IfcDistributionFlowElement

Natural language names
Komponente der TGA (allgemein)
Distribution Flow Element
Elément de distribution de fluide
Change log
ItemSPFXMLChangeDescription
IFC2x3 to IFC4
    IfcDistributionFlowElement
      OwnerHistoryMODIFIEDInstantiation changed to OPTIONAL.
IFC4 Addendum 1
    IfcDistributionFlowElement
      HasCoveringsADDED
IFC4x2 DRAFT 1
    IfcDistributionFlowElement
      PositionedRelativeToADDED
Semantic definitions at the entity
Entity definition

The distribution element IfcDistributionFlowElement defines occurrence elements of a distribution system that facilitate the distribution of energy or matter, such as air, water or power.

EXAMPLE  Examples of distribution flow elements are ducts, pipes, wires, fittings, and equipment.
HISTORY  New entity in IFC2.0.
IFC4 CHANGE  Ports are now primarily defined using IfcRelNests to enable definition of ports at type definitions (both forward and backward compatible), provide a logical order, and reduce the number of relationship objects needed. The relationship IfcRelConnectsPortToElement is still supported, however is now specific to dynamically connected ports.
Attribute definitions
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescription G
HasControlElementsIfcRelFlowControlElements
@RelatingFlowElement
S[0:1]Reference to the relationship object that relates control elements.X
Inherited definitions from supertypes
Entity inheritance IfcDistributionChamberElement IfcEnergyConversionDevice IfcFlowController IfcFlowFitting IfcFlowMovingDevice IfcFlowSegment IfcFlowStorageDevice IfcFlowTerminal IfcFlowTreatmentDevice IfcDistributionElement IfcElement IfcProduct 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
IfcProduct
6ObjectPlacementIfcObjectPlacement? Placement of the product in space, the placement can either be absolute (relative to the world coordinate system), relative (relative to the object placement of another product), or constraint (e.g. relative to grid axes). It is determined by the various subtypes of IfcObjectPlacement, which includes the axis placement information to determine the transformation for the object coordinate system.X
7RepresentationIfcProductRepresentation? Reference to the representations of the product, being either a representation (IfcProductRepresentation) or as a special case a shape representations (IfcProductDefinitionShape). The product definition shape provides for multiple geometric representations of the shape property of the object within the same object coordinate system, defined by the object placement.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.X
PositionedRelativeToIfcRelPositions
@RelatedProducts
S[0:1]X
IfcElement
8TagIfcIdentifier? The tag (or label) identifier at the particular instance of a product, e.g. the serial number, or the position number. It is the identifier at the occurrence level.X
FillsVoidsIfcRelFillsElement
@RelatedBuildingElement
S[0:1]Reference to the IfcRelFillsElement Relationship that puts the element as a filling into the opening created within another element. X
ConnectedToIfcRelConnectsElements
@RelatingElement
S[0:?]Reference to the element connection relationship. The relationship then refers to the other element to which this element is connected to. X
IsInterferedByElementsIfcRelInterferesElements
@RelatedElement
S[0:?]Reference to the interference relationship to indicate the element that is interfered. The relationship, if provided, indicates that this element has an interference with one or many other elements.
NOTE  There is no indication of precedence between IsInterferedByElements and InterferesElements.
IFC4 CHANGE New inverse relationship.
X
InterferesElementsIfcRelInterferesElements
@RelatingElement
S[0:?]Reference to the interference relationship to indicate the element that interferes. The relationship, if provided, indicates that this element has an interference with one or many other elements.
NOTE  There is no indication of precedence between IsInterferedByElements and InterferesElements.
IFC4 CHANGE New inverse relationship.
X
HasProjectionsIfcRelProjectsElement
@RelatingElement
S[0:?]Projection relationship that adds a feature (using a Boolean union) to the IfcBuildingElement.X
ReferencedInStructuresIfcRelReferencedInSpatialStructure
@RelatedElements
S[0:?]Reference relationship to the spatial structure element, to which the element is additionally associated. This relationship may not be hierarchical, an element may be referenced by zero, one or many spatial structure elements.
IFC2x3 CHANGE  The inverse attribute has been added with upward compatibility for file based exchange.
X
HasOpeningsIfcRelVoidsElement
@RelatingBuildingElement
S[0:?]Reference to the IfcRelVoidsElement relationship that creates an opening in an element. An element can incorporate zero-to-many openings. For each opening, that voids the element, a new relationship IfcRelVoidsElement is generated. X
IsConnectionRealizationIfcRelConnectsWithRealizingElements
@RealizingElements
S[0:?]Reference to the connection relationship with realizing element. The relationship, if provided, assigns this element as the realizing element to the connection, which provides the physical manifestation of the connection relationship. X
ProvidesBoundariesIfcRelSpaceBoundary
@RelatedBuildingElement
S[0:?]Reference to space boundaries by virtue of the objectified relationship IfcRelSpaceBoundary. It defines the concept of an element bounding spaces. X
ConnectedFromIfcRelConnectsElements
@RelatedElement
S[0:?]Reference to the element connection relationship. The relationship then refers to the other element that is connected to this element. X
ContainedInStructureIfcRelContainedInSpatialStructure
@RelatedElements
S[0:1]Containment relationship to the spatial structure element, to which the element is primarily associated. This containment relationship has to be hierachical, i.e. an element may only be assigned directly to zero or one spatial structure. X
HasCoveringsIfcRelCoversBldgElements
@RelatingBuildingElement
S[0:?]Reference to IfcCovering by virtue of the objectified relationship IfcRelCoversBldgElement. It defines the concept of an element having coverings associated.X
IfcDistributionElement
HasPortsIfcRelConnectsPortToElement
@RelatedElement
S[0:?]Reference to the element to port connection relationship. The relationship then refers to the port which is contained in this element.
IFC4 CHANGE  The inverse attribute is deprecated. Relationship to ports, contained within the IfcDistributionElement is now realized by the inverse relationship NestedBy referencing IfcRelNests.
X
IfcDistributionFlowElement
HasControlElementsIfcRelFlowControlElements
@RelatingFlowElement
S[0:1]Reference to the relationship object that relates control elements.X
Definitions applying to General Usage

 Instance diagram


Concept usage

Object Typing

The Object Typing concept template applies to this entity as shown in Table 223.

HasTypeRelatingType
IfcDistributionFlowElementType

Table 223 — IfcDistributionFlowElement Object Typing



Property Sets for Objects

The Property Sets for Objects concept template applies to this entity as shown in Table 224.

PsetNameProperties
Pset_SoundGeneration

Table 224 — IfcDistributionFlowElement Property Sets for Objects



Axis Geometry

The Axis Geometry concept template applies to this entity as shown in Table 225.

Items

Table 225 — IfcDistributionFlowElement Axis Geometry

This represents the 3D flow path of the item having IfcShapeRepresentation.RepresentationType of 'Curve3D' and containing a single IfcBoundedCurve subtype such as IfcPolyline, IfcTrimmedCurve, or IfcCompositeCurve. For elements containing directional ports (IfcDistributionPort with FlowDirection of SOURCE or SINK), the direction of the curve indicates direction of flow where a SINK port is positioned at the start of the curve and a SOURCE port is positioned at the end of the curve. This representation is most applicable to flow segments (pipes, ducts, cables), however may be used at other elements to define a primary flow path if applicable.



Clearance Geometry

The Clearance Geometry concept template applies to this entity as shown in Table 226.

Items

Table 226 — IfcDistributionFlowElement Clearance Geometry

This represents the 3D clearance volume of the item having RepresentationType of 'Surface3D'. Such clearance region indicates space that should not intersect with the 'Body' representation of other elements, though may intersect with the 'Clearance' representation of other elements. The particular use of clearance space may be for safety, maintenance, or other purposes.



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="f31c8885-d14d-4b98-8acb-29162ceca9d9" name="IfcDistributionFlowElement" status="sample" applicableRootEntity="IfcDistributionFlowElement">
  <Applicability uuid="00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000" status="sample">
    <Template ref="d2a18d0b-e310-4a48-b3fd-075062b76c1e" />
    <TemplateRules operator="and" />
  </Applicability>
  <Concepts>
    <Concept uuid="19b9a02a-ab6f-4f8f-a930-67c734a29701" name="Object Typing" status="sample" override="false">
      <Template ref="35a2e10e-20df-40f4-ab2f-dacf0a6744f4" />
      <TemplateRules operator="and">
        <TemplateRule Parameters="RelatingType[Type]='IfcDistributionFlowElementType'" />
      </TemplateRules>
    </Concept>
    <Concept uuid="1ce5d2b1-86b1-4ac4-ba7d-e306061204d6" name="Property Sets for Objects" status="sample" override="false">
      <Template ref="f74255a6-0c0e-4f31-84ad-24981db62461" />
      <TemplateRules operator="and">
        <TemplateRule Parameters="PsetName[Value]='Pset_SoundGeneration'" />
      </TemplateRules>
    </Concept>
    <Concept uuid="4319dbcb-4871-43e3-ba25-1801e68d15b2" name="Axis Geometry" status="sample" override="false">
      <Template ref="3bf716df-3990-4bfc-8045-9e4011c9b622" />
      <TemplateRules operator="and">
        <TemplateRule Parameters="" />
        <TemplateRule Parameters="" />
      </TemplateRules>
    </Concept>
    <Concept uuid="9d78955d-198f-4262-a074-0ec87dbea1ff" name="Clearance Geometry" status="sample" override="false">
      <Template ref="0fdc2380-9ef0-41e9-b0dc-f01fd2f77e6c" />
      <TemplateRules operator="and">
        <TemplateRule Parameters="" />
        <TemplateRule Parameters="" />
      </TemplateRules>
    </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
Property Sets with OverrideProperty Sets with OverrideGeneral Usage
IfcProduct
Product PlacementProduct PlacementGeneral Usage
Product Geometric RepresentationProduct Geometric RepresentationGeneral Usage
IfcElement
Product Local PlacementProduct Local PlacementGeneral Usage
CoG GeometryCoG GeometryGeneral Usage
Box GeometryBox GeometryGeneral Usage
FootPrint GeometryFootPrint GeometryGeneral Usage
Body SurfaceOrSolidModel GeometryBody SurfaceOrSolidModel GeometryGeneral Usage
Body SurfaceModel GeometryBody SurfaceModel GeometryGeneral Usage
Body Tessellation GeometryBody Tessellation GeometryGeneral Usage
Body Brep GeometryBody Brep GeometryGeneral Usage
Body AdvancedBrep GeometryBody AdvancedBrep GeometryGeneral Usage
Body CSG GeometryBody CSG GeometryGeneral Usage
Mapped GeometryMapped GeometryGeneral Usage
Element VoidingElement VoidingGeneral Usage
Element ProjectingElement ProjectingGeneral Usage
Linear PlacementProduct Linear PlacementGeneral Usage
IfcDistributionElement
Quantity SetsQuantity SetsGeneral Usage
Spatial ContainmentSpatial ContainmentGeneral Usage
IfcDistributionFlowElement
Object TypingObject TypingGeneral Usage
Property Sets for ObjectsProperty Sets for ObjectsGeneral Usage
Axis GeometryAxis GeometryGeneral Usage
Clearance GeometryClearance GeometryGeneral Usage
Formal representations
XML Specification
 <xs:element name="IfcDistributionFlowElement" type="ifc:IfcDistributionFlowElement" substitutionGroup="ifc:IfcDistributionElement" nillable="true"/>
 <xs:complexType name="IfcDistributionFlowElement">
  <xs:complexContent>
   <xs:extension base="ifc:IfcDistributionElement"/>
  </xs:complexContent>
 </xs:complexType>
EXPRESS Specification
ENTITY IfcDistributionFlowElement
 SUPERTYPE OF(ONEOF(IfcDistributionChamberElement, IfcEnergyConversionDevice, IfcFlowController, IfcFlowFitting, IfcFlowMovingDevice, IfcFlowSegment, IfcFlowStorageDevice, IfcFlowTerminal, IfcFlowTreatmentDevice))
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcDistributionElement);
 INVERSE
  HasControlElements : SET [0:1] OF IfcRelFlowControlElements FOR RelatingFlowElement;
END_ENTITY;

Link to EXPRESS-G diagram EXPRESS-G diagram

References  References: IfcRelFlowControlElements

Link to this page  Link to this page