Set-up a floor plan in the System Status - Layout

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Written by Julien Stamatakis
Updated over a week ago

Layouts allow you to intuitively monitor and trouble your installation, based on where your hardware is installed. 

  • Upload a floor plan as a true .pdf or .svg and overlay your modules on one or multiple floors via the Layout tool for each Installation.

  • View how modules are connecting to each other via the Layout view in the System Status. Toggle the view to see the standard System Status view

  • Add a Layout widget to your dashboard to see your data directly on your floor plans, and if any thresholds are met

How to setup a Layout in the System Status:

  1. Go to the Installation settings by clicking on your installation from the dropdown menu

  2. Go to the Layout tab and click to add a layout

  3. Drag your layout file to upload it, or simply click the box to select it

  4. Enter the floor number and name for the floor

  5. Click 'Save' and the layout will now be uploaded

  6. Repeat this step for any remaining floors you’d like to add by clicking the plus button

  7. To add a module to the layout, simply click it from the list of modules on the right
    To delete a module, simply drag it to the bottom section
    - Modules that have been added will be greyed out in the list
    - Your changes are automatically saved as you place, move, and delete modules

  8. Once you are finished placing modules, go to the System Status

How to interact with the System Status Layout:

  • Hover to get a quick look the status of the module

  • Click to select a module. The module will be illuminated and you can now view it in more detail, including which bridges are connected and to perform diagnostic functions

  • Click the up or down arrow to navigate to a different floor

  • The hide button will hide all modules and connection lines for modules installed on a different floor than the one currently selected

  • Click the layout view slider to toggle between floor plans and the traditional system status view

Module Symbol Descriptions:

  • Modules that are green are online, whereas red modules are offline

  • Solid modules & connections indicate that the module is on the current floor

  • Stripes modules and transparent connection lines indicate a module is on a different floor

  • Line thickness indicates signal quality between modules, with dashed lines indicating weak signal quality

  • Arrows indicate the direction of connection and show which modules send data to which of their neighbors


  • By default, only administrator teams have permissions to access the new Layout feature. If you want to provide access to other teams in your organization, simply go to your Account Page, select Teams, then click on the team you want to grant Layout permissions to. Click on View All under the Permissions section and then click on the Save button under any of the categories. This will copy all the existing Installation permissions to the new Layout permissions. You can then go back to your Installations and add Layouts.

  • If you're experiencing an error while uploading a pdf, try converting it to svg using this website first. If you are getting an empty white file, try using this website. The pdf and converted svg files need to be less than 5MB. If you're having files size issues, you can try this website to reduce the size of the svg file (decrease the precision to 0, and unselect all the Global Settings, you should see the new file size that you can download and then upload to Senseware).

  • Reach out if you have any other question or issue!

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