VEC Implementation Guidelines

The VDA recommendation 4968 “Vehicle Electric Container (VEC)” defines an information model, a data dictionary, and an XML schema derived from and compliant to the model.The intention of the model was to cover a wide range of use cases and application scenarios. For this reason the specification had to be kept generic in some degree and in some aspects. However, for specific scenarios and / or use cases a more detailed description on “how the different pieces fit together” is possible.

To avoid dialects in the different VEC implementations, further guidelines or recommendations are necessary. This collection of implementation guidelines contributes to the unambiguous interpretation of the VEC standard. For various wiring harness definition or electrical system aspects and scenarios the correct instantiation is shown and specific hints for correct usage are given.

Contributing and Proposals

If you find any bugs in the implementation guidelines or if you have a request for a specific topic, or if you would like to contribute your own tutorials please drop us an issue on the PROSTEP JIRA. If you don’t have an account there yet, see here for the procedure to get one.

Currently Under Review

The following table contains pages currently under review.
Title Latest Content Addition / Commit Created Changed
Accessories KBLFRM-1095: Added examples for the interpretation of the ReferenceElement association in case of multiple ReferenceElements
Latest Commit: KBLFRM-1095: Positioning of accessories on wire instances.
2019-03-11 2021-06-09
Wires KBLFRM-953: Complete restructuring of the guideline according to comments in the review of KBLFRM-953. Clarification of the guideline for layering of wire elements in multicore. Integration of additional samples.
Latest Commit: chore: Update to hugo 0.82.0 and Wowchemy 5.1.0
2019-03-07 2021-04-20

Latest Changes

The following table contains lately changed pages, sorted descending by last change.
Title Latest Content Addition / Commit Created Changed
Accessories KBLFRM-1095: Added examples for the interpretation of the ReferenceElement association in case of multiple ReferenceElements
Latest Commit: KBLFRM-1095: Positioning of accessories on wire instances.
2019-03-11 2021-06-09
General Structure of VEC Files & Documents KBLFRM-996: Integrated Review Comments for the whole page
Latest Commit: chore: Update to hugo 0.82.0 and Wowchemy 5.1.0
2020-06-22 2021-04-20
Wires KBLFRM-953: Complete restructuring of the guideline according to comments in the review of KBLFRM-953. Clarification of the guideline for layering of wire elements in multicore. Integration of additional samples.
Latest Commit: chore: Update to hugo 0.82.0 and Wowchemy 5.1.0
2019-03-07 2021-04-20
Tailoring Mechanisms KBLFRM-989: Created Implementation Guideline for Tailoring Mechanisms
Latest Commit: chore: Update to hugo 0.82.0 and Wowchemy 5.1.0
2020-10-21 2021-04-20
Custom Properties KBLFRM-960:  Improved implementation guideline for custom properties (e.g. ComplexProperty)
Latest Commit: chore: removed review disclaimer
2020-07-07 2021-03-17
VEC Implementation Guidelines Latest Commit: feat: redirected Jira links to new cloud instance. 2020-05-12 2021-01-26
Component Boxes Latest Commit: #21: Added single page printable version to implementation guideines. 2019-03-11 2020-11-20
VEC Package Latest Commit: KBLFRM-996: Added Guideline for the General Structuring of VEC Files & Documents. 2019-03-11 2020-10-05
Information Structures Latest Commit: KBLFRM-996: Added Guideline for the General Structuring of VEC Files & Documents. 2020-06-03 2020-10-05
Connectivity Latest Commit: Updated README.md TOC 2019-03-07 2020-06-12

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