Medeek Wall Plugin

Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:26 am

First look at a trapezoid window (only the sheathing is cut out thus far):



The important point I want to make is that the left window is with the Window Direction parameter set to "LEFT", and the right window is with the parameter set to "RIGHT".

The window height is always measured from the low or short side of the window. So if you need to match a certain overall height one would need to do a little math to get to that number. (Which makes me think it may be useful in the draw and edit menus to have this value calculated automatically for the user, and also make it an editable value.)
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:47 am

First look at some framed trapezoid window openings with sloped headers:



I've never seen a raised header with a sloped opening framed like this before but I guess it is a possibility:

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:07 am

Stacked openings with various raised headers and trapezoidal window openings:





I still haven't even gotten to the other wall types yet (ie. gable, shed and hip), one step at a time I guess.

I now need to look at the insulation algorithm and then on to all of the window modules (ie. Trim, Casing and Installation). None of this is really all that difficult to code it just takes time to go through all of the various permutations and make sure nothing breaks down.

If coded correctly, in other words the logic is efficient and modular, then not every case needs to be accounted for. The same module for the trapezoidal window trimmers and top cripples is used regardless if the windows are stacked or not. Unfortunately, things are not always this neat and tidy but that is my goal if I can achieve it.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:36 am

The insulation algorithm is now working correctly with trapezoid windows:

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:06 am

First look at some trapezoid picture windows:

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:21 pm

Only the “perimeter” grille style needed modification for the trapezoid window:

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:22 pm

First look at exterior trim with trapezoid windows:



The good news is that the various window modules (eg. window installation, trim, casing etc...) are independent of the wall type so enabling trapezoid windows for the various gable wall types should now proceed relatively quickly.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:36 am

First look at interior casing with trapezoid windows (Style A, B, and C):



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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:12 am

First look at trapezoid windows within a gable wall:





Notice how the right most window has it's header pushed up against the top plate (no cripples or insulation installed). To achieve this one must adjust the header height until it is at the correct height since "Raised" headers are not currrently enabled for gable, shed or hip walls.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:26 am

Version 2.0.6 - 04.29.2021
- Added trapezoid windows to the window draw and edit menus for all wall types: rectangular, gable, shed and hip.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:53 am

Version 2.0.6b - 04.29.2021
- Added triangle windows to the window draw and edit menus for all wall types: rectangular, gable, shed and hip.
- Added the "Total Window Height" callout to the trapezoid window's section of the window draw and edit menus.







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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:54 am

Version 2.0.6b - 04.29.2021
- Added triangle windows to the window draw and edit menus for all wall types: rectangular, gable, shed and hip.
- Added the "Total Window Height" callout to the trapezoid window's section of the window draw and edit menus.







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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat May 01, 2021 12:52 am

Version 2.0.6c - 04.30.2021
- Fixed a critical bug with the shutter module.

***** CRITICAL FIX *****
If you downloaded and installed Version 2.0.6b then you will want to immediately uninstall and download Version 2.0.6c. The previous version introduced a minor bug to the shutter module which will causes errors with any windows that have shutters. Installation of Version 2.0.6c is highly recommended.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat May 01, 2021 5:11 am

I am very excited with the solid progress made on the Wall plugin these last few weeks and months, especially with the recent addition of both trapezoid and triangular windows. In light of the recent progress and in hopes of allowing more users access to the features of the plugins I will be immediately offering 40% off of the mdkBIM bundle price using the coupon code MOTHERSDAY21. (May 1, 2021 thru May 10, 2021).

This will reduce the bundle price from $170.00 USD to $102.00 USD. This promo code does not apply to any of the extensions purchased separately or to the electrical plugin. The offer ends on May 10th and no rain checks will issued thereafter.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun May 02, 2021 12:52 am

Version 2.0.7 - 05.01.2021
- Fixed a bug with the tee intersection gypsum cutout algorithm for shed walls.



A similar fix will probably be required for gable and hips walls but I haven't dug into that section of the code just yet.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun May 02, 2021 6:46 am

Version 2.0.7b - 05.01.2021
- Fixed a bug with the tee intersection gypsum cutout algorithm for gable and hip walls.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon May 03, 2021 10:51 pm

Here is an interesting framing situation. You have two internal walls that tee into a wall which has a pocket door that bisects the tee:



Overall no major problems the three walls can be configured correctly with "tee" intersections and the offset can be set to 1.75" for the two tee walls so that they meet properly at the top plate.

The only issue is the that the gypsum backer studs are drawn full length and should be truncated at the header (hence the clash). The offending gypsum backer is colored red in the screenshot.

The manual work around is to use the Trim Tool (Medeek Truss) and quickly trim the gypsum backers. I will have to examine this situation further and see if some additional logic can remedy this clash. This is not a huge deal breaker/ hot item in my opinion but it is a special framing case that needs a second look.

The other obvious (simple) solution is to turn off the tee intersection backers in the global settings but this is really not a good option since it will disable the gypsum backers for all the walls in the model, not just this one.

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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... ab=general
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue May 04, 2021 5:46 am

First look at "Pentagon" windows:



Note that if one sets the window height to zero you can also achieve an isosceles or equilateral triangle window (the degenerate cases).

Since I'm fresh on windows right now I thought that it might be the opportune time to add in the pentagon picture window as well, one less monkey on my back. The only other significant window missing is probably the quarter circle.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue May 04, 2021 5:36 pm

Pentagon window with "Perimeter" style grill:

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue May 04, 2021 10:06 pm

First look at exterior trim with a Pentagon window:

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed May 05, 2021 1:03 am

First look at pentagon windows with the various casing options:

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed May 05, 2021 2:11 am

First look at a gable wall with a combination of rectangular, trapezoid and pentagon windows:









This type of gable wall would probably be used with a scissor truss set where the bottom pitch of the truss set aligns with the pitch/slope of the windows.

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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... dow-Wall-2
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed May 05, 2021 6:49 am

Version 2.0.8 - 05.05.2021
- Added pentagon windows to the window draw and edit menus for all wall types: rectangular, gable, shed and hip.
- Added isoceles/equilateral triangle windows to the window draw and edit menus for all wall types: rectangular, gable, shed and hip.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu May 06, 2021 10:47 am

Version 2.0.8b - 05.06.2021
- Fixed a bug with exterior trim and wainscoting for trapezoid and pentagon windows.



***** CRITICAL BUG FIX *****
If you are using either trapezoid or pentagon windows with exterior trim or wainscoting this is a critical bug fix. It is highly recommended to upgrade to this latest release to address this issue.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu May 06, 2021 9:02 pm

Tutorial 20 - Trapezoid and Pentagon Windows (16:59 min.)

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu May 06, 2021 11:24 pm

Version 2.0.8c - 05.06.2021
- Minor update to the window draw and edit menus.
- Customized the wireframe preview for the Trapezoid and Pentagon window geometry.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri May 07, 2021 6:40 am

When a wall tees into another wall the “hide wall lines” algorithm does not remove those lines.

I’m fixing that algorithm so that all the top plate lines/edges are hidden and you end up with a result like this:

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri May 07, 2021 9:57 am

Version 2.0.9 - 05.07.2021
- Improved the "hide wall lines" feature for all wall types: rectangular, gable, shed and hip.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat May 08, 2021 11:26 pm

Version 2.1.0 - 05.08.2021
- Added a 2D symbol for pocket doors to the top of the wall for the following wall types: rectangular, gable and shed.
- Introduced additional logic into the Custom Material Library to prevent users from using double or single quotes in custom material names.



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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby pbacot » Sun May 09, 2021 12:45 am

You add a plate below some headers. When is that required?
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