The ProductType is an abstract type that defines the basic structure of all objects that represent a product. Figure 20 shows the hierarchical structure and details of the composition. It is formally defined in Table 35. An Object of the type ProductType represents a product related to the scale.
The different subtypes of the ProductType are described in the following sections. The ProductType only contains the basic information about a product. The scale type-specific information is modeled in the subtypes for the different scale types. The Create Method makes it possible that a vendor can add own Variables and extend the Create Method.