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Figure 13 shows an overview about the AASSubmodel ObjectType.

readme_files/image017.png Figure 13 – AASSubmodelType graphical overview

A Submodel defines a specific aspect of the asset represented by the AAS and is defined in Table 25.

A submodel is used to structure the information model of an AAS representing the technical functionality of the underlying asset into distinguishable parts. Each submodel refers to a well-defined domain or subject matter. Submodels can become standardized and thus become submodel templates. Submodels can have different life-cycles.

Note: The concept of template and instance applies to properties.

Table 25 – AASSubmodelType Definition

Attribute Value        
BrowseName AASSubmodelType        
IsAbstract False        
References Node Class BrowseName DataType TypeDefinition Others
Subtype of the BaseObjectType defined in OPC 10000-5, i.e. inheriting the InstanceDeclarations of that Node.          
0:HasInterface ObjectType IAASIdentifiableType - - -
0:HasComponent Object <DataSpecification>   AASReferenceType OP
0:HasProperty Variable ModelingKind AASModelingKindDataType 0:PropertyType M
0:HasComponent Object <Qualifier>   AASQualifierType OP
0:HasComponent Object <SubmodelElement>   AASSubmodelElementType OP
0:HasDictionaryEntry Object Admin-shell.io/aas/2/0/Submodel   AASIriConceptDescriptionType  

The default value of the variable “ModelingKind” is “Instance”.

For each AASSubmodelType instance the semanticId is mapped to the OPC UA HasDictionaryEntry reference. This is why the semanticId refers to the instance of the submodel element. This is equivalent to the DictionaryEntry which refers to the concept dictionary element which describes the individual instance not the submodel type.

The components of the AASSubmodelType have additional references which are defined in Table 26.

Table 26 – AASSubmodelType Additional References

Source Path Reference Type Is Forward Target Path
<DataSpecification> 0:HasDictionaryEntry True Admin-shell.io/aas/2/0/Asset/dataSpecifications
ModelingKind 0:HasDictionaryEntry True Admin-shell.io/aas/2/0/HasKind/kind
<Qualifier> 0:HasDictionaryEntry True Admin-shell.io/aas/2/0/Submodel/qualifiers
<SubmodelElement> 0:HasDictionaryEntry True Admin-shell.io/aas/2/0/Submodel/submodelElements

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