SoftSpace for AutoCAD Plug-in
SoftSpace is the name of iOFFICE's AutoCAD plugin that allows Space Module administrators to load drawings with AutoCAD.
Current Version: 1.0.75
Operating Systems: Windows
Permissions Required: Space or Site Admin in iOFFICE. May also require administrative access to download based on your company's internal policies.
Limitations: Plugin is supported on AutoCAD version 2012 though current. It does not work on trial or lite versions.
Download Link: Download the Softspace Plugin (Softspace_1_0_75.exe)
If you are currently using the previous version of the Softspace for AutoCAD plugin, you must uninstall that version prior to installing a new version.
Download the iOFFICE AutoCAD Plugin
If you have never used SoftSpace, then you will need to download and install the plugin. You may either download the SoftSpace Plugin from the download link above, or download from the Admin Module.
From iOFFICE, complete the following:
Navigate to Admin > Space > Space Administrator.
The Space Administrator screen displays.
- From the All Buildings navigator, select the building and floor.
- Click the Load Drawing button.
The Drawings screen displays.
- Hover over the end of message and then click the "Click here link to download the latest version." link.
The SoftSpace file downloads automatically.
Load the Plugin
After you have downloaded and installed the plugin, you will need to load the plugin.
Since AutoCAD LT does not support plugins, you will not be able to install the SoftSpace AutoCAD Plugin on AutoCAD LT.
Open your full-licensed version of AutoCAD.
Click the Load Plugin option.
Send a Floor Plan to iOFFICE
In order to send a floor plan directly to iOFFICE, perform the following steps:
- After analyzing the space plan using SoftSpace, click the Send to iOffice button in SoftSpace rather than exporting and saving the file in SoftSpace format.
When this button is clicked, a window displays, where you can enter the site where you would like to send the file.
Enter the URL for the website to update the file, and then click the Go button. A window displays where you can select the floor that should be updated with the new space plan.
Select the applicable floor.
When a floor is selected, your selection is retained for the file moving forward.
- Click the Send button.
The new floor plan is uploaded. To view the floor plan in iOFFICE, click the View in iOffice button to the right of the Send to iOffice button. AutoCAD DWGs uploaded to iOFFICE can be accessed from any computer with the appropriate user access, allowing you to keep track of the latest versions more efficiently. iOFFICE can be used as the central repository for all your AutoCAD data.
The format of the DWG drawing rendered in Space Desktop after the Send button is clicked is SVG and the drawing displays in Space Desktop as a series of PNGs.