5.1.3.13 IfcPropertyDefinition

Définition de propriété
Merkmal - Definition

IfcPropertyDefinition defines the generalization of all characteristics (i.e. a grouping of individual properties), that may be assigned to objects. Currently, subtypes of IfcPropertyDefinition include property set occurrences, property set templates, and property templates.

Property set template - IfcPropertySetTemplate, a collection of property templates that determine the definition of properties used within a project context.

Property template - IfcPropertyTemplate, a single template that determines the definition of a particular property used in the same project context. The template may determine the name, description, data type, the unit, or a standard expression for each property that is based on that template.

Property set occurrence - IfcPropertySet, a set of individual properties (that may or may not be determined by a property template) holding individual values, measure types and units, and are associated to an object occurrence or object type.

NOTE  The subtype hierarchy of IfcPropertyDefinition also includes statically defined property sets as IfcPreDefinedPropertySet. Those are rarely used collections of fixed attributes combined in an entity definition. The IfcPreDefinedPropertySet can not be determined by an IfcPropertySetTemplate.
NOTE  Individual properties, (subtypes of IfcProperty), are currently not included in the subtype hierarchy of IfcPropertyDefinition. This anomaly is due to upward compatibility reasons with earlier releases of this standard.
HISTORY  New entity in IFC2.0

Relationship use definition

Property definitions define information that is shared among multiple instances of objects, either object occurrences or object types. IfcPropertyDefinition's (by their instantiable subtypes) can participated within the following relationships:

Subtypes are included in more specific relationships, see IfcPropertySetDefinition and IfcPropertyTemplateDefinition for details.


XSD Specification:

 <xs:element name="IfcPropertyDefinition" type="ifc:IfcPropertyDefinition" abstract="true" substitutionGroup="ifc:IfcRoot" nillable="true"/>
 <xs:complexType name="IfcPropertyDefinition" abstract="true">
  <xs:complexContent>
   <xs:extension base="ifc:IfcRoot"/>
  </xs:complexContent>
 </xs:complexType>

EXPRESS Specification:

ENTITY IfcPropertyDefinition
ABSTRACT SUPERTYPE OF(ONEOF(IfcPropertySetDefinition, IfcPropertyTemplateDefinition))
SUBTYPE OF IfcRoot;
INVERSE
HasContext : SET [0:1] OF IfcRelDeclares FOR RelatedDefinitions;
HasAssociations : SET OF IfcRelAssociates FOR RelatedObjects;
END_ENTITY;

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Attribute Definitions:

HasAssociations : Reference to the relationship IfcRelAssociates and thus to those externally defined concepts, like classifications, documents, or library information, which are associated to the property definition.

Inheritance Graph:

ENTITY IfcPropertyDefinition
ENTITY IfcRoot
GlobalId : IfcGloballyUniqueId;
OwnerHistory : OPTIONAL IfcOwnerHistory;
Name : OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
Description : OPTIONAL IfcText;
ENTITY IfcPropertyDefinition
INVERSE
HasContext : SET [0:1] OF IfcRelDeclares FOR RelatedDefinitions;
HasAssociations : SET OF IfcRelAssociates FOR RelatedObjects;
END_ENTITY;

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