How to make up an estimate?

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How to make up an estimate?

Postby not registered yet » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:47 pm

Hi Folks!

I'm going to design and build my dream house using SketchUP. :) Finally, i will need to get a list of all components with their quantity, to be able to prepare an estimate. Is there a way to do so?


Thank you for your help!

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Re: How to make up an estimate?

Postby elmer » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:06 pm

Hi wlynx,

Welcome on the forum!
There are a few plugins that can help you on your way, I downloaded one recently for woodwork, sorry can't remember the name but with a little search you'll find them.
Sorry not to be of great help it was more to welcome you on board!

Regards,

Patrice
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Re: How to make up an estimate?

Postby Howard leslie » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:06 pm

Wlynx,
Go to:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3434
Download one of TIGs fantastic scripts ComponentReporter+
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Copy the *.rb file to the Plug-in folder, typically here:
C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 6\Plugins
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Very useful.
This will create 2 CSV files - listing out your Components (and other useful info).
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Hope this helps
Howard L'
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Re: How to make up an estimate?

Postby not registered yet » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:07 pm

Thank you!

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Re: How to make up an estimate?

Postby Jim » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:08 pm

Just out of curiosity, what level of detail are you going for? Will you be building it from the ground up, stick by stick?

wlynx wrote:Hi Folks!

I'm going to design and build my dream house using SketchUP. :) Finally, i will need to get a list of all components with their quantity, to be able to prepare an estimate. Is there a way to do so?

Thank you for your help!
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Re: How to make up an estimate?

Postby not registered yet » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:08 pm

I just want to create a rough model and estimate quantity of materials. Then I will give this sketch to architect, of course. He will shape it up and prepare building documentation according to our standards.

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Re: How to make up an estimate?

Postby dylan » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:09 pm

I have never tried this ruby before, but I imagine it will only estimate things you have drawn.
If you draw in foundations, floor joists, slabs etc then these will be estimated. So a basic model may not give you much of an estimation at all.
I could be wrong though, so hopefully someone who has used this plugin can explain this.
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Re: How to make up an estimate?

Postby not registered yet » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:10 pm

Now I’m planning to design all components with help of special literature. It's very interesting. So, I'm going to kill two birds with one stone :)

1. I will get home plan in details and material estimation.
2. Will gain basic experience in building technologies. :thup:

Thanks for advice!

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