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An IfcElementQuantity defines a set of derived measures of an element's physical property. Elements could be
spatial structure elements (like buildings, storeys, or spaces) or building elements (like walls, slabs, finishes).
The IfcElementQuantity gets assigned to the element by using the IfcRelDefinesByProperties relationship.
The optional MethodOfMeasurement attribute defines the code, e.g. from a standard method of measurement, which had
been used to calculate the element quantity.
NOTE The recognizable values for the name and the method of measurement attributes have to be agreed upon in
further agreement documents, such as implementers agreements. Some of these agreements might be limited to a
certain region, to which the method of measurement applies.
The name attribute, given at the individual Quantities provides a recognizable semantic meaning of the element
quantity. Both information is needed to establish a precise meaning for the measure value. An optional description may be
assigned to each of the Quantities. All quantities assigned by a single instance of IfcElementQuantity
are deemed to have been generated according to the same method of measurement. However several instances of
IfcElementQuantity are assignable to an element, thus allowing for an element having quantities generated according
to several methods of measurement.
EXAMPLE To exchange the net floor area of spaces in the German region (as IfcSpace), the name might be
'Netto-Grundfläche' (net floor area), and the method of measurement might be accordingly 'DIN277-2' (German industry
norm no. 277 edition 2).
EXAMPLE The same instance of IfcSpace may have a different area measure assigned in the German region
according to a housing regulation, the name would be 'Wohnfläche' and the method of measurement would be '2.BV'.
It would be attached to the IfcSpace by a separate IfcRelDefinesByProperties relationship.<
The IfcElementQuantity can have the following subtypes of IfcPhysicalQuantity within its SET of
Quantities, which count for the basis measure types used:
- count measure
- weight measure
- length measure
- area measure
- volume measure
- time measure
HISTORY New entity in IFC2x.
IFC4 CHANGE Subtyped from new intermediateIfcQuantitySet supertype.
Quantity Use Defintion
Base quantities are quantity definitions that are independent of a particular method of measurement and therefore
internationally applicable. Base quantities are defined as gross and net values and provided by measurement of the
correct geometric shape representation of the element. This specification includes a set of base quantity definition.
See each subtype of IfcElement for applicable base quantities.
The following general agreements apply for each base quantity
IfcElementQuantity.Name = <name of the qto definition template>
IfcElementQuantity.MethodOfMeasurement = 'BaseQuantities'
IfcElementQuantity.Quantities = SET of subtypes of IfcPhysicalSimpleQuantity with values for the
Name attribute as published as part of this specifciation.
XSD Specification: <xs:element name="IfcElementQuantity" type="ifc:IfcElementQuantity" substitutionGroup="ifc:IfcQuantitySet" nillable="true"/>
<xs:element ref="ifc:IfcPhysicalQuantity" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
<xs:attribute ref="ifc:itemType" fixed="ifc:IfcPhysicalQuantity"/>
<xs:attribute ref="ifc:cType" fixed="set"/>
<xs:attribute ref="ifc:arraySize" use="optional"/>
<xs:attribute name="MethodOfMeasurement" type="ifc:IfcLabel" use="optional"/>
|UniqueQuantityNames|| : ||IfcUniqueQuantityNames(Quantities);|
|MethodOfMeasurement|| : ||Name of the method of measurement used to calculate the element quantity. The method of measurement attribute has to be made recognizable by further agreements.
IFC2x2 Addendum 1 change: The attribute has been changed to be optional
|Quantities|| : ||The individual quantities for the element, can be a set of length, area, volume, weight or count based quantities.|
|UniqueQuantityNames|| : ||
Every individual IfcPhysicalQuantity within the set Quantities shall have a unique Name attribute value.
New rule in IFC4
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