This tutorial, will guide you through the steps to set up your first project in PlanStudio. We'll cover the different options available to you as you setup and create your first clients, campuses, buildings, and floorplans.
Step 1: Adding a New Campus
Begin by adding a new campus to an existing or new client in your partnership. To create new clients, campuses, buildings, and floorplans, locate and use the pink plus button in the bottom right-hand corner of your Plan Manager.
Step 2: Editing Campus Details
After creating a new campus, it's time to fill out the campus details. Edit the name of the campus at the top of the page. Optionally, you can add an image, such as a photo from the site or a client/business logo. Alternatively, leave this section blank for now. Click on the "Locate Campus" button to enter a satellite view.
Step 3: Locating the Campus
In the satellite view, use the search bar in the top left corner to locate the correct site by entering a business name or address. Adjust screen so the blue pin points roughly to the buildings you want to include on the campus. Ensure the entire site is roughly encapsulated within the displayed area. Use your mouse or touch screen to drag, zoom in, and zoom out. Click "Save" to return to the campus creation screen.
Step 4: Campus Address and Creation
The address for the campus will now appear in the address bar. You can edit or make any necessary changes. Click "Add Campus" to proceed to the Campus Page. Here, you can edit or delete the campus you've just created. There are also tabs to view all plans or diagrams set up on the campus.
Step 5: Exploring Diagrams and Plans
The "Diagrams" tab displays diagrams and drawings for easy publishing and PDF download. This tab is currently empty since we haven't set up any yet. The "Plans" tab allows you to access the site plan or start setting up buildings.
Step 6: Adding a Building
A campus can have multiple buildings that share the same site. Click the pink plus button to create your first building. Provide the building name and consider using the campus address. Add a postal code and other relevant details.
Step 7: Adding Floorplans
Upload a building photo if available. If not, you can add one later after visiting the site. With the building created, start adding floorplans by clicking the pink plus button. Name the floor and click "Add Floor."
Step 8: Creating Floorplans
In the "New Floorplans" page, you'll find options for starting your floorplan. You can create from scratch (recommended for experimentation only not for real jobs), import a PKF file from another job, or duplicate an existing floorplan. To start a new plan choose the "Create from Site Plan" option for this tutorial.
Step 9: Choosing a Site Plan
Select the type of site plan you want. You can import your own georeferenced image, use open street maps data, or use the satellite layer. We'll choose the satellite layer in this demo and select Bing Maps.
Step 10: Setting Up the Site Plan
In the "Setup Site Plan" page, rotate the site plan image to align it with your screen. Draw a line along what you want to be the bottom of your building. Fine-tune the rotation angle by entering a value or using preset rotation options. Use the arrows for further adjustments. When satisfied, click "Done."
Step 11: Plan Editor
Now, you're in the Plan Editor with the satellite image as the background. The Plan Editor is the primary drawing page in PlanStudio.
Congratulations! You've completed the initial steps of setting up a new job in PlanStudio. Jump into the tutorials on using the Plan Editor to learn how to start creating the floor plans for your projects.