Shelves are fixtures that are usually attached to racks, and contain products. They come in four varieties: Normal, Left Aligning, Even Aligning, and Segmented.

Shelves can be added to your planogram in one of four ways.

  • Right click the canvas and select Shelf from the Add submenu
  • Click the Shelf option from the Insert menu
  • Drag a shelf from the Fixtures Catalog out onto the canvas
  • Right click a rack and choose Add Shelf. A shelf made in this way will automatically be made as wide as 1 bay of its parent rack.

If a shelf is dragged over a rack and is at least as wide as 1 bay of that rack, it will snap to the nearest bay.

When a new shelf is made, the following menu appears with options to customize its behavior and appearance. You may always access this menu again by double-clicking the shelf, or by right clicking and choosing the Properties option.

  1. Name: Shelf name. This is how a product's FixtureName will be reported.
  2. Type: Shelf type, which effects both rack appearance and behavior.
    1. Normal: A standard shelf to place products on.
    2. Left Aligning: A shelf that products snap to the leftmost possible position on automatically without creating overlaps.
    3. Even Aligning: A shelf that ensures there is a product on the left and rightmost ends of the shelf, and all products in between are spaced evenly.
    4. Segmented: A shelf divided evenly into Segments number of segments. Products with widths equal to or smaller than segments widths will snap to these segments. Useful for shelves with fixed-width segment merchandising, such as cosmetics.
  3. Dimensions: Shelf dimensions. These are in inches or centimeters by default. However, you may type things like 4' or 10m, and GoPlanogram will calculate the correct number of inches / cm.
  4. Shelf Front Visible: Determines whether the front of the shelf is visible, and if so, what colors to use for fill, stroke, and text. These color defaults may be changed in User Settings.
  5. Shelf Back Visible: Determines whether the back of the shelf is visible, and if so, what colors to use for fill and stroke. These color defaults may be changed in User Settings.
  6. Selectable and Movable: Determines if the shelf may be moved / selected. Useful when you want to lock your fixture down as you arrange products on it.

The resultant shelf from the inputs in the menu above. Note the 10 even segments, as this shelf is a Segmented one. The products that have been placed on it are snapped to segments.

Here's the same shelf, snapped onto a pegboard. Note if the shelf was not at least as wide as this bay, it would not snap onto the pegboard.

Once you've positioned your shelves on racks the way you want them, it's often a good idea to lock them down so you don't accidentally move them as you're arranging products. Simply uncheck the Selectable and Movable checkbox from the Shelf Properties menu, or right-click the shelf and click Toggle Movable.