Specification of the Asset Administration Shell Part 5: Package File Format (AASX) – IDTA Number: 01005-3-0

The aim of this document is to define selected specifications of the structure of the Asset Administration Shell to enable the meaningful exchange of information about assets between partners in a value creation network. This part of the document focuses on how such information needs to be processed and structured. In order to define these specifications, the document formally stipulates some structural principles of the Asset Administration Shell. This part does not describe technical interfaces of the Asset Administration Shell or other systems to exchange information, protocols, or interaction patterns.

This document focuses on the exchange file format for the transport of information from one partner in the value chain to the next.