As mentioned, we are busy launching the new version of Roomstyler. This launch has a number of steps. In the coming period we will successively renew the dashboard, the tool and the website. In this process we will give you time to get used to the new version before the current 3D Roomplanner tool will be retired.
New Dashboard step 1
Because the new designer tool brings new possibilities, and we of course want to keep the old rooms available, a new dashboard is needed.
Following our call in the previous blog, we have found 10 Roomstyler designers willing to be the first ones to explore the new Roomstyler Dashboard. We want to thank them for their effort.
The first general impression of the testpanel is positive. They like the search & filter options and the contest info the most. Points of improvement and wishes they have also raised will be considered.
We feel now confident enough to take the second step: opening up the test version of the new Dashboard to all. In this test phase of the dashboard, we are curious to see if you can find everything and do what you would expect and want.
After reading this weblog + the pdf found on https://blog.roomstyler.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Start-up-Info-Test-version-Roomstyler-Dashboard.pdf and following some simple first steps, you can now access the test version of the new dashboard yourself. You can then decide whether you want to continue working from the old situation, or get started in the test environment, and you can always switch back.
A lot of the same and yet slightly different
You’ll recognize a lot of elements when exploring the new dashboard. But there are also some differences that I’m happy to explain further. Once you have heard some new terms, you will get used to the new version of Roomstyler faster.
• Tool versus Editor
The current tool you create your rooms with is called the 3D Roomplanner tool. This tool will be replaced by what we call the editor. This editor is the same as used by floorplanner. The libraries and rendering techniques are already the same.
• Rooms versus Projects
You are used to creating rooms. The new editor has many more features than the current Roomstyler tool. For example, you can easily create slanted walls, there are many more types of windows and doors, more architectural elements and you can even extend your designs to multiple floors if you want. So the possibilities are much wider and that is why we no longer call the designs made in the new editor rooms, but projects. This way we can also properly separate the old room designs from the new editor project designs. You can already start exploring the new editor yourself by creating a new project in the new dashboard.
• Public versus Private
Rooms made in the current Roomstyler tool can be set public, even before the image is rendered. In the near future all designs you create with the new Roomplanner version will be private by default until you decide to make an image of the design public. So you first create an image (or more) of your design and you decide if, which and when you share it on roomstyler.com. How you do this we explain to you further in the pdf.
• Render versus Export
Making an image of your design is now called a render in Roomstyler. In the new version we call the same renders exports.
Time to get started
More than enough information, time to get to started and try things out for yourself. Read the pdf first (https://blog.roomstyler.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Start-up-Info-Test-version-Roomstyler-Dashboard.pdf) and please keep in mind that you are going to be working in a test environment. It should be stable, but it is quite possible for something to go wrong. If this happens, just let us know.
If all goes according to plan and no major new issues arise from this second testing phase, we expect to introduce the new Dashboard at the end of this month. We want to make this a special moment and we will inform you further about this soon.
After the switch over of the new Dashboard you can still continue to use the old 3D Roomplanner tool for your room designs. Of course you also can use the new editor from then on, whatever you prefer.
We are curious to know what you notice, what raises questions, what you think is an improvement and what you miss. Don’t hold back. Everything is useful for us to know! You can send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.