Testing plays an important role in the product development process in order to verify the safety and functionality of products and components. Application-specific boundary conditions must be transferred between different model layers and structural complexity levels in order to obtain a close representation of reality. Hereby the view on the overall test system as well as the superordinate problem definition is made difficult for the product developer. In this article a procedure is presented, which builds up on the product component test pyramid. The application of the procedure is shown in the contribution for the virtual testing of sandwich structures, the development of physical models in medical radiotherapy as well as the dynamic testing with combined environmental conditions.