FloorPlan Locations confused me a bit at first. This entry documents how I think locations work in FloorPlan.

Locations are somewhat like layers or pages in other drawing programs. Each location forms the base for all objects drawn on that location. A couple of rules for locations

  • Locations have the following properties
    • Name : This can be changed at any time
  • Floor Level : Height the floor is above ground level.
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Stairs are very useful and confusing. I encountered numerous strange cases where they didn’t seem to work, stopped working or suddenly changed. After a lot of experimentation I developed the following rules. Understanding these has made made creating stairs much easier.

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  • Stairs should be drawn from the current location (lower) up to the target location (upper).
  • Often stairs cannot be draw on wall edges properly.