Creating a Floor Plan

The Floor Plan allows you to add, modify, and import a floor plan background image file. Ensure that the imported 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. plans include devices from the device catalog.

To create a floor plan, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to one of the options under Sites.

    The dashboard context for the selected site is displayed.

  2. Under Manage > Overview, click Floor Plan.

    The Floor Plan dashboard is displayed.

  3. Click Add Floor.

    The Floor Plans tab is displayed.

  4. Click Edit in the slide out pane on the right.
  5. Click New Floorplan.

    You can also add the floor plan by right-clicking on the center gray area and click New Floorplan. The New Floorplan pop-up window is displayed.

  6. Click Choose File and locate a floor plan image file from your local file system.

    You can import the floor plan image file in the JPG, JPEG, GIF, BMP, PDF, PNG, DWG, and SVG format.

  7. Assign a floor name and a floor number in the Floor name and Floor number text boxes, respectively.
  8. Click Save.

    Make sure that you add a floor plan image within the recommended size of 2625*2625 feet or 800*800 meter. You can also use the measure tool to resize the current image to the recommended size.

    You can define a new floor by clicking the Define New Floor option on the top-right corner.

  9. The Define New Floor includes the following option:
    1. Scale—Shows the dimensions of the floor.
    2. Region—Allows you to define floor plan boundary and planning region.
    3. CAD Layer—Allows you to import walls from the CAD file.
    4. Access Points—Allows you to add the access points to the floor plan.
  10. Click the Next button after you set the Scale, Region, and CAD layer for the floor.
  11. To add a planned access point, under Access Points > Planned APs, select the device type from the Type drop-down menu.
  12. In the Count field, enter the number of devices to add to the new floor.
  13. Click and drag the Deployment Type slider bar to adjust data rates for a high-density or low-density environment.
  14. Optionally, click the Advance link to configure the advance deployment options:
    1. Service Level—Select Speed or Signal to plan coverage by adjusting the data rate requirements (speed) or AP signal strength settings. Click Calculate AP Count to recalculate the suggested number of APs based on these settings.
    2. Client Density—In the Max Clients field, set the anticipated number of clients that will be stationed on the floor. In the Clients Per AP field, enter the maximum number of clients supported by each radio. Click Calculate AP Count to recalculate the suggested number of APs based on these settings.
  15. Click Add APs to Floorplan to add the planned APs to the floor.
  16. Click Finish.
  17. To remove the planned device from the floor plan, right-click on that device and click Remove.

The following animation shows how to create a floor plan: