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cutlist for woodworkers

peter_jansenpeter_jansen Member Posts: 10
Hi,

Been using CAD software for years now. Used Fusion 360, SolidWorks, LibreCAD and FreeCAD.
Very happy to use OnShape now, it works like it should and is very intuitive. 

One thing I do miss, and that most other programs have, is a cutlist for woodworkers.
I hoped that OpenBom might be useful, but the free version is useless and so stripped of functionality that I wonder why the bother. There is some cutlist functionalty in the Frames department, but not for 'own' made parts. There used to be a sort of working cutlist in the Beam featurescript.

So my question is: what can I do to get a proper cutlist from the items in an assembly that I designed?


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    john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,909 PRO
    @MichaelPascoe may have something that would help here
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    MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 1,735 PRO
    edited May 13

    Thanks @john_mcclary for the mention.

    The Frames feature is now in the default Onshape tool bar. It comes with the Cutlist feature which is for Frames.

    Alternatively you can use the Measure cut list custom feature:
    https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/16430/cut-list-new-custom-feature#latest

    Note that either of these solutions will require you to either stay in the part studio or bring your parts back into the part studio to create the cut list. Onshape currently doesn't offer "AssemblyScript", so we have to use the part studio for easy production custom tools. You could go the hard way and make an app that does work in the assembly, but there is a reason this is the hard way. CADSharp specializes in custom features and apps, feel free to reach out to us if you need any custom solutions.


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    David_YL_NguyenDavid_YL_Nguyen Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 98
    Hey @peter_jansen,

    I would probably also recommend the frames feature. For 'own' made parts, you can create a new sketch to be used as your frame profile. Then the cultist functionality will provide you the frame types, frame lengths and angles if there are any miters.

    For sheets, you could use the Sheetmetal function which would then automatically provide you length and with of each sheet.
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    chadstoltzfuschadstoltzfus Member, Developers, csevp Posts: 134 PRO
    We're a woodworking company (high end custom cabinetry) and we have spent the past 6 years or so building and maintaining a system of over 100 custom features (and a few API programs) to kind of superimpose a "cabinet CAD" system over top of Onshape. We have discussed options for opening up some of the system to the public, but I can't say much more than that. Though I'm happy to answer any questions surrounding the workings of the system.
    Applications Developer at Premier Custom Built
    chadstoltzfus@premiercb.com
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    peter_jansenpeter_jansen Member Posts: 10
    thanks to you both. So as I understand it now there is not a working cutlist solution for woodworkers.
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    peter_jansenpeter_jansen Member Posts: 10
    Oops, this works nicely:

    Alternatively you can use the Measure cut list custom feature:
    https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/16430/cut-list-new-custom-feature#latest
    But it would be nice to have the partname as one of the columns. Is that possible?

    Why is this feature hidden, it is very usefull for us woodworkers?
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    peter_jansenpeter_jansen Member Posts: 10
    Hey @peter_jansen,

    I would probably also recommend the frames feature. For 'own' made parts, you can create a new sketch to be used as your frame profile. Then the cultist functionality will provide you the frame types, frame lengths and angles if there are any miters.

    For sheets, you could use the Sheetmetal function which would then automatically provide you length and with of each sheet.
    I tried this, but this is not usable as a woordworkers cutlist. We need the dimensions and quantity of a part.
    Maybe 'autolayout' could be used a base for proper cutlist functionality?
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