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Chapter 6: Setting Up Your Floor Plan

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Tap Floorplan to build your floor plan screen.

Chapter 1. Edit Sections

Before you start laying out your restaurant’s floor plan, you might want to create sections. For example, you might want to create a dining room section and a bar section and use these sections to subdivide your main floor or other floors. Sections are used to help track sales. Additionally you can assign a waiter to sections.

1. To add a section tap Edit Sections.

2. If you have created any sections, you will see them here and staff assigned to those sections.

3. Tap the Add  icon to add a section.

4. Enter a name for the section.

5. Tap any staff member you want assigned to the section.

6. Tap Done.

You can delete a section by left swiping on the section and tapping Delete.

Chapter 2. Edit Floorplans

To start laying out your restaurant floor plan, tables, and cash register locations, tap Edit Floorplans. By default you will start on the Main Floor.

Section 1. Rename Floor and changing flooring

If you would like to rename the main floor tap Main Floor at the bottom and tap its associated Information icon. Enter a new name. You can also change the background floor image. Choose one of the existing floors or tap Set Custom to import your custom floor.

You’ll notice in the Sample Café that comes with the default installation of TouchBistro, the flooring has custom walls, a bar, and plants. You can create a whole customized floor (with custom walls, planters, etc.) by adding a 1024×768 image (representing your real floor plan minus the tables, bar stools, and register) to your photo library and then selecting it as the picture source. If you’re not good with Photoshop, you can use some freely available online floorplan editors to create the customized background. See this tutorial.

Section 2. Add a New Floor

To add a new floor (e.g., a second floor, a patio, or an events hall), see Layout Tools below.

Section 3. Delete a Floor or Re-Arrange Floor order

If you would like to re-arrange the order, tap Edit (top left). Tap Edit again to return to the list of floors.

To delete a floor, swipe left on the floor and then tap Delete.

Section 4. Layout Tools

The layout tools allow you to add tables, bar stools, a POS cash register, a Fast Register, walls, and whole new floors.

Section 5. Adding a table (circular, square, or rectangular)

Tap Add Circular Table, Add Square Table, or Add Rectangular Table to represent an actual table in your restaurant. There is no functional difference. When you tap an add table option, your table will be added to the floor plan. By default it will default to 2 seats, be given a table number incremented by one, and no section default.

To edit table details tap and hold on the table. You can edit the following details:

Property

Description

Table Name

Tap if you prefer to change the default number of the table. Tap Done to save your changes.

Seats

Changes the default number of seats. You can adjust the true number of seats for patrons at sitting time. Tap Done to save your changes.

Section

Select which floor section this table should be associated with. Tap Done to save your changes.

You may also perform the following actions:

Action

Description

Reset

To reset the table to the original defaults.

Duplicate

Creates a duplicate of the table with current properties. You can save time creating similar tables by creating one and then duplicating the table. Before you duplicate a table, ensure you’ve configured the properties you want to duplicate with the table.

Delete

Deletes the table.

Section 6. Adding a bar stool

Adding a bar stool is similar to adding a table. However, it will default to 1 seat. If you have a bar section configured, tap and hold and then edit the Section property to set the bar stool for your bar section.

Section 7. Adding a Cash Register

Tap Add Cash Register to add where a fixed point of sale iPad is located. At the time of adding you can specify the register’s name.

Section 8. Adding a Wall

Tap Add Wall to define the walls in your actual restaurant layout. Increase a wall’s length by tapping and holding one of the end circles and dragging. Rotate a wall by tapping an end circle and then turn the wall in the desired orientation. Move the wall by taping and dragging on the center circle.

Tap and hold the wall’s center cirlce to perform the following actions:

Action

Description

Reset

To reset the wall to the original defaults.

Duplicate

Creates a duplicate of the wall with current properties.

Delete

Deletes the wall.

Set Color

Tap to change the color of the wall. Use the color picker to choose the color and tap Done.

You can also add walls to represent a bar. Alternatively you can use an imported flooring image with walls and bars for an enhanced experience.

Section 9. Moving, Resizing, and Rotating Floorplan Items

See this chart for details on how to move, resize, and rotate tables, stools, walls, and registers.

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