You can set some parameters which apply to the whole selected bay(s).
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):
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:
To remove a picture from a bay:
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:
Note: Refer to Show Flow Direction to learn how to display flow direction arrows on the screen.
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:
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.
For each bay, it’s possible to lock in place all the accessories that are already placed on the bay and to prevent adding any accessories to this bay.
Let’s suppose you have created a bay with several accessories such as a bay header, panels and shelf strips. Locking the accessories will allow you to add and move products on the shelves without risking to displace the accessories at the same time.
Note: If Locked accessories is checked for a given bay, you will need to uncheck it if you wish to move any accessories on the bay.
Note: The value of Locked accessories is saved with the project for each bay.
All types of bay elements share some common parameters.
The other common parameters are listed below.
Color allows setting the color of the element. Click on the rectangular color swap, and then choose a tint with the standard Color Dialog.
Transparent specifies whether the element is translucent or opaque.
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.
Collisions lets you choose if products and accessories 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.
Beside the Bay Element Common Parameters, shelves have some additional parameters described below.
Accept items defines whether you can place items on the selected shelf (shelves).
Allow lateral overhang determines if products and accessories can overhang the side edges of the shelves.
Tip: check this so your products can overlap on adjacent shelves, even on separate bays.
Note: This parameter only applies to PlanogramBuilder Light version.
Checking Behind products moves the selected shelf behind products that are positioned on lower shelves.
Behind products OFF Behind products ON
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.
Front margin sets how far products will be placed from the front edge of the shelf. Tip: A front margin is ideal to leave a space for placing products with the tester behavior (see Product Behaviors).
Shelf margins and lateral overhang
Inclination enables tilting the shelf at the specified angle measured from its horizontal position. All products on the shelf will also be rotated.
Max. facings wide specifies a limit for the maximum number of products that can be placed along the width of the shelf (the facings in width). If you leave the default value "-", you can place as many products as you wish.
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.
Beside the Bay Element Common Parameters, back panels have some additional parameters:
Accept items defines whether you can place items on the selected back panel.
Allow lateral overhang determines if products and accessories can overhang the side edges of the selected back panel(s).
Tip: check this so your products can overlap on adjacent back panels, even on separate bays.
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:
Depending on the type of panel, different options are available.
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.
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.
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.
Hook length specifies the distance from the back panel to the tip of hooks. The actual hooks are invisible in PlanogramBuilder, but their specified length is used to determine how many times each product is repeated in depth, along the imaginary hook.
Note: By default, the actual pegs are displayed in PlanogramBuilder. To toggle visibility of the hooks, see Show Peg Hooks.