Product Tech Packs

Backbone Tech Packs are PDF exports of the data in the Product Record.  There are many options for customizing what information is included in your TP and how it’s formatted.  Once generated, your Tech Packs are stored in the Tech Pack tab of the Product Record, and you’re able to download or email them out to your partners directly from there.

Creating Tech Packs

  • There are options to generate new Tech Packs in a few different locations:
    • Top right of the Product Summary Tab
    • Bottom Right of the Product Tech Pack Tab
    • Via the 3-dot Overflow Menu for each Product in the Product Library
  • Regardless of where you initially generate the Tech Pack, it is subsequently managed in the Product Tech Pack Tab
  • The same pop-up Creation Modal appears no matter where you initiate your tech pack; this is where you specify the included content and format
  • On the first page of the Creation Modal, assign your Tech Pack Name and choose which sections to include
    • The Default Tech Pack Name will be your Style Number and Style Name, overwrite with another Name if desired
    • Below the Name field, all sections of your Product Record are listed
      • Additional subsections appear within the Size Spec and Feedback & Revisions sections depending on how many Samples you’ve added to the Product
      • Uncheck checkboxes to exclude any section(s) from your Tech Pack
      • Reorder your Teck Pack sections by clicking the 6 dot handles, then dragging-and-dropping
  • On the second page of the Creation Modal, specify how many Images should display per TP page
    • The default setting is one Image per page, if this is your preference, you do not need to make any selections on this page
    • Images with Annotations cannot be combined on a page, they will always display one per page
    • Unannotated Images can be combined up to 6 per page
  • On the third page of the Creation Modal, choose between an Expanded or Condensed layout for our Bill of Materials
  • Condensed Layout: Component details are listed first, then Product Colorways and associated Component Colorways display in nested rows. There is no customization available for this layout, and certain information cannot be displayed.  This layout generally requires fewer pages.
  • Expanded Layout: Product Colorways are managed in unique columns rather than nested rows. The layout is more customizable - choose to exclude or include specific Colorways, Images, and Price/Quantity information.  This layout generally requires more pages.

  •  Learn more about the difference between these views here

Admin-level Settings for Tech Packs

  • Create different Image subsections which can be included/excluded in your Tech Packs via the Admin Panel.  See Tech Pack Sections for further details
  • Manage the Custom Fields which appear on your Tech Packs by updating the “Public” checkbox in the Admin Panel. See Control Panel for further details

Managing Tech Packs

  • All your generated Tech Packs live in the Tech Packs tab of the Product Record
  • You can sort your TPs by Name or by Date Added at top right
  • Download a TP by clicking the Download icon
  • Delete a TP by clicking the Trash can Icon
  • Share a TP by clicking the Mail icon.  A pop-up modal appears:
    • Here you can create a public link that you can share via email directly from Backbone or simply copy the link to use anywhere else
      • Note: Anyone who has the public link can view the tech pack and its attachments. If you delete the tech pack, the public link will stop working.
    • If you click on email you can then include recipients email addresses, a subject line, and message along with your tech pack's public link.
  • Select one or more Tech Pack(s) via the checkbox to access the Bulk Actions toolbar, which appears at the top of the page and will allow you to delete multiple tech packs at once

Sharing Tech Packs in Bulk

If you’ve already generated Tech Packs for a group of different Products, you can share them in bulk from the Product Library or the Item Master. 

From the Product Library:

  1. Before you get started, make sure your tech packs are generated for each product
  2. Next, navigate to the Product Library 
  3. Select the products you wish to share tech packs for
  4. In the bulk action toolbar, click the share icon
  5. Choose which tech packs you wish to share for each product 
  6. Next, you have 3 options: 
    1. Preview the tech packs by clicking on the public link
    2. E-mail the tech pack public links by clicking the e-mail icon 
    3. Copy the tech pack public links by clicking the copy icon

From the Item Master: 

  1. Before you get started, make sure your tech packs are generated for each product
  2. Next, navigate to the Item Master Library 
  3. Select the Item Master view you are working on
  4. Using the checkboxes, select the products you wish to share tech packs 
  5. In the bulk action toolbar at the bottom of the screen, click the share icon
  6. Choose which tech packs you wish to share for each product 
  7. Next, you have 3 options: 
    1. Preview the tech packs by clicking on the public link
    2. E-mail the tech pack public links by clicking the e-mail icon 
    3. Copy the tech pack public links by clicking the copy icon

Tips for sharing multiple tech packs: 

  • A tech pack must be generated for each product you wish to share
  • Anyone who has the public link can view the tech pack and associated files
  • Public links do not expire, but if you archive or delete the tech pack, the public link will stop working
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