Natural language names
Flächenmodell (basierend auf Hüllen)
Shell Based Surface Model
Semantic definitions at the entity
Entity definition

An IfcShellBasedSurfaceModel represents the shape by a set of open or closed shells. The connected faces within the shell have a dimensionality 2 and are placed in a coordinate space of dimensionality 3.

NOTE  Definition according to ISO/CD 10303-42:1992
A shell based surface model is described by a set of open or closed shells of dimensionality 2. The shells shall not intersect except at edges and vertices. In particular, distinct faces may not intersect. A complete face of one shell may be shared with another shell. Coincident portions of shells shall both reference the same faces, edges and vertices defining the coincident region. There shall be at least one shell. A shell may exist independently of a surface model.
NOTE  Entity adapted from shell_based_surface_model defined in ISO 10303-42.
HISTORY  New entity in IFC2x.

Informal Propositions:

  1. The dimensionality of the shell based surface model is 2.
  2. The shells shall not overlap or intersect except at common faces, edges or vertices.
Attribute definitions
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescription G
1SbsmBoundaryIfcShellS[1:?] X
IfcDimensionCountThe space dimensionality of this class, it is always 3. X
Inherited definitions from supertypes
Entity inheritance IfcGeometricRepresentationItem IfcRepresentationItem
Attribute inheritance
S[0:1]Assignment of the representation item to a single or multiple layer(s). The LayerAssignments can override a LayerAssignments of the IfcRepresentation it is used within the list of Items.
IFC2x3 CHANGE  The inverse attribute LayerAssignments has been added.
IFC4 CHANGE  The inverse attribute LayerAssignment has been restricted to max 1. Upward compatibility for file based exchange is guaranteed.
S[0:1]Reference to the IfcStyledItem that provides presentation information to the representation, e.g. a curve style, including colour and thickness to a geometric curve.
IFC2x3 CHANGE  The inverse attribute StyledByItem has been added.
1SbsmBoundaryIfcShellS[1:?] X
IfcDimensionCountThe space dimensionality of this class, it is always 3. X
Formal representations
XML Specification
 <xs:element name="IfcShellBasedSurfaceModel" type="ifc:IfcShellBasedSurfaceModel" substitutionGroup="ifc:IfcGeometricRepresentationItem" nillable="true"/>
 <xs:complexType name="IfcShellBasedSurfaceModel">
   <xs:extension base="ifc:IfcGeometricRepresentationItem">
     <xs:element name="SbsmBoundary">
       <xs:group ref="ifc:IfcShell" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:itemType" fixed="ifc:IfcShell"/>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:cType" fixed="set"/>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:arraySize" use="optional"/>
EXPRESS Specification
ENTITY IfcShellBasedSurfaceModel
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcGeometricRepresentationItem);
  SbsmBoundary : SET [1:?] OF IfcShell;
  Dim : IfcDimensionCount := 3;

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