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Forum topic by lonelobo posted 03-17-2009 08:21 PM 2035 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lonelobo

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03-17-2009 08:21 PM

So I’m sure this is evident to everyone but me but how do I force the Cutlist plugin to use sheet goods? I’ve tried adding “MDF” to a component name but that didn’t work. How do I define what material to use for what parts? Sorry for the elementary questions, but I’m in the remedial elementary school of woodworking.


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#1 posted 03-17-2009 08:35 PM

Here is a link to one of DaveR's blogs on Sketchup. In this blog, he makes a cut list and tell you how to make the Cutlist plugin know that your material is sheet goods. I hope this helps.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#2 posted 03-17-2009 08:48 PM

I have tried putting mdf and plywood into the names of my components with and without quotation marks and the plugin still gives me a cutlist without sheet goods. Any ideas?

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#3 posted 03-17-2009 09:35 PM

In the Cut List window, there is a field called “Sheet Material Words”. In that field, there should be a list of words, that someone might use to describe sheet goods. Are the word mdf and plywood listed in this field? If not, add them.

I just ran a test. I made a component named, “top mdf” (without quotes). When mdf is listed in the “sheet material words” field, the cutlist plugin puts the “top mdf” component in the sheet goods section. When mdf isn’t in the “sheet material words” field, the “top mdf” component is in the board section.

I hope this helps you, because if this doesn’t work. The issue that you are having is beyond me.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#4 posted 03-17-2009 09:45 PM

I believe you have to assign a material to each component you want in the CutList and use on to the words listed in the Sheet Material Words box in the name of the SketchUp material. For example if cherry plywood were the name of a SketchUp material and you applied that material to one of your components and asked CutList to include sheet goods in its calculations you would get a sheet goods layout and cutlist.

-- Joe.....

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