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, orientation 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:

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


 

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:

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 Transparency

Transparent specifies whether the element is translucent or opaque.

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 Accept Items

Accept items defines whether you can place items on the selected shelf (shelves).

Shelf Lateral Overhang

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

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.

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).

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Shelf margins and lateral overhang

 

Shelf Inclination

Inclination enables tilting the shelf at the specified angle measured from its horizontal position. All products on the shelf will also be rotated.

Shelf Max. Facings Wide

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.

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 Accept Items

Accept items defines whether you can place items on the selected back panel.

Back Panel Lateral Overhang

Allow lateral overhang determines if products and shelf tools 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.

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:

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Back Panel Type

Type lets you choose various back panel styles.

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.

Back Panel Hook length

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.




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