How to design a floor plan

In this article you can learn about how to work with basic designing tools, create booths, and draw objects. Alternatively, you can have your floor plan professionally designed by our team in 3-5 business days.

What does the designer look like?

This is the floor plan designer with a sample plan loaded in. You can delete it and start creating your own.

 

How to use basic tools

The Selection tool allows you to drag your mouse over one or more objects to select them.

The Pan tool lets you click and drag to move objects around the grid.

This tool will Undo/Redo a movement. (Shortcuts: Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y)

This tool will Copy/Paste any selected object. (Shortcuts: Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V)

This tool will Flip horizontally or vertically. 

This tool will Rotate. Holding Ctrl makes objects rotate around their own axis.

Working with booths 

How to add booths

To add a booth, click and drag it from the toolbar. By default, the booth is 10 x 10ft (3 x 3m).  

Clicking a booth allows you to set up the booth name, color, size, type, and price, as well as letting you assign exhibitors to it. 

 

If you click the arrows on the booth, the new booth will be named in sequential order and will be perfectly aligned.

How to customize booth colors

Using Hex Color Codes, you can customize booth colors. Copy and paste any color code, and you can customize available, on hold, and sold booth colors in booth properties.

How to preview booths as sold/available

If you want to see what your floor plan will look like with all the booths on hold or sold, you can get a preview of it with these buttons.

How to select a group of similar booths 

If you want to select all booths with the same color, click on a booth and then click on the "Select all such booths"  button and it will select only the booths with the same color. This is useful if you want to edit or move specific colored booths.

You can also select booths of the same booth type or same price.

How to make a booth a stage

You can change the booth type to Other Space, and the exhibitors won't be able to reserve it. It can be a food court, a conference room, stage, or coat room. You can also add a description with a schedule, a link, or anything you'd like to display on that booth.

How to rename booths in bulk

If you need to rename all your booths, you can use the bulk rename tool. You click the tool, set up your booth name/number, then click on multiple booths one by one to rename them in order.

How to search for a booth

You can search for one or multiple booths by name in the search bar and they will be highlighted.

How to add images

You can upload a background image (PDF, PNG, JPEG, etc.) to help draw your floor plan by clicking the tool. These images are NOT visible on the live plan.

Choose a file to upload, and click and drag the cross to size your image proportionally into the designer. 

You can change the size of the image by clicking and dragging the blue dotted corners. Shift clicking the corner will resize it proportionately. 

The image needs to be an SVG file in order to be visible on the floor plan. You can use this tool to upload custom-made icons and images in SVG (read more on how to do this here.)

How to make background shapes

These are tools used to make different shapes for backgrounds. You can click and change the objects' properties such as size and color. You can make rectangular and circular shapes to show a background, room, or column. 

Resize any shape by clicking and dragging the blue dotted corners or changing it in object properties. 

How to add text

You can add text to your plan for aisles or entrances, or make a map legend. You can customize font, size, and color as well.

How to save or go back to a previously saved plan

You can save your progress by hitting the save button. All versions are saved, and you can return to a previous version anytime by clicking the round arrow beside it.

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