Honorable Mention: Google Sketchup, Metal Procurement

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Google Sketchup is a phenomenal service.  I would love to have dynamic parts in the free version, but I suppose I will survive.  I use it by making geometric shapes (mostly quadrilaterals) and grouping them together.

My plan


The great thing about Sketchup is all of the measurements!  So I can essentially break down various items and figure out what kind of material I need to assemble.  (I did this manually though for the most part, there is probably a way to do it automatically)



With the list of items needed I was then able to make a material list for the various components.


Which I can organize by size


And then make a cut list.



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