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Forum topic by botanist posted 11-04-2008 11:06 PM 2443 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2008 11:06 PM

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I’ve recently discovered Sketchup and its plugin, cutlist, but I’m having some problems using them. I can handle the tools in Sketchup but then I can’t generate a cutlist. What do I need to do to a model in order to generate a cutlist?

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#1 posted 11-05-2008 12:47 AM

Thanks for posting this question. I work with both of these as well and have been simply using the tape measure tool to transfer the measurements from Sketchup to Cutlist. But Daltxguy posted this response to the question some time ago. I guess I missed the original post but I am going to try it out.

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#2 posted 11-05-2008 03:54 PM

The posting from Daltxguy is where I originally learned about CutList, but I guess my problem is how to I work with components? I’ve tried creating components for a project and then generating a cutlist, but it tells me that no components were found. I’m still in the process of learning all of the ins and outs of Sketchup, but it’s a great program.

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#3 posted 01-11-2010 02:41 AM

I’ve been using Sketchup and Cutlist and Materials 3.3 to layout the walls for the houses built by Habitat for Humanity here in Louisville, Kentucky. You wouldn’t believe how fantastic Cutlist is – we can pre-cut all of the parts for an entire house with no waste! However, the reason that I’m writing is that I’ve been trying to upgrade to the newer version of Cutlist (4.0.7), but I keep getting an error that says that there are no components selected. I’ve tried several of my own models (which all work with version 3.3), and I’ve also tried downloading a random model from the 3d Warehouse, selecting components, and I get the same error message.

I’m using Windows XP Pro, and don’t generally have trouble downloading plugins and getting them to work, but I’m stumped on Cutlist 4.0.7! Any ideas?

Thanks, Lynn

-- Lynn, Louisville, KY, USA

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#4 posted 01-11-2010 05:21 PM

if you find the topic here. the author stated that you need to delete your old cutlist plugin files before upgrading to 4.07. Since he is not maintaining backward compatiblity between major revisions some of the old files may be interfering with the functionality of the new plugin.

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