Everything about VEC & Friends
You will find here all specifications and recommendations published by the joint Project Group VES-WF together with additional background information, implementation guidelines 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.
If you find a bug, have a feature request or if you want to participate in the improvement and development process, then see here how you can contribute.
Due to a nasty bug in the VEC V1.2.0 Model we had to make a bug fix release. The
TopologyZoneSpecification was missing its inheritance relationship to
Specification. This rendered the
TopologyZoneSpecification unusable, as only
Specifications are contained in a
DocumentVersion and in consequence in the resulting XML document. Additional the
TopologyZoneAssignment has a recursive self-reference which makes its instantiation impossible as well. All VEC V1.2.0 are fully compatible with the VEC V1.2.2 schema since the fixed element could not be used anyways.
The model description and the release notes can be found here.
The 4-hour webinar offers an introduction to the VEC and its many possibilities.
In the first part, the motivation and the business case of the VEC as an open standard will be discussed. This is followed by the definition of the scope and an overview of the core concepts and fundamental principles of the VEC. The webinar is rounded off by a deep dive on the subject of component boxes / fuse & relay carriers and last but not least with an insight into the innovations introduced with VEC 1.2.
Organizational structures for the development & improvement of VEC & KBL.
The VES-WF is an association of companies that are active in the field of wiring harness design and manufacturing.
The objective with regard to a model-based development process is the definition of an integrated and complete digital product model of the vehicle electric system.
The ECAD-IF is an association of tool manufacturers and vendors that implement the standards published by the VES-WF.
The objective is to support implementation projects and to ensure interoperability between the different platforms by establishing common test activities and publishing implementation guidelines.