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post #1 of 5 Old 07-13-2019, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Understanding Sketchup . . . Now what?

I've spent a glorious saturday getting somewhat up to speed with Sketchup (Sketchup Make 2016) and have "built" my first cabinet. Will Sketchup create cut lists for me from my design? I would love to take printouts of my efforts down to the shop and start cutting all my materials, but individual items don't have dimensions that I can work from. I'm assuming I'm missing something . . . maybe some sort of extension? . . . Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-14-2019, 05:54 AM
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You need a plugin, and its called cutlist, fittingly:
https://extensions.sketchup.com/pl/content/cutlist

Honestly, cant say i ever really like it. Simpler for me to just write the dimensions of the pieces down, rather than trust the plugin to actually work properly without a load of extra fluff done to make things work with the plugin

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To me the only time that a printed cutlist would come in handy would be if I was trying to get the maximum number of cuts out of a sheet of plywood.


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Just did a cut list on a 4x8 piece of 1/4 inch plywood for stair risers. I used graph paper from Staples, scaled it and drew lines. Got seven risers with a minimum of waste. Wife helped hold the pieces so the TS cuts were accurate. Tried Sketchup but didn't care for it.

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Finished cutting parts for the cabinet I built in Sketchup . . . used Cutlist. So far, so good. Proof is in the pudding once I build it all out.
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