Moulding Lengths

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Moulding Lengths

Post by iorek » Tue 14 Sep, 2021 3:51 pm

Hi all

I hope you are well.

Is it possible for Estlite to calculate the length of moulding required for a frame? I currently work it out separately.

I see a highlight "Get moulding length" but cannot figure out how to utilise it. Or even if it does what I'm hoping it does.

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Re: Moulding Lengths

Post by Oldgrumpyface » Tue 14 Sep, 2021 9:54 pm

download/file.php?id=14474

Hopefully this link works but if not then search for “off cuts formula” and you should be able to find a file to download that does what you want.
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Re: Moulding Lengths

Post by Oldgrumpyface » Tue 14 Sep, 2021 9:57 pm

Sorry I may have mis read your post as I see you already do this separately but are looking specifically for Estelite to do it.
Good luck, maybe this is a useful/reminder link for others mis reading this like me. Doh!

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Re: Moulding Lengths

Post by Justintime » Wed 15 Sep, 2021 11:14 am

I suggest moving this post to the Product Support For Estlite section.
John McAfee built Estlite and this forum and is always happy to help with questions.
If you need a more urgent response to a query, his contact number is actually in the Estlite customer/contact pages.

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Re: Moulding Lengths

Post by iorek » Wed 15 Sep, 2021 2:26 pm

Cheers for the responses - I downloaded that link and it looks like it does the job - cheers!

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Re: Moulding Lengths

Post by Steve N » Wed 15 Sep, 2021 4:48 pm

Try this thread
https://www.theframersforum.com/viewtop ... 13&t=18149
4th post down, my post

I have also moved the thread to
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Re: Moulding Lengths

Post by JohnMcafee » Thu 16 Sep, 2021 7:51 am

MouldingLength.png
The moulding length required to complete the job at hand is shown circled in red. When using imperial units, as in this example, the length is displayed in feet.

The calculation for this figure takes into consideration the moulding width and applies the current waste factor.

Highlights in EstLite are entirely user defined. As an example, you could set one highlight to mean - get a quantity of moulding in order to complete the job. Then when it comes time to place an order with your supplier, jobs requiring a purchase are easily spotted in your database by their highlight colour.
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Re: Moulding Lengths

Post by iorek » Thu 16 Sep, 2021 10:18 am

Thanks very much for the help folks - I've adjusted my intake workflow accordingly and it's working a treat now.

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