Medeek Wall Plugin

Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun May 09, 2021 4:00 am

The plates below and on top of the header are not required however I have the request for both options so in order to make the plugin as flexible as possible I provide for all options.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun May 09, 2021 8:44 am

Version 2.1.1 - 05.09.2021
- Added an option for subtractive geometry into the Walls tab of the Global Settings.
- Sub-groups within wall panels can be made persistent and "subtractive" by naming these groups to (subtract1, subtract2, subtract3, etc...)





This is quite a major breakthrough for the wall plugin. I've been trying to think of a way to enable (manual) customization of the wall geometry for quite some time, specifically subtractive modifications. This system will now allow the user to achieve that goal.

Naming a group within the wall assembly to include the key word "CUSTOM" (case insensitive) will allow it to persist upon rebuild.

Naming a group within the wall assembly to include the key word "SUBTRACT" (case insensitive) will allow it to persist and boolean subtract from other groups within the assembly upon rebuild.

The subtractive group needs to be a valid solid for it to function correctly and its entity name needs to contain the key word "subtract" or "SUBTRACT".

What I like to do is create a special tag/layer for the subtraction geometry and then once I am done modifying or creating it I turn off the visibility of the layer/tag and only the holes or results in the wall geometry is shown.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon May 10, 2021 1:11 am

Version 2.1.1b - 05.09.2021
- Components within wall panels can also be made persistent and "subtractive" by naming the component instance to (subtract1, subtract2, subtract3, etc...)
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon May 10, 2021 11:01 pm

Version 2.1.2 - 05.10.2021
- Added logic into the add and draw menus to prevent users from using single and double quotes in preset names.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri May 21, 2021 4:12 am

Version 2.1.3 - 05.20.2021
- Fixed a bug with pocket doors when using the "No Frame" or "CMU" wall framing mode.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun May 30, 2021 3:33 am

Version 2.1.4 - 05.29.2021
- Added an option for vertically offsetting text and symbols within the General tab of the Global Settings.
- Annotation text and symbols for doors, windows, garage doors, columns, Simpson Strong walls, and shear walls can be vertically offset a custom amount from the bottom of the wall.



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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:31 am

Version 2.1.5 - 06.06.2021
- Updated the Medeek Estimator to include lumber/member lengths in both feet-inches (fractional) and decimal inches when using imperial units.
- Further optimized and organized the Medeek Estimator code base in preparation for expansion of its functionality.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:54 am

Version 2.1.6 - 06.07.2021
- Enabled an option for a steel framing (Cold Formed Steel) texture for lumber/studs in the global settings.





In the 2D mode the steel framed walls will appear a grey color as shown:



I was about to dive into the estimating module this morning but I received yet another email regarding steel framing. This update only provides what I like to call a "cosmetic" steel framed wall. All I am really doing is applying some textures (and hiding one face) to the otherwise standard wood studs so that they resemble a steel stud. These are not proper steel framed walls in my opinion.

This option in the Materials tab of the global settings is somewhat experimental and I am sure further improvements can be made so please send me any feedback, but realize that dimensionally these are not "real" steel framed walls. To take it to that level would probably involved creating an entirely new plugin devoted only to steel framing (CFS).

Please see model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... -Framing-1
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:11 am

Version 2.1.6b - 06.08.2021
- Steel framing indicated (by color) in 2D or 3D "No Framing" mode.
- Enabled steel framing for gable, shed and hip walls.
- Fixed a bug within the window edit menu regarding window presets.



View model here:

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

Postby medeek » Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:55 am

Version 2.1.6c - 06.09.2021
- Enabled boxed headers (2 ply) for windows, doors and garages by using the key word "BOX" in the header description.





*Note that this type of header works for both wood and steel and one can create boxed headers within the custom header library in the global settings. The only stipulation is that the header must be a 2-ply header.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:52 am

Version 2.1.6d - 06.09.2021
- Fixed a minor bug with the custom beam and header libraries (status, edit and delete functions).

This issue affected beams or headers that included brackets in the name, "(" or ")". This particular bug has been around for months but I guess no one noticed that you could not delete, edit or change the status of beams or headers with brackets in the name/description.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:38 am

Version 2.1.7 - 06.11.2021
- Enabled holdowns for portal framed garage door openings.





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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... h-Holdowns
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:06 am

Version 2.1.8 - 06.14.2021
Added roof cladding to the Medeek Estimator (common and monopitch truss assemblies).
Enabled net area calculations for roof sheathing and roof cladding.
Fixed a minor bug with in-wall columns and layers/tags.

To take advantage of the updates to the Medeek Estimator for roof truss assemblies listed above you will need to upgrade to this latest version of the Wall plugin.
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