Defined in File Ifc4x1.h
IfcSolarDevice: public Ifc4x1::IfcEnergyConversionDevice¶
A solar device converts solar radiation into other energy such as electric current or thermal energy.
HISTORY New entity in IFC2x4
Type Use Definition IfcSolarDevice defines the occurrence of any solar device; common information about solar device types is handled by IfcSolarDeviceType. The IfcSolarDeviceType (if present) may establish the common type name, usage (predefined type), properties, materials, ports, composition, assignments, and representations. The IfcSolarDeviceType is attached using the IfcRelDefinesByType objectified relationship and is accessible by the IsTypedBy inverse attribute. If the IfcSolarDeviceType has ports or aggregated elements, such objects are reflected at the IfcSolarDevice occurrence using the IfcRelDefinesByObject relationship.
Property Use Definition The property sets relating to this entity are defined by IfcPropertySet and attached by the IfcRelDefinesByProperties relationship. They are accessible by the IsDefinedBy inverse attribute. Property sets may also be specified at the IfcSolarDeviceType, defining the common property data for all occurrences of the same type. They are then accessible by the IsTypedBy inverse attribute pointing to IfcSolarDeviceType.HasPropertySets. If both are given, then the properties directly defined at IfcSolarDevice override the properties defined at IfcSolarDeviceType. Refer to the documentation at the supertype IfcEnergyConversionDevice and ancestors for inherited property set definitions. The following property set definitions are applicable to this entity: Pset_SolarDeviceTypeCommon (PSET_TYPEDRIVENOVERRIDE)
Quantity Use Definition The quantities relating to this entity are defined by IfcElementQuantity and attached by the IfcRelDefinesByProperties relationship. They are accessible by the IsDefinedBy inverse attribute. The following base quantities are defined and shall be exchanged with the IfcElementQuantity.Name = ‘BaseQuantities’. Other quantities, being subjected to local standard of measurement, may be defined with another string value assigned to Name. In this case a valid value for MethodOfMeasurement shall be provided.
Material Use Definition The material of the IfcSolarDevice is defined by IfcMaterialConstituentSet or as a fallback by IfcMaterial, and attached by the RelatingMaterial attribute on the IfcRelAssociatesMaterial relationship. It is accessible by the HasAssociations inverse attribute. Material information can also be given at the IfcSolarDeviceType, defining the common attribute data for all occurrences of the same type. The following keywords for IfcMaterialConstituentSet.MaterialConstituents[n].Name shall be used:
Casing: Material from which the casing is constructed.
Port Use Definition The distribution ports relating to the IfcSolarDevice are defined by IfcDistributionPort and attached by the IfcRelConnectsPortToElement relationship. If the solar device occurrence is defined by IfcSolarDeviceType, then the port occurrences must reflect those defined at the IfcSolarDeviceType using the IfcRelDefinesByObject relationship. Ports are specific to the IfcSolarDevice PredefinedType as follows indicated by the IfcDistributionPort Name, PredefinedType, and FlowDirection:
Heating (HEATING, SOURCE): Incoming water. Heating (HEATING, SINK): Outgoing heated water.
PowerGeneration (POWERGENERATION, SOURCE): Converted electrical power.
Whether the optional attribute PredefinedType is defined for this IfcSolarDevice.
IfcSolarDevice(std::string v1_GlobalId, ::Ifc4x1::IfcOwnerHistory *v2_OwnerHistory, boost::optional<std::string> v3_Name, boost::optional<std::string> v4_Description, boost::optional<std::string> v5_ObjectType, ::Ifc4x1::IfcObjectPlacement *v6_ObjectPlacement, ::Ifc4x1::IfcProductRepresentation *v7_Representation, boost::optional<std::string> v8_Tag, boost::optional<::Ifc4x1::IfcSolarDeviceTypeEnum::Value> v9_PredefinedType)¶