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Enterprise Model Patterns: Describing the World (UML Version) by David C. Hay

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Asset Structures

Anyone familiar with manufacturing knows that products are composed of sub-assemblies, which ultimately are composed of parts and materials. Similarly, anyone in the chemical business knows that materials are composed of other materials. In the data model, the concept of one Asset being a component of another Asset is called Asset Structure. Specifically, as shown in Figure 6-3, each Asset Structure must be the use of one Asset in one other Asset. To accommodate different kinds of Asset Structure, each must be an example of one and only one Asset Structure Type.

Similarly, each Asset Type may have a design structure before any examples of it are built. That is, it may be composed of one or more Asset Type Structures, each of ...

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