Shaped Sheet version 15.5 (available for pro users as a custom install) includes the ability make the total of each skill available for other resources like scripts. The attribute will be named as the skill is, so Perception , Athletics , etc. It will be the total modifier (without any + or - sign).  I just verified this works- with three caveats. 1) Delete the existing skills and regenerate them. Otherwise the sheet doesn't seem to create the attribute. Make sure you create a custom skill for pick locks. I suggest thievery. 2) The attribute is names exactly as the sheet shows, but it is all lower case. perception, investigation, and thievery 3) If the game is running when you update the script make sure you refresh the game window, Seems to work like a charm. Thank you Kryx, once again you made our lives much easier. Love the shaped sheet.