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Cabinet Price in Schedule

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I just laid out a kitchen and entered list prices for each cabinet under the components tab.  Is there no way to have these fields show up in the cabinet schedule?  I did some searching around and saw MarkMc's video where he copies and pastes into excel, but I need the cost data to come directly from CA.  Any ideas on how to achieve this?  Thanks, Kevin

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Try using the OIP  (Object Information Panel) instead and Create a Custom Field  or use one of the existing Columns like Supplier  (renamed) , just be sure the Column is displayed in the schedule.  

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1 hour ago, kwhitt said:

I need the cost data to come directly from CA.  Any ideas on how to achieve this? 

What Mick said but you'll have to re-enter all the price data. Price and some other fields in the components can't be accessed with Ruby, they only show up in a Material List.

I had done some work on macros to lookup from an external file to get pricing but got waylaid so not ready for use. You could ask Joe or Michael about a custom macro for that but it is not a small order.

Why do you need the cost to come directly from Chief? are you showing prices in schedules on docs? It's just that I've found looking up in a PDF catalog or using an on line ordering system fast enough that getting pricing in Chief is not that important to me. I'd only been working on the macro lookup thing as 1-an exercise to learn Ruby 2-because people seam to think they need it and I wanted to help Chief out. To make it work you need to generate a csv file with the pricing AND labels must match exactly. It's not so bad for brands that have a single price with upcharges for species, finish, and door/drawer charges. The csv file and the lookup get a lot more complicated for brands that price in groups instead. Trying to both in one system is even worse (that's where I ran off the road)

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Thanks Mick and Mark. I'll get on it tomorrow.

 

Mark - I won't be pricing this job, but thought I'd make it easier for the designer who will be.  I wouldn't normally put cost info on a floor plan, but in this case trying to be helpful.

 

Is it possible for me to take a corbel (classified as millwork) and have it show up in the cabinet schedule?  I've changed the layer to one that is cabinet specific, but I do not see any further options to include in schedule.  Thanks again.  Kevin

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1 hour ago, kwhitt said:

Is it possible for me to take a corbel (classified as millwork) and have it show up in the cabinet schedule?

Yes, same as getting a basket of fruit into the schedule. Bit of a work around but not all that bad (this stuff is posted back some time in tips or symbols-plan attached) Then again one of these days Chief will make it easier and the cobble won't be needed. Molding sticks are more of a challenge and don't work as well but also doable.

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Corbel in schedule.zip

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Thanks for the tip Mark.  This is quite a workaround.  Does Chief create cabinet accessories in manufacturer catalogs in the same way?  Does anything cabinet related have to be imported as a cabinet door?

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