Program help

Profile Manager (pCon.planner PRO)

Starting Profiles

Assigning Profiles

Editing Profiles

Importing/Exporting Profiles

The Profile Manager is on the Articles tab and is accessed by the button of the same name. The profile can be thought of as a container which will permanently store any amount of configured article properties. The Profile Manager is the means of managing these containers. If a profile has been enabled in the Profile Manager, newly inserted articles will have the type of property allocated to them which has been preset in the profile, as long as the particular property is appropriate to the article.

Starting Profiles

1.First an article is inserted into the design. In the screenshot below a swivel chair is taken as an example for demonstration purposes, and is shown together with its properties.

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2.When the article has been inserted, the configuration of its properties is altered to the type desired for its adoption into the profile. The screenshot below shows the swivel chair with a number of its properties altered.

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3.The next thing is to start a profile in the Profile Manager. To do this, click the Profile Manager button on the Articles tab.

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4.Now click on New Profile and provide it with a name. This will then appear in the central area of the Profile Manager. In this case, the name is Swivel chair modified. A description can be added using the textbox below the name. To enable the profile, click once on the small checkbox (circled in red) on the left of the profile name. There is a column to the right of the profile name, showing how many properties have already been stored in the profile. This number is currently 0.
5.There are two ways of transfering properties into a profile: One is drag and drop, the other is the use of the Add Entries button. The screenshot below shows the drag and drop method first.

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The second option for transfering property details into a profile is to use the Add Entries button. First mark the features of the particular article in the Properties Editor. Then select the level in the Profile Manager onto which the properties are to be transferred in the profile. There are four choices available: Manufacturer, Program, Property Class and Article. For instance, if you opt for the Manufacturer level the property details will afterwards be assigned to all later articles from the same Manufacturer.

(You can set the level if you transfer properties via drag and drop as well. In this case you have to opt for a level before you start transfering properties to the profile.)

In conclusion, click on the Add Entries button.

Assigning Profiles

Automatic Assigning of Profiles

When you have started and enabled one or more profiles, these will be automatically applied to the articles inserted as long as such articles have the same properties or property details. It is also important to note that profiles within the Profile Manager list will always be processed top down. If a property detail appears in several profiles which have been enabled, meaning that there might be a conflict, the article inserted will be given the type specified in the uppermost profile in the list. Profiles can be sorted by using the Move up and Move down buttons in the Profile Manager.

Manual Assigning of Profiles

Profiles can be used not only automatically with the insertion procedure but can also be applied to articles after insertion. This is how:

1.Open the Profile Manager and enable the profiles you will be wishing to assign.
2.You can now decide whether you wish to assign the profiles enabled to all articles or only to a selection of articles. The choice is between clicking on the All Articles button or the Selection button.

Editing Profiles

It is, of course, possible to edit any profile. The name can be changed (by clicking once on the name field) and individual properties can be deleted or sorted according to various criteria. Open the Edit tab in the Profile Manager for this purpose. The next screenshot shows the content of the Swivel chair modified profile.

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Importing/Exporting Profiles

Profiles are independent of the design currently open and can be used as often as desired. So that different users can exchange profiles and then use them, profiles can be imported and exported. This is done by means of the Import Profile and Export Profile buttons in the Profile Manager.