PerfectTablePlan Newsletter 83

PerfectTablePlan v6.2.3 released

PerfectTablePlan v6.2.3 is now available for Windows and Mac. This release adds enhancements and fixes bugs.

Improvements include:

  • Larger images when exporting to web.
  • Hyperlinks to new videos.
  • The reinstatement of ‘bubble’ help on Mac.

We have updated the digital certificate on the Windows version. It is possible that this might cause some scary looking warnings from Windows ‘smartscreen’ or anti-virus software. Email us if you have any questions about that.

Find out more and download the new version from the release page:

>> Download v6.2.3 <<

This is a free upgrade for all customers with a v6 licence. Get your licence key resent here. If you have v5 or earlier, find out about upgrading here.

Contact us if you have any questions about licensing.

Please let us know if you have any issues with this release.

New videos

We have added 4 new instructional videos. Even if you are an experienced PerfectTablePlan user, we think you’ll learn something useful from these videos.

Let us know if there are other videos you would particularly like to see.

YouTube subscribes and likes help us a lot to be more visible and are greatly appreciated.

What is the most efficient table layout?

We did an experiment to see the maximum number of seats we could get into a 15m (45 foot) square room. Here are the results:

most efficient table layout

So it appears that circular tables are generally the most efficient use of space.

In an infinite size room:

  • A staggered (hexagonal) layout is 15% more efficient than an aligned (square) layout. But it depends on size and shape of the room whether the extra density makes up for the half-table gaps at the ends of the rows.
  • Tables of 8 are about 3% more space efficient than tables of 10. But it depends on the size and shape of the room whether you are able to get in enough additional small tables.

So, it depends! You can easily try some different table layouts in the PerfectTablePlan floor plan. See the new floor plan video (linked above) for more details.

See also our updated article on table size, shape and layout.

And finally…

Have you got any good seating related horror stories? Email them in to us. If we get enough, we will put them in a future newsletter. We can publish them anonymously, to protect the innocent and the guilty!

Andy Brice
Oryx Digital Ltd