It is assumed that basic concepts of OPC UA information modelling and <other specifications> are understood in this document. This document will use these concepts to describe the PROFINET GSD Generic Information Model. This functional Information Model is created using information found in GSDML Device description files, comprising elements of already existing IO Data and Parameter descriptions as well as additional vendor specific Data Object elements especially added for OPC UA data modelling purposes. For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in OPC 10000-1, OPC 10000-3, OPC 10000-4, OPC 10000-5, OPC 10000-7, OPC 10000-100, … as well as the following apply.

Note that OPC UA terms and terms defined in this document are italicized in the document.