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IfcRelAssociatesProfileProperties

Definition from buildingSMART: The IfcRelAssociatesProfileProperties is an objectified relationship between non geometric profile properties (subtypes of IfcProfileProperties) and elements to which these properties apply, e.g. building elements and building element types as used within the structural engineering domain for steel, timber or concrete structures.

If the ProfileSectionLocation attribute is given, it points to a shape aspect of the geometric or topological representation of the structural member. This allows the assignment of several profile properties (by many instances of IfcRelAssociatesProfileProperties) to accommodate varying profiles and members with different profile sections.

If the ProfileOrientation attribute is given, it provides an orientation of the profile.

HISTORY  New entity in Release IFC2x Edition 2.
IFC2x Edition 2 Addendum 1 CHANGE  The entity IfcRelAssociatesProfileProperties has been made a subtype of IfcRelAssociates.
IFC2x Edition 3 CHANGE  The entity IfcRelAssociatesProfileProperties has changed by adding the attributeProfileOrientation.

EXPRESS specification:

ENTITY IfcRelAssociatesProfileProperties
SUBTYPE OF ( IfcRelAssociates);
RelatingProfileProperties  :  IfcProfileProperties;
ProfileSectionLocation  :  OPTIONAL IfcShapeAspect;
ProfileOrientation  :  OPTIONAL IfcOrientationSelect;
END_ENTITY;

Attribute definitions:

RelatingProfileProperties  :  Profile property definition assigned to the instances.
ProfileSectionLocation  :  Reference to a shape aspect with a single member of the ShapeRepresentations list. This member holds the location at which the profile properties apply.
ProfileOrientation  :  The provision of an plane angle or a direction as the measure to orientate the profile definition within the elements coordinate system.
  • For IfcStructuralCurveMember the IfcPlaneAngleMeasure defines the β angle, for columns the derivation from the structural x axis and for beams the derivation from the structural z axis. The IfcDirection precisely defines the orientation of the profile's structural z axis within the structural coordinate system of the analysis model.
IFC2x Edition 3 CHANGE  The attribute ProfileOrientation is a new attribute.

Inheritance graph

ENTITY IfcRelAssociatesProfileProperties;
ENTITY IfcRoot;
GlobalId  :  IfcGloballyUniqueId;
OwnerHistory  :  IfcOwnerHistory;
Name  :  OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
Description  :  OPTIONAL IfcText;
ENTITY IfcRelationship;
ENTITY IfcRelAssociates;
RelatedObjects  :  SET [1:?] OF IfcRoot;
ENTITY IfcRelAssociatesProfileProperties;
RelatingProfileProperties  :  IfcProfileProperties;
ProfileSectionLocation  :  OPTIONAL IfcShapeAspect;
ProfileOrientation  :  OPTIONAL IfcOrientationSelect;
END_ENTITY;