Defined in File Ifc4.h
IfcCenterLineProfileDef: public Ifc4::IfcArbitraryOpenProfileDef¶
The profile IfcCenterLineProfileDef defines an arbitrary two-dimensional open, not self intersecting profile for the use within the swept solid geometry. It is given by an area defined by applying a constant thickness to a centerline, generating an area from which the solid can be constructed.
Among else, IfcCenterLineProfileDef is used to model cold-formed steel or aluminium sections (Sigma, Zeta, Omega, and similar sections which are not covered by subtypes of IfcParameterizedProfileDef). However, since IfcCenterLineProfileDef does not provide shape parameters except for the thickness, there is generally a need to further specify the profile definition by means of
the name, external reference to a document or library, profile properties,
or a combination of them. See IfcProfileDef for guidance on external references for profiles.
HISTORY New entity in IFC2x3.
The Curve has to be an open curve. The Curve has to be a non-intersecting curve.
Figure 311 illustrates the center line profile definition. The Curve is defined in the underlying coordinate system. The underlying coordinate system is defined by the swept surface that uses the profile definition. It is the xy plane of:
The Curve attribute defines a two dimensional open bounded curve. The Thickness attribute defines a constant thickness along the curve.
Figure 311 — Centerline profile
Constant thickness applied along the center line.