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SketchUp Cut / Parts List Solution

by hackery
posted 07-26-2016 09:01 PM


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lew

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#1 posted 07-27-2016 02:32 AM

You might try this forum-

http://forums.sketchup.com/

Or this- https://extensions.sketchup.com/

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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000

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#2 posted 07-27-2016 02:46 AM

If you really want to get the most out of Sketch up, Join this forum, it’s by far the best educated forum on Sketch up.

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#3 posted 07-27-2016 02:52 AM

IM still using a clay tablet and stylus. Thanks for the post was thinking about asking about this stuff.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#4 posted 07-27-2016 04:49 PM

Most if not all cut list programs will only show the outline of the pieces. This is intentional as the process is to rough cut the pieces slightly larger than necessary, and then make the final cut to size using the detail drawings. If you want to peruse this type of process, I can explain my work flow and the extensions I use. Unfortunately I cannot post a sample PDF that I work off of.

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hackery

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#5 posted 07-27-2016 08:09 PM

Thanks for all the replies.

i have found a solution… there is a free extensions called Super Section which you use to take a slice of the model in my case all of it and it opens a fresh scene with all the pieces laid out exactly as I wanted with their faces showing to the modeller / viewer. So between this and the free Cut List extension I can easily create my detailed plans.

The plans won’t just be for me that’s why I was wanting to include as much detail as possible for whoever will be following them.

Thanks

-- Notice woodworker and now metal worker - Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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#6 posted 07-27-2016 08:58 PM

I forget the name of it, but there is an extension that will explode your model into separated components. It leaves model in place and offsets the exploded view. You can enter parameters to control how far to explode pieces. I had it on previous computer that got replaced and haven’t tried to relocate and load it.

Super Section sounds interesting/useful also…

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