Tool shed Overview
The tool shed is where you review, select and configure available tools, setting up your toolbox for the workday.
Tools are grouped in 5 categories:
The toolbox can hold only one tool from any given category.
Unless you have purchased the PathWize Demolition Supply Package (available in the Depot), you will be limited to using Shovels, Picks, Hammers and Power tools. Purchasing the PathWize Demolition Supply Package grants the certification to operate heavy machinery.
Selecting and Equipping Tools
The typical process for equipping your toolbox is to
- Select the tool bin (if you have more than one)
- Select a tool category
- Select from the tools in that category
- Equip the Tool (putting the tool in the bin)
Bug Alert: there is a known issue with the tool picker (step 3). Do not use the swipe gesture on the tools to scroll the tool list. Please use the arrows at each end to scroll the tool list. If you accidentally swipe on the tool, just tap one of the arrow buttons to get the scrolling working again.
At first, you'll only have one bin in your toolbox. Tool box upgrades can be found in the supply packages purchased at the Depot. The maximum number of bins in the toolbox is 4.
To select a tool bin, whether or not it currently contains a tool, tap on the corresponding tool box drawer.
There are 5 tool categories.
Each category has fixed position in the tool shed. The currently selected category has a blue glowing highlight around it.
If the category's hook is empty (no tool visible at the category location), either you don't own any tools in that category or the category is unavailable for use in the selected tool bin because that category is already equipped in another tool bin.
Every tool has a different set of attributes, the tool's ability to demolish obstacles.
Smash is the tools ability to to crush or break. Cut is the ability to cut or tear. Haul is the ability to move material. Effort measures how difficult the tool is to use, either physically or mentally. Durability gives an indication of how much wear and tear the tool can take - how long it lasts.
Once you have more that one tool bin, it is wise to mix and match the available tools to ensure a good coverage of tool attributes. It is also a good idea to keep in mind how your available equipment might enhance certain tools in order to achieve the best mix of tools and equipment.
The tool shed displays tool attributes in two ways. First, if there is a tool currently occupying the selected tool slot, the attributes of the current tool are shown as blue reference lines. Second, the attributes of the tool currently selected in the tool picker are shown as green power bars. This makes it possible to compare the attributes of tools when deciding which one to equip for the workday.
Longer is better for all power bars except for Effort.
In the above example, tool bin #1 is selected (the top drawer), and a scoop shovel is in that slot. The scoop shovel attributes are shown as short blue reference bars. In the tool picker, a Maul type hammer is selected and its attributes are shown as the green power bars. It is clear that the scoop shovel has much more capacity to haul away material and has somewhat more durability, but also requires more effort to use.
If the Maul hammer was to be equipped (touch Equip Tool button), then that tool bin would contain the Maul hammer and the blue reference lines would match the green power bars, indicating that the currently equipped tool is also selected in the tool picker.