Class Ifc4x1::IfcCsgSolid

Nested Relationships

This class is a nested type of Struct Ifc4x1.

Inheritance Relationships

Base Type

Class Documentation

class Ifc4x1::IfcCsgSolid : public Ifc4x1::IfcSolidModel

Definition from ISO/CD 10303-42:1992: A solid represented as a CSG model is defined by a collection of so-called primitive solids, combined using regularized Boolean operations. The allowed operations are intersection, union, and difference. As a special case a CSG solid can also consists of a single CSG primitive.

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.

Definition from IAI: The following primitive volumes can be parts of the CSG tree: solid models, i.e. faceted B-Rep (IfcFacetedBrep, IfcFacetedBrepWithVoids), swept area solid (IfcExtrudedAreaSolid, IfcRevolvedAreaSolid, IfcSurfaceCurveSweptAreaSolid), swept disk solids (IfcSweptDiskSolid), half space solids (IfcHalfSpaceSolid and subtypes), and CSG primitives (subtypes of IfcCsgPrimitive3D).

NOTE Corresponding ISO 10303-42 entity: csg_solid, please refer to ISO/IS 10303-42:1994, p.174 for the final definition of the formal standard.

HISTORY New class in IFC Release 1.5.1

Public Types

typedef IfcTemplatedEntityList<IfcCsgSolid> list

Public Functions

::Ifc4x1::IfcCsgSelect *TreeRootExpression() const

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

void setTreeRootExpression(::Ifc4x1::IfcCsgSelect *v)
const IfcParse::entity &declaration() const
IfcCsgSolid(IfcEntityInstanceData *e)
IfcCsgSolid(::Ifc4x1::IfcCsgSelect *v1_TreeRootExpression)

Public Static Functions

const IfcParse::entity &Class()