Note: There is a newer version of this specification see VEC 2.1.0

A contact point defines the relationship between Terminals, Seals, Plugs, Cavities and Wires. It specifies a single contacting variant. This means that the contacting is manufactured, as specified by the ContactPoint. Either all participants (Cavities, Terminals, Seals, Wires) set into a relationship by the ContactPoint exist in a specific harness or none. There is no requirement, to filter the participants of a contacting situation with information derived from VariantConfigurations or assembly / module associations in order to create a manufacturing variant.

The ContactPoint represents a single potential. Consequently, all cavities and wires referencing / being referenced by a ContactPoint are short-circuited and have the same potential (even if the signals on the wires are named differently. If a contacting of a terminal has more than one potential (e.g. a coax-contact) one contact point for each potential is needed.

General Information

Attribute Value
Owner contacting
Applied Stereotype
Base Classifier ConfigurableElement
Is Abstract false
Derived Classifiers


Name Type Mult. Description Owning Classifier
identification String 0..1

Specifies a unique identification of the ContactPoint. The identification is guaranteed to be unique within the ContactingSpecification.


Outgoing Relations

Type Role Mult. Mult. Description
TerminalRole mountedTerminal 0..1 0..* References the terminal that is used for contacting defined by the ContactPoint.
CavityMounting cavityMounting 0..* 1 Defines the mounting to a cavity of the terminal associated with the ContactPoint. The cardinality is 0..* in order to allow a variant dependant cavity mounting. In such a scenario a cavity mounting is valid in a configuration if all addressed cavities and therefore the associated connector housing is available.
WireMounting wireMounting 0..* 1 Specifies the WireMouting defined by ContactPoint. More than one WireMounting is allowed in order to support variance. In concrete configuration the WireMounting with all referenced elements present is used.

Incoming Relations

Type Mult. Role Mult. Description
PinWireMappingPoint contactPoint 1
ContactingSpecification 1 contactPoint 0..* Specifies the ContactPoints defined by the ContactingSpecification.