This article is in the Studio section of the App.
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Before we jump into creating a design, here are some tips on how to navigate the studio space with ease.
- Zoom in and out by scrolling on the mouse.
- Move around the map space by clicking and dragging.
- Select objects (modules, edges, points etc) by left clicking on them
- Move objects (modules, edges, points etc) by selecting them and then clicking on the button in the left sidebar.
- Delete objects (modules, edges, points etc) by selecting them and then clicking on the button in the left sidebar.
Within the studio space, along the top of the screen, you will see your different systems. To begin with you will only have 1 system with a “+” icon next to it:
This system represents one particular panel design. Within this system you can have numerous panels groups and you can customise the module type, inverter type, pricing scheme, batteries, other components, shading and view the cost & margin. (Customising Your Pricing, Equipment and Stringing for a System details how to customise these, but we don’t have to worry about that for now).
This is all available on the left sidebar while the system is selected:
To select a system, simply click on its icon from the listed systems at the top part of the screen.
In order to create a new system, simply click on the ‘+’ icon which is next to your system list at the top part of the Studio screen.
In order to duplicate a system, select the system you wish to duplicate and then simply go the left hand sidebar and click on . This will create a copy of your current system as a new one, very useful for comparing with and without a battery, for example.
In order to delete a system simply select the system you wish to delete and go to the left hand sidebar and click on the button.
By default, the systems that you create will be named System X - Y Panels, and will be displayed in the MyEnergy Page as Y Panels . However, you can customise the naming of your systems by clicking on the pencil icon next to its name in the left hand sidebar.
Simply type in the name of the system and press the Save button.
Your Panel Groups
Within your system you will see that you have the ability to add panel groups by clicking on the button. Once you have created panel groups (see next section on Creating Your Design), you will be able to select panel groups either by clicking on the group in the top section , or by clicking on the actual panel group in the map.
Your Map Views
In a very similar way to both the Systems and the Panel Groups, you can select the Map View from the bottom section of the Studio screen.
You can confirm that you have selected a view by seeing that the left hand sidebar shows this as your selection.
From this left sidebar you can delete this view by clicking , or you can duplicate the view by clicking .
If you wish to change the map type, simply select the map view you wish to change and click on the drop down in the left hand sidebar.
Note: When viewing a top-down satellite image, North is towards the top of the screen. The oblique views face towards the direction they are defined as. eg. a North oblique looks FROM the South TO the North.
Showing Systems/Map Views to the Customer
For both Maps Views and Systems, you will have the ability to toggle whether you wish to show the customer, . This feature of Studio allows you select which parts of your design you wish to include in your proposal.
When this box is ticked, a green banner will appear on either the System or Map View, telling you that this will be included in the proposal. Otherwise there will not be any banner and it will not appear in the proposal which your customer sees.
Note: You must have at least one system which is selected to be shown to the customer, otherwise you cannot generate a proposal in MyEnergy.