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Site Components

Site Components

Site Components are objects for your site, such as trees, placemarks, utility lines, parcels, roads, construction pads, sport fields, cars, ships, airplanes, blast objects, and more.

How to Add Site Components

Method 1: Standard
  • In Edit Mode on your Onuma Site Plan go to Add Object(s) Menu
  • From pull down menu select a category under Site Components
  • Enter the amount you need in the text field
  • Click the word or picture of the component to add
Method 2: Converting Sketches Method 3: Georeferenced from Google Earth

Google offers a free version of Google Earth, as well as paid versions, like Pro and Plus. Learn more and download it HERE. For detailed help on Google Earth we recommend reading the Google Earth User Guide.

  • Create a Folder in Places in Google Earth by right-clicking under Places and selecting Add>Folder from the pull-down menu
  • Create your Google Earth Polygons, Lines and/or Placemarks and place them all in one folder
  • Save the folder as a KML
  • Go to Import in Onuma
  • Select Google Earth
  • Browse to Open your Import file and click Import
  • Choose the element type for each Object:
    • Polygons can be:
      • Sketch Polygon
      • Building
      • Parking/Roadway
      • Construction Pad
    • Lines can be:
      • Sketch Line
      • Utility Line
    • Placemarks can be:
      • Placemark
      • Intersection Point
      • Public Transportation
      • Utility Pole
      • Manhole
      • Tree
        • Deciduous
        • Evergreen
        • Ornamental
        • Undefined
  • Then click Proceed and Close when finished, or Back if you selected the wrong file

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How to Edit Site Components

  • Use Drag to place your site component in the correct location
  • Use Reshape to edit shape of site component (NOTE: Certain components cannot be reshaped)
  • Double click on the Site Component


  • This pops-up a window where you can edit a components:
    • Name
    • Dimensions (NOTE: Certain objects' dimensions cannot be edited)
    • Elevation above ground
    • Angle
    • Mirror
    • Set Start, End, and Demolition dates
    • Lock or Unlock component from editing
  • To view key numbers on site components, check the box Show Site Component Numbers
  • To select or deselect all site components, check the box Select / deselect all site components
  • To Delete a Site Component, check the box next to the Site Component you want to delete and then hit the trashicon.jpg Trash Can Icon

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Custom Attributes for Site Components

You can customize the column headers in your site components attributes export.

  • How to Customize the column headers:
    • Go to Settings> Site Settings> Site Components
    • Select the component type you want to customize; manholes, public transportation, utility lines, etc.
    • Add in your custom attributes (Up to 18!)
    • Add in optional HTML coding (See Extras for Site Components)
    • Click Save Settings
  • To Export Site Components Attributes:
    • Go to export while on the Site Plan
    • Select Site Components Attributes for your format
    • Select the site component type that you customized; manholes, public transportation, utility lines, etc.
    • Click Export
  • To Import Site Components Attributes:
    • Save your updated/edited site components attributes excel as a CSV file type.
    • Go to Import while on the Site Plan
    • Select Site Components Attributes for your Import Format
    • Browse to select file and open
    • Click Import

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Extras for Site Components

Now that you have entered all that data regarding your site components; wouldn't be nice to see it displayed somewhere? When you fill in the HTML Description and the customized site components attributes you'll be able to export your scheme to Google Earth and click on a component to see a Pop-up Bubble.

example of pop-up in Google Earth

  • Help for HTML Coding: Every HTML Description is filled in with a sample piece of code to help you make your own custom pop-ups for your Site Components in Google Earth.
  • Sample Code: <img src="http://www.onuma.com/plan/logo/opslogo_sm.png" width="50" height="50" /><br /><br />
    <b><big><font face="Arial" size="5">[Name]</font></big></b>
    <hr width="100%" color="#000000" size="1" />
  • This above code generates this pop-up in Google Earth:
  • Understanding the HTML Code:
    • The first line in the bubble "Intersection Point" is the Name of the Site Component, you may change the name, but this will ALWAYS be the first thing in the bubble you can not edit it out.
    • The picture in the bubble is from the first line of custom HTML Description: <img src="http://www.onuma.com/plan/logo/opslogo_sm.png" width="50" height="50" />
    • To Add your own picture:
      • First make sure the image file is online, this is as easy as uploading the image as an attachment to your scheme
      • Next open that image online and right click to view the images Properties
      • Use the Location to copy and paste the image source code (img src) into the HTML Description right between the quotation marks
      • Next use the Image Dimensions to insert the width and height of your image in pixels (px) exchange the "50" for your new "number"
    • The next piece of code is: <br /> This piece of code is like hitting enter when you are typing, basically go back and right; the more you enter the more space you'll have before the next line starts
    • Next Line of code creates the text <b><big><font face="Arial" size="5">[Name]</font></big></b> This is regarding your font. The piece [name] is referring to what is going to be in that font, in this case it is the name of the object.
    • The last line of code creates the black line that you see: <hr width="100%" color="#000000" size="1" />
  • Other helpful info:
    • To make a paragraph, start with: <p> then type, then end with: </p>
    • Tying it all together: After creating your custom site components attributes headers, and updating and importing your site components attributes csv file, this data can then be used to populate areas in the google earth pop-up bubble.
      • If you title your first header: Date
      • Then you exported your site components attrubutes csv file and under that header entered: May 2nd
      • Now, in the HTML section you can add <p>[Date]</p>
      • That would then show in the pop up bubble in Google Earth: May 2nd
    • If you know more HTML coding you can always get more sophisticated, enjoy!

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2012-11-19 11:56:50

User Comments
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Q. I have added "Parking" site components for existing parking lots on a site. I want to get the area of them. Is there a way to list the area of a defined "Parking" site component? [AH - 1/10/11]

A. No, but for a work around you could place a building over the lot to obtain the area. [AH - 1/10/11]