Read Product Properties Extension User Guide

Introduction

The PS&More PrestaShop Product Properties Extension Multidimensional plugin adds additional functionality to the Product Properties Extension module. The plugin allows you to specify additional characteristics to products, such as height, width, length, etc. The plugin uses these additional characteristics (or dimensions) to calculate the resulting order quantity and price. Using the plugin you can sell products by square, perimeter, volume, etc.

Multidimensional Templates

The PS&More PrestaShop Product Properties Extension comes with a collection of ready to use multidimensional templates. These templates are disabled if there is no plugin installed. Once you install the Multidimensional plugin you can make these templates available for use. Please refer the Product Properties Extension documentation how to make the template visible or hidden in the product catalog in the back-office.

Using Multidimensional plugin

You access the plugin configuration through the "Edit template" tab in the Product Properties Extension module.

Based on the setting in the above example the product will look like on the picture.

In order to utilize the plugin functionality you should specify dimensions and choose a calculation method. The multidimensional plugin supports up to three dimensions and the following calculation methods:

  • multiplication: dimensions in all directions are multiplied (giving area or volume)
  • summation: dimensions in all directions are added (giving perimeter)
  • single dimension: the specified dimension quantity is used for price calculation
Template fieldDescription
dimensions block title Choose the text that is displayed as a title of the dimensions block that appears on the product page.
If you can’t find the required text you can add more texts in the Properties tab.
calculation result label Choose the text that is displayed as a label before the calculation result. Leave this field blank to hide the calculation result.
If you can’t find the required text you can add more texts in the Properties tab.
calculation result text Choose the text that is displayed after the calculation result.
If you can’t find the required text you can add more texts in the Properties tab.
dimension Choose the dimension name.
Set this field blank to remove the dimension.
quantity text Choose the text that is displayed after the dimension's quantity and designates the meaning of the dimension. For example: cm.
The "quantity text" field is used on the product page in the shop. Use the "order quantity text" field to specify text that is used is used in orders and invoices.
If you can’t find the required text you can add more texts in the Properties tab.
minimum quantity Specify the minimum quantity for the dimension. The minimum quantity can be set in whole or fractional units.
maximum quantity Specify the maximum quantity for the dimension. The maximum quantity can be set in whole or fractional units.
default quantity Specify the default quantity that will be used as an initial quantity displayed for the dimension on a product page. The default quantity can be set in whole or fractional units.
quantity step Specify the dimension’s quantity increments. The ordered quantity will be rounded to the value of the quantity step specified.
quantity ratio Specify the ratio between the dimension measurement unit and the price measurement unit. While calculating the price the dimension quantity is multiplied by the specified ratio and the result is used as a quantity for price calculations.
For example, if you set product price for m2 and would like to specify length in cm, specify the ratio as 100.
order quantity text Choose the text that is displayed after the dimension's quantity and designates the meaning of the dimension. For example: cm.
The "order quantity text" field is used in orders and invoices but not on the product page in the shop.
dimensions policy
Specify how dimensions are used.
In the default dimensions policy mode the dimensions are specified by the customer. They are usually width, or length, or height.
In the packs calculator mode the dimensions are specified by the customer to calculate the desired quantity of the product, for example, the number of square meters of tiles. Tiles are usually sold in cartons. The calculated quantity is used to determine the number of cartons and the price.
To specify the quantity of the product in the pack (the number of square meters in the carton in our example) use the “unit price ratio” field in the template or the “unit price” field on the product page in the products catalog in the back office.
You also need to specify the “unit price text” in the template or on the product page in the catalog.
You can use one template with the “unit price text” specified in the template for many products by specifying the “unit price” field for the individual products.
In the product properties dimensions policy mode the dimensions are used as additional product properties. These properties affect the resulting price, but can’t be modified by the customer. The properties are editable only in the back office.
For example, you can specify the weight of the product using the additional property. The weight will be used to calculate the resulting price.
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