Defined in File Ifc4x1.h
IfcObjectPlacement: public IfcUtil::IfcBaseEntity¶
IfcObjectPlacement is an abstract supertype for the special types defining the object coordinate system. The IfcObjectPlacement has to be provided for each product that has a shape representation. The object placement can be given:
absolute: by an axis2 placement, relative to the world coordinate system, relative: by an axis2 placement, relative to the object placement of another product, by grid reference: by the virtual intersection and reference direction given by two axes of a design grid.
In any case the object placement has to unambiguously define the object coordinate system as either two-dimensional axis placement (IfcAxis2Placement2D) or three-dimensional axis placement (IfcAxis2Placement3D). The axis placement may have to be calculated.
HISTORY New entity in IFC Release 2x.