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
General Structure of VEC Files & Documents KBLFRM-996: Integrated Review Comments for the whole page
Latest Commit: Added "Under Review" List to Specs index page (#57)
2020-06-22 2020-12-15
Wires KBLFRM-953: Adapted to structural changes of wires in VEC version 1.2.0
Latest Commit: Added "Under Review" List to Specs index page (#57)
2019-03-07 2020-12-15
Custom Properties KBLFRM-960:  Improved implementation guideline for custom properties (e.g. ComplexProperty)
Latest Commit: Added "Under Review" List to Specs index page (#57)
2020-07-07 2020-12-15
Tailoring Mechanisms KBLFRM-989: Created Implementation Guideline for Tailoring Mechanisms
Latest Commit: Added "Under Review" List to Specs index page (#57)
2020-10-21 2020-12-15

Latest Changes

The following table contains lately changed pages, sorted descending by last change.
Title Latest Content Addition / Commit Created Changed
VEC Implementation Guidelines Latest Commit: feat: redirected Jira links to new cloud instance. 2020-05-12 2021-01-26
General Structure of VEC Files & Documents KBLFRM-996: Integrated Review Comments for the whole page
Latest Commit: Added "Under Review" List to Specs index page (#57)
2020-06-22 2020-12-15
Wires KBLFRM-953: Adapted to structural changes of wires in VEC version 1.2.0
Latest Commit: Added "Under Review" List to Specs index page (#57)
2019-03-07 2020-12-15
Custom Properties KBLFRM-960:  Improved implementation guideline for custom properties (e.g. ComplexProperty)
Latest Commit: Added "Under Review" List to Specs index page (#57)
2020-07-07 2020-12-15
Tailoring Mechanisms KBLFRM-989: Created Implementation Guideline for Tailoring Mechanisms
Latest Commit: Added "Under Review" List to Specs index page (#57)
2020-10-21 2020-12-15
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
Physical Properties Latest Commit: KBLFRM-955: Improved Description and added XML examples. 2019-11-06 2020-06-08
Usage Nodes Latest Commit: Restructured Key-Concepts. 2019-11-06 2020-06-08

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