IfcWindowType

Natural language names
Fenster - Typ
Window Type
Type de fenêtre
Change log
ItemSPFXMLChangeDescription
IFC2x3 to IFC4
    IfcWindowTypeADDED
IFC4 Addendum 1
    IfcWindowType
      ParameterTakesPrecedenceMODIFIEDType changed from BOOLEAN to IfcBoolean.
Semantic definitions at the entity
Entity definition

The element type IfcWindowType defines commonly shared information for occurrences of windows. The set of shared information may include:

A window type defines the particular parameter of the lining and one (or several) panels through the IfcWindowLiningProperties and the IfcWindowPanelProperties as predefined property sets applicable to windows only.

It is used to define a window specification, or window style (the specific product information that is common to all occurrences of that window type). Window types may be exchanged without being already assigned to occurrences.

Occurrences of the IfcWindowType within building models are represented by instances of IfcWindow or IfcWindowStandardCase.

HISTORY  New entity in IFC4. The entity IfcWindowType replaces the previous definition IfcWindowStyle (which is deprecated in IFC4).

Partitioning type use definition

The IfcWindowTypePartitioningEnum defines the general layout of the window type and its symbolic presentation. Depending on the enumerator, the appropriate instances of IfcWindowLiningProperties and IfcWindowPanelProperties are attached in the list of HasPropertySets. The IfcWindowTypePartitioningEnum mainly determines the way of partitioning the window into individual window panels and thereby number and position of window panels.

See geometry use definitions at IfcWindowTypePartitioningEnum for the correct usage of panel partitioning and IfcWindowPanelProperties for the opening symbols for different panel operation types.

Material Use Definition

The material of the IfcWindowType is defined by the IfcMaterialConstituentSet or as fall back by IfcMaterial and attached by the IfcRelAssociatesMaterial.RelatingMaterial. It is accessible by the inverse HasAssociations relationship.

The following keywords for IfcMaterialConstituentSet.MaterialConstituents[n].Name shall be used:

If the fall back single IfcMaterial is referenced, it applies to the lining and framing of the window.

Geometry Use Definitions:

The IfcWindowType may define the common shape of window occurrences. The common shape can be defined by

Attribute definitions
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescription G
10PredefinedTypeIfcWindowTypeEnum Identifies the predefined types of a window element from which the type required may be set.X
11PartitioningTypeIfcWindowTypePartitioningEnum Type defining the general layout of the window type in terms of the partitioning of panels. X
12ParameterTakesPrecedenceIfcBoolean? The Boolean value reflects, whether the parameter given in the attached lining and panel properties exactly define the geometry (TRUE), or whether the attached style shape take precedence (FALSE). In the last case the parameter have only informative value. If not provided, no such information can be infered.X
13UserDefinedPartitioningTypeIfcLabel? Designator for the user defined partitioning type, shall only be provided, if the value of PartitioningType is set to USERDEFINED.X
Formal Propositions
RuleDescription
CorrectPredefinedTypeThe inherited attribute ElementType shall be provided, if the PredefinedType is set to USERDEFINED.
Inherited definitions from supertypes
Entity inheritance IfcBuildingElementType IfcElementType IfcTypeProduct IfcTypeObject 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
IfcTypeObject
5ApplicableOccurrenceIfcIdentifier? The attribute optionally defines the data type of the occurrence object, to which the assigned type object can relate. If not present, no instruction is given to which occurrence object the type object is applicable. The following conventions are used:
  • The IFC entity name of the applicable occurrence using the IFC naming convention, CamelCase with IFC prefix
  • It can be optionally followed by the predefined type after the separator "/" (forward slash), using uppercase
  • If one type object is applicable to many occurrence objects, then those occurrence object names should be separate by comma "," forming a comma separated string.
EXAMPLE Refering to a furniture as applicable occurrence entity would be expressed as 'IfcFurnishingElement', refering to a brace as applicable entity would be expressed as 'IfcMember/BRACE', refering to a wall and wall standard case would be expressed as 'IfcWall, IfcWallStandardCase'.
X
6HasPropertySetsIfcPropertySetDefinition? S[1:?] Set list of unique property sets, that are associated with the object type and are common to all object occurrences referring to this object type.
IFC2x3 CHANGE  The attribute aggregate type has been changed from LIST to SET.
X
TypesIfcRelDefinesByType
@RelatingType
S[0:1]Reference to the relationship IfcRelDefinedByType and thus to those occurrence objects, which are defined by this type.X
IfcTypeProduct
7RepresentationMapsIfcRepresentationMap? L[1:?] List of unique representation maps. Each representation map describes a block definition of the shape of the product style. By providing more than one representation map, a multi-view block definition can be given.X
8TagIfcLabel? The tag (or label) identifier at the particular type of a product, e.g. the article number (like the EAN). It is the identifier at the specific level.X
ReferencedByIfcRelAssignsToProduct
@RelatingProduct
S[0:?]Reference to the IfcRelAssignsToProduct relationship, by which other products, processes, controls, resources or actors (as subtypes of IfcObjectDefinition) can be related to this product type.
IFC4 CHANGE  New inverse relationship.
X
IfcElementType
9ElementTypeIfcLabel? 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
IfcBuildingElementType
IfcWindowType
10PredefinedTypeIfcWindowTypeEnum Identifies the predefined types of a window element from which the type required may be set.X
11PartitioningTypeIfcWindowTypePartitioningEnum Type defining the general layout of the window type in terms of the partitioning of panels. X
12ParameterTakesPrecedenceIfcBoolean? The Boolean value reflects, whether the parameter given in the attached lining and panel properties exactly define the geometry (TRUE), or whether the attached style shape take precedence (FALSE). In the last case the parameter have only informative value. If not provided, no such information can be infered.X
13UserDefinedPartitioningTypeIfcLabel? Designator for the user defined partitioning type, shall only be provided, if the value of PartitioningType is set to USERDEFINED.X
Definitions applying to General Usage

 Instance diagram


Concept usage

Body Geometry

The Type Body Geometry concept applies to this entity.



Property Sets for Types

The Property Sets for Types concept applies to this entity.

Two subtypes of IfcPreDefinedPropertySet are applicable to IfcWindowType:



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="91dc3b80-290e-4fe5-b359-49a010f2eb4b" name="IfcWindowType" status="sample" applicableRootEntity="IfcWindowType">
  <Applicability uuid="00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000" status="sample">
    <Template ref="9d5673ca-c1a2-4a0c-ab02-cf16b87e9334" />
    <TemplateRules operator="and" />
  </Applicability>
  <Concepts>
    <Concept uuid="c9170a8f-396e-427d-aec3-5c7206da3860" name="Body Geometry" status="sample" override="false">
      <Template ref="3aec2d00-b4bb-476a-a821-fc22b895b531" />
    </Concept>
    <Concept uuid="2dae2d1f-f980-4015-b7ef-a2f0b63e9253" name="Property Sets for Types" status="sample" override="false">
      <Template ref="4be3312a-3199-492e-b204-cac2229a9ade" />
    </Concept>
  </Concepts>
</ConceptRoot>
Concept inheritance

#ConceptTemplateModel View
IfcRoot
IdentitySoftware IdentityGeneral Usage
Revision ControlRevision ControlGeneral Usage
IfcObjectDefinition
Classification AssociationClassification AssociationGeneral Usage
IfcTypeProduct
Product Type ShapeProduct Type ShapeGeneral Usage
IfcWindowType
Body GeometryType Body GeometryGeneral Usage
Property Sets for TypesProperty Sets for TypesGeneral Usage
Formal representations
XML Specification
 <xs:element name="IfcWindowType" type="ifc:IfcWindowType" substitutionGroup="ifc:IfcBuildingElementType" nillable="true"/>
 <xs:complexType name="IfcWindowType">
  <xs:complexContent>
   <xs:extension base="ifc:IfcBuildingElementType">
    <xs:attribute name="PredefinedType" type="ifc:IfcWindowTypeEnum" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="PartitioningType" type="ifc:IfcWindowTypePartitioningEnum" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="ParameterTakesPrecedence" type="ifc:IfcBoolean" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="UserDefinedPartitioningType" type="ifc:IfcLabel" use="optional"/>
   </xs:extension>
  </xs:complexContent>
 </xs:complexType>
EXPRESS Specification
ENTITY IfcWindowType
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcBuildingElementType);
  PredefinedType : IfcWindowTypeEnum;
  PartitioningType : IfcWindowTypePartitioningEnum;
  ParameterTakesPrecedence : OPTIONAL IfcBoolean;
  UserDefinedPartitioningType : OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
 WHERE
  CorrectPredefinedType : (PredefinedType <> IfcWindowTypeEnum.USERDEFINED) OR
((PredefinedType = IfcWindowTypeEnum.USERDEFINED) AND EXISTS(SELF\IfcElementType.ElementType));
END_ENTITY;

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