IFC 4.3.1.0 (IFC4X3_ADD1)

8.8.3.40 IfcSurfaceCurveSweptAreaSolid

8.8.3.40.1 Semantic definition

The IfcSurfaceCurveSweptAreaSolid is the result of sweeping an area along a directrix that lies on a reference surface. The swept area is provided by a subtype of IfcProfileDef. The profile is placed by an implicit cartesian transformation operator at the start point of the sweep, where the profile normal agrees to the tangent of the directrix at this point, and the profile''s x-axis agrees to the surface normal. At any point along the directrix, the swept profile origin lies on the directrix, the profile''s normal points towards the tangent of the directrix, and the profile''s x-axis is identical to the surface normal at this point.

The Directrix and the ReferenceSurface are positioned within the object coordinate system. The start of the sweeping operation is at the StartParam, the parameter value is provided based on the curve parameterization. If no StartParam is provided the start defaults to the begin of the directrix. The end of the sweeping operation is at the EndParam, the parameter value is provided based on the curve parameterization. If no EndParam is provided the end defaults to the end of the directrix. The geometric shape of the solid is not dependent upon the curve parameterization; the volume depends upon the area swept and the length of the Directrix.

At any point of the directrix, a plane can be constructed. The origin of the position coordinate system of the implicit plane lies at the directrix. The Axis3 (the z-axis, or normal) of the position coordinate system is identical to the tangent of the directrix at this point, the Axis1 (the x axis, or u) of the position coordinate system is identical to the normal of the reference surface at this point. The Axis2 (the y axis, or v) is constructed.

The resulting body of the swept solid is not repositioned if the inherited Position attribute is omitted. Otherwise the coordinate system established by the Position attribute is used to reposition the body relative to the object coordinate system.

surface curve wept area solid
Figure 8.8.3.40.A — Surface curve wept area solid parameter
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Figure 8.8.3.40.B — Surface curve wept area solid results

The SweptArea is required to be a curve bounded surface lying in the plane z = 0 and this is swept along the Directrix in such a way that the origin of the local coordinate system used to define the SweptArea is on the Directrix and the local x-axis is in the direction of the normal to the ReferenceSurface at the current point. The resulting solid has the property that the cross section of the surface by the normal plane to the Directrix at any point is a copy of the SweptArea.

The orientation of the SweptArea as it sweeps along the Directrix is precisely defined by a Cartesian Transformation Operator 3D with attributes: > * Local origin as point (0., 0., 0), * Axis 1 as the normal N to the reference surface at the point of the directrix with parameter u. * Axis 3 as the direction of the tangent vector t at the point of the directrix with parameter u. The remaining attributes are defaulted to define a corresponding transformation matrix T(u), which varies with the directrix parameter u.

Informal Propositions:

  1. The SweptArea shall lie in the implicit plane z = 0.
  2. The Directrix shall lie on the ReferenceSurface.

8.8.3.40.2 Entity inheritance

8.8.3.40.3 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.

3

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

IfcSweptAreaSolid (2)
1 SweptArea IfcProfileDef

The surface defining the area to be swept. It is given as a profile definition within the xy plane of the position coordinate system.

2 Position OPTIONAL IfcAxis2Placement3D

Position coordinate system for the resulting swept solid of the sweeping operation. The position coordinate system allows for re-positioning of the swept solid. If not provided, the swept solid remains within the position as determined by the cross section or by the directrix used for the sweeping operation.

IfcDirectrixCurveSweptAreaSolid (3)
3 Directrix IfcCurve

The curve used to define the sweeping operation. The solid is generated by sweeping the SELF\IfcSweptAreaSolid.SweptArea along the Directrix.

4 StartParam OPTIONAL IfcCurveMeasureSelect

The parameter value on the Directrix at which the sweeping operation commences. If no value is provided the start of the sweeping operation is at the start of the Directrix.

5 EndParam OPTIONAL IfcCurveMeasureSelect

The parameter value on the Directrix at which the sweeping operation ends. If no value is provided the end of the sweeping operation is at the end of the Directrix.

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IfcSurfaceCurveSweptAreaSolid (1)
6 ReferenceSurface IfcSurface

No description available.

Table 8.8.3.40.C

8.8.3.40.4 Formal representation

ENTITY IfcSurfaceCurveSweptAreaSolid
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcDirectrixCurveSweptAreaSolid);
	ReferenceSurface : IfcSurface;
END_ENTITY;

8.8.3.40.5 References

8.8.3.40.6 Changelog

8.8.3.40.6.1 IFC4

  • where rule, DirectrixBounded
  • attribute EndParam optional, Is now optional
  • attribute StartParam optional, Is now optional

8.8.3.40.6.2 IFC4.3_ADD1