This section lists the options which affect the way products and shelf tools are placed and moved while planogramming.
Collisions (or collision detection) mimic the real world by detecting and preventing any overlap between objects. With collisions activated, the following occurs when you drag, move or copy an item and position it:
The collision feature can be enabled or disabled at various levels depending on your needs and preferences:
You can disable collisions altogether if you prefer to be able to place products and shelf tools totally freely and let them overlap other items and bay elements when desired. This setting is per user and is remembered across sessions:
Note: This setting is only available to PlanogramBuilder Administrators.
You can disable collisions permanently for specific products and shelf tools. This is useful when only some items must always be allowed to overlap other items.
In Database > Selected item > Item Details, check or uncheck the Collisions parameter. See the Collisions property in the Database Item Properties for details.
Click on Update or Create to save the Collisions value for this item.
Note: You can also set this value to 0 or 1 upon importing items. See Batch Import Database Items.
You can disable all collisions temporarily while placing products and shelf tools to avoid moving other items or being blocked inadvertently. This is typically useful when the item you are moving crosses other items or bay elements on its way to another location on the bay.
Tip: If you disable collisions, you may find it useful to highlight items that are overlapping. See Highlight Overlapping Items.
When you drag, move or copy an item on a shelf close enough to another item, it will automatically be re-positioned to touch the other item.
Similarly, when you position an item close to the side edge of a shelf, the item will automatically be re-positioned precisely at the edge of the shelf.
The threshold for an item to snap to nearby items and to shelf edges can be specified in the Settings:
Example 1 above: If you set the distance to 4cm, a product placed further than 4cm away from another product will stay where you place it.
Example 2 above: If you set the distance to 4cm, a product placed closer than 4cm away from another product will jump and snap adjacent to that product.
Example 3 above: If you set the distance to 4cm, a product placed closer than 4cm away from the lateral edge of a shelf will jump and snap aligned to the shelf lateral edge.
Note: Auto-Snap only affects products and shelf tools that are sitting on shelves. Pegged items don’t snap together.
Tip: If you want to be able to place products very close to each other without snapping them together, enter a value of 0 in the setting.
You can display the dimensions of any selected item. See Dimension Lines.