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Built4 Woodworking Manual


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Built4 Woodworking View Mode

To use this help file, click on the plus sign to open or maximize and the minus sign to close or minimize.

The view mode displays all the information you have entered about each project in a protected view. This prevents accidental deletion or changes in the information you have entered. The main section (shown below) contains the project information. To view any project, simply click on the quick find list located on the left hand side. That project then becomes the active project.

Built4 Woodworking is designed to accept as much information as you want to enter. The only required field is the name of the project. You can freely use the program to save the amount of information in the style you want.


The toolbar is the main navigation. The first three icons on the left side are the action icons.

  1. You can add a project by clicking on the first icon. This icon will navigate you to DATA MODE where you will be able to add new projects. You can delete in VIEW MODE by pressing the second icon. Caution: this will delete the project completely with no recovery. A popup message does alert you to this action. The third icon will take you to DATA MODE where you can safely make changes to your project.
  2. The active project is displayed in measuring stick (graphic) found in the header of the page. The active project is the current project that is being viewed. If the name of the active project appears in red, this indicates the project has been selected by you to be a favorite. This bell and whistle will help in finding that certain project that you may be looking for.
  3. Built4 Woodworking includes helpful reports to view and print. Simply click on the REPORT icon and a drop down will appear listing the available reports.
  4. To exit the program, simply click on the EXIT icon. You can also close the window and exit as you would in many window programs.

Displays records available and is sortable by category only. quickfind

  1. Navigate through the records using the record navigation buttons. You can easily go to the first project, previous project, next project or last project. Click the middle icon to break the category sort and all the project will be displayed in the QUICK FIND selection area that have been entered in the program. The woodworking project report offers navigation to any project, even those who have not assigned to a category. (More information about categories is explained later.)
  2. Project count displays the number of projects.
  3. By typing a few letters into the white box of the QUICK FIND system will cause a sorting action to begin, assisting your search for a specific record. For example: if you pressed the Wood Craft and then would type in the letters MI in the white box- all the projects starting with MI would be displayed, such as MIRRORS.
  4. Click on the double arrow icon and it will clear the QUICK FIND search and all the records will be available once again for that category.
  5. Click on the project name listed and the information you have entered will now be displayed and considered the active project.
  6. Clicking on any of these categories will display all the projects in that section. The category choices include:
  • MISC
  • YARD
These categories can not be changed. You can add more categories but they will not change this main list. Any categories that you add will be displayed in the Information Box and will be sortable in the reports. Projects only show up in the QUICK FIND if they have been sorted into one of these main categories.

Information is shown in the bright blue box if you have entered the information in the project. It is similar to a quick reference and very handy when you are using the project.

  1. Three BONUS databases are included: MAGAZINES, WEBSITES, and SUPPLIERS. More information about these these databases is discussed later.
  2. The category of the project is shown next. This gives the ability to sort your projects even more.
  3. The project time is shown as a guide.
  4. Display the cost of the project using the 5-$ method.
  5. A sub category (type) is available to help you sort your projects and is customizable.
  6. Yield is shown for quick reference.
  7. Document. This is a very handy bell and whistle. Now you can easily find documents such as PDFS and Word docs, then open that file to view. No more searching and searching for that one certain file. Extremely handy if you have saved a diagram or chart to the project file. When there is an associated file attached, the document icon will turn blue. NOTE: This only stores the location of where the document is stored on your computer. It is a good policy to create a folder and keep all the documents associated with B4 Woodworking in that folder. Save the folder where it can be easily found. If you move the folder, the program will not be able to find the document. This does not save the document to the program itself in order to keep this software lightweight.

[5] While in the VIEW MODE, you can zoom in and see a close up of the photo [6] by clicking on the arrows located in the lower right side of photo. All these areas are optional and do not affect the software itself. If you have not added this information, the field does not display.

  1. Above the photo, the source of the project is shown. This can be someone who created the project, gave you the project or the website where you found the project.
  2. Beside the photo is your rating of the project using the 5 star method.
  3. Below that is the status of the project: tested or not tested will display if you have made that indication.
  4. Following that is your rating of the difficulty of the project using the 5 star method.
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Six tabs are shown in the main section of the View Page. The first shown (by default) is the list of supplies.

  1. INSTRUCTIONS will display showing the directions that relate to the current active project.
  2. CONVERT section is reference tool that is very handy while working with your projects. More on this section later.
  3. FRACTIONS displays a cheat sheet for fractions and decimals. This chart is simply for REFERENCE ONLY but may come in handy when measuring wood. 0.
  4. ACTUAL SIZE a reference only guide buying cut wood.
  5. BOARD FOOT reference only chart.
  6. NOTES Sticky note to add your project.

Great tool to have when converting projects. Easy to read charts. convert

The Quick Convert will help convert different measurements. Metric to Imperial, Imperial to Metric and convert using Imperial to Imperial and Metric to Metric. These following charts that may be helpful with your designs. Please note, these are for REFERENCE ONLY and subject to change as the industry change their designs.

The following are great reference only charts. NOTE: Best rule- measure 3 times cut once. Check with the pattern for exact measurement requirements. Always measure before buying. Built4 Woodworking Does NOT Guarantee Accuracy. fractionfootsize

Three bonus popup databases are included. Websites, Suppliers, and Magazines. As with most areas of Built4 Woodworking, they are optional and do not affect the workings of the main program. All three work in the same manner. For this document, we will only discuss one. MAGAZINE. The database is opened by clicking on the MAGAZINE icon, in the main section of the VIEW MODE page. This works very similar to the main layout and you may now be familiar with. bonus

  1. The upper header section offers the ADD, DELETE and CLOSE icons.
  2. The name of the project. (required field if you are using the bonus database for sorting purpose when using the QUICK FIND)
  3. Retail or Online –optional. This may be handy to fill out as you go through a list of magazines that you may have been gathering. HINT: if the magazine is both retail and online, hold the shit key down on your keyboard to select both options.
  4. Each bonus database has different information to gather. Here for example is magazine article information. Fill in as much information as you want.
  5. The QUICK FIND. Works similar to the QUICK FIND on the main page but is not controlled by categories. All your suppliers are sortable and available.
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