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Trying to figure out how the material list works and generates its numbers, Am a student and still relatively new at chief. Below is a project have been working on and this is the first time I have been asked to do a full material list. Have watched all the tutorials on it but cannot seem to find out why its giving such long 2x6 boards. The plan is attached below to look at. 

 

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Litchtman Chief plan 1-23-19.plan

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Right click on one of the lines in question and choose Find in Plan.

 

Have you reviewed the framing plan? You should see where these long boards are.

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6 minutes ago, solver said:

Right click on one of the lines in question and choose Find in Plan.

 

Have you reviewed the framing plan? You should see where these long boards are.

This is where they show on the plan. At least for the ceiling.1977674791_framing2x6image.thumb.PNG.a5a5e4451a713b12eb99909435014d9d.PNG

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Check out Structural Member Reporting in Plan Defaults , copy the existing default , (so you don't alter the original) and try different settings eg cut list , but my guess is you have total linear length on by default, so CA is consolidating the materials.

 

Mick.

 

edit: a coule of KB Articles that may help...... PDF under Tools Green button too.

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00095/creating-a-cut-list-of-framing-materials.html

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00510/controlling-the-information-in-a-materials-list.html

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15 minutes ago, Kbird1 said:

Check out Structural Member Reporting in Plan Defaults , copy the existing default , (so you don't alter the original) and try different settings eg cut list , but my guess is you have total linear length on by default, so CA is consolidating the materials.

 

Mick.

 

edit: a coule of KB Articles that may help...... PDF under Tools Green button too.

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00095/creating-a-cut-list-of-framing-materials.html

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00510/controlling-the-information-in-a-materials-list.html

Made a copy of the default list and switched it to buy list, but still same issue.

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10 minutes ago, ChiefuserDRB said:

Made a copy of the default list and switched it to buy list, but still same issue.

 

Did you delete the ML and open it again to refresh it ?  ( it doesn't refresh automatically)

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3 minutes ago, Kbird1 said:

 

Did you delete the ML and open it again to refresh it ?  ( it doesn't refresh automatically)

And how do I delete the ML? Or where is it that I locate it?

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4 minutes ago, ChiefuserDRB said:

And how do I delete the ML? Or where is it that I locate it?

 

Just close the ML TAB and don't save it , then generate another....  ML's are basically a "snapshot" at the instant you generate them only

 

let me look at the plan....

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1 minute ago, Kbird1 said:

 

Just close the ML TAB and don't save it , then generate another....  ML's are basically a "snapshot" at the instant you generate them only

 

let me look at the plan....

Please and thank you! I have no idea why the framing pieces are coming out like this on all the lists I've generated.

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Because you don't have any Bearing Walls or Bearing lines............. you do indeed have some very long ceiling Joists eg 71' 6"

 

try adding a few and watch what happens....

 

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3 minutes ago, Kbird1 said:

Because you don't have any Bearing Walls or Bearing lines............. you do indeed have some very long ceiling Joists eg 71' 6"

 

try adding a few and watch what happens....

 

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Wow such a simple fix. Thank You. 

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Here is the plan back to look at......  *** I changed your Annotations slightly to reference their Own Layers Sets  ie Framing Anno pulls up Framing Layerset auto.

 

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Litchtman_MHD_Rev1.plan

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