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How do you make a materials list (cut list or buy list) useable for a builder?

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Materials list question.  I'm using CA9.  How do I make a materials list that shows what to actually buy? I've tried editing the structural member reporting to either the cut or the buy list but then when I populate the material list it only says for an interior wall that is 84 1/2 high that I need a count of 14.  14 what?  I need a list that says something like I need 14 2x4's.  How do I create that?

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Whilst in the Materials List, click on the Display Options icon on the toolbar (a square with a red tick in it).

Go to the Columns panel.

Is Size checked?

 

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Thanks guys for your replies.  I hadn't done the framing.  Just assumed that happened automatically.  I'm still new to CA.

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So I did the framing and ran a new buy list.  Is there a way to control the sizes of material on the lists?  We want to limit it to only lengths under 16'.  Currently it has stuff like 2"x4" - 24 11/16' on it. 

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