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Reference EN 61360-1:2002
Title Standard data element types with associated classification scheme for electric components - Part 1: Definitions - Principles and methods
Project Number 14012
Abstract/Scope Provides a firm basis for the clear and unambiguous definition of characteristic properties (data element types) of all elements of electrotechnical systems from basic components to subassemblies and full systems. Although originally conceived in the context of providing a basis for the exchange of information on electric/electronic components, the principles and methods of this standard may be used in areas outside the original conception such as assemblies of components and electrotechnical systems and subsystems. In addition, the standard provides for establishing a classification hierarchy and the allocation of applicable and relevant properties to each of the classes so established in order to describe fully the characteristics of objects belonging to that class. Provision is also made for definition of the terms used in classification. Use of this standard facilitates the exchange of data describing electrotechnical systems through a defined structure for the information to be exchanged in a computer-sensible form. Each property to be exchanged will have an unambiguously defined meaning and consistent naming, where relevant a defined value list, a prescribed format and defined units of measure for all quantitative values. There is also provision for control of changes to definitions of the properties through version and revision numbers; inclusion of notes and remarks to clarify and help in the application of the definitions; indication of the sources of definitions and value lists; associated figures and formulae. Closely associated with this part of EN 61360 is EN 61360-2. This part contains the information model, using the EXPRESS modelling language. In this model, the definition and structure of EN 61360-1 is formalized and presented in a computer-sensible form. Use of this information model allows dictionary information to be exchanged between different systems using the STEP Physical File Format as defined in ISO 10303-21.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2002-03-15
Current Stage code deadline 2002-12-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 3D
Reference Document IEC 61360-1:2002 (EQV)
ICS 31.020 - Electronic components in general
Keywords Standard data element type; Classification; Electric component
Note EN following parallel vote * Superseded by EN 61360-1:2010
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6060 2002-03-15 2002-12-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2002-03-01 2002-07-01  
5061 2002-01-31 2002-03-01  
5020 2001-11-09 2002-01-11  
4099 2001-11-06 2001-11-09  
4020 2000-08-18 2001-01-31  
3099 2000-08-14 2000-08-18  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2002-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2002-03-15
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2002-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2002-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2005-03-01


Supersedes EN 61360-1:1995
Superseded by EN 61360-1:2010
Normative reference (6) ISO 31:1992
ISO/IEC 646:1991
ISO 843:1997
ISO/IEC 2382-16:1996
ISO 6093:1985
ISO/IEC 6429:1992
ISO 9735:1988
ISO 10303-21:1994
ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000
ISO/IEC 11179-3:1994
ISO 13584-24:2003
ISO 13584-42:1998
EN 60027-1:2006
IEC 60747-1:1983
IEC 60748-1:1984
EN 61360-2:2002
EN 61360-4:1997

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(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

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