Transport Planning

Last modified by Mattias Hansen on 2020/01/27 13:23

Stacks and transports are project-centered entities, therefore, they must be created from the Project Manager. However, stacks and transports can be edited and elements can be added using the Resource Manager.

The Transport Planning module is where transports are planned and monitored. Transport planning does not require the use of stacks before planning the elements on transport. However, stacking elements before loading them onto a transport can have definite benefits in many cases.

Figure 1 depicts the layout of the Transport Planning module. Please note that planning is factory specific. 


Figure 1, The Transport Planning module


The example here is a simple building (figure 2) and in this example, we will see how the walls can be planned for transport.


Figure 2, Stack planning and the Model view from the Project Manager, especially take note of the Auto transport and selected fields 

The walls have been planned in a specific erection order, therefore, we will add them to the transport in the reversed erection sequence. When the transport arrives at the construction site, the walls can be picked up by the crane and directly onto the site.

Clicking the Auto Transport icon while selecting the elements that are to be planned for transport, the Auto Transport window appears, see figure 3


Figure 3, The Auto Transport window

After pressing the start, the wall elements are planned onto two transport trailers. In this case, the trailer template name is Walls. Opening the specific project in the Project Manager model viewer will also visualize the trailers in the model, please see figure 4.


Figure 4, Transport Planning - Two trailers loaded, corresponding transport colors showing in both the transport module and the model viewer

Transport Status

The status of transport is a very useful feature, the status describes where the transport is in terms of:

  • Preliminary
  • Planned
  • Call-Off
  • On Waybill
  • Delivered

A change in status can be made by right-clicking the transport and selecting the wanted status change, please see figure 5:


Figure 5, Transport Module - Set Status

See different stacks' status

In Transport Planning the user can see the status of the different stacks. 

In the image below the color represents the color and the number represents the stack number.


Here we see that stack number one is planned and stack two is preliminary.

Transport Planning Access Rights

Auto Transport Access all divisions or the specific division 
Edit TransportAccess all divisions or the specific division 
Delete TransportAccess all divisions or the specific division 
Create RejectionAccess all divisions or the specific division 

Transport Planning Alerts

The Transport Planning module shows the following alerts (warnings) in the transport list.

ProductionWhen an element is not produced yet but transport status is set to one of the following (CallOff, OnWaybill, Delivered)Shows both an icon and bold text
Factory MismatchWhen element planned production factory is different from the transport factoryShows an icon
DisorderWhen an element has a disorderShows an icon
RejectionWhen an element is rejectedShows an icon
Created by Kristofer Hellman on 2019/02/18 15:28
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