Provision of an aggregation structure where the element, representing the composite, is decomposed into parts represented by other elements.
The composite then provides, if such concepts are in scope of the Model View Definition, exclusively the following:
Product Placement — the common object coordinate system to which the parts are placed relative
By default the following constraints apply to an element being decomposed by Element Decomposition:
Body Geometry — composite is constructed from the sum of the Body Geometry of the parts;
the composite shall not have an own Body Geometry, body geometry is provided at the parts;
the composite shall not have an own Material assignment, material is assigned to the parts.
The following diagram shows the generic classes and relationships used when applying this concept.
In addition, concepts may have particular importance to common or standardised industry practices and scenarios. For these specific usage scenarios, the table below shows a recommended list of general usage patterns that users may adopt.