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How do I create my wine fridge using VinLocate?
How do I create my wine fridge using VinLocate?
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Written by Jeff Daiter
Updated over a week ago

A wine fridge is usually a tall rectangular box with several shelves that are either all the same or vary. You can also build out your fridge on either the web app (see app.invintorywines.com) or on the mobile app.

1. Creating Fridge using the Web App

To create your fridge on the web app you first need to choose the VinLocate tab on left sided menu bar. At the top right, there is a box labelled Add Cellar / Fridge that you will next click on. A model will then appear that asks you to first name the fridge (eg. Basement Fridge) and then choose the second radio button for Fridge. On the main page view, you can then see that the fridge has been created but has yet to have any shelves.

Next, click on + CREATE SHELF. Here again, you will be asked to give it a name (e.g., Shelf 1). Then hit continue. Next, you will choose the Shelf type. You will be presented with several choices including Flat, Lattice, Horizontal, Vertical and Tilted. Choose the best configuration that most closely resembles your shelf and then click on gold choose button. For this help documents, we will choose Flat.

You will next notice that you will have to define how many bottles you have in a column, how many in each row and how many deep. You should choose the number of slots available in the fridge and not how many bottles you can fit. You can alter this later.

Next choose the orientation (cork direction) of the bottles. Does the cork face Front, Back or alternate? I If alternating, look to see if the first bottle from the left side shows the cork facing front or cork facing back. Then click on CREATE.

Now you can see your bottles on the shelf. Note, none of the spots are populated with your wine yet. The bottles are defined by a default origin system that can be modified. In most cases, the default is R1 is on the bottom. The columns run from left to right. You can see these configurations by clicking on the Row / Column view at the bottom right. However, this coordinate system can be changed by clicking on the gear icon at the top right of the screen. Here you can choose of four different choices for where the origin point should be configured from. In other words, does your numbering system start from the Bottom Left, Bottom Right, Top Left or Top Right? Choose the option that most accurately describes your situation.

If you need to modify the number of bottles (e.g., The top row holds 5 and the bottom row 6), you can choose the edit button (3 vertical dots in top right) to Modify the configuration. When the modal appears, instead of adjusting the Columns, Rows or Depth, go to the bottom and choose “Customize more by Removing Slots”. Once selected, you can click on a bottle to hide that position. Go “Back” (top left) when you have deselected one or more bottles. Then press Done. You will now see that the bottle you have deselected is transparent. Press next and if all is correct, Save. You will now see that shelf created.

To save time, you can duplicate that shelf as many times as needed. Simply select the edit (3 vertical dots) on the shelf just created and then select the Duplicate feature. You also can delete the shelf, move that shelf up or down, modify the shelf or rename. The moving function is useful for situations where the top 3 shelves are identical to the bottom 3 but the few in the middle are different. You can the top 3 and then then a new middle configuration. You can then duplicate Shelf 3, move it down below the middle shelves, rename it and then duplicate the lower two shelves from there.

2. Creating Fridge using the Mobile App

To create your fridge on the mobile app you first need to choose the VinLocate tab from the bottom right menu. Once done, choose the plus “+” button at the top right. Click on Cellar / Fridge. Give your Fridge a name (eg. Basement Fridge) and then choose the second text box that says Fridge. Then click on Save. Now you can build out your Shelves, starting with Shelf 1 (defaults from the top). Next pick your configuration. Next, you will choose the Shelf type. You will be presented with several choices including Flat, Lattice, Horizontal, Vertical and Tilted and Bins. Choose the best configuration that most closely resembles your shelf and then click on gold choose button. For the purposes of this help documents, we will choose Flat.

Next, choose the direction that the cork is facing (front, back or alternating pattern). Next choose how many bottles across (width), how many high (Height) and if need, how many deep (Depth).

The bottles are defined by a default origin system that can be modified. In most cases, the default is R1 is on the bottom. The columns run from left to right. You can see these configurations by clicking on the Row / Column view at the bottom right. However, this coordinate system can be changed by clicking on the gear icon at the top right of the screen. Here you can choose of four different choices for where the origin point should be configured from. In other words, does your numbering system start from the Bottom Left, Bottom Right, Top Left or Top Right? Choose the option that most accurately describes your situation.

Next, you could modify the layout if the pattern now selected does not exactly match your bottle layout. When you edit a shelf (select the 3 vertical dots), you can then select to Modify. Once there, then select to Customize Layout whereby you can change the direction of individual bottles or remove slots (eg, if 5 bottles are on top row and 6 on the bottom). Once selected, you can click on a bottle to effectively hide that position. Go “Back” (top left) when you have deselected one or more bottles. Then press Done. You will now see that the bottle you have deselected is transparent. Press next and if all is correct, Save. You will now see that shelf created.

To save time, you can duplicate that shelf as many times as needed. Simply select the edit (3 vertical dots) on the shelf just created and then select the Duplicate feature. You also can Rename, modify, move, duplicate or deleted the shelf. The moving function is useful for situations where the top 3 shelves are identical to the bottom 3 but the few in the middle are different. You can the top 3 and then then a new middle configuration. You can then duplicate Shelf 3, move it down below the middle shelves, rename it and then duplicate the lower two shelves from there.

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