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Create a Project

Click your username on the top of the page and click Create Project.

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Add a Step

Click the + button on the left side of the project page. You can add a name, description, and images and videos to your step. Click the Create Step button to save!

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Reorder Steps

Click and drag steps to rearrange. Places you can drop a step will be highlighted in blue.

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Create a Branch

Drag and drop a step over the step you want it to follow.

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Create a Branch Label

Branch labels help organize different branches in your project.

Click the A button on the left of the project page. Select a color for your label, give it a title, and click Create Label.

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Edit Categories

Add categories to your project to make it easier for others to find. Click Add Project Categories on the project page to add categories.

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Edit Collaborators

Click on the blue collaborators button on your project page. Type the username of the collaborator you would like to add, select the user from the dropdown menu, and click the Save. All collaborators can edit the project directly.

To remove collaborators, click the collaborators button and click remove next to any user you want to remove.

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Add Design Files

Edit a step and expand the Manage Design Files section, where you'll be able to add design files like CAD files or Arduino sketches to your project.

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Ask a Question

Ask for feedback on your project by asking a question. Edit a step and expand the Ask for Advice section, where you can type in a question to ask. This will create a flag on your project, and your question may also appear directly on the homepage.

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Be sure to mark your question as answered when you've made a decision. Clicking the answered box near your question. You will then be directed to the step form, where you can describe what you decided to do.

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Embed Your Project

Click the blue share button on the project page and copy the embed code to grab embed code to share your project on other sites.

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Export Your Project

Click the black export button on your project page to download the images, text, and videos from your project, This will download a zip file onto your computer with all your documentation.

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Set Privacy Settings

There are three possible privacy settings for your project:

  • Public: Your project will be shared with everyone on Build in Progress
  • Unlisted: Only users with a direct link to your project will be able to see the project.
  • Private: Only you can view your project

Select from the privacy dropdown menu on a project page to set the privacy for the project.

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Create a Remix

A remix is a new project inspired by an existing project on the site.

Click on the green remix button on a project page to create a remix of the original project that you can edit however you'd like. Your remix becomes public on Build in Progress once you've edited it.

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Create a Collection

Click your username at the top of the page and click Create Collection.

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Add a Project

Enter the project URL and click the + Add project button to add a project to a collection. Anyone can add a project to a collection, but only the owner of the collection can remove projects.

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Set Privacy Settings

There are three possible privacy settings for your collection:

  • Public: Your collection will be shared with everyone on Build in Progress
  • Unlisted: Only users with a direct link to your collection will be able to see the collection.
  • Private: Only you can view your collection

Select from the privacy dropdown menu at the left of your collections page to set the privacy for your collection.

Follow a User

If you follow users on Build in Progress, you'll be able to see their project updates on your activity feed (which you can view on the homepage).

To follow a user, go to their profile page and click the follow button.

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Favorite

Click the star button on a project page to favorite a project.

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Comment

Click a step, type your comment in the comment section, and click the Comment button.