Model library

The Model Library provides various objects for the Layout Draft, enabling them

Catalog types

The objects are arranged in catalogs which are differentiated by origin and storage location as follows:

  1. Standard catalogs are always available as part of the software and are created and refreshed during the installation. In their entirety, they are called standard library.
  2. User catalogs are created by the user himself and can be distributed over several user libraries. Each user
    • possesses his own user library which is stored locally and managed in the visTABLE® Object Manager under the name My Library. Like the standard catalogs, user catalogs of this library are also always available on the PC of the user;
    • Can embed a User Library in the visTABLE® Object Manager, which will be saved e.g. as a shared library for several users in the network. User catalogs and models of this library are only available in visTABLE®touch if the storage location is accessible from the network and the library is currently embedded in the visTABLE® Object Manager.

Data backup

User catalogs comprise (like layout documents) work results and should be saved within the framework of a data backup at regular intervals (cf. Data Management).

User interface

The model library is displayed in the Task and Tool Area. There are three possible views:

  1. View of the recently used catalogs:
    • This view displays the recently used catalogs.
    • The currently selected catalog corresponds to the lowest entry in the list. It is highlighted in dark-blue; the models contained therein are displayed as thumbnails.
    • In addition, this view always displays the Block Layout catalog.
  2. Catalog overview:
    • All catalog names are sorted alphabetically. The list facilitates finding a special catalog.
  3. Model search results list:
    • The results list comprises all models that are similar to the term you are searching for.
    • The results are sorted by relevance.
    • The catalog comprising the model is displayed as a hyperlink under the thumbnail of each model that was found. Clicking on the term opens the catalog and switches to the view of the recently used catalogs.

To navigate between the views, proceed as follows:

Navigation in the model library

Searching for models

To find an object, you can browse the input field.

  • The search will cover the complete Model Library. Non-shared user libraries cannot be browsed for models.
  • After entering at least three characters, designation and search terms are compared to the search text.
  • To extend your search, specify several space-delimited terms. This corresponds to an OR logic operation. Searching for the terms Manufacturing and Drilling, for example, will find models from the Manufacturing catalog and models comprising the term Drilling.

If no matching model is found, two options are displayed:

Special catalogs and models

The catalogs and models are to a far degree self-explaining thanks to their designations and thumbnails. There are, however, a few special things, especially specific cases of applications of some models.

The Block Layout catalog

This catalog comprises three model types that can be used especially in structure planning. They are set to a default height of 10 mm and can thus very quickly map areas in Block Layouts.

In contrast to other layout objects, block layout models can also be represented in different colors in 3D. To this end, the color assigned in the Layout Area of visTABLE®touch is also represented in the visTABLE® 3D view. Whether the objects are represented transparently or in full color is selected in the Object Properties. Thus, it is also possible to create simple representations of layout objects from solid bodies.

The following model types are provided:

  1. Area: Cuboid, available in 3 preset sizes and with or without borderline for 2D representation;
  2. Polygon: Bodies as a 3D extrusion of a polygon with or without borderline for 2D representation;
  3. Circle: Elliptic body as a 3D extrusion of a circle or ellipse with or without borderline for 2D representation.


One- and two-way traffic catalogs

The catalogs provide models with transport road widths with default dimensions (b) for cargo transport in buildings for various cases of applications. They are differentiated by way of abbreviations both in the catalog designation and in the model designations. The widths of the transport means are limited to typical means of transport (forklifts, haulers) from the Transport catalog. The individual cases of application are differentiated by the following criteria:

  • Width of the transport means (bTM)
  • Direction (one- or two-way traffic)
  • With personnel (standard traffic (PnV), little traffic (PkV)).

The overall width (b) is the width without marking strips. Additions in accordance with the widely recognized design guidelines of the German employer’s liability insurance association VBG as interpreted by the Workplaces Ordinance ArbStättV, Section 3 (1) are already taken into account. The applicability of the models is limited to the selected widths of the transport means. When using these model catalogs, please also observe the Technical Rules for Workplaces (ASR) as of November 2012 (ASR A1.8 Transport Routes).

Catalogs Goldbeck system halls

All catalogs in this series are easily identifiable by the name of the system construction supplier Goldbeck in the catalog title. They enable design and customization of standardized industrial halls esp. in early planning phases.



Usage Notes

  • Each of the 4 catalogs Goldbeck Buildings contains prefabricated hall modules in one clear height each (6 m, 8 m, 10 m and 12 m). There are predefined hall widths in a grid of 12 m (12 m, 24 m, 36 m, 48 m and 72 m). Furthermore, the matching wall elements to replace the solid walls as well as suitable supports are included.
  • For each catalog Goldbeck Building and for each hall width, there are two final modules and one centre module. A typical hall building contains one final module with connection followed by one or more centre modules and one final module. The blue auxiliary boxes at foundation level are used to position the modules with and without connection exactly to each other. For this purpose, the blue auxiliary boxes must be aligned with the last foundation of the neighboring module with connection in each case (use object snaping).
  • Each model and module of the Goldbeck catalogs has one or more of the following layers preset:
    • GOLBECK---A---FOUNDATION contains foundations and the blue auxiliary areas for modules without connection;
    • GOLBECK---A---PILLAR contains all supports;
    • GOLBECK---A---ROOF contains the roof skin;
    • GOLBECK---A---ROOF CONSTRUCTION is for the supporting structure of the roof structure;
    • GOLBECK---A---WALL contains the wall elements including fixtures as well as the selection helpers for wall elements, each of which is located approx. 2.5 m outside the wall axis.
  • Always replace the solid wall and ceiling elements with the function Replace and exclusively with objects from the matching Goldbeck Building or Goldbeck Ceiling catalogs. The models in these catalogs are preconfigured so that positioning and rotation angle should always fit when replacing.

Practical tip

Use the wall elements in this catalog series exclusively for replacing walls within the pre-configured modules. Due to the selection helpers and the fitting to the foundations, the bounding boxes of these wall elements are larger than the actual wall. The scaling esp. in z-direction is therefore very difficult to control. Each wall model has a z-offset of -1,480 mm.

The Material Flow catalog

This catalog comprises a layout object that represents an external location. Since the layout is created to scale, it would require relatively much work to take into account external locations (located far away) in the calculation of the material flows. This object can be used to fix a distance between the external location and the current layout, irrespective of the location of the object in the layout. For further information regarding the use and adaptation of these attributes, contact us.

  • plavis.vistable.matflow.ignoreCalculatedValue: The effect of this attribute (with the default value 1) is that the distance resulting from the layout is not taken into account in calculation of the transport distance.
  • plavis.vistable.matflow.fixeddistance: This attribute specifies the relative position of the external location with reference to the current design area. The distance specified there is added to transports to or from this object. The Transport Distance is extended by the amount specified there. The default unit is km.

The Shelf Mirror catalog

This catalog comprises containers (pallets, cardboard boxes) that are provided with dynamic text boxes to allow 3D display of changeable text information. The display is controlled by way of user-defined attributes and appropriate values as follows:

Plavis.Vistable.Textfields3D

  • The references to fields are specified with a comma as a separator.
  • The identifier of the field is to be specified as reference. In addition to the Name field (that corresponds to the identifier of the object), all attributes specified by the user are available here as references. For example, the user-specific field Stellplatz can be referenced. In all cases, the value of the attribute is displayed in the 3D view.

de\_shelfmirror\_modellibrary

The shelf mirror correlates with the Equipment List. All users of specific attributes can be specified, exported, edited in an external tool, and subsequently be reimported by way of the list of equipment.

de\_shelfmirror\_modellibrary

Procedure

The following section describes how to configure a material storage area. The prerequisite is that the 3D view is opened and the place in which the storage area is specified.

  1. Open the Model Library task area.
  2. Click on Catalog Selection (to the right of the search field).
  3. Select the Shelf Mirror catalog.
  4. Drag a new model Material# to the layout to the position where you wish the storage area to be inserted.
  5. Select the created storage area Material# in the layout area.
  6. In the dynamic menu, call the Properties command.
  7. Open the Object Data area where necessary (on the right). Two user-specific attributes for the selected object can already be found here: Stellplatz and Plavis.Vistable.Textfields3D.
    Use the 3D view to compare the text boxes at this material storage area. You should see two fields, one highlighted in white and one in yellow.
    • In this model, the field highlighted in yellow is the first text box, and the field highlighted in white is the second text box.
    • The order of the referenced fields is stored correspondingly in the Plavis.Vistable.Textfields3D attribute: Stellplatz,Name.
    • This means that the contents of the user-specific Stellplatz attribute are displayed in the first field in the 3D view.
    • Initially, the Stellplatz# string is assigned to this attribute by default.
    • The second field in the 3D view contains the contents of the Name field by default; this corresponds to the standard property Designation (at the very top).
    • At the beginning, the object has the name Material#, and this string is displayed in the 3D view in the field highlighted in white.
  8. To assign the material of this storage location a name, use the designation of the selected object and adapt it correspondingly.
  9. To specify the number of the storage area, assign the desired storage location to the user-specific attribute Stellplatz.

The catalogs Escape Routes, Fire Protection and Media Connections symbols

These catalogs comprise symbol objects for identification purposes in factories in accordance with the German Workplaces Ordinance Directives (ASR) or DIN standards. Each symbol is represented both in the layout area (2D) and in 3D view. You can use these symbols either for evacuation and rescue plans or for the visualization of labels in 3D view (e.g. above doors, on walls or columns). Adapt the dimensions where necessary, specify the position of the object in 3D or use the 3D View > Visible to show or hide the object in the 3D view.

de\_symbols\_modellibrary

The Text Box model

Text boxes can be used to place additional information in the layout as an object and to visualize in 2D or 3D.

de\_text\_modellibrary

The Grab Area and Working Zone model

The model stored here can be used to check the accessibility of objects (e.g. grab container on assembly area).

de\_griprange\_modellibrary

(Based on illustration, source: Bokranz, R.; Landau, K.: Handbook “Industrial Engineering. Productivity Management with MTM.” Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel, 2012 (Volume 2))

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