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Forum topic by AtlCenter posted 02-07-2012 05:08 AM 966 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-07-2012 05:08 AM

I’ve been working with Cutlist 4.0 and love it! The one problem that I cannot overcome is that the output for sheet goods shows several sheets of 4×8 with one or two pieces on each. I have the word veneer on each piece and the same material selected for each. The one difference I see in the out put is that each sheet shown is a little bit different in thickness. Maybe 1 to 3 32nds of an inch.

Here’s the catch: when I measure with sketchup the thickness of each piece it shows each to be 3/4 inch but the layout sheet shows one sheet at 51/64, and one at ”~3/4” and one at 3/4. It seems that somehow Cutlist is making its own measurement of a piece and that measurement is different than the one that Sketchup is measuring. If it sees a difference then it generates a new sheet and includes the pieces on that sheet that match its measurement. Even if I resize a piece it still gets measured differently by Cutlist and bins them according to its measurement not the one that Sketchup is using.

Has anyone experienced this and found a workaround?

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 05:13 AM

Im sure thankful that I dont depend on a computer to guide me through my cutting criteria. Hope you get it worked out. JB

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#2 posted 02-08-2012 12:50 PM

May not be much help but the only thing that comes to mind for this sort of problem is to check that all the primitives ares on layer 0 – some strange things can happen if not.

see Joe Zeh’s excellent stuff -

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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