For areas in the Location Tree you can define outlines in the floor plan. This spatial reference can be used to activate an interactive graphic. In such a graphic, displaying specified areas or spaces with triggered detectors in red is possible.

Adding Outlines

  • The Engineering perspective is displayed.
  • The graphic is displayed in the Graphics view.
  • The graphic has been calibrated.
  • In the Location Tree, areas have been created.
  1. In the Location Tree, right-click an area whose outline you want to define and select Areas > Define Contour.
  1. In the Graphics view, move the cursor to the appropriate position of the first corner point and click the point.
  • The cursor appears as cross with a blue rectangle.
  1. Click the following corner points. Make sure not to overlap any lines, since the enclosed area will then be highlighted in red and not be saved.
  1. Double-click the last corner point of the outline.
  1. To save the outline, click OK.
  1. To cancel the action and not save the outline, click Cancel.

Editing Outlines

  • The Engineering perspective is displayed.
  • The graphic is displayed in the Graphics view.
  1. You have the following options to edit outlines:
  • You can edit the outline directly after double-clicking the last corner point by clicking Edit in the dialog box.
  • In the Location Tree, right-click an area and select Areas > Define Room Outline.
  • In the Graphics view, right-click an outline and select Areas > Define Room Outline.
  1. If you want to edit the existing outline, click No. If you click Yes, the existing outline is removed and you can define a new outline for the area.
  1. To delete corner points, complete the following steps:
  • Move the cursor to the point you want to delete.
  • Press Ctrl.
  • Right-click.
  1. To move corner points, complete the following steps:
  • Move the cursor to the point you want to move.
  • Click and hold the left mouse button.
  • Move the mouse to the new position.
  • Release the left mouse button.
  1. To add corner points, complete the following steps:
  • Move the cursor near the line where you want to insert a point.
  • Press and hold Ctrl.
  • Right-click.
  1. Double-click the graphic to save the changes and click OK.

Cropping Outline Sections

To ensure an optimum outline, it can be necessary to crop areas from a room, for example if elevators or stairways exist.

Once a subtracting area is defined, it cannot be removed.

  • The Engineering perspective is displayed.
  • A graphic is displayed in the Graphics view.
  • An outline has been defined.
  1. Right-click an outline and select Refine contour.
  1. Double-click the outline and select Cut Out.
  1. Click the first corner point in the section you want to crop.
  1. Click additional corner points.
  1. To cancel cropping, press Esc.
  1. Double-click the last corner point.
  1. Click OK.