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Calculating actual material used

Phil Jackson

Posted on June 6, 2022

When I run the cost of material it is calculating both material used and also material wastage. Is there a way to only output the cost of the material used and to ignore wastage? 

Martin Mueller

Posted on June 6, 2022

Hi Phil,

No, there is no way to output only the cost of the used material, other than calculating it yourself. It is difficult to know if the waste could be used in another project, therefore we should stay on the safe side and not display numbers that may turn out to be plainly wrong.

For smaller projects, the upfront cost of a panel, of which only a fraction will be used, is not very much. For large projects, the waste tends to be only a small fraction, therefore not a big difference.
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