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Introduction
This document explains how to use OpenCutList, a SketchUp Extension. It is intentionally kept very brief to make it easier to translate.
The present documentation is currently work in progress and may change frequently before and after Version 3.0. Translations may be provided at a later date.
This documentation applies to OpenCutList Version 3.0.0. Some features may not be available in older versions.
We assume that the reader is familiar with SketchUp.

What is OpenCutList?

OpenCutList is a tool for creating Parts Lists, Cutting Diagrams and Reports for woodworking projects designed in SketchUp.
Cutting Diagram

Approach

OpenCutList extracts bounding boxes from SketchUp components (not groups) or selection of components in a scene in order to compute length, width and thickness of all visible parts of a model. By applying SketchUp material to the components and configuring its parameters, OpenCutList will find the best raw material matching the dimensions of the Part and efficiently compute a Parts List. For certain types of material, Cutting Diagrams can be computed. Reports with material and cost summaries can also be generated.
Further explanations are available under Components.
OpenCutList was written for use in woodworking projects, but may be suited for other trades and projects as well.

For the Impatient

A list of FAQ in this documentation answers common questions.
Links to video tutorials on YouTube are directly available from within OpenCutList.
For users willing and able to read French a good entry point is the Blog L'Air du Bois and L'Air du Bois on Youtube.

Open Source

OpenCutList is Open Source Software (hosted on github) developped by Boris Beaulant and Martin Müller of L'Air du Bois, a french-speaking woodworker exchange platform. Thanks to a dedicated team of translators working on Transifex, we are able to offer this extension in many languages.
If you notice a translated term that is not correct or if you have a better one, please send an email (using the Bug Report button).

Financial Contributions

We have an OpenCollective account, where supporters can make a financial contribution to support our work.