Importing a layout
A layout is required for layout-based planning in ipolog 4 Material Flow.
This layout is imported into the software in the Layout Editor submodule (Layout Planning module).
The import of the layout can be started via the button "Import layout". This opens a window in which the correct .jsn file of the layout can be selected and imported into the software.
Then the layout appears in the software. During the import, areas can generally assume three different colors (on the one hand in the status in the list view and on the other hand in the 2D view):
- Green: These areas are new in the software.
- Yellow: There were changes in these areas compared to the previous import into the software. These can be the size, the position and the type of the area.
- Red: These areas have been removed compared to the previous import.
As soon as the same layout is imported into the software again, a message appears in the snack bar for the user that the layouts are identical.
The successful import can look like the following:
The Save button is used to finalize the layout import.
After saving, the file name of the last imported file, the last editing date and the last editor are displayed in ipolog.
Create layout structure
The layout structure allows you to combine areas of the type "Material Area" into specific groups. It is up to you how this grouping is carried out. You will find the layout structure in the rest of the process, for example, in manpower analytics. In manpower analytics the manpower requirement based on the assigned structure is displayed.
|1||Insert Layout Level||Here you have to insert a new layout level, also called layout area.|
|2||Rename||With this function, the names automatically suggested by the software can now be individually adapted.|
|3||Reparent||Pressing this button allows you to change the layers of the layout levels.|
|4||Delete||Layout Levels sind über diesen Button zu löschen.|
|5||Assign layout areas to layout structure zone||After selecting a layout layer and then pressing this button, a material area is to be assigned to the layout layer.|
|6||Undo / Redo||These buttons can be used to undo or redo changes. Therefore it is also possible to open an activity history. Further information on this function can be found here.|
A finalized layout structure can look as follows:
If certain layout levels have already been assigned to areas, the number of assigned areas is always displayed to the user behind the level.
Before deleting a layout level, a security question appears for the user as to whether he wants to delete this particular layout level. There is also a hint if the layout level is already assigned as a level in certain standard supply chains.
If a layout level is deleted that is already used in the standard supply chain, this level is assigned to the default value "Hall".
If a project was created with Release 2018-03, it is not possible to re-import the layout in this project.