Medeek Wall Plugin

Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:49 pm

Version 2.9.3 - 07.29.2022
- Enabled independent control of exterior and interior stud depths for staggered stud walls (rectangular only).



Previously staggered studs were auto-calculated and one could not independently control the stud depth for the exterior and interior studs. This latest update allows for granular control of the stud depths and makes the staggered stud feature more flexible and useful.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:11 am

After some further thought to window and door casings (interior trim) I realized it would be useful to enable a system whereby the user could essentially create their own profiles and add them into the plugin (library folder) themselves.

I will probably include some pre-added profiles like the 365 and a few other common ones, but this way it will be much more flexible for the user and customizable.



I will start with the door casings first and then add this feature to the window module after.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:39 am

First look at custom casings:





Notice that when CUSTOM casing is specified for the Casing Style, the edit or draw menu will provide a preview of the profile as shown.

Now I need to work on enabling this for arched doors and also updating the global settings with this new option.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:52 am

Version 2.9.4 - 08.05.2022
- Enabled CUSTOM door casings for rectangular doors.
- Added a thumbnail preview into the edit and draw door menus showing the custom casing profiles.
- Added a thumbnail preview into the Door tab of the Global Settings and added the custom profile parameter.





Additional profiles can be added into the "casings" sub-folder of the "library" folder within the plugin folder. Placement of the profile is important, so best practice is to open one of the two examples within this sub-folder and duplicate its positioning and grouping.

I will still need to enable this feature for arched doors and all window types, so much more work is yet to be done in this regard. It seems there is never a lack of work when it comes to this plugin.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:34 am

Version 2.9.5 - 08.06.2022
- Enabled CUSTOM door casings for arched doors.
- Added CUSTOM D and CUSTOM F door casing options for rectangular doors.



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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:17 pm

Version 2.9.6 - 08.07.2022
- Added STYLE G and CUSTOM G casing options for rectangular doors.



I had to add in these two styles since they are used in our own home. I think I have finally beaten this horse to death but if there are any other styles you feel should be added please feel free to contact me or post them here.

The profile for the upper molding is found in the "system" sub-folder of the "library" folder. It can be edited and customized by the user. The file name is: CM_HEADER.skp
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:34 am

First look at Style G applied to a window:

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:49 am

Version 2.9.7 - 08.09.2022
- Enabled the following CUSTOM casings for rectangular windows: CUSTOM, CUSTOM D, CUSTOM F, CUSTOM G.
- Added a thumbnail preview into the edit and draw window menus showing the custom casing profiles.
- Added a thumbnail preview into the Window tab of the Global Settings and added the custom profile parameter.
- Added a STYLE G casing option for rectangular windows.
- Fixed a compatibility bug with CUSTOM door casings.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:54 am

Version 2.9.8 - 08.13.2022
- Added a "Label Rotation" parameter for all wall types (0 or 180 degrees).
- Added a default "Label Rotation" parameter into the General tab of the Global Settings.



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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:41 pm

Tutorial 31 - Custom Window and Door Casings (15:42 min.)



It's crazy to think that about seven years ago I started these plugins (Oct. 2015) and really had no idea where this might go. With the SketchUp API I've managed to turn SketchUp into a program or environment where you can automatically generate architectural geometry that would normally take a program like Revit or Chief Architect. The API along with the full Ruby language essentially makes it possible to customize SketchUp in just about any way possible, which is what makes it so powerful and fun to tinker with.

Thank-you SketchUp and all the people along the way who created this amazing 3D drawing environment and for me a programmer's paradise.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Aug 22, 2022 3:23 am

Version 2.9.9 - 08.21.2022
- Enabled an option to specify the location of beam pocket king studs for in-wall columns: LEFT, RIGHT, BOTH.
- Fixed a number of minor bugs related to in-wall columns.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby gullfo » Mon Aug 22, 2022 4:07 pm

one thought - setting o.c. for column space - e.g. columns on 8' o.c. for a 24' wall could accommodate 4 columns (each end + spaced 8'). as an example, my personal DC wall assemblies, i would make 3 separate sections.

example wall with columns.jpg
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Aug 23, 2022 3:38 am

Version 3.0.0 - 08.22.2022
- Fixed a bug created by the upgrades in Version 2.9.9.
- Updated some of the Global Settings tabs to display the status message at the top of the HTML page.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:14 am

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:47 pm

Version 3.0.1 - 09.03.2022
- Added a "Label Location" parameter for windows: AUTO, INT, EXT.
- Added a "Label Location" parameter for doors: AUTO, INT, EXT.





You can now manually configure the window and door labels to be on the interior or exterior of the wall on a per opening basis. The feature added per customer request.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:25 am

Version 3.0.2 - 09.05.2022
- Enabled custom materials for wall framing within the global settngs.
- Enabled custom materials within the "Wall Framing Material" parameter for all wall types.





With this update you are no longer constrained to set number of material/texture options for the wall framing. You can now use your own custom material for wall framing. The update was also per customer request.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:12 am

Version 3.0.2b - 09.06.2022
- Fixed a bug with wall presets introduced with the addition of the Label Rotation parameter from Version 2.9.8.

!!!! CRITICAL BUG FIX !!!!
This bug affects wall presets within the "Draw" menu only. The issue was already correct in the "Edit" menu. I strongly encourage everyone to upgrade to this version of the plugin if you have Version 1.9.8 or later currently installed.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:37 am

Version 3.0.3 - 09.12.2022
- Reorganized the door draw and edit menus to include an annotations section.
- Added a "door swing angle" parameter for single and double doors.
- Added the door swing angle parameter to the Door tab of the global settings.





The preset angles are: 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 135. The door swing angle for the door symbol can be set on a per door basis and can also be set to a default value within the global settings. This update per customer request.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:40 am

Version 3.0.4 - 09.15.2022
- Added XPS foam insulation as a built-in cavity insulation option.
- Added XPS foam insulation as a built-in sheathing option.







In the material folder I've also included a zero-border version that can be utilized as a custom material.
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