The topology of products may be represented in multiple ways for different purposes. Each representation has a well-known string identifier and a particular representation context. There may be multiple representation contexts to describe a topology for various uses.
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.