Bay and Element Parameters

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Bay Parameters

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You can set some parameters which apply to the whole selected bay(s).

Dimensions and position and are already described in the linked sections.

Bay Name

This lets you enter a descriptive text for the bay. The name can be listed in published reports and be displayed as a label on the bay in Schematic View.

Bay Front Image

For any Bay, one image can be displayed on the front face of the bay for a more realistic look.

To apply a picture to selected bay(s):

1.      Next to Front image, press the Browse button and select an image file on your hard disk.

2.      The image will only be displayed on elements of each respective bay that have Selected “element” > Show front image checked. The image is automatically stretched to fit the overall dimensions of the elements that have Show Front image checked.  

Note: Any type of element can display the image.

Here is an example image and the resulting bay with the image applied to the base and the light box of the bay:

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To remove a picture from a bay:

1.      Select the desired bay(s) or its (their) bay element(s).

2.      Press the Clear button (red cross) next to the image name.

 

Bay Flow Direction

For each bay you can optionally define and display its flow direction, hereby indicating which way people are most likely to travel in the aisle where the bay is located.

Defining the flow direction of a selected bay:

·         to right: people walk from left to right of the bay seen from the front.

·         to left: people walk from right to left of the bay seen from the front.

·         undefined: the flow direction is not defined (default value).

Note: Refer to Show Flow Direction to learn how to display the flow direction on the screen.

Note: To show Flow Direction arrows in reports please see the dedicated setting under the report View Options.


 

Bay Locked Bay Elements

For each bay, it is possible to Bay Locked Bay Elements in order to prevent any modification to the bay.

The effect is as follows:

·         The bay and its bay elements can still be selected, but their properties cannot be changed any more, except the parameters Locked Bay Elements and Locked Shelf Tools.

·         Existing bay elements cannot be moved with the mouse.

·         Existing bay elements cannot be deleted from the bay.

·         Bay elements cannot be added to the bay by dragging from the palette.

Note: If Locked bay elements is checked for a given bay, you will need to uncheck it if you wish to add or edit any bay element on this bay.

Note: The value of Locked bay elements is saved with the project for each bay.

Bay Locked Shelf Tools

For each bay, it’s possible to lock in place all the shelf tools that are already placed on the bay and to prevent adding any shelf tools to this bay.

Let’s suppose you have created a bay with several shelf tools such as a bay header, panels and shelf strips. Locking the shelf tools will allow you to add and move products on the shelves without risking to displace the shelf tools at the same time.

Note: If Locked shelf tools is checked for a given bay, you will need to uncheck it if you wish to move any shelf tools on the bay.

Note: The value of Locked shelf tools is saved with the project for each bay.

 

Bay Element Common Parameters

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All types of bay elements share some common parameters.

Dimensions and position are already described in the afore-linked sections.

The other common parameters are listed below.

Bay Element Color

Color allows setting the color of the element. Click on the rectangular color swap, and then choose a tint with the standard Color Dialog.

Bay Element Front Image Display

Show front image determines if the bay front image is displayed on the front of the selected element(s). See Bay Front Image for details on assigning a bay image.

Bay Element Collisions

Collisions lets you choose if products and shelf tools should be blocked by the selected bay element(s) when they are moved against it. The Collisions setting has however no effect when moving bay elements against each other. bay elements can always overlap one another.

Tip: Check Collisions for elements which should act as a physical barrier for products, such as vertical separations.

Note: The bay element Collisions setting has no effect if the general Collisions parameter in Settings is disabled.

Shelf Parameters

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Beside the Bay Element Common Parameters, shelves have some additional parameters described below.

Shelf Lateral Overhang

Allow lateral overhang determines if products and shelf tools can overhang the side edges of the shelves.

·         Unchecked: items cannot extend past the lateral edges of the bay element.

·         Checked: items can extend past the lateral edges of the bay element, but only by maximum half the item width.

Tip: check this so your products can overlap on adjacent shelves, even on separate bays.

Shelf Behind Products

Note: This parameter only applies to PlanogramBuilder Light version.

Checking Behind products moves the selected shelf behind products that are positioned on lower shelves.

 

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Behind products OFF                                   Behind products ON

Shelf Margins

Margins define limits of the inner area of the shelf onto which items can be placed.

Left margin sets a distance from the left edge of the shelf beyond which products cannot be placed.

Ex: The default value of 0 lets you place products on the whole width of the shelf.

Ex: A value of 8 lets you place products on the whole shelf except on the last 8 mm/cm/inches on the left part of the shelf.

Right margin sets a distance from the right edge of the shelf beyond which products cannot be placed. The principle is the same as for the left margin.

Shelf Inclination

Shelf Gap to Shelf Below

Gap to shelf below can be used to specify the vertical space between shelves. This is convenient to ensure enough vertical space based on your product heights. Entering a value for this parameter overwrites the Distance to bottom value. This parameter is not available for the lowest shelf of a bay.


 

Back Panel Parameters

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Beside the Bay Element Common Parameters, back panels have some additional parameters:

Back Panel Lateral Overhang

Allow lateral overhang determines if products and shelf tools can overhang the side edges of the selected back panel(s).

·         Unchecked: items cannot extend past the lateral edges of the panel.

·         Checked: items can extend past the lateral edges of the panel, but only by maximum half the item width.

Tip: check this so your products can overlap on adjacent back panels, even on separate bays.

Back panel Margins

Margins define limits of the inner area of the back panel onto which items can be placed.

The margins have different effects depending on the type of panel:

·         On Solid type back panels, the margins define the limits of the area which accepts items (shown as a dashed rectangle below). Items are constrained horizontally by the margins (unless Allow lateral overhang is checked), while vertically half of the item height is allowed to overflow the margin:

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·         On Pegboard and Slatwall type back panels, the margins define the limits of the area with peg holes or slats. Items can use all available peg holes or slat area (as visible with Show holes / slats enabled). Items are constrained horizontally by the back panel lateral edges (unless Allow lateral overhang is checked), but are not constrained vertically and can overhang above and below the back panel (as in the patato bag below).

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Back Panel Type

Type lets you choose various back panel styles.

·         Solid makes the back panel a plain surface. This means pegged products can be placed and moved freely on the back panel with no constraints. (Default value for new bays)

·         Pegboard turns the back panel into a pegboard. Pegged products will snap to the position of the peg holes on the back panel. By default, products are centered horizontally with the top edge aligned vertically to the peg hole. It is however possible to offset the product from the peg hole in the database or under Item Info.

·         Slatwall makes pegged products snap to the slats vertically, but still to be positioned freely horizontally.

Depending on the type of panel, different options are available.

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Pegboard example

 

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Slatwall example

Back Panel Show holes / slats

Show holes / slats toggles the visibility of the peg holes or slats on the back panel. Note that Show front image must be unchecked to enable this parameter.

Back Panel Horizontal step

Horizontal step applies to pegboards only. It defines the horizontal distance between holes on the pegboard. It acts as a snap grid increment to place pegged products.

Back Panel Vertical step

Vertical step applies to pegboards and slatwalls only. It is the vertical distance between holes or slats on the back panel. It determines the snap grid increment to hang products.




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