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tsswig

04:06PM | 04/27/05
Member Since: 04/28/03
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Hi. Does anyone know of a website or something that can tell me what supplies I need to build something?

I called Lowe's and ********** and they said the no longer have their CAD program.

What I would like to do is input the information such as the dimensions, roofing, siding, 2 doors, etc. and have a printout of what materials will be needed and how many of each.

Is there a place I can find this out?

Thanks

kellyyouse

04:57PM | 04/27/05
Member Since: 09/11/02
78 lifetime posts
Hi,

I use a program called "CutList Plus" that basically does what you're asking for. The only drawback is that part of the program is treated like a database of available materials, meaning you need to enter yourself the various types of sheet goods and lumber you use most often before you can get the program to provide a cut list. But you only have to do this once. Check out their website--that should give a better explanation of what I mean. . .

http://cutlistplus.com/

Kelly

tsswig

07:39AM | 04/28/05
Member Since: 04/28/03
14 lifetime posts
Thank you for the information. I will check out the site and look at the program.

Thanks again

kellyyouse

08:10AM | 04/28/05
Member Since: 09/11/02
78 lifetime posts
Do you have a construction calculator? They're excellent for inputting information and converting the results based on your project. . .for example, you can input the area of a countertop, press another button and have the calculator tell you how many tiles you would need.

Hope this makes sense! And, forgive me if you're already familiar with these calculators.

Kelly

tsswig

03:35PM | 04/28/05
Member Since: 04/28/03
14 lifetime posts
No, I don't have a construction calculator. Sounds like it would be a pretty handy tool. I checked out the website and downloaded the program tryout but I haven't had a chance to look at it yet.

Thanks,

Teresa
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