IFC 4.3.0.1 (IFC4X3_TC1)

5.1.3.35 IfcRelDecomposes

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5.1.3.35.1 Semantic definition

The decomposition relationship, IfcRelDecomposes, defines the general concept of elements being composed or decomposed. The decomposition relationship denotes a whole/part hierarchy with the ability to navigate from the whole (the composition) to the parts and vice versa.

Decompositions may be constrained by requiring both, the whole and its parts, to be of the same type - thus establishing a nesting relationship. Or they may require some form of physical containment, thus establishing special types of aggregation relationships.

Decompositions imply a dependency, i.e. the definition of the whole depends on the definition of the parts and the parts depend on the existence of the whole. The decomposition relationship can be applied in a recursive manner, i.e. a decomposed element can be part in another decomposition. Cyclic references have to be prevented at application level.

5.1.3.35.2 Entity inheritance

5.1.3.35.3 Attributes

# Attribute Type Description
IfcRoot (4)
1 GlobalId IfcGloballyUniqueId

Assignment of a globally unique identifier within the entire software world.

2 OwnerHistory OPTIONAL IfcOwnerHistory

Assignment of the information about the current ownership of that object, including owning actor, application, local identification and information captured about the recent changes of the object,

3 Name OPTIONAL IfcLabel

Optional name for use by the participating software systems or users. For some subtypes of IfcRoot the insertion of the Name attribute may be required. This would be enforced by a where rule.

4 Description OPTIONAL IfcText

Optional description, provided for exchanging informative comments.

Table 5.1.3.35.A

5.1.3.35.4 Concept usage

Concept Usage Description
IfcRoot (2)
Revision Control General

Ownership, history, and merge state is captured using IfcOwnerHistory.

Software Identity General

IfcRoot assigns the globally unique ID. In addition it may provide for a name and a description about the concept.

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Table 5.1.3.35.B

5.1.3.35.5 Formal representation

ENTITY IfcRelDecomposes
 ABSTRACT SUPERTYPE OF (ONEOF
	(IfcRelAdheresToElement
	,IfcRelAggregates
	,IfcRelNests
	,IfcRelProjectsElement
	,IfcRelVoidsElement))
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcRelationship);
END_ENTITY;

5.1.3.35.6 References

5.1.3.35.7 Changelog

5.1.3.35.7.1 IFC4

  • attribute, RelatedObjects
  • attribute, RelatingObject
  • where rule, WR31