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Project Units

The Units dialog box allows you to add, remove, create, modify and specify the measurement units of weight, volume, distance, speed, time, and the currency used within the supply chain scenarios.

This project's scenarios and the data of the received results will be instantly updated with the changes that you make here.

To open the Units dialog box

  1. Choose Settings > Units... from the main menu. The dialog box will open.

The Units dialog box sections:

  1. Unit type tabs - these are the categories, containing corresponding unit types.
  2. Unit used by default (per tab) - allows you to define the unit, which will be used by default in all the new scenarios of the current project. You can set a default unit for each of the available unit measurement types (Currency, Weight, Volume, Distance, Speed, Time).
  3. Units used in the project (per tab) - the units listed in the box are available in the anyLogistix tables.

    If you do not want certain units to be available in scenarios of the current project, do not keep them here.

  4. Set of controls - use the controls to manage the units.
    • Add Predefined - opens a pop-up window with the available standard predefined units of the type tab you are currently in.
    • Rename - allows you to rename the currently selected unit. Predefined units cannot be renamed.
    • Create New - allows you to create a new unit of the tab type that you are currently in.

      The procedure of creating a new Speed unit differs.

    • Remove - removes the currently selected unit(s).

      This action will hide the standard predefined units, while the customer created units will be completely removed from the project.

    • Conversions - opens a dialog box with a list of conversions for all the added units of the current unit type tab. Note the following:
      • The list of the units used in the project should contain at least two units.
      • Conversion can be defined only for the units of the type.
      • You can't edit the conversion rule if it comprises a pair of standard predefined units, unless these units belong to the Currency type.

To set a default project unit

  1. Choose Settings > Units... from the main menu. The Unitsdialog box will open.
  2. Click the required unit type tab.
  3. Click the Unit used by default drop-down list and select the required unit to set the new default project unit.

  4. Click OK to close the Units dialog box.

To create a new unit

  1. Choose Settings > Units... from the main menu to open the Units dialog box.
  2. Select the tab of the required unit type.

    The procedure of creating a new Speed unit differs.

  3. Click Create new. A dialog box will open prompting you to specify the new unit's name. The specified name can be changed later if needed.
  4. Type the name in the Unit name field and click OK. The newly created unit will be added to the Units used in the project list.
  5. Now you need to create conversions with this unit to be able to properly use it in your anyLogistix scenario.

To add/create a new unit of Speed

We should first set the unit of distance that the unit of speed will be based on. If this unit is missing, we should create one.

  1. Choose Settings > Units... from the main menu to open the Units dialog box.
  2. Select the Distance tab.
  3. Click either Add Predefined to add the available predefined unit or click Create new to specify a custom distance unit.
    The new unit of speed will be automatically created for the previously defined unit of speed.
  4. Navigate to the Speed tab. The new unit of speed is already present in the list of the Units used in the project.
  5. Now you need to create conversions with this unit to be able to properly use it in your anyLogistix scenario.

To rename a unit

  1. Select the unit that you want to rename.
  2. Click Rename. A dialog box will open, allowing you to specify the new unit name.
  3. Specify the new name in the Unit name field.
  4. Click OK to save changes and close the dialog box.

To create a unit conversion

  1. Click Conversions to open the Conversions dialog box, which allows you to create, edit and remove conversions.

    You can't edit the conversion rule If it comprises a pair of standard predefined units unless these units belong to the Currency type.

  2. Click Create new. A dialog box will open, which allows you to specify the converting units and their ratio.
    • Amount from - the amount of the Unit From unit that is equal to the amount of the Unit To unit.
    • Unit from - the unit that you are converting the specified amount from.
    • Amount to - the amount of the Unit To unit that is equal to the specified amount of the Unit From unit.
    • Unit to - the unit that you are converting to.
  3. Specify the converting units and click Create. The conversion dialog box will now contain the new conversion ratio.
  4. Click OK to close the Conversions dialog box and get back to the Units dialog box.

To add a unit to the list of units used in the project

  1. Choose Settings > Units... from the main menu. The Units dialog box will open.
  2. Click the required unit type tab. You will see the list of units that are currently used in the project.
  3. Click Add Predefined to open a pop-up dialog box with the available predefined units of the type tab that you are currently in.
  4. Select the required unit by clicking it.

    To select a number of units, select them by holding Ctrl and clicking the units you need to add. Release the Ctrl button when selecting is done.

  5. Click Add. The selected unit(s) will be added to the tab list of the currently used units, making it possible to choose them in the anyLogistix tables.

To remove a unit

  1. Choose Settings > Units... from the main menu to open the Units dialog box.
  2. Navigate to the list of units in the required tab.
  3. Select the required non-default project unit by clicking it. If the unit you need to remove is checked (the default project unit), you should specify other default project unit.

    Select a number of units by holding Ctrl and clicking the units you need to remove. Release the Ctrl button when selecting is done.

  4. Click Remove. The selected unit(s) will be removed from the list of the currently used units. Note the following:
    • This action will hide the standard predefined units, while the customer created units will be completely removed from the project.
    • If you remove a unit that is used by at least one scenario of this project, you will see a warning message, notifying you about the changes that will be made (certain scenario objects will be missing measurement unit(s), default unit(s) will substitute the removed unit(s) in the experiment parameters). You will have to manually specify the new unit for all the objects listed in the warning message.
  5. Click OK to close the Units dialog box.

Predefined units

  • Currency tab - specifies the monetary units:
    • USD - United States dollar (added by default).
    • RUB - Russian ruble, the currency of Russia and the two partially recognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
    • EUR - Euro - official currency of the eurozone.
    • GBP - Pound sterling, the official currency of the United Kingdom.
  • Weight tab- sets the weight measurement units that will be further used in the supply chain:
    • kg - kilogram
    • ton - ton
    • lb - pound
  • Volume tab - sets the volume measurement units that will be further used in the supply chain:
    • m3 - cubic meter
    • ft3 - cubic feet
    • gal - gallon
    • liter - liter
  • Distance tab - sets the distance measurement units that will be further used in the supply chain:
    • km - kilometers
    • miles - miles
  • Speed tab - sets the speed measurement units that will be further used in the supply chain:
    • km/h - kilometers per hour
    • mile/h - miles per hour
  • Time tab - sets the time measurement units that will be further used in the supply chain:
    • minute
    • hour
    • day
    • week
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