OrgChart Now Help Guide

Plan Explorer


The Plan Explorer provides an interface to manage all plans shared with, or created by, the current user.

The extent to which a user can interact with a plan, depends upon their plan role.

Accessing the Plan Explorer

To access the plan explorer, click on the Planning icon (located in the OrgChart Viewer Top Toolbar).


Plan Explorer

Depending on your role, you will see one or more of the following tabs:

  • Active Plans - This tab contains all plans that you have created or that have been shared with you.

  • Archived Plans - This tab contains all plans that have been archived.

  • Administrator - This tab is only available to administrators. It allows an administrator to see all plans and reassign a plan owner.


Plan Roles

Roles determine how a user can interact with a specific plan. For each plan, users are assigned one of the following roles:


The owner can share plans with other users. Owners can also delete, lock and archive their plans.


Collaborators can move, update, delete and add boxes to plans.


Viewers cannot modify plans.


Administrators can share, modify, delete, lock, and archive any plan within the account.

Plan Explorer Functions

The following functionality is available in the Plan Explorer. Your role determines which functions you can apply to any given plan.



Search for a specific plan.


Share Plan

Mouse over a plan row and then click on the Share icon to Share your plan with other users.


Lock Plan

Mouse over a plan row and then click on the Lock icon to lock or unlock a plan. Locked plans cannot be edited.


Plan Options

Mouse over a plan row and then click on the Plan Options icon. Plan Options are detailed in the Additional Plan Options section below.


New Plan

Create a new plan. This will take you to the Plan Builder.


Open Plan

Open the Selected Plan.



Exit Plan Explorer.

Additional Plan Options

The following additional options are available. Mouse over a plan row and then click on the OLDThree_Dot_Menu button to access additional Plan Options.

Rename Plan

Rename the selected Plan

Duplicate Plan

Duplicate the selected plan.

Archive Plan

Archive the selected plan. Archived plans cannot be edited; however, Archived Plans can be reactivated if additional editing needs to occur. Only available for Active Plans.

Activate Plan

Reactivate an archived plan.

Delete Plan

Permanently delete the selected plan.

Editable Fields

Specify which fields within a plan that a collaborator (or plan owner) can edit.

Effective Dates

Toggle to enable setting of effective dates for plan changes (add, delete, move or update).