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What is a blueprint template?

A SpaceDraft blueprint is any whole project or individual scene that has been saved as a template. Doing so duplicates the project or scene and creates an editable copy that can be reused.

What can blueprints be used for?

Creating blueprints save valuable time by negating the need to start from scratch every time you make a new SpaceDraft. Additionally, blueprints can be shared with others, meaning everyone can start on the same page.

Some of the great ways to use blueprints include:

  • Communicating a visual plan that happens multiple times in a year. You can reuse and tweak blueprints to keep records of what happened and where in time and space.
  • Industry applications include the standardisation of structures for the presentation of information, such as incident reports or site inductions.
  • Event planners can create blueprints for recurring events, or events that occur in the same venue.
  • Teachers in universities and schools can use templates to guide students through activities and assignments, providing inspiration while reducing misunderstanding.

How do I create my own blueprint?

To create a blueprint, you need to first create a SpaceDraft project and then save it as a blueprint.

If you don’t already have a SpaceDraft account, register for free here to get started on your first project. The interactive tour will guide you, providing all the handy tips you need to make a great first project!

Saving a whole project as a blueprint

From your Dashboard, click the three dots on your project, then click ‘Save as blueprint’.

Saving an individual scene as a blueprint

From inside your project, click the drop-down navigation menu. Next, click the three dots next to the name of a scene, then click ‘Save as Scene Blueprint’.

From the project navigation menu, click the three dots next to a scene to save a scene as a template.

How do I view and use my blueprints?

From your Dashboard, click the ‘Blueprints’ option from the left-hand menu. From the Blueprint page you can view, manage and use your blueprints.

The SpaceDraft Templates page lets you create and manage templates.

Using a project blueprint

From the Blueprints page, click on the blueprint you wish to use, then click ‘UseBlueprint’. This will copy the blueprint into a new project. You can then edit and customise this new project without changing the original blueprint.

You can also modify or delete a project blueprint by clicking the three dots next to the blueprint’s name.

Using a scene blueprint

There are two ways to use a scene blueprint. The first way is to navigate to the Blueprints page, then click on a scene blueprint. This will create a new project with the scene blueprints as the first scene.

The second method is to insert a scene template into a project that already exists. From within the project, click the project navigation menu, then click the ‘Insert Template’ button.

From the project navigation menu, click the Insert Template button to insert a scene from a template.

How do I share my blueprint with other people so they can use it themselves?

From the project, click the ‘Share’ button, then select ‘Send as a Blueprint’. From here, select whether you would like to share the project as a template via link, email, or by generating a downloadable QR code. This means you are giving someone a carbon copy of the SpaceDraft you created for them to build upon.

How do I use a blueprint from the Inspiration library?

SpaceDraft’s Inspiration library has dozens of readymade blueprints and example projects. To use one of these blueprints, click on the arrow next to your username, then select ‘Inspiration’. From here, click on the blueprint you wish to use, then click ‘Use Example’. This will add the blueprint to your dashboard as a new, completely editable, project.