PlanStudio 3.1

Written by
Hamish Thomson
Published on
August 23, 2022

New Features

New Draft Publisher and Content Admin roles

  • We've introduced two new roles to help with PlanStudio workflows in larger teams.
  • The Draft Publisher role is similar to the existing Diagram Publisher role, however it is restricted to publishing draft signs with watermarks only.
  • The Content Admin role allows you to administer diagram templates/content/icon libraries/etc, without providing access to user management capabilities.
  • Note that roles are designed to stack. For example, you can be a Partner User and a Draft Publisher at the same time.
  • The precise permissions available to each role are as follows:

Action Partner User Draft Publisher Diagram Publisher Content Admin Partner Admin
Load/edit plans ✔️ - - ✔️ ✔️

Access/save published diagrams - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Publish draft diagrams - ✔️ ✔️ - ✔️
Publish final diagrams - - ✔️ - ✔️

Plan Manager
Create/edit clients - - - ✔️ ✔️
Delete clients - - - ✔️ ✔️
Create/edit campuses ✔️ - - ✔️ ✔️
Delete campuses - - - ✔️ ✔️
Create/edit buildings ✔️ - - ✔️ ✔️
Delete buildings - - - ✔️ ✔️
Create/edit floors ✔️ - - ✔️ ✔️
Delete floors - - - ✔️ ✔️

Manage fixtures ✔️ - - ✔️ ✔️
Manage diagram templates - - - ✔️ ✔️
Manage diagram content - - - ✔️ ✔️
Manage icon libraries - - - ✔️ ✔️
Manage icon filters - - - ✔️ ✔️
Manage network libraries - - - ✔️ ✔️
Manage theme libraries - - - ✔️ ✔️
Manage data fields - - - ✔️ ✔️

Invite new users - - - - ✔️
Change user permissions - - - - ✔️
Deactivate users - - - - ✔️

PlanStudio now supports Dark Mode!

  • This shipped experimentally as part of PlanStudio 3.0, and it's now being released to all users in 3.1.
  • The new Dark Mode preference offers three modes:
  • Automatic (Use System Theme): PlanStudio will match the appearance of other apps, based on your system's settings. This is the default mode.
  • Enabled: PlanStudio will always appear in dark mode, ignoring your system settings.
  • Disabled: PlanStudio will always appear in light mode, ignoring your system settings.
  • When dark mode is enabled, you can turn on the new "Automatically Adjust Themes In Dark Mode" setting to make your plan appear as white lines on a dark background, enabling a 100% dark mode editing experience that may be more comfortable in low-light conditions.
  • This adjustment only applies in the plan editor - when you are in the diagram preview mode all colours are left as-is.

Re-bindable hotkeys

  • The Hotkeys window now allows you to re-bind hotkeys. You can open the Hotkeys window from the same gear menu that's used to access the Preferences window.
  • You can re-bind hotkeys to single keys (e.g "Q") or combinations (e.g "Shift-Q").
  • If you want to completely customise all hotkeys from scratch, the "Clear All Hotkeys" button allows you to clear every binding.
  • The "Reset Default Hotkeys" button can be used to reset your hotkey settings to PlanStudio's defaults.
  • You can even use and rebind hotkeys on the iPad version of PlanStudio, if you have an attached keyboard.
  • When making frequent changes to plans, PlanStudio will now sync your changes more often.
  • The character limit for short names on Alarm Zones has been increased from 2 to 3, allowing you to have up to 999 alarm zones in a single plan.
  • PlanStudio is now a Universal app on macOS, with native support for Apple Silicon.
  • We've updated the internal browser engine that powers PlanStudio on Windows/macOS, which provides minor performance improvements across the board.
  • The help button which opens the Resource Center is now visible throughout PlanStudio.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash caused by trying to import/load a corrupted theme library.
  • Fixed the wording of error messages that can appear when publishing so it's easier to understand what's wrong.
  • Fixed the calculation of square feet when using imperial units.
  • Fixed the ordering of alarm zones in legends.
  • Fixed quick switching causing publishing from the sign preview mode to publish/download the incorrect diagram.
  • Fixed the nav mesh brush mode causing segments to be duplicated when passing back and forth over them.
  • Fixed the nav mesh tool allowing you to draw overlapping segments that could sometimes cause crashes.

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