[RELEASE] Tile Builder Rooms now available on HPM

You can find the launch announcement here on the main Tile Builder thread.

These images will give you an idea of what it can do without duplicating the whole post.
Create a room.

Join rooms together.


Just thought I'd have a look at this but I'm getting this error when I click on 'Add New Room'.

Error 404

App type not found for namespace: garyjmilne and name: Tile Builder - Rooms

Version is - Version: Tile Builder Parent v1.4.1 (8/28/23)

Nothing is being generated in the logs.
I've tried an HPM repair but still no joy.
Just thought I'd report it.

Great app BTW that is growing into an invaluable app.

That error tells me that you don't have the Rooms child app installed. As there are now 4 modules for Tile Builder, they are all optional, so you have to actively select the modules you want.

You need to go back into HPM, I think the correct term is Modify and you'll see the child apps listed.

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Spot on. I missed that I'm afraid. :smiling_face:

Great job! Impressive and it works!.

When I select a device from the device list I created, the delete option disappears. How do you select a device tto delete thats not on the bottom?

I tried adding the "gridGap": 0 to advance layout. It saves. But a refresh still returns it to 10. Has anyone else experienced this? I believe this is a dashboard bug. But maybe I am doing something wrong.

It appears you can only disable and format left/right and top/bottom borders. Will it be possible to do the 4 sides independently. It would make putting the tiles together easier to extend a room's shape. I decided to drop borders and use a dashboard backgroud with house floor plan.

Perhaps I'm a bit dense, but...

I can pull up the rooms, create a room, but I cannot figure out where the Icon Bar functionality resides. I don't see it anywhere!!! Any clues?

I think what you are asking is how do you delete a device\attribute that is not at the bottom. At this point you can only delete the last item on the list.

You can re-assign a device you no longer want to use the Tile Builder Storage Device, select the emptyAttribute and then assign it an icon of None. I'd like to improve upon this but that is the limit for the moment.

The GridGap is quirky, you have to assign it as "0", not just 0.

I see your point, such as implement the illusion of an L-shaped room by adjusting the wall colors independently. Good thought, I'll add it to the noodle list.

I settled for 2 as a space saving compromise but I see the utility in what you are saying. Your other choices are buy a new house or brick up existing openings.

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You are running the Standard version. The limits for that are three devices and no Icon Bars. Although it's limited it can still generate some quite useful multi-function tiles like this, complete with animation.

I have a call into the Realtor :slight_smile:

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A builder might be better, that way he can match the Hubitat dashboard grid. :laughing:


Is there a way to display device name under icon?


If you are placing a Value Text or Value Numeric then you can append some text to the result and use [br] to create a line break.

Otherwise you can place a 2nd device of type Value Text, choose a blank Icon and then enter the text you want and place it anywhere. For this choose the Tile Builder Storage Driver and the "emptyAttribute" as your source.

The thinking is that between the placement and the Icon that would be enough identifying information in most circumsances.

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I understand its meant to get its identification from the placement in the room. I was going to create single line rooms (similiar to Home Assistant and use them for my cell phone. 6 lights in a row would have no meaning when checking remotely. I may try to do what you suggested, I figured that was an option. Maybe too much work to do though. Really great app, but may stick to my current Hubitat dashboards for my cell phones.

I was a little torn about what to do with my Mobile. I like the idea of having everything fit in the page and still be usable, but that's not really practical on a phone sized device.

Took a little while for me to get used to the idea of scrolling around using my Rooms dashboard but now I'm used to it I like having the same experience on any device. I've got rid of several dashboards and now I'm down to 2 production and one test\documentation.

Not sure why you are getting that error, on my device it opens the PDF within a window. But I'd recommend downloading the doc anyway.

Note the use of Rotate 90 to get a opening on a vertical wall. There are several different opening lengths to choose from and you can adjust the size by using the Open\Closed Size Change field.

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Well, that was fun! Obviously not to scale or even laid out exactly correctly. But close enough.

Don't know what I'm going to do when you come up with new cool things, though. I'm down to one usable slot. Is it possible to have multiple instances of Tile Builder?

Updt: I was going to ask how often icon bars update but I think the lag I'm seeing is with the Ecobee integration. Data from other devices seem to be updating fine.

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Nice work, and you never asked any questions along the way! Was the interface intuitive enough or did you refer to the documentation at times? On the Porch you are using the Home icon. Are you using that for HSM? I thought about building in an HSM device but don't use it myself and was not clear on the states.

Yes, you can have up to 5 instances. So you really have 101 slots left.

I found that my Envisalink (contact sensor processor) was responding really slow to open's and closes. I would not have known it without the visual aid. But to answer your question the Icon Bars update as soon as any attribute changes, just like all the others.

I'm experimenting with drawing a house plan to use as a background. Just curious to see if that looks better or not.

Thanks for sharing. There is a long winter around the corner so plenty of time for tweaking.

I referred to the documentation a few times. It's enough like the other modules that I could find my way around without too much guessing. And the documentation, as always, was stellar!

The only thing that would have made it easier would be having a way to save the style, rather than having to enter it for every tile. I got pretty fast at it by the last tile, though.

No. I'm using for presence. It's a Home when I'm present and a car when I'm not. Just an easy check for presence if I'm out and about.

BTW, I find I don't mind scrolling on my phone with this dashboard.

Yay! Chances are I'll be using at least a few of those. :wink:

I thought of doing that. I'll be interested in seeing what you come up with, before deciding if I want to go to the trouble. My house has some interesting nooks and corners. This layout isn't an exact representation, but it's close enough to see where things are.

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If it doesn’t work then it’s a bug. It did work the last time I tested it but I don’t use that device type in my house so it could easily be broken and I wouldn’t know it.

Just tried it and it didn’t work. I’ll put it on my fix list and release an update within a few days. Thanks for pointing out the error.

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Found a solution for my cell dashboards. I created many 1 icon (device) tiles. Then used the title text for my device names or whatever. This keeps the text attached to the tile whenever it is moved. Using 3 storage devices for my 3 dashboards. A lot of work creating the many tiles, but worth it. Tile cloning would have sped everything up, but I realize the app was not intended for this purpose. great app.

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