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Creating a Cut List of Framing Materials

Reference Number: KB-00095 Last Updated: 12-27-2013 09:19 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite


QUESTION

I want to see a list of the materials in my plan but the materials list shows my framing materials in lineal feet. Is there a way to create a ­cut list of the lumber used in my plan?


ANSWER

The Structural Member Reporting dialog allows you to specify the method used to calculate framing members in the Materials List. These modes include Mixed Reporting, Total Lineal Length, Cut List and Buy List.


To modify the structural member reporting

  1. Click on Edit> Default Settings .


  2. Select Structural Member Reporting from the tree list and click the Edit button.


  3. In the Saved Structural Member Reporting Defaults dialog, it is possible to save different defaults for different situations.

    For this example we'll choose Default and click Edit.




  4. In the Structural Member Reporting Defaults dialog you can choose which kind of reporting you wish to use. The selected method will affect subsequently created Materials Lists, but not  any that may already exist.

    • Select Mixed Reporting to calculate framing materials using a combination of lineal lengths and piece counts.

    • Select Total Lineal Length to calculate the framing materials of the  different structural components of the plan in linear feet.

    • Select Cut List to calculate the framing materials of the different  structural components of the plan by counting the individual pieces  present in the model.

    • Select Buy List to calculate the framing materials of the different  structural components of the plan by counting individual pieces and  matching them to items in the list of Boards to buy,

       

 

Note: More information on the options available in this dialog can be found by clicking on the Help button located on the bottom right corner of the dialog.