@Chris_L, did you use components throughout your model?
One option for this as an “in model” method, if you’re going to make the separate components for the laminate is the following:
Open a component for editing.
Select each of the faces that would be laminated.
Hit Edit>Copy or the equivalent keyboard shortcut.
Triple click on the geometry of the panel and make it a component. This becomes your substrate plywood/MDF/termite ■■■■.
Hit Edit>Paste in place. This will paste the faces you copied in step 3 where they were copied from but outside the substrate component. Select each of those faces in turn and make each one a component. One would be laminate A, the other laminate B.
Paint the laminate faces different colors.
Close the component to exit edit mode.
The result will be a nested component containing components for the plywood and for the laminate. Add laminate to the sheet material word in CutList and they will get sort into the sheet section and because of the material assignment. You’ll be able to sort the list by material.
As another option, you could cut those laminated faces to the clipboard and paste them in place as above. The result would look better but you’d see right through the panels if the laminate faces aren’t present. I don’t think it would hurt anything in your case.
Not really. The cutlist reports the Component Definition Name. If you change it after creating the component, the cutlist will report with that new name.
You should , indeed, give components useful names. One of the downsides of using groups is they all get the same name. That makes a cutlist and Outliner virtually useless.