Creating a Cutting List or "Framing Sheet" for Wood Framed Walls in BC Framer®?

Creating a Cutting List for Wood Framed Walls

BC Framer® has the ability to generate a cut list for wood walls modeled in the software. Wall Framing Sheets or Cutting Lists, like Material Lists, can be inserted into a drawing and viewed from a ViewPort on a Layout Sheet, or for a quicker takeoff, from a single Elevation View. 

Using the Create Wall Framing Sheets tool is most definitely the easy approach and will achieve the quickest result but there are some other, custom approaches.

*Most Common* Create Wall Framing Sheets
Printing a Single Elevation's Cutting List
Adding One (or Multiple) Elevations to a Layout Sheet

 

Create Wall Framing Sheets

1. Navigate to the Walls tab.

2. Click the Create Wall Framing Sheets icon.

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3. Following the prompts in the lower left corner, select the wood walls to include in layout creation, or right-click to select all wood walls in a job. 

Note: On some projects selecting ALL (right-click) will generate many additional pages or layout sheets. The default layout sheet will display (4) wall Framing Sheets. 

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If selecting specific walls, left-click each wall, then right-click to end selection.

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4. Select the Layout Sheet Template "24x36 4 Wall Panels", then click OK

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5. To access the new Layout Sheets, expand Layout Sheets in the Job Tree and double-click any of the layout sheets with the name "24x36 4 Wall Panels...".

 

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Printing a Single Elevation's Cutting List

1. Double-click on a wood wall in Plan View to create an Elevation View tab. (It will be named after the wall that was selected).

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2. From the Elevation View tab just created, click the Drawing and Markup ribbon, and under Material List, click the "Create Cutting List" mceclip1.png icon.

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3. Move the mouse down into the Elevation View to place the cutting list report. (Right-click in the white space to auto-place the cut list).

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NOTE: It is not necessary to return to Plan View for opening other walls. If there will be multiple Cutting Lists to show on a Layout Sheet, select (double-click) walls from the Secondary View window and repeat steps 2 and 3.

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4. Navigate to File > Print Layout.

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5. From the Print Session dialogue, adjust your plot for best appearance, select a printer and click Print.

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Adding One (or Multiple) Elevations to a Layout Sheet

1. Double-click on a wood wall in Plan View to create an Elevation View tab (it will be named after the wall that was double-clicked).

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2. From the Elevation View tab just created, Navigate to the Drawing and Markup ribbon, and under Material List, click the "Create Cutting List" mceclip1.png icon.

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3. Move the mouse down into the Elevation View to place the cutting list report (Right-click in the white space to auto-place the cut list).

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NOTE: It is not necessary to return to Plan View for opening other walls. If there will be multiple Cutting Lists to show on a Layout Sheet, select (double-click) walls from the Secondary View window and repeat steps 2 and 3.

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4. From the Layout Sheet that will include the Cutting List(s), select the Layout Sheet ribbon, then click Insert ViewPort

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5. (1) Modify the ViewPort Properties and select: Type: Elevation. (2) Select the entity with Cutting List to be shown in the ViewPort from Entity Viewed: [wall of your choice].

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Add an additional ViewPort for each wall you wish to include.

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