In Product Room, in the working group “Product Data Templates (PDT)”, we want to define a consistent way of making relations between IFC concepts and Product Data Templates in buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD). Through a buildingSMART project called “Integration of bSDD into the IfcDoc tool” there is already established some rules how to do this. However, the PDT working group believes the relations should be made following the document that is attached to this topic. The principle is basically the same, the main thing that is proposed to be done differently is to always use different concepts in BSDD for IFC representations (entities and properties) and concepts that come from other sources (like product standards etc.) opposed to merge concepts by using IFC as language on the concept. I believe this topic is not familiar with too many of you, but we decided to try reach out to a bigger audience in buildingSMART to see if we could generate some valuable inputs to our efforts.
Here is a link to a document that the group has produced:
Thanks in advance for any inputs to this matter.