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#CV-2x3-137

agreement on the export of profile names
number
CV-2x3-137
based on
IFC2x3
effects
extended coordination view
date
13. Mar 2007
initiator
ISG meeting in Waltham
summary agreement on the export of profile names

 

Description

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').