So this should be simple. but i dont know why it isnt working. so, I have one class called OdometerBuilder with a method in it. (not a main) inside that method is like 40 lines of code. im required to take out that code and make it into a seperate class and method, done that. Now i need to call that code from that method, back into the method in OdometerBuilder. NOTE: before i took out the code it all worked perfectly so i know the code is right. just cant seem to call it properly as i understand, to call a method from another class you first create an instance of that class Odometer odometerSetter = new Odometer(); odometerSetter is the object name, and Odometer is the class im calling the method from. That line works fine. then when calling the method the line is odometerSetter.setOdometer(); the method in the Odometer class i want is called setOdometer. however, in odometerBuilder i get an error saying <package odometerSetter does not exist> idientifier expected NOTE: The line odometerSetter.setOdometer(); is INSIDE a method in OdometerBuilder. is that a problem? (the creation of the instance is NOT in any method) I can post the code if needed, can condense the problem area to probably 100 lines, but someone will need to tell me how to use the code tags in here. Thanks for any help!