Auditorium seat map

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  1. Jon Majors

    Jon Majors Member

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    I'm looking for ways to create a seat map of our auditorium that include each seat's number. Does anyone have recommendations on a program that can do this easily?
     
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    I often provide my autoCAD drawing but also a spread sheet, two examples attached.

    PS the second is in AutoCAD.
     

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  3. Jon Majors

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    Right but I am wondering what the best way would be to make one of these seat maps. Any other programs out there besides autocad?
     
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    sk8rsdad Well-Known Member Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    If you don't want to learn a CAD package or use a spreadsheet program then you might consider outsourcing it as a micro job. Somebody on the internet will likely do it for you at a price you're willing to pay.
     
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    Well - those were Excel examples, not AutoCAD. I have done the in WordPerfect but look like the Excel examples. Pretty sure I did one on an IBM selectric once. I assume you could do them in any CAD program. Or graph paper and pencil or pen.

    They have all been sort of laborious, though Excel and similar table/spreadsheet programs offer more cut and paste opportunities. For me, cad is a one chair/number at a time job - but I have most of it from the working drawings.
     
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    Out of curiosity Bill (as someone who doesn't use excel extensively very often or make seating maps) how do you go about making something like your curved example? I assume it takes some effort to bend excel, which I think of as squares, to look like something like that.
     
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    I had to look. Forgive me, that is AutoCAD. If I could have done that in Excel, I'd be rich.

    My sincere apologies.
     
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    TheaterEd Renaissance Man Fight Leukemia

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    Do you do online ticket sales? Most ticket sales programs have the option to print your seating chart.
     
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    A bit late to the gate and not really related to seating charts but Matt Parker of Think Maths has a developed a method of creating a pixel spread sheat. The YouTube video is pretty funny.

    Michael
     
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