Note: There is a newer version of this specification see VEC 2.0.2
The PartVersion is one of the two anchors for PDM information in the VEC. All technical information about a PartVersion is contained in one or more documents. These describing elements are normally referencing to the PartVersion.
Room for a short name of the Item. In case of a document the attribute is wanted to contain its title.
Room for additional, human readable information about the ItemVersion. e.g. Buchsengehäuse 26-polig
Defines the publishing company of the ItemVersion. The companyName is part of the main identifier of an ItemVersion together with the corresponding number (partNumber or documentNumber) and version (partVersion or documentVersion).
Processing instructions for the application of the part or the document.
The partNumber is the major identifier of a PartVersion. The format is user defined and respectively company specific. Over all VEC-documents a PartVersion-instance can be trusted to be identical if the combination of partNumber, partVersion and companyName is identical.
The partVersion specifies the version index of a part (see also partNumber).
The primary type of the part defines the type of the part (e.g. ConnectorHousing, Fixing, etc.) Since the VEC supports dual use parts (e.g. Fixing & WireProtection) the primary part type is necessary to define which specification associated to part is the primary character of the part. Therefore all primary part types correspond to a PartOrUsageRelatedSpecification (e.g. ConnectorHousing –> ConnectorHousingSpecification).
Flags a part as “preferred” by the means of being a preferred part out of a group of parts with identical technical properties. The preferred part should be used, if the other properties of a couple of parts do not allow a distinct decision. (see KBLFRM-311)
Defines the function for which the part was initially designed. (e.g. "Grommet for Hatch", "…passenger compartment",…) This is an important information for searching and selecting parts in the context of KOMP.
Room to specify additional identifiers for the PartVersion. This field must not be used for alternative PartNumbers. It is intended for identifiers others than PartNumbers, such as human readable identifiers printed on the part e.g. a number of fuse or a relay. Therefore it does not have to be strictly unique.
The nature specifies how the PartVersion can be used in the different processes or the significance of the PartVersion in the process.
The nature of a PartVersion is normaly inherent and does not change. If the nature the underlying part changes a new (other) partNumber is assigned to the part and respectively a new PartVersion is created.
It used to differentiate for example normal (productive) part numbers from preliminary (prototypic) part numbers.
|Project||project||0..1||0..*||References the project that develops the PartVersion.|
|PartRelation||0..*||accessoryPart||1..*||References the PartVersions that are related by the PartRelation.|
Defines the PartVersions that are allowed as an insert for this ExtensionSlot.
This reference points to a PartVersion in order to allow referencing, even if the description of individual PartVersions is done with one physical VEC file per PartVersion. However, inserts for a ExtensionSlot are always EEComponents by itself. Therefore the referenced PartVersion shall have a PrimaryPartType = EEComponent.
References the PartVersions that are valid inserts for this ModularSlot.
This reference points to a PartVersion in order to allow referencing, if the description of individual PartVersions is done with one physical VEC file per PartVersion. However, inserts for a ModularSlot are always ConnectorHousings by itself. Therefore the referenced PartVersion shall have a PrimaryPartType = ConnectorHousing
References the PartVersions to which this UsageConstraintSpecification applies.
|PartOrUsageRelatedSpecification||0..*||describedPart||0..*||References the PartVersion(s) to which the information defined in this specification applies. Example: If the PartOrUsageRelatedSpecification is a GeneralTechnicalPartSpecifcation and it defines that the color is “green” then all PartVersion referenced by this association are “green”.|
References the first terminal of the ContactSystem.
References the PartVersion that is instantiated by this PartOccurrence.
|VecContent||1||partVersion||0..*||Specifies the PartVersions contained in the VEC-file.|
|SheetOrChapter||0..*||referencedPart||0..*||The association is an informative link which PartVersions are described by the SheetOrChapter.|
|DocumentVersion||0..*||referencedPart||0..*||The association is an informative link which PartVersions are described by the DocumentVersion.|
References the second terminal of the ContactSystem.