Review this article as a starting point to learn more about the Essential Deep Racking Extension.
Preview of CET Material Handling and the Essential Deep Racking Extension interface
Installing and the Component Tab
Look for the Essential Deep Racking component tab towards the left side of the screen. The tab is identified as a blue deep racking frame.
- Click on the tab to preview the Extension's view modes and component sections.
Before you start, take some time to review these crucial editors along with your project requirements to pre-determine what product you will need.
How are these editors used?
• Unit Load Editor is used to create and edit the unit loads needed for your drawing.
• Pre Configurator is used to pre-determine the components and properties of the racks.
• Bay Editor is used to create/modify specific details about the bay properties.
• Frame Editor gives you the ability to create/modify specific details about the frame types.
Deep racking systems can be created and edited in your drawing with these tools.
Check out this easy-to-read table that lists the Main Components and their functions.
|Row||Use to add rows and aisles based on the selected Pre Configuration|
|Unit Load||Use to update an existing unit load with the selected unit load in the Unit Load Editor|
|Rotate Row||Use to rotate a specific/selected row exactly 180°|
Accessories can be added to increase protection and safety.
Check out this easy-to-read table that lists the different types of Protectors and their functions.
|Upright||Adds protection to the inner frame legs exposed to an aisle|
|Corner||Adds protection to the outer frame legs exposed to intersecting aisles|
|Flank||Use for "end-of-aisle" frames to protect to the base and legs exposed to intersecting aisles|
|Guide Rail||Use to keep equipment from coming in contact with the racking for efficiency and protection|
|Side Fence||Adds metal fencing to the "end-of aisle" frames for increased protection in highly trafficked areas|
Use these tools to provide clarity and organization to your project.
Check out this easy-to-read table that lists the Tools and their functions.
|Legend||Generates a table to show unit load information such as row number, dimensions, locations, and quantity|
|Elevation||Creates an elevation view that can be edited/printed|
Copy and paste settings from one structure type to another.
Check out this easy-to-read table that lists the Spread Tools and their functions.
|Pick-up Row||Use to copy and paste (replace) the settings from one entire rack/row to another|
|Pick-up Bay||Use to copy and paste (replace) the settings from one bay to another|
|Pick-up Level||Use to copy and paste (replace) the settings from one level to another|
|Pick-up Frame||Use to copy and paste (replace) the settings from one frame to another|
|Use to copy and paste (replace) the settings from one unit load to another|
Export product information to be saved outside of CET.
Check out this easy-to-read table that lists the Excel Reports and their functions.
|Equipment||Exports a copy of information shown in Calculation|
|Locations||Exports a copy of information saved in the Legend|
Quick Property Box
The green Quick Property box provides a fast and effective way of changing products as you work. This box will appear once you select a tool from the Essential Deep Racking Extension and click on an object in your drawing.
View Modes allow you to control the visibility of the objects in your project. The View Mode options are found at the bottom of CET just below the 2D/3D drawing space. They may differ from Extension to Extension. Essential Deep Racking introduces three Extension specific modes.
How are these View Modes used?
• Unit Load will "unlock" the unit load objects so that they are easily editable. Use this view when focusing just on the unit loads in your project.
• Unloaded turns "off" the unit loads so only the frames are visible. Use this view when focusing on frame types and similar properties.
• Layout View will hide all 2D/3D objects associated with the Essential Deep Racking extensions but creates a gray shadow to match the product's footprint on the floorplan. Use this view while space planning and creating layouts.