ifcopenshell.api.cost.add_cost_value#

Module Contents#

class ifcopenshell.api.cost.add_cost_value.Usecase(file, parent=None)#

Adds a new value or subvalue to a cost item

A cost item’s subtotal can be specified in two ways.

Option 1 is by simply manually specifying the subtotal value, which represents the full cost of that cost item. This option occurs when a cost item has no quantities associated with it.

Option 2 is by specifying a unit cost value of the cost item, which is then multiplied by the associated quantity of the cost item, to give us the subtotal. This option occurs when a cost item has quantities associated with it.

For either option 1 (full cost value) or option 2 (unit cost value), the cost value may be specified as a single number, or as a sum of subcomponents or formulas (e.g. multiplication by wastage factor, or adding taxes or other adjustments).

This function lets you add a single top level unit value to a cost item, or alternatively price subcomponents by using the “parent” parameter.

More advanced usage, which involves summing, subcategory-filtered costs, and formulas are possible but not yet documented.

Parameters

parent (ifcopenshell.entity_instance.entity_instance) – A parent IfcCostItem, if specifying a price directly to a cost item, or a top-level price component. Alternatively, this can be set to a IfcCostValue, if specifying price subcomponents.

Returns

The newly created IfcCostValue

Return type

ifcopenshell.entity_instance.entity_instance

Example:

# We always need a schedule first prior to adding any cost items
schedule = ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.add_cost_schedule", model)

# Option 1: This cost item will have a full cost of 42.0
item1 = ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.add_cost_item", model, cost_schedule=schedule)
value = ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.add_cost_value", model, parent=item1)
ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.edit_cost_value", model, cost_value=value,
    attributes={"AppliedValue": 42.0})

# Option 2: This cost item will have a unit cost of 5.0 per unit
# area, multiplied by the quantity of area specified explicitly as
# 3.0, giving us a subtotal cost of 15.0.
item2 = ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.add_cost_item", model, cost_schedule=schedule)
value = ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.add_cost_value", model, parent=item2)
ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.edit_cost_value", model, cost_value=value,
    attributes={"AppliedValue": 5.0})
quantity = ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.add_cost_item_quantity", model,
    cost_item=item2, ifc_class="IfcQuantityVolume")
ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.edit_cost_item_quantity", model,
    physical_quantity=quantity, "attributes": {"VolumeValue": 3.0})

# A cost value may also be specified in terms of the sum of its
# subcomponents. In this case, it's broken down into 2 subvalues.
item1 = ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.add_cost_item", model, cost_schedule=schedule)
value = ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.add_cost_value", model, parent=item1)
subvalue1 = ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.add_cost_value", model, parent=value)
subvalue2 = ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.add_cost_value", model, parent=value)

# This specifies that the value is the sum of all subitems
# regardless of their cost category. The first subvalue is 2.0 and
# the second is 3.0, giving a total value of 5.0.
ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.edit_cost_value", model, cost_value=value, attributes={"Category": "*"})
ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.edit_cost_value", model,
    cost_value=subvalue1, attributes={"AppliedValue": 2.0})
ifcopenshell.api.run("cost.edit_cost_value", model,
    cost_value=subvalue2, attributes={"AppliedValue": 3.0})
execute(self)#