I need help with a requirement of a system we are building and I hope someone could bring some light to the matter.
To be short, we are enriching existing IFC files with some structured data we have in our database.
One requirement implies that we enrich the IfcProject entity of the IFC model with links to different documents (PDFs, images, MS word…) located at our servers and uniquely identified through a URI.
We have been looking at different Ifc entities as you can see in the screenshot bellow (IfcRelAssociatesDocument, IfcDocumentExternalReference…).
So the question is if that’s the correct way to link information of external resources to some entity of the IFC? Did we chose the right entities?
If anyone had experience with enriching IFC files and had faced similar needs, it would be much appreciated to hear your thoughts.