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Definition from buildingSMART: The element type (IfcWallType) defines a list of commonly shared property set definitions of a wall and an optional set of product representations. It is used to define an element specification (i.e. the specific product information, that is common to all occurrences of that product type).

NOTE: The product representations are defined as representation maps (at the level of the supertype IfcTypeProduct, which gets assigned by an element occurrence instance through the IfcShapeRepresentation.Item[1] being an IfcMappedItem.

A wall type is used to define the common properties of a certain type of a wall that may be applied to many instances of that type to assign a specific style. Wall types may be exchanged without being already assigned to occurrences.

The occurrences of the IfcWallType are represented by instances of IfcWall and IfcWallStandardCase.

HISTORY: New entity in Release IFC2x Editon 2.

EXPRESS specification:

ENTITY IfcWallType
SUBTYPE OF ( IfcBuildingElementType);
PredefinedType  :  IfcWallTypeEnum;

Attribute definitions:

PredefinedType  :  Identifies the predefined types of a wall element from which the type required may be set.

Inheritance graph

ENTITY IfcWallType;
GlobalId  :  IfcGloballyUniqueId;
OwnerHistory  :  IfcOwnerHistory;
Name  :  OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
Description  :  OPTIONAL IfcText;
ENTITY IfcObjectDefinition;
HasAssignments  :  SET OF IfcRelAssigns FOR RelatedObjects;
IsDecomposedBy  :  SET OF IfcRelDecomposes FOR RelatingObject;
Decomposes  :  SET [0:1] OF IfcRelDecomposes FOR RelatedObjects;
HasAssociations  :  SET OF IfcRelAssociates FOR RelatedObjects;
ENTITY IfcTypeObject;
ApplicableOccurrence  :  OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
HasPropertySets  :  OPTIONAL SET [1:?] OF IfcPropertySetDefinition;
ObjectTypeOf  :  SET [0:1] OF IfcRelDefinesByType FOR RelatingType;
ENTITY IfcTypeProduct;
RepresentationMaps  :  OPTIONAL LIST [1:?] OF UNIQUE IfcRepresentationMap;
Tag  :  OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
ENTITY IfcElementType;
ElementType  :  OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
ENTITY IfcBuildingElementType;
ENTITY IfcWallType;
PredefinedType  :  IfcWallTypeEnum;