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Industrial racks

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what is the use of the option 'Attach Container'or 'add locational attachment' available
for the smart object 'Rack'? The idea is to show some containers attached to the
rack.
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Re: Industrial racks

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"gowri shankar" wrote:
>
>what is the use of the option 'Attach Container'or 'add locational attachment'
>available
>for the smart object 'Rack'? The idea is to show some containers attached
>to the
>rack.


You can attach a container to a rack object so that when you move the rack to a
different location the container also moves with it. You could definitely use this
functionality to show containers on a rack.
The add location atttachment functionality attaches an activity point object for
use with FactoryFLOW's material handling analysis.
There should be more information on these 2 topics in the help file. If you are
unable to see this part of the help section, please let me know and I will email
them to you.

Re: Industrial racks

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"Deepak Gokuldas" wrote:
>
>"gowri shankar" wrote:
>>
>>what is the use of the option 'Attach Container'or 'add locational attachment'
>>available
>>for the smart object 'Rack'? The idea is to show some containers attached
>>to the
>>rack.

>
>
>You can attach a container to a rack object so that when you move the rack
>to a
>different location the container also moves with it. You could definitely
>use this
>functionality to show containers on a rack.
>
>The add location atttachment functionality attaches an activity point object
>for
>use with FactoryFLOW's material handling analysis.
>
>There should be more information on these 2 topics in the help file. If you
>are
>unable to see this part of the help section, please let me know and I will
>email
>them to you.
>
Thanks for the tips. i have tried that. I was able to attach the containers. can
i attach a XML object to the rack? .
Regards,
gowri shankar
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Re: Industrial racks

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Gowri, you could use FactoryCAD connectors to attach XML objects to the rack.
Do you find the following Help topic useful?
From the FactoryCAD Help topic "Detail rack shortcut menu"
Attach Containers
Attaches containers
Detach Containers
Detaches all containers attached to the rack.
Erase Containers
Erases all containers attached to the rack.
Add Location Attachment
Attaches an activity location object for use with FactoryFLOW material handling
analysis.
Location Name names the location.
Beam Number vertically positions the activity location on the selected beam.

Part Name displays part names associated in FactoryFLOW with the location.
Flow Direction specifies allowed flow direction:
Either - Flow can either enter or exit the rack through the location.
Entry - Flow direction only into the rack.
Exit - Flow direction only out of the rack.
Move Location Attachment
Moves the selected location attachment around the perimeter of the rack.
Remove Location Attachment
Deletes the selected location attachment.

wrote:
>
>"Deepak Gokuldas" wrote:
>>
>>"gowri shankar" wrote:
>>>
>>>what is the use of the option 'Attach Container'or 'add locational attachment'
>>>available
>>>for the smart object 'Rack'? The idea is to show some containers attached
>>>to the
>>>rack.

>>
>>
>>You can attach a container to a rack object so that when you move the rack
>>to a
>>different location the container also moves with it. You could definitely
>>use this
>>functionality to show containers on a rack.
>>
>>The add location atttachment functionality attaches an activity point object
>>for
>>use with FactoryFLOW's material handling analysis.
>>
>>There should be more information on these 2 topics in the help file. If you
>>are
>>unable to see this part of the help section, please let me know and I will
>>email
>>them to you.
>>
>Thanks for the tips. i have tried that. I was able to attach the containers.
>can
>i attach a XML object to the rack? .
>
>Regards,
>gowri shankar
Emil Polashek
Learning Media Development, UGS

Re: Industrial racks

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"Emil Polashek" wrote:
>
>Gowri, you could use FactoryCAD connectors to attach XML objects to the rack.
>
>Do you find the following Help topic useful?
>
>From the FactoryCAD Help topic "Detail rack shortcut menu"
>
>Attach Containers
> Attaches containers
>
>Detach Containers
> Detaches all containers attached to the rack.
>
>Erase Containers
> Erases all containers attached to the rack.
>
>Add Location Attachment
> Attaches an activity location object for use with FactoryFLOW material handling
>analysis.
>
> Location Name names the location.
>
> Beam Number vertically positions the activity location on the selected
>beam.
>
>
> Part Name displays part names associated in FactoryFLOW with the location.
>
>
>Flow Direction specifies allowed flow direction:
>
> Either - Flow can either enter or exit the rack through the location.
>
> Entry - Flow direction only into the rack.
>
> Exit - Flow direction only out of the rack.
>
>Move Location Attachment
> Moves the selected location attachment around the perimeter of the rack.
>
>Remove Location Attachment
> Deletes the selected location attachment.
>
>
> wrote:
>>
>>"Deepak Gokuldas" wrote:
>>>
>>>"gowri shankar" wrote:
>>>>
>>>>what is the use of the option 'Attach Container'or 'add locational attachment'
>>>>available
>>>>for the smart object 'Rack'? The idea is to show some containers attached
>>>>to the
>>>>rack.
>>>
>>>
>>>You can attach a container to a rack object so that when you move the rack
>>>to a
>>>different location the container also moves with it. You could definitely
>>>use this
>>>functionality to show containers on a rack.
>>>
>>>The add location atttachment functionality attaches an activity point object
>>>for
>>>use with FactoryFLOW's material handling analysis.
>>>
>>>There should be more information on these 2 topics in the help file. If

>you
>>>are
>>>unable to see this part of the help section, please let me know and I will
>>>email
>>>them to you.
>>>

>>Thanks for the tips. i have tried that. I was able to attach the containers.
>>can
>>i attach a XML object to the rack? .
>>
>>Regards,
>>gowri shankar
>
>Emil Polashek
>Learning Media Development, UGS
The attach containers routine works only with ARX containers. Therefore, you will
not be able to use this routine to attach XML containers or objects to the rack.
While Emil's suggestion is good (adding connectors to the rack and XML container
and then closing the connection between them) for connecting a couple of containers
to the rack, it can become quite tedious when attaching multiple containers to the
rack.
If you are looking at "associating" multiple objects (containers, racks, etc) so
that they can be moved together I would suggest that you use the AutoCAD block command
or the AutoCAD group command. Information on these commands is available in the
AutoCAD help documentation.