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Materials list not listing deck planks

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I'm trying to get a materials list going for decks, but the deck plank materials aren't being factored into Calculate Materials in Area/Room.


It does work when I Calculate Materials for All Floors or select the planks individually and use Calculate Materials from Selection. I also recently discovered that it works if I calculate in area from a floor above where the planks are, even when nothing is visible on that floor of the plan.


How can I remedy this? 

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Have you reviewed the Help on Materials List?


I used a Materials List Polyline here, but Calculate From Area also worked.



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