Nine steps. And you are done!

SelApt data entering tutorial

Before you start

To enter a building in SelApt, you will be guided through a step-by-step procedure of a total of nine steps. We will describe all of the steps here and some specific information about them.

To enter data you must have a valid builder account. Also, you will need images - building representation and floor plans for all of the floors. And finally, you will need some data about the premises - area, exposure, bedrooms, bathrooms and etc.
We will enter building which is called "Tutorial Building" and the result could be found here.

P.S. After each successful step you may stop entering data and resume it later. Use "Continue" menu to do so.

Step 1 - Common building data


In this step, you will be asked to upload common data about your building. Information like address, floors, building preview, etc. You have to be careful about entering highlighted fields because that information could not be edited later. Also, please have in mind that building representation could be no more than 1100px in width.

Interesting fields in this step are: Building sub-name - which is used if a single building could be further divided into smaller parts, for example, one building with two or more different entrances. As a result, you will have two or more different building objects, having the same names but different sub-names. Use Case - which is the desired way of offering this building's premises. Could be "Rent", "Sell" or "Mixed". In "Mixed" use case you will have to manually specify the use case for every premise. Over and underground floors. Overground floors are all floors which are situated above terrain and could be counted on building representation. Those floors are interactive. Respectively, Underground floors could not be seen in building preview. They are NOT interactive. Their plans are later visualized in building preview as plain images.
In our case we will enter a building with 5 floors, 1 underground floor which has a "Mixed" use case.

Step 2 - Information About Floors


Here you will be asked to provide basic information about floors - names and premises count for each floor. As you can see, SelApt has already arranged floors depending on the information that we provided earlier - we have 5 overground floors and 1 underground floor. Please note, that you can not have two different floors with the same name. Also, premises count and typical floors mark, could not be edited later.

Interesting here is the so-called "typical" floors. Typical are all of the floors which are exactly the same - have the same premises count, and premises are also totally identical too. This concept will save you time - you will be asked to input information only once and it will automatically be applied to all, but premises will still remain different objects so that you could mark just one as sold or rented for example.
In our case, we have three typical office floors, a shop floor at the ground level, and an apartment floor on the top floor.

Step 3 - Upload Floor Plans


In the step, you will be asked to upload floor plans for all floors. Selapt has already arranged pictures input - note how you only have to upload typical floor once.
Floor plans must be a valid picture of any popular picture formats, but their width must be less than 1100px.

Step 4 - Enter Base Premises Data


Step 4 is about entering base premises data - names, garages, storages, etc. Data here is pretty straight forward, but it is worth mentioning a couple of things. First, you notify that entered underground floors could be related to premises. So if it has a basement or a garage on the underground floor, you could relate this by selecting the appropriate garage or storage floor. Then choose if it is for "rent" or "sell" because we have selected "Mixed" use case earlier. This field is shown only with this scenario. Also, you may choose not to enter prices - then you could keep 0,00 as a price. If you decide to enter prices, have in mind that the price of the premises for rent is on a monthly basis.

Alright! Yes, we know that the data entering process could be really annoying! That is why we have implemented entering data with spreadsheets for this step. To do so, you have to download a .xls file which was prepopulated with some data in it. You fill out the missing data and upload the file back to us. After this we auto input all of the data in the form. If you like, you could download our example .xls file right away by clicking here.

Step 5 - Same Premises Sets


This step is optional. It only appears if you have typical floors. It is maybe one of the oddest input steps, but we really have to do this!
Here you will have to tell us which of the premises are identical on typical floors. In our case, O11 is the same as O21 and O31. So our first set will contain those. That goes for O21, O22, O33 and so on. We will check on background for data consistency. Data into this step could not be edited later.

Step 6 - Premises Details


In this step, you are required to input details about premises - area, transition, exposure and so on. Note how O11, O21, and O31 are entered only once because they are on a typical floor. You may skip entering descriptions - you could always get back to it later. And, of course, because data entering is boring and we know that, we have implemented spreadsheet entering for this step too. It works exactly like the one in step 4. You may download the .xls file that we used for this step from here.

Step 7 - Premises Plans


Not much unclear here. You will have to provide plans for the premises. Pictures here could at any width and height if their size is not larger than maximum image size for your plan /in MB/. Plans for apartments are not required but it is really recommended to upload them.

Step 8 - Outline floors


Here is where the fun part begins!
You will have to outline floors on your building preview. Start on the top floor and then go down.
Use left click to create a point.
Right click on a point will remove it.
If things get messy - you may use the "Delete Contour" button.
Also, you may use zoom in and zoom out (ctrl + mouse scroll up or down) on your browser to zoom the picture for more details.

Step 9 - Outline premises


Last step. Just like the previous step, you will have to highlight the premises on each floor. Again, start from top but this time on the page itself. Note that typical premises are highlighted only once.

Alright, good work!

Your building is now ready to be shared.
Please note, that we will not show your building unless you allow us to. Visit your profile to change your building settings and data.
Thank you and have a productive time using our services!