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Open Cutlist dimension precision is greater than Sketchup's unit tolerances

SMD Construction

Posted on January 13, 2021

I was wondering if you could include a way to edit the unit precision within open cutlist directly. I had a strange occurrence to where several of my components were given the "~" and "thickness undefined" treatment. In the past, I have been able to correct this by changing the units in model info to decimals to figure out what was being rounded. The problem is that my display precision can't go any further beyond 0.000001" and the "undefined thickness for 1" material was reading dimensions such as 1.0000005."

Normally I would tell the shop guys to ignore the tilde, but this was creating a big issue as I sort the parts based on the material (via thickness), and having several undefined material thicknesses was throwing the part numbering off. There was no way to correct this other than to delete and purge the component before redrawing it outside the group and copy + pasting it in place. This happened to several random parts in the build sheet without any specific rhyme or reason because my screen would read "1.000000" and no ~ when checking my dimensions with the tape tool. 

Any help would be much appreciated in case this happens again in the future. I may be wrong, but I seriously doubt many people need precision beyond 1/64" anyway.

Martin Mueller

Posted on January 13, 2021

May I ask which version you are using? We changed the handling of unit precision for grouping in 1.9.10, not using the full precision to be more tolerant. Depending on the unit used, 6 decimals after the dot can make a difference, but I agree in most cases it doesn't matter.

SMD Construction

Posted on January 13, 2021

I am using 1.9.10

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