An IfcCivilElement is a generalization of all elements within a civil engineering works. It includes in particular
all occurrences of typical linear construction works, such as road segments, bridge segments, pavements, etc. Depending on
the context of the construction project, included building work, such as buildings or factories, are represented as a collection
of IfcBuildingElement's, distribution systems, such as piping or drainage, are represented as a collection of
IfcDistributionElement's, and other geographic elements, such as trees, light posts, traffic signs etc. are represented
NOTE The IfcCivilElement has been intruduced as a stub for future extensions of this specification
to include an object model for civil engineering works.
HISTORY New entity in IFC4.
Common Use Definitions
The following concepts are inherited at supertypes:
- IfcRoot: Identity, Revision Control
- IfcElement: Product Placement, Box Geometry, FootPrint Geometry, Body SurfaceOrSolidModel Geometry, Body SurfaceModel Geometry, Body Tessellation Geometry, Body Brep Geometry, Body AdvancedBrep Geometry, Body CSG Geometry, Mapped Geometry
The Object Typing concept applies to this entity as shown in Table 38.
Table 38 — IfcCivilElement Object Typing
Property Sets for Objects
The Property Sets for Objects concept applies to this entity as shown in Table 39.
Table 39 — IfcCivilElement Property Sets for Objects
The Spatial Containment concept applies to this entity.
The Object Classification concept applies to this entity.
XSD Specification: <xs:element name="IfcCivilElement" type="ifc:IfcCivilElement" substitutionGroup="ifc:IfcElement" nillable="true"/>
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