About the Pre Configurator
The Pre Configurator is used to pre-determine the components and properties of a deep rack. The benefits of using the Pre Configurator include:
- Create multiple deep rack configurations
- Customize a deep rack before placing it in the drawing
- Ability to save and reuse template configurations
The types of components included in the Pre Configurator are Racking, Clearance, Compartment, Bay, and Frame. Continue reading for more information on each component!
Navigating the Pre Configurator
To open, click Pre Configurator in the Settings component section.
1. The Add New, Duplicate, Remove, and Rename tools are used to create and edit the tabs (types) of configurations in the Pre Configurator.
- Add New will add a new tab/type.
- Duplicate will add a copy of the selected tab/type.
- Remove will delete the selected tab/type.
- Rename will make the tab/type name editable.
- Remove and Rename does not work with the Default tab
2. This is where the tabs/types are located. Each tab represents a new configuration. The selected tab will be the configuration used when placing the product in the drawing.
3. There are five Types of Components listed in this section: Racking, Clearance, Compartment, Bay, and Frame. Each has a specific set of properties used to create a configuration.
4. The Properties for the Types of Components are viewed and edited in this section.
5. The Preview Window allows you to zoom by scrolling in and out or you can click and hold to rotate the object. These objects reflect the current properties and will update with any changes.
6. The Save button will save just the selected tab/type. If you have multiple tabs/types, you will need to save each one individually. Because these files are saved locally, they can be moved or shared. The Load button will allow you to browse for a previously saved configuration.
Types of Components
The Racking component in the Pre Configurator is used to determine the Rail Type and Rail Layout
of the configuration.
• Rail Types are determined based on the scope of the project. Check out this help article to learn more about the five different Rail Types: Types of Different Deep Racking
• Rail Layouts are can be used in three options: Single End, All Single, and All Double.
- Single End indicates a set of rows will start and/or end as singles
- All Single indicates all racks are only singles
- All Double indicates all racks are only doubles
The Clearance component is used to set a distance between two parts/loads.
Check out this table for function definitions of each Clearance property!
|Aisle Distance: Load to Load||Distance from one load to another across an aisle|
|Load to Rail||Distance between the load and above level beam|
|Load to Load by Depth||Distance between two loads on the same level|
A Compartment (also known as Level) is a space where loads are stored and consist of the horizontal (beam) and vertical (upright) components.
Check out this table for function definitions of each Compartment property!
|Unit Load||Choose a unit load type from the Unit Load Editor|
|Number of Unit Loads||Determines the number of loads in a single Compartment|
|Number of Unit Loads in Depth||Determines the number of loads in a single Bay|
|Material||Choose a material or color for the rack's Compartments|
A Bay is a set of stacked Compartments between two uprights.
Check out this table for function definitions of each Bay property!
|Bay Width, Depth, and Height||Measurements that may be adjusted to a desired value|
|Number of Levels||Number of Compartments (Levels) in the rack|
A Frame is the vertical upright component of a racking system that transfers the weight of the stored
load to the ground. Typically, a frame consists of two uprights, struts that brace the two verticals, and footplates.
Check out this table for function definitions of each Frame property!
|Number of Frames||Specify the number of frames in a rack|
|Single Frame Depth||Use to specify the depth of each frame|
|Width||Use to specify the width of each frame|
|Upright Depth||Use to specify the upright depth of each frame|
|Bottom Storage Level||Set the distance between the first beam (closest to the floor) and the first frame hole|
|Hole Pitch||Set the distance between one hole to another|
|Foot Bolt||An anchor located at the bottom of the frame used to secure the rack to the floor for better stability
Specify the number of foot bolts
|Material||Use the drop-down to view additional color options to be applied to the frame|
A series of struts bolted or welded between the front and rear columns.
|Inner Frame Ht. Difference||Set the distance between the bottom of a pallet to the topmost part of the inner frame|
|Inner Frame Height||Use to specify the total height of the inner frame|
|First Hole Height||Set the distance between first upright hole with the floor|