How to add seats to a seating plan in use

(Last Updated On: September 24, 2015)

While you cannot change the size of a seating plan once it’s in use, you can add seats to “empty” spaces in the plan.

Here are the instructions for adding additional seats to your seating plan.

We’ve included a couple of screen shots below the instructions for additional reference.

  • Keep in mind that this will add seats to all shows that are using this seating plan.
  • First, in Wintix, click on Tools | Backup | Backup Data
  • A black DOS window will appear.
  • Do NOT close that window.¬† Closing the window will stop the backup from completing.
  • When the backup has finished, the black window will close itself and you’ll see a message telling you the backup finished successfully and where the backup file was saved.
  • Now, go to Tools | Seating plans. Either a) <highlight the plan you want to work with> |Modify this plan, or b) double click on the plan you want to modify.
  • A window will appear with your seating plan.
  • Decide where on the plan you want to add the seats.
  • If the seats are all in one row, you can right click on the far left seat, then right click on the far right seat.
  • That will ‘select’ all seats at once.
  • A window will appear showing the name and description of the plan at the top.
  • There is a list of fields on the left named Status, Seat Row, Number, etc.
  • You will only be able to update one field at a time.
  • The status can be the default ‘Character 249’ or whatever you want it to be, it just can’t be blank.
  • So, choose the status from the drop down box, then click Apply the changes.
  • Now, right click on the far left seat again and right click on the far right seat again, which will again select all seats in between your ‘clicks’.
  • Now, this time, choose the field Row from the list on the left.
  • That will make the field named Row active so you can type in the letters for the row.
  • Click Apply the changes.
  • Now right click on the far left again, right click on the far right again.
  • This time, choose the field Number from the list on the left.
  • That will make the field named Number active so you can type in a seat number.
  • You will need to keep right clicking on the far left and right clicking on the far right, selecting all seats.
  • Then using the fields from the list on the left, enter a Section and Aisle, if applicable.
  • The Seating preferences #1, #2 and #3 can be ignored unless you have seat rankings on your plan and you know what numbers to enter in those fields.
  • The last and a very important field is the Valid price codes.
  • Right click and right click, choose¬†Valid price codes which will make that field active.
  • Choose your price categories per your needs (you can leave them all there if you want, or pick and choose which ones you want there).
  • Apply the changes.
  • That should do it.
  • Like we said, this will change the chart for all shows that are using this seating plan, so keep that in mind.

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