3D Truss Models

Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:52 pm

Version 2.9.2 - 07.10.2021
- Enabled subscription and permanent licensing.
- The License tab of the Global Settings now displays the license type.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:01 pm

Version 2.9.3 - 07.13.2021
- Added the option for adjusting the angle or pitch within the edit menu for common trusses.
- Added tooltips for advanced options within the edit menu for common trusses.
- Enabled the following 3D wall cladding materials for gable walls of common trusses: Board and Batten, Metal, Lap, Shiplap, and Log.
- Added both horizontal and vertical offset parameters for wall cladding materials for common trusses.













These were much needed additions for gable truss roofs. I still need to enable these options for the other 25 truss types but progress has been made.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:44 am

Version 2.9.4 - 07.14.2021
- Improved the organization of the advanced options within the edit menu for common trusses.
- Enabled the following 3D roof cladding material for common trusses: Metal.
- Added a horizontal offset parameter for the 3D metal roof cladding material for common trusses.





Now I just need to enable this feature for all of the various truss sets and rafter roofs.

To create this particular standing seam roof my metal roof name is called out as:

metal_12.0_0.5_1.0_90
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:12 pm

Version 2.9.5 - 07.16.2021
- Improved the organization of the advanced options within the edit menu for gable rafter roofs.
- Enabled the following 3D roof cladding material for gable rafter roofs: Metal.
- Added a horizontal offset parameter for the 3D metal roof cladding material for gable rafter roofs.
- Added the option for adjusting the angle or pitch within the edit menu for gable rafter roofs.



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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... after-Roof
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:30 am

Version 2.9.6 - 07.17.2021
- Improved the organization of the advanced options within the edit menu for hip rafter roofs.
- Enabled the following 3D roof cladding material for hip rafter roofs: Metal.
- Added a horizontal offset parameter for the 3D metal roof cladding material for hip rafter roofs.
- Added the option for adjusting the angle or pitch within the edit menu for hip rafter roofs.



View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... er-Roof-3D
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:28 am

Version 2.9.7 - 07.18.2021
- Improved the organization of the advanced options within the edit menu for valley and hip truss sets.
- Enabled the following 3D roof cladding material for valley and hip truss sets: Metal.
- Added a horizontal offset parameter for the 3D metal roof cladding material for valley and hip truss sets.
- Added the option for adjusting the angle or pitch within the edit menu for valley and hip truss sets.





View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... Metal-Roof

The next roof type I would like to add the 3D metal roof cladding option to is the complex roof. The only problem I see with this is that with a rather large (complex) roof the algorithm that generates the 3D geometry is going to slow things down significantly. In order to make this more feasible and ultimately more usable I will probably need to move that chunk of code to the SketchUp C API however it does not appear that one can modify an open model with the C API. Any thoughts in this regard would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:59 pm

First look at the "Valley Set Check" for truss roofs. (Note that this feature is currently being tested only with common trusses):







By default the check is toggled off for a new truss assembly. However if the user places truss valley sets against a truss roof as shown, this option can then be toggled on and the regenerated roof will automatically remove the cladding beneath the valley set. This will also update the net area calculated by the Medeek Estimator so that the correct cladding area is given.

Additional automation in dealing with the actual trusses (clipped heels) and soffit, fascia, sub-fascia, gutter etc... is being considered however I still need to give all of those considerations further thought and determine to what level of automation can or should be achieved.

Currently the best option for dealing with "complex" truss roofs will be the use of the CUSTOM and SUBTRACT features combined with this new "Valley Set" feature.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:40 pm

Version 2.9.8 - 07.21.2021
- Improved the organization of the advanced options within the edit menu for complex rafter roofs.
- Enabled the following 3D roof cladding material for complex rafter roofs: Metal.
- Added a horizontal offset parameter for the 3D metal roof cladding material for complex rafter roofs.
- Added the option for adjusting the angle or pitch within the edit menu for complex rafter roofs.
- Added a "Valley Set Check" option for common truss roofs (roof cladding trim only).





Now I just need to figure out the hip and ridge algorithm, I got about halfway into it and then slammed into a brick way when it came to figuring out the junction of a ridge and a flying hip where the flying hip meets a lower ridge.

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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... mplex-Roof
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:04 pm

Making progress on the complex rafter framing algorithm, but still a long ways to go:

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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:11 pm

Well the basics are more or less there but now the details...



Notice that the hip, flying hip and valley rafters are still missing, that algorithm is going to be fun.

Lots of little details that still need to be addressed to really make this usable in my opinion, especially when asymmetric roof planes are present within a roof assembly.

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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... er-Framing

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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:31 am

Version 2.9.9 - 07.25.2021
- Enabled the rafter framing module for complex roofs.

I am releasing this update so that users can begin testing out the rafter framing module, however be warned that it is still missing many features and is technically in a BETA state right now as I sort out some of the details and finer points.

Please send bug details or other concerns directly to my email address, nathan@medeek.com.

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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:59 pm

Most of my time is actually spent debugging or looking for ways to break the plugins (instabilities etc...)

I found one small minor issue this morning when I generated this roof (I will issue the fix later today or tomorrow):





The module is surprisingly robust even with more intensive roofs however the draw and edit time required for this geometry is noticeable on my ten year old PC. My youngest son keeps telling me to update to a newer machine with a better graphics card but I figure the older machine actually helps me keep my code lean and efficient.

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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... -Rafters-3
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:54 pm

Version 3.0.0 - 08.03.2021
- Fixed a minor bug with the rafter framing module for complex roofs.
- Adjusted the tool tips within the HTML edit menu for common trusses.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:33 pm

Version 3.0.1 - 08.08.2021
- Fixed a bug with the edit menu for common trusses and custom materials.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:29 am

Version 3.0.2 - 08.23.2021
- Fixed a bug with ceiling joists for shed rafter roofs.
- Fixed a bug with rafter roofs with glulam beams that have soffit and fascia enabled.
- Updated the wireframe preview of the draw tool for select rafter and truss roof types.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:55 pm

Just a reminder that all of the Truss plugin tutorial videos are listed here:

http://design.medeek.com/resources/mede ... tml#Videos
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:49 am

Version 3.0.3 - 10.02.2021
- Added custom materials to the roof and wall cladding parameters of the Sheathing tab within the Global Settings.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:26 am

Version 3.0.4 - 10.23.2021
- Added error checking code into various HTML menus for roof and wall materials.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby juju » Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:17 pm

medeek wrote:Version 3.0.4 - 10.23.2021
- Added error checking code into various HTML menus for roof and wall materials.

Is this up on your website yet? Doesn't seem like it?
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:37 pm

Okay, check it now.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:12 pm

Version 3.0.5 - 11.03.2021
- Added additional energy/raised heels for double fink truss (2 variants: wedge and slider).

Apparently when I added in the raised heel algorithms for this truss type a couple years ago I only added in the vert with strut option. It was brought to my attention a couple days ago that the other two options were missing. I apologize for the delay in making sure all three options were available for this truss type. We should be good to go now with the double fink truss.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:21 pm

Version 3.0.6 - 11.30.2021
- Added ceiling gypsum to shed and shed w/ ledger rafter roofs.
- Enabled ceiling gypsum for all shed rafter roofs with ceiling joists enabled.







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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:29 am

Version 3.0.7 - 01.25.2022
- Added energy/raised heels for 4/2 scissor trusses (1 variant: vertical w/ strut).

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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:48 am

Version 3.0.8 - 01.29.2022
- Added ceiling gypsum and ceiling battens to all floor assemblies.



I am still working on the new floor plugin however in the meantime it was not difficult to add the gypsum option to the existing floor truss/joist module.

This feature added per customer request.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Thu Feb 10, 2022 7:47 am

Version 3.0.9 - 02.09.2022
- Enabled soffit and fascia for hip truss sets.
- Fixed a minor bug with the hip truss set module.
- Removed the Gutter Extension parameter from the hip truss set edit menu.

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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Sat Feb 12, 2022 10:46 pm

The last few months have been mostly focused on the Wall Plugin and I have not spent much time on the Truss Plugin. There are still quite a few truss types that do not have advanced options enabled as well as the edit function (ie. monopitch scissor). Some of these truss types are not as commonly used and therefore there has been less pressure to work on them however I would like to get all of the truss and roof types up to speed so I will spend a few weeks doing that. I appreciate everyone's patience in this regard, there are still so many things to check off on the todo list for this plugin.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Sun Feb 13, 2022 9:53 am

Version 3.1.1 - 02.13.2022
- Enabled advanced options for mono scissor trusses.
- Enabled the "Edit Truss Assembly" function for all mono scissor trusses (imperial and metric units).



Also note that one can adjust the bottom chord pitch to be the same as the top chord pitch and with a raised heel (ie. 24") you can effectively create shed roof parallel chord trusses:

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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby GFXS » Mon Feb 14, 2022 5:52 pm

I've been waiting for this update -- to date I've been having to manually edit trusses to add the raised heel. Though it's still missing another component that I need: For the heel blocking, could there be an option for a truss block instead of just LVL or whatever the default solid lumber. Also, an option to have the truss block on the high end and/or low end of the span (or just LVL/solid lumber for the low end). The truss block is common for many of our projects where a tall heel is required.

Thanks for your hard work and dedication on updating these plug-ins. Best regards.
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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Mon Feb 14, 2022 10:06 pm

Let me give this some further thought. I like the idea of providing another option for truss blocking.

Here are a couple examples of manufactured metal plated panels:

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Re: 3D Truss Models

Postby medeek » Wed Feb 16, 2022 7:58 am

Version 3.1.2 - 02.15.2022
- Enabled MPC wood blocking panels for common trusses.



If your heel height exceeds 15" and you have selected "Vertical" heel blocking as your orientation, then rather than solid blocks the plugin will now insert MPC blocking panels instead.

I still need to enable heel blocking and blocking panels for various other truss types and also make this available for rafter roofs as well.
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