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Forum topic by killbodog posted 12-10-2013 03:49 PM 1215 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-10-2013 03:49 PM

I am having trouble with cutlist. I am using version 4.1.5 and keep getting a message, “Some parts were left which could not be placed on given stock. Try larger sizes.” How do I fix this error and also how do I get bigger parts other than smaller, 1×2 or 1×3, pieces to come up on a 4’x8’ piece of ply? I’m assuming these issues are related. Lastly, I found out there is a newer version 4.1.8 but all it is, is a rbz file. I read something about it needing to be unzipped by a SU installer but doesnt seem to be zipped, let alone me not knowing what a SU installer is and how it works. Any help will be greatly appreciative. I am new to woodworking and if I can get cutlist to work correctly I will work on my 2nd wood project, a built-in closet!

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 01:26 AM

To unpack the .rbz files you’ll want to open Sketchup then go to the menu bar at the top and select “window”, then click “preferences”, then select “extensions”. This will bring up a box that has the option to install extensions (another name for plugins).

It’s possible that the items aren’t being placed on your 4’x8’ sheet of plywood because Sketchup doesn’t know that you want it to be cut from sheet stock. On the Cutlist plugin dialog box, there’s a place to enter keywords for sheet goods. If any component has one of these keywords in the name or in the name of a material applied to it, Cutlist will consider it sheet material. Otherwise it’s counted as lumber.

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