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Floor Planner/ Event Planner User Guide

Version 1.0 October 2013

1 – Getting Started:

2 – Main Features:

  • Tools Panel
  • Dimension tool
  • Helpful “rules” for your ruler
  • Manipulating the dimension
  • Changing the dimensions appearance
  • Text tool
  • Adding text
  • Manipulating the text
  • Changing color and size
  • Shape tool
  • Working with shapes
  • Adding text and color to your shape
  • Arraying objects
  • Array zone
  • Array using specific dimensions

2 – Main Features (continue):

  • What’s a Magnet?
  • Dimensions
  • The “Area” of your space
  • Adding floor plan background color
  • Adding a background image to main stage
  • Adding and managing your custom graphics
  • Uploading and saving new graphics
  • Uploading a custom graphic to main stage
  • Sizing a custom graphic in the main stage
  • Visit web page button
  • 3D Properties
  • Product preview
  • Viewing the product  

3 – The Joys of 3D:

  • Navigating in 3D Viewer……………..33
  • Orbital cam
  • Walk thru cam
  • 3D mode snapshot button
  • 3D settings button
  • 3D view settings
  • Changing your background colors
  • Hide floor
  • Animate screen
  • Exiting your 3D space

4 – Printing:

  • How to set up your drawing to print…..36
  • Print button
  • Understanding the print dialogue box
  • Creating a PDF

 

Chapter 1 – GETTING STARTED

Overview of Floor Planner software:

Floor Planner software is a web-based or “cloud computing” design program that allows you to create an event, layout all your details and then share your plans directly with others. You can share your plans directly from your website, blog, Facebook or email. Create great plans for your rental space and embed the floor plans seamlessly within your website or other portals. Create tradeshow, corporate meetings, after-hours lounges, wedding banquets and more.

Launching the software:

  • Launching the software and logging in

 To launch the floor planner software, you will need to go to your “Floor Planner” page on your website.  When you first open the page, the login dialogue box will appear.  Enter your user name which is also the email address you used to create your account.  Then type in your password and click on login.

What to do when you forget your password

Click on the box that says “remember me” and your information will always be saved.  But, if you do not set it up to be remembered, you can click on the “forgot password?” and that will bring you into another screen where you can request your password to be sent to your email.

Understanding the main screen:

  • Getting familiar with the screens appearance

When you first open the floor planner, you will notice several different options of tools that will assist you with creating your layout.  To the left you will find your “Assets panel.”  Right next to that will be your “Tools panel.”  Along the top is where your “Button bar” is located.  To your right is the “Properties panel.”  At the bottom of your screen is where you’ll find your navigation bar which will help you work your way around the main stage which is located in the center of the screen.floor planner inteface

Exploring the main stage

  • Preparing your stage to draw on

First you will want to decide what size you want your main stage to be.  If you already have a drawing file open, you can change the size of your main stage without leaving your drawing space.  Once you’ve decided on the dimensions of your layout, go to your properties panel and put in the width and depth you would like your space to be and it will readjust.

  • How to create your first layout

Once you have your main stage set to the size you want it, there are a few standard tools to have in the setup of your drawing:  a grid, dimensions and text. First, go to your properties panel to set your grid size.  Then, add the dimensions to your space and drag and drop the text tool to add text as needed.


Navigator  

  • Navigation bar

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Your navigation bar is located below the main stage to the left of your properties panel.  There are two features on this tool, the zoom slider and the pan button, which allow you to zoom in and out along with the ability to move around your main stage space.

  • Zoom slider

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The zoom slider (F-1) allows you to gradually increase or decrease the space on your screen where your main stage is.

  • Pan button

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The pan button (F-2) allows you to gradually pan over your space.  You can also hit the center of the button and it will bring your space back to the original visual setting you had it at before experimenting with changing the size.  If you click on your screen, you can also “free-form” pan around your space.

  • Navigating using the keyboard

To move around your main stage space using your keyboard, just click on the up and down arrows on your keyboard.

  • Collapse Button

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Your collapse button is the arrow next to your panels.  This button allows you to close or “collapse” the panel to open up your viewing space on your screen of your main stage. The “Assets panel” collapse button is at the bottom to the right, the “Button bar” is below it to the left, and the “Properties panel” collapse button is at the bottom to the left.  To re-open the panel just click on the arrows.