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There are several cut list producing tool scripts for SketchUp. The one I have written and made available is called CutList Bridge. It produces a CSV (comma separated values) file that can be imported to Excel, OpenOffice or CutList Plus fx. Most of you are also aware that the dimensions shown in these cut lists are the overall dimensions of a component as defined by its bounding box.

Completed Shaker Round StandWhat you may not be aware of is that sometimes, depending on the orientation of the part (component), the bounding box is not optimum, or even completely wrong, for creating a cut list dimension. You also may not know that you can, or how to fix this situation and produce a correct bounding box. This is the focus of today’s post.

Examples of Incorrect Bounding Boxes

In last week’s fourth and final installment of The Book of Shaker Furniture by John Kassay – A Treasure Trove for SketchUp Generation Woodworkers I provided you the completed model of a Shaker Round Stand shown above left.


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