Woodplay Playset Idea Configurator

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Instructions

  • Getting Started
  • Customizing Your Playset
  • Saving
  • Loading
  • Starting Over
  • Appendix
  • Introduction

    Welcome to the Woodplay Playset Idea Configurator. This tool will allow you to build your own playset from the ground up or using an existing combo as a starting point.

    Before you begin, there are some things you should know about positioning.

    Positioning

    Sides diagram

    All positions are determined as though you were facing the side on which you are adding or editing parts.

    When you select to add an item to your playset, if the item fits in one panel you will be prompted to choose the left or right panel. Keep this rule and the diagram to the left in mind when selecting where to place it.

    Getting Started

    The first screen you will see will ask you to choose a base style and gives you the options of Playhouse Series (square base) and Outback Series (angled base).

    If you have used the configurator before and saved one of your ideas, you can also click on "Load Playset" to load your previously saved idea to continue building it.

    Otherwise, after you choose a base style, you will be prompted to choose a deck height. Then the last step before you can begin building your custom playset is to choose a combo to start with as a base.

    The Grid

    The squares that make up the grid represent 6ft by 6ft sections of a yard. Each grid square is selectable but only squares that have Add-ons or playset bases in them can have items added to them.

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  • Customizing Your Playset

    Now that you have a base to start from, you should see a tool tip appear, pointing at a square on the grid upon which the playset rests. The tool tip explains that you can add or edit an item to the playset by clicking on a square that is next to a side of the playset.

    Once you click one of these squares, you will have options to choose from.

    If there is one or more items already in that square, they will be listed in the area on the lower left hand side of the configurator window. We will go into more detail about those options later or you can click here to jump to that section now.

    The upper left area of the configurator window will display a list of categories for add-ons and accessories that can go in the square you selected. Click the name of a category to see a list of options and then click on the option you want to add to the playset.

    In most cases you will be prompted to choose either the left or right panel on the side of the playset that the square adjoins. Some add-ons and accessories will have other options to choose from; such as color or direction (for tube and hurricane slides).

    Finding an item

    Once you have selected a combo or started building your idea with the configurator, you will have different add-ons and accessories on your playset. These items are associated with the square they are attached to, which means if you want to select them again to either edit or remove, you simply click the square that they are on. Once you do you will see a list of the items that are associated with that square in the lower left side of the configurator screen.

    You will also notice that when you select a square that has items in it, everything else will fade out so that the items in that square stand out better. To make everything fully visible again just click on a square that has nothing in it.

    Changing the roof

    The roof of the playset can be changed by clicking on the square that the base is on to get the items for that square to appear in the lower left section of the configurator screen. There will be an item called "Outback Roof" or "Playhouse Roof" depending on which base you started with. Clicking that item will give you the color choices for the roof, including a wood roof option.

    Add-ons

    When you select a square you will see a list of options appear in the upper left side of the configurator window. This list will contain categories like Slides, Swings, and Ladders. Only categories containing Add-ons that will go in the square you selected will appear.

    Click on a category to see a list of items that will connect to the playset from the square you selected. Most Add-ons will require you to then select which panel, either the left or the right panel, to connect. However, some take up the whole side of the playset that the square represents.

    If the Add-on has other options, such as color, you will see a little picture of a painter's pallet next to the name of the item in the list located in the lower left of the configurator window. Clicking the name of the item will then open a small dialog allowing you to pick the color or other options for that Add-on.

    Accessories

    The accessories are different from the Add-ons in that they can only be attached to the base and are not graphically represented in the configurator.

    To add an accessory to your idea, click the square with your base in it and then click "Accessories" in the category list in the upper left area of the configurator. Then just click on the accessory you want to add to include it with your idea. And as with the Add-ons, if there are any options, like color, that can be changed for the accessory you will see a little painter's pallet next to the name of the accessory in the list in the lower left corner of the configurator.

    Removing an item

    If you place an item then change your mind or start with a base combination and decide to remove an item, click on the square that the item is in. You will know you have the right square when you see the name of the item in the list that appears in the lower left side of the configurator. Beside each item in the list is a trash can icon     , click that icon and confirm whether or not you want to remove the item from your idea. You can always add it back again later if you change your mind.

    Editing an item

    Some items have options that you can change, most common being color. When you

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  • Saving your custom playset

    Click "Save Playset" to open the saving dialog window.

    You will be prompted to enter a unique name and a description for your idea. The name is required and should not match the name of any ideas you may have previously created. If you do enter the name of one of your existing ideas, you will be prompted to either change it or overwrite the existing idea instead.

    The description is not required but may be a good way to keep track of what you had in mind with the idea when you created it. The description will be viewable to others if you choose to share your idea on Facebook. It also gets sent to Woodplay dealers when you request a price for your idea.

    Number of Ideas

    You can save multiple ideas. The maxiumum number of ideas you can save depends on whether you are a registered user or not.

    Registered members can save up to 10 ideas.

    Non-registered visitors can only save 3 ideas.

    How to Become a Registered Member

    Facebook
    The easiest way to become a registered member is to login to our site with Facebook. Clicking on will take you to Facebook. If you are not already logged in there you will be prompted to do so.

    Once you have logged in to your Facebook account you will be asked whether or not you want to share some of your account details with our site.

    The only information we gather from Facebook is your first and last name, email address and user name. We will not share your information with anyone without your permission. Your account information will only be used to auto-populate submission forms on this site. You can always change the fields in those forms if you wish to do so.

    Register with Swingsets.com
    If you do not have a Facebook account or prefer not to connect to our site with it, you can register with us here.

    You do not need to have an account to use the configurator or save your ideas. Having or not having an account only affects how many ideas you can save. You can always delete a previous idea and create a new one.

    Overwriting a Previously Saved Idea

    If you load one of your saved ideas into the configurator and then save it again, you will be prompted to either overwrite or save it as a new idea. Also, when saving, if you enter the same name as one of your other ideas a version number will be added to the end of the name. This is done so you will be able to easily tell the difference between the two ideas. If you choose to overwrite an idea the version number will not be added to the name.

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  • Loading a previously saved idea

    Once you have saved a combo from the site into your idea list or saved a custom configuration in this configurator, you can load that saved idea again to view or modify it.

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  • Starting over

    To start again, click the "New Playset" button.

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  • Appendix

    Here you will find a list of the swings, slides, add-ons and accessories (collectively called "options") you can use to build your custom playset. In addition to the description of the option listed, we will list the editable attributes (such as color) of that option.

    A

    Adult hammock swing
    Found under: Swings
    Attaches to: Swing arm or swing beam

    Alpine slide
    Found under: Slides
    Length: 11ft.
    Attaches to: Single panel
    Restrictions: Cannot go on 7ft. playsets

    B

    Bay balcony
    Currently not available in the configurator

    Binoculars
    Found under: Accessories
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Belt swing
    Found under: Swings
    Colors: Green, red, or yellow
    Attaches to: Swing arm or swing beam
    Restrictions: Cannot be attached to a swing beam on the outside (away from playset) of the A frame for the beam.

    Bubble panel
    Found under: Panels
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Attaches to: Single panel
    Restrictions: Cannot place a bubble panel adjacent to another bubble panel, extended bubble panel, hurricane slide, or tube slide

    Buoy ball
    Found under: Swings
    Attaches to: Trapeze

    C

    Cargo chain ladder
    Found under: Ladders
    Attaches to: Angled sides of Outback series bases
    Restrictions: Can only be attached to Outback playsets

    Chalkboard panel
    Found under: Panels
    Attaches to: Single panel

    Convertible picnic table
    Found under: Accessories
    Attaches to: Playhouse base
    Restrictions: Can only be attached to Playhouse playsets

    Cozy curves
    Found under: Panels
    Attaches to: Single panel

    Crayon caddy / Drink holder
    Found under: Accessories
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Crow's nest
    See "Lookout tower".

    Custom signs
    Found under: Accessories
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    D


    E

    Extended bubble panel
    Found under: Panels
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Attaches to: Single panel
    Restrictions: Cannot place an extended bubble panel adjacent to another bubble panel, extended bubble panel, hurricane slide, or tube slide

    F

    Fire pole
    Currently unavailable for selection in the configurator

    G

    Glider
    Found under: Swings
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Attaches to: Swing beam
    Restrictions: Cannot be placed outside (from side of playset) of the A frame of the swing beam

    H

    Hammock
    See "Adult hammock swing".

    Hurricane slide
    Found under: Slides
    Direction: Clockwise or counter-clockwise
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Attaches to: Skybox, Skybox XL, or any 7ft playset
    Restrictions: Cannot attach the hurricane slide to the base of a 5ft or 6ft playset. Also cannot attach this slide beside a bubble panel, extended bubble panel, hurricane slide, or tube slide
    Note: Direction refers to how the slide curves as it loops around

    I


    J


    K

    Knotted rope with disc
    Found under: Swings
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Attaches to: Swing arm or swing beam
    Note: The colors can be applied to the rope and disc separately. They can be alternate colors or the same color. The configurator only represents the alternating color versions

    L

    Launch bar
    Found under: Accessories
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Note: This bar is usually attached in the same panel as a slide

    Lookout tower
    Found under: Panels
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Attaches to: Single panel

    M

    Mailbox
    Found under: Accessories
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Megaphone
    Found under: Accessories
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Monkey climber
    Found under: Monkey Climbers
    Attaches to: Single panel

    N


    O

    Oversized safety handles
    Found under: Accessories
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    P

    Periscope
    Found under: Accessories
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Q


    R

    Racing tire swing
    Found under: Swings
    Attaches to: Under the deck of a Outback base
    Note: Cannot attach this swing to a swing arm, swing beam, or any Playhouse playset

    Racing wheel
    Found under: Accessories
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Rail cusion
    Found under: Accessories
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Ramp
    Found under: Ladders
    Attaches to: Single panel

    Retractable telescope
    Found under: Accessories
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Rock wall
    Found under: Ladders
    Colors: Blue, green or yellow
    Attaches to: Angled sides of Outback series bases
    Restrictions: Can only be attached to Outback playsets
    Note: Color applies to the rocks on the wall. The rocks come in packages of 4 of the same color. You can mix different colored sets of four rocks. The configurator only displays a Green/Yellow combination

    Rope rung ladder
    Found under: Ladders
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Attaches to: Accessory arm
    Restrictions: Only attaches to Outback bases on the angle side Note: Color applies to the rope

    Rung ladder
    Found under: Ladders
    Attaches to: Angled sides of Outback series bases
    Restrictions: Can only be attached to Outback playsets

    S

    Safety handles
    Found under: Accessories
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Sandbox
    See "Convertible picnic table".

    School bell
    Found under: Accessories
    Colors: Green, red, or yellow
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Ship's wheel
    Found under: Accessories
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Signature hand grips
    Found under: Accessories
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Skybox
    Found under: Skyboxes
    Attaches to: Monkey climber
    Restrictions: Must be attached to a monkey climber

    Skybox XL
    Found under: Skyboxes
    Attaches to: Monkey climber
    Restrictions: Must be attached to a monkey climber

    Split rung ladder
    Found under: Ladders
    Attaches to: Angled sides of Outback series bases
    Restrictions: Can only be attached to Outback playsets

    Spotlight
    Found under: Accessories
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Step chain combo ladder
    Found under: Ladders
    Step style: Rung or wooden steps
    Attaches to: Angled sides of Outback series bases
    Restrictions: Can only be attached to Outback playsets
    Note: This ladder is split into two sides; one side is a chain ladder and the other is a normal step ladder. The step ladder side can have either green non-slip rungs or wooden steps

    Super slide
    Found under: Slides
    Length: 10ft, 12ft, or 14ft
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Attaches to: Single panel
    Restrictions: 10ft super slides only attach to 5ft playsets, 12ft slide attaches to 6ft playsets, and 14ft slide attaches to 7ft

    Super wave slide
    Found under: Slides
    Length: 12ft
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Attaches to: Single panel
    Restrictions: Can only be attached to 6ft playsets

    Swing beam
    Found under: Swing beams
    Number of Positions: 2, 3 or 4
    Attaches to: Side of playset
    Restrictions: A swing beam takes up the entire side of the base to which it is attached. No other add-on or accessory can be placed in a way that would put it in the path of a swing on the swing beam
    Note: The number of positions refers to how many swings you can attach to the swing beam. The 3 and 4 position swing beams have an extension of the swing beam that goes outside of the A frame. There is a limit to which type of swing can be attached to this extension

    T

    Telephone
    Found under: Accessories
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Telescope
    See "Retractable telescope".

    Toddler bucket swing
    Found under: Swings
    Colors: Green, red or yellow
    Attaches to: Swing arm or swing beam

    Trapeze
    Found under: Swings
    Attaches to: Swing arm or swing beam

    Triple shot
    Found under: Accessories
    Note: This item is not graphically represented in the configurator

    Tube slide
    Found under: Tube slide
    Direction: Left, right or straight
    Colors: Green or yellow
    Attaches to: Single panel
    Restrictions: Cannot attach this slide beside a bubble panel, extended bubble panel, hurricane slide, or another tube slide
    Note: Direction refers to how the slide angles onces it comes off of the side of the playset

    U


    V


    W

    Wave slide
    Found under: Slides
    Length: 10ft
    Color: Green or yellow
    Attaches to: Single panel
    Restrictions: This slide can only be attached to a 5ft playset

    Wooden step ladder
    Found under: Ladders
    Attaches to: Single panel

    X


    Y


    Z


    #

    3-chain tire swing
    Found under: Swings
    Attaches to: Under the deck of a Outback base
    Note: Cannot attach this swing to a swing arm, swing beam, or any Playhouse playset

    4-chain tire swing
    Found under: Swings
    Attaches to: Swing beam
    Restrictions: Cannot be placed outside (from side of playset) of the A frame of the swing beam

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