Customizing the Floor Plan View

To customize the floor plan view page, select any one of the floors and click View Settings on the right side panel. The View Settings displays the access points, air monitors, clients, heatmap, regions walls, and labels.

To modify the properties, click Edit on the right side panel. In edit mode screen, the right pane consists of the Properties, View, and Edit tabs. The following tables describe the menu options available for a floor and building:

Table 1: Floor plan Menu Options

Tabs

Options

Properties

The Properties tab has the following menu options:

APs—Displays the total number of APs, the planned APs, and the number of APs that are offline.

Floor name—Displays the floor name.

Floor number—Displays the floor number.

Width—Displays the current width of the floor plan. To change these settings, click the Measure icon and measure a portion of the floor.

Height—Displays the current height of the floor plan. To change these settings, click the Measure icon and measure a portion of the floor.

Gridsize—Displays the grid. Decreasing the grid size enables the location to place clients in a small grid which increases accuracy.

Advanced—Allows you to set the values to indicate if the environment is related to an open space, cubicles, offices, or concrete.

View

The View tab has the following menu options:

Devices—Displays APs, clients, and rogue devices detected on the floor.

AP Overlays—Shows the heatmap for the current and adjacent floors.

Floorplan Features—Displays the following details:

Grid Lines—Allows you to change the grid size and color.

Labels—Shows or hides the labels tagged to the devices on the floor.

Origin—To ensure that multi-floor heatmaps display properly, ensure that your floor plans are vertically aligned. Floor Plan use the origination point for this alignment. By default, the origin appears in the upper left corner of the floor plan. You can drag and drop the origin point to the correct position.

Regions—Displays the regions defined within a floor plan. For example, you can define two small regions of high density clients within a larger floor plan with lower client density.

Walls—Displays walls drawn on the floor.

Edits

The Edit tab has the following menu options:

Drawing—Allows you to draw a region or wall for the floor.

Devices—Allows you to add and delete the already deployed or planned devices.

Actions—Displays the following options:

Select All—Selects all floors.

Export Floor Plans—Exports the floor plan of a specific floor. Export function is classified as a selectively available feature in Aruba Central. Contact your Aruba Account Manager to enable it in your Aruba Central account.

Undo—Cancels the previous action.

New Floorplan—Allows you to create a new floor plan.

Auto-match Planned Devices—Automatically matches the devices that are planned for deployment and reloads the page.

Go to floor above—Allows you to navigate to the floor above.

Go to floor below—Allows you to navigate to the floor below.

Refresh—Refreshes the page.

Replace Background—Allows you to replace the current background.

Table 2: Building floor plan Menu Options

Tabs

Options

Properties

The Properties tab has the following menu options:

APs—Displays the total number of APs, the planned APs, and the number of APs that are offline in the building.

Floors—Displays the number of floors.

Name—Name of the building

Ceiling Height—Displays the building ceiling height.

Attenuation—Displays the attenuation value for the building.

View

The View tab displays the complete list of floors in the building along with the number of APs in each floor, which includes the planned APs and the offline APs.

Edits

The Edit tab has the following menu options:

Select All—Selects all floors. You can perform the following actions when floors are selected:

Remove—Removes the selected buildings.

Bill of Materials—Enables showing or hiding heatmap, speed, sensor coverage, wired range and other details.

Auto match planned devices—Automatically matches the devices that are planned for deployment and reloads the page.

Export Floor Plans—Exports the floor plan of the entire building or entire account. Export function is classified as a selectively available feature in Aruba Central. Contact your Aruba Account Manager to enable it in your Aruba Central account.

Undo—Cancels the previous action.

New Floorplan—Allows you to create a new floor plan.

User Interface Elements of the Floor Plan Dashboard

The Floor Plan dashboard provides various options to customize your view. The customizable parameters include:

Table 3: User Interface Elements

UI Element

Description

Click the drop-down to select a specific floor from the site.

Click any of the AP to view the details of the access point and the RF Radio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. environment in the Access Point Details window.

Click any of the clients to view the client details in the Client Details window.

Click the + or - icon to zoom in or zoom out of a floor plan. Additionally, click the box icon to view the floor plan in full screen mode and click the inward box icon to exit the full screen mode.

Click the home icon to reset the floor plan view.

Click the eye icon to view the floor plan settings. The View Settings window includes the following information:

Access Points

Deployed Access Points—Shows or hides the deployed access points in the floor plan.

Planned Access Points—Shows or hides the planned access points in the floor plan.

Rogue access points—Shows or hides the rogue access points in the floor plan.

Air Monitors

Deployed Access Monitors—Shows or hides the deployed air monitors in the floor plan.

Planned Access Monitors—Shows or hides the planned air monitors in the floor plan.

Clients

Clients—Shows or hides the clients in the floor plan.

Heatmap

Show Heatmap—Shows or hides the strength of RF coverage in each location.

Monochrome Heatmap—Select the check box to select either the monochrome display or the colored display of heatmaps.

2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz—Select the check box to show or hide the strength of RF coverage for 2.4 GHz Gigahertz., 5 GHz, and 6 GHz APs.

Show Regions—Select the check box to view the segregation of regions in the selected floor.

Show Walls—Shows or hides the segregation of walls in the selected floor.

Show labels—Shows or hides the labels tagged to the devices on the floor.

Meters and Feet—shows the dimensions in feet or meters.

Allows you to search for APs, Clients, and Rogues.

Click the edit icon to edit or modify the floor plan properties.