IFC 4.3.1.0 (IFC4X3_ADD1)

8.7.3.10 IfcConnectionVolumeGeometry

8.7.3.10.1 Semantic definition

IfcConnectionVolumeGeometry is used to describe the geometric constraints that facilitate the physical connection (or overlap) of two objects at a volume defined by a solid or closed shell. It is envisioned as a control that applies to the element connection or interference relationships.

The IfcSolidModel (or the IfcClosedShell) at the VolumeOnRelatingElement attribute defines the volume where the basic geometry items of the interfering elements overlap. The volume geometry and coordinates are provided within the local coordinate system of the RelatingElement, as specified at the subtypes of the relationship IfcRelConnects that utilizes the IfcConnectionSurfaceGeometry. Optionally, the same volume geometry and coordinates can also be provided within the local coordinate system of the RelatedElement by using the VolumeOnRelatedElement attribute.

8.7.3.10.2 Entity inheritance

8.7.3.10.3 Attributes

# Attribute Type Description
IfcConnectionVolumeGeometry (2)
1 VolumeOnRelatingElement IfcSolidOrShell

Volume at which related object overlaps with the relating element, given in the LCS of the relating element.

2 VolumeOnRelatedElement OPTIONAL IfcSolidOrShell

Volume at which related object overlaps with the relating element, given in the LCS of the related element.

Table 8.7.3.10.A

8.7.3.10.4 Formal representation

ENTITY IfcConnectionVolumeGeometry
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcConnectionGeometry);
	VolumeOnRelatingElement : IfcSolidOrShell;
	VolumeOnRelatedElement : OPTIONAL IfcSolidOrShell;
END_ENTITY;

8.7.3.10.5 References

8.7.3.10.6 Changelog

8.7.3.10.6.1 IFC4

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