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ifcopenshell.api.owner.assign_actor.assign_actor(file, relating_actor=None, related_object=None) None

Assigns an actor to an object

An actor may be assigned to objects which implies that the actor is responsible for. This is most commonly used in facility management for indicating the manufacturers, suppliers, and warrantors for product types.

Here are a list of objects you may assign an actor to:

  • IfcControl: Indicates project directives issued by the actor.

  • IfcGroup: Indicates groups for which the actor is responsible.

  • IfcProduct: Indicates products for which the actor is responsible.

  • IfcProcess: Indicates processes for which the actor is responsible.

  • IfcResource: Indicates resources for which the actor is responsible to

    allocate, manage, or delegate. This is not the actor actually using the resource or performing the work. For that type of actor, see ifcopenshell.api.resource.assign_resource.


The newly created IfcRelAssignsToActor relationship.

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# We need to procure and install 2 of this particular pump type in our facility.
pump_type = ifcopenshell.api.run("root.create_entity", model, ifc_class="IfcPumpType")

# Define who the manufacturer is
manufacturer = ifcopenshell.api.run("owner.add_organisation", model,
    identification="PWP", name="Pumps With Power")
ifcopenshell.api.run("owner.add_role", model, assigned_object=manufacturer, role="MANUFACTURER")

# To help our facility manager, it's nice to provide contact details
# of the manufacturer so they know how to call when the pump breaks.
telecom = ifcopenshell.api.run("owner.add_address", model,
    assigned_object=organisation, ifc_class="IfcTelecomAddress")
ifcopenshell.api.run("owner.edit_address", model, address=telecom,
    attributes={"Purpose": "OFFICE", "TelephoneNumbers": ["+61432466949"],
    "ElectronicMailAddresses": ["contact@example.com"],
    "WWWHomePageURL": "https://example.com"})

# Make the manufacturer responsible for that pump type.
ifcopenshell.api.run("owner.assign_actor", model,
    relating_actor=manufacturer, related_object=pump_type)