This category documents relationships between different components. Three levels of relationship can be documented, “re-use”, “interoperability” and “reference”, the goal of this category is to document the level of relationship between components as well as how it has been verified.

Re-use relationship

Strongest type of relationship between components: One directly reuses the others, or parts of the others.

Interoperability relationship

Strong type of relationship between components: proven interoperability between the two components or part of them.

Reference relationship

Weakest type of relationship between components: reference, similarity, and other relations between the two components or part of them.

Requires relationship

Relationship indicating that one component is required by the other to function correctly.