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Latest revision as of 17:38, 19 April 2022

As of Providence release 1.7, floor plan graphics are now supported so that users may visually track and annotate objects or exhibitions within the context of their institution's floor plans. Assuming you have floor plan graphics, here is how you can go about setting them up in your installation of Providence.

Step 1: Add the floor plan bundle to the User Interface for ca_places. (Bundle name: floorplan) In the place editor, it will look like this. Now, you can upload the floorplans to their corresponding place records.

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Step 2: Create a new metadata element and set the datatype to "FloorPlan." Decide whether you will be tracking objects or exhibitions (or both) and bind the attribute to the appropriate interstitial editor.

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Bind the FloorPlan element to place <=> occurrence relationships to annotate exhibitions on floorplans. Bind the element to object <=> place relationships to be able to annotate objects on floorplans.

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Step 3: Your configuration may not yet have a User Interface for the interstitial editor of your choice. If not, go ahead and create one, adding at least one screen. Once you have a User Interface for either place <=> occurrences or object <=> places (or both), add the FloorPlan element to the editor.

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After you've completed the three steps above, you're all set! Now, on to actually utilizing the floor plans.

Step 4: Once you have uploaded floor plan graphics to the appropriate place records, and have created the relevant relationships between Objects and Places, or Exhibitions and Places, you can navigate to a record on either side of this relationship and open the interstitial editor, and you'll see the floor plan graphic.

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Step 5: From here, you can annotate the floor plan by selecting 'edit floor plan.' This opens the graphic in the image viewer, where all of the annotation tools are available. You may place points on the graphic, create polygonal shapes or rectangles, and annotate each point or shape with text.

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