SHELF LOGIC ® QUIK PLAN
Version 1.0
Release .00
USER’S MANUAL
July 7, 2004
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Shelf Logic is a registered trademark of Shelf Logic Software
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION.................................................................................... 6
WELCOME TO SHELF LOGIC QUIK P LAN....................................................................... 6
GETTING HELP ................................................................................................................. 6
About This User Manual ............................................................................................. 6
Online Help ................................................................................................................. 7
Training....................................................................................................................... 7
Technical Support ....................................................................................................... 8
What Does Technical Support Cover?........................................................................ 8
Image Support ............................................................................................................. 9
Shelf Logic® Web Site User Section ............................................................................ 9
System Requirements................................................................................................... 9
SECTION 2 – INSTALLATION ................................................................................... 10
INSTALLING SHELF LOGIC® QUIK PLAN......................................................................... 10
Instructions for First Time Installations ................................................................... 10
Registering Shelf Logic® Quik Plan.......................................................................... 11
UPGRADING F ROM A PREVIOUS VERSION ...................................................................... 12
MOVING SHELF LOGIC® QUIK P LAN .............................................................................. 12
Reinstalling Shelf Logic® Quik Plan......................................................................... 12
GETTING STARTED ......................................................................................................... 13
Starting Shelf Logic® Quik Plan ............................................................................... 13
SECTION 3 – OVERVIEW........................................................................................... 14
PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................................ 14
Capabilities ............................................................................................................... 14
Plan Scaling .............................................................................................................. 14
SCREEN ELEMENTS ........................................................................................................ 15
Main Window ............................................................................................................ 15
Button Bar ................................................................................................................. 16
Tool Bar .................................................................................................................... 18
HOW TO EXECUTE COMMANDS...................................................................................... 19
Menus ........................................................................................................................ 19
Hot Buttons ............................................................................................................... 19
Shortcut Menus (Right Mouse Button)...................................................................... 19
Double-Clicking an Object ....................................................................................... 20
Drag and Drop.......................................................................................................... 20
Keyboard Shortcuts................................................................................................... 20
LIST OF MENUS & COMMANDS...................................................................................... 22
File Menu .................................................................................................................. 22
Edit Menu.................................................................................................................. 22
View Menu................................................................................................................. 22
Shelf Menu................................................................................................................. 23
Item Menu ................................................................................................................. 23
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Tools Menu................................................................................................................ 23
Report Menu.............................................................................................................. 23
Help Menu................................................................................................................. 23
SECTION 4 – DATABASE SETUP.............................................................................. 24
CREATING THE DATABASE............................................................................................. 24
ENTERING ITEMS INTO THE DATABASE .......................................................................... 24
Item Maintenance Form............................................................................................ 24
Item Maintenance Field Chart .................................................................................. 26
Tips for Creating an Effective Database .................................................................. 28
WORKING WITH IMAGE FILES ........................................................................................ 29
Image File Formats................................................................................................... 29
MAINTAINING THE ITEMS DATABASE ............................................................................ 30
Editing the Item Maintenance Form ......................................................................... 30
Saving Changes to the Items Database..................................................................... 30
Deleting an Item From the Database........................................................................ 30
Update From Database............................................................................................. 31
USING THE ITEMS DATABASE......................................................................................... 32
The Item Selection Window....................................................................................... 32
SECTION 5 – CREATING A DISPLAY...................................................................... 34
DISPLAY CONCEPTS ....................................................................................................... 34
Shelf/Peg Display Setup ............................................................................................ 35
Horizontal Slat Wall Display Setup .......................................................................... 37
Vertical Slide Display Setup ..................................................................................... 39
WORKING WITH SHELVES .............................................................................................. 41
Adding Shelves to a Display ..................................................................................... 41
Adding a Floating Shelf to Pegboard or Slat Wall ................................................... 43
Editing a Shelf ........................................................................................................... 43
Show Shelf Numbers ................................................................................................. 44
HOW SHELVES ARE P LACED ON THE PLAN..................................................................... 45
Moving Shelves ......................................................................................................... 45
WORKING WITH ITEMS .................................................................................................. 54
The Items Selection Window ..................................................................................... 54
Display-By Fields...................................................................................................... 54
Photo Images............................................................................................................. 54
Adding Items to the Planogram ................................................................................ 55
Placing Items on Shelves........................................................................................... 55
Placing Items on Hooks ............................................................................................ 55
Duplicating Items...................................................................................................... 56
Flipping Items ........................................................................................................... 56
Grouping Items ......................................................................................................... 57
Deleting Items and Shelves ....................................................................................... 58
SECTION 7 – EDITING FEATURES .......................................................................... 59
Editing Display Setup................................................................................................ 59
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SECTION 8 – OTHER FEATURES ............................................................................. 60
CUT/COPY/PASTE .......................................................................................................... 60
Undo Feature............................................................................................................ 61
Redo .......................................................................................................................... 61
Finding Items on the Planogram .............................................................................. 61
Plan Information....................................................................................................... 62
Version Information .................................................................................................. 62
VIEWING F EATURES ....................................................................................................... 63
Customizing the Screen Display ............................................................................... 63
Scale, Zoom and Scrolling Features ......................................................................... 63
SECTION 9 – FILE MANAGEMENT ......................................................................... 67
SAVING P LANS ............................................................................................................... 67
Name and Save a New Plan...................................................................................... 67
Opening an Existing Plan ......................................................................................... 68
Saving a Copy With a New Name............................................................................. 69
Closing a Plan........................................................................................................... 69
Deleting a Plan ......................................................................................................... 69
Exiting Shelf Logic Quik Plan ............................................................................... 69
PERFORMING BACKUPS .................................................................................................. 71
Automatic File Backup.............................................................................................. 72
SECTION 10 – PRINTING............................................................................................ 73
PRINT OPTIONS .............................................................................................................. 73
Printer Setup ............................................................................................................. 73
Page Setup................................................................................................................. 73
Print Planogram ....................................................................................................... 73
Print Peg Holes ......................................................................................................... 75
Printing the Planogram as a Graphic Image ........................................................... 75
SECTION 11 – REPORTS ............................................................................................. 76
GENERATING AND PRINTING REPORTS ........................................................................... 76
STANDARD REPORTS ...................................................................................................... 77
Display Schematic Listing......................................................................................... 77
Product Listing.......................................................................................................... 77
Item File Detail ......................................................................................................... 77
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TABLE OF GRAPHICS
FIGURE 1 MAIN WINDOW .................................................................................................. 15
FIGURE 2 ITEM MAINTENANCE ......................................................................................... 25
FIGURE 3 DELETED UPC CODE ......................................................................................... 31
FIGURE 4 CHANGED ITEM DIMENSIONS ............................................................................. 31
FIGURE 5 ITEM SELECTION WINDOW ................................................................................. 32
FIGURE 6 DISPLAY S ETUP SHELF /PEG................................................................................ 35
FIGURE 7 DISPLAY S ETUP SLAT WALL .............................................................................. 37
FIGURE 8 DISPLAY S ETUP VERTICAL S LIDE....................................................................... 39
FIGURE 9 ADD SHELF ......................................................................................................... 41
FIGURE 10 FLOATING SHELF S ETUP ................................................................................... 43
FIGURE 11 THREE FLOATING SHELVES WITH 1 BASE SHELF ............................................... 44
FIGURE 12. BEFORE MOVING A SHELF – SMART SHELF OFF ............................................. 46
FIGURE 13. MOVING THE SHELF UPWARDS – SMART SHELF OFF ...................................... 47
FIGURE 14. MOVING THE SHELF UP MORE – SMART SHELF OFF ....................................... 47
FIGURE 15. BEFORE MOVING A SHELF U[WARDS – SMART SHELF ON .............................. 48
FIGURE 16. AFTER THE SHELF MOVE – SMART SHELF ON ................................................ 49
FIGURE 17. BEFORE MOVING A SHELF DOWN – SMART SHELF OFF .................................. 50
FIGURE 18. MOVING THE SHELF DOWNWARDS – SMART SHELF OFF ................................ 50
FIGURE 19.THE SHELF IS MOVED DOWN MORE - SMART SHELF OFF ................................ 51
FIGURE 20. BEFORE MOVING A SHELF – SMART SHELF ON............................................... 52
FIGURE 21. AFTER MOVING A SHELF – SMART SHELF ON ................................................. 52
FIGURE 22 PEG ITEM ON HOOK AND SAME PEG ITEM ON SHELF. ........................................ 56
FIGURE 23 DRAWING THE LASSO ....................................................................................... 58
FIGURE 24 THE GROUP FORMED BY THE ABOVE LASSO .................................................... 58
FIGURE 25 FIND ITEM ........................................................................................................ 62
FIGURE 26 VIEWING SCALE ............................................................................................... 64
FIGURE 27 SCROLL BAR .................................................................................................... 65
FIGURE 28 SAVE P LAN....................................................................................................... 67
FIGURE 29 FILE OPEN ........................................................................................................ 68
FIGURE 30 PRINT PLANOGRAM ......................................................................................... 74
FIGURE 31 CREATE IMAGE FILE......................................................................................... 75
FIGURE 32 REPORT DIALOGUE BOX .................................................................................. 76
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Section 1 – Introduction
Welcome to Shelf Logic Quik Plan
Shelf Logic Quik Plan is a simple to use yet powerful program specifically
designed to create planograms for shelving, pegboard and slat wall
merchandising displays. Automatic features such as Smart Shelf and Next
Location make item placement as simple as clicking your mouse.
Your planograms can be created and printed using actual photographic images
or line art representations that are scaled to the same dimensions of width,
height and depth as the actual products. Statistical data is provided for the
construction of the display, and for doing sophisticated space analysis.
Shelf Logic® Quik Plan has several features that make it easy to incorporate your
planograms into web pages, catalogues, documents and email.
Getting Help
About This User Manual
This manual provides detailed information on all of the features of Shelf Logic
Quik Plan, as well as tips for creating and maintaining your database, image files,
and merchandising display plans.
Like the program itself, this manual will keep growing and evolving in response to
the needs of our users. Updates will be available for download from the Shelf
Logic® web site user section. We welcome your comments on corrections or
improvements that will help make this manual more useful. Please email to:
Help@ShelfLogic.com
This manual assumes that you have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft
Windows ®. If you are not familiar with Windows ® terms such as dialogue boxes,
mouse-clicks, menus, Windows Explorer, etc., consider reading Microsoft’s guide
entitled “Getting Started with Microsoft Windows ®“ or another suitable tutorial. A
basic working knowledge of Windows ® and its features is essential to effective
use of any software program.
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This manual assumes that you are using a standard right-handed mouse with the
left button set as the primary button. When the manual refers to clicking and
double clicking, it is always with the left mouse button, unless otherwise
specified. If you are left-handed, you can switch the left and right mouse buttons
through the Windows ® Control Panel.
Throughout this manual you will see the following icon in the left margin to call
attention to important procedures:
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Text that appears bold and italicized indicates a computer command that must
be typed exactly as shown (but in normal type).
When referring to a specific key on the keyboard, the name of the key will appear
in brackets, for example <enter> means press the enter key. A keyboard
combination such as <Ctrl + S> means you hold down the Ctrl key while pressing
the letter S, (or whichever letter applies to the specific command).
Instructions for executing menu commands are shown as menu name/command
name:
File/Save As – first click on File Menu then select the Save As command.
Online Help
The Shelf Logic® Help file incorporates the latest features of a Windows Help
System. Online Help can be accessed from inside Shelf Logic® Quik Plan by
clicking on the Help Menu. The online Help System provides step-by-step "How
To" instructions, and in some cases refers the user to the appropriate section of
the User Manual for more detailed information. If your operating system does not
support the most current Help File System, contact Technical Support for
assistance.
Training
A three-hour telephone-based training course consisting of two sessions is
available for an additional fee. To purchase and schedule training, contact the
main office at:
Phone (845) 796-4242
Reading through the manual prior to your training session, will significantly
enhance your learning experience. The time spent learning Shelf Logic Quik
Plan will pay off many times over in greater productivity, better quality planogram
and increased sales.
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Technical Support
Normal operating hours for the Technical Support Department are as follows:
Monday – Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, EST
Phone (845) 796-4242
Your purchase of Shelf Logic® Quik Plan includes free telephone and email
technical support. All questions regarding the operation of Shelf Logic® software
should be sent to:
Help@ShelfLogic.com
Response time is usually within one business day. When contacting technical
support you must include the following information. Failure to provide the
necessary information will result in a delayed response.
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Company name and User ID number.
User name and phone number.
Shelf Logic® product and version number.
Operating system and version number.
Computer processor speed and amount of RAM.
Detailed description of the problem that occurred including any error
message.
How many times the problem has occurred.
What other programs (if any) were running when the problem occurred.
What Does Technical Support Cover?
The role of technical support is to assist the user with operating problems,
provide clarification of printed or online documentation, answer common
questions about getting started, and for gathering user feedback on their Shelf
Logic® experience. Technical Support is not offered as an alternative to reading
the User Manual or to provide extensive training.
The many features of Shelf Logic Quik Plan have been designed to make the
job of planogramming simple and enjoyable. However, no matter how easy a
software program might be, you can only use it to its fullest capability if you learn
to use it properly.
With Shelf Logic Quik Plan, the learning process takes the intermediate
computer user about three hours. Reading our User Manual with the program
running is usually all it takes. If you do not take the time to do so, you will miss
out on many of the time saving features and helpful tips we provide throughout
this manual.
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Image Support
The User Manual contains suggestions for preparing your images for use with
Shelf Logic® Quik Plan. Due to the vast number of graphic software programs
currently in use, we cannot provide assistance with editing or converting your
images. Please consult technical support for the graphic program you use.
We can provide assistance in creating your images on a fee for service basis.
Contact the Sales Department for additional details.
Shelf Logic ® Web Site User Section
You will need a User ID and password to gain access to the web site User
Section. Your User ID and password can be found in the introduction letter that is
shipped with your software. If you do not have your User ID and password,
please contact Technical Support. Some of the features of this section are:
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Software Registration
User Manual updates for download.
Program updates for download.
Tips and FAQ’s (frequently asked questions).
System Requirements
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PC compatible Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Pentium III Processor (or equivalent), 700 Mhz
96 MB of RAM (higher recommended)
16 MB Graphics Card
20 MB available hard disk space
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Section 2 – Installation
Installing Shelf Logic® Quik Plan
Instructions for First Time Installations
(See upgrading section below if you currently run Shelf Logic® Express or an
earlier version of Shelf Logic® Quik Plan.)
1. Use the download link provided when you purchase the program and
save the download file to disk.
2. The file downloaded is called “Shelflogic_QuikPlan_install.exe”. Find
where you downloaded this file and double-click it to start the
installation.
3. Just follow the instructions to install the program.
The installation program will install Shelf Logic® Quik Plan into a folder named
C:\Program Files\Shelf Logic Quik Plan.
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A subfolder named Backup will be created for storing backup files.
A subfolder named DataFile will be created for planogram and database
files.
A subfolder named Images will be created for storing photo image files.
A subfolder named Samples, which contains a practice database and
sample plan files.
A Shelf Logic® Quik Plan Program Group will be created on the
Windows ® Start Menu with icons for starting Shelf Logic, moving Shelf
Logic®.
A desktop shortcut for Shelf Logic® Quik Plan will also be created.
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Registering Shelf Logic ® Quik Plan
Your Shelf Logic program needs to be registered to be a fully working copy. Until
it is registered, it acts as a trial version.
When you start the program, you will see a popup window that tells you this is a
trial version. At the bottom of this popup is a button that will let you register the
program. Click on this button. You will see a registration number.
Use this registration number to obtain a “Key Code”. Enter this Key Code into the
popup window and the program will register itself. This only needs to be done the
first time it’s used.
Obtaining a Key Code
To obtain a key code, you can:
1. Call our Tech Support line at 1-845-796-4242 and we will register you over
the phone.
2. Register online at our website at
http://www.shelflogic.com/register_user.htm
You will be asked to enter your user id and password (given to you in the
email sent when the program was purchased). Then you will enter the
registration number given to you by the program. You will then be given a
Key Code. Enter the into the popup window and press the “Register
Program” button. The program will then register itself.
While obtaining a Key Code, keep the popup window displayed. If you quit the
program and reopen, the popup will give you a different registration number, so
you will have to get another Key Code. You do not need to write down the
registration number and the Key Code since they change each time you register.
The key code you will be issued is only valid for one installation so you will need
to obtain a new key code for each copy of Shelf Logic® Quik Plan that you
purchase.
If you need assistance in registering your software, please contact Technical
Support.
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Note: Please refer to the section on Removing Shelf Logic® which contains
important information about moving, reinstalling, and re-registering your
Shelf Logic® software.
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Upgrading From a Previous Version
If you are currently using Shelf Logic® you must contact Tech Support for
assistance with your upgrade and conversion to Shelf Logic® Master Edition.
Moving Shelf Logic®® Quik Plan
Please follow these instructions carefully in case you need to move Shelf Logic®
Quik Plan to a different computer or reinstall at a later date:
1. Copy the DataFile folder and Images folder to another folder on your
hard drive (not C:\Program Files\Shelf Logic Quik Plan) or onto
removable medium (floppy disk, zip disk, tape or network drive)
before running the remove program. You will need to transfer these
files to the new installation.
2. From the Windows Start Menu, select Shelf Logic® Quik Plan/Move.
3. Shelf Logic® Quik Plan will be removed from you computer and a
removal code will be displayed on your screen.
4. **You must write down this removal code and store it in a safe place
or send it directly to help@shelflogic.com. **
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Note: You must have the removal code when you reinstall and
reregister Shelf Logic® Quik Plan. This removal code is valid for
only one reinstall so you must have a new removal code each time
the software is moved.
Reinstalling Shelf Logic ® Quik Plan
1. Reinstall Shelf Logic® Quik Plan following the instructions at the
beginning of this section.
2. Copy your data files to C:\Program Files\Shelf Logic Quik
Plan\DataFile.
3. Copy your image files to C:\ Shelflogic_QuikPlan\Images.
4. Run Shelf Logic® Register according to the instructions above.
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You will need both the removal code and the new registration
number when contacting Technical Support.
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Getting Started
Starting Shelf Logic ® Quik Plan
Once installation is complete, you may begin using and learning Shelf Logic®
Quik Plan. From the Windows Start Menu, select Programs, then the Shelf
Logic® Quik Plan Program Group. Click the Shelf Logic® Quik Plan icon to run the
program, or double-click the Shelf Logic® Quik Plan desktop icon.
Section 3 of this User Manual provides an overview of the program, the main
screen elements and menu commands. Section 4 covers the Items Database,
and Section 5 takes you through the process of creating your first planogram.
A practice database and plan files have been included for use during the learning
process. To access the sample files:
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Click File/Open
Double-click the Shelf Logic Quik Plan folder.
Double-click the Samples folder.
Double-click one of the sample files. This will open a sample
planogram and activate the sample database.
Note: The sample database will continue to be active until you close Shelf
Logic® Quik Plan. You should not enter your records into this database.
After using the samples planograms, exit the program. Then restart the
program and start a new planogram or open an existing planogram you
have created.
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Section 3 – Overview
Program Specifications
Capabilities
Number of items in the database file:
100
Maximum faces on a plan:
1000
Maximum Items stacked behind each other in a facing:
Maximum shelves on a plan:
255
250
Maximum plan width:
50 Feet
Maximum plan height:
50 Feet
Maximum number of databases:
1
Maximum number of databases per plan:
Maximum Levels of Undo and Redo:
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Plan Scaling
Zoom Ratio: 1.5:1 to 63:1 (at 640x480 monitor resolution)
Scale Ratio: 5 1/4-feet/screen inch to 1 1/2-inches/screen inch
Viewing capacity: 45 x 27 feet to 3/4 x 1/14 feet (at 640x480 monitor resolution)
Item measurement accuracy to 1/16 inch
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Screen Elements
Main Window
If you are running Shelf Logic® Quik Plan while reading this manual, you will
need to open a planogram to activate all of the menus and features.
Figure 1 Main Window
1. Menu Bar
2. Button Bar
3. Plan Window
5. Rulers
6. Tool
Bar
7. Status Bar
8. Scroll Bars
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4. Item Selection
Window
1. Menu Bar – Contains all of the commands and features of Shelf Logic®
Quik Plan.
2. Button Bar – Shortcuts to some of the most frequently used commands.
3. Plan Window – This is where you will construct and edit your plan.
4. Item Selection Window – Displays your Items database.
5. Rulers – Located above and to the left of the Plan Window to aid in the
positioning of items and shelves. One inch on the ruler bar equals one foot
of actual display.
6. Tool Bar – Contains several useful tools for viewing, creating and editing
your plan.
7. Status Bar – Displays information about the selected item or shelf. When
a shelf is selected (highlighted) the Status Bar will display the shelf
dimensions. When an item is selected (highlighted) the Status Bar will
display the item details.
8. Scroll Bars – Used to scroll through the Plan or Items Windows when the
display is too large to be viewed in one screen.
Button Bar
New - Opens a new planogram. If another planogram is currently open, an
alert box will remind you to save it.
Open - Opens an existing planogram file.
Save - Saves the current planogram.
Print – Opens the Print Dialogue Box.
Find - Finds items on the current planogram that match the selected item.
Cut - Cuts (removes) the selected item, shelf or group from the planogram.
Copy - Copies the selected item, shelf or group from the planogram.
Paste - Pastes a cut or copied object at the upper left corner of the
Planogram Window.
Undo - Reverses the last action taken.
Redo - Restores the last Undo action.
Add Shelf - Opens the "Add Shelf" dialogue box.
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Items – Opens Item Maintenance.
Duplicate Right – Duplicates the selected item to the right.
Duplicate Up – Duplicates the selected item up.
Flip – Flips the selected item to one of 3 sides.
Zoom –Enlarge or decrease the view of the planogram.
Help - Opens the Help System.
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Tool Bar
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1. Arrow – Toggles between the normal arrow pointer and the zoom pointers.
2. +Magnify – (Zoom In) Turns the pointer into a magnifying glass to enlarge
the view of a specific item, shelf or section of the plan (changes the display only,
not the actual plan). Each mouse click enlarges the view by one increment.
3. -Magnify – (Zoom Out) Turns the pointer into a magnifying glass to shrink the
view and display more of the plan (changes the display only, not the actual plan).
Each mouse click shrinks the view by one increment.
4. Grabber Tool – Turns the pointer into a hand and moves the plan up/down or
right/left within the Plan Window (an alternative to Scroll Bars).
5. Scale Slider – Re-scales the size of the view in the Plan Window (an
alternative method for zooming in and out).
Detailed information about all of the above features can be found in
Sections 5 through 8.
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How to Execute Commands
The many features of Shelf Logic® Quik Plan can be executed by using menus,
keyboard shortcuts, button and tool bars, mouse clicks, or drag and drop. Before
executing some commands, you must first select a shelf or item on which the
command will be performed. Clicking the left mouse button on a shelf or item
selects and highlights it in bright red.
Menus
There are two ways to execute commands from the menus:
1. Using the mouse, click the menu name then click the command on the
drop-down menu.
2. Using the keyboard, hold down <Alt> and press the underlined letter in the
menu name, then press the underlined letter in the command name.
Hot Buttons
The Hot Buttons located on the Button Bar are shortcuts to some of the more
frequently used features. All of the Hot Button commands can also be found in
the menus.
Shortcut Menus (Right Mouse Button)
In addition to the main menus, there are several shortcut menus that can be
accessed by clicking the right mouse button over an object. These menus are
object-sensitive, which means that the available options will be different
depending upon the object you right-click on. We suggest experimenting with the
right mouse button feature as much as possible. Once familiar with the different
menus, you will find them to be considerable step-savers.
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Right clicking over a shelf will select the shelf and open a Shortcut Menu
of commands relating to shelf arrangement.
Right clicking over the plan area will open a Shortcut Menu of commands
relating to display setup.
Right clicking over an item in the Item Selection Window will select it and
open a Shortcut Menu of commands relating to item maintenance.
Right clicking over an item in the Plan Window selects it and opens a
Shortcut Menu relating to item placement in the plan.
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Double-Clicking an Object
Double-clicking an object in the plan window, such as a shelf or item, opens a
maintenance menu that allows you to change the shelf dimensions or update the
item in the database. Double-clicking the plan area opens the Display Setup
dialogue box. Double-clicking an item in the Item Selection Window places the
item on the plan.
Drag and Drop
Items can be dragged from the Item Selection Window and dropped onto the
plan. To drag an item, select it from the Item Selection Window and hold down
the left mouse button as you move the mouse. Release the mouse button to
place the item on the plan.
When dragging and dropping an item, the Smart Shelf feature and Snap-To
features still apply if turned on, but Next Available Location has no effect.
Keyboard Shortcuts
Some frequently used commands can be executed directly from the keyboard by
holding down <Ctrl> or <Alt> and pressing a corresponding letter. If a particular
command has a Keyboard Shortcut, it will appear on the menu next to the
command name as follows: <Ctrl + letter>.
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Reference List of Keyboard Shortcuts
Add Items to Database
Add Item to Planogram
Item Maintenance
File/Save
Open Existing Plan
Show Peg Holes/Turn Off Peg Holes
Show Photos/Turn Off Photos
Display Setup
Undo
Redo
Cut
Copy
Paste
Find (Items on Planogram)
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Grabber Tool
Print Planogram
Scroll Forward through Item Maintenance
Scroll Backward through Item Maintenance
Exit Shelf Logic®
Copy Selected Area
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<Ctrl +I>
<Ctrl + A>
<Ctrl + M>
<Ctrl + S>
<Ctrl + O>
<Ctrl + H>
<Ctrl + T>
<Ctrl + D>
<Ctrl + Z>
<Ctrl + R>
<Ctrl + X>
<Ctrl + C>
<Ctrl + V>
<Ctrl + F>
F8
F7
<Shift> + Drag Mouse
<Ctrl + P>
<Alt + D>
<Alt + B>
<Alt + F4>
<Ctrl + Drag>
List of Menus & Commands
File Menu
New – Opens a new plan.
Open – Opens an existing plan.
Close – Closes a plan and clears the Plan Window.
Delete – Permanently deletes a plan from your hard drive.
Save – Saves the current plan.
Save As – Saves a copy of the current plan in a new file with a new name.
Unit of Measure − Toggles between English and Metric unit of measure.
Page Setup – Set page margins for planogram printouts.
Printer Setup – Change printers and printer options, such as paper orientation.
Exit – Closes Shelf Logic® Quik Plan.
Edit Menu
Undo – Reverses up to 10 operations.
Redo – Reverses the last Undo operation.
Delete – Removes one or more items or shelves from a plan.
Cut – Deletes an object and stores it in the clipboard for reuse.
Copy – Copies an object to the clipboard for reuse.
Paste – Places the clipboard contents in a new location.
Find – Finds and highlights matching items in a plan.
Copy Image to Clipboard – Copies the selected area of the plan to the
Windows clipboard for pasting into another application.
View Menu
Show Ruler – Turns Ruler display on and off.
Show Button Bar– Turns Button Bar display on and off.
Show Tool Bar – Turns Tool Bar display on and off.
Show Pegholes – Turns display of pegholes on and off.
Show Shelf Numbers – Turns display of shelf number tags on and off.
Show Photos – Turns photo image display on and off.
Display Setup – Changes the plan configuration.
Scale – Changes the scale of the plan on the screen.
Zoom in – Enlarges the view of a section of the plan.
Zoom out – Shrinks the view to display more of the plan.
Preferences – Set defaults for some of the program features.
Info – Displays information about the current plan.
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Shelf Menu
Add – Set shelf dimensions and adds one or more shelves to the plan.
Change – Changes shelf dimensions or placement of an existing shelf.
Item Menu
Maintenance – Add items or change existing items in the Items database file.
Flip – Turns an item onto one of 3 sides and displays the corresponding image.
Duplicate Up – Duplicates the highlighted item upwards.
Duplicate Right - Duplicates the highlighted item to the right.
Update from Database – Updates item details that have been modified since
the plan was created.
Tools Menu
Arrow – Toggles between the normal arrow pointer and the Tool Bar pointers.
Magnify Up – (Zoom In) Turns the pointer into a magnifying glass to enlarge the
view of an item, shelf or section of the plan (changes the display only, not the
actual plan). Each mouse click enlarges the view by one increment.
Magnify Down – (Zoom Out) Turns the pointer into a magnifying glass to shrink
the view and display more of the plan (changes the display only, not the actual
plan). Each mouse click shrinks the view by one increment.
Grab – Turns the pointer into a hand and moves the plan up/down or right/left
within the Plan Window (an alternative to Scroll Bars).
Report Menu
Print Planogram – Set print options for planograms.
Print Shelving Schematic – Set print options schematic printout.
Set Section Headers & Footers – Set headers and footers for planogram
printouts.
Schematic Listing – Print or display information for constructing the actual
shelving.
Product Listing – Print of display list of items on the display, quantities and
placement.
Item File Detail – Detailed information about the Items database file.
Item File Summary – Item file listing can be used as an aid to product selection.
Help Menu
Contents – Opens the Help system.
About – Shelf Logic® version and release information.
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Section 4 – Database Setup
Creating the Database
Shelf Logic Quik Plan requires a minimal amount of initial setup, however, as
with any new software, setup should be given careful consideration. Instructions
for creating a database must be carefully followed. Data entry and product
dimensions must be accurate. The quality of your final planogram is dependent
upon an accurate, well-planned database.
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Note: Be sure that all plan files are closed and that only the main Shelf
Logic® Quik Plan application window is open (gray background). Many of
the Hot Buttons and Menus will be inactive, however, the items database
can still be accessed. If you previously had the sample files open during
this working session, close Shelf Logic® Quik Plan and reopen it to access
the items database.
Entering Items into the Database
Item Maintenance Form
Hot Button:
Items Menu:
Keyboard Shortcut:
Items
Maintenance
<Ctrl + I>
When you execute one of the above commands, the Item Maintenance form will
open as shown below. The name and location of the active database file will
appear on the title bar of the form—double check that you are using the correct
database.
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Figure 2 Item Maintenance
Each line in the form is called a field:
• use <Tab> to move forward one field,
• use <Shift +Tab> to move backward one field,
• or click the mouse inside the field to select it.
The UPC Code is the key field of the database and should always be entered
first. If an item has already been entered using this UPC Code, the item details
will fill the Item Maintenance form. The UPC Code must be unique for each
item—duplicates are not allowed.
Some fields are required entries and some fields require data in a specific format.
Each field has a maximum allowable number of characters. If a field is userdefined, that means numbers or letters are acceptable. Refer to the Item
Maintenance chart below.
While your database is still in the planning stage, we suggest creating a practice
planogram and printing out a sample of each report so you can see the effects of
any empty or user-defined fields.
The following chart details the type of data to be entered when creating your
database in Shelf Logic® Quik Plan:
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Item Maintenance Field Chart
Field Name
Data Type
Maximum
Characters
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UPC Code
Required
unique
alphanumeric
entry
SKU Code
Optional
user-defined
Optional
user-defined
25
Optional
User-defined
Required
select from
radio buttons
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Item No.
Vendor No.
Item Type
Picture
Ven Name
Item Name
Display – no
entry needed
Optional
User-defined
Optional
user-defined
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1
(“P” or “S”)
N/A
50
50
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Description
The industry standard Universal
Product Code. This field is the primary
(key) field, which Shelf Logic® Quik
Plan uses to organize and locate
items. It must be a unique number for
each item—no duplicates are allowed.
The manufacturer's identification code
for the particular item.
Although this is an optional field,
leaving it empty may have significant
impact on your final results.
Code or number to identify the vendor
that supplies this item.
A Shelf Item is an object that can only
be placed on a shelf. Placing a shelf
item in a pegboard area will generate
a warning message. A Peg Item can
be placed on a shelf or hung from a
hook.
This will automatically display the
image associated with this item.
The full name of the vendor that
supplies this item.
This name for this item
Field Name
Desc
Category
Data Type
Optional
User-defined
Optional
User-defined
Maximum
Characters
50
50
Width
Required
Numeric
12
Height
Required
Numeric
12
Peg Hole
From Left
Required for
Peg Items –
Numeric
10
Peg Hole
From Top
Required for
Peg Items –
Numeric
10
Image File
Optional
100
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Description
A detailed description of the item.
This field can be used to organize
items by groups of related products for
database filtering. Some reports are
sorted by category.
The width of the item (left to right) in
inches. Enter whole numbers or
decimals (1, 1.25, 1.5). Do not enter
fractions.
The height of the item (top to bottom)
in inches. Enter whole numbers or
decimals (1, 1.25, 1.5). Do not enter
fractions.
This field is only available when the
Peg Item Type is selected. Enter the
distance from the left edge of the
package to the center of the peg hole.
Enter whole numbers or decimals (i.e.
0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1). Do not enter
fractions.
This field is only available when the
Peg Item Type is selected. Enter the
distance from the top edge of the
package to the center of the peg hole.
Enter whole numbers or decimals (i.e.
0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1). Do not enter
fractions.
Enter the path (location) and filename
of the image file to be associated with
this item. Clicking the browse button
will allow you to select the file from the
contents of your computer.
Record Counter – Located at the upper right corner of the Item Maintenance
form, the record counter indicates the total number of records in the database.
Forward & Back Buttons – Used to scroll through the contents of the Items
Database. This is an alternative to searching when you have a small database,
and an alternative to the “Save” button to edit a record and continue scrolling.
Save Button - Once the required data has been entered, click the Save button
(or use the keyboard shortcut of <Alt + S>). After clicking the Save Button, the
Item Maintenance form will clear so that another item can be entered.
Cancel Button– Clears the screen without saving changes.
Delete – Deletes the current record from the Items Database.
Exit –Closes the Item Maintenance screen and returns to the main Shelf
LogicQuik Plan screen.
Item Colors - Click the Item Color Button to select a color scheme and pattern
that will print in line art printouts and display on screen when photo images are
turned off. Each item can have its own outline color, fill color, and pattern. If no
color scheme is selected, a default of white with black outline will be used.
Tips for Creating an Effective Database
It is important to put some thought and planning into the initial setup of your
database in order to achieve the best possible results. Following are some points
to consider during the setup phase.
1. Enter a few test items and create some practice planograms.
2. Print out the practice planogram and a sample of each report on the Report
Menu.
3. If you have left any fields empty, note the effect on reports, the Item Selection
Window, the Plan Window, and planogram printouts.
4. When entering your item dimensions, use the side most likely to face the front
of the shelf. Although you can use the Flip Item feature to change the facing
on your planogram, the dimensions entered into the database should be the
ones most often used.
5. We suggest color-coding items by category. This method helps organize your
planogram and produces an attractive line art printout.
6. Some changes to the Shelf Logic® database can have detrimental effects on
existing plans. Never move or rename a database after it has been used to
create any plans. Items deleted from the database will also be deleted from
existing plans.
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Working With Image Files
In order to use photographic images in your planograms, all you have to do is
enter the item’s image file name and location in the Items database. Once
entered, you should not move or rename image files and folders or you may have
to recreate these links. Image files can be stored on any drive and in any folder,
however, we recommend storing them in the Images subfolder created during
installation of Shelf Logic® Quik Plan.
Image File Formats
Shelf Logic® Quik Plan supports both bitmap and JPEG image file formats.
A bitmap is a graphic image saved in the standard Windows graphic file format.
Bitmaps are accepted by all Windows applications and generally produce the
best quality photographic printouts, but bitmap files can be very large.
A JPEG file is another graphic image format commonly used for web pages,
electronic transfer (email), and printed documents. JPEG files are smaller,
transfer more quickly, and require less storage space.
You will achieve the best print quality with original images created in either
bitmap or JPEG formats. Converting images from one format to another can
cause a loss of detail and print quality.
If you are going to use photographic images or custom shapes with your plans,
we suggest that you have access to a graphics software program that can
perform the following functions:
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Convert files from other formats to bitmaps or JPEG’s if necessary.
Resize or resample color images – Shelf Logic Quik Plan will automatically
scale the bitmap image to the proper size for the planogram, however, if the
image is too large or too small, print quality may be affected. The
recommended size is approximately 100 to 400 pixels height or width, with
the second dimension proportionate to the first.
Cropping – the photograph should be taken straight on and never at an angle.
Crop as close as possible to the edges of the actual item, removing as much
excess background as possible.
Change background color – since the printed planogram background is white,
the graphic image background should also be white.
Drawing tools for creating shapes.
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Maintaining the Items Database
Editing the Item Maintenance Form
Menu:
Hot Button:
Item/Maintenance
Items
Executing one of the above commands will open an empty Item Maintenance
screen to enter a new item or edit an existing one. Locate the item you wish to
edit using one of the following methods:
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Select the item on the planogram, right-click and select Edit Item.
Double-click the item on the planogram.
Locate the item in the Items Window, right-click and select Edit
Item.
Open Item Maintenance and search the database for the item.
Saving Changes to the Items Database
After making changes to an existing item click the Save button to save the
changes and clear the Item Maintenance form; or, click the right or left scroll
button to save the new record and proceed to the next record. Once an existing
item has been edited, Shelf Logic® Quik Plan will automatically insert the current
date in the Last Change Date field.
Editing the item’s UPC code will create a duplicate item with a new UPC
code. The original item will remain unchanged.
Deleting an Item From the Database
After locating the item in the database, click the Delete button. Deleting an item
in this manner permanently erases the item from the database.
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Note: Certain changes to an existing database can have detrimental effects
on plans previously created with that database.
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Update From Database
Menu:
Item/Update from database
When a plan file is opened, Shelf Logic® Quik Plan automatically checks the
database for possible changes in three areas:
1. Does the item on the plan still exist in the current database?
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If the item has been deleted, a warning dialogue box will open listing the
deleted UPC codes and deleted items on the plan will be marked with a
large black X as shown below. This item cannot be updated and should be
removed from the plan.
Figure 3 Deleted UPC Code
2. Are the length, width and depth of the items on the plan the same as in the
current database?
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If not, the item is marked with a large black exclamation point as shown
below.
3. Are the peg hole locations (left and top) the same as in the current database?
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If not, the item is marked with a large black exclamation point as shown
below.
Figure 4 Changed Item Dimensions
The Update from Database command can be executed by selecting the above
menu command, or by right-clicking the item on the plan. The selected item will
be updated to reflect the new information in the database. The item's position
may then need to be adjusted manually.
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Using the Items Database
The Item Selection Window
When a new plan is created or an existing plan opened, the Item Selection
Window will appear to the right of the Plan Window and display the active
database. The Item Selection Window is automatically sized and positioned to fit
within the main Shelf Logic window.
Both the Plan Window and the Item Selection Window can be resized by
dragging the window’s edge. Place the mouse pointer over the right edge of the
Plan Window and the left edge of the Items Window. When the pointer becomes
a double-headed arrow, drag to resize both windows for a perfect fit.
Figure 5 Item Selection Window
Items are listed in the Items Window in order of Item Type. Peg items are listed
at the top and are preceded by the letter “P”; shelf items follow and are preceded
by the letter “S”. The Item Number is the default display field, however, you can
easily change the display field to UPC Code, SKU Code, Item Name or
Description. To change the default Item display field:
1. Place the mouse pointer inside the Items Window and right-click.
2. Select the desired display field from the menu.
When you change the display-by field, your selection becomes the new default
and will remain in effect until the next time you change it. The display-by field can
also be set in Preferences. The selected display-by field and item number print
on line art planograms.
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To locate an item in the Item Window, click the mouse inside the window and
type the first letter or number of the item. The curser (highlighted bar) will jump to
the beginning of that section; or use the scroll bars to scroll through the list.
When working with a large database the Filter Feature (see below) can be used
to restrict the items that appear in the Item Selection Window for easier selection.
Once an item has been added to a planogram, the text color for that item will turn
red, indicating that the item has already been selected. Removing that item from
the planogram will restore the text color to black.
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Section 5 – Creating a Display
Display Concepts
This chapter will introduce the basic concepts of creating a planogram. Additional
features of Shelf Logic Quik Plan are covered in Sections 6, 7 and 8.
The steps for creating a planogram are really very simple:
1. Define the display type and dimensions.
2. Add shelves to the display.
3. Add items to the display.
Your items are represented on the planogram by a scaled line art box, a custom
shape, or a photographic image. Items can be placed anywhere on the
planogram, however, warning messages will alert you when an item is not
properly positioned, or if there is not enough space.
There are three display types in Shelf Logic Quik Plan:
1. Shelf/Peg is used to create a shelving planogram, a pegboard
planogram, a combination shelf/pegboard planogram, or pallet rack
planogram.
2. Slat wall is used to create a horizontal slat wall planogram.
3. Vertical Slide is used to create a planogram where items are
displayed on vertical fixtures such as waterfall hooks or literature
racks.
Once the Display Setup is complete, the new planogram will appear in the Plan
Window. The Items Database will open in the Items Selection Window.
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Shelf/Peg Display Setup
Hot Button:
Menu:
New Plan
File/New
After executing one of the above commands, the Display Setup dialogue box will
open as shown below. A typical gondola display setup is shown:
Figure 6 Display Setup Shelf/Peg
Type
Select Shelf/Peg to create a shelving display, a pegboard display, or a
combination shelf and pegboard display.
Display Length & Display Height
These dimensions will determine the total area of your display. Measurements
can be entered in feet, feet and inches, or all inches.
Vertical Distance & Horizontal Distance Between Peg Holes
These measurements determine the type of pegboard used for the display
background. A minimum of .5” must be entered. Standard pegboard is one inch
vertical by one inch horizontal. If you prefer not to have a pegboard background,
you can turn off the peg holes later from the View Menu.
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Vertical Spacing Between Notches
This is the vertical distance between the slots on the vertical uprights into which
the shelves will be attached. One inch is standard for most gondola or wall
shelving. With one-inch slot positions, shelf height and shelf movement must be
in one-inch increments. With two-inch slot positions, shelf height and shelf
movement must be in two-inch increments.
Kickplate
This is the height of the kickplate or base unit. The kickplate appears as a solid
black area at the bottom of the display. The top of the kickplate is the lowest
possible position where a shelf may be placed, but it is not an actual shelf and
cannot hold items.
Display Color
Select a background color for the display. This color is for on-screen viewing only
and does not affect printed planograms. The printed planogram will have a white
background to accommodate photographic images.
OK Button
Accepts the current setup, closes the Display Setup box, and opens the display
in the Plan Window.
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Cancel Button
Closes the Display Setup box without creating a new display or saving changes
to an existing display.
Set Default
Clicking the Default button will save the current display setup. Each new
planogram will begin with these dimensions, however, they can be changed as
needed. Each time you click the Default button, the current setup will overwrite
the previous one saved, but will not affect any planograms created previously.
Your basic display should now be visible in the Plan Window. Drag the Scale
Slider Button on the Tool Bar to scale the view to your preference. When
learning the program, it’s usually easier to position items and shelves in a larger
scale.
Horizontal Slat Wall Display Setup
Figure 7 Display Setup Slat Wall
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Type
Select Horizontal Slat wall.
Display Length & Display Height
These dimensions will determine the total area of your display. Measurements
can be entered in feet, in feet and inches, or all inches.
Vertical Distance Between Slats
Measure the distance from the top of the channel to the bottom of the slat.
Standard slat wall has a vertical distance of 3 inches.
Vertical Spacing Between Notches
Use the default setting of 1.
Kickplate
This is an optional setting for slat wall that can be set to 0 if no base is needed.
Display Color
Select a background color for the display. This color is for on-screen viewing only
and does not affect printed planograms. The printed planogram will have a white
background to accommodate photographic images.
OK Button
Accepts the current setup, closes the Display Setup box, and opens the display
in the Plan Window.
Cancel Button
Closes the Display Setup box without creating a new display or saving changes
to an existing display.
Set Default
Clicking the Default button will save the current display setup. Each new
planogram will begin with these dimensions; however, they can be changed as
needed. Each time you click the Default button, the current setup will overwrite
the previous one saved, but will not affect any planograms created previously.
Your slat wall display should now be visible in the Plan Window. Drag the Slider
Button on the Tool Bar to scale the view to your preference.
You are now ready to add shelves, floating shelves or items to the slat wall
display.
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Vertical Slide Display Setup
Figure 8 Display Setup Vertical Slide
Type
Select Vertical Slide.
Display Length & Display Height
These dimensions will determine the total area of your display. Measurements
can be entered in feet, in feet and inches, or all inches.
Horizontal Distance Between Slats
Measure the distance from the left edge of the first vertical fixture to the left edge
of the next vertical fixture.
Vertical Spacing Between Notches
This is the vertical distance between slots on the vertical uprights into which
shelves or racks will be attached.
Kickplate
This is an optional setting for Vertical Slide.
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Display Color
Select a background color for the display. This color is for on-screen viewing only
and does not affect printed planograms. The printed planogram will have a white
background to accommodate photographic images.
OK Button
Accepts the current setup, closes the Display Setup box, and opens the display
in the Plan Window.
Cancel Button
Closes the Display Setup box without creating a new display or saving changes
to an existing display.
Set Default
Clicking the Default button will save the current display setup. Each new
planogram will begin with these dimensions; however, they can be changed as
needed. Each time you click the Default button, the current setup will overwrite
the previous one saved, but will not affect any planograms created previously.
Your vertical display should now be visible in the Plan Window. Drag the Slider
Button on the Tool Bar to scale the view to your preference.
You can now begin adding shelves or items to the display.
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Working with Shelves
Adding Shelves to a Display
Hot Button:
Menu:
+Shelf
Shelf/Add
After executing one of the above commands, the Add Shelf dialogue box will
open as shown below. Shelves are always added to the display from the bottom
up and can be added individually or in multiples. Shelves should never be longer
than the section length defined in display setup.
Figure 9 Add Shelf
Add__ Shelves
Enter the number of shelves to be added to the active section.
Section Number
Always defaults to the active section. The active section is the last section in
which the mouse was clicked. You can change the default section number if
necessary.
Length
This is the length of the shelf in inches from left to right. This measurement
defaults to the length of the section as defined in Display Setup and cannot be
changed.
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Note: If you need to add a shelf that is shorter or longer than the section
length, the floating shelf feature should be used.
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Height
This is the shelf height, the distance from the top surface of the current shelf to
the bottom surface of the shelf above it. This is the area reserved for items and
will appear as a shaded area on the screen.
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Note: The top shelf of each section will still have the specified shelf height
reserved for items even though there is no shelf above it, as indicated by
the shaded area.
Thickness
This is the thickness of the shelf.
Peg Area Height
If desired, there can be a peg area above the shelf and below the shelf above.
The peg area starts on top of the specified shelf height.
The shelf above will start after the peg area, so if you have a 6 inch shelf height
and a 6 inch peg area, then there’s a total of 12 inches between the shelves.
If you don’t want a peg area above a shelf, then make the peg area height 0.
OK Button
Accepts the shelf dimensions, closes the Add Shelf dialogue box, and adds the
shelf or shelves to the display in the Plan Window.
Cancel Button
Closes the Add Shelf dialogue box without adding shelves.
Default
Saves the current shelf dimensions as the default shelf setup.
The defined shelves should now appear on the display and are colored blue. To
select a specific shelf, place the mouse pointer over the shelf and click the left
mouse button. The selected shelf turns red.
The shaded area above the shelf is a visual aid for determining the space
occupied by each shelf. Even though you will not see the pegboard background
in this reserved area on your screen, you can still place peg hook items in the
reserved area. When a peg item is placed with its bottom edge on a shelf, the
item automatically becomes a shelf item as indicated on the Status Bar.
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Adding a Floating Shelf to Pegboard or Slat Wall
A floating shelf is attached directly to pegboard or slat wall instead of to vertical
uprights, and can be used to simulate many different pegboard or slat wall
accessories. Floating shelves can be used with any display type and can be
dragged to any position within the display.
The procedure for adding a floating shelf is identical to adding a regular shelf,
except that the Section Number must be zero. A floating shelf can be any length
since it does not attach to uprights.
Figure 10 Floating Shelf Setup
Editing a Shelf
There are several ways to access the Change Shelf dialogue box:
1. Double-click the shelf you wish to edit.
2. Right-click over the shelf and select Change Shelf.
3. With a shelf selected, click the Shelf Menu and select Change.
Shelf height can also be adjusted by dragging shelves up and down along the
vertical uprights, or to a new section.
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The following display uses a full-sized base shelf and 3 floating shelves. Notice
how the floating shelves attach directly to the pegboard instead of the standards.
Figure 11 Three Floating Shelves with 1 base shelf.
Show Shelf Numbers
Menu:
View/Show Shelf Numbers
Selecting this option turns the display of shelf number tags on and off and is
particularly useful when working with Smart Plan for Shelves.
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Note: If you have rearranged the shelf positions it is possible that the shelf
numbers will not be in consecutive order on your planogram.
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How Shelves are Placed on the Plan
When first adding shelves to a section, the shelves are placed from the bottom
up. The first shelf is placed so that the top of the shelf is level with the top of the
kickplate, or if no kickplate, the shelf top is level with the bottom of the display,
the bottom of the shelf actually hangs below the display. In a reality, the top of
the kickplate if the first shelf.
From the first shelf, the shelf height extends upwards and if there’s a peg area
height specified, then that extends upwards after the shelf height. After that
comes the second shelf.
For example, the shelf height of the first shelf is 12 inches and the peg area
height is 6 inches. So there’s a total of 18 inches in between the shelves. The
bottom of the second shelf starts at 18 inches up, and if this second shelf
thickness is an inch, then the top of the second shelf is 19 inches above the top
of the first shelf.
If you specify a “Distance from the bottom”, then the shelf will start at this
location, regardless of shelf heights and peg area heights.
Moving Shelves
This is where the “logic” in Shelf Logic comes in. The shelves act in very specific
ways to help you in moving them around the display, and lend themselves to
trying different display scenarios. Much of this behavior is controlled by the Smart
Shelf feature.
When Smart Shelf is turned off, then after the shelves are moved, the shelves
remain in place but their shelf height and peg area height are adjusted to fit the
newly placed shelves.
With Smart Shelf turned on, then after the shelves are moved, the position of the
shelves above the moved shelves are moved up or down so the shelf height and
peg area height remain the same.
If there isn’t enough room for the changes requested, in other words, not enough
room at the top to push shelves upwards, you will get an error message and the
move will be undone.
Some examples will make this clearer.
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Moving Shelves Up in the Same Section – Smart Shelf Off
With Smart Shelf off, a moved shelf will stay where placed and its shelf height
and peg area adjusted according to the location of the shelf above. Let’s look at
an example of this.
Figure 12. Before Moving a Shelf – Smart Shelf Off
In figure 12, we have three shelves, each with a shelf height of 12 inches and a
peg area height of 6 inches. The middle shelf is selected and will be moved
upwards, as shown in the next figure.
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Figure 13. Moving the Shelf Upwards – Smart Shelf Off
The shelf has been moved upwards slightly. Since Smart Shelf is off, the moved
shelf’s height and peg area are not preserved. As the shelf is moved upwards,
first the peg area height is reduced and when there’s no more peg area, then the
shelf height is reduced, as shown in the next figure.
Figure 14. Moving the Shelf Up More – Smart Shelf Off
Here, the middle shelf has been moved up even more, and since there’s no more
peg area, then the shelf height of the moved shelf is reduced.
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If there was never a peg area height specified, then only the shelf height is
reduced as the shelf is moved upwards.
Moving Shelves Up in the Same Section – Smart Shelf On
With Smart Shelf on, a shelf stays where placed, but the shelves above this shelf
are pushed upwards so the shelf height and peg area of the moved shelf remains
unchanged. In other words, as the shelf is moved, the other shelves move out of
its way. Let’s look at an example.
Figure 15. Before Moving a Shelf U[wards – Smart Shelf On
Here are three shelves before the move. The middle shelf is selected and will be
moved upwards. Since Smart Shelf is on, the shelf above the selected shelf will
move upwards along with the selected shelf, as shown in the next figure.
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Figure 16. After the Shelf Move – Smart Shelf On
In the figure above, you can see that the middle shelf is moved upwards and the
shelf above it is also moved the same amount, so that the shelf height of the
moved shelf remains at 12 inches and the peg area height of the moved shelf
remains at 6 inches.
Moving Shelves Down in the Same Section – Smart Shelf Off
When moving a shelf downwards with Smart Shelf off, then the shelef height and
peg area of the moved shelf increases and the shelf height and peg area of the
shelf below is reduced. Let’s look at an example.
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Figure 17. Before Moving a Shelf Down – Smart Shelf Off
Here are three shelves before the move. The middle shelf is selected and will be
moved downwards. Since Smart Shelf is off, them the shelf heights are adjusted
to fit the new shelf locations.
Figure 18. Moving the Shelf Downwards – Smart Shelf Off
As the middle shelf is moved down, its shelf height remains the same but the peg
area is increased. If there’s no peg area, then the shelf height is increased.
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Below the moved shelf, the peg area is reduced for the shelf below. As the shelf
is moved down, first the peg area is reduced, and when there’s no more peg
area, then the shelf height is reduced, as shown in the figure below.
Figure 19.The Shelf is Moved Down More - Smart Shelf Off
In the above figure, the shelf is moved down enough so that the shelf height of
the shelf below is reduced.
Moving Shelves Down in the Same Section – Smart Shelf Off
When Smart Shelf is on, then as shelves are moved downwards, the position of
the shelves above are changed to fit the existing shelf heights and peg areas.
Here’s an example:
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Figure 20. Before Moving a Shelf – Smart Shelf On
Here are three shelves, with the middle one selected for the move. When the
shelf is moved down, the top shelf is also moved down, so that the shelf height
and peg area height of the selected shelf remains the same.
Figure 21. After Moving a Shelf – Smart Shelf On
The shelf height and peg area of the moved shelf remains the same as before
the move. The shelf height and peg area of the shelf below are reduced. The top
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shelf is moved downwards the same distance as the selected shelf, keeping the
shelf height and peg area height of the selected shelf constant.
Overlapping Shelves
You can drag a shelf past another shelf. With Smart Shelf off, the shelf heights
are adjusted, with Smart Shelf on, the shelf positions are adjusted.
You can insert a shelf in between two other shelves. The shelves above will
move up and make room for the selected shelf and any items you might have on
that shelf.
Moving Shelves Left and Right
You can move shelves to other sections of the plan. It is suggested that you turn
Smart Shelf on when doing this so that any shelves in the way are adjust to make
room for the moved shelf and items on that shelf.
With Smart Shelf off, the moved shelf will have its shelf height and peg area
adjusted after being moved to the new section, depending on the positions of the
shelves already placed in that section.
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Working With Items
The Items Selection Window
The Items Window should appear to the right of the Plan Window. If it is not
visible, click the +Items Button on the Button Bar. The Items Window is
automatically sized and positioned to fit within the main Shelf Logic window.
Both the Plan Window and the Items Selection Window can be resized by placing
the mouse pointer over the right edge of the Plan Window and the left edge of
the Items Window then dragging the double-arrow mouse pointer.
Items are listed in the Items Window in order of Item Type. Peg items are listed
at the top and are preceded by the letter P, followed by shelf items.
Display-By Fields
The Item Number is the default display field, however, you can easily change the
display field to UPC Code, SKU Code, Item Name or Description.
To change the default Item display field:
1. Place the mouse pointer inside the Items Window and right-click.
2. Select the desired display field from the menu.
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Note: Unlike previous versions, the Display-By field now affects both the
screen display and the planogram printout. When printing a planogram
with line art and text, the Item Number field and the selected Display-By
field will both appear on screen and on the printout.
When you change the display-by field, your selection becomes the new default
and will remain in effect until the next time you change it. The display-by field can
also be set in Preferences.
Photo Images
View Menu:
Show Photos
With the Photo Image feature turned on, you can build your planograms using
actual photo images. For the purpose of speed and convenience, you can switch
between line art mode and photo mode at any time by clicking on the above
menu option.
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If there is no image associated with a particular item, a line art box will
be substituted.
If an item has a custom shape associated with it, the custom shape will
appear on the planogram in line art mode only.
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If an item has both an image and custom shape, the shape will appear
in line art mode and the image will appear in photo image mode.
Adding Items to the Planogram
Menu:
Item/Place
Keyboard Shortcut: <Ctrl + A>
Mouse:
Double-click the Item
Drag & Drop the Item
Items can be added using any of the above methods, however, double-clicking in
the Item Window is usually the method of choice.
Placing Items on Shelves
Both shelf item types and peg item types can be placed on shelves. If a shelf
item is not properly positioned on the shelf, or does not fit in the selected
position, a warning message will alert you.
Placing Items on Hooks
Hot Button:
Display Setup:
Menu:
Hook
Hook Size
Item/Change Hook Length
Only peg item types can be placed on hooks. Peg items are added in the same
manner as shelf items. Peg items will appear at the upper left corner of the Plan
Window and are then dragged into position. When positioning a peg item on the
planogram, the item will automatically snap to the nearest available peg hole.
You cannot place a peg item where there is no peg hole to accommodate the
hook.
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Figure 12 Peg item on hook and same peg item on shelf.
Duplicating Items
Hot Button:
Menu:
Dup Right
Dup Up
Item/Duplicate Right
Item/Duplicate Up
Once you have items on the planogram, you can duplicate them using one of
three methods. With a little practice, you will discover which method is best
suited to each situation.
Duplicate Up and Duplicate Right
The Duplicate Up Command will copy a selected item facing and stack the copy
on top of the original. You can Duplicate Up repeatedly until you run out of
space. The Duplicate Right command works the same way, but will place the
copy to the right of the original. This is the easiest method for duplicating facings
of items.
Flipping Items
Hot Button:
Menu:
Flip
Item/Flip
An item on the planogram can be flipped onto one of three sides. Executing one
of the above commands will flip the selected item to the next side. The Status
Bar will display the current side number and corresponding dimensions. If 3sided image files are used, the appropriate image will be displayed for each side.
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The Flip feature is useful for filling excess space at the end of a shelf. By shutting
off Smart Shelf and Next Loc, you can manually add an item and flip it until it fits
the available space.
Grouping Items
You can select a group of items, or items and shelves, by drawing a lasso (a
dashed line) around the items. You only need to include a portion of an item in
the lasso to include it in the grouping.
To draw a lasso around a group:
1. Position the mouse pointer just outside one corner of the group.
2. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse so that the
lasso forms around each item, or a part of each item. The
mouse can be dragged up, down, left, right or diagonally.
3. Release the mouse button.
When the mouse button is released, all of the items in the group will be selected
(red). The group can then be moved, copied or deleted.
To de-select a group, click anywhere outside of the group.
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Figure 13 Drawing the Lasso
Figure 14 The Group Formed by the Above Lasso
Deleting Items and Shelves
You can delete a single item or group of items, including shelves. Select the item
or group and click the Cut button on the Button Bar, or right-click and select
Delete from the menu. The deleted item is temporarily stored in the clipboard for
reuse.
A shelf cannot be deleted if there are items on it. The items must first be moved,
deleted, or grouped with the shelf.
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Section 7 – Editing Features
Editing Display Setup
The display dimensions of a planogram can be edited through the Display Setup
dialogue box at any time. Double-click on an empty section of the planogram, or
right-click and select Display Setup. Keep in mind that some changes to Display
Setup may have significant impact on a planogram that is already under
construction. We suggest saving your planogram before making any changes to
the setup since you cannot use the Undo feature on changes to Display Setup.
To restore the display to the previous configuration, close the file without saving
changes and then re-open it.
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Section 8 – Other Features
Cut/Copy/Paste
Another way to duplicate items and/or shelves is by using the standard Windows
Cut, Copy & Paste features. After cutting or copying an item, it can be pasted
repeatedly into different locations on the planogram.
The Cut Command
Hot Button:
Menu:
Keyboard Shortcut:
Cut
Edit/Cut
<Ctrl + X>
Upon executing one of the above commands, the selected shelf and/or items are
removed from the original location and can be pasted into a new location. The
Cut command is different from the Delete command in that Cut stores the objects
for reuse and Delete removes the objects from the plan permanently.
The Copy Command
Hot Button:
Menu:
Keyboard Shortcut:
Copy
Edit/Copy
<Ctrl + C>
The Copy command works the same way as the Cut command except that it
copies the selected items/shelves, leaving the originals in place. Copies can then
be pasted into a new area of the planogram.
The Paste Command
Hot Button:
Menu:
Keyboard Shortcut:
Paste
Edit/Paste
<Ctrl + V>
The Paste command will place the contents the cut or copied items into the
upper left corner of the Planogram Window. Pasted items will be highlighted so
that you can move them into place. You can use the Paste command repeatedly.
Duplicate Copy
Another way to create duplicates is to select a shelf, an item, or a group, and
hold down <Ctrl>, while dragging the selection to a new location on the
planogram. As you drag, the original selection stays in place and the duplicate
moves along with the mouse pointer to the new location. This method is best
used when duplicating groups.
Copy Image to Clipboard
This command will copy the selected items and/or shelves to the Windows
clipboard for pasting into other documents, such as MS Word or Excel.
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Undo Feature
Hot Button:
Menu:
Keyboard Shortcut:
Undo
Edit/Undo
<Ctrl + Z>
Each time one of the above commands is executed, your plan reverts back one
action. You can click Undo up to 10 consecutive times. Actions that can be
undone are:
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Moved shelves and items
Deleted shelves and items
Items placed on the planogram
Updates from database (see Section 4)
Cut and Paste
Redo
Hot Button:
Menu:
Keyboard Shortcut:
Redo
Edit/Redo
<Ctrl+R>
Redo reverses the last Undo operation. You can Redo up to the last 10 Undo
operations. If you delete a shelf, the Undo command would restore the deleted
shelf. The Redo command would delete the shelf again. With Undo and Redo,
you can go backward and forward through changes made to your planogram.
Finding Items on the Planogram
Hot Button:
Menu:
Keyboard Shortcut:
Find
Edit/Find
<Ctrl + F>
The Find feature locates and highlights all matching items on a planogram. If an
item on the planogram is selected, it is assumed that this is the item to match.
Executing one of the above commands will locate and highlight items in the plan
that matches the selection.
If no item is selected, the Find box will open as shown below. Enter a UPC Code,
SKU Code, Item Code, Item Name or Category to locate matching items.
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Figure 15 Find Item
Plan Information
Menu:
View/Info
The View Info command displays the plan’s vital statistics such as the number of
shelves and items, the name of the database used, and the version of Shelf
Logic® Quik Plan used to create the plan. This information is especially useful
when reviewing older plans.
Version Information
Menu:
Help/About
Upon executing the above command, a dialogue box will open and show which
Shelf Logic® product and version is currently running.
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Viewing Features
Shelf Logic Quik Plan has several features to customize the way the main
screen is displayed. When working with large plans, turning off rulers, button
bars, and tool bars will maximize the viewing space.
The following features can be turned on or off at any time during a work session
from the View Menu:
Customizing the Screen Display
Show Ruler
Menu:
View/Show Ruler
One inch on the ruler bar equals one foot of display space. When the rulers are
turned off, you will have more working space in the Plan Window, however, you
will not be able to create guidelines.
Show Button Bar
Menu:
View/Show Button Bar
The Hot Buttons on the Button Bar are shortcuts to some of the more frequently
used commands. Turning off the Button Bar provides more working screen
space. Commands normally executed from the Button Bar can be executed from
menus when the Button Bar is turned off.
Show Tool Bar
Menu:
View/Show Tool Bar
Like the Button Bar, the Tool Bar also contains shortcuts to frequently used
commands and features. These can be executed from menus when the Tool Bar
is turned off.
Show Pegholes
Menu:
View/Show Pegholes
When this is turned off, pegholes will not be visible on screen, but will still control
the placement of items on the pegboard sections of the planogram. Turning off
peghole display also turns them off on the planogram printout.
Scale, Zoom and Scrolling Features
There are several features that will change the scale of your plan as displayed on
the screen. Scaling allows you to view more of the plan by scaling it down to a
smaller size, or to enlarge a particular area for closer inspection. There are 10
possible scaling positions that range from 1½: 1 to 63:1.
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The scaling feature is based upon a monitor resolution of 640x480, which is the
recommended resolution when working in Shelf Logic® Quik Plan. If you do not
know how to change your monitor’s resolution in Windows, contact your System
Administrator for assistance.
Because Scaling and Zooming are extremely useful tools, there are several
alternative features available. Which feature you use will be based upon the
particular situation and personal preference.
Changing the View Scale
Hot Button:
Zoom
Menu:
View/Scale
Tool Bar:
Scale Scrollbar
Upon executing one of the above commands, the Viewing Scale dialogue box will
open as shown below:
Figure 16 Viewing Scale
Enter a preset scale option by entering a number from 1 to 10. A scale of 1
makes the plan the smallest while 10 enlarges it to maximum size.
The Scale Scrollbar located on the Tool Bar at the left of the screen is an
alternative method of setting the scale without using the dialogue box. Dragging
the Slider Button will change the scale up or down to one of the 10 settings. For
more exact scaling, clicking on the Scroll Arrows located above and below the
scrollbar will increase or decrease the scale by an increment of 1 for each click.
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Zoom In/Zoom Out
Menu:
Keyboard Shortcut:
View/Zoom In
View/Zoom Out
<F8 Key> Zooms In
<F7 Key> Zooms Out
The Zoom features work in much the same way as scaling. Zooming In will
increase the scale in increments of 1 each time the command is executed.
Zooming Out will decrease the scale in increments of 1 each time the command
is executed.
Magnify Feature
Tool Bar:
+Magnify Button
-Magnify Button
The Magnify Features allow you to select a specific item, shelf or section of the
plan to zoom into or out of without the need for scrolling.
Clicking on one of the Magnify Buttons located on the Tool Bar will turn the
mouse pointer into a Magnifying Glass. You can then click on the section of the
plan you want to focus on. Each click will increase or decrease the scale factor
by 1 increment. The Magnify feature will remain in effect until you deselect it by
clicking on the pointer arrow at the top of the Tool Bar. This returns the mouse
pointer to the standard arrow mode.
Scrolling Through the Plan
Depending upon the scale setting, you may not be able to view the entire plan in
the Plan Window. There are two ways of scrolling to view areas of the plan not
visible at the current scale.
Standard Scroll Bars
The horizontal and vertical Scroll Bars, located at the bottom and right edges of
the Plan Window, are used to scroll through the Plan Window. The following
figure demonstrates the various elements of a standard Scroll Bar:
Scroll Bar
Scroll Bar Slider
Scroll Buttons
Figure 17 Scroll Bar
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Scroll Buttons – Each click will scroll left, right, up or down by 1 increment.
Scroll Bar Button – Indicates your relative position within the Plan Window. The
Scroll Bar Button can be dragged with the mouse to scroll through the window.
Scroll Bar - Clicking on the vertical Scroll Bar above or below the Scroll Bar
Button will scroll by a larger increment (or left/right on the horizontal Scroll Bar).
Grab Tool
Tool Bar:
Keyboard Shortcut:
Hand Button
<Shift Key>+ Drag Mouse
The Grab Tool is an alternative to using Scroll Bars. When the Grab tool is in
effect, the mouse pointer changes to a hand. Position the hand inside the Plan
Window and drag the screen up, down, left, or right to the desired view.
If the Tool Bar is not currently showing, you can activate the Grab Tool by
holding down the <Shift Key> while dragging the mouse. Releasing the left
mouse button returns the pointer to the standard arrow.
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Section 9 – File Management
Saving Plans
Name and Save a New Plan
Hot Button:
Menu:
Keyboard Shortcut:
Save
File/Save
<Ctrl + S>
We recommend naming and saving a new plan as soon as you have defined the
layout, and also performing frequent saves throughout your work session. This
will prevent the loss of your work should an operating problem or user error
occur.
After executing one of the above commands, the standard Windows File Save
dialogue box will open as shown below. You should accept the default save
location in the Shelflogic_QuikPlan/DataFile folder.
Figure 18 Save Plan
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Enter a file name for the new plan. Long files names are acceptable. Do not
include the period and 3-letter extension in your file name. The file extension of
.PNO will automatically be added by Shelf Logic® Quik Plan. Click the OK Button
to save the file.
Opening an Existing Plan
Hot Button:
Menu:
Keyboard Shortcut:
Open
File/Open
<Ctrl + O>
Once you have named and saved a plan, you can reopen it for editing at any
time. After executing one of the above commands, the standard Windows Open
File dialogue box will open as shown below. Select a plan from the list in the left
window and click the OK Button to open it. The database used to create this plan
will also open.
Figure 19 File Open
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Saving a Copy With a New Name
Menu:
File/Save As
After making changes to an existing planogram, you may want to save the
changes in a new file, leaving the original planogram unchanged. This is a good
way to make several different versions for comparisons. By saving your plan
frequently under different names you can always revert to an earlier version.
After executing the above command, the standard Windows Save As dialogue
box will open. Enter a new file name in the File Name box. Long file names are
acceptable. Do not add the period and 3-letter extension. Click the OK button to
save the file. The original file will close and the newly named file will become the
active planogram file.
Closing a Plan
X
Hot Button:
Menu:
Windows Close Button
File/Close
You can close a plan using the above menu command, or by clicking on the
standard Windows Close button located at the upper right corner of the Plan
Window.
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Note: Be sure to select the Close button on the Plan Window and not the
application window if you want to continue working in Shelf Logic
 Quik
Plan.
The above command will close the current planogram file. If you have any
unsaved changes, an alert box will open with the following message: “Changes
have been made to your current plan. Do you wish to save it first?" Clicking on
"Yes" will open the Save Plan dialogue box, where you can save the planogram
under the current name or enter a new name. Clicking on "No" will close the plan
without saving any changes.
Deleting a Plan
Menu:
File/Delete
You must have the planogram file open before executing the above command.
This command will completely remove the planogram file from your hard drive. It
will no longer exist on your computer and will not appear in the Windows recycle
bin. Before deleting the plan, an alert box will open asking you to confirm the
deletion. This command is not reversible.
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Exiting Shelf Logic  Quik Plan
Hot Button:
Menu:
Windows Close Button
File/Exit
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You can exit Shelf Logic Quik Plan using either the above menu command, or
by clicking on the standard Windows Close Button located at the upper right
corner of the Shelf Logic Quik Plan application window. Clicking this button will
close the Plan Window, the Items Window and the Main Program Window.
If there are any unsaved changes, an alert box will open with the following
message: “Changes have been made to your current plan. Do you wish to save
it first?" Clicking on "Yes" will open the Save Plan dialogue box, where you can
save the plan under the current name or enter a new name. Clicking on "No" will
close the program without saving any changes to the open plan. The Shelf
Logic Quik Plan application window will also close.
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Performing Backups
We strongly recommend performing frequent backups of your Shelf Logic Quik
Plan Datafile folder. If your computer is connected to a network, consult your
System Administrator about including Shelf Logic data files in the system-wide
backup. If you are working on a stand-alone computer, you will need to backup or
copy the files to a removable medium, such as a floppy disk, zip disk, CD or tape
backup.
The following files should all be backed up and are located in C:\Program
Files\Shelf Logic Quik Plan\Datafile folder:
Each plan will have two data files.
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.pn1 - Contains information about the items in your plan.
.PNQ - Contains information about the plan layout.
Each database will have one file:
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.mdb -
Database file
If you have imported or exported your database:
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.csv -
Excel import/export files
If you are using item images, these files should be located in the C:\Program
Files\Shelf Logic Quik Plan\Image folder.
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.bmp - Graphic files containing photographic images of your items
.jpg - Graphic files containing photographic images of your items
If you have saved your plan as an image:
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.BMP -
Plan Image
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Automatic File Backup
Shelf Logic® Quik Plan will prompt you to make a backup of your plan file each
time you close a plan. If you select “yes”, you can then enter a file name and
location for the backup.
You will also be asked to make a backup of your database each time you close
the program. If you select “yes” you can then enter a file name location for the
database backup.
All other files must be backed up manually. Automatic backup prompts can be
turned on and off from the View Menu/Preferences section and are turned on by
default.
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Section 10 – Printing
Print Options
Printer Setup
Menu:
File/Printer Setup
Upon executing the above command, the Printer Setup dialogue box will open.
Each printer model will have a slightly different dialogue box and available
options; however, the options you will need to specify for a Shelf Logic® Quik
Plan printout are available in all Windows printers:
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Select the default printer or specify a different printer.
Select the appropriate paper size.
Select portrait or landscape mode.
Portrait mode prints with the longer page dimension running top to bottom.
Landscape mode prints with the longer page dimension running left to right.
Which mode you choose will depend upon the specific plan and personal
preference.
Page Setup
Menu:
File/Page Setup
The Page Setup feature allows you to set top and left page margins for the
planogram printout. This feature is useful when printing on letterhead and for
adjusting the planogram’s position on the page.
Print Planogram
Hot Button:
Menu:
Keyboard Shortcut:
Print
Reports/Print Planogram or Print Shelving Schematic
<Ctrl + P>
Executing one of the above will open the Print Plan dialogue box with all print
options, as shown below.
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Figure 20 Print Planogram
Heading – Enter an optional heading for the planogram that will print centered at
the top of the page margin in large type. This heading will become the default
heading for all reports printed for this planogram, eliminating the need to re-enter
it on other reports.
Sub-Heading – By default, the name of the report will appear in the sub-heading
field but can be changed by the user. The sub-heading will print in slightly smaller
type, centered below the heading.
Description – You may enter an optional description that will print at the bottom
of the page in the footer. The report footer also contain the current date, the
name of the report, the name of the planogram file, and the version of Shelf
Logic® used to create the planogram.
Print in Color - Deselect this option if you are using a black and white printer.
Print Text – By selecting this option, items will print on the planogram with Item
Number, Item Name, and Key Number. Deselecting this option will print items
with a Key Number only. The option you select will depend upon the individual
planogram. Small items print better without text.
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Graphic Options – Selecting the Line Art option will print the items as boxes and
custom shapes (where applicable). Selecting the Images option will print the
items as photographic images, provided that an image file was entered into the
items database.
Printing the Planogram by Section
In the Print Planogram dialogue box, select all sections to print the entire
planogram on a single sheet of paper. Select a starting and ending section to
print only selected sections of the planogram a single sheet of paper. To print a
single section per page, choose that section as the starting and ending section.
After selecting the appropriate options, click the OK Button to print, or the Cancel
Button to cancel printing and return to the main Shelf Logic® screen.
Print Peg Holes
You can control whether or not background peg holes print on your final
planogram by turning them on or off from the View Menu. If there is a checkmark
in front of the Show Peg holes option, the peg holes will be visible on screen and
will print on the planogram. Deselecting Show Peg holes will turn them off for
both the screen and printed planogram.
Printing the Planogram as a Graphic Image
Menu:
File/Save Plan as Image
After executing the above command, the following dialogue box will open.
Heading, Sub Heading and Description are optional. Select from high-resolution
image or low-resolution image, depending upon your needs. A high-resolution
image will create a superior printout but creates a very large image file. A lowresolution file is more suitable for emailing and web pages, where the image will
only be viewed on screen.
After clicking OK, a standard Save File dialogue box will open. Graphic files can
be saved in several formats including .bmp, .jpg, .esp, and .tif.
Figure 31 Create Image File
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Section 11 – Reports
Generating and Printing Reports
Shelf Logic® Quik Plan has several useful reports that can be automatically
generated from inside the program. In addition, plan files can be exported into
Excel to create custom reports.
All standard reports are accessible from the Report Menu. Upon selecting a
report from the menu, the Report dialogue box will open as shown below:
Figure 32 Report Dialogue Box
Reports displayed to screen now open in a separate window so that the plan and
report can be viewed at the same time. The report can be printed or exported to
a file directly from this window. The <Page Up> and <Page Down> keys are used
to scroll from one page to another.
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Heading – Enter an optional heading for the report. The heading will appear in
large type, centered at the top of the page. This heading will become the default
heading for all reports generated from this planogram.
Sub Heading – Enter an optional sub heading for the report. The sub heading
will appear in slightly smaller type, centered below the heading.
Description – Enter an optional report description. The description will appear
at the bottom of the report.
Send Report To –The report can be viewed on screen, sent to a printer, or
printed to a file.
• When printing to the screen, the report will open in a separate window.
Use the <Page Up> and <Page Down> keys to scroll through multiple
pages
• When selecting the print to file option, enter a path and file name when
prompted to do so. The report can be generated to a text or html file,
which can be opened and customized in any word processing,
spreadsheet, text or web editor application.
Standard Reports
Display Schematic Listing
This report lists all of the data needed for constructing the shelving.
Product Listing
This report lists all of the items on the planogram with details such as Item
Number, Item Name, side number, side dimensions, number in stack, and hook
size. This report is used for constructing the display.
Item File Detail
This report prints out the items database and all details.
Phone (845) 796-4242
info@shelflogic.com
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