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How To Add Different CAD Objects To Floor Plans

The purpose of this article is to provide you with a clear step-by-step process on how to add various CAD objects to your floor plan in DotActiv software.

Applicable Products: DotActiv Enterprise

You have the opportunity to add a variety of different CAD objects to your floor plan in DotActiv software. These include Walls, Lines, Gondolas, Aisle Indicators and Tellers.

Adding Walls

After opening your floor plan, ensure you are in the ‘Tools’ tab. Next, select the drop-down arrow beside ‘CAD Object’ in the ‘New’ section. From the drop-down menu, select’ Wall’.

Click on the area where you would like to draw the wall and then click at each point to position the wall around the floorplan and left-click to end drawing the wall. Right-click to release.

A dialog box will pop up asking if you like to connect the last line to the closest. Click ‘Yes’.

Adding Lines

After opening your floor plan, ensure you are in the ‘Tools’ tab. Next, select the drop-down arrow beside ‘CAD Object’ in the ‘New’ section. From the drop-down menu, select ‘Line’.

Click on the area where you would like to draw the line. Pull the line until it is the desired length. Left-click to end drawing the line. Right-click to release.

Adding Gondolas

After opening your floor plan, ensure you are in the ‘Tools’ tab. Next, select the drop-down arrow beside ‘CAD Object’ in the ‘New’ section. From the drop-down menu, select ‘Gondola Block (By NOD)’.

Click on the area where you would like to draw the gondola block. Pull the gondola block until it is the desired length. Left-click to end drawing the gondola. Right-click to release.

To create the other side of the gondola, right-click on the gondola. Then, from the context menu that pops up, click ‘Create Mirror Copy’.

Next, select both sides of the gondola. Right-click and select ‘Add Ends’ from the context menu as seen in the GIF below.

Adding Aisle Indicators

After opening your floor plan, ensure you are in the ‘Tools’ tab. Next, select the drop-down arrow beside ‘CAD Object’ in the ‘New’ section. From the drop-down menu, select ‘Aisle Indicator’.

Click on the area where you would like to draw the aisle indicator. Pull the aisle indicator to the desired length. Left-click to end drawing the aisle indicator.

Adding Tellers

After opening your floor plan, ensure you are in the ‘Tools’ tab. Next, select the drop-down arrow beside ‘CAD Object’ in the ‘New’ section. From the drop-down menu, select ‘Teller’.

Click on the area where you would like to draw the teller. Pull the teller to the desired length. Left-click to end drawing the teller. Click and drag to position.

To change the dimensions of the teller, double-click on it to open the ‘Teller Properties’ window. Then click ‘OK’.

Adding Doors

Once you have created your wall, right-click on it and select ‘Insert Object’ from the context menu that pops up.

In the ‘Insert Object’ window, you can select the type of door you require and adjust the position and width where required. You can select a ‘Single’, ‘Double’, ‘Stacked’ or ‘Double Stacked’. You can also add a window to your floor plan if it’s required.

Adjusting the width changes the size of the inserted door. Once happy, click ‘OK’ to insert the door.

Adding a new CAD object in DotActiv is simple and easy. Should the above steps not work for you, please create a support ticket and DotActiv support will assist you in uncovering the issue.

Updated on November 14, 2019

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