Space Console V25.1

In this blog we give a brief overview of the Space Console in Web Central 25.1 and the new features:


    • Cleaner look and effective use of screen space
    • Search box, Advanced Search, Recent Search
    • Improved highlighting
 

 

 1. Overview


The Space Console is a multi-faceted tool for managing your space and occupancy. With the Space Console, you can perform such tasks as:

 

· load floor plan drawings

· load Revit 3D plans in the 3D Navigator

· review the total area of a set of rooms or floors

· find a set of floors or rooms that meet certain criteria

· find vacant, at capacity, and over-capacity rooms

· highlight floor plans by vacancy, department assignment, division assignment, team assignment, and type

· find an employee's room on the floor plan

· generate an occupancy plan

· create new employees, buildings, floors, rooms, divisions, departments, room categories, and room types

· change a room's properties, such as its department assignment or use

· create employee teams and assign space to employee teams (team space)

· launch reports, such as Compare Room Team Statistics

· export data to Excel or Word

· export floor plans to Word or PDF

 

 

 2. Cleaner look and effective use of screen space


The floor plan area has been re-designed and streamlined to provide a simpler and more intuitive user experience. Intuitive icons replace cluttered selections for highlights, border highlights, plan types, labels, asset layers, and legends. These changes save you time in finding the specific location, allocation, and occupancy information that you need.

 

The Space Console loads with the list of floors expanded. As soon as you search for one floor, the list gives way to an expanded panel of your space or occupancy metrics. These smart interactions make it easier for you to access what you need when you need it.

 

Space managers often work with one floor at a time but need to frequently switch floors. You can now switch floor plans with a single click to the floor list so that you toggle between floor plans quickly and easily.

If a search finds only one match, the Space Console immediately displays the floor plan and then highlights it according to your search criteria. This saves you extra selection steps and mouse clicks.

 

3. Search box, Advanced Search, Recent Search


 

Smart Search


Often, you need to locate floors that meet very specific search criteria. For example, you might want to search for vacant rooms with certain room attributes so that you can place new employees close to their colleagues in the same departments.

To help you better locate floors, the Space Console includes a new "Smart Search" box with which you can search floor plans by site, building, floor, division, department, and room category. For example, you can search on "finance" to see all floors that house a department whose name includes "finance."

 

 

 

 Advanced Search

 

When you want to find something more specific, you can use the improved "Advanced Search" to specify more detailed criteria. Based on your criteria, the Space Console may load and highlight a floor, saving you many clicks.

 

The Advanced Search form helps you zoom into relevant data by offering only values in the validated lists that meet the search criteria already entered. For example, enter HQ in the Building field, and the Select Value form for the Division Code field shows only divisions on this floor.

 

Recent Search

 

After taking the time to enter a search, you can easily access it again without re-entering the search criteria. You can save searches that you enter with distinctive names. The improved "Recent Searches" action shows both "Smart Search" and "Advanced Search" entries. You can modify this list by deleting recent searches that you do not frequently use.After taking the time to enter a search, you can easily access it again without re-entering the search criteria. You can save searches that you enter with distinctive names. The improved "Recent Searches" action shows both "Smart Search" and "Advanced Search" entries. You can modify this list by deleting recent searches that you do not frequently use.

 

 

 4. Improved highlighting

 

There are several improvements to the Details panel, which reports on the organizations, rooms, and room categories of the selected floors.

You can now restrict the Details panel to show only information for the selected floors by setting the "Selected Floors only" option. With this feature, you can streamline the displayed data and more efficiently work with the panel.

 

You can also select and deselect multiple rows to highlight only specific information. For example, in the below image the user has selected the specific rows to highlight the floor plan by these room categories.

 

 

 

5. Other Changes

 

The Space Console also includes these improvements:

  • The new "View Settings" form enables you to select the information to display.
 
 
  • If you access the 3D Navigator from the Space Console, you will see that it now has updated selectors.
 
 
  • All changes were performance-tuned to ensure the Space Console continues to provide the information you need as quickly as possible, no matter the size of your portfolio.
  • Some previous issues have been addressed, such as retaining the drawing's highlight, zoom, and label selections when switching drawings.
 

For more information, call MASS on 0118 977 8560 or email us at news@mass-plc.com.

Andrew Taylor 

 



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