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OVERVIEW HOW TO BUILD A MAP

When trying to locate someone on your map, the location of your workplaces is central.

When calculating office workplace requirements, the use of your workplaces is central, not so much who uses them or with what type of computer.

In short: workplaces are the central entities when building a map. And so, since workplaces are central to both localization and occupancy reporting:

- always start by adding ALL your workplaces to your floors and rooms.
- do not place these workplaces on your map yet. Just add them to a floor or a room, and leave them unlocated, simply because it is easier to first add computers to unlocated workplaces and then placing them on your map than the other way around.
- then, if need be, add computers to your workplaces.

Whether or not you must add a computer to your map depends on the type of computer it is. Computers can be either static (bound to desk) or roaming (any desk), and they can either connect to your network via cable or via wifi. We distinct the following computer types:

Computers that are bound to a desk...

Static, cabled desktops or laptops. These are desktop computers that are bound to a desk and connect to your network via a UTP cable. What's most important about these computers is that they do not move around, no matter who logs on to them.

- These desktop computers can be located on a live pane.
- The occupancy of your workplaces can be calculated.

In order to accomplish these two things:

- Add each desktop computer to the right workplace.
- Place the workplaces on the right place on a floor or room in your map.

Static, wified desktops or laptops. These are laptops that are bound to a desk and connect to your network via wifi. These computers do not move around, no matter who logs on to them.

- These laptops can be located on a live pane.
- The occupancy of your workplaces can be calculated.

In order to accomplish these two things:

- Add each laptop to right workplace.
- Place the workplaces on the right place on a floor or room in your map.

Roaming laptops...

Roaming, cabled laptops. These are laptops that are not bound to a desk and connect to your network via cable. End users can go sit anywhere, and once they place their laptop on a workplace, they plug in a UTP cable to access the network.

- These computers CANNOT be located on your map or a live pane.
- However, the occupancy of your workplaces can be calculated.

In order to accomplish this last thing:

- Add each laptop to a workplace.
- Do NOT place the workplaces on your map. Just leave them unplaced as sub nodes to a floor or room. This way they don't give false positives when you view a live pane, but you can create an occupancy report.

Roaming, wified laptops. These are laptops that are not bound to a desk and connect to your network via wifi. End users can go sit anywhere, and once they place their laptop on a workplace, they connect to the network via wifi.

- These laptops can be located on your map or a live pane.
- The occupancy of your workplaces can be calculated.

In order to accomplish these two things:

- Do NOT add the laptops to any workplace.
- Place your Access Points on your map.
- Walk around the floor, and take a Snapshot in each room, and on the floor. Place these snapshots on your map.

Either cabled or wireless, you don't know...

Roaming, cabled or wireless laptops. These are laptops that are not bound to a desk and connect to your network either via cable or wireless. End users can go sit anywhere, and once they place their laptop on a workplace, they can choose to plug in a UTP cable or to wirelessly access the network.

- These computers can only be located on your map or a live pane if they connect wirelessly.
- However, the occupancy of your workplaces can be calculated.

In order to accomplish this last thing:

- create a dummy floor.
- Add each laptop to the floor.
- Do NOT place the workplaces on your map. Just leave them unplaced as sub nodes to the floor. This way they don't give false positives when you view a live pane, but you can create an occupancy report.