How do you model transport? Step 2 - Linking transport to objects

Learn how to add transport to products and objects. Work efficiently by linking transport to other objects.

In this article you will learn how to model transport and link it to products or objects. Consider objects as your main building blocks in Mobius.

Before you start reading this article, make sure you have read the first article on transport or that you have watched the corresponding video tutorial. If you haven't done that yet, we recommend you to read the article Step 1 - "Calculating ton kilometer".

To demonstrate how to to add transport to products and objects, we will use 'adding plastic packaging' to a product as an example. Below you can see that the object ‘Plastic packaging’ does not have transportation in the model yet.

Step 1: We can easily add the transportation in the model by clicking the plus sign (+) button to add a new subitem (see picture below).

Transport 2 - Add transport to T-shirt
Step 2: Adding transport to an objectTransport 2 - Add transport to T-shirt - Packaging

Now that you have added transport to the plastic packaging object, the transportation subitem will always show up in when you use plastic packaging. This is why linking transport to an object (in this case a material building block) is useful. 

Let’s show you why, by looking at another example. For instance, the T-shirt Polyamide Lycra Black. This model does not have a plastic packaging yet.

Step 3: add the plastic packaging object that you just created and you will see that transportation is automatically added as a subitem (see picture below).

Transport 2 - Add transport to T-shirt - Add Packaging

The result: transport is automatically added to the plastic packaging and connected to the product: T-shirt Polyamide Lycra Black. Time saver alert! ⏰  


Transport 2 - Add transport to T-shirt - Packaging and transport added

For complete instructions and explanation about linking transport to material building blocks, our environmental specialist, Emma, will guide you step-by-step in the video below.

 

Do you want to know more about modelling transport in Mobius? Watch the following video tutorial How do you model transport? Step 3 - "Adding references: tips & tricks"