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Creates a feature whose attributes contain the definition of an IFC property set. The features output from this transformer are similar to the PropertySetDefinition features produced by the IFC reader. These features define the names and types of properties in a property set. The features output from this transformer are intended to be routed to the PropertySetDefinition feature type of an IFC writer.

When writing an IfcPropertySet object, the IFC writer will look for a property set definition whose name matches the name of the property set object. If a match is found, the writer will write out the properties listed in the definition, taking the values from the property set object itself. In this way, properties set definitions provide the schema for property set objects.

This is done because FME feature attributes are not able to define their data types in the detail that IFC property sets require. It also allows many property set objects to share the same definition, rather than having the definition information duplicated on each property set object.


Property Set Name


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