PDX element: Characteristics


Characteristics are used to describe optional item properties that are not defined within the IPC-2578 specification. You can add one collection of related characteristics to an Item.

Child Elements

MeasuredCharacteristic, RangedCharacteristic, EnumeratedCharacteristic, TextualCharacteristic


The category attribute is required for specifying a related set of individual Characteristics elements. For example, you may want to define a collection with a "Size" category for describing the maximum height, width and length of the item.

Additional information

Since any characteristics that you define are outside the scope of the IPC standard, they will be ignored unless you specifically design your PDX data exchange applications to accept them.


IPC-2578 Section 20