This section explains how to change the wall thickness and below grade status on the iGUIDE Portal. Perimeter Wall Thickness must be added to calculate Exterior Area for accurate Floor Area Information. According to the Alberta RMS (Residential Measurement Standard) for example, if any portion of the level is below grade, the entire level is below grade, and it is therefore also necessary to check the Below Grade status where applicable.  

  1. Log in to the iGUIDE Portal (

  2. In My iGUIDEs, find the iGUIDE that needs to be edited and click Edit. See Figure 1.

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  1. Scroll down to the iGUIDE Preview as shown in Figure 2.

                                                                                 Figure 2

  1. Click on the pencil icon next to the floor name on the floor selector as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3

  1. You will see a pop up, here you can change the label text (name floors according to your preference) and you also have the option to add Perimeter Wall Thickness or mark the floor as Below Grade as shown in Figure 4.

NOTE: Entering a Perimeter Wall Thickness of ‘0’ will eliminate the Exterior Area of the floor.

Figure 4

  1. Once the details are added, click the Ok button and Save your changes at the bottom of the page. See Figure 5.

Figure 5

Once you have saved your changes, the iGUIDE Floor Area Information will be automatically updated, but you may want to resend the iGUIDE Report if one was already sent prior to the changes. 

  1. To resend the iGUIDE Report, Click on iGUIDE View Report on the left-side menu as shown in Figure 6.

Figure 6

  1. Click on the dropdown menu called Options set by Operator under Send Report and choose from the options that best suits you. Below the dropdown menu you can edit recipients. Click Send to send iGUIDE Report. See Figure 7.

Figure 7