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Why can't Imported Floorplans be printed?

Discussion in 'Technical Support' started by Dany, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Dany

    Dany Super Moderator

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    It is not possible to print an imported floorplan because the Import Floorplan feature was only ever meant to provide a visual aid, used to help in creating a (three-dimensional) model of the event space when such model is not already available. The imported floorplan was never meant to be printable and will not be printable in future versions either).

    There are many reasons for this, chief among them the accuracy of Layouts printed from WYSIWYG: it is impossible for CAST Software to guarantee that the user imported a floorplan with one-hundred-percent accuracy; if that floorplan is printed from a Layout and the original import was wrong, then an event setup based on such a printed Layout could run into problems (to say the least). We assume that our users understand that 100%-accurate drawing is available in WYSIWYG, and that they make use of it. As such, when they draw (or trace, based on an imported floorplan) a wall for example, that's supposed to be a certain length, then they measure it and it is not that length, they can, and hopefully will, correct this. This implies, therefore, that printed Layouts are accurate based on the user's actual input in that drawing, but this, again, cannot be guaranteed with an floorplan imported via the Import Floorplan feature.


    Cheers,

    Dany
     
  2. MarkVanHamme

    MarkVanHamme New Member

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    I completely understand this for WYG, however in Vivien this option should be made available.

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  3. Dany

    Dany Super Moderator

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    After further discussion, it has been decided that everything related to printing imported floorplans will remain as-is for the time being, for all the reasons mentioned above: they will not be printable in either WYISIWYG or Vivien.


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    Dany
     

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