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How To Create And Add Cassettes To A Gondola

The purpose of this article is to explain how you can create and add a cassette fixture to a gondola in DotActiv software. We also explain how you can add products to a cassette.

Applicable Products: DotActiv Free, DotActiv Lite, DotActiv Pro,
DotActiv Enterprise

Adding Cassettes

A cassette is a type of fixture that you can add to a gondola or planogram. It is usually used for beauty products such as makeup items.

Before adding a cassette, you must first have a gondola or planogram open.

Read this in-depth article to learn how to create a new gondola.

Once you have created your new gondola, ensure you are in the ‘Tools’ tab. Next, find the ‘Cassettes’ icon in the ‘New’ section and click on it. You can add a cassette by left-clicking on your shelf.

To view, add and edit the attributes of the cassette, double-click it.

Doing so brings up the ‘Cassette Properties’ window as seen in the GIF below. You can also right-click the cassette and select ‘Properties’ from the context menu that pops up.

Adding Different Levels To A Cassette

In the ‘Cassette Properties’ window, click on ‘Cassette Attributes’ on the left-hand side to open the ‘Cassette Level’ window.

You can add different levels, edit them or remove them. You can also sort any created levels by moving them up and down.

To add a new level, click on ‘Add’. To edit an existing level, double-click on it to open the ‘Cassette Level’ window.

Here, you can set the dimensions (Height, Width and Depth) of the cassette, ‘Slot Depth’ and ‘Orientation’ of the cassette.

In the ‘Orientation’ field, you have to options:

  • Front Facing; or
  • Top Facing

Front Facing shows you the products from the front view while Top Facing looks at the cassette from the top down.

Below that, you will have the option to set the row spacings of the cassette and the column spacings. These are called slots, which are dividers into which you will place your products.

By clicking on the spacing, you can navigate to the little block at the bottom to edit it and click ‘Set’. You can also add different spacing by inserting your dimensions and then clicking ‘Add’.

Adding Products From Front View

You can add products onto a cassette by dragging and dropping a product from a shelf onto a cassette.

If the below warning appears, please ensure that the dimensions of the product are the same size as that of your cassette so that it adds correctly.

Adding Products From Top View

To add products onto a cassette from a top view, first, click on the cassette and then in the ‘Orientation’ section, select ‘Top’.

As seen above, you can now add your products from a top view.

Next, switch back to front view to see the products displayed on your cassette.

Should the above steps not work for you, please create a support ticket and DotActiv support will assist you in uncovering the issue.

Updated on March 13, 2024

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