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eTape Construction is the most convenient and useful app for wood and metal working. Whether you are a professional woodworker or an at home DIYer, this app is for you. Pair our app with a Bluetooth tape measure (the eTape16) to automatically record accurate measurements. Store your measurements or share them in real time. You can perform calculations on the measurements to simplify some of the more complex aspects of remodeling, like finish carpentry. Measurement and accuracy have never been easier.

eTape Construction is available on the Google Play Store and iTunes. The best part? It's FREE!

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Once you have your Bluetooth tape measure or laser distance meter (or to just check out Bluetooth Measure), download from Google Play or the iTunes App Store.

 
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The Cut List

When you're cutting linear material like dimensional lumber, trim, or siding, use one of the cut lists to keep a list of all of those linear measurements. Here's a description of each component and how to use it. If you see some features here that aren't on your app, you're seeing new features that are coming soon.

Managing your cut list

Make the wrong measurement? No problem. Just swipe it from the list.

 Swiping a cut from the list

Swiping a cut from the list

 

Working on multiple projects at once? No problem. You can save a cut list and load it again later.

 
Measure Save a list to come back to later
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Sheet Materials

When working with sheet materials like plywood, drywall, or even tile you need to be able to handle two dimensions. The Sheet Material view allows you to do just that. Scroll through the gallery to see the components of the Sheet Material view and how to use them.

 

 

Advanced Features

Offsets

Sometimes, you need to add or subtract a smidge from your measurement. Examples include window and door trim with a reveal and taking off a blade width to ensure fit. To add an offset, just drag the tape view on the top of the cut list, as shown in the illustration below. To subtract an offset, drag the other direction. The red line on the tape always indicates your current cut length. The blue line indicates your original cut length (sans offset). In the illustration, a 3/16" offset is being added to a measurement of 137 5/8". The default offset is 1/4", but you can set whatever value you need using the Set Offset Value dialog, accessible through the Offset button on the left side of the tape view.

Managing Material

If you're using multiple materials on a job or if you want to use the Advanced Miter functions, you need to specify the material you're using. Not only can you set material from the default list, but also specify your own custom materials.

When specifying a new material or changing an existing one, the description can be set to whatever you'd like. You may set any decimal values for width, length, and depth. The width is the value used to calculate additional length from miters. When you select the Show In List checkbox, that material is shown in the cut list you're coming from. For example, if you're in Crosscuts, your material will be available in all Crosscuts lists. If you want to remove a material altogether from all lists, swipe it from the material list. 

Advanced Miters

In some instances, when you add a miter cut, you're measuring the short side. Examples of this include window and door casing and outside corners for baseboard or crown molding. If you have the correct material width set, Measure will calculate the long side of the board for you when you check the Add Miter Selection to Cut Length checkbox in the Miter dialog.

Other times, you're already measuring to the long side. Examples include inside corners for crown and baseboard molding. In these cases, be sure not to check the Add Miter Selection to Cut Length checkbox. Otherwise, you'll end up with too long a cut.