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JCUTRONA

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Material Takeoff Routine Needed.
« on: January 21, 2009, 10:05:57 AM »
I work for a glass and glazing company doing shop drawings.  I need to find a LISP file or command series that will help me find square footage and another one that will help me do materials "take offs" (count lineal feet of verticals/ horizontals/ heads/ sills ect.) My drawings are usually simple window elevations and substrate details.

If I could easily perform these tasks with ACAD somehow I would probably get a raise and a promotion immediately and be hailed as king till at-least Friday.  If anyone can help me with this I will be forever indebted to them.

Thanks
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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 10:11:05 AM »
I moved your request here, it will see more action in this forum. 8-)

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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 10:35:35 AM »
Hmmm .... indebted forever? I have some grass that needs to be cut and some painting to be done :twisted:
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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 10:44:38 AM »
Hmmm .... indebted forever? I have some grass that needs to be cut and some painting to be done :twisted:

Great idea !    :kewl:

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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 10:54:36 AM »
What company products are you doing shop drawings for?
EFCO, Kawnaeer, etc?
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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009, 11:37:03 AM »
KAWNEER 451T AND KAWNEER 1600 WALL FOR THIS PARTICULAR JOB.

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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 11:37:24 AM »
I moved your request here, it will see more action in this forum. 8-)


THANKS.

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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009, 01:08:17 PM »
You can start with these routines,
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=5891.0

http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=1303.0

Be more specific about your needs.
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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2009, 01:19:39 PM »
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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009, 01:55:58 PM »
KAWNEER 451T AND KAWNEER 1600 WALL FOR THIS PARTICULAR JOB.

Sorry, I have some tools but I work for a competitor of Kawneer!
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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2009, 03:06:47 PM »
Please post a sample DWG with a window or two & perhaps a copy of those two with a detail showing how the materials are tabulated.
That would go a long way toward explaining your process.

Lisp is usually written in VLIDE which is accessed when you type that at the command line.
To  load a lisp type appload at the command line & navigate to the file.
You should copy the lisp from the web & paste it into notepad or VLIDE and save as a .lsp file.
If you have the file in VLIDE you can load it from there. VLIDE is not needed to run a lisp that is
already loaded. To run a lisp you enter the function name. Look for this:
(defun c:mylisp (
in the lisp file.
You would enter mylisp at the command line.

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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2009, 03:07:42 PM »
KAWNEER 451T AND KAWNEER 1600 WALL FOR THIS PARTICULAR JOB.

Sorry, I have some tools but I work for a competitor of Kawneer!
Ok so whenever we work with you guys again can you help jared and I?

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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2009, 03:25:34 PM »
Here is an example file.

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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2009, 03:36:25 PM »


HTH


Thanks...  This has helped tremendously already.

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Re: Ok, who's pro?
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2009, 03:59:08 PM »
You can start with these routines,
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=5891.0

http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=1303.0

Be more specific about your needs.

Now, would it be possible to take the length routine and alter it so that after i go through and pick each intermediate horizontal for example, it would give me a count of how many 24' stock lengths i would need instead of giving me a total of lineal feet.
I understand that if it is possible it would be a matter of writing the code correctly.  I also understand that this takes valuable time so I don't expect you to do it for me.  I'm just curious if it is possible. 
and if it is how difficult it would be.