More info about the new Floorplanner Editor!

Remember we told you about the good news for our Floorplanner Partners and users with Floorplanner Plus and Pro accounts? These coming months we will be updating our Floorplanner Editor, so that come 2017 we will be ready for a new year.

Decorate like a pro

After using the new editor to draw a floor plan, you can decorate the space using items from the standard Floorplanner collection. Want to spice things up? Check out the five new collections we’re launching. They’re based on the latest interior trends.

Label every room

With the new editor, every room in the floor plan can be assigned a specific room type. You simply add a label and the room will change color accordingly. In the blink of an eye, the room types provide you with a clear overview of any floor plan. The specific labels and color schemes can be customized to your preferred language and corporate identity.

Want to know more about the exciting features of the new Floorplanner Editor? Read all about them!

 

The new Floorplanner Editor

It’s time for a change

Good news for our Floorplanner Partners and users with Floorplanner Plus and Pro accounts: these coming months we will be updating our Floorplanner Editor, so that come 2017 we will be ready for a new year. The new Floorplanner Editor is completely up to date and future proof.

Take it with you

Since the new editor is built in HTML5 and Javascript, it works and looks great on any and all devices. Realtors, designers and other professionals who travel around, don’t have to wait until they are back behind their big desktops at the office, but can start editing whenever and wherever is most convenient for them - simply by opening Floorplanner on their smartphone or tablet.

New look

Don’t worry, you will still recognize the Floorplanner Editor. We just spruced it up by regrouping functions and options in a more intuitive order. We are also introducing a new set of icons with an instantly familiar feel.

Prompt and precise  

Another useful new feature is the automatic placement of measurements within a new design. Of course, these measurements can always be adjusted manually so that they are accurate to the centimeter. 


In the next couple of weeks we will be introducing more exciting features of the new Floorplanner Editor.  

Stay tuned!

Lights, camera, action!

It’s time for another round of Roomstyler updates!

Who needs doors anyway? We’re introducing frameless wall openings! A set of four to be precise. They can be found in the usual ‘door section’ and you can drag them in the wall just the way you’re used to. They’re even stackable so you can create bigger and more creative passages, like one of our users did in this design
 

In the 3D Planner you can now choose between 3 different cameras! The default setting is the regular wide-angle we’ve always used. But if you click the camera icon, you can also experiment with a normal and a zoom camera. The angle of your preview 3D render will change along with the camera of your choice. It’s also possible to set the camera height. Raise it up till 6 meters high, or lower it for a straight shot resembling the look and feel of those fancy lifestyle magazines. Doesn’t this design look great?
 

Finally, you can control the orientation and altitude of the “sun” in the 3D Planner again. Go ahead and play a little, see whether you can fine-tune it so your design catches the perfect outdoor light. You can find the new controls under the light bulb icon, in the tab on the left.


Floorplanners meets 3CPO

At Floorplanner we are always curious to see how companies from all over the world are using our products. In our monthly Floorplanner meets… series we share their stories. 

 

This month, we are meeting 3CPO, the Dutch company that guides and advises future homeowners on self-build projects. Founder and CEO Léon Houtman talks about the company’s growth, his exciting plans for the future and how Floorplanner helps his clients to realize the house of their dreams.  

 

Can you tell us a little bit about 3CPO?

“At 3CPO we guide the process of self-building projects. We help future homeowners with the commissioning of a building project and together we do the work that otherwise would be done by a real estate developer: we hire an architect, the construction workers, etc. This way, we enable people to be involved with their future home from the very beginning. From buying the ground to closing the construction and receiving the keys; the future homeowners are completely in charge every step of the way. Over the last couple of years, we’ve really invested in our website and the communication with our clients. After all, our product is not the house itself, but the service of facilitating people in their decision making process towards building a home.

How does 3CPO use Floorplanner?

We use Floorplanner to get people more excited about the possibilities of self-build projects. We create and show floor plans in our brochures and on our website. Of course we also let potential clients design their own homes. It’s an important feature, especially for people who are building an apartment, because the one thing they can really influence in the building process is the layout of the space. We try to stimulate all of our clients to use Floorplanner. After all: designing and decorating your future home is one of the most fun aspects of the self-building process. 

What are 3CPO’s plans for the future?

We will be expanding our focus to further include people who might not want the full responsibility for commissioning a building project and are more comfortable with co-commissioning. We’re also looking into collaborations with other parties such as construction groups and self-build platforms. As far as our communication goes, we’re planning on letting our clients do more of the talking. We want to share their stories; their experiences with self-build projects from designing the floor plan of their dream house to actually living there. 

Faster and better: the new Floorplan Viewer

Presenting detailed floor plans to a big online audience is a piece of cake with Floorplanner’s new Viewer. We created the viewer especially for commercial parties such as property portals and realtors, so they can present the floor plans of their properties faster and better.

Fast, faster, fastest

So, what’s new? Not only did we improve the quality of the floor plans, but the new viewer also loads at least ten times faster than before! And yes, that goes for the 2D as well as the 3D view. Furthermore, now both the 2D and 3D view work great on mobile devices. For those of us who like technical details: we built it in JavaScript and HTML5, so there is no longer the need for the Flash plugin. 

See for yourself

Want to give the new viewer a whirl? It is available for every Floorplanner user, whether you have a business or a personal account. Just log into your account, pick a project you would like to see and replace the /edit in the URL with /viewer.

For example: http://floorplanner.com/projects/34914711/viewer 

Of course for commercial parties, the new viewer is also available for incorporation on their own websites. The Dutch property portal Funda.nl is already using it. Check it out at Funda!