After playing with cutlist a bit I found it to be a pretty nice extension. A few things that one should be aware of.
You need to make sure to use the same thickness if you want parts to be placed on the same board or sheet. While this is pretty obvious, it's often the case that using the mouse you get slightly off (1/2" is not the same as ~1/2"). So when I create depth, I specify it in direct number(s) - lower left Dimensions box. You can just type the numbers after mouse drawing an approximation. In fact, I avoid using the mouse to specify any dimension as it leads to inconsistencies.
You can use materials to force grouping of different types. However, you can also force sheet material by specifying a key word in the group name. I put plywood in the group name ("side panel, plywood") and it pushes that part onto the sheet material. You can also specify key words on the cutlist tab for forcing onto sheet material ("Sheet material Words"). For example, you could add luan to the list and anything with luan in the material or part name will be pushed onto a sheet.
Last edited by PhilBa; 07-04-2014 at 12:43 PM.
Reason: add clarity.