GeneDavis

Why aren't framing members being counted for material list?

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I have fully framed the job, and am testing to see what the material list produces for quantities.

 

All interior wall studs are either precut 9' or 8', thus 94 5/8" or 104 5/8".  It is not counting any interior wall studs or plates.  Yes, I have the walls turned on.

 

I'm set to mixed in structural reporting.  For 2x4 and 2x6, I have deleted all lengths except the precut 8 and 9 lengths and 16-footers.

 

I try a material list polyline to calculate just one wall.  No plates, no studs.

 

What's up with this?

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Deleted all framing.

 

Using a standard interior-4 wall saved in the library and drawing 4 new walls, building framing for them and one of your walls, then generating a materials list, I see the framing for the new walls only.

 

Don't know why.

 

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Problem is I edited every single wall detail.  Deleting it all loses all that work.

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94 5/8"? 

 

Our "8'" pre-cuts are 92 5/8" out west.

 

I tell new framers get used to feet and inches or FIS.

 

7'-8 5/8"

8'-8 5/8"

9'-8 5/8" and so on.

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Not really sure if this may or may not be a factor as I have been having difficulties understanding the Manual recently and how it relates to functionality of the software.

 

Calculate Materials From Selection:
Select one or more objects and click the Calculate Materials From Selection edit button to create a Materials List that calculates only the selected objects and their components.
When the selected object is a room, its moldings and wall, floor, and ceiling finish materials are counted, as is its subflooring; but doors, windows, and structural materials like framing and other structural materials are not.

 

This may be a bug or just something I don't understand. :(

 

Actually I just gave the Materials List Polyline and the Calculate Materials in Area tools and they both seem to work.  So it must be something in Preferences that is different as I did not change any plan settings.

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Gene,  Are you including your Wall Details in the documentation ?   I often do a Framing Schedule for each wall detail on a complicated build as it gives a positive verification of exactly where the material is being used.  Just another option if the Material List is not going to be effective.

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Hi Gene,

                  You made a new Layer for Interior Walls and you have turned off the ML Reporting for your Walls,Normal Interior Layer , turn it back on in the ALDO and I think all will be well.

 

Mick.

 

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1 hour ago, Chopsaw said:

When the selected object is a room, its moldings and wall, floor, and ceiling finish materials are counted, as is its subflooring; but doors, windows, and structural materials like framing and other structural materials are not.

 

1 hour ago, Chopsaw said:

Actually I just gave the Materials List Polyline and the Calculate Materials in Area tools and they both seem to work.  So it must be something in Preferences that is different as I did not change any plan settings.

 

The Room ML only includes items inside the drywall line of the Room  , hence studs etc are not included.  ( furniture and finishes are AFAIK though)

 

M.

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