How Do I Add a Board to my Project in BlueMobile?

Blue Mobile's board creation section will walk you through step by step how to create the right board for your project. Learn more by reading this article.

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  1. From the homepage, select Projects.
  2. Select the project that you want to work on.
  3. Tap the + Add New Bord button. 
  4. Add a board name.


  1. Choose Standard for foam, or Plastic for your board material.
  2. Select the icon for your desired thickness and color.
  3. Input dimensions of your board in mm into the width and height sections.
  4. In the quantity section, type how many of these boards you want manufactured.

Any additional notes can be added in the Additional Info section. 


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  • Backer Board
    • To add a backer board, select YES and select your desired thickness.
  • Cases
    • To add a protective case, select YES and type in the case model number.
  • Material Thickness
    • If you need a thickness that isn’t 30, 60, or 90 mm, select YES for Special Thickness and type in your desired thickness.

Custom thicknesses must be smaller than the material thickness you selected on the last page. 

  • Magnets
    • To add magnets to your shadow board, select YES and type in the number of tools that you want to be magnetized to the board. 


For clearance, you can choose from 0, +1, +1.5, or +2 millimeters.


The most common option is Standard +1. This adds 1mm of clearance around each cutout to make it easy to insert and remove tools. This setting is recommended for boards that will be used on a flat surface, such as a tool drawer.   

For more clearance and a looser fit, you can choose 1.5 or 2 millimeter clearance.

Clearance 0 does not add any clearance around the tools, which makes the tools press-fit. This is ideal for vertical applications, especially when combined with magnets. This option is only recommended for foam shadow boards, not plastic shadow boards.



If you have Help Media, or are ready to take light panel photos, select Upload Media.

Otherwise, just select Skip Media and Save to save your progress and come back later. 

To add Help Media such as a list of tools, how you want the tools to be organized, images of an old design, or any other relevant media, you can follow our tutorial that covers How to Add Help Information.

If you have a light panel and tools in front of you, select Scan Image, and move on to the next tutorial, which will cover How to Capture Scan Images.