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G3D ACP: Navigating the G3D Admin Panel

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Product Management

All of the products that you have access to on the Gateway 3D ACP can be managed and edited from the Product Management section.  When you enter this screen you are presented with a list of all of the products that are in the categories that you have access to.

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In the top left hand corner of the Product Management screen (Section A) you will find a search box to search for a product by name or SKU.  You will also find some filters to view products from a certain category, view products of a certain type and to view 2D or 3D products only.

The product list shows a products thumbnail view, unique ID number, SKU, name and supplier (Section B).  It also displays in section C whether a product is a template or not, whether a product is 2D or 3D and whether or not the product is locked.  Still in section C, the right hand columns of the product list show 4 buttons, one to edit the product, one to select the product, one to duplicate the product and one to delete the product.

 

Basic Details

If you click the Edit button next to a product on the Product Management screen you will then be presented with the Basic Details screen of that product.

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On the left hand side are numerous tabs that allow the editing of different aspects of the product.  In the Basic Details screens main section you can edit the name, SKU and supplier of the product.  With regards to viewing the product in the Visualiser, you can set the position of the model, the background colour, the scale of the model and the X and Y rotation of the model.

There are tabs below the Basic Details section.  These are Assets, Links, Output Variables and Print Test.  The Assets tab provides the facility to upload and download assets such as the texture map and the background image for the product.

The Links tab is where you can generate the 2D/3D links to embed onto your site.  The Output Variables section is where you will find the custom options that are related to that product.

Finally, the Print Test tab allows you to perform a print test on the model.  Here, you can test whether the model has been set up how you expected.

 

Colour Areas

If you click the Colour Areas tab on the left you will be presented with the colour areas that are associated with that product.  Click the Edit button next to a colour area and you will be able to make changes to that particular colour area.

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Inside the colour area you will see a list of all of the colours that are currently available to that model.  The list displays the colour, the colour name, the colours SKU, the Hex reference for that colour and the price for that colour.

To the right are some tick boxes that enable you to delete a particular colour or set a particular colour as the default colour for that model.  The Add Colour button creates a new row for you to enter details of a new colour.

If you have more than one colour area, you can use the Copy To section to copy the colours that are associated with this colour area, to another colour area.  You can upload colours from a CSV file in the Import From CSV section and you can use the Add Additional Colours section to select from some predefined colours.

 

Print Areas

If you click the Print Areas tab on the left you will be presented with the print areas that are associated with the product.  Click the Edit button next to a print area and you will be able to make changes to that particular print area.

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Inside the print area you will be able to edit fields such as area name, the X and Y Position of the print area, the X and Y Position of the mask area, the width and height of the print area and the width and height of the mask area.  You can also specify the actual dimensions of the print area in millimetres.

The Texture Preview shows you exactly where your print and mask areas fall on the texture map.  You can use the Artwork section to upload an image to the print area.

 

Text Areas

If you click the Text Areas tab on the left you will be presented with the text areas that are associated with the product.  Click the Edit button next to a text area and you will be able to make changes to that particular text area.

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Inside the text area you can edit fields such as the name, the X and Y position, the default size, the colour area and surface that the text area is associated with and the character limit of the text area.  You can set the justification and rotation as well as set the placeholder text for that text area.  You have the option to enable or disable the move, rotate and multi-line aspects of the text area.

The Text Boundary section allows you the option to set some limits for the text area and you can use the Default Colour section to set the default colour for the text area.

You can choose from a range of predefined fonts to apply to the text area using the Available Fonts section.  The Texture Preview will allow you to view where the text area currently falls on the texture map.

 

Image Areas

If you click the Image Areas tab on the left you will be presented with the image areas that are associated with the product.  Click the Edit button next to a image area and you will be able to make changes to that particular image area.

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Inside the image area you can make changes to the name, the X and Y position and the width and height of the image area.  You can also set the colour area and surface area that the image area is associated with as well as choose from a range of predefined mask shapes.

The texture map at the bottom shows exactly where the image area falls in relation to the texture map.

 

Font Sizes & Colours

Click the Font Sizes & Colours tab on the left and you will be presented with a list of the font sizes and colours for the text areas on that model.

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You can enter a new font size or delete an existing one using the list to the left and add a new colour or delete an existing one using the list on the right.  The colours require a hex reference under the Colour column of the list.

 

Categories

If you click the Categories tab on the left you will be presented with a directory tree much like you might see on your computer.  It lists all of the categories that you have access to and is where you can assign the product to one or more categories.

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The expand selected tick box will open out the directory tree to show any categories that the product is currently associated with.  The tick boxes next to each category allow you to put the product into that category.

 

Help Text

Click on the Help Text tab on the left and you will be presented with a series of text boxes with a 2 letter country code next to each of them.  This is where you can specify alternative help text for different languages which is then displayed under the help tab on the 3D viewer.

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User Management

If you select User Management from under the General tab on the left you will see a list of all of your sub-users.  The list shows the user's ID, whether they are a distributor, the username, the forename and the surname.  The right hand columns of the list display buttons to email, edit or delete a particular user.

You can use the search box to locate a particular user and you can add a new user or export statistical data to a CSV file using the drop down menu on the right.

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If you click the Edit button next to a user, you are then presented with the details of that user.

 

Basic Details

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In the Edit User screen you are able to edit the username, the email address and the password for that user.  You can also edit the forename and surname, the user role and the company that the user is associated with.  There is a graph at the bottom to show the ACP usage for that user.

 

Extra Details

Click on the extra details tab on the left and you will be able to view and edit address details for that user.

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Product Categories

If you click on the Product Categories tab on the left you will be presented with a category tree structure of all of the categories that you have access to.  Here you can define which categories a user can see and which they have write access to.

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Sub-Users

The Sub-Users tab allows you to view and manage any sub-users of a particular user.

 

Customers

If you click on the customers tab you will see a list of companies with tick boxes next to them.  Here you can define which companies print queues a particular user can see.

 

Print On Demand

You can view any Print On Demand products that you have created by clicking on the Print On Demand link under the Personalise-iT header on the left.  Information on how you can create Print On Demand samples can be found here.

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Print Manager

The Print Manager option under the Personalise-iT tab on the left is where you can view a list of all of the print jobs that are related to you.  You can view the product, print job and customer ID's at a glance. You are able to find out the date the order was created and printed, whether it has a paid status and whether or not the print job is complete.

The icons to the right of the list allow you to download the users original artwork as well as check the dispatch label.  You can find more detailed information on the Print Manager here.

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Image Galleries

If you select Image Galleries from under the Personalise-iT tab on the left you can create a gallery of images that can be uploaded onto the product by the end user.  On the initial screen you are able to create a new gallery, edit an existing gallery or delete a gallery.

If you click the Edit button, you then have the option to upload images either one at a time.  You also have the option to upload a collection of images at once using the Bulk Upload feature.  More information on Personalise-iT Image Galleries can be found here.

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