22trobbins

Materials List Configuration

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Build: 21.2.0.48x64

 

When I generate a materials list, I have most of my materials going into the "General GN#" category. I have concrete stem walls, stucco, siding, and many more different materials as a part of the General category. How do I setup the conditions that I am designing to be in specific groups and categories. For example:

 

I want to draw  2x6 exterior wall that will generate quantities that go in multiple categories:

- siding quantity

- insulation quantity

- framing quantity

- etc.

 

Thanks

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Have you fully drawn a building, then built all framing, then generated an all-floors material list?

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3 minutes ago, solver said:

This what I see for a single wall.

 

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Yes how can I edit the wall style and what it what materials will report out. 

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3 minutes ago, GeneDavis said:

Have you fully drawn a building, then built all framing, then generated an all-floors material list?

Yes.

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What are you looking to get the material list to report?

 

Do you know how to manage reporting for the framing?  It can be as simple as total lf per type, it can be a buy list in standard lengths with scrap figured, or it can report out all the actual lengths in the build.

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3 minutes ago, 22trobbins said:

Yes how can I edit the wall style and what it what materials will report out. 

 

That showed a default out of the box configuration. 

 

What happens when you start a new plan and add a wall or two?

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On 9/24/2019 at 1:52 PM, solver said:

 

That showed a default out of the box configuration. 

 

What happens when you start a new plan and add a wall or two?

Yes that is a default configuration of how the material list reports. How do I change this default?

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What exactly do you want the material list to report?

 

Draw a simple 4 wall house, put in one door, one window, auto-build the roof, draw a foundation under it, slab or stemwalls, your choice, auto-frame the whole thing, then generate the all-floors material list.

 

Examine it carefully and then come back here and tell us with specifics, what won't work for you.

 

AFAIK, the only thing you can control as to how quantities are reported is the framing.

 

If you have and use Excel, you can export it as such, open in Excel, and change it to whatever you need.

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