You will find here all specifications and recommendations published by the joint Project Group PDM4VES together with additional background information, tutorials and examples. Furthermore the ECAD Wiki is a source for articles dedicated to engineering processes and methods in the electrical system development and their related technologies.
The document “Dokumentation KBL (VDA 4964) - VOBES spezifische Erweiterungen” in Kabelbaumliste (KBL) has been updated recently. It now describes in chapter 4.2.1 how Volkswagen interprets the KBL to represent the center curve of a harness segment.
Implementation Guidelines (a.k.a Tutorials) are now published as a collection of pages in this WIKI for specific topics. The first batch is now online. The entrypoint for the Tutorials can be found here: VEC Implementation Guidelines
The KBL in version 2.5 is RELEASED!
This version incorporates the results of the harmonization activities and eliminates various dialects
The ECAD Implementor Forum would like to gain an overview of the products that support VEC and KBL. An online survey was started for this purpose. The answering of the questionnaire is intended to determine which functionalities are supported for exporting and importing KBL or VEC files.
Prostep ivip asks all system vendors that offer VEC or KBL interfaces or plan in the future to participate in the survey. The time needed is no more than 30 minutes. The online survey can be accessed at https://www.survio.com/survey/d/E6E8M7Q2B8G3V9T0A.
Participation is possible until 28.02.2018.
As fill in assistance, you can find a PDF version of the survey structure and questions here. Please do not use this PDF to return your responses to us. We can accept only surveys completed online.
The VEC in version 1.1.3 is RELEASED!
This version brings features in the area of electrical design (especially new semantics for the 3 layers (Net, Connection, and Wiring Specification). Additionally there are a lot of small improvements, mainly new attributes, for the description of components and new OpenEnumerations. For detailed release notes see VEC JIRA Release Notes. For this version no new specification document will be published. The schema and the relevant documentation can be found here.
The VEC in version 1.1.2 is RELEASED!
This version brings features introduced in KBL 2.4 to the VEC. Additionally it also implements feature requests and bug fixes brought up during the first implementations in the area of component descriptions. For detailed release notes see VEC JIRA Release Notes. For this version no new specification document will be published. The schema and the relevant documentation can be found here.
Due to two minor bugs in the schema we had to publish a SR1 Version of the KBL 2.4 schema. The Schema and the relevant documentation can be found here. The two bugs were:
We have migrated the VEC Tutorials to the VEC Schema Version 1.1.0 and put them online as interactive WIKI pages. You can find the tutorials here