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Common questions

After placing a 2” x 4” board, my measurements come out at 1.5” x 3.5”.

When placing lumber using the Woodcraft Add panel, you'll notice a toggle on the screen labeled "Rough".


This switch toggles from the exact size of the lumber (on) to planed size (off).


When placing lumber with the Rough switch toggled on, Woodcraft will not "shave off" the planed size for lumber. If placing lumber with the Rough switch toggled off, Woodcraft will correctly adjust the lumber dimensions.

Can I enlarge a board after it has been placed?

Woodcraft does not support changing the size of a piece of lumber after it has been placed. You may, however, create pieces of any size before placing them.


Woodcraft takes a "lumber yard" approach to placing lumber in a project. Allowing board size to change after placement would interfere with the Bill of Materials feature.

Can I enlarge a board after it has been placed?

To delete a board:

  • Select the board to be deleted
  • Tap the screen with two fingers to bring up the popup menu
  • Choose the "Cut" option on the popup menu

Does Woodcraft support joinery, dados, drill holes or rounded saw cuts?

At this time, Woodcraft does not support these features.

I changed my units of measure to metric but lumber size is still imperial.

Woodcraft completely supports work in Metric. However, lumber types are never converted between the different unit systems. First, because lumber types are not direct equivalents. For example a 2"x4" in North America does not have a corresponding 51 mm x 102 mm. A direct conversion of lumber types would not produce intelligible results.

Second, some countries (like Canada) still sell lumber that is measured in Imperial units although the Metric system is the national standard.


In Woodcraft it is possible to work with Imperial lumber while your measurements are in Metric. It is also possible to solely work in Metric by creating your own Metric lumber types.

How can I cut a hole through a piece of lumber?

In Woodcraft, every saw cut must go completely through a piece of lumber. It is not possible to do partial saw cuts through a portion of a board.


However, you may cut around the piece of wood that needs to be removed by making complete saw cuts around it and deleting it from your project. You will be left with multiple partial pieces that you can recombine by hammering them together using the hammer tool.


These hammered pieces will again behave as a single board, only now with a portion removed.