In this tutorial, we will explore the different types of equipment icons in PlanStudio and learn how to set up favorite icons for easy access. Additionally, we'll cover the placement of fire and safety equipment icons and evacuation diagrams on your floor plan.
In PlanStudio, equipment icons are used to represent various elements on your floor plan, such as fire safety equipment, security cameras, and any other asset you want to capture on your plan.
Types of Equipment Icons
Leader Line Icons: These are the primary icons used for placing equipment on your floor plan. They can have single or multiple icons placed at a point, and PlanStudio automatically draws a line and groups the icons together. Leader line icons remain dynamic, allowing them to move and resize as needed.
Zoned Icons: Used to indicate an area as a piece of equipment rather than a point. For instance, you can use them to mark areas like first aid rooms or bathrooms. Zoned icons shade the area in the color of the icon and place the icon in the center of the area.
Fixed Icons: Ideal for equipment with a fixed position that won't rotate or resize as you work. This type is suitable for items like directional strobe lights.
To place icons on your floorplan, begin by selecting your icon type and clicking in the location where you want to position an icon. You can then select the icon from your favorites or search for it in the inspector panel. Add as many icons to one location as needed, and PlanStudio will automatically group them together (when using leaderline icons).
Placing Exit Signs and Evacuation Diagrams
To add exit signs, click in the center of where you want the icon placed and hold down your mouse button to rotate them into the correct position, you can then use the arrows to indicate directional exit signs.
For evacuation signs, drag them off the walls and ensure the icons face the correct orientation. The Evacuation sign icon should be pointing directly towards the object it is to be installed on, or the point of the icon should face the direction a person looking at it would be looking in. Fill out the questionnaire about the sign's type and orientation, include a photo of its position, and select the template you want to use.
Placing Security Cameras
To place security cameras, click on the position where you want to place a camera and then drag to set the field of view.
Set the camera identifier if applicable and attach a URL to sync with the camera feed if available.
Customizing Equipment Icons
After placing an icon, you can add additional notes, photos, or documents to it by clicking the pink plus button in the bottom right corner of the screen.
you can then Fill out any data fields associated with the icon (if they have been setup in the Data Fields menu for Administrators)
You can manage a group of icons by clicking the three dots to delete or change an icon within the group.
Depending on your project, you may want to change the structural mounting to indicate whether an icon is mounted on a wall or ceiling. You can also attach icons to specific networks if you've drawn them.
Setting Up Favorite Icons
To set up your favorite icons, start by selecting the equipment tool.
Place your first leader line icon on the floor plan and then Click on the "Settings gear" in the search bar to access the icon library. Search for the icons you want to use and add them to your favorite icons list.
Organize your favorite icons by repositioning and ordering them within the favorites menu through drag-and-drop, then click "Done" when finished.
Adding Fire Doors and Walls
You can allocate fire doors or fire walls on your plan by selecting them using the selection tool using the available ratings in their properties or the brush tool in the wall tools.
Any additional configuration or changes to your icons can be done using icon filters, selecting different icon libraries, or configuring them in the Sign preview.
By following these steps, you can effectively use equipment icons in PlanStudio to create detailed floor plans with fire safety equipment, security cameras, evacuation signs, and more. This ensures your floor plan is not only visually informative but also a valuable tool for safety and security planning.