ISO/TS 10303-1656:2010-03 specifies the application module for Component grouping.
The following are within the scope of ISO/TS 10303-1656:2010-03:
the representation of the information needed to describe the different ways of grouping assembly components in an assembly. The module functionality supports discrete and fabricated assemblies, and design reuse of complex design elements. Random, linear and array placement patterns are supported. The group is placed in the design with a single placement transformation facilitating high level design operations including optimization.
- the grouping of components within an assembly and their arrangement in a linear or rectangular pattern with a fixed grid;
- the grouping of components within an assembly and their arrangement in a random arrangement.