IFC 4.3.0.1 (IFC4X3_TC1)

8.4.3.1 IfcAppliedValue

8.4.3.1.1 Semantic definition

This entity captures a value driven by a formula, with additional qualifications including unit basis, valid date range, and categorization.

The extent of the IfcAppliedValue is determined by the AppliedValue attribute which may be defined either as an IfcMeasureWithUnit or as an IfcMonetaryMeasure or as an IfcRatioMeasure via the IfcAppliedValueSelect type.

Optionally, an IfcAppliedValue may have an applicable date. This is intended to fix the date on which the value became relevant for use. It may be the date on which the value was set in the model or it may be a prior or future date when the value becomes operable. Similarly, an IfcAppliedValue may have a 'fixed until' date. This is intended to fix the date on which the value ceases to be relevant for use.

An instance of IfcAppliedValue may have a unit basis asserted. This is defined as an IfcMeasureWithUnit that determines the extent of the unit value for application purposes. It is assumed that when this attribute is asserted, then the value given to IfcAppliedValue is that for unit quantity. This is not enforced within the schema and thus needs to be controlled within an application.

Applied values may be referenced from a document (such as a price list). The relationship between one or more occurrences of IfcAppliedValue (or its subtypes) is achieved through the use of the IfcExternalReferenceRelationship in which the document provides the IfcExternalReferenceRelationship.RelatingExtReference and the value occurrences are the IfcExternalReferenceRelationship.RelatedResourceObjects.

8.4.3.1.2 Entity inheritance

8.4.3.1.3 Attributes

# Attribute Type Description
IfcAppliedValue (11)
1 Name OPTIONAL IfcLabel

A name or additional clarification given to a cost value.

2 Description OPTIONAL IfcText

The description that may apply additional information about a cost value.

3 AppliedValue OPTIONAL IfcAppliedValueSelect

The extent or quantity or amount of an applied value.

4 UnitBasis OPTIONAL IfcMeasureWithUnit

The number and unit of measure on which the unit cost is based.

Note: As well as the normally expected units of measure such as length, area, volume etc., costs may be based on units of measure which need to be defined e.g. sack, drum, pallet, item etc. Unit costs may be based on quantities greater (or lesser) than a unitary value of the basis measure. For instance, timber may have a unit cost rate per X meters where X > 1; similarly for cable, piping and many other items. The basis number may be either an integer or a real value.

Note: This attribute should be asserted for all circumstances where the cost to be applied is per unit quantity. It may be asserted even for circumstances where an item price is used, in which case the unit cost basis should be by item (or equivalent definition).

5 ApplicableDate OPTIONAL IfcDate

The date on or from which an applied value is applicable.

6 FixedUntilDate OPTIONAL IfcDate

The date until which applied value is applicable.

7 Category OPTIONAL IfcLabel

Specification of the type of cost used.

In the absence of any well defined standard, it is recommended that local agreements should be made to define allowable and understandable cost value types within a project or region.

8 Condition OPTIONAL IfcLabel

The condition under which a cost value applies.

For example, within the context of a bid submission, this may refer to an option that may or may not be elected.

9 ArithmeticOperator OPTIONAL IfcArithmeticOperatorEnum

The arithmetic operator applied to component values.

10 Components OPTIONAL LIST [1:?] OF IfcAppliedValue

Optional component values from which AppliedValue is calculated.

HasExternalReference SET [0:?] OF IfcExternalReferenceRelationship FOR RelatedResourceObjects

Reference to an external reference, e.g. library, classification, or document information, that is associated to the IfcAppliedValue.

Table 8.4.3.1.A

8.4.3.1.4 Formal representation

ENTITY IfcAppliedValue
 SUPERTYPE OF (ONEOF
	(IfcCostValue));
	Name : OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
	Description : OPTIONAL IfcText;
	AppliedValue : OPTIONAL IfcAppliedValueSelect;
	UnitBasis : OPTIONAL IfcMeasureWithUnit;
	ApplicableDate : OPTIONAL IfcDate;
	FixedUntilDate : OPTIONAL IfcDate;
	Category : OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
	Condition : OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
	ArithmeticOperator : OPTIONAL IfcArithmeticOperatorEnum;
	Components : OPTIONAL LIST [1:?] OF IfcAppliedValue;
 INVERSE
	HasExternalReference : SET [0:?] OF IfcExternalReferenceRelationship FOR RelatedResourceObjects;
END_ENTITY;

8.4.3.1.5 References

8.4.3.1.6 Changelog

8.4.3.1.6.1 IFC4

  • attribute, ArithmeticOperator
  • attribute, Category
  • attribute, Components
  • attribute, Condition
  • inverse attribute, IsComponentIn
  • inverse attribute, ValueOfComponents
  • where rule, WR1
  • abstract, Is no longer abstract
  • attribute ApplicableDate type, Changed from "IfcDateTimeSelect" to "IfcDate"
  • attribute FixedUntilDate type, Changed from "IfcDateTimeSelect" to "IfcDate"
  • inverse attribute ValuesReferenced name, Changed from "ValuesReferenced" to "HasExternalReference"
  • inverse attribute ValuesReferenced type, Changed from "SET OF [0:?] IfcReferencesValueDocument FOR ReferencingValues" to "SET OF [0:?] IfcExternalReferenceRelationship FOR RelatedResourceObjects"