Every chart has three layers. 1) A Permanent Layer. 2) Scenic Layer and 3) Performer Layer. In order to begin editing, you MUST select one of the layers.
Permanent Layer (Bottom Layer)
The Permanent Layer appears on every chart. To edit this layer, you will need to go to the Stage Dimensions tab in Production Settings.
Scenic Layer (Middle Layer)
Activate the Scenic Layer by pressing the double layer icon (looks like two sheets of paper). On this layer you can:
Draw shapes, lines or add set pieces from the StageWrite catalogue along with saved or imported set pieces. You can also insert text boxes.
PERFORMER Layer (Top Layer)
Activate the Performer Layer by pressing the triple layer icon (looks like three sheets of stacked papers). On this layer you can:
Add performer icons to the stage
Tap the Performer icon in the editor menu which will slide the 'Green Room' into view. To add a performer to the stage, tap the performer you want on the stage and the icon will appear center stage with a 'shadow' of the performer will appear in the Green Room. Then, drag the actor into their position on stage. You will notice that the floating actor placement number floats above the icon and automatically adjusts according to the position (stage right or stage left).
Draw shapes, lines, arrows, add set pieces
You can add shapes, set pieces, arrows, and lines to this layer.
Note: Even though you CAN add set pieces to this layer, it is recommended to keep the set pieces and actors on separate layers. This will prevent you from accidentally dragging a set piece as you try to drag an actor to a new position.