Common Usage Questions

This is a range of commonly asked questions in BuildingWorks

The Instructions Window has disappeared - how do I get it back?
Go to the Views & 3D tab and click on the Window button.  This gives you a list of screens that can be switched on or off, including the Instruction window.  Any item in the list that is not ticked will not be visible.  In this example simply click on...
Wed, 9 May, 2018 at 3:40 PM
Imported PDF the wrong way round
BuildingWorks 18.4.2 - released 23rd October 2018 now has built in tools to allow you to rotate PDF files. See Update News for more info. It is quite common that PDF files are created in portrait.  When you import these into BuildingWorks they come in sideways.   You cannot rotate...
Tue, 20 Oct, 2020 at 9:55 AM
How do I stop my attic stud walls projecting through the collared ceiling?
When you draw attic stud walls and there is a collared ceiling, they may project through the collared ceiling up to the roof.  If you intend to build some or all of your stud walls to the roof line this is ok, but if you want any of your stud...
Thu, 19 Jul, 2018 at 12:38 PM
How to specify Reclaim bricks for brick facing walls
In this quick video we show you how to select a Reclaim brick assembly during the process of estimating a brick and block wall.  BuildingWorks has both metric and imperial options available.  During the process you also have the option to input the price of the reclaim brick - fairly...
Mon, 6 Aug, 2018 at 3:39 PM