Note: There is a newer version of this specification see VEC 2.0.1

Defines two or more ItemVersions to be equivalent out of the view of a certain company. The ItemEquivalence class will most likely be used by a company to express which PartNumber a certain PartVersion has in the context of other companies (same applies to DocumentVersions). However, for every other company separate ItemEquivalences are needed as the statement of equivalence can be very subjective.

General Information

Attribute Value
Owner pdm
Applied Stereotype
Base Classifier ExtendableElement
Is Abstract false
Derived Classifiers


Name Type Mult. Description Owning Classifier
companyName String 1

Specifies the company which states the ItemEquivalence.


Outgoing Relations

Type Role Mult. Mult. Description
ItemVersion item 2..* 0..*

References all ItemVersion that are considered to be equivalent by the ItemEquivalence. A single ItemEquivalence shall only reference ItemVersions of the same class (either DocumentVersions or PartVersions).

Incoming Relations

Type Mult. Role Mult. Description
DocumentVersion 1 itemEquivalence 0..* Specifies ItemEquivalances defined by the DocumentVersion.