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Bill Of Materials Question; CBI Group 5/24/12 5:48 AM

Background: I'm new to Sketchup (Been using for 3 months).

We have designed and are manufacturing a modern, open plan office furniture system.

I am a little bit new to Sketchup but looking for some help on Bills of materials and such.

I understand creating components somewhat although I haven't mastered the moving components such as doors and sliding doors and tambour doors. (Next step....)

I have created the leg, work-surface and under frames as components, then linked them into groups to make specifying faster.

What I would like to know is how, after putting the components in a layout, can I get a list of all components used?

 

 
Re: Bill Of Materials Question; CBI Group 5/25/12 2:48 PM
Does this post not make sense?
Re: Bill Of Materials Question; Gully Foyle 5/25/12 3:42 PM
can I get a list of all components used?
>  Does this post not make sense?

It's a bit vague about the form and format of the requested "list."

For example, if you go to the Components browser and pull down the View Options button (upper left), you'll see that one of the options is List. If you select that option and then display the In-Model collection (house icon), the result is a list of components defined in your model shown on the Component browser window (if you want a list of the components actually used, hit the Component browser Detail menu > Purge Unused). Is that what you're looking for? Is that sufficient to satisfy your request?

-Gully
Re: Bill Of Materials Question; George Knowles 5/25/12 3:56 PM

Hi CBI Group,

Here’s a simple method, given the following condition:
Each individual part, sub-assembly and complete assembly must be a Component (Not a Group)

Click ... Window > Model Info > Statistics > Only Components > Show Nested Components

Click and Drag to select the Component statistics listed there in the Statistics Panel

Type ... Ctrl+C

Open your favorite spread sheet application, Excel for example.

Type ... Ctrl+V

-Geo

Re: Bill Of Materials Question; George Knowles 5/25/12 5:44 PM

A more elaborate method involves adding Attributes to create SketchUp Dynamic Components.

For example, you might add attributes consisting of Name; Description; Material: Item Code and Cost

Click ... File > Generate Report ...and SketchUp generates a report of the attributes.

Here’s a place to get started working with DCs:
Dynamic Components Frequently Asked Questions

-Geo

Re: Bill Of Materials Question; catamountain 5/25/12 8:20 PM
A more complete list of your current attribute reporting options are listed https://sites.google.com/site/sketchupsage/tips-tricks#attribute.

Making your part as components provide the most options.  For the first clue, note there is no Groups browser.  Instead there is a Components browser.  And through that browser you can create component collections (that you can access in all SU sessions.  Be it dynamic or the old plain-Jane variety, components have more power/versatility.
Re: Bill Of Materials Question; CBI Group 6/1/12 11:17 AM
Sorry - What I am trying to do is get a bill of materials - for example;
 
I draw out an office and place several desks, each of them containing 5-10 components.

I would like at the end to be able to print a list of qtys of componants used in the model Example:
 
2 x 24" x 36" Worksuface A - Grey finish ,
4 x ABC Leg - Red Finish,
2 x ABB Pedestal - Green Finish
2 x ADD Task Chair - Yellow Finish.
 
Does that make more sense?
Re: Bill Of Materials Question; George Knowles 6/1/12 1:22 PM

I would like at the end to be able to print a list of quantities of components used in the model

The simple method I suggested does just that.
I can explain in more detail or provide an example model file if you need.

-Geo