Agreement on the export of profile names 

Based on          IFC2x3

Initiator            ISG Meeting-Waltham

Effects              Extended Coordination View

Date                    2007 03 13


Profile names are an important information for all steel design, engineering and detailing applications. The profile name should therefore be exported, if available within the sending application. The following agreement is made:

    * if the profile name is known, it should be exported as IfcProfileDef.ProfileName (being a string)

    * if both the profile name and the profile table name (i.e. the standard that defines the profile name) is known, it should be exported as IfcProfileDef.ProfileName with the following convention:

             - profile name, followed by the " || " delimiter (white space, two pipe characters, white space), followed by the profile table name

see also CV-2x3-165

For additional agreements dealing with adding the profile name in cases where the geometry is exported as explicit geometry ('Brep' or 'SurfaceModel').

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