Maps visualize an office space with rooms and/or desks on it.
To be able to create a map in BrightBooking, you first need the base layer, the 'background'.
When you have the 'background', your able to add icons to the background indicating the rooms and the desks.
The base layer must be a SVG image, which need to be created in Adobe Illustrator of Inskape. If you don't have these tools, you also can use Microsoft Visio.
To get a good base layer, you should not get in to much detail, just draw the basics of the building, with the walls and doors. In most cases this will give you the best results.
Log in to the BrightBooking portal with your manager account, and choose Settings > Maps.
Now add a new map with the '+' button, or select an existing one to edit.
Configure a map
A map has a name, which is used within BrightBooking (to link the map to a mapviewer, etc.).
The background is the SVG image which you created as described above.
The editor consist of three parts:
- Left part: the existing elements (icons) on the map
- Middle part: interactive viewer/editor showing the current elements, you can also drag and drop elements here
- Right part:
- Editor options: options to use or disable the virtual grid, including 'snapping' to snap elements, so they are aligned correctly.
- Properties: configuration of the selected element
First you add an element with the 'add element' button, or you select an existing element. Then you can move the element on the map, and configure the properties of the element on the right.
Each element should be assigned an image (predefined set of images), and a space (room or desk). An element is only shown if it is linked to a space.
Now your map is ready to be used in a mapviewer, proceed to the next article!