Upload and Scale a Floorplan

Any floorplan in PDF, JPEG, or PNG format can be uploaded and scaled into Social Tables, including Google Map images! There are two options to upload a floorplan:

  1. Directly into your Event Space Library or
  2. Directly into your event 

Upload a Floorplan through Event Space Library

To upload a floorplan from your account's Event Space Library, first select Settings from your New Home Page. From Settings select Event Space Library then click on New Event Space

Once a file has been uploaded, you will want to ensure it is properly scaled. 

  1. Click the Scale tool
  2. Click & Drag a line along a known length of the floorplan, such as a door or a wall (a standard door will measure 3').
  3. Label that length
  4. Click Scale

Remember to click Save to save your changes!

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

The following video walks you through this process:

Upload a Floorplan in Your Event

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 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. 

Google Map Images

Uploading and scaling an image from Google Maps or Google Earth is fun and easy. Follow the previously outlined steps and you'll be on the road to success in no time. Remember to use the scale bar in the bottom right corner of the Google Maps image for the most accurate scaling experience.

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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