Copy or Clone a Location with its Plan Drawing

When you are adding locations manually, you can save time by copying or cloning locations that have already been added along with their attached assets, plan drawings, and calibrations.

These instructions show you how to copy or clone locations with their plan drawings and assets to the same level in the directory. If either of the following apply to you, see Copy a Location.
  • you want to copy a location only, not a location with its plan drawing
  • you want to copy a location to a different level in the directory.

If the layouts of the two floors are the same, but the location descriptions differ, you can use replacement plan drawings, which must be PDF of JPEG file format, have the same dimensions, and be uploaded at the same DPI.

Within Field View, the combination of a location with its plan drawings is sometimes referred to as geometry.

  1. Confirm you're working in the correct project.
  2. Select the menu icon in the upper left corner, then choose Project Setup. Select Drawings.
  3. Select Drawing Calibration.
  4. In the Locations pane, select the ellipses for the location you want to copy and select Clone.
    The structure you copy does not need to have a drawing attached. This tier, all locations under it, and all location assets will be copied to the same level in the directory.
    A confirmation dialog appears.
  5. Choose what to include in the copy process:
    • Select the Copy Drawing checkbox to copy the existing plan drawing along with the copied locations.
    • Select the Copy Calibrations checkbox if you also want to include any applied calibrations.
  6. Select Continue.
  7. In the Locations pane, select the ellipses for the copied location tier (it has "Copy (x)" in the description) and choose Edit.
    The Edit Location window appears.
  8. Edit the existing fields for the copied location as necessary.
    If you need a new classification, see Add a Location or Asset Classification.
  9. Navigate to any assets under this location and make any needed edits by first selecting the ellipses for the asset.
  10. Select Save.
  11. Repeat steps 3 through 9 to edit each copied location as necessary.
The copied locations hierarchy now display in the Locations pane of the Drawing Calibration screen. Select to expand each location to see the tiers of locations, and their plan drawings and assets if applicable. If you copied calibrations, the plan drawing will have location boundaries. If you need to calibrate the drawings, follow the steps shown in the Calibrations video.