Natural language names
Transport Element Type Enum
Énumération des types d'équipement de transport
Change log
IFC2x3 to IFC4
Semantic definitions at the type
Type definition

This enumeration is used to identify primary transport element types.

HISTORY  New enumeration in IFC2x.
IFC4 CHANGE  New enumerators CRANEWAY and LIFTINGGEAR added in IFC4.
Enumeration definition
ELEVATORElevator or lift being a transport device to move people of good vertically.
ESCALATOREscalator being a transport device to move people. It consists of individual linked steps that move up and down on tracks while keeping the threads horizontal.
MOVINGWALKWAYMoving walkway being a transport device to move people horizontally or on an incline. It is a slow conveyor belt that transports people.
CRANEWAYA crane way system, normally including the crane rails, fasteners and the crane. It is primarily used to move heavy goods in a factory or other industry buildings.
LIFTINGGEARA device used for lifting or lowering heavy goods. It may be manually operated or electrically or pneumatically driven.
Formal representations
XML Specification
 <xs:simpleType name="IfcTransportElementTypeEnum">
  <xs:restriction base="xs:string">
   <xs:enumeration value="elevator"/>
   <xs:enumeration value="escalator"/>
   <xs:enumeration value="movingwalkway"/>
   <xs:enumeration value="craneway"/>
   <xs:enumeration value="liftinggear"/>
   <xs:enumeration value="userdefined"/>
   <xs:enumeration value="notdefined"/>
EXPRESS Specification
TYPE IfcTransportElementTypeEnum = ENUMERATION OF (

Link to EXPRESS-G diagram EXPRESS-G diagram

References  References: IfcTransportElement IfcTransportElementType

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