Material List Control


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I am not sure if this is possible but here goes...

I have used the soffit tool to build a coffered ceiling.  That works great.

By default the software constructs it out of drywall but I want to use oak boards.

My issue isn't the rendering of the drawing, it's in the material list end of things.

Is there a way to define the 'soffit materials' so that when we generate our material list, it will accurately depict the

lineal feet of oak boards used to complete the coffered ceiling?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.

 

You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.

 

Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.

 

And, turn on signature display too.

 

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Many questions have been asked and answered. The Home Designer website is a good place to start your search.

 

Here is a video about searching the forum: https://youtu.be/dDT6wbrrVRM

 

 

Resources for self help:

 

The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

 

 

 

 
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4 minutes ago, JAGLLC said:

Is there a way to define the 'soffit materials' so that when we generate our material list, it will accurately depict the

lineal feet of oak boards used to complete the coffered ceiling?

 

Probably.

 

What have you tried and what's not working?

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So, I think I am on the right track (through trial and error...lol).

I created a 'new material' in my user catalog (1"x6"x16' Red Oak)

Then I selected that as my 'material' in the soffit specifications dialog box.

I am now having trouble figuring out what values control what (between the entered 'new material' in my user cat and the generated 'count' in the soffit specs>components section.

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43 minutes ago, JAGLLC said:

I am now having trouble figuring out what values control what (between the entered 'new material' in my user cat and the generated 'count' in the soffit specs>components section.

 

Open your new material and see the Materials List panel.

 

Find a similar material in the library -- T&G or similar and look how it's defined.

 

Open a new plan and place a soffit with your material. Figure your quantity manually, then see what the program says.

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