Note: There is a newer version of this specification see VEC 2.0.2
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.
Specifies a unique identification of the ContactPoint. The identification is guaranteed to be unique within the ContactingSpecification.
|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.|
|ContactingSpecification||1||contactPoint||0..*||Specifies the ContactPoints defined by the ContactingSpecification.|