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How to add a placeholder?

Placeholders are defined areas or markings where you can enter names, numbers, logos or prints.

Christophe Leroy
November 4, 2020

Placeholders are defined areas or markings where you can enter names, numbers, logos or prints. Placeholders are added on top of your design templates. Adding and defining placeholders is simple and intuitive.

Step 1 - Navigate to the placeholder tab

In order to add a placeholder to your 3D model:

  1. Navigate to the BRIKLDashboard
  2. Go to Studio Editor
  3. Go to Studio Settings
  4. Go to Placeholders
Navigate to placeholder

Open placeholder editor


Step 2 - Add a placeholder

  1. Select “Add”
  2. You will notice a red rectangle is added to the 2D pattern
  3. Continue to add as many placeholders as you like
  4. Enable each placeholder to make it visible for the end-user
  5. Enter the Internal ID (this is for internal reference)
  6. Enter the placeholder title in all the languages you have available
Add a placeholder


Step 3 - Modify a placeholder by using the control buttons

  1. You can resize the shape of the placeholder
  2. You can rotate the placeholder
  3. You can reposition the placeholder
  4. When you resize the placeholder, the width and height of the placeholder will be updated
  5. When you change the orientation of the placeholder, the degrees will be updated
Adjust a placeholder


Step 4 - Define the placeholder rules

1. You must define the number of items a placeholder can contain. The minimum is 1. An error will occur if the number of items is left blank.

Number of items in placeholder

2. You must assign a placeholder to one or to multiple design templates

Assign a placeholder to a design template

3. You must define whether the placeholder can contain text, image or both

Placeholder type

4. IMPORTANT: Make sure to SAVE the placeholders on a regular basis

Save placeholder

5. You can upload one or multiple images (eg. logos). The file format is SVG. If you upload multiple images you can set one of them to be the default. This image will appear when first loading the Design Studio.

Upload placeholder image

6. You can also set a default text.

Add a text to a placeholder

7. If you want images and text to be updated by the user, you must enable the selection below. The user will then be able to upload their own images or add their own text to a predefined placeholder.

Enable default updates

8. You can allow the image or text to be adjusted inside of the placeholder (i.e. repositioned and rescaled) by enabling the option below.

Free positioning in placeholder

10. After all the updates have been done, make sure to click SAVE.

Save placeholder

Step 5 - Assign the placeholder to the personalization tab

1. Go to Design Steps

Navigate to Design Steps

2. Add the Placeholder design step

Placeholder design step
  1. Click on the drop down Personalization, and Add a group
Define personalization
  1. Enter the personalization title and assign the placeholder. You can either select Multiple or Single. In case of Multiple, all the placeholders of a particular group can be assigned a text or image. In case of Single, only one placeholder of a particular group can be assigned a text or animage.
Define personalization

5. Finally, reload your browser page to see the updated  changes. You can now see the placeholders in your Design Studio.

Design Studio with Placeholder


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