Is there a specialty rental company or your own inventory of items you use over and over for your events? With Object Templates, creating and storing specialty or custom items is easy so you don't need to reinvent the wheel each and every time you design a new layout.

Creating an object venue template from scratch

Head on over to the Settings menu, which you'll find towards the top right of your Pro Dashboard and follow the steps below!

Step 1:
Click on the Templates tab towards the top of your screen and select the Layouts option, which you'll see on the left.

Step 2:
Scroll down and click on the gold Add Category Button and name your category. You can name it by rental company, object type, or any other category that makes sense to your process. Click on the plus sign to add object to categories

Step 3:
The first thing you'll want to do is give your new object template a name for future reference. Naming your templates is important, so you won't have any challenges finding the right template that you need down the road. You'll also want to add a description and perhaps some key search terms so you are able to find the type of layout based on a variety of different criteria.

Step 4:
Using the Draw tool, create your object.

Step 5:
After your object has been drawn, click Done to return to the Layout Templates index page. You can see your newly added object under the object category. A small thumbnail appears to the left of the object name as a visual aid.

Adding an object template to your project's layout
When you are in your project's Layout & Seating tool, you will see your object library appear above the default Aisle Planner library. You can scroll through the library to find your objects, but using the Search Library toolbar is an easy way to find an object quickly. Once you find your object you'd like to place, just drag and drop on to your canvas.

Creating an object template from an object created in a project's layout

While there isn't a button to click to add an object to your object library automatically, the good news is there is an easy way to add this to your object template library.

Copy & Paste
We've built in helpful keyboard and mouse shortcuts (click here to see the complete list) that we know you'll love, and one of our favorite keyboard shortcuts is the copy and paste feature!  If you have an object that you'd like to save, simply select your object), then copy and paste it into a new object template (see above for step-by-step instructions).

For Our Apple/Mac Users

Copy = command + c
Paste = command + v

For Team Microsoft 

Copy = control + c
Paste = control + v

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