Arrange multiple seatings for an event

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If you have an event that includes several meals you might wish to have each person sit with different people at each meal. PerfectTablePlan can help you achieve this.

1.Do the first seating plan as usual and File>Save the plan.

2.Right click on each table and select the Proximity>sad_16Not Near to.

3.Recreate any heart_16Next to or smile_16Near to proximities (e.g. for couples) using Ctrl+click and then selecting the proximity from the right click menu. This may be easier if you display groups.

Professional edition only

Instead of steps 2 and 3 above, in the Bulk Edit Proximity window:

Set Change proximity for to Guests seated next to each other, Guests seats at same table or (if you have 1 or more E-shaped tables) Guests seated at same table section, according to your preference.

Set With proximity to Neutral (so you don't overwrite existing proximities).

Set To Proximity to sad_16Not Near to.

Click OK.

4.Select File>wand_16Auto Assign Seats.

5.Use drag and drop to fine-tune the seating plan as required.

6.Select File>Save As... to save the plan to a new file.

7.If another seating is required go to 2.

Advanced and Professional editions only

You can check who each guest is seated next to across multiple plans using the Multi-plan report in the stats_16Report pane.

Note If you have guests you don't want moved you can lock them to their seat. If a guest isn't attending a particular seating you can lock them to no seat: Ctrl+click to select these guests, Edit>Unassign, Edit>Guest Property>lock_16Locked>lock_16Yes.