I (to be honest not really me, but one of my large customers) would like to be able to have a floorplan with no shading at all. Obviously the system is set up to apply the different colours or shades depending on the plan that has been chosen, so it should be a very simple process to not apply any shading at all. The end result would be a simple and plain all white page with black text and lines.
I second to that. If iGuide team is going to revisit floorplan colors, maybe they can implement custom color sets. With Cubicasa, I can set my own colors for different room types (at no additional cost.)
I’ll third the request for greater flexibility/customization in the appearance of floorplans.
I think a refresh with floorplans that look more designer than industrial would be very appealing to both clients and end users.
Unfortunately, plain white floor plans cannot be supported. One of the key competitive strengths of iGUIDE is accurate and defensible square footage and color is a key element in it being defensible. White is used to designate areas not included in square footage calculations.
However, for one offs, both PDF and SVG floor plans can be edited, e.g. in Illustrator or Inkscape.
Alex - I will often make a change like you describe (even using Acrobat) - and then use the edited version on my Property website for a client. But I can’t do that with iGUIDE can I? ie Download the PDF Floor plan, edit it, and then upload it again (like editing a Pano).
Alex - your response is logical and understandable, however the same defensible result could be done by leaving all rooms plain white and simply shading the areas not included.
That being said - in my case at least, I am not asking about the on-screen version of the floorplans - simply the printable one.
Another vote for plain white option - if multiple color scheme options are possible, a plain option vs “defensible” option should be easily possible. I have clients declining iGuide tours because they prefer my simple black and white plans I’ve traditionally offered.
@Alex I think it would be a helpful resource, even if it it didn’t indicate the square footage on the diagram that is black and white. It would still be useful and I don’t see the downside of offering it. Easy to do provide, as it already exists, and just turn off the shading. For the concern you mention, I think that can be easily accounted for. Room measurements could still be shown, just not a total square footage.
The majority of my clients dislike the shading and colour options and would prefer the black and white that most 2D floorplans are shown in.
It should be simple enough to shade the excluded areas and leave the remaining areas white I think. I have multiple Realtors that would switch from other options to iguide if this was available.
Agreed for most of my main clients they prefer a clean look, so I delete all the shaded boxes.
I think having different options for styles would cover everyone, and different disclaimers. Even a writeup in details for areas shown that are not included in the measurement.
This would save me about an hour a day.
Same. When I haven’t had to redraw the plans to make them nicer, I’ve simply deleted the shaded areas to make real estate agents happy. Not going to sell a 3m home with a bunch of shaded boxes in marketing.
Charging extra for a floor plan in a market that’s all about presentation would be tough . It almost seems like a extra “plus floor plan or a reference for a designer to see what they could fit in that space . I’m new , just became a product user . Thanks for input
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