We understand Sketchup users’ needs to have their modeling work turned into some quantifiable information. As great as Sketchup is for creating concepts and renderings, it does have some shortcomings when it comes to producing useful information such as Cut lists, Timber lists, Parts lists, Production lists, etc.
Sketchup to BIM (Building Information Modeling)
At Joint and Peg we have developed a process to quickly import your Sketchup Model into our Cadwork software. Through the use of a high tech IFC interface we can accurately take your model and reproduce it in our software. We can then quickly export essential information for your project to maintain accuracy, save time, and save money.
After we have your model in our software, we can take the modeling and assign Part’s numbers and create timber lists for you to quickly send to your sawyer or mill for processing or quoting. Identical parts numbers are assigned to members that require the same rough stock length when ordering but not the same actual length when cut. For example, if you have a couple of pieces of 6×8, one that is 8’9” and another that is 9’2” you would order a 10-footer for each. Therefore, they have the same part number but NOT the same production number.
Production numbers are assigned to members that are identical in all characteristics. After we assign production numbers we can then export individual piece drawings or fabrication drawings.
Stick drawings or fabrication drawings:
Production numbers are assigned to members that are identical in all characteristics. After we assign the production numbers we can then export individual piece drawings. These piece, or stick, drawings allow for better understanding on how to layout the work.
What does this mean for you?
In summary, we can take your Sketchup model and send back to you in short order:
- A wood list to budget and order your material
- A production numbered reference drawing that assigns all the pieces with a production number
- A set of individual piece drawings based on those production numbers.
What does this typically cost?
Here at Joint and Peg we have invested a great deal of time in setting up this system. Your timber list and other information is quickly and accurately produced from your Sketchup model. If you have provided us a decently composed Sketchup model, we can turn this around in about three business days.
Our pricing for this service starts at $375 up to 2200 bd/ft of timber. Any additional timber is charged at 7.5 cents per bd/ft. We use the rough bd/ft needed to order for the structure to avoid confusion. That number is the same total that is in the provided timber list. A deposit of $375 is requested with the remainder due upon approved completion.