ifcopenshell.api.sequence.assign_recurrence_pattern#

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class ifcopenshell.api.sequence.assign_recurrence_pattern.Usecase(file, parent=None, recurrence_type='WEEKLY')#

Define a time to recur at a particular interval

There are two scenarios where you might want to define a recurring time pattern.

You might want a task to be scheduled at a recurring interval, this is common for maintenance tasks which need to be performed monthly, every 6 months, every year, etc.

Alternatively, you might be defining a work calendar, which defines working days or holidays. The working days might be every week from monday to friday (“every” week means it recurs every week), or the holidays might be the same every year.

The types of recurrence are:

  • DAILY: every Nth (interval) day for up to X (Occurrences) occurrences.

    e.g. Every day, every 2 days, every day up to 5 times, etc

  • WEEKLY: every Nth (interval) MTWTFSS (WeekdayComponent) for up to X

    (Occurrences) occurrences. e.g. Every Monday, every weekday, every other saturday, etc

  • MONTHLY_BY_DAY_OF_MONTH: every Nth (DayComponent) of every Xth

    (Interval) Month up to Y (Occurrences) occurrences. e.g. Every 15th of the Month.

  • MONTHLY_BY_POSITION: Every Nth (Position) MTWTFSS (WeekdayComponent)

    of every Xth (Interval) Month up to Y (Occurrences) occurrences. e.g. Every second Tuesday of the Month.

  • YEARLY_BY_DAY_OF_MONTH: every Nth (DayComponent) of every JFMAMJJASOND

    (MonthComponent) month of every Yth (Interval) Year up to Z (Occurrences) occurrences. e.g. every 25th of December.

  • YEARLY_BY_POSITION: every Nth (Position) MTWTFSS (WeekdayComponent) of

    every JFMAMJJASOND (MonthComponent) month of every Yth (Interval) Year up to Z (Occurrences) occurrences. e.g. every third Wednesday of January.

These recurrence patterns are fairly standard in all calendar and scheduling applications.

Parameters
  • parent (ifcopenshell.entity_instance.entity_instance) – Either an IfcTaskTimeRecurring if you are defining a recurring schedule for a task, or IfcWorkTime if you are defining a recurring pattern for a workdays or holidays in a calendar.

  • recurrence_type (str) – One of the types of recurrences.

Returns

The newly created IfcRecurrencePattern

Return type

ifcopenshell.entity_instance.entity_instance

Example:

# Let's create a new calendar.
calendar = ifcopenshell.api.run("sequence.add_work_calendar", model)

# Let's start defining the times that we work during the week.
work_time = ifcopenshell.api.run("sequence.add_work_time", model,
    work_calendar=calendar, time_type="WorkingTimes")

# We create a weekly recurrence
pattern = ifcopenshell.api.run("sequence.assign_recurrence_pattern", model,
    parent=work_time, recurrence_type="WEEKLY")

# State that we work from weekdays 1 to 5 (i.e. Monday to Friday)
ifcopenshell.api.run("sequence.edit_recurrence_pattern", model,
    recurrence_pattern=pattern, attributes={"WeekdayComponent": [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]})

# Let's imagine we are creating a maintenance schedule.
schedule = ifcopenshell.api.run("sequence.add_work_schedule", model, name="Equipment Maintenance")

# Now let's imagine we have a task to maintain the chillers
task = ifcopenshell.api.run("sequence.add_task", model,
    work_schedule=schedule, name="Chiller maintenance")

# Because it is a maintenance task, we must schedule a recurring time
time = ifcopenshell.api.run("sequence.add_task_time", model, task=task, is_recurring=True)

# We create a monthly recurrence
pattern = ifcopenshell.api.run("sequence.assign_recurrence_pattern", model,
    parent=work_time, recurrence_type="MONTHLY_BY_DAY_OF_MONTH")

# Specifically, the maintenance task must occur every 6 months
ifcopenshell.api.run("sequence.edit_recurrence_pattern", model,
    recurrence_pattern=pattern, attributes={"DayComponent": [1], "Interval": 6})
execute(self)#