8.20.3.11 IfcLoop
8.20.3.11.1 Semantic definition
NOTE Definition according to ISO/CD 10303-42:1992
A loop is a topological entity constructed from a single vertex, or by stringing together connected (oriented) edges, or linear segments beginning and ending at the same vertex. It is typically used to bound a face lying on a surface. A loop has dimensionality of 0 or 1. The domain of a 0-dimensional loop is a single point. The domain of a 1-dimensional loop is a connected, oriented curve, but need not to be manifold. As the loop is a circle, the location of its beginning/ending point is arbitrary. The domain of the loop includes its bounds, an 0 ≤ Ξ < ∞. A loop is represented by a single vertex, or by an ordered collection of oriented edges, or by an ordered collection of points. A loop is a graph, so M and the graph genus G^l^ may be determined by the graph traversal algorithm. Since M = 1, the Euler equation (1) reduces in this case toNOTE Entity adapted from loop defined in ISO 10303-42.HISTORY New entity in IFC2x.
where V and E~l~ are the number of unique vertices and oriented edges in the loop and G^l^ is the genus of the loop.Figure 8.20.3.11.A
Informal Propositions:

A loop has a finite extent.
A loop describes a closed (topological) curve with coincident start and end vertices.
8.20.3.11.2 Entity inheritance
8.20.3.11.3 Attributes
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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 .

IFC2x3-CHANGE The inverse attribute LayerAssignments has been added.IFC4-CHANGE The inverse attribute LayerAssignment has been restricted to max 1. Upward compatibility for file based exchange is guaranteed.
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.

IFC2x3-CHANGE The inverse attribute StyledByItem has been added.

Table 8.20.3.11.B
8.20.3.11.4 Formal representation
`ENTITY `IfcLoop
SUPERTYPE OF (ONEOF
(IfcEdgeLoop
,IfcPolyLoop
,IfcVertexLoop ))
SUBTYPE OF (IfcTopologicalRepresentationItem );
END_ENTITY;

8.20.3.11.5 References