ECLASS Basic & Advanced

Basic vs Advanced

Regardless of the type of license you have, you can choose between two versions of the ECLASS Standard: BASIC or ADVANCED.

The differences between ECLASS BASIC and ECLASS ADVANCED are:

  • a flat or hierarchical property structure
  • expert formats
  • flexibility in how properties are presented
  • human or machine readability

The example of a circuit breaker illustrates what this means for a given data structure:

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Basic und Advanced in application

Whereas ECLASS BASIC is often used in the areas of purchasing, sales or controlling, ECLASS ADVANCED is mainly used in engineering and CAx areas.


ECLASS Advanced: special features and advantages

With ECLASS Advanced, the four-level classification model is supplemented by the structural elements of block and aspect, as well as the dynamic functionalities of cardinality and polymorphism.

Properties of product descriptions can be displayed in a structured manner using blocks and aspects. Cardinalities and polymorphisms make it possible to adapt description structures dynamically to product requirements.