Guidelines and Templates

The following documents support OPC working groups and joint working groups for setup and during operation.

ReleasedVersionDescription
2021-02-20V1.01.13OPC 11020 - UA Companion Specification Template
A word document that defines the proper document layout for companion specifications.
It includes paragraph styles and formatting of pictures and tables in order to make documents from different editors look uniform and can be validated.
2020-07-28V1.01OPC 11021 - UA Companion Specification Guideline
Important principles to follow when creating OPC UA companion specifications.
2020-10-23V1.11OPC 11050 - Working Group Charter Template
A word document with the base layout for working group charters."
2021-04-15V1.00.04OPC 11051 - WorkingGroup Guidelines
This document describes the process for creating and managing OPC Foundation (or OPC) working groups (INTERNAL working groups) and working groups that are initiated together with other standards organizations (JOINT working groups).
2021-01-04V1.10OPC WorkingGroup Meeting Start Slides
Slides that explain the OPC Compliance and IP Policy in compact form. They should be presented in KickOff meetings and always at start of meetings with new participants or when the participation is indeterminate.
2020-05-2820-MayUA Shapes Visio Template
A Vision Style Sheet with the shapes for OPC UA Nodes following the graphical notation in OPC UA Part 3.
2020-10-23V1.01OPC 20999-x - Multi-Org-Cooperation-Agreement - MOCA, Template
This Agreement creates a framework for cooperation between the OPC Foundation and other organizations. It creates a governance model and intellectual property framework that enables different non-profit organizations, and members of these different organizations, to work together to create industry specifications and related materials.
2020-10-23V1.01MOCA Overview - 1-Pager
An overview of the OPCF Multi-Organization Cooperation Agreement (MOCA).
2021-04-15V1.00OPC 20998-x – Bilateral Organization Cooperation-Agreement (Information Sharing) - BOCA, Template
This Agreement creates a lightweight framework for cooperation between the OPC Foundation and another organization, focusing on facilitation the exchange of information. Other than the MOCA, this agreement is not intended to address detailed technical collaboration.