Vehicle Documentation -

The following document details how a Vehicles can be added into the website environment

The setup combines 5 main steps

1) Product Setup within PEP
2) Creating Vehicle Attributes
3) Importing Vehicle Templates
4) Assign Template ID against
5) Artboard Pricing Setup within the Master Website Management area.

 

1) Product Setup within PEP

A vehicle is setup within PEP in the same way as any other product however importantly the Lettering Tool Checkbox must NOT be checked – the settings can be seen below.



Pricing needs to be set to be set to zero .

2) Creating Vehicle Attributes

The next section demonstrates how Vehicle attributes can be created.


As discussed, we strongly recommend that the year of the vehicle is set as the initial question.
This steam-lines the attribute entry and avoids the need to duplicate data.
Attributes can be created in any order following the technique below.



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3) Importing Vehicle Templates

Please see additional zip file attached for reference.

The import of the vehicle takes place within Designer Admin
http://designer.customerfocus.com/admin/templates


In our example we have a main folder called ‘Vehicle’

Subfolders have then been created to allow better management of the different makes and models.
In our example we have Ford -> Fusion


When you then branch out the Fusion Category – the existing templates are then displayed

IMPORTANT – You must create the Vehicle Category (s) prior to import.


In order to import a new template – click on the Import Template button, top right of the screen

Locate the Zip file and proceed with the import.

A few things to note:

  • The SVG files should be the same as what you sent prior.
  • When selecting scaling, for a given vehicle, all faces must have the same scale value set.
  • As we discussed, the windows should be shaded with RBG color 222,222,222. This will be treated as “safe zone” in the future for pricing windows separately. For now, this color will be considered non-safe zone. Please do not reuse this shade of gray elsewhere (e.g. tires, bumpers) in the layouts.
  • We will be using a CSV file that is different from the Excel Spreadsheet you sent prior. The CSV file field parameters are defined below, and the CSV in the attached ZIP can be used as an example.

 

CSV File Format:

  • Name: This is the template name and will show in Admin when looking at the templates
  • Face: This must match the corresponding SVG file that represents the face
  • Face Name: Name of the face
  • Shared: set to 1, this affects the shared value within Admin
  • Category: This is the hierarchy of the structure loaded into Admin, Needs to ALWAYS start with Vehicle
  • Scale: This is the scaling of the template size, all faces for a given vehicle MUST match. (I think 20 is the scaling factor the website is going to use)
  • Unit: This is the unit of measure represented by the template


4) Assign Template ID against


In Admin of Designer are the templates and they each have a unique ID as seen below:

 

 

The template ID is going to be attached to a product attribute in PEP. The attribute will be attached to a PEP product.

 

 

 

If Edit is clicked you’ll see the following attribute with the Template ID assigned as shown above attached to my 2013 Ford Fusion Sedan:

 

 

 

In the below screen shot is another Vehicle template with ID 4050. So if I wanted to point my product attribute for my 2013 Ford Fusion Sedan to show the template for a 2006 Ford Fusion instead I would change the value in Blank ID from 4082 to 4050.

 


5) Artboard Pricing Setup (Master Website Management)
 



The following screen will then be displayed


Artboard Pricing Rule Sets are created and controlled at Master Site level.
The pricing rules then transpose to the Z Sites
Pricing Rules can be setup

Per Supplier
Per Category
Per Product (s) – Limited to 1 – 10 products in each ruleset.

The above order in which they appear on screen also acts as a hierarchy.

For example

An active rule set for a product will override an activate ruleset for the Category that product exists in.

An active rule set for a product category will override an active ruleset specified for a supplier that supplies that specific product

Product rule sets override Category and Supplier Rule Sets
Category rule sets override Supplier Rule Sets

When creating an Artboard Pricing Ruleset you must specify an Start and Expiry Date

In addition the status of a rule set can easily be Enabled / Disabled

The following steps show how to setup and enable an Artboard Pricing Ruleset for our Product 250592 

 

 

 

  1. Create Custom Artboard Ruleset
  2. Enter Arboard Name
  3. Select Product Radio Button
  4. Enter Product Code 250592
  5. Select the Product when the search locates its details

  1. Enter Start Date
  2. Enter Expiration Date
  3. Set Status to Enabled
  4. Add Notes if applicable – Important, these notes are for internal use only
  5. Enter From Square Ft & Pricing
    IMPORTANT – Ensure Square Foot dimensions are entered

IMPORTANT – Ensure that numerical values are entered for the pricing

  1. Save Changes

 

There are 14 SQ FT/Pricing Breaks available when setting up the rulesets for the Vehicle / Artboard Pricing products.


This can then be seen in action here



Note in Vehicle Scenarios – the designer shows a Design Cost, calculated from the Artboard pricing in place as opposed to a product cost. If however the attribute did have a price against it, the product cost would indicate this additional also.

Designs can be made / placed  on the different faces available.
You can switch between faces by clicking on one of the face thumbnails