Cutlist4.1 #3: Cutlist - more output enhancements

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Blog entry by daltxguy posted 07-31-2010 01:00 AM 2659 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Cutlist minor enhancements Part 3 of Cutlist4.1 series Part 4: Listing by Sub-Assembly...finally »

The cutlist4.1.0pre link has been updated and anyone downloading now will now get v4.1.0.5

What’s new?

  • Tilde (twiddle) ie ’~’ character has been restored to the cutlist window display. SU most commonly displays ’~’ on some measurements if it cannot display it accurately in the units you have selected. This might alert you that your part was not drawn correctly
  • Tilde ( ’~’) now has been removed from the csv output ( cutlist csv and CutListPlus csv). While I claimed it did this before, in fact I was wrong and it hadn’t been completed properly.
  • Compact lists on the windows display as well for cutlist csv and CutListPlus csv will now consolidate parts which have the same name, dimensions and material name. Previously only the name had to match, thus squashing together like named parts which might otherwise have had different dimensions.
  • CutListPlust export for inches has been fixed. Now, any unit selected in Sketchup can now be exported to CutListPlus ( inches, feet, cm, mm ). ( CutListPlus still doesn’t support import of metres but it’s unlikely anyone would be using those). Thanks to Todd Peterson at CutListPlus for clarifying the interface rules and allowing me to make this change which makes import into CLP effortless.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#1 posted 08-01-2010 11:05 AM

Hi Steve,
Your plugin is now running OK. I tried it and only noticed that the .csv export file is not so compact than the clp file.
Great job, best regards.

-- Philippe @

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#2 posted 08-01-2010 12:42 PM

Salut Philipe!

I’m in the process of changing this anyway and rechecking all the outputs at the same time, so I will have a look.

I have justed added in sub-assembly capability and a compact format for clp is no longer useful and actually was never quite meaningful anyway because it is an export format. The main goal of the clp csv is to ensure that all parts are correctly transferred to clp. Whether I list every part separately or join like parts together makes no difference in the end. CLP accepts it either way and does its own compaction. Since I am adding in sub-assembly information collected from the model, like parts for clp could now only be compacted if the part name is the same, it has the same dimensions AND it is in the same sub-assembly so it not that useful.

Thanks for your comments and for checking my work.

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