Embedding the editor


The editor app is the app where people can create their floor plans and interior designs. The scope of the editor is limited to one floor plan project. Think of a project as a house for a family with the possibility of multiple floor levels, bigger than a room and smaller than an apartment building. You can see a demo of the editor on the Floorplanner website.

This page explains how you can embed the editor app into your own HTML page.

Floorplanner Enterprise subscription

Before you start, make sure you have a Floorplanner Enterprise subscription and an API key. You need an API key to be able to log in as a certain user so you can load and save their floor plan projects. Have a look at the Floorplanner pricing page for more info about the Enterprise subscription.

HTML embed example

Let’s start with a minimal HTML page to embed the editor app. There are some placeholders present within square brackets, e.g. [AUTH_TOKEN], these must be replaced with actual values. You can scroll down to find more info about what to replace these placeholders with. The embed.js script will take care of loading the latest version of the editor and its stylesheets.


Local development

The editor embed will not work over the file:/// protocol, make sure to use a webserver such as serve when developing locally.

The editor will render itself within the specified mountSelector (any selector you can pass to document.querySelector works here too) element. This element must have a minimum width of 1000px and a minimum height of 800px. The width and height must be set explicitly, min-height will not be sufficient as the editor itself relies on elements with a percentage width.

<!DOCTYPE html>
          <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type" />
          <meta content="initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=0" name="viewport" />
            <div id="fp-editor-container" style="width: 1000px; height: 800px;"></div>
            <script data-floorplanner-editor src="https://fp-editor-cdn.floorplanner.com/embed.js" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
            <script type="text/javascript">
                  projectId: [PROJECT_ID],
                  mountSelector: '#fp-editor-container',
                  user: {
                      id: [USER_ID],
                      auth_token: "[AUTH_TOKEN]",
                      permissions: ['save'],
                  language: 'en-US',
              }).then(api => (window.api = api));


Within the HTML, the placeholders [USER_ID], [AUTH_TOKEN] and [PROJECT_ID] must be replaced with real values. Below this section, you can find out how to retrieve each individual component.

Replacing [AUTH_TOKEN] and [USER_ID]

User ID and authentication tokens can be retrieved through our API. This requires making requests using your credentials which can be found in the Getting started "sandbox vs production" guide. The following is an example cURL request. Do not forget to replace [YOUR_API_KEY] with your actual API key:

curl --user [YOUR_API_KEY]:x https://floorplanner.com/api/v2/users/token.json
   "token" : "eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLQL1bGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJhY3Rpb24abaJsb2dpbiIsIm1vZGVsIjoiVXNlciIsImlkIjoxMDMsImlhdCI6MTUyMTczMTIwMH0.juutj2LGAVDUAV103Cz_viPvIfcPcs6weIPl3eFtsdM",
   "user_id" : 1337

Within the HTML template, replace [AUTH_TOKEN] with the value of the token and replace [USER_ID] with the value of user_id inside the result JSON.

Replacing [PROJECT_ID]

See the following API call to fetch all the projects you can access, their ID will be part of the JSON output: Projects#index. Replace the [PROJECT_ID] in the HTML template with any of these ID’s.

IMPORTANT: [PROJECT_ID] must be of type number, thus 123 and not "123".

Editor settings

The settings object can be used to customize certain parts of the editor, see the sample below:

    // Set to 'true' to auto-load configuration as applied in Floorplanner's own
    // implementation. Additional settings can be passed to overwrite settings
    // provided via autoSetup. Use 'kind' to specify the type of editor (documented below).
    // Based on 'kind' the following will happen:
    // editor:
    //   - Requires 'user' authentication (documented below)
    //   - Loads editor configuration based on 'projectId' (documented below)
    //   - Falls back to loading public branding settings based on 'brandingId' (documented below)
    // roomplanner:
    //   - No authentication required
    //   - Loads roomplanner configuration based on 'roomplannerSubdomain' (documented below)
    //   - Falls back to loading public branding settings based on 'brandingId' (documented below)
    // other kinds:
    //   - No authentication required
    //   - Loads branding settings based on 'brandingId' (documented below)
    // If something looks off messages about failed requests to fetch settings should
    // be present in the browser's developer tools console.
    autoSetup: false,
    // Corresponds to the value of [subdomain].roomplanner.com or [subdomain].floorplanner.com.
    // Used by 'autoSetup' to load correct roomplanner specific configuration
    roomplannerSubdomain: 'subdomain',
    // Setting 'apiDomain' to 'sandbox.floorplanner.com' makes the editor
    // use our sandbox back-end instead of production. The default value
    // is 'floorplanner.com'.
    apiDomain: 'sandbox.floorplanner.com',

    // When developing an embedded Floorplanner Editor locally, you will want
    // to set 'embedPrefix' so that editor files are not served through localhost.
    // This is only needed if you develop using localhost:3000.
    embedPrefix: 'https://fp-editor-cdn.floorplanner.com',

    // A valid 'document.querySelector' value. The selector specified here
    // must exist on the page before 'initFPEditor' is called. 
    mountSelector: '#fp-editor-container',
    // 'useMetric' is a boolean setting which toggles between metric and
    // imperial measurement systems. This setting overwrites the user's
    // measurements setting. If a template is set, the measurements setting
    // from the template will be applied instead.
    useMetric: true,

    // the ID or URL of the FML of the project to open. For kind: 'roomplanner' the string 'roomplanner'
    // can be supplied to start roomplanner without an existing project.
    projectId: 1,

    // A template offers a way to add consistent branding to floorplan
    // exports/renders It is a collection of style and export settings
    // which can be managed via the Floorplanner Dashboard.
    templateId: 1,

    // To use the branding styles and settings you will need to the set the
    // 'brandingId' property. This can be a numeric ID or the subdomain name of
    // the branding. If it is a subdomain, be sure to quote the value.
    brandingId: 1,
    // Visually hide specific editor components, currently supports
    // the following components:
    //    'save-button' hides the save button even if 'save' permission is passed.
    hiddenComponents: ['save-button'],
    // Type of editor with the kind property. These are the optional values:
    // 'spaceplanner', 'editor', 'viewer' and 'roomplanner'
    kind: 'editor',

    // 'newRoomplan' is only used when the 'kind' property is set to 'roomplanner'.
    // By default it is set  to boolean true. This allows embedders to implement the
    // following use-cases:
    // 1. creating a new project whenever a roomplan is saved:
    //    - kind: 'roomplanner'
    //    - newRoomplan: true
    //    - projectId: 'roomplanner'
    // 2. creating a new project based off a template project whenever a roomplan is saved:
    //    - kind: 'roomplanner'
    //    - newRoomplan: true
    //    - projectId: <numeric project ID>
    // 3. updating an existing project whenever it is saved:
    //    - kind: 'roomplanner'
    //    - newRoomplan: false
    //    - projectId: <numeric project ID>
    newRoomplan: kind === 'roomplanner',

    // 'wizardRoomtypeId` is only used when the 'kind' property is set to 'roomplanner'.
    // When set, the value must be a roomtype "role" number from one of the roomtypes
    // returned by: https://floorplanner.com/api/v2/room_type_sets/defaults.json
    wizardRoomtypeId: null,
    // 'wizardRoomstyleId' is used together with 'wizardRoomtypeId' and also only used
    // when the 'kind' property is set to 'roomplanner'. When 'wizardRoomtypeId' is not
    // set this parameter is ignored. Any roomstyle ID that you own can be passed here.
    // The roomstyle must have its 'roleId' set to the same value as 'wizardRoomtypeId'
    // for the Magic Layout feature to work correctly.
    wizardRoomstyleId: null,

    // The language in which the editor will be translated. Supported values:
    // zh-Hans-CN, da-DK, nl-NL, en-US, fr-FR, de-DE, it-IT, ja-JP, ko-KR, fa-IR, pl-PL, pt-BR, es-ES
    language: "en-US",

    // User info, optional for public projects with kind: 'viewer' or 'roomplanner'
    user: {
        // Floorplanner user id
        id: 1337,

        // Optional, this will set the default email address for the 2D & 3D exports
        email: '[email protected]',

        // An array of permissions:
        //    'save' enables save functionality and shows the save button in the top bar
        //    'no-export' hides the 2D & 3D export buttons in the top bar
        //    'hide-email' hides the email field at the bottom of the export popup
        //    'no-back-to-dashboard' hides the Back to dashboard button in the sidebar
        //    'ntl' turns off the cooldown period for renders
        //    'disable_3d' hides the 3D button
        //    'disable_upload' hides the background image upload button
        permissions: ['save', 'no-export'],

        // Authentication token to log in as a certain user
        auth_token: 'eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLQL1bGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJhY3Rpb24abaJsb2dpbiIsIm1vZGVsIjoiVXNlciIsImlkIjoxMDMsImlhdCI6MTUyMTczMTIwMH0.juutj2LGAVDUAV103Cz_viPvIfcPcs6weIPl3eFtsdM'
}).then(api => { /* additional setup using editor API object */ });

API object

It possible to trigger certain actions inside the editor by calling methods on the editor API object. For example, to flush pending autosaves, call api.flush();

Methods and properties available on the editor API object are:

api.flush()Flushes pending autosaves. Returns a Promise, resolved on successful flushing.
api.save()Deprecated. Flushes pending autosaves, if any. Then triggers the onSaved handler, if assigned.
api.stateReturns the state of the Floorplan object (walls, items, areas..) displayed in the editor.
api.metaReturns metadata about areas and outer walls of the Floorplan object.
api.zoomIn()Zooms in.
api.zoomOut()Zooms out.
api.zoomAll()Zooms to fit the view.
api.dropItem(id, pos)Drops an item onto the plan. id is 40-character item id, pos is {x, y} where x and y are viewport coordinates. You can use MouseEvent.clientX and MouseEvent.clientY there.
api.viewWrite-only. Should be either ‘2D’ or ‘3D’. Switches to the corresponding view.
api.designIdWrite-only. Given an id of the design of current project, loads that design into the view.
api.projectRead-only. Data about project, including floors and designs. Meant to be used to list project’s floors and designs and to switch betwen them (setting the api.designId property).
api.unmount()Unmounts the editor from the DOM. Does not remove event listeners or clean up global 3D engine state. SPAs which load multiple instances of the editor without reloading are likely to run into issues with multiple editor instances using the same instance of the 3D engine!
api.reload()Reload the editor, this is equivalent to calling api.unmount() followed by initFPEditor({ /* init settings */ }).
api.switchToCamera(index)Switch to camera based on the camera index
api.centerPointPosition of 0,0 point (fat plus) relative to top-left position of the editor canvas

You can also subscribe to following events:

api.onSaveDeprecated. Will only be called when the deprecated 'save' method is called.
api.onUpdatedWill be called whenever internal state of the floorplan is updated. NB! The first update happens when the design is loaded.
api.onQuitWill be called whenever the editor is going to quit. NB! This handler replaces the default one, which sets window.location to ‘/dashboard’. So if your goal is to navigate the user to some other page, you have to do it in the body of the handler.
api.onExportWill be called whenever an export was requested. The assigned function will get a single input parameter, either “interior” or “floorplan”, indicating the type of the export.
api.onSaveRoomplannerAccepts a callback which is called after a Roomplanner project has been saved successfully. Receives an object containing {id: number, name: string}.

Callback examples

The examples below show how some of these events can be used.

onUpdate - Log data

api.onUpdated = (data) => console.log('floorplan updated', data);

onUpdate - Log unique products with count

api.onUpdated = (data) => {
    // Get all products from state and map the asset data
    var allProducts = data.state.items.map((item) => item.asset);

    // Get unique products with counts
    var uniqueProducts = [];
    for (i = 0; i < allProducts.length; i++) {
        var index = uniqueProducts.findIndex(
            (product) => product.id === allProducts[i].id
        if (index >= 0) {
        } else {
            uniqueProducts.push({...allProducts[i], count: 1});

    console.log('unique products', uniqueProducts);

onUpdate - Log products added and removed

var products = api.state.items;

api.onUpdated = (data) => {
    // Get changed item
    if (products.length < data.state.items.length) {
        console.log('product added', data.state.items[data.state.items.length - 1]);
    } else if (products.length > data.state.items.length) {
        var allProducts = products.map((product) => product.asset.id);
        var currentProducts = data.state.items.map((product) => product.asset.id);
        var removedProductIds = allProducts.filter((d) => !currentProducts.includes(d));
        var removedProducts = products.filter(
            (product) => removedProductIds.includes(product.asset.id)

        console.log('product(s) removed', removedProducts);

    // Update products array
    products = data.state.items;

Single Page Applications (SPA) and embedding

Single Page Applications have the ability to dynamically update pages with Javascript. The Floorplanner editor doesn't support this kind of interactivity at this point. We recommend using a regular anchor link when visiting a page with the embedded editor.

Customizing the embed

Embedded editor instances are just as customisable as any other editor instance. For customisation to work however, some extra properties will need to be passed to the editor when calling initFPEditor. The most important properties that add customisability are templateId and brandingId.

Applying a template

Setting templateId will cause the editor to apply settings found in the General and Editor tabs of the template. Templates are commonly used to create a streamlined workflow for users working on your projects by providing a way to set preferred default settings so your users don't have to. Templates can also help to ensure consistent results for exports.

To set a templateId, visit the dashboard templates page first by navigating to https://floorplanner.com/home/templates. Double click the template you wish to use. The URL should look something like https://floorplanner.com/home/templates/1234/edit. The number 1234 is the templateId you will need to set during editor initialisation.

Applying branding

Setting the brandingId will cause the editor to apply settings found in the Editor and Roomplanner (if present) tabs. Non-embedded editors use branding by default, we leave the choice to you for the embedded use case.

Branding controls the general look and feel of the editor, dashboard, and 3D tours while providing additional customisation options such as the ability to filter paint and wallpaper suppliers and much more!

To set a brandingId, visit the dashboard profile page https://floorplanner.com/home/profile. You should see a toggle with Personal, Company, and API options. Clicking on API will show important details such as your own user ID, API keys, and the branding ID value you need to set brandingId.