[intro]In this Guide you’ll learn how to create a Fabric Calculator on an existing Product with Variants on your EKM online shop. Before you begin, you will need to have installed the Product Calculators feature. [/intro]

1. You can also add a Fabric Calculator to Products with Variants. Before you begin, you need to ensure that you’ve already created the Product and its Product Variants. Within the Add/Edit Product window, click More Options:

2. Now you need to click the Calculator tab on the left-hand side:

3. Tick the box to display a Calculator on the Product Page:

4. Ensure you’ve selected Fabric Calculator from the drop-down and if applicable, tick the box to allow Wastage, before clicking the green Edit Variants button:

[remember] Tick the box to Allow Wastage, if applicable. Allowing Wastage means that when calculating the total amount of fabric required, the system can round up, so that the customer can choose to have slightly more than what they need to allow for mistakes on the Product Page. [/remember]

5. Now you need to click Edit on the far right-hand side of the first Product Variant:

6. Click the Calculator tab on the left-hand side:

7. Now you need to select the fabrics' measurements from metres, feet, centimetres or millimetres, before adding the Width and Height/Length to the fields supplied. When you have completed these details, click Return To Master Product:

8. Next, you need to click the Edit button on the far right of the next Product Variant down:

9. Repeat the same process, clicking the Calculator tab and completing the relevant fields, until you have done all of the Product Variants on this Product. When you have finished, click the Save & Close button:

10. On the Product Page, you’ll see a drop-down menu for your Product Calculator. Click it:

11. This will reveal the Product Calculator. The customer must add the Width and Height/Length of their desired fabric area. When they have added in the dimensions of the first sample of fabric, they simply need to click Add Another Area to add in the dimensions of any additional pieces they require. When the customer has added in the dimensions for each of their areas, they can then tick the Wastage box if they want the system to round up, to ensure that they have enough fabric for their project: 

12. The customer can then click Add To Cart, and the fabric they require - according to their specifications - will have been added into the Cart:

[tips]When using the Fabric Calculator, your customers can select pieces of fabric wider than the size specified in the Add/Edit Product window. If you typically sell fabric directly from a roll, it’s worth mentioning the dimensions of the fabric roll within the Product Description to advise your customers that areas wider than the roll the fabric is cut from will require a joining seam in their project. [/tips] 

[remember]If you have a lot of Products you would like to add Product Calculators to, you can always use spreadsheets and the Import/Export System. Read more in this Guide. [/remember]



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