Your layout and associated 3D geometries are now up to date. The latest redesign has resulted in the need for new path connections for the floor storage.
To do this, please switch to the submodule "Create transport network".
In this step, you add the route connections and stop points within the floor storage area. Your warehouse planning colleagues have already drawn the aisles in the floor storage area using red blocking areas. Use these aisles for the lane network.
The following process steps should take place here: A forklift moves totes from the goods receiving area to the buffer area above the floor storage area (floor storage in). From here, an ant picks up the totes and stores them in an aisle. Later, the ant moves the totes to the buffer area below the floor storage area (Floor Storage Out). There, an AGV picks up the totes and delivers them to the conveyor. The stopping points must be set accordingly.
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Tip: In the path network editor it is possible to view the activity history between two saving processes and to undo or redo certain steps (see picture).
Select the functions "Create waypoints and connections".
Work with 90° lines and, if necessary, with open angles to design the paths as optimally as possible. Use bidirectional path connections to enable the path network with two-way traffic.
By right-clicking, you can interrupt the creation of waypoints and connections and, for example, start again at a different location.
To extend the path network, you can simply select an existing node.
In the next step, you must now place breakpoints on the path connections. The breakpoints serve as sources and sinks and thus enable the means of transport to serve the material surfaces.
This is done via the "Create stopping points" function in the toolbar.
The screenshot shows a possible arrangement of stops. In this way, a material flow can be planned over the three left lanes and a material flow over the three right lanes.
Now create the link between the new stopping points and the corresponding material areas. This is done using the "Assign stopping points to material areas" function in the toolbar. First select a stopping point and assign one or more material areas to it by left-clicking. The other way around, it is also possible for a material area to have several stopping point assignments.
Tip: Multiselect also works here. Again, use the Shift and right mouse buttons after selecting a breakpoint. By holding both keys down, you can create a frame. All surfaces that are completely inside the frame will be assigned to the breakpoint and vice versa.
Make sure that all newly created breakpoints have at least one material face assigned via the table on the right.
In addition, the following restriction shall apply in the entire floor storage:
- Speed restriction: 1.0 m/s
To do this, select the "Define path restrictions" function in the toolbar and select the corresponding path connections.
Tip: Use multiselecting again via Shift and right mouse button.
The last thing you need to do is to make sure that there is one-way traffic on the connections between the lines to relieve the congested lanes in this area and avoid congestion.
To do this, select the "Switch traffic direction" function in the toolbar and click on each connection between the lines.
Save your progress.
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