A normal mechanical assembly (see the diagram) specifies some mechanical parts and how to join them. You can use it to produce many units of the same type.
A COPP-assembly type is similar. It specifies some COPP-types and their connections that perform a certain function. It could be a mixer of tanks, valves, and recipes for example.
The main assembly can contain:
– Other assemblies
– Devices (representing physical modules)
The assembly shown in the diagram has the instances: two assemblies of Z-type, component Q, device W, device Y, and Net H.
The components are located in devices, as guest components, that use the memory and CPU of the device to run the methods.
In addition, the COPP-type “net” represents the physical P-NET that supports the protocols Light-Link, RS485, and UDP on Ethernet.
When you connect devices to a P-NET, the system gives a node address to the device on the net. When you visualize a P-NET, the view will show the devices that you have connected to the net.