IFC (IFC4X3_ADD1) IfcCsgSolid Semantic definition

An IfcCsgSolid is the representation of a 3D shape using constructive solid geometry model. It is represented by a single 3D CSG primitive, or as a result of a Boolean operation. The operants of a Boolean operation can be Boolean operations themselves forming a CSG tree. The following volumes can be parts of the CSG tree:

A CSG solid requires two kinds of information for its complete definition: geometric and structural. > * The geometric information is conveyed by solid models. These typically primitive volumes such as cylinders, wedges and extrusions, but can include general B-Rep models. Solid models can also be half space solids. * The structural information is in a tree (strictly an acyclic directed graph) of Boolean result and CSG solids, which represent a ‘recipe’ for building the solid. The terminal nodes are the geometric primitives and other solids. Every CSG solid has precisely one Boolean result associated with it which is the root of the tree that defines the solid. (There may be further Boolean results within the tree as operands). The significance of a CSG solid entity is that the solid defined by the associated tree is thus identified as a significant object itself, and in this way it is distinguished from other Boolean result entities representing intermediate results during the construction process. Entity inheritance Attributes

# Attribute Type Description
IfcRepresentationItem (2)
LayerAssignment SET [0:1] OF IfcPresentationLayerAssignment FOR AssignedItems

Assignment of the representation item to a single or multiple layer(s). The LayerAssignments can override a LayerAssignments of the IfcRepresentation it is used within the list of Items.

StyledByItem SET [0:1] OF IfcStyledItem FOR Item

Reference to the IfcStyledItem that provides presentation information to the representation, e.g. a curve style, including colour and thickness to a geometric curve.

IfcSolidModel (1)
* Dim IfcDimensionCount

This attribute is formally derived.


The space dimensionality of this class, it is always 3.

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IfcCsgSolid (1)
1 TreeRootExpression IfcCsgSelect

Boolean expression of primitives and regularized operators describing the solid. The root of the tree of Boolean expressions is given explicitly as an IfcBooleanResult entity or as a primitive (subtypes of IfcCsgPrimitive3D).

Table Formal representation

ENTITY IfcCsgSolid
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcSolidModel);
	TreeRootExpression : IfcCsgSelect;
END_ENTITY; References