Hi, I’m new to SU and stuck at my very start of my project.
My timber supplier provides fixed lengths framing timber but I will need to cut these to desired dimensions and was wondering if there is any way for SketchUp to use my custom component and show the individual pieces as I cut them, whilst keeping track (inventory? list and quantity of materials needed).
For example, the supplier has a standard timber size of 75x225x4800mm. I have designed the timber as a Component (75x225x4800mm) in SketchUp. Now, my project (custom bed frame) requires a rectangular base of dimenstions: 2off 75x225x1420mm and 2off 75x225x540mm. How would I use SketchUp to create/“cut” my Component into required lengths (540 and 1420) to draw the base, AND such that SketchUp would “know” the quantity of the standard 75x225x4800 I would need to make the that base.