Upload & Scale a Floorplan

Any to-scale floorplan in PDF, JPEG, or PNG format can be uploaded and scaled into Social Tables so that you can begin diagramming right away! Save your uploaded floorplans to your account's Venue Library for future use. You can either upload floorplans one of two ways:

  1. Upload floorplans directly into your Venues page in ST Home
  2. Upload them directly into Diagram after you've created an Event.

Once you've uploaded the floorplan, be sure to scale it according to a known dimension to ensure that your diagrams are accurate to the space itself.

Upload a Floorplan in ST Home

To upload a floorplan from directly into your account's Venue Library, first select Venues from your ST Home. Then click the blue + button in the upper-right to create a new Venue. From there, creating a Venue is a simple, two step process: Upload and Scale.

Upload a Floorplan File

  1. Enter a Room Name for the floorplan
  2. Choose a floorplan file from your computer or drag & drop the floorplan file onto the landing pad.


Scale the Floorplan

Now your floorplan needs to be scaled from the Edit window that appears automatically. This will ensure that your Social Tables diagrams are accurate to the space itself!

Scale a Floorplan  

  1. Click the Scale tool
  2. Click & Drag a line along a known length of the floorplan, such as a door or a wall.
  3. Label that length
  4. Click Scale!

Remember to click Save to save your changes!

Crop the Floorplan

You can also Crop your uploaded file, when necessary.

  1. Click the Crop tool
  2. Highlight the desired area of the floorplan
  3. Click Crop!

Remember to click Save to save your changes!

Upload a Floorplan in Diagram

To upload a floorplan from within a Diagram Event, add a new Room to an Event, from the Rooms section of the left-panel. 

  1. Select the New Room (+) button to open the Rooms window.
  2. Select New Floorplan
  3. Enter a Room Name
  4. Select Upload Floorplan to choose a file from your computer
  5. Finally, choose to Save to This Event or Save to Account Library.

The floorplan is now added to the Diagram event, but you're not quite finished yet! The floorplan still needs to be Scaled...

Scale the Floorplan

Once the Floorplan has been uploaded, it must be scaled properly to ensure the space is accurately represented on the diagram. Use the Scale tool to scale the floorplan:

  1. Select the Scale button in the toolbar
  2. Click, hold & draw out a line segment along a known dimension of the diagram, such as a door or a wall.
  3. Hold down the Shift key to lock the scale line into the four cardinal directions.
  4. Specify the actual length of the line, and then select Scale.

As long as the file itself was originally to-scale, the diagram will be to-scale in Social Tables as well! 

Once a floorplan has been scaled once from within a Diagram event, that scale will be saved and apply to the floorplan when it is added from the Venue Library into future events.


Want to see more? Click here to view a short video tutorial on uploading a floorplan!

If you're looking for a guide to uploading a PDF in the legacy version of Social Tables, click here.

 

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