IfcTrapeziumProfileDef

Natural language names
Trapezprofil - parametrische Definition
Trapezium Profile Def
Définition de section d'un profil trapézoïdal
Change log
ItemSPFXMLChangeDescription
IFC2x3 to IFC4
    IfcTrapeziumProfileDef
      PositionMODIFIEDInstantiation changed to OPTIONAL.
Semantic definitions at the entity
Entity definition

IfcTrapeziumProfileDef defines a trapezium as the profile definition used by the swept surface geometry or the swept area solid. It is given by its Top X and Bottom X extent and its Y extent as well as by the offset of the Top X extend, and placed within the 2D position coordinate system, established by the Position attribute. It is placed centric within the position coordinate system, that is, in the center of the bounding box.

HISTORY  New entity in IFC1.5. The use definition has changed in IFC2x.

Figure 432 illustrates parameters of the trapezium profile definition.

trapezium profile Position
The parameterized profile defines its own position coordinate system. The underlying coordinate system is defined by the swept surface or swept area solid that uses the profile definition. It is the xy plane of either:
  • IfcSweptSurface.Position
  • IfcSweptAreaSolid.Position
or in case of sectioned spines the xy plane of each list member of IfcSectionedSpine.CrossSectionPositions.

By using offsets of the position location, the parameterized profile can be positioned centric (using x,y offsets = 0.), or at any position relative to the profile. Explicit coordinate offsets are used to define cardinal points (e.g. upper-left bound).

Parameter
The IfcTrapeziumProfileDef is defined within the position coordinate system, where the BottomDim defines the length measure for the bottom line (half along the positive x-axis) and the YDim defines the length measure for the parallel distance of bottom and top line (half along the positive y-axis). The top line starts with a distance of TopXOffset from [-BottomLine/2,YDim] (which can be negative, zero, or positive) and has a length of TopXDim along the positive x-axis.

Figure 432 — Trapezium profile

Attribute definitions
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescription G
4BottomXDimIfcPositiveLengthMeasure The extent of the bottom line measured along the implicit x-axis.X
5TopXDimIfcPositiveLengthMeasure The extent of the top line measured along the implicit x-axis.X
6YDimIfcPositiveLengthMeasure The extent of the distance between the parallel bottom and top lines measured along the implicit y-axis.X
7TopXOffsetIfcLengthMeasure Offset from the beginning of the top line to the bottom line, measured along the implicit x-axis.X
Inherited definitions from supertypes
Entity inheritance IfcParameterizedProfileDef IfcProfileDef
Attribute inheritance
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescriptionG
IfcProfileDef
1ProfileTypeIfcProfileTypeEnum Defines the type of geometry into which this profile definition shall be resolved, either a curve or a surface area. In case of curve the profile should be referenced by a swept surface, in case of area the profile should be referenced by a swept area solid.X
2ProfileNameIfcLabel? Human-readable name of the profile, for example according to a standard profile table. As noted above, machine-readable standardized profile designations should be provided in IfcExternalReference.ItemReference. X
HasExternalReferenceIfcExternalReferenceRelationship
@RelatedResourceObjects
S[0:?]Reference to external information, e.g. library, classification, or document information, which is associated with the profile.
IFC4 CHANGE New inverse attribute
X
HasPropertiesIfcProfileProperties
@ProfileDefinition
S[0:?]Additional properties of the profile, for example mechanical properties.
IFC4 CHANGE New inverse attribute
X
IfcParameterizedProfileDef
3PositionIfcAxis2Placement2D? Position coordinate system of the parameterized profile definition. If unspecified, no translation and no rotation is applied. X
IfcTrapeziumProfileDef
4BottomXDimIfcPositiveLengthMeasure The extent of the bottom line measured along the implicit x-axis.X
5TopXDimIfcPositiveLengthMeasure The extent of the top line measured along the implicit x-axis.X
6YDimIfcPositiveLengthMeasure The extent of the distance between the parallel bottom and top lines measured along the implicit y-axis.X
7TopXOffsetIfcLengthMeasure Offset from the beginning of the top line to the bottom line, measured along the implicit x-axis.X
Definitions applying to General Usage

Concept inheritance

#ConceptTemplateModel View
IfcProfileDef
Property Sets for ObjectsProperty Sets for ObjectsGeneral Usage
Formal representations
XML Specification
 <xs:element name="IfcTrapeziumProfileDef" type="ifc:IfcTrapeziumProfileDef" substitutionGroup="ifc:IfcParameterizedProfileDef" nillable="true"/>
 <xs:complexType name="IfcTrapeziumProfileDef">
  <xs:complexContent>
   <xs:extension base="ifc:IfcParameterizedProfileDef">
    <xs:attribute name="BottomXDim" type="ifc:IfcPositiveLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="TopXDim" type="ifc:IfcPositiveLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="YDim" type="ifc:IfcPositiveLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="TopXOffset" type="ifc:IfcLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
   </xs:extension>
  </xs:complexContent>
 </xs:complexType>
EXPRESS Specification
ENTITY IfcTrapeziumProfileDef
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcParameterizedProfileDef);
  BottomXDim : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
  TopXDim : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
  YDim : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
  TopXOffset : IfcLengthMeasure;
END_ENTITY;

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