </xs:complexContent>
 </xs:complexType>
EXPRESS Specification
ENTITY IfcWorkControl
 ABSTRACT SUPERTYPE OF(ONEOF(IfcWorkPlan, IfcWorkSchedule))
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcControl);
  CreationDate : IfcDateTime;
  Creators : OPTIONAL SET [1:?] OF IfcPerson;
  Purpose : OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
  Duration : OPTIONAL IfcDuration;
  TotalFloat : OPTIONAL IfcDuration;
  StartTime : IfcDateTime;
  FinishTime : OPTIONAL IfcDateTime;
END_ENTITY;

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