Minor delay in finalization of the new ISO/IEC 81346-2 (2018 edition)

Posted by admin on March 16, 2018
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On October 30th 2017 we announced that the new letter codes 0f  ISO/IEC 81346-2 were ready to be officially released. They are in fact ready from IEC, but due to missing comments from the ISO joint working group, a decision has been made to postpone the final release until the final comments of both ISO and IEC have been taken into account. We therefore expect the final ISO/IEC 81346-2 (2018 edition) to be out by end 2018.

Meanwhile, you can use our 81346 app with the latest working class codes, however with the same reservation as given before, that minor changes may occur when the final standard is ready. Stay tuned in out newsletter to be kept up to date!

The new letter codes of 81346-2 are ready

Posted by admin on October 30, 2017
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The maintenance team of part 2 of the ISO/IEC 81346 standard series has now finalized its work and submited the updated standard for voting.

The new letter codes of ISO/IEC 81346-2 (2017 edition) are already updated in the 81346 app, so they are ready for you.

You may notice a few changes compared with the previous draft version, but from now on the letter codes are fixed. We have already received a lot of positive feedback on the result and the new three letter code seems to be very popular already.

Go ahead and try exploring the new letter codes in the “Technical objects” and “Spaces”.

81346 handbook (2017 edition)

Posted by admin on January 02, 2017
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The brand new English DS handbook 166:  A Guide to RDS – Reference Designation Systems is now available for purchase from the  Danish Standards Foundation. 

The previous guide in English was from 2010, and a lot of new things have happened since then. You may say that RDS is not static at all, and development is ongoing! So the guide has undergone a complete makeover with a lot of new stuff on RDS / 81346 and we are excited to share it with you.

Highlights in the new 81346 guide are:

  • Strong relation to Systems Engineering – how to handle complexity of any design
  • How RDS establishes correspondence among documentation of systems
  • Description of the new three letter codes from 81346-2 (2017 edition)
  • Description and examples of the new Type aspect (prefix %) from 81346-12 (2017 edition)
  • Description and examples of the new 81346-12 RDS-CW: RDS for Construction Works
  • The new rule for designating properties of systems in the reference designation
  • Description and example of determining interfaces among systems
  • On the necessity of double TAG – how to map between your RDS and any other TAG

+ Tables for technical objects, spaces and infrastructure
+ Tables for functional system and technical systems in RDS-CW
+ 45 examples and 115 figures to guide you!
+ Free access to the RDS 81346 app Company Premium edition

Preview the list of contents here.

Launch of the RDS 81346 app

Posted by admin on July 14, 2016
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For quite some time now, we have been working on making the ISO/IEC 81346 standard more accessible to practitioners and increasing its adoption in industry. With the upcoming revision of 81346-2 we have seen an opportunity to not only improve the standard, but also bring it into the hands of anyone. We are therefore proud to announce the launch of the RDS 81346 smartphone app for Android and IOS – free of charge.

81346 app icons - 2016-07-05

Click here to learn more about the RDS 81346 app.