|Short Description/ Transmitted Information||
- Comprehensive universal data format for the complete electrical network
- Capable to build a tool-independent digital product model supporting the design paradigm of a “logical mock-up” (LMU)
- Data Exchang
- Reduction of design effort while complexity rises
- Change management with full traceability
- Independence from tool vendors
|Visibility||Approx. >80% (Germany)|
- prostep ivip
- VDA Recommendation
- Prostep ivip Rcommendation
|IT Standard Classification||
- Interoperability Standard
- Modeling Standard
- Integration Standard
|Data Format||Text Format (ASCII / XML)|
|Relations to other standards||none|
|Overlap with other standards||
Kabelbaumliste (KBL) → See:
AVAILABLE ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTATION
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. Further information and specification documents can be found here: http://ecad-wiki.prostep.org/ doku.php?id=tutorials:vec:start
The ECAD IF performs test rounds with implementing system vendors to allow an easy access to and assure an accurate and compatible implementation of the VEC model.