Higher Density Unit Editor

The unit editor is used to create and customize units. This massive feature is found in the configurator panel's "editor" button.

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Database Definitions

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  • Bays - units with extended bays.
  • Corridor ext - instead of an outside corner unit, corridor will extend to the end of the building mass
  • Default - traditional units
  • Inset - balcony will be inset
  • Juliets - 6 inch balcony
  • Micro - small units
  • Modules - units 
  • Student - units for standard student housing
  • Urban - larger units for urban living

Database settings definitions 

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  • Inline Units - non corner or dead end unit
  • Inside Corners - corner units inside the building mass
  • Outside Corners - units located outside the building mass
  • Dead End Units - units located at the end of a corridor 
  • Max linear Flex - a metric that allows TF to slightly flex the unit size to solve
  • Min Angle - the boundary where the inside and outside corner units begin
  • Max Angle - the boundary where the inside and outside corner units end
  • S - Studio category consists of units with no bedrooms and one living space
  • A - One Bedroom Category – consists of units with one bedroom and one living space
  • B - Two Bedroom Category – Consists of units with two bedrooms and one living space
  • C - Three Bedroom Category – Consists of units with three bedrooms and one living space
  • <new category> create a new unit category success

Database health | the possible linear unit configurations (inline unit score) estimates the percent of how likely TestFit will solve a corridor without allocated areas
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Plan View | shows the selected database and its associated kit of parts. In order to edit a unit, simply left click it. In order to remove a unit, right click it and select "remove".

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Unit Editor | Create or edit individual units

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Underlay | the underlay panel allows for rasterized images to deliver contextual imagery within the unit editor.

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Input Panel | make changes to the unit

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Name - name the unit

  • Category - 1,2,3 bedroom
  • Unit Width - sets the width of the unit
  • Unit Depth sets the depth of the unit
  • Bed Count - sets the bedroom count
  • Color - sets the color of the unit

Entry - toggle on or off

  • Location - sets the entry to the Left, Center, or Right
  • Offset - sets the distance from the wall
  • Width - sets the width of the entryway
Balcony - toggle to add or remove a balcony
  • Location - sets the balcony to the Left, Center, or Right
  • Offset - sets the distance from the wall
  • Width - sets the width of the balcony 
  • Depth - sets the depth of the balcony
  • Inset - sets the distance of the balcony inside the unit.

Bay - toggle to add or remove a bay

  • Location- sets the bay to the Left, Center, or Right
  • Offset - sets the distance from the wall
  • Width - sets the width of the bay
  • Depth - sets the depth of the bay

Add Bay - Adds a Bay

Add Balcony - Adds a Balcony

 

Unit Editor Output | shows the unit statistics


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NRSF - net rentable area

Balcony - balcony area

Common - common area created by the entry

Demising - total length of walls on the sides of the unit

Internal Skin - total length of walls adjacent to the common area

External Skin - total length of walls on the building facade

Bedrooms - number of bedrooms

Bathrooms - number of bathrooms

 

Back to database button | will take you back to the database view


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How to remove units from a database:

Right click, then select "remove" to remove.

remove a unit

How to duplicate units in a database:

Right click, then select "duplicate"

How to copy/paste units from a database:

Right click, then select "copy". Select the new unit database and Right click, then select "paste"

 

How to add an inline unit:

Left click "add unit" within the "Inline Units" portion of the input panel.

add inline

 

How to add an inside corner unit:

Left click "add unit" within the "Corner Units" portion of the input panel.

add inside corner

 

How to add an outside corner unit:

Left click "add unit" within the "Outside Corner Units" portion of the input panel.

outside corner units

 

How to add a dead end unit:

Left click "add unit" within the "Dead End Units" portion of the input panel.

dead end units

 

How to add a new database:

Name the database and click the up arrow to save it.

save test 2

 

How to attach a unit underlay:

Select the unit you'd like to add a background image to. Select Add Background Image. Select image you'd like to add. Scale the image from a known dimension. Adjust the size of the unit to match the underlay.